This is the “similar but different” easy die cut card to share! It also uses the Eastern Palace Suite, with a couple of add ons. You can see that they layout is essentially the same…. This version is done with Dapper Denim, with a strip from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper inspiring the colour choice. The die cut flower is from a Gold Foil sheet, and a new product – a Gold Faceted Gem is in the centre. The gems are NOT in the bundle….but I couldn’t resist using one on this card. You’ll be able to grab these in June (unless you’re a demonstrator, as these are part of the catalogue preorder merchandise offering so you can order them now…).
I did this card as part of a “swap” – we are given instructions on number of layers, any accessories to use etc, and then we can create something based on what stamp set we choose or are assigned. We each make multiples of the same card, send them to the “host” and then anxiously await the mail…..to receive a whole bunch of different creations back! In this case, I made 20 of these cards, and will receive 20 different cards (well, including one of these) in exchange. It’s a great way to get different ideas and to be inspired. I know that one of the things that can intimidate people about becoming a demonstrator is the (misguided) belief that you have to create everything yourself or be over the top artistic. NO! We get ideas and inspiration from others as well as coming up with designs ourselves – if we choose to do so. I personally like to spend a bit of time being creative in my stamp room, but I do find that I like similar designs, so often use the same base design, but change colours and images as I see fit. Long live the Easy Die Cut Card! I will see how many more times I can come up with variations on this theme! hahaha.
If you are attending my New Catalogue Open House and Retired Product Sale on June 3rd, I’ll be sure to have my swaps up on a display board for you to admire! Please RSVP to ensure that I will have a catalogue set aside for you, and will have enough light refreshments on hand. If I have time, maybe I’ll come up with some more Easy Die Cut Cards to share on a display board of their own….but then again, maybe I’ll be too busy laying out all my retired product and baking cherry pound cake. You’ll have to swing by to know for sure!