A Lotus Blossom Bouquet for a Birthday

As Sale-A-Bration draws to a swift conclusion, I thought I’d share another card made with my fave set – the Lotus Blossom.  Which I got for FREE during SAB – and so can you (if you hurry!).  I flat love the versatility of this stamp.  And, one of my very favorite color combos is the Crushed Curry and almost-any-other-color!  So, take a look-see at what happens when you combine it with Cherry Cobbler:

Lotuse Bouquet Happy B-day Outside 1 Watermarked 

While I don’t think you’d ever put any kind of curry – crushed or otherwise! – into a cherry anything – let alone cobbler! – I definitely think the combo works for this stamp.  I stamped the blossom on a piece of Whisper White card stock, three times.  As you know, this is a 3-step stamp.  And, it only comes in photopolymer – so you do need to remember to put some sort of squishy mat (a piercing mat or an old mouse pad) under your paper when you use it.  The Photopolymers don’t have any cushion of their own, so you have to provide it.  But, the ability to precisely position your stamp is one of the PP’s greatest qualities.  I love them!

Anyway – steps 1 and 2 of the blossom are Cherry Cobbler.  Step 3 is the Crushed Curry.  For the stems, I started with Old Olive and did the second stamp in Mossy Meadow.  I did make a little “mask” – I stamped a blossom on a piece of scratch paper and fussy cut it out.  Then I laid it over the bottom right blossom while I did the stems.  That’s how I got that one stem to look like it was “in the back” – and made it look more realistically like a bouquet!

Lotus Bouquet Happy B-day Outside 4 watermarked

I ran the long edges of the white card stock thru the Big Shot – using my Magnetic Platform – to cut them out with my Finishing Touches Edgelits.  I love how that lacy edge looks on the Cherry Cobbler card base.

I dipped into my go-to sentiment set – Sassy Salutations – and stamped Happy Birthday in Versamark Ink.  Then heat embossed it in Cherry Cobbler.

A bow and button from the brand new SAB freebie – the In Color Accessory Pack – plus a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels finished off the front.  The bow and button are adhered with a glue dot.  The entire front is popped onto a Cherry Cobbler card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the inside, I just stamped another blossom in the bottom corner