Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Introducing Mega Mehndi Medallion

I can't tell you how many times I have checked that I'm spelling "Mehndi" right! Giggle. I don't even know how to pronounce it to be truthful. But I do know that this style of artwork makes some beautiful stamps for your projects!

I'm here tonight to show you a trio of projects using the new Mega Mehndi Medallion from Papertrey Ink. The images are the same as the $5 set, only bigger. I decided to go all in and take all my inspiration from India. Bright colors and chaotic patterns most notably. I'm quite pleased with how they turned out.

My first card features decreasing apertures and ZING! colored embossing powder. I used both the original Mehndi Medallion and the new Mega sized, taking turns stamping Versamark on colored cardstock and embossing in bold and bright colors.

I used my Spellbinders circle dies to cut out the middles, decreasing with each layer I added to the bottom. I really love the bright, colorful effect. Stick pins topped with a red pearl and gems add to the exotic look.

Just a quick run down so you know the colors per layer:

Aqua embossing powder on Summer Sunrise cardstock
Lavender embossing powder on Raspberry Fizz cardstock
Red embossing powder on Spring Rain cardstock
White embossing powder on Royal Velvet cardstock

For my second project, I went for the embossing powder again, but on more of an one layer card. Using just two stamp (a medium sized medallion and a sentiment), you can really get a great look if you focus on color and technique. Three medallions are highlighted with embossing powder and the rest are simply stamped in Versamark.

And lastly, I took an inspiration piece off of Pinterest and recreated with my stamps. Please forgive me, I went looking for it tonight and could't bring it up. It was an image of five types of pattered paper, lined up together. Nothing really matched, colors were all weird when taken individually, but together, they had a certain harmony and balance. It was fun to bust out all sorts of different stamp sets to recreate the look. I'd imagine this is the type of card you'd give somebody who wears zebra print and pink patent leather flats--just has that funky vibe to me.

Thanks for stopping by tonight. I'll be back in the next few days with Group Projects. Be sure to check Dawn's, Nichole's, Heather's, Maile's, and Betsy's blogs tonight for more previews.


Layered Medallion Card
Cardstock: Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Royal Velvet, Spring Rain, Raspberry Fizz, Stamper's Select White
Stamps: Mega Mehndi Medallion, Mehndi Medallion, and Simple Little Labels
Embossing Powder: ZING! by American Crafts
Dies: Double Ended Banner Die
Jenni Bowlin decorative pins

Royal Velvet Card
Stamps: Mega Mehndi Medallion, Birthday Basics
Cardstock: Royal Velvet
Harvest Gold Button
Double Ended Banner Die
ZING! Embossing Powder

Crazy Patchwork Card
Stamps: Turning a New Leaf, Gracious Vases, Damask Designs, Holiday Cheer, Mega Mehndi Medallion, Background Basics: Vine
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz, Stamper's Select White
Vine Die
Alphabet: it shall remain a mystery for now:)
Ink: Fresh Snow, Raspberry Fizz, Smokey Shadow, Pure Poppy


  1. Simply fantastic! LOVE your colorful mehndi (actually you can pronounce it as meh-hen-di) medallion cards! The purple one is just FAB! :) Looking forward to more from you!

  2. Lovely cards! I'd love to see some tips on how to line up stamp images - like on the purple card with the versamark and three embossed images.

    ps. I hope I can get this to post, I first tried with my google account and it said I didn't have permission to post a comment.

  3. Your birthday card is just stunning!

  4. Oeh, these are gorgeous!! Love that first one, with the pins and the way you added the banner with the sentiment there! And that second card could be one of my faves, ever!!! The colors are totally stunning!!!!!
    Hugs, Wendy

  5. Oh, Erin! These cards are wonderful! Each one is designed so nicely. The colors and elements are fantastic. I couldn't pick a fav if I had to! :) You are inspiring!

  6. colorful and pretty...loving your other creations on your blog, too...have to get off or I'll be on here forever and get nothing!!

  7. whow...what great inspiration to use with the new sneeks!...thanks for sharing your ideas with us all !

  8. Love these funky cards! The Royal Velvet and Blue combo is really pretty.

  9. Fabulous cards and lovely vibrant colours!