Moroccan Nights Medallion (Sneak Peek)

450pxl Moroccan Nights - Golden Medallion Good Monday morning!

Sometimes I see something that inspires me with it’s design and/or color palette.  This was one of those times for both, I came across this Moroccan inspired cake on Pinterest (see below).  This is my second design featuring the new Moroccan Nights stamp set from the 2016-17 Annual Catalog.  Yay! I love a sneak peek, how about you?  A HUGE thank you to Alicia Graham for letting me borrow this amazing stamp set!

EMBOSSING GALORE:  At first I started with the three colors (Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango) stamped with VersaMark and embossed with gold embossing powder.  You would have thought that that would have been perfect, but after cutting and layering, the colors seemed to meld together.  After looking at the cake again I decided they needed some separation, so I added gold embossed layers between each color and it worked.  Woohoo!!!

MORE HEIGHT IS A GOOD THING:  Eight layers later this amazing design emerged.  Eek!  Yes, I was a glutton for punishment and hand cut each layer by hand.  HELLO…….Type A flag flying high here.  Lol!  Then I popped each and every layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals for an amazing amount of height and depth.  [smile]  For the finishing touch, if you can believe it, it still felt like it was missing something.  So, I added a large Metal Rimmed Pearl in the center and mini pearls to the surrounding Melon Mambo “petals” to add a touch of sparkle.

I just love this card and I can truly say this will be a “one of a kind”.

400pxl Moroccan Inspired Cake

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoy today’s design as much as I did creating it.


  • STAMP:  Moroccan Nights  (available to purchase June 1, 2016)
  • PAPER:  Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Gold Foil
  • INK:  VersaMark
  • ACCESSORIES:  Metal Rimmed Pearls | Basic Jewels–Pearls | Embossing Powder–Gold


Sparkly Hugs, Carol



  1. Donna W says

    What an amazing card, Carol! Gosh, you even layered the panels; talk about “height!” LOL A stunning, one-of-a-kind card, to be sure! Thank you so much for sharing it with us, along with your “process!” It’s gorgeous! Have a great day! 🙂

  2. Marilyn C. says

    Beautiful! I am a SU Demo too. Oh my word, this card would never leave my possession after all that stamping, embossing, cutting & Layering!!! This would be framed and hung on my wall in my scraproom. LOL!

    Well done!!!!

    • Carol says

      Thank you so much for the lovely words. I was doing my “happy chair dance” when I finished it. Lol!

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