Lotus Blossom Thank You

By | March 7, 2015

Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!  I have a quick card to inspire you today.  I recently re-discovered Shimmery White card stock.  This paper is really beautiful; it has a slight shimmer to it, but it’s also a nice sturdy weight.  You can watercolor on it, but unlike watercolor paper with its uneven surface, Shimmery White paper also stamps really well.  I used it this month for all of my Stamps In the Mail projects, and I just love it.

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I used Shimmery White paper for the background of this card, and it was so easy to create.  I stamped random watercolor stamps from the Work of Art stamp set in Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi and Crisp Cantaloupe (stamped off once) ink.  Then, I used a Stampin’ Spritzer to spray clear water over the entire paper and let it dry.  It was that easy, and look how pretty it turned out!

I also used Shimmery White card stock to stamp my flowers from the Lotus Blossom Sale-a-Bration stamp set, which you can earn for free right now when you purchase $50.

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The Lotus Blossom stamp set comes in photopolymer, and it’s a three-step stamp to create the flowers.  I started with Calypso Coral ink to stamp the detail, then I used Crisp Cantaloup to stamp color in some of the petals, and finally I used So Saffron (stamped off once) to fill in the whole flower.  Because these stamps are photopolymer, it’s really easy to line up the stamps.  While Stampin’ Up! provided arrows on the stamps to make lining up easier, I found that if I just looked at the top petals, it was a snap to line them up.

I made three sets of flowers for each one.  For the bottom layer, I cut out the whole flower.  For the second layer, I only cut out the top four petals, and then for the third layer, I only cut out one petal.  I used dimensionals to adhere all the pieces together and form pop-up flowers.

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The paper is from Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper.  I though it looked whimsical and that it would go well with the watercolor style stamps of Work of Art and Lotus Blossom.

To add a little pizzazz, I added some Sweet Sadie Designer Washi Tape and wrapped the card with Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker’s Twine and Painted Blooms Cotton Twine.

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Enjoy your weekend, and hope you get some time to relax and stamp!

Tami Hewlett

 

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