Happy Tuesday!!! This is a fabulous Tuesday because the Occasions Mini Catalog has begun as well as the Sale-A-Bration Promotion! Now I can share all these fabulous products with you!!!! Today I am sharing the amazing Lotus Blossom Stamp Set from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure! This stamp set takes a little technique and finesse. So lets get started!!!!
You saw the sneak peak of this card last week! Today I’m going to show you how to create it!
I started with a Whisper White card base and added a piece of the Gold Foil Designer Vellum (4″ x 5-1/4″). I love using Vellum when there are lots of spots covered because then you don’t have to worry about your adhesive showing through. Just add adhesive under the spot where you flower is! Now with a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ it is time to stamp your flower. I used the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure! You will see that the flower images are labeled 1, 2, & 3. You will also notice that where that number is, there is also an arrow. This is for perfect placement when stamping! Always note where that arrow is so you can stamp the next flower with the arrow in the same spot. The #1 Stamp is your first image. Ink it up in your color choice and stamp down! I used Bermuda Bay in the sample above and I usually point the arrow to the corner of the paper but that depends on the flower placement! Now get your #2 flower image and ink it up in the same color, stamp off on a scrap piece of paper and then line it up and stamp on top of the #1 flower image. Remember your arrow placement to help with each additional image. Now for the #3 flower image, ink it up in the same color again and lightly stamp off (you can stamp off twice if you wish) and then stamp over top your two other flowers! These three images give such texture and dimension and color to your flower! I just love it! It looks so artistic and real! TIPS: You can stamp off as many times as you wish. You can use a second color for the #2 stamp image. You can even use three different ink pads if you wish! Here are some more samples using just one color!
I could play with this stamp set for hours! For the stem I used Old Olive and you will stamp the spotty stem first and the solid one second. Again before stamping the second one, you will want to stamp off or use a lighter color. NOTE: You can bend your stem to whatever angle you wish! Got to love photopolymer!!!! I then stamped the greeting in Basic Gray in the corner and added a piece of a Paper Doily to the left edge. I was able to get 3 “pieces” of a doily from just 1 doily….with another pie looking piece leftover. You only need a little bit! I added this piece to my card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Then I wrapped the Baker’s Twine around my card front twice and tied it into a bow! I got this card idea right out of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure! It was just so beautiful, I didn’t want to make any changes! If you would like to see this stamp set in action, check out my Video Tutorial here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to check out the other videos posted today showing off items from the Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure!