Thursday, May 4, 2017

Eastern Palace Embossed Cards: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog hop. There are 20 of us from around the world so be sure to follow along to see everyone's projects. You should have just come from Holly Stene's blog. Love her projects this month!

It's an exciting time of the year! The new Eastern Palace bundle is now available for customers to purchase. Experience Eastern-inspired opulence—plus get a free gift and three of the new 2017-2019 In Colors included in one of your exclusive bundles! You have the option of the Starter bundle (perfect for the beginner crafter) or the Premier Bundle (perfect for the avid crafter).

Starter Bundle
Premier Bundle
Starter Bundle includes: Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set; Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper; Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers; Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!); Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!); Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!); Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes (new!)

Premier Bundle includes: Includes all of the above plus Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack; Mini Tassels Assortment; Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies; Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!)

Ok now what you've been waiting for. The fun projects with this bundle. There are so many great ways to use the stamps and thinlits. In the previous Artisan Blog Hop I used the thinlits as cut outs for my cards. And let me tell you there are about a million ways to use those thinlits! Today I decided to focus on embossing with them. This is such a fun technique. I learned about this technique at a demo event back in February. So this just gives you even more ways to use the thinlits.

My first card uses the embossing on the Soft Sky cardstock. You will have to run this through the bigshot a few times to cover the whole card stock but the end result is worth it.

{Multipurpose platform, standard cutting mat, silicone mat, cardstock, thinlit, standard cutting pad}

You will use the multipurpose platform (without the thinlit adapter), the standard cutting pad, then the silicone mat, then cardstock and then your standard cutting pad and then run it through the big shot and that's it! An awesome embossed look from thinlits. (Note: the silicone mat is key to make sure that you do not cut all the way through the cardstock).

For the rest of the card I added a medallion thinlit from Gold foil paper and the sentiment was stamped on a die cut circle. Some gold thread, a mini tassel and gold enamel shapes finish off the card.

For my next card, I wanted to use the embossing again but wanted something a little quicker. So I just embossed the white panel. I then die cut one of the larger medallions in Blushing Bride cardstock and added the sentiment on another die cut circle. I wanted this to kind of look like a flower. Then I used the stamps to make a fun background design. I also added some of the Eastern Gold Vinyl stickers. This was layered on the super pretty Eastern Palace Specialty DSP.

Close up of embossed panel

I hope you enjoyed today's cards and I hope it inspires to purchase one of these fabulous bundles. Visit my online shop to purchase yours today and I will send a free goodie with your purchase.

Next up is Jessica Winter. Click below to check out her amazing projects! Her projects are awesome this month!! (As always)!

Here is the link list of the full Artisan Design team for you to browse:

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  1. This is awesome Jen! The Cardstock looks so great!
    And your card is so superb!

  2. Jennifer, it's a very, very great idea. I think I'll have the courage to try. It's so beautiful as a result! And I like the rehearsal pad with the pink medallion. Congratulations!

  3. What a great idea to use the thinlets to emboss the background!

  4. A seriously fun technique I have to try now! Never thought to use the Silicone Mat to emboss - TFS!!

  5. Your backgrounds are to "die" for, haha! LOVE it! I really like the color combo with the pink as well!

  6. Great idea to emboss the thinlits! I've got to try this.

  7. Love these! The embossing is perfect! Love the look

  8. Beautiful cards! Love the background!