Are you excited?!  There’s only 2 more sleeps until the launch of the new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration!!

As I said in my previous post, I only had a small pre-order this time, but I am loving the sets that I did order 🙂

Today I’m back to share with you a set from the Sale-a-bration brochure; it’s called ‘Lotus Blossom‘, and you can get it for FREE with a purchase of just $60!!

This set is just gorgeous, and can be used in so many ways.  It’s meant as a 3-step stamp, but that doesn’t mean you have to use 3 different colours; you can use just one colour, or two, or three!

Here’s a completed card I made, using 3 colours;

Lotus blossom 3 colours

Isn’t this pretty?!  I just love the water-colour look you achieve, with no effort!

For these flowers, I stamped the 1st (smallest) stamp with  Elegant Eggplant; then the 2nd stamp using Perfect Plum and finally the 3rd stamp using Wisteria Wonder.  The stem was stamped first in Mossy Meadow (darker stem) then in Pear Pizzazz (lighter stem).   I cut out the Whisper White card stock using the Labels Collection Framelits, then hand-cut the 2nd flower and popped it up with Dimensionals on top of the 1st flower.  A panel of Mossy Meadow card stock was cut in the next largest size of Labels Framelit, and both of those were placed on top of a panel of Painted Blossoms DSP (I love this new paper!).  To brighten the card up a bit, I added a strip of Silver Glimmer paper down the left side, as well as under the sentiment, punched using the Label Bracket Punch.  The sentiment is also from this Lotus Blossom stamp set; I inked it in Elegant Eggplant.

This next picture will show you have you can still achieve a great look with this set, using just 1 colour for each flower!

Lotus blossom single colour


You can see that because of the different levels of details in the 3 stamps, you still get a great look of shading in the flower.

The top left flower is stamped the following way:

Stamp 1 – Pacific Point ink, full strength

Stamp 2- Pacific Point ink – stamped off once

Stamp 3 – Pacific Point ink – stamped off twice

The top right flower is stamped full strength on each stamp, using just Daffodil Delight ink.

The bottom left flower is stamped the following way:

Stamp 1 – Elegant Eggplant ink – full strength

Stamp 2 – Elegant Eggplant – stamped off once

Stamp 3 – Elegant Eggplant – stamped off twice

The bottom right flower was stamped full strength on each stamp, using just Crisp Cantaloupe ink.

You can spend as much time as you want, finding  your own colour combinations that you like!  Or, just practice your stamping off (which means that you ink up the stamp, then stamp once on a piece of scrap paper, then stamp on top of your first image stamp) to achieve different looks!  The possibilities are endless!

Here’s one more card I did with 2 flowers, each using slightly different colour combinations:

Lotus blossom blues

This time I used the masking technique to stamp one flower behind the other.  The background flower is stamped using the combination of  Marina Mist, then Tempting Turquoise stamped off once, then Soft Sky.

The foreground flower is stamped using Lost Lagoon, then Lost Lagoon stamped off once, then Pool Party ink.  The stems are again stamped with Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow; the sentiment stamped in Lost Lagoon.  I used a panel of DSP from the Moonlight DSP paper stack behind the Whisper White, all on a card base of Lost Lagoon.  I added a bow using the 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon in Lost Lagoon.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this new stamp set as much as I’ve enjoyed playing with it!  I know I’ll be using it a lot more in the future.  I don’t post everything here on my blog, especially if I’ve already featured a stamp set, so be sure to check out my Pinterest page  for more ideas 🙂

I’m expecting another delivery late on Tuesday of this week – that means stay tuned for more fun with new stamps & products!  In the meantime, be sure to get your shopping list ready – you can order directly from my store by clicking HERE as soon as the catalogue goes live at 11:00 pm PST (that’s midnight Mountain time)!  Of course, you can always contact me and I’m always happy to place your order for you 🙂

Until next time – happy shopping & stamping!

DebSmartSignature (1)





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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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