Have you used your lovely Lotus Blossom stamp set yet? No? I hadn’t either until Valentine’s Day. You see, I have a deep-seated fear of 2-step Stamping and this set has 3 steps! I started to shake! It goes back to being a newbie with wood mounted stamps and a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig days. What a mess I made until a friend (and master Stamp-A-Ma-Jigger) showed me the ropes. Thanks Karen!
A few friends came over on Valentine’s Day to make occasion cards so this was the perfect time to share this beautiful set. By the time we were done everyone fell in love.
I’ve seen a few different techniques using two colors of Classic Ink to achieve great dimension. However, for this card use only one color, Calypso Coral. Using one color give you a softer dimensional look. Now that’s wild!
Super easy…. After mounting the three lovely Lotus Blossom stamps (“tab” pointed in the same direction for each stamp), follow the next three steps.
- Ink up Stamp #1, stamp it full strength.
- Ink up Stamp #2, stamp off once. Stamp it over Stamp #1 image.
- Ink up Stamp #3, stamp off twice. Stamp it over the previous two images.
That’s it! One more tip. Don’t forget to use your Stampin’ Pierce Mat with your crystal clear photopolymer stamps for a perfect image every time.
Watch this video from Stampin’ Up! for more specific instructions on lining up these stamps and using the two-color technique. Then, come back here for a close-up of the detail.
Now, wasn’t that easy?
The basic idea for this card was CASEd from Patsy Waggoner. A delicate Tea Lace Doily some Essential Paper-Piercing and popped-up layers were added to step it up a bit. The bow was replaced with Candy Dots to change it just a bit more.
Don’t forget the envelope!
Can you guess which products used on this card are FREE with a qualifying Sale-A-Bration order? Hint… there are three.
Wishing You a Wildly Creative Day
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