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Thursday, 7 March 2013

...New for March Folk Art Medallion


Good morning to you!

Tomorrow we will be releasing 3 new clear photopolymer stamp sets here on the blog and today the DT and I are showing samples of goodies made with the new Folk Art Medallion set.

Here are the DT ladies, don't forget to pin your faves as you go past - today's Pin keyword should be #wmsfolkmedallion, copy and paste it from here to save you typing, lol! I'm just a teensy bit concerned that the keywords function on Pinterest is not working for me in the way it should beat the moment - I'm having awful bother gathering the pins that folks have made, but I'm hoping the good folks at Pinterest will be able to fix it in time for tomorrow, when I will pull out all the winners! Anyhow, onwards...




I am in love with this set. I know, I'm not supposed to gush about things I made, but I very, very much like this folk art feel.

I have so much to show you about this set, but I am beginning with these two very simple cards. I love to stamp, I love to make pattern and this set is designed to allow me to do lots of that. So many colour combinations are possible for the medallion owing to the fact that the roundel has spaces in it to allow you to stamp the flowers individually, in whatever colour you like.

This morning I have two cards for you, both nearly identical except for colour.This card below has been created by stamping the medallion image and the little accompanying flowers into the roundel - and white embossing all of them. Then, I used copic markers in various bright shades to pick out the elements, pure folk I thought! loved this....


but this one..... I  love more! I'm very partial to that font also, I think it has a great folksy feel to it!


Every metallic embossing powder I have was put to use on this one. The roundel was stamped first in Versamark and then embossed in Verdigris embossing powder. Then I added all the flowers in batches and embossed them in copper, gold and silver...half of you might be horrified, I've probably broken some rule or other about using so many metallics, but I absolutely adored this! lol.

Ok, I'm off doing all the last moment prep for the release, I may or may not be back with you today, but just fyi - our release goes live here on the blog tomorrow at 7:00pm - I will post a schedule in the morning, and if I am not chatting to you before then, have a lovely day!




112 comments:

  1. I LOVE all the sets this release, but I am enamoured with this one in particular--HAPPY, LOVELY, VERSATILE!!

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  2. Wow!!!! When I first saw the thumbnail for this post, I thought that it was a bit of fabric for an inspiration pic - utterly stunning, love the folk art - fabulous set and fabulous card, Claire!

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  3. I don't think there is a such a thing as too much metallic! (Metallics are way on trend at the mo too)
    Loving this one - is it tomorrow yet?????

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  4. Claire, this set is amazing!! It is already my favorite, and I'll be using it over and over and over again!! It is totally over the moon brilliant, the Mount Everest of your stamps!! I can't wait to get my fingers on it and the accompanying set. Big congrats to you for such a beautifully creative and wonderful set of stamps!! HUGS, Helen

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  5. Oh WOW Claire, your cards are stunning, love the black!!!

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous Claire! Beautiful colours, and such a pretty stamp!

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  7. Hope you get the pinning issue sorted. I love that this set has the cut files to make it so much more versatile. I think you're leading the way on this, and also the matching digital papers.x

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  8. WOW ~ I have not words !!!

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  9. Claire! Oh my goodness! These are absolutely stunning. I love the wonderfully colored medallion, but I cannot say how amazing the one is in the different metallics! It is the most gorgeous rich verdigris - just delicious. This set has skyrocketed to the top of my favorites list!

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  10. Claire your cards took my breath away! Wow just incredibly beautiful! And I love the metallics and the colorful copics too! I have to get this set all ready! INCREDIBLE!!!!

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  11. Your embossed and colored medallions look absolutely wonderful Claire - my fav is the 2nd one!

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  12. These look amazing and the DT did an amazing job as well. Can't wait to see the full release.

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  13. You have EVER right to gush...this set is AMAZING!!

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  14. Well of course the head mouse thinks of a way to get even more color on the medallions - why didn't I think of that? Brilliant Claire - all those colors just make me HAPPY!

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  15. I love both your cards, but the metallic one is off the charts! You know, don't you, there are no rules we can break when we're bing creative.

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  16. I think you may have saved the best to last! I think this medallion set is wonderful. Both your cards are just stunning - I think the metallics is my favourite. Can't wait until tomorrow!

    Thanks again to the team for the most super cards!

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  17. These cards and stamps are amazing! Love the vibrant colors. Must be just me , but are we to pin our favorites to are own board or a WMS board? I only do the very basics with pin.

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  18. so inspiring~you are so talented.

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  19. Both of your cards are fabulous! Lovin this new set; looks so versatile. Great hop today with oodles of creative projects (no post by Sarah Martina Parker though). Thanks for sharing with us everyone.

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  20. I love your cards, Claire, and I am absolutely in love with this set! So many possibilities!!

