When the Eastern Palace suite was released early ahead of the new catalogue and demonstrator pre-orders this year things were pretty crazy. There was so much excitement and energy going on in the Stampin' Up! demonstrator world. So even though I snapped up the Eastern Palace pre-release suite early I didn't really get a chance to have a go at using it. Anyway I decided to have a little play with it today and made these cute little note cards which come in a set of 4 and see the Eastern Medallions dies teamed up with the Eastern Beauty stamp set for the sentiment and also with the new catalogue's Colour Theory Designer Series Paper. If you look closely you'll see that I used two different combinations of dies for the medallion cut outs. These are such versatile dies with endless combinations.
When I saw the Colour Theory paper I wasn't overly thrilled by it, especially the stripey designs which to me just looked like paint swatches from the DIY store and I had no idea how I would use them. I think I used them to pretty good effect here don't you? So how wrong was I? Just goes to show you that with a bit of imagination you can put even a design you're not really keen on to good use. I used the crackle effect DSP from the stack for the mat and then layered with the stripey design. So not only have I used it but I've used 2 completely different designs on one little project. I love the way that Stampin' Up! makes that so easy to do with well thought out designs ad colour schemes.
I do love this little set of cards, perfect for gifting a friend, teacher or popping up for sale as a stationery item in your online shop or on your craft stall.
I've listed materials used as always below, including the punch for the sentiment in case you fancy giving them a go.
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