The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge 12

I’m running late again!  Up early creating my card for the Blog Hop.  This week I’m showing you a sneak peek look at the Stampin Up Lotus Blossom which could be yours free during Sale a Bration.

Lotus Blossom

You are so going to LURVE this stamp set.  I’d get in quick too, as it’s already gone onto backorder just from Demonstrators claiming it!

The Lotus Blossom is a 3 step stamp set which comes in photopolymer only.  This set is a little different in that you stamp the detail image first, then work backwards to the solid image.  The colours I’ve used are Blackberry Bliss, Rose Red and Blushing Bride (the same pinks we’ll be using in Stamp by Mail starting January).  The green stems are Wild Wasabi and Garden Green.

I’ve also used stamps from 2 other brand new sets coming in the Occasions Catalogue.  The dots and stripes are from a set called Painted Petals (also in Stamp by Mail) and the sentiment are from a set called From the Herd, which just cracks me up!

All layers have been double layered, sponged around and stamped in the matching ink.  The thick cotton twine is also new and you’ll get that in Stamp by Mail too.

For a bit of sparkle, you can see it in real life, I’ve added some Wink of Stella to the Blackberry Bliss areas of the Lotus Blossom, to the spots on the Blushing Bride and to the stripes on the Rose Red panels. It’s quite pretty when you move the card around.

Lotus Blossom


Here’s your graphic for playing along at home:

Sketch Challenge

Card Recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Lotus Blossom, Painted Petals, From the Herd (all available 6th January)
  • Card: Garden Green, Rose Red, Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
  • Ink: Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Blackberry Bliss, Rose Red, Blushing Bride
  • Embellishments: Wild Wasabi Thick Cotton Twine (Painted Blossoms Cotton Twine)
  • Non Stampin Up: Wink of Stella

You can purchase all of these items from my ONLINE STORE, Stamp Sets and Twine available from the 6th January.

And now onto ALISON BARCLAY to see what she’s come up with.  I dare say there may be more Occasions Catalogue Sneak Peeks along the way.

6 thoughts on “The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge 12

  1. I wasn’t going to get Painted Petals, but now I think I have to just for those amazing backgrounds…..I have also finally got my Wink of Stella pen and I am putting it on everything!!! 🙂

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