StampinByHannah InspireINK Blog Hop Smiling with Eastern Beauty
Welcome to this month’s InspireINK Blog hop! This month the fabulous Lisa Emslie set us a tricky colour combination… I cannot wait to hop around with you and see what the other ladies have made. For now though, shall we check out my card? oh, and that colour combination!
I spent a LONG time staring at these colours before coming up with anything at all. But, I did settle on using the Eastern Beauty stamp set, and coordinating Eastern Medallion Thinlits. They just seemed to fit together
The main focus of this card is that pretty Medallion in Merry Merlot Card Stock. The detail has been embossed into the card stock using the Eastern Medallion Thinlits and the Stampin’ Up! Embossing Mats, and the Big Shot. I am loving the Embossing mats, you can use them to create a whole heap of different effects. I have made a video about how this works before, but here is the sandwich you need to use:
Big Shot Embossing Mat Sandwich:
- Stampin’ Up! Big Shot Platform
- Clear Cutting Plate
- Dies laid with the cutting edge up
- Card stock
- the THIN blue embossing mat
- White impressions plate
Because you need the dies laid with the cutting edge up, I find that the easiest way to do this is to place your dies on your card stock as you would usually and then use Washi tape to secure them before turning the whole lot over. This way, you know (particularly if your lining up with some stamping) that your embossing is going to be in the right place.
It’s also worth noting that the Eastern Medallion dies don’t actually cut the medallion from the card stock, and that you need the coorinating Layering Circles Dies to do that bit.
The card is completed with a hint of Bermuda Bay Stamping, the sentiment in Daffodil Delight and some accents of Gold Foil.
I did think that the medallion was a little dark, so I added some Whisper White Ink Splatter. I Love the effect!
Now, check out what the others have made with this tricky colour combination by hitting the NEXT button below…
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