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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Eastern Palace Highlight - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another blog hop with Stampin' Up's Artisan Design Team!  We are a group of 20 global demonstrators chosen by SU! to represent their awesome products in hopes to inspire you with our creations!  If you came from Dani's page - thanks for continuing to me!  I love her work - but sometimes she is a tough act to follow :)  I hope you like what I've made for you today.

Last month another ADT member (Tanya Boser) stayed at my house the night before OnStage.  She spilled the beans on here awesome watercoloring (maybe she can explain it best).  I absolutely loved how the backgrounds turned out on a few cards we made and I couldn't help but make some more watercolor cards to highlight the three in-colors that you will get with the purchase of either bundle!

This color combo is:  Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Dapper Denim.  I used a strip of Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Dapper Denim 3/8" Ruched Ribbon and the fringe from the Mini Tassels Assortment (more on that below).

I wanted to show off these beautiful Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies and thought they looked so pretty in Vellum.  Neither the diecut or the watercolor overshadow each other.  I think the soft look of the Vellum helps.  A few gold enamel shapes from the Metallic Enamel Shapes pack and the card is complete.

The second card is very similar to the first as far as supplies go.  A different medallion and sentiment, but that's it.  The color combo here is Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum and Fresh Fig. (LOVE this new color!!)

Now you may notice the Tranquil Tide and the Fresh Fig twine sticking out from behind the medallions.  This was a very simple trick.  I think these tassels are adorable, but aren't they even cuter as "mini" Mini Tassels?  You can get two uses out of each tassel this way! Just snip half of the twine off and adhere it to the back of your cardstock.  Save the little tassels for later!

I hope you enjoyed my creations!
Demonstrators have been able to order these products for a month now.  You may have seen some beautiful projects so far with the Eastern Palace Suite and I hope that this hop helps sway you! :)  I have seen many projects - from simple to stunning!

Here's the GOOD NEWS!
Customers can now order these gorgeous products!  
Exclusive for a limited time are the Starter and Premier Bundles, designed for both the beginning and avid crafters.  You can even get your hands on 3 of the new In-Colors!  Contact your local demo for more information or shop online!

Next up is the lovely and talented Jennifer Sootkoos from New Jersey!  Simple click on the button below to continue on the hop!  And as always, below is the full list of Artisan Design Team members.  
You can also see the list of supplies used for today's cards. 

Have a wonderful day!

Allison Okamitsu
Aurelie Fabre
Cathy Caines
Dani Dziama
Holly Stene
Jennifer Sootkoos
Jessica Winter
Katy Harrison
Kimberly Van Diepen
Louise Sharp 
Maike Ulbrich
Martha Inchley
Mercedes Weber
Mindy Bingamon 
Miriam van Eyden
Paula Dobson
Rochelle Blok
Shannon Lane
Sylwia Schreck 
Tanya Boser 


  1. Holly, the cards are a dream! Soooo beautiful ❤️

  2. The vellum medallions are so beautiful! It's a dream card.

  3. Love, love, the colours! Such a fun idea to trim the tassels that way ♥

  4. These are so pretty, the watercoloring and vellum softened them up so much for such a different look!

  5. Pretty! And thanks for the great tip I really going to try this!

  6. Oh so pretty! I love the watercoloring and the soft vellum medallions! Beautifully done!

  7. I love the medallions in the vellum, your watercolor color combos and how you used the tassels. I always have a hard time cutting things up like that--I really do need to get over it!

  8. GREAT idea with the tassels! I actually like them better in the mini size!

  9. What a great idea with the tassels! Amazing! Thanks for sharing Holly.

  10. What amazingly beautiful cards! You are SO creative! love the tip on the tassels....wouldn't have thought to try that!

  11. Beautiful Holly! Love the water colouring and Good idea with the Tassels!

  12. great idea with the tassels! Amazing! Thanks for sharing,
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