Sunday, 18 January 2015

Lotus Blossom

Today's card for Pixie Snippets challenge uses a three step stamp set which comes free as part of Stampin' Up's 'Sale-a-Bration' promotion - a photopolymer set which makes this sort of technique easier than it was when using wood mounted stamps with a positioning gizmo.  I used Pumpkin Pie ink for the stamping and some scraps of matching card for the layers along with an odd piece of paper from the scrap box.  A doily was cut from a scrap of white card and the remaining coloured scraps  were used for the sentiments which were stamped and punched.  On my desk at the moment I have a pile of random bits and pieces, mostly left over die cut corners, flowers etc and I've almost decided to throw them out (something I find VERY difficult!!) - on the other hand they might be 'saved' and used on future Snippet cards.  I don't know why I find it so hard to throw anything away because after it isn't as if I don't have oodles of scrap card to cut more as and when they are needed and then at least they would hopefully be just the right colour or design I need at the time.

Image - Lotus Blossom stamp set Stampin' Up
Doily - X-cut die
Layers - Spellbinder dies and Tonic die
Sentiments - stamped and punched with Stampin' Up punches


  1. The lotus looks lovely, fab colours. I like the doily too - think I might have that!! Know what you mean about throwing scraps away - seems a shame to throw a bit away you could punch a little flower from!!

  2. Gorgeous card Val, and such lovely colours. Makes it seem more like spring rather than the dull overcast sky outside.

    Sue xx

  3. Very pretty card and lovely colours. Really like that Pumpkin Pie colour . . .will have to go on my list!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. Really lovely Val! I have that SU stamp coming with my SU order - and am glad to hear it's much easier to use as I've struggled with previous non-clear ones - even using the Stamp-a-ma-jig :) Like Sarn - I adore the Pumpkin Pie colour too!, just checked and I already have it :)


    Di xx

  5. Love the colours of your flower and card Val....for a minute I thought you had used the paper doily from our coffee mornin on Tuesday..lOl...lOl...Love the stamp...


  6. Lovely card Val, such a pretty colour combo! Love that stamp and am wondering what goodies you bought to get the freebie!!
    Val x

  7. What a gorgeous card Val. The colours are Stunning. Hugs Rita xxx

  8. Really pretty Val. Great colors. So by getting this stamp set free from SU must mean you bought more goodies!!! lol

    Karen x

  9. Beautiful card Val, love the flower stamp, Cathy x

  10. Beautiful card and lovely colour combination. The flower stamp is gorgeous too. Elizabeth xx