Lemon Lime Twist Eastern Palace

by Joanne James20. June 2017 07:00

Today I'm sharing a card inspired by the photo over at The Paper Craft Crew and the sketch at As You See It:

 Paper Craft Crew Inspiration Challenge 248. Play along at www.papercraftcrew.com #inspirationchallenge #pcc2017 #craft   

I finally succumbed and bought the Eastern Palace Suite at the end of May; I had my classes scheduled through May and June and with lots of other pre-order goodies to play with so I didn't buy early. There are so many fabulous samples out there using this set though, I eventually caved and bought the bundle as I have a group of customers wanting to do a class with it in August. This is the first time I've used it to create this fabulously layered card - take a look:


After making this card, I might officially be in love with the Eastern Palace Suite! Here's the low-down on today's card:

So Many Layers - There are no less than 12 layers on my card today! This is thanks to the detail of the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies - this set consists of 14 intricate dies that can be nested and stacked to create an almost infinite collection of shapes and designs, with or without the additional detail of the Eastern Beauty stamp set. 

Stamp A Roundabout - I chuckled when I read Heather's post over at As You See It and her reference to roundabouts! The sketch suggested a curved element around the circles and since the Easter Beauty stamp set is one of the few that has a couple of naturally circular sentiments, I had to use one to create a border for my layered centrepiece, interspersing with a swirl. I stamped directly onto my designer series paper background too - again, something I don't often do, however I think it works on today's card so maybe I should give it a go more often! Check out the other interpretations of Heather's sketch over at AYSI, including those of their new design team members, Teresa Klein and the lovely LeAnne Pugliese, my fellow teamie over at The Paper Players - great additions to the team!

Vibrant Eastern Opulence - Lemon Lime Twist , Dapper Denim and Very Vanilla all feature in the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and as such this a colour combination you see often on projects featuring this suite. I decided to add in some Tempting Turquoise as per the inspiration photo and I love the way even a small amount of it this lifts this colour palette even more - here it is for you to save if you'd like to experiment with it:

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; I have a class this morning followed by Ben's sports day this afternoon. The forecast is another hot one, so don't forget your suncream! I and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (7) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
6/20/2017 7:31:24 PM #

Oh so vibrant and oh so fabulously layered! I agree with you that the turquoise is a great addition to the commonly used colours with the suite. I love the way you've used the words around the outside interspersed with the squiggle - not sure that's a technical term Smile. Such a wonderful interpretation of the sketch, Thanks so much for joining us at As You See It again. It's always a pleasure to have you play.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
6/21/2017 1:36:23 AM #

Wow, this is a stunner!  Perfect images, perfect colors for a perfect inspiration photo!  Love it!

Jane Knudsen
Jane KnudsenUnited States
6/22/2017 12:55:38 AM #

Beautiful card!  I want to say stunner but LeAnne beat me to it!  So ditto to her comments!  I am now officially in love with these colors together.  And I adore how you put the sentiment around the image! Thanks for joining us at As You See It!

teresa kline
teresa klineUnited States
6/22/2017 11:06:55 PM #

hello joanne! super fabulous card, luv the colors and the design! I am so glad you played along with the <a href=http://asyouseeit.blogspot.com/>;
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Deborah Smart
Deborah SmartCanada
6/26/2017 11:26:46 PM #

Wow - what an amazing card, Joanne!  I've had fun playing with this Bundle since it's early release, but you've really knocked it out of the park with this design Smile  The layers upon layers are gorgeous, and I love how you stamped the sentiment all around the focal image.  I'm so glad that you joined our Paper Craft Crew Inspiration challenge!  ~Deborah, DT

Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
6/29/2017 3:39:03 PM #

Wow! You knocked this one out of the park, Joanne!  12 layers is amazing! And the colours are beautiful. Your stamping around the circle images is absolutely perfect! Thanks for sharing it with us at As You See It Challenges!

Pam Staples
Pam StaplesUnited States
7/17/2017 7:39:54 AM #

Joanne, Gorgeous card! I love the details and the circular stamping. These colors just rock and you definitely nailed the challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew and look for your card on the Top Picks blog post. ~Pam, DT

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