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May Tutorial Design Team Hop

May Tutorial Design Team Hop

It’s time to see the creativity unleashed from the Tutorial Bundle Team.  This is always a fun blog hop filled with great inspiration.

Today’s blog hop is all about the Eastern Palace Suite.

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Shimmer & Pizzaz

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One of the things I’ve been using a lot with the Eastern Palace Bundle is the Shimmer White Cardstock.  I love how this cardstock looks when you watercolor.

Once I added the Lemon Lime Twist Ink watercolored over the medallion, it was love at first sight.  The picture never does Shimmer paper any justice because you cannot see the shimmer in the photo.  I promise it’s shimmery and beautiful.

 

Tips & Tricks

Here are a few tips when creating this card:

  • I created the medallion by stacking the largest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits along with the Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies using Shimmer White Cardstock.  The Eastern Medallion dies stack so beautifully together.  I also die cut another large layering circle using Whisper White cardstock.
  • Once I watercolored the medallion using my Aqua Painter and Lemon Lime Twist Ink, I layered it over the Circle die cut.  I found using a sponge dauber with Tombow Multipurpose glue to be most effective to keep the medallion adhered to the Whisper White cardstock.  I simply placed a small dab of the glue onto a sponge dauber, then dabbed over the back of the medallion.  It worked like a charm.
  • To keep the label with the greeting in place along with the twine, I used a staple.

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  • Creating the card front I stamped the 3 main circle images along with the star design in the center of each circle.  I love how the Fresh Fig, Dapper Denim and Lemon Lime Twist Ink coordinate together.
  • Lastly, don’t forget to add a little pizzaz to your medallion by using the Basic Rhinestones.  I love how this created attention to this intricate medallion.

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Did You Know? 

Every month this team of demonstrators comes together to create one of the best tutorials I’ve ever seen. This tutorial is unlike others.  It’s beautifully put together with great projects, step by step directions and fantastic photography!  Every month I’m blown away by the artwork and creativity from this team.

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Our May Tutorial features the Eastern Palace Suite and OH MY WORD… it’s amazing.  If you love cards and 3D projects, this tutorial will INSPIRE you!

Did you know you can get this tutorial for FREE? Yes, if you purchase either of the Eastern Palace Bundles available as seen HERE, you will receive this tutorial for free.  -OR- You can purchase the tutorial for $15.  Either way, don’t miss this!

Check out this sneak peek…

May Exclusive Tutorial, Eastern Palace Suite, Stampin' Up!

 

Be Inspired!

Next, it’s time to be inspired by the other Tutorial Bundle Design Team.  My dear friend Kylie has an amazing project for you.  Simply click the button below to see her project and the rest of the design team.

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Blog Hop List

Allison Okamitsu
Angela McKay
Cornelia Janssen
Erica Cerwin
Janneke de Jong
Juana Ambida
Kimberly Van Diepen
Kylie Bertucci
Louise Sharp
Rachel Tessman

 

Extra Tutorial… 

Lastly, this month I have an exciting tutorial I’m giving FREE to anyone that purchases the Eastern Palace Bundle this month.  This tutorial has 27 projects using only the Eastern Palace Bundle and ONLY what the bundle comes with.  Yes, that is two tutorials you will receive free when you purchase the Eastern Palace Bundle this month.  YAY!

 

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You can find all of the products I used for this project in the clickable links below. 

New and Exciting-Eastern Palace

Eastern Palace

I love when Stampin’ Up! releases new products out of the blue.  It creates a ton of excitement for everyone! Today the Artisan Team, and I have the pleasure of showcasing the new Eastern Palace Suite that will be available to customers on May 1st.

A few tidbits for customers and demonstrators looking to get their hands on this beautiful suite…

For customers: “Here is a sneak peek of the Eastern Palace Suite. Exclusive for a limited time are the Starter and Premier Bundles, designed for both the beginning and avid crafters.”

For demonstrators: “Preorder the Eastern Palace Suite Starter and Premier Bundles April 4-30. Get your hands on these colorful and exotic products to prepare for customer launch May 1.”

