Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Eastern Palace Bundle With Numbered Thinlits


Today I bring you a sneak peek at the Eastern Palace Suite, one of the new product suites from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.

As a demonstrator, I am able to preorder before customers so I get to play with some of the new products! As a customer, you will be able to preorder from two of the bundles for yourself starting May 1!

My card today uses one of the new In Colors–Lemon Lime Twist–along with the stamps and Thinlits in the product line.

When first looking at the Eastern Palace Suite, you may find the dies of interest but find the stamp set a little lackluster. Let me assure you that it is not! The shapes in the stamp set are meant to be combined and repeated to create intricate designs that match up with the equally intricate detailed dies! My card uses only the bare bones of this bundle!

I started by numbering the dies with a permanent ultra fine point Sharpie–14 dies in total– to make it easier to talk about them in tutorials and so you will know which die to use if you want to replicate any of my projects. I intend to do this with several of my other sets of Framelits/Thinlits, especially the layering ones.

Linda Vich Creates: Eastern Palace Bundle With Numbered Thinlits. Card offers a sneak peek at the Eastern Palace Suite as well as one of the new In Colors, Lemon Lime Twist.

Linda Vich Creates: Eastern Palace Bundle With Numbered Thinlits. Card offers a sneak peek at the Eastern Palace Suite as well as one of the new In Colors, Lemon Lime Twist.

I started by using the #3 die on a piece of Dapper Denim. This was a learning experience because I was expecting it to cut out an intricate circle frame but the outer edge doesn't cut so the intricate part stays part of the paper from which it is cut! However, I wanted it cut out so I used one of the Layering Circles Framelits to do just that. At the same time, I decided to make the centre portion a little more elaborate so I inserted the #4 Thinlit and did both cuts at once.

Next I used one of the new Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers to add further elegance to the die cut and then adhered the die cut to a Lemon Lime Twist square of Eastern Elegance DSP using Dimensionals. This was further layered onto a square of Dapper Denim.

Another patterned square of DSP was adhered to a Dapper Denim matte and then the two mattes were adhered together with more Dimensionals.

To further enrich the card, a piece of Gold Foil was embossed using the Festive Embossing Folder and then adhered to a 5.5 x 5.5" Dapper Denim card front using Fast Fuse Adhesive. The mattes were then adhered on top using Dimensionals.

For the inside, a Thick Whisper White matte was stamped repeatedly around the edges with two different circles and then a smaller, ornate stamp. Unfortunately, one of the ornate stamps did not stamp well so I hid it by making use of the #10 and #11 dies. Because the #10 dies is another one that does not cut out around itself, I used scissors to snip it completely from the DSP and then layered it on a Dapper Denim shape cut with  the #10 die. The card front does not contain a sentiment; I reserved that for the inside of the card, stamping with Basic Black. The stamped matte was matted with more DSP and then adhered inside the card to complete it.

Linda Vich Creates: Eastern Palace Bundle With Numbered Thinlits. Card offers a sneak peek at the Eastern Palace Suite as well as one of the new In Colors, Lemon Lime Twist.

Linda Vich Creates: Eastern Palace Bundle With Numbered Thinlits. Card offers a sneak peek at the Eastern Palace Suite as well as one of the new In Colors, Lemon Lime Twist.


Linda Vich Creates: Eastern Palace Bundle With Numbered Thinlits. Card offers a sneak peek at the Eastern Palace Suite as well as one of the new In Colors, Lemon Lime Twist.

Linda Vich Creates: Eastern Palace Bundle With Numbered Thinlits. Card offers a sneak peek at the Eastern Palace Suite as well as one of the new In Colors, Lemon Lime Twist.

I really love the Lemon Lime Twist color! It is so fresh and vibrant and reminds me of Spring! I can't wait to get some of the card stock.

I hope you will give the Eastern Palace Suite a try when it becomes available to you on May 1. So much fun to keep you busy until you can order from the rest of the new Annual Catalog!

For your future reference, here is a list of items from the Eastern Palace Bundle that were used on my card.

  • Eastern Beauty #143675
  • Eastern Elegance DSP #144147
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers #144150
  • Eastern Medallions Thinlits #143725
  • Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad #144086



4 comments:

Gloria Sperring said...

Thank you for that tip about numbering our dies. I follow your diagram, so mine are marked. I's not easy. I didn't have the finer point tip. But, I got it done! Love your card.

Linda Vich said...

Thanks Gloria—glad you could use my tip!

Donna Ellis said...

Linda, the new dies are wonderful! Fantastic new shapes and details, coupled with your card creating expertise, make for beautiful cards! I love the colors, textures, and layers you have achieved. Gorgeous colors! XOXO

Penny Hanuszak said...

Hi Linda. Thanks so much for your explanation of the dies and how you made your beautiful card. I like the idea of numbering all the pieces in this die set so it's easier to figure out what you're using, if anything's missing, or just plain explaining what you used to get to the end product. Cheers to you!