• Linda

Multicoloured Medallions

Updated: Sep 24, 2018

There are many ways of achieving multicoloured effect on your cards. Not many of them are as effective and simple as the sponge dauber technique. I have used this technique in my classes and workshops with children, grown ups and even elderly with Dementia. One of the reasons why I like the daubers is that it's a very tactile technique. They are simple to use. You just stick them on your finger (or on all ten fingers if you fancy!), and off you go! When I did classes in a care home, I found them really useful. Not every person could manage holding the acrylic block or brush, or a marker. But daubers did the trick! Besides the baby wipe technique, this is similarly cheap and easy method of making multicoloured cards. 

Last year, we had a stall at the Knit, Sew and Hobbycrafts show in Excel, London. We used this technique with the same stamp set for our make & takes, and it went down really well. It's something that anyone can do, even the most inexperienced beginners.

All the supplies I used in my video tutorial are listed below. I only used couple of colours on each card, however, you can use three of even four to achieve a really colourful combination. I love the Frosted Medallions stamp set because it's so versatile. It's great for Christmas cards, but can also be used for many other occasions. I kept the design very simple which makes it a great card for batch making. I know what I am saying. Couple of years ago, I got a very nice reindeer stamp set with co-ordinating dies, and I decided to make all my Christmas cards with this set. About 30 cards, and probably good 90 die cuts later, I decided to never again make all my Christmas cards with die cut images.

One thing I want to add is that in the video I used the Spectrum Noir Aqua Pens to create one of my cards. This method only works with the rubber stamps. I tried the photopolymer stamps but the texture and the surface of the stamps doesn't work with the markers. The ink doesn't stay in place, and it has a tendency to gather together in multiple blobs (even before you spritz with the water!)which makes it hard to get an even image when stamped. I could go on and on but best if you watch the video!

List of Supplies:

General supplies

Simple Card on White

  • White card base 20 x 14 cm (7 7/8'' x 5 1/2'')

Framed Card - Purple

  • Blackberry Bliss Card for the base 10.5 x 29.7 cm (4 1/8'' x 11 5/8'')

  • Front panel - white 14 x 9.5 cm (5 1/2'' x 3 3/4'')

Framed Card - Blue

  • Dapper Denim Card for the base 10.5 x 29.7 cm (4 1/8'' x 11 5/8'')

  • Front panel - white 14 x 9.5 cm (5 1/2'' x 3 3/4'')

  • Dapper Denim Ink pad - Stampin' Up!

  • Tempting Turquoise Ink pad - Stampin' Up!

Please Note: Some of the products from Stampin' Up! have been discontinued. Most of them can be found on Ebay. Where there are no links to a product, I would recommend searching on Ebay.

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