Stamp Focus: Lotus

by Sveta Fotinia

Hello, dear friends!

Further to  Therese's gorgeous card, today we will focus on our newest Lotus stamp set designed by our talented May Sukyoung Park! I will do my best to show you different ways to use this stamps in your projects.


Here is what May says about Lotus stamp set:

“This set was inspired by the photo we took in South Korea. You can either use the outline images by themselves, or combine them with the solid images to get two distinct looks. Make endless arrangements with these unique floral stamps! ”



The first card is the most difficult and takes some time but it's definitely worth it! I begun with outline images and stamped them with Moon Rock Crisp Dye Ink, then I used solid layer stamps with Evening Gray Crisp Dye Ink.DSC_9128web

After that has started the most interesting part: coloring with watercolor pencils. You can go with any other pencils you have. Use lighter colors first, adding more shades with a darker ones step by step.DSC_9129web

I colored one of the lotuses in blue color using Caribbean Crisp Dye Ink and Arctic Crisp Dye Ink to pop-up on a grey background. For the card base I used Real Gray cardstock. Sentiment is made with newest Beautiful Quotes stamp set and Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink.

For the second card I decided to use only  outline  layer with gold embossing on a vellum. Black and gold is always a perfect combination!


I made accents using little leaves from Persian Motifs stamp set and white pencil. For the sentiment I used Label Love stamp set with gold embossing and Jet Black cardstock.


The third card is the most colorful of three and the most simple and quick to do! DSC_9133web

I prepared two flowers and two stems using all layers for stamping. I used following colors of Crisp Dye Inks: Warm SunshineCaramel ToffeeDark Chocolate, Forest Glades, Frayed leaf.

Then I stamped and die cut a “Friend” word using Super Script stamp set and Super Script dies . I put them all together on a piece of brown Woodgrain Bark cardstock and adhered on a green card base using foam adhesive. DSC_9134web

As a final touch I chose enamel dots and glitter.

Hope you enjoyed today inspiration! Thanks!



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Liz Maitland May 25, 2016 - 8:50 AM

These are all BEAUTIFUL!

pooja May 25, 2016 - 9:38 AM

Wow..Beautiful cards ! Thanks for sharing them,one stamp but so varied look with different techniques !

conil May 25, 2016 - 11:44 AM

All three are truly lovely. That grey card knocks me out, though.

Jan Castle May 25, 2016 - 12:22 PM

What a wonderful stamp set….you really made the flowers look real!!! BEAUTIFTL!
Paper Hugs,

Susan Fisher May 25, 2016 - 2:37 PM

Classy cards.

Linda K May 25, 2016 - 4:36 PM

Such beautiful cards!

Kimberly Gombita May 25, 2016 - 10:36 PM

Gorgeous! And I LOVE you comment about Black and Gold! As a Pittsburgher, I bleed Black and Gold! LOL!

Taunya Butler May 25, 2016 - 11:02 PM

Gorgeous cards – love how dynamic they each are – and that black and gold one – outta this world!! So beautiful – what an awesome post!!

Lolyfant May 26, 2016 - 7:24 AM

They all are beautiful. But I like the first one the most.

Jintyoo7 May 26, 2016 - 9:42 AM

Absolutely beautiful – all three :-)

Denise Sayers May 26, 2016 - 9:52 AM

They are all great, but I really love the gray one with just the pop of blue followed closely by the gold on vellum. What a wonderful way to show different looks with the same stamp set.

barb macaskill May 26, 2016 - 10:39 AM

All three of these are out of this world amazing bt the first one is definitely my favorite! LOVELOVELOVE it! TFS!

Maureen Reiss May 26, 2016 - 1:32 PM

These are GORGEOUS!!!!

adie May 26, 2016 - 4:37 PM

all gorgeous but my fave is the vellum one

Karmen May 26, 2016 - 6:51 PM

very elegant cards!

Clara May 27, 2016 - 12:32 AM

Gorgeous seems to be the word to describe your cards!!

CM Taylor May 31, 2016 - 12:19 AM

Absolutely fabulous designs! Can’t wait to try some of the ideas!

susan a Lorio May 31, 2016 - 8:12 PM

really beautiful!

Linda Ford June 18, 2016 - 4:35 AM

Gorgeous cards.


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