Lotus Blossom

A couple of weeks ago in one of our Technique Classes I gave the ladies a little bit of homework to take home with them.004wm-fb

We used the gorgeous “Lotus Blossom” from SAB 2015 – sadly no longer available, which we stamped onto a piece of Very Vanilla Card using Tangerine Tango, Poppy Parade (Retired) & Hello Honey.  I wanted to show the ladies that you can use any colour combination to create a gorgeous card using this stamp set.

All they went home with the same stamped piece of card & then they had to create a card using this image.  I’m hoping that they will bring along their cards at our next Technique Class so that we can all have a look at them.

By clicking on the link below you are able to print the tutorial to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

55. Lotus Blossom – Mum

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Lotus Blossom

Was again going to be used for our 2nd card last Sunday in our Technique Class, this time with a twist, ie a Tri-Fold Card, but I changed my mind at the last moment & created another card.

If you haven’t created one of these cards before, you need to have a go.  They are a fun little card – 3 1/2″ square in size, but041tc-blog one that packs a WOW!  A small box was created  with the Envelope Punch Board to fit this card.  The Envelope Punch Board makes it so easy to create.

The card uses the Stamp Set –Lotus Blossom” along with the “Best Year Ever” Accessories Pack & matching DSP – Best Year Ever.  All 3 items are from the SAB 2015 Brochure which are FREE products when you spend $AUD90.00 (excluding P&H).  Love, love, love all this gorgeous, bright product.

If you would like to learn how to create this card & 3-Step Stamping, then either check out the dates on the Classes/Workshops Page or contact me to book a day & time to suit you.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Technique Class

Yesterday we commenced our Technique Classes for 2015.  It was great catching up with everyone & hearing all the stories of what Christmas/New Year was like, how the grandkids were & what everyone has been getting up to over the School Holidays, which is one of the reasons we had a fairly easy class to get back into the swing of things.019aa-blog

For our 1st class back we played with new product from SAB 2015 & the ladies absolutely loved all the gorgeous new stuff.  Don’t forget you can still earn FREE product during SAB 2015 – 6 January – 31 March – with any order over $AUD90.00 excluding P&H.  Contact me if you don’t have a copy or click on the photo on the  hand side..

Lotus Blossom” is one of the FREE Stamp Sets you can earn while Sale-a-Bration is on & we concentrated on the 3-Step Stamping in this case!  It does take a little playing to get the stamping right, but it also depends on the depth of your ink colours.

We also used some of the gorgeous DSP – Painted Blooms from the Occasions Catalogue.  To view this Catalogue, either contact me or click on the photo on the right hand side.

In our card we used Blushing Bride Ink as our 1st 2 colours & finished the flower off with Pink Pirouette Ink as it is the lighter of the 2.  Because these 2 colours are so light, there was no need to stamp off first.

This class will be repeated this month at my home if you would like to create these cards.  For more details, please click onto the Classes/Workshop Page.  Depending on how popular the class is, it may be repeated for the month of March.  Please contact me for more details.

If you are unable to make the classes, I am more than happy for you to purchase the kits.  please contact me for more details.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Lotus Blossom

G’Day Stampers,

Today’s card is one I’ve created for my “Thank You” cards for January.  It features the 3-Step Stampin’ Technique using one of the FREE Stamp Sets available from 2015 Sale-A-Bration which begins January 6 through to March 31, 2015.  This Brochure is packed with gorgeous new product which I am going to showcase over the next month or so.  You are able to earn your FREE product by placing an order of $90.00 (plus P&H).

I must admit, this set has been carefully designed, in that each part of the flower has a “tag” to show which direction the stamp should face to get the correct layering lined up.  The sheet has the flower images numbered so you know which stamp to stamp first, etc.008bb-blog

I’ve found with this stamp set, it is best to stamp off once or twice prior to stamping your image.  In saying that, I found it better if I didn’t stamp off at all as it created a deeper effect.

The flower is created by using 2 different ink colours.  In this case I’ve used Melon Mambo & So Saffron, while the stem is in Old Olive.  Actually the stem may be created using the 2-Step Stampin’ Technique, but I’ve only used one of the images.

My flower was stamped direct onto Whisper White Card.

My sentiment comes from the same set & has been stamped in Old Olive Ink.

Once my stamping had been completed, I adhered it to a piece of Melon Mambo Card prior to adhering to the Base Card – Whisper White.

To finish it off, 3 x Pearls were adhered to the top Left Hand Corner & 1 x Pearl to the top of the stem.

A very simple little card, but one that highlights this gorgeous stamp set.  I would love to know what you think?

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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