Beautifully Shaded Lotus Blossom

Hooray!  It’s Wednesday!  With my increasingly busier schedule and my total lack of knowing how to work from home, it seems like making my card for Freshly Made Sketches card is the only time I get to stamp much these days, and ohhhhh, how I miss it.  I WILL find a way to work it back into my regular routine because I NEED the creative and stress-free time! This week’s challenge at Freshly Made Sketches is hosted by the lovely and supremely talented Cindy Lovell.  Cindy is always on the cutting-edge of new techniques and she masters each and every one with total skill and ease.  I envy her watercoloring; mine always looks like I spilled the ink.  Make sure you check out her blog for extreme inspiration and a lot of jaw-dropping talent! I love Cindy’s sketch this week; it is the epitome of Clean and Simple and a provided a perfect opportunity to ink up my super cool Lotus Blossom stamp set. FMS174-Lotus-Blossom-SilverThe new Spring Flowers embossing folder made a pretty back ground and made the Silver Foil strip look more like a piece of metal.  I reversed the embossing for the white paper and kept it forward for the foil paper just to be different. FMS174-Lotus-BlossomTake note of that incredibly shaded flower!  One color (Rose Red), yet all that dimension.  It’s three-step stamping, and oh-so-simple.  And do you know what’s even better than pretty and easy?  FREE!  This is one of your choices for a free item from Sale-A-Bration when you spend a minimum of $50 before tax and shipping!  Another no-brainer, right? Be sure to stop over at Freshly Made Sketches to see the wonderfully inspiring cards that the ‘Clean Team’ has whipped up for you, and if you’re so inclined, we hope to see you in the gallery this week!  Here’s your starting point: FMS174 Cindy L Okay… what are you still doing here?  Shouldn’t you be in your craft room?  🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

SUPPLIES:  Sale-A-Bration Brochure Free Item: Lotus Blossom Stamp Set

Occasions Catalog:  Spring Flowers Embossing Folder, Artisan Embellishments Kit (Crochet Trim)

Annual Catalog:  Whisper White, Wild Wasabi and Silver Foil Card Stock, Rose Red and Wild Wasabi Ink Pads and Stampin’ Write Markers, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Circles Framelits, Strawberry Slush Cotton Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Non-SU: Scallop Circle Die

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  1. Ginger

    I love your watercoloring! It is perfection!

  2. Rita

    This is so lovely, Cindy. I love all the dimension on your flower. I can’t master two-step stamping, so three is just out of the question. Maybe you should come teach me. 🙂

  3. Narelle Farrugia

    This is totally gorgeous and fresh Cindy! I didn’t have got this set yet – now I need it! Your two-toned sentiment and silver foil are great touches.

  4. Greta H

    That flower is just amazing & I love how you used the embossing folder!

  5. Cindy Lovell

    Oh my,Cindy…this card is SO beautiful! I love everything here!! Beautiful colors,love the circle,beautiful flower,silver foil,embossing…LOVE this card!!!

  6. Valentyna

    Gorgeous card, Cindy! Beautiful flower and great work on texture!

  7. Amy O'Neill

    This is beautiful, Cindy! And it makes my heart sing, “Spring!” I love the way you’ve shown both sides of the embossing, and the colors are beautiful. I need to pull out my Rose Red ink pad.

  8. Hazel

    Love that foil strip with that pretty lace trim peeping out Cindy!! Thanks for the inspiration over at FMS. Hazel xx

  9. KarrenJ

    I sure hope you get some crafting time soon, Cindy – you’re so right in that it’s a great stress reliever! In the meantime, the time you spent on this card was certainly time well spent! This is so beautiful and I adore the flower stamped in Rose Red.

  10. Jen Timko

    Wow, I just love your combination of color and details. Your flower is really perfect!

  11. Kristie W

    LOVE this card!! The lotus blossom is gorgeous in Rose Red and the background looks great debossed.

  12. Jen Mitchell

    An embossed layer and a debossed layer, what! You’re a genius. The look is fantastic – especially with that beautiful flower!

  13. Linda Callahan

    This is gorgeous! Love the red…..and oh that foil! What a fabulous look!

  14. Cindy Bailey

    Your card is excellent. I’ve played with the lotus set and love it, but yours is exquisite!! Cindy Bailey

  15. Jen Brum

    Such a great card Cindy! I love that Lotus Blossom! I am regretting not ordering it! Love the foil – what a great accent! So shiny! Glad you were able to enjoy some time in your craft room! Hope you get to spend some more time there soon!

  16. Bobbi Miller

    Love this ! Very cool idea to have that beautiful embossing folder do double duty. Clever girl! I am still practicing this flower; you would think it would be easy since I adore 2 step stamping. I am convinced my 3 flowers don’t match up exactly. I swear I put that little tab in the exact same spot on every block; I even use 3 blocks to be sure, and it’s still “off” just a tad. Makes me crazy, but I will keep at it. Love yours in Rose Red, a color I hardly use. Beautiful!

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