Welcome to another blog hop by the Stamp Review Crew! This time we are highlighting Eastern Beauty, which got a lot of attention when it was available as an early release, but has since seen little love in my craft room. I plan to rectify that right now!
The Stamp Review Crew is a group of talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the globe who, on the first & third Monday of the month, all use the same stamp set to make their creations. It's a great way to see how truly versatile a set can be, when you're seeing it through many different eyes!
I'm the last stop on the hop, so you may have landed here from Tanya's blog, Tinkerin in Ink With Tanya. Her projects always make me sigh, and it's no wonder she is a Stampin' Up! Artisan designer!
I was kind of tickled that Eastern Beauty was chosen at this time of year because I had some ideas for holiday cards. I do have Christmas on the brain a lot these days!
My first card is a holiday thank you card, and would be perfect as a thank you for a gift received, or for the host or hostess of a party you've attended.
Did you notice the centers of the poinsettias? Those are the Gold Faceted Gems made a deeper gold with the new Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends alcohol marker. Yes, you can color the gems any of the colors available, which opens up a whole new avenue of embellishment delight!
Up next is an ornament card featuring some of the dies in the Eastern Medallions dies that coordinate with the stamp set. I love how rich the Gold Foil looks with Cherry Cobbler.
I added some gold embossed "stars" from Eastern Beauty, but since there isn't a holiday greeting, I used one from Season Like Christmas, which fit perfectly on the Duet Banner punch label.
Did you notice the ornament hanger? It's the die that matches the gold "stars!"
That's all for me, so head on over to Rochelle's blog, The Stamping Blok and see what lovelies she has to share. Thanks for stopping by!
Pretty, pretty cards, Cindy! I agree, the gold and Cherry Cobbler are stunning together on both of your cards!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Dawn!Delete
Love the ornament! We all see something different with this set!ReplyDelete
Very smart to color those Faceted Gems! I love the ornament card, especially with the embossed diamond things.ReplyDelete
2 absolutely stunning cards Cindy. I love your clever uses for the dies and stamped images.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards Cindy! I love the faceted gems for centers too! Ornament from the die brilliant and fantastic idea~ReplyDelete
Two gorgeous cards Cindy - totally love that bauble! Kelly xReplyDelete