Thursday, 25 May 2017

Eastern Palace Flowers

Hello, Crafters.

When I first started playing with the Eastern Palace Suite Bundle, I created basic die cuts using the Eastern Medallion Thinlits, so I could adhere them to the cardboard backing in my Die Storage Folder. 

I also decided I'd die cut individal pieces that I'll keep in a separate Ziplock Bage, so I can mix and match the various pieces when designing a card without having to actually do the die cut and possible waste cardstock. 

As I working yesterday, I saw one of the die cuts on the side of my desk and it looked like a flower, which is what led to today's card!

I tried a flower in Powder Pink first, and then tried one in Whisper White. 

I used my 1/2" Circle Punch for the flower centres and was going to put the pink in the white flower and vice versa. After experimenting, I decided pink with pink and white with white looked best!

I started my card with a base of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) with a layer of Powder Pink CS and then a layer of Whisper White CS. 

For the patterned layer, I chose the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack which comes in the five new 2017 - 2019 InColours. 

The designs in this set are the same as four of the designs in the current Floral Boutique DSP, which is in Night of Navy and Whisper White. 

Please note: in the new Annual Catalogue, this is the only colour family that will have it's own DSP Stack. 

Stampin' Up! haven't said anything about introducing more colour families at a later date. Personally, I hope they do, because I've found it very useful always having some DSP in any colour I chose to use. 

Please don't get your hopes raised about possible future DSP Stacks in colour families, as these are my thoughts only!
A couple of other features I'd like to tell you about the Fresh Florals DSP Stack. 

The designs on the sheets have uneven colouring in the designs because they are colour-washed designs - this is not a fault!  

Also, the DSP Stack has not been glued at the top, which means each sheet is separate, which also applies to the new 6" x 6" DSP Stacks, too. YAY!

I'm so pleased Stampin' Up! have introduced this because it was often necessary to pull off pieces of glue that remained on the sheet pulled off from the pad! Brilliant move, many thanks, SU!

Back to today's card! I cut two layers of DSP and cut them diagonally, so I could have one of each design, and then I adhered all the layers together. 

I used the two dies shown in the last photograph and die cut two of each, in each colour. The die on the left hand side leaves the die cut attached to the cardstock and needs to be snipped in between each petal to release it.

If you use both these dies together, the larger die will cut the smaller die cut away from the main piece of cardstock. 

I folded the individual petals up on the smaller die cuts and curled the other two die cuts using a pencil.

I adhered all four pieces together, offsetting each pair of die cuts, and I decoarated each half inch punched circle using a white gel pen for the Powder Pink circle and the Powder Pink Marker Pen for the Whisper white die cut circle. I adhered the flowers to the card using Tombow.

Using Powder Pink Ink, I stamped the sentiment frame, which is from the Label Me Pretty Stamp Set, on to a piece of Whisper White CS.

I compiled the sentiment by stamping three individual stamps, which are from the Tabs for Everything Stamp Set, inside the sentiment frame. I punched this out using the Pretty Label Punch, and I also punched another label using Powder Pink CS, which I cut in half horizontally. 

I adhered the halves top and bottom at the back of the sentiment, and then adhered this to the centre of the card using Dimensionals, finishing off with three medium Basic Pearls in a cluster.

I finished my card by adding a layer of Powder Pink CS and a layer of Whisper White CS on inside, and  decorated it with a flower that was made using one pink and one white layer of petals. 

As it's on the inside of the card, I didn't bend the petals forward!

Please note, if you decide to order the Eastern Palace Suite Bundle, the Thinlits are NOT included in the Beginner's Bundle.

That's it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. The ideas with that set seem endless, have seen some great cards by demonstrators so cant wait to get mine, love yours Jan

    1. Hi, Kaye. I have to say I'm really happy with this set now I've moved away from the colours it comes with. Don't get me wrong, I love all five new InColours, but just not with this set! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  2. beautiful card. the paper is awesome.

    1. Hi, Pearl. I so agree with you, it's stunning. I love all four designs. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.