If you've been on Pinterest at all in the Stampin' Up! world over the last month, you've seen the Lotus Blossom EVERYWHERE! Talk about a popular stamp set. It's beautiful. There are so many great ways to combine color and texture. I've seen really beautiful cards made from this set.
I wanted to get my inspiration for this card somewhere other than good ol Pinterest. Sometimes I feel like there isn't an original idea in my own head when I spend hour after hour cruising that beautiful idea site. Instead, I turned to Google. I googled "lotus blossom" and clicked on Images. I think the best Inspiration truly does come from nature. First thing I noticed, lotus blossoms float. I need water. Second thing I noticed, lots of pinks and purple. Bring on Wisteria Wonder! Since I've got a Brayer Basics class on the horizon I might have found just the right bit of inspiration for this project.
I will be using this card as one of my class projects. It is a fun way to show how to blend similar colors to create a lovely graded background and highlights. It also incorporates a couple fun techniques that I think make this card stand out. Learning how to use your brayer makes this a relatively quick card for as detailed as it looks, too. I made a dozen of these as a swap with my stamp club in under 3 hours. What is that, 15 minutes a card? Not bad :-)
Visit my Meetup group at www.meetup.com/kellistamps4u and register for Brayer Basics. You will learn how to make this card and others using that magic rubber roller that takes your card making to a whole new level. Want your own Lotus Blossom stamp set? Make a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration and choose it as your free stamp set. That's the only way to get it. When SAB is over, it's got forever!