Sunday, March 15, 2015

Creation Station Blog Hop - Lotus Blossom

Time flies when you're staying busy!! Unfortunately my creative juices haven't been able to flow much lately as I have been busy with planning a pretty big family Bingo Night event at my kids' school. Therefore, this little blog got put on the back burner. But...the event was on Friday and now I hope to be back into creating again! With my monthly card night coming up this week, I sure I hope I'm in the mood! ;)

For today's Creation Station Blog Hop we were able to choose from the following (any or all):
1. Theme: Easter
2. For Peeps Sake Stamp Set
3. Lotus Blossum Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set

Because of the aforementioned busy-ness I just have one sweet, but simple card to share with you today using the Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom stamp set. I actually created this card for one of my card nights last week, so it's one of those cards that is easily reproducible. 

This stamp set is a Two-Step Stamp Set, but technically it's a Three-Step stamp!

To create the flower I inked up the full flower image with Rose Red and stamped off once onto a scrap paper before stamping on my Whisper White. This gives the image a softer color. Then I used Rose Red again and stamped the second image right over what I had just stamped. Finally I used the third image and inked it up with Cherry Cobbler and overlapped it again creating this beautiful effect. There are SO MANY colors you can use to create this beautiful flower and I have seen some amazing samples. Just search "Lotus Blossom Stampin Up" in Pinterest and you will be WOW'd!

Adding the "thank you" on the inside of the card finishes off the sentiment from the front.

It's fun to use different embellishments clustered together. I used a Rose Red Candy Dot, Rhinestone, and Pearl to add a little something to the corner. Plus adding the texture to the background of the card base gives the card a fun look matching the dots from the patterned strip of paper in the middle of the card.

Stamp Sets
Lotus Blossom
Rose Red, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi
Whisper White, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Painted Blooms DSP
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals,Wild Wasabi Cotton Twine, Regal Candy Dots (Rose Red), Rhinestones, Pearls
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder

Thank you so much for coming by for a visit today! Continue on the hop to visit the talented Jennifer Frost or hop backwards to see what Sara Levin is inspiring us with today. Click on the buttons below to take you where you want to go!


Christina Collard said...

Your card is stunning in its simplicity! I will be CASEing your design! Thanks for sharing.

kkstamper said...

Beautiful! Love the sentiment inside--and love the idea of mixing up the bling! I'm going to have to CASE that idea. You are such an inspiration to me!!

Theartfulinker said...

Love the Rose Red and Wild Wasabi together. So nice and bright.

Deborah said...

I love how you carried the 'dots' all the way through your project, Heidi! Love the mixing of the embellishments, too - I'll be trying that idea! :)

Tricia said...

I love the striking color combination you used! I also love the trio of embellishments you used in the upper left; I will have to incorporate this in one of my projects! Great job :)

Gèraldine Tibbe said...

Very inspiring, love the bright colors!

Donna said...

I love this card, it's beautiful! TFS!

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