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  21. So beautiful. :) This set is very nice :)

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  22. Here are my pins for the day..
    http://pinterest.com/MammaLauraJane/pins/
    Can't get enough of the folk art medallion:)

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  23. These creations are AMAZING Claire, wow! Stunning work~

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  24. These are both wonderful, but I think I love the metallics the best (shhh! don't tell the first card!) I just think it gives such a feel of a metal art piece of some kind...especially with the black background. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  25. Both are absolutely stunning!! Love the rich colors against the black. And the metallics....be still my heart!! LOVE this set!

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  26. Eeeks....am loving this set (well all of them actually!) both of these cards are gorgeous...love all the bright colors in the first and the metallic EP in the second is stunning!!

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  27. These are gorgeous, but I have been told that using Copics in this way will plug the tips of them?

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  28. Wow your cards are delightful! So colorful and dramatic on the black with the embossing! Great job on this release I cannot wait for the full reveal!

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  29. WOW!! These are both stunning, but I especially love the metallic version - just gorgeous!!

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  30. I'm blown away with these gorgeous stamps! Love all the samples--especially yours today with the heat embossed colors, wow!!

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  31. Awww, so sorry the pinning thing didn't work out. I had this post as my pin because you did an awesome job with this set!!! Absolutely wonderful the way you did the coloring, and the contrast is striking. Can't wait to see the rest of the set!

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  32. I am stunned by what you did with this stamp. Lovely

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  33. Oh my goodness! I think I'm in love!!! What a beautiful set and what stunning cards!!! Fabulous!

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  34. Wow! Gorgeous card! Loving all the new sets!

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  35. Wow! Love these cards, especially the metallic embossing. TFS ;-)

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  36. Love the colors of both against the black background.

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  37. Great set. Love your example.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  38. Claire, this is the most amazing set! I love everything in this release but this set is just over the top fabulous! And your cards are gorgeous!!

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  39. I just love this set! Your cards are beautiful too!

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  40. Oh my, I just LOVE this medallion and the way you have designed it is brilliant! The metallic one is almost Byzantine and the Copic colored white is fantastic, it really looks like enamel work! What a winner, it is on my list for sure!

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  41. Claire your coloring is beautiful on the first card, and the metallics are stunning on the second! Gorgeous all around!!!

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  42. Gorgeous!!!! You never cease to amaze me.

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  43. Beautiful!! I'm loving this folk art trend and this set nails it!

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  44. I esp. love the coloring on the first card.

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  45. Really love the Medallion Stamp and the projects today.....the metallic embossing powder is stunning with this stamp!

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  46. Claire, your creations are stunningly beautiful. The colors on the first one, the metallics on the second...WOW!! I love what I'm seeing so far with this set - the medallion is gorgeous.

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  47. Gorgeous folk art images and they are so awesome embossed in vibrant colours!

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  48. This set is really stunning and I can't wait to see the digi papers as well. Fabulous.

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  49. This is stunning....folk art!!! on my wish list :)

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  50. Wonderful stamp set...I can not wait to have this one in my hot little hands to play with. So creative and festive!

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  51. Wow there's the stamp set I like!!! Simply gorgeous!!!

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  52. This is so striking and beautiful on the black card stock.

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  53. This is my favorite. I love the metallic embossing you did on the last card. I know I won't be able do it that well if I try so I'll stick to stamping it plain instead.

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  54. Fabulous cards! I am in LOVE with the bold colors! Great showcase for the Folk Art Medallion! ..... looks like a great release! Can't wait to see more!
    DeniseB

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  55. And this was my very favorite set of the release. The DT had me gasping over and over again and their beautiful creations!

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  56. I really love this set, so versatile and elegant.

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  57. How not to love this set - so many ways to use it.

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  58. I LOVE this set! It's amazing! I can't wait to see it in your store!

    Hugs from Italy

    Dani

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  59. Wow ! Beautiful I love this stamp especially stamped in white onto Kraft card stock !

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  60. I absolutely love this! And can't wait to get my hands on it. I love the bright colours on your card, just beautiful!

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  61. Oucht this is very striking indeed fabulous detail on your stamp as always designed beautifully. you have every right to gush at your own stamps. Well done on another fantastic design

    Ali x

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  62. I absolutely love this! And can't wait to get my hands on it. I love the bright colours on your card. Just beautiful!

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  63. Gorgeous cards Claire! I am loving this new set, can't wait to get my hands on it! Once again, great job!

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  64. Amazing set and I love what you have done with both of these cards. You totally rocked those metallics!

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  65. This looks absolutely fantastic - very versatile as well from what you've said in the description. Can't wait to see the set properly!!

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  66. What a beautiful medallion and really neat cards!!!
    Robin

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  67. WOW!!! I LOVE your samples and all the amazing colors/embossing you did in your samples. Just gorgeous!

