Inspired By Color: The “Negative” Side of Eastern Medallions

Stampin Up Eastern Palace Love and Friendship Card - Mary Fish stampinup

Today’s project is a modern and colorful friendship card that gets it’s WOW! from the “negative” space created by the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies.

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The bright and cheerful color palette is one of many splashy color combinations found on my Stampin’ Pretty Inspired by Color board on Pinterest.  Follow my Inspired by Color Board!  New color ideas are added all the time!STAMPIN’ PRETTY TIPS:

  • I started with Thick Whisper White card stock for a sturdy card base (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″).
  • Basic Black card stock is trimmed 1/4″ smaller and cropped with two intricate medallions dies from Eastern Medallions Thinlits.
  • Circles cut with the 2″ circle punch were adhered behind the cutouts.  Tip:  position and glue the circles to the card base, then glue the Basic Black layer.
  • Color coordinated Enamel Shapes in the center of each medallion are a sweet, coordinated detail.

Stampin Up Eastern Palace Love and Friendship Card - Mary Fish stampinup

  • The sentiment from Eastern Beauty Stamp Set was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with White Embossing powder.
  • Simple to sensational!  The inside is embellished with color and die-cut details.

Stampin Up Eastern Palace Love and Friendship Cards Idea - Mary Fish stampinup

  • Hover and Pin it!  The photo below shows key products for today’s Eastern Medallions Thinlits friendship card that you can save or pin to Pinterest.  If you are viewing this post by email, you’ll need to click the title of the post to access my blog and pin.  See ALL my labeled product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.  This project was created by my Stampin’ Pretty Design Group.

Stampin Up Eastern Palace Love and Friendship Card Ideas - Mary Fish stampinup

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  1. I am really awed by this card. You have a gift, Mary, and I so appreciate your willingness to share. Thanks.

  2. Evelyn Culbert

    Is there a pdf for your inspired by color?

  3. Oooooh, MsMary aren’t you crafty, I love it ,
    The colors are lovely ♥️
    Hugs Frenchie

  4. Robbye Hamilton

    This is a truly visually unique card. I love the look of it.

  5. Thanks for your comments! Good point, Jan. It does have an Amish/quilt pattern feel!

  6. Great looking card – very Amish in feel and design, and I love using the negative side of many designs.

  7. Kadie in Arizona

    NOTHING negative about this card. You created a BRIGHT and HAPPY card my friend. LOVE IT!

  8. Maria Rodriguez

    Awesome and beautiful way to stretch your dies Mary, love it when we can use them in different ways than their original purpose.
    Thank you for sharing.

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