 

Beautiful Patterns 

Love at first glance, the biggest thing that caught my eye with the Eastern Palace Suite is the gorgeous designs in the designer paper.  Not to mention the color combinations which showcases new In-Colors.

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I love the touches of gold added to this card.

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Tips & Tricks

  • Most noteworthy, this stamp set has many gorgeous images that are perfect for creating beautiful medallions. You can see that I added a few stamped images to the card that were also die cut to add more emphasis.
  • The color combination I chose for this card uses Gold from the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper, Fresh Fig Cardstock and Classic Stamp Pad, and lastly Bermuda Bay cardstock.  I love how the Bermuda Bay looks so vivid on the Fresh Fig cardstock.

Add Gold Accents

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  • The gold florals are from the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers. These are beautiful and coordinate perfectly.
  • Lastly, I added Gold Metallic Thread under the Bermuda Bay die cuts as well as Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes.

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Lovely Circles

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At first glance of the new Lemon Lime Twist In Color, I thought it was bright and cheerful, but totally not a color that I would see myself using.

Then, of course, I started playing around with it.  Now I can’t stop using it.

You’ve been there, right?

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Honestly, I’m blown away by the different color combinations you can create with the Lemon Lime Twist.  It’s going to be an outstanding color to use this coming year.

Consequently, while I love all of the beautiful images in the Eastern Beauty stamp set, the fonts used for the greetings are a highlight for me.  Plus I love all of the greetings.

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Tips & Tricks

  • I stamped the circle images onto Crumb Cake cardstock using Whisper White Craft ink.  To speed up the drying time, I simply used my heat tool over the images.
  • The greeting was stamped using the new In Color, Tranquil Tide.  Tranquil Tide has a lovely blue-green hue and I’m sure will be a big hit this year.  After stamping the greeting, I  die cut the image using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
  • Lastly, the designer paper was folded to create a unique banner for this card.

 

Fall In Love 

Typically I do not showcase three cards for a hop, but I couldn’t stop using this stamp set and wanted to make sure I showed you how beautiful the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies are.

 

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Tips & Tricks 

  • To create the medallion I stacked three of the thinlits together and ran them through the Big Shot using Shimmer Paper. Once die cut, I used my Aqua Painter and Lemon Lime Twister ink and watercolored gently over the medallion.  I loved how this turned out.
  • I placed a 3 x 3 piece of the designer paper behind the medallion to add more color.

  • Additionally, each of the star images I stamped used the new Fresh Fig Classic Ink.  I also used this same color for the card base.
  • Lastly, I placed a piece of the designer paper along the left side of the card.  The color in the designer paper created a nice contrast to the color combinations.

 

 

Again, I have to say I’m in love with the Eastern Palace Suite and the new colors that are getting ready to launch.

Be Inspired!

Finally,  it’s time to be inspired by our Artisan Design Team with Louise Sharp up first.  Just click the button below to see what she has created. Louise always makes me smile with her beautiful artwork.  Have a FANTASTIC hop!

 

Happy, Celebrate, Stampin' Up!, Happy Celebrations

 

 

Allison Okamitsu
Aurelie Fabre
Cathy Caines
Dani Dziama
Holly Stene
Jennifer Sootkoos
Jessica Winter
Katy Harrison
Kimberly Van Diepen
Louise Sharp 
Maike Ulbrich
Martha Inchley
Mercedes Weber
Mindy Bingamon 
Miriam van Eyden
Paula Dobson
Rochelle Blok
Shannon Lane
Sylwia Schreck 
Tanya Boser

 

 

Halloween just keeps getting better!

Who can resist this new Halloween stamp set?  Who would think that Halloween would look pretty?  I think this card puts a little elegance into the Halloween Holiday.  It’s crazy!  I just have a quick minute to show you today. Check this out.

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I used the Top Note Die Cut to make the cool little medallion in the center of the card.  You can view this post to see a few more details on how to make this.  I used the From the Crypt stamp set again and I love this image.  It’s beautiful yet there are spiders in it.  WOW.  I used White Craft ink on the Basic Black and I think has a stunning look. Almost looks like DSP!  For the teeny sentiment, I used Teeny Tiny Wishes. 

 

Have a fabulous week!