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  68. Claire, you have taken these stamps to a whole new level, how can we keep up with such gorgeousness??? I loved the first with all the rich colours and then saw the second and was swayed again. Oh they are both out of this world....

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  69. So inspiring Claire!

    I love the different ways the team have used this set, I can't wait to see it now.

    Sarah x

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  70. WOW!!! Wonderful. This is the stamp set I was waiting for to start creating again!!

    Mary Poutou
    PoutouM@piraeusbank.gr

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  71. I loooove this!! What a beeeeyotiful set with amazing possibilities!

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  72. The medallion's cards are awesome also.
    I had fun pinning all the cards I could find kinda like an egg hunt.

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  73. What a gorgeous design! I love how used it on your cards.

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  74. Love this medallion embossed in bright colors on dark paper. Looking forward to making lots of patterns with this set. Thanks, Claire

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  75. This font is gorgeous! I want to stamp ALL of my card sentiments with it, I love it that much! Beautifully done!

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  76. Wow, this is stunning. Cannot wait to see all of it. Love the metalic embossing. Cheers.

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  77. Oh my, oh my, oh my...elegant and stunning!

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  78. Really LOVE the look of this set. It's amazingly beautiful - love what you did.

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  79. Claire, this set is beautiful! Both of your cards are stunning! I love that you designed this set with multi-steps so that we can easily make multi-colored masterpieces. Thank you!!

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  80. Your DT knocked it out of the park on this one. I can't wait to see the reveal.

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  81. Folk Art isn't quite my style, but seeing it in all these metallics makes me grin! I love it!

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  82. I'm so getting this! I love anything folk art! It's so beautiful!

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  83. I love stamps where you can use lots of different colors and this set is it! So beautiful and love that this is also so great to use with embossing powders!

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  84. Oh my gosh, I can't wait to get this. I love the colors you used in your samples.

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  85. Sheila M Jones8 March 2013 at 15:10

    Really beautiful! You've worked hard on this one!

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  86. This set looks awesome. I love your color schemes on these. The projects the design team did with this set were simply amazing as well.

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  87. I am so on the metallic bandwagon - so I'm lovin' that metallic beauty.

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  88. Wow! This set is gorgeous! I love how the colors pop off of your black background.

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  89. Wow! This set is gorgeous! I love how the colors pop off of your black background.

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  90. Stunning cards! I love big images - each day's post has made me dying for the release.

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  91. Well I stared at your first photo for ages, trying to work out how you'd got all those vivd colours on one stamped image, before I read that you had embossed in white and then coloured with Copics! I am definitely going to have to try that as it looks so effective! I can't wait for the new release now!

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  92. Love the folk art medallion. LOVE the needle felt chick from your previous post. I discovered felting just this past Christmas and confess to have kept more than I gave away. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  93. love the folk medallion and the different embossing powders you used. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  94. The colours are glorious and the stamp is so pretty.

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  95. I did pin your card. It is absolutely beautiful. Now I can look at it all the time.

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  96. Loving the Folk Art sets! Beautiful!

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  97. This medallion is amazing! I just love it done on the black background with bright colors. Beautiful!

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  98. Wow! Wasn't too sure about this set, but I love what the DT did with it and your bright card is fabulous! I've got to try that technique with my copics. A must have set now, oh my poor wallet....

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  99. What an incredible design! And your samples are just gorgeous!

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  100. Possible the most beautiful stampset ever! I love what you did with it, and I can't wait to try it out!

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  101. Wow Claire, these cards are absolutely stunning, I love the techniques and colours you have used. What a fantastic stamp!!

    I live in Belfast and was wondering, as you are in NI, do you have a store I can go visit? I love craft shops and am always looking for new ones to visit where I can get my crafting supplies.

    Michelle E xx

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  102. Lovely work of art!!! Thanks too for changing up the chance to win.

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  103. I just love the Medallion! So many ways to embellish it and it looks different each time with the various embossings and colors! I did pin my favorites under "Pammlla" on Pinterest. Leaving my comment here after reading about the change of the pinterest entry on the blog.

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  104. lovely jewel tone colors to showcase the stamp
    ava g

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  105. I am new to your products and website (found my way here from Becca's blog) but I am so impressed and will be shopping from your fabulous products. I never thought I needed Spellbinders Labels 25 as I already have many of their dies but your stamps have made me rethink that. I am also loving stamps from past releases for usecwith my current dies.

    Happy to have found my way to all your fabulous collections!

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  106. Looks like I am several years late discovering this set ! I am new to cardmaking and love the look of the medallion set, but it sadly seems to be discontinued. Any chance of it (or something similar) making a comeback on Gina K?

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    1. Hi Rusty, many thanks for the comment - I might have a spare set of that left, pop me a pm on facebook if you would like to chat, cheers, Claire

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