On Tuesday, I showed you a card I'd made using the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set from the Stampin' Up! 2015 Sale-A-Bration Catalog. This is a three-stamp image, and I stamped off both the second and third stamped layers. In today's card, I made two of the Lotus Blossom images, but I stamped them off differently. I think the difference is definitely clear.
In the top right image, I stamped both the first and second layer using a stamp that was fully-inked with Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink, and then stamped off the third image before applying it to the image. In the lower left image, I stamped the first layer using a fully-inked stamp and then stamped off layers 2 and 3.
I also stamped off both layers of the stem using Wild Wasabi Classic Ink.
Wait – stamp off? It occurred to me as I wrote this that there may be some of you who don't have a clue about what I'm talking about. When I say, "stamp off," I mean ink up the stamp, stamp it on some scrap paper – not TOO hard! – and then go back and stamp the image on your good cardstock. This takes some but not all of the ink off the stamp and leaves you with a lighter image on your card.
I think both of these images have merit, but I personally like the one at the lower left where both the 2nd and 3rd images were stamped off before applying the ink to the cardstock.
The sentiment for this card comes from the same stamp set as the flowers and stems. There's also a "Thank You" stamp in this set, which makes it doubly useful. The best part is that you can get only get it FOR FREE when you purchase $50 worth of Stampin' Up! products during the annual Sale-A-Bration event.
The paper in the background is the same paper that I used in Tuesday's blog post – one of the sheets from the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper set.
To accent this card, I used some of the Wild Wasabi Candy Dots from the Subtles Candy Dots collection. I arranged them so that they run parallel to the stem in the lower floral image.
Beginning with my next blog post, I'm going to share some other products in the Stampin' Up! 2015 Occasions Catalog, and begin to make some Valentine's Day cards – it's not too long before I'll need those!
Meanwhile, don't forget to visit my Stampin' Up! store by checking out the products that I used for this project: