The StampinUp Lotus Blossom set that kind reader Sarah sent me is pretty awesome.
I started with three shades of purple and love the effect. I didn't quite get the layers lined up perfectly, but it doesn't look bad to my eyes. Hopefully not to yours, either.
Someone commented that layered stamps make them nervous about choosing color. I replied that, mostly, I pick three shades of the same color because monochromatic equals safe.
Which then got me thinking. Could I mix it up a bit?
So I combined a pale yellow with two shades of salmon. The results made me so happy! (Plus, I lined things up better this time! Practice makes perfect.)
Note the stamped panel on this salmon version of the card is larger to accommodate the larger sentiment. I cut the first panel before choosing a sentiment and struggled to find one to fit. Everything was too small or too large...which is always frustrating.
And please note that bling is essential to these cards. Simple, clean, and blingy. Oh, happy lotus!
Mercy, grace, peace, and love,
stamps: StampinUp Lotus Blossom, assorted sentiments
ink: various dye inks
paper: Papertrey white