IMG_7685Hello everyone! I know it’s been awhile since my last post, but gee, these last couple of months have been so busy! I’m hoping to achieve a goal of at least one post a week starting from January :)

So for this post, I’m showing off the new Lotus Blossom photopolymer stamp set from the upcoming 2015 Sale-A-Bration catalogue, launching on 6th January 2015! If you’d like to know how you could get it for FREE, contact me for more info.

10846151_10152838517949194_250654329558281938_n(1)I decided to use the Lotus Blossom set for this month’s sketch challenge with my Stampin’ Up! team, the Inkypinks. This is the sketch we used. Thanks to Julee Tillman from Mojo Monday for the sketch design.

IMG_7680Starting with a card base of Perfect Plum, I stamped the Lotus Blossom stamp in 3 stages onto Whisper White cardstock. The steps you should stamp this set in, is the detailed stamp first (stamped with Elegant Eggplant), slightly solid stamp next (stamped with Perfect Plum), and then the most solid stamp last (stamped with Wisteria Wonder).

As you can see, 3-step stamps are not easy to line up perfectly on the first time, but I will get better with practice! The beauty of photopolymer, is that you can see exactly where to stamp, so it does help even novice 3-step stampers like me :)

I also layered a small piece of Silver Foil sheet, Whisper White cardstock; then a strip of Silver Glimmer Paper, with another strip of Whisper White ontop of that. I also cut a small square of Whisper White cardstock, and matted it on Perfect Plum cardstock.

The sentiment was stamped on a 1-3/4″ circle of Whisper White cardstock, using the Remembering Your Birthday clear mount stamp set and Perfect Plum ink; and then matted that on a 2″ circle of Elegant Eggplant cardstock.

To finish the card off, I punch a flower out of Perfect Plum cardstock using the Petite Petals punch; and also punched a flower out from Old Olive cardstock, using the Fun Flower punch. I actually only needed two of the petals, so I cut two off the flower, and overlapped them to create foliage on the front of the card. I also couldn’t go past a small Rhinestone jewel in the centre of the Petite Petal flower!

And here’s the final result!

I had quite a bit of fun with the Lotus Blossum stamp set, and I have some great ideas for it! Stay tuned! :)

I hope you enjoyed this project, and please feel free to share and CASE the design if you like – but also please remember to give credit where it’s due ;)


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