Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lotus Blossom....grey tones...AWESOME!

Who doesn't love the new Lotus Blossom stamp set?!?!  There are so many possibilities you can do with this set.  Yes I know it's a flower...and that's girly, but look how nice it is in the grey tones.  With the pop of yellow in the back, it makes a lovely sympathy card.

For the lightest layer, I used smokey slate and stamped it off.  When you stamp it off (to the side on scrap paper), the next image will be a lighter shade of the original.  Then when you stamp the second stamp, you'll use it full strength and that'll give it the faded look.  Lastly, you'll stamp the darkest color, Basic Gray, to create the shadows of the flower.  I also stamped the stem in basic grey for some contrast to the base of the flower.

I love the simplicity of just adding the doily behind the card.  You don't have to do much to it either.  And since you get 24 Tea Lace Paper Doilies in a pack and you only need half of one, you'll have plenty left to use elsewhere.

I used the Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape under the Daffodil Delight Cotton Ribbon for another "layer" to the card.  I just love the bold black and "clear" stripe of the washi isn't just for Valentine's Day!

These are the two cards I got from Leadership swaps.  The left is from Lisa Pressley and the right is from Heather Wnek.  They are fellow demonstrators.  I took both ideas and combined them.  Love it!

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