On Stage Swap 2 – Eastern Palace

If you’re ever in Winslow, Arizona, be sure to visit the La Posada.  It’s a Fred Harvey hotel. These hotels served the train travelers and are just amazing in their architecture, although many have been lost to time.  This particular hotel was designed by Mary Colter.  It is filled with art, and rugs, and unusual furniture pieces.  It feeds creativity.  And speaking of feeds – the Turquoise Room. I’ve eaten at restaurants of famous chefs, but the best meals I have had are here.  A ‘western palace’ of sorts.

Which leads me to my next swap using the Easter Palace DSP. I couldn’t do a swap from the annual catalog without including this bundle.  The papers are a beautiful combination of analogous colors, Tranquil Tide, Dapper Denim and Fresh Fig accented with Gold.  I chose to use a different metallic accent for this card front – copper.Eastern Palace Stampin Up! On Stage swap

The base is thick Very Vanilla with a layer of Fresh Fig cardstock.  The second layer is from the paper pack.  I used a small accent stamp from the Eastern Beauty stamp with Versamark and copper embossing powder to embellish each of the open medallions on the paper.  Stamping, coloring, or embossing our DSP is a way to make our cards even more unique.

For the medallion under the sentiment, I die cut a circle from a sheet of Tranquil Tide  DSP.  Over that, I layered a medallion cut from another paper in the pack, this one a stripped Fresh Fig pattern.  I used two of the dies together to get this ‘lacey’ look.

The sentiment, stamped in Tranquil Tide on Very Vanilla,  is from the bundled stamp set. I punched that out with a circle punch and mounted it to a slightly larger circle of copper foil paper.  The final touch was a bow of copper ribbon. I love how subtle the copper was with the Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide.

This card had a little more stamping, most of it adding the copper accent to the DSP, but the main focus was #cutthepaper.