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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Month of May Eastern Palace Series - Project #4

Today's project is feminine birthday card featuring products from the Eastern Palace Suite and one of the new InColours - Lemon Lime Twist

I'm going to start by saying that the color "lemon lime" has never been high on my list of colors before today.  I came around though after using the new Lemon Lime Twist ink pad, designer series paper and card stock.  

Here's my project and the reason why I'm changing my mind.

Stamp Sets:  Beautiful You and Eastern Beauty 
Ink:  Dapper Denim and Lemon Lime Twist
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Lemon Lime Twist and Dapper Denim and 
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Big Shot, Paper Trimmer,  Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, Basic Pearls, Eastern Medallions Thinlet Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, 1, 1 1/4 and 1 38" Circle Punches, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals, Tom Bow Glue, Blender Pen, Acrylic Blocks. 
Card Base: 8 1/2" x 11" Very Vanilla card stock scored at 4 1/4". 

1st layer: 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock.  Note: Cut out the 2" Stitched Shapes circle, the #1 circle and #10 flower from Eastern Medallions thinlet dies from the center of this layer before adhering it to the base. Punch out the #1 circle die shape with the 1 3/8" circle punch.

2nd layer:  5" x 3 3/4" piece of Dapper Denim card stock.  Note: Cut out a 3" circle with the Stitched Shapes die before adhering to the 1st layer. Adhere this circle to the top center of the 3rd layer.

3rd layer:  4 3/4" x 3 12" piece of  Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper. 

4th layer:  Cut a 3" x 3" piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  Center and cut out the #3 die from Eastern Medallions and punch out a 1 3/8" circle from the center.  Stamp the sentiment "a note for you" in Dapper Denim ink around the outside of the circle.  Stamp the small flower image in Lemon Lime Twist in the corners and add a basic pearl to the center of each.  Use this same stamp to stamp the half circle arches on the medallion.  Layer and adhere the 2" Lemon Lime Twist circle, the 1 3/8" Very Vanilla circle and the #1 Lemon Lime Twist circles together with Tom Bow Glue.  Adhere to the center of the medallion with a couple of Dimensionals.  Add a small basic pearl to the center.  Put a Dimensional on each corner of the back side of this square and adhere over the 3" Dapper Denim circle.  

5th & 6th layers: 1" x 3 1/2" Dapper Denim card stock and 3/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Very Vanilla card stocks. Stamp the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" image from Beautiful You to the center of the Very Vanilla strip.  Attach this strip with Dimensionals to the Dapper Denim Strip and then attach this piece with Tom Bow glue to the bottom of the DSP layer leaving about an 1/8 of an inch gap.  Adhere 3 basic pearls to each side of this layer.
1st layer:  3 3/4" x 5 1/4" piece of Dapper Denim card stock
2nd layer:  3 5/8" x 5" piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  Add a strip from the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers along the top edge. 

Stamp the dancing girl image from Beautiful You in Dapper Denim ink in the bottom right corner of the card.  Use a blender pen to draw out the colour from the line images to the dress and hat.  Colour a sash on the hat and the girl's slip with Lemon Lime Twist.  Stamp the "life is beautiful" sentiment from the girl's right side and below her arm. Finally add a touch of Wink of Stella to the hat, the dress folds and across the shadow at the base of the image.
Beautiful You

Normally I would have been finished stamping and fiddling with the inside of this card, however I made a Boo Boo with the blender pen leaving a big smudge above the girls left arm.  What to do?  What to do?  Well, cover it up of course! 

The only way I could think of fixing this mistake apart from starting over was to "cover it up".  I decided to cut out a Lemon Lime Twist flower using the#10 die.  I stamped each of the pedals with the small curlicue stamp from Eastern Beauty in Dapper Denim.  I stamped "enjoy today" in Dapper Denim on a scrap of Very Vanilla and cut it out with a 1" circle punch and adhered this to the center of the flower image.  I glued the flower to the card base above the girl's arm and was finally done!  
I hope you liked the way I mixed the Eastern Beauty stamp set with the Beautiful You stamp set to create this unique birthday card and were inspired to try out this style of card yourself.  I totally fell in love with this Lemon Lime Twist especially  when it was combined with the Dapper Denim and Very Vanilla.  Awesome!  Enjoy! 

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot


Jo McClain said...

Penny, I absolutely love this card and how you paired the 2 stamp sets. I also love how the girl is holding the flower inside the card. Never, in a million years would I have guessed that it was to cover a mistake. Great job!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks so much Jo for commenting on this card. I'm so delighted you liked the mixing of the two stamp sets. You made my day by commenting! Sometimes those mistakes pay off. I kind of liked it more with the flower than without. Have a great weekend!