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