Monday, February 2, 2015

Lotus Blossom Thanks

Hi Crafty Friends!  Happy Monday!  I'm here today with a card that I absolutely adore!  I'm sure you've seen lots other cards made with the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set--the one that you can earn during Sale-a-Bration.  Well, I finally tried my hand at this amazing 3-step stamp set, and I was blown away!  If you haven't gotten your hands on it yet or don't really think that you need it, boy are you wrong!  

I made this Lotus Blossom Thank You Card for my host Traci's party last weekend as one of her and her guest's make 'n takes.  My inspiration for the background came from that beautiful Calypso Coral speckled background paper in the You Amaze Me Card I shared with you all last week (another Sale-a-Bration item).  Because I only have a limited amount of that paper, I figured we would have to make some our own.

Using our Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad and the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set, we made our own.

 They were a little intimidated at first by the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set, but it's easy as pie to use.  The stamps are all numbered on the acetate sheet inside the case in the order that you stamp with them.  Genius!  And the image that you get, whether you use one color or two (or even three), is a 3-image of a flower that is simply gorgeous.  

TIP:  For the first two stamps in the set, make sure your stamp is sufficiently inked and stamp using the full strength of color that is on the stamp.  However, for stamp #3, stamp off onto Grid Paper to tone down the color.  Otherwise, you will not get all of that beautiful detail and variation of color if you don't.

What an easy, fun to make, mailable card!  I hope that you like hostess and her guests sure did!  Every one of them ordered the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set as their free Sale-a-Bration item that day.  They really liked the other card we made at the party too, so I'll be back soon to share that one with you as well.

Here's a video from Stampin' Up! showing you how to stamp with your Lotus Blossom Stamp Set.

Video added April 1, 2015.

You will find all of the products I used to create this card below.  Order what you need by going to my Online Store or click any of the links to go right to that item.

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time, happy crafting!


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