Saturday, March 14, 2015

Lotus Blossom Note Cards

Hi everyone! I'm back today to share an array of gorgeous note cards I created with the new Stampin' Up! Lotus Blossom stamp set! I fell in love with this set the minute I saw it! It's definitely a "must have" and it's available for free (yep, you read that right) January 6th through March 31st! For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a free product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog! I'd love it if you'd shop with me HERE! ;)

I did the assembly-line thing... started by creating 18 top-fold card bases from Whisper White cardstock. Next, I used the #4 die in the SB A2 Matting Basics A die set to cut 18 panels of Whisper White to stamp on. Then I cut mats from Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Perfect Plum and Rose Red cardstock (three of each) using the #3 die from the SB A2 Matting Basics B die set.

This stamp set is a three-step stamping process using one stamp pad but achieving the look of three shades of ink. Oh, it's so cool! I'll demonstrate stamping one of the trios, since the process is the same for all of them. I held each panel in place with a post-it note and marked the center. There is a tab at the top of each of the three stamps to line them up when stamping. I inked up the smallest image and stamped it full-strength.


I inked up the medium image next, stamped off once on scrap paper to lighten the color of the ink, then stamped on top of the first image. It's starting to take shape! ;)


Then finally I inked up the largest stamp, stamped off twice on scrap paper to lighten the color of the ink just a little more, then stamped on top of the first and second images. Aren't these just gorgeous, like water color?! Love, love, love!


I stamped the stems in Always Artichoke, and then the sentiments in the same ink as the flower images. The sentiment on the bottom is from the Lotus Blossom stamp set. The sentiments on the top and right are from the Six Sided Sampler stamp set. Then, once all the stamping was finished, I layered the focal images on the coordinating color of cardstock and adhered the panels to the card bases.


I repeated the process for the rest of the cards in each color, and then assembled the sets. Here is a complete set.


And here is the set tucked into a clear box with a ribbon, ready for giving! And I forgot to include the envelopes for the photo! LOL! How's that for a pretty little gift (with the envelopes, of course)?! :)


I'd love to enter this set of note cards into the following challenges:
Frame Collage Funky Bright Home Decor Upcycled Vintage Frames Hollywood Regency Apartment Decor Quirky Decor

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White (#100730), Island Indigo (#122923), Crushed Curry (#131199), Cherry Cobbler (#119685), Cajun Craze (#119684), Perfect Plum (#101889) and Rose Red (#102544) 
  • Stamps: Lotus Blossom stamp set (#139143)
  • Ink: Island Indigo (#126986), Crushed Curry (#131173), Cherry Cobbler (#126966), Cajun Craze (#126965), Perfect Plum (#126963), Rose Red (#126954) and Always Artichoke (#129406)
  • Accessories: Clear card box, Whisper White envelopes (#107301), white ribbon

I hope you've enjoyed seeing this awesome Lotus Blossom stamp set in action! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!
Hugs,
Leslie

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous set of notelets. They really do look watercoloured, you have done such superb and skilled stamping. Thanks for joining us at Time out x

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  2. Beautiful, repeated image technique. These card sets will be a fabulous gift. So glad to have found you through Word Art Wednesday's challenge.

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  3. This is a very pretty notecard set, Leslie !! A nice array of colors and such a fabulous homemade gift; how thoughtful and I'm sure anyone would enjoy.

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  4. I love the stamping process involved, and the end result is beautiful. A lovely set of notelets in such pretty colours.Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft Challenge, good luck and best wishes, Anne, DT x

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  5. Your notecards are gorgeous and make a wonderful gift! Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week.
    Chris
    x

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  6. These are lovely! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck,
    Rene

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  7. These are so elegant, just beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays! :)

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  8. A great set of notelets, beautifully stamped.
    I always struggle with the layered stamping thing, even when I use the Stamp a ma jig!
    Thanks for sharing with us at FAntasy Stampers. :)

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  9. Lovely cards, beautiful image, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky.

    Pat xx

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  10. Lovely set of notelets.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT
    http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

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  11. very pretty gift set!! I love all the colors!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation with us at DRS Designs.

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  12. That is such a fabulous notelet set. Who wouldn't be happy to receive on of those. I love how you've made them in different colours too. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge March 2015 and Good Luck! Del

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  13. Beautifully done. Just stopping by to say hi and check out what you're been doing. Hugs.

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  14. Really beautiful :) Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays.

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  15. Wonderful set of cards! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore March Anything Goes challenge! Lynda - DT Member

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  16. What a fabulous gift idea, Leslie - love the three part stamp. Thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

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