Eastern Palace suite card!

I’ve been working all weekend playing with the Eastern Palace suite from the upcoming 2017-2018 Annual catalog. And this was my first creation. It uses the Eastern Beauty stamp set, Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies and a touch of the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers. There are 3 new in-colours in this Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist. I have a feeling I will spend the next two years going nuts with Lemon Lime Twist and no apologies!!!!


Avant Garden and bleach stamping 

Sale-a-bration item: Avant Garden stamp set featured here. I used a brayer to cover Whisper White with Sweet Sugarplum ink then stamped the background with bleach using the flower stamp from the set. I then stamped the sentiment and dots using the same stamp set and on a separate Whisper White card stock. I stamped the main flower then fussy cut it and attached it with Stampin Dimensionals. For a glitzy finish I dabbed around some wink of Stella in gold. And mounted it on Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry card stock and finally a Whisper White Thick card base. 

More Sale-a-bration fun 

Avant Garden and Delicate Details are the two free SAB sets used for this one. I also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and Blooms and Bliss DSP. The colours used were Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum and Pear Pizzazz. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a SAB full of as many combinable sets as this year. And I love mixing and matching my sets!

Swan Lake card

Ok it’s past 12pm PST on Monday I do believe it’s time to let the sneak peeks begin!!! Welcome to the 2017 Occasions catalog!!!!! This is done with the Swan Lake stamp set on watercolour paper and coloured with the new watercolour pencils and then painted well I used a watercolour brush but you would probably use the aqua painter. It’s all painted on watercolour paper and just so you know if you use watercolour paper yes you can colour more on the wet paper but that probably doesn’t include other types of paper. Yes there is probably no such thing as a pink swan but I’m a contemporary impressionist and in my world there doesn’t have to be such a thing. Card stock is Melon Mambo, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay and for the card base enough Whisper White thick to make a 5″ x 7″ card base. Ink is Basic Black Archival and Rich Razzleberry. The ovals are cut with the retired Ovals Framelits. So glad I got the watercolour pencils as they’re so much fun and perfect for this stamp set. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is my favourite Thanksgiving card of them all! Yes I used the Paisleys and Posies suite again. The beautiful thing about this set is the cards don’t necessarily have to be for Thanksgiving. It can be used for just thank you, friendship or if you borrow a birthday sentiment from another set it can make a birthday card. I used quite a bit of the copper foil on it but it goes so well with the copper in the specialty DSP. To preserve copper foil on the back matte I cut two different stars out of the centre of it for future use. The card stock is Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry and the ink is Night of Navy. This will end my short marathon of Thanksgiving cards as I’m taking the rest of the Thanksgiving weekend off. Have a happy Thanksgiving!!!

Always Thankful!

Continuing with Thanksgiving and yes I used the Paisleys and Posies suite for this one too! I used the stamps, DSP, dies ribbon from the suite as well as card stock in Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, and Delightful Dijon. The ink is Cajun Craze and finally embellished with two of the Metallics Shapes in gold hearts. Just making these cards reminds me to be grateful for everything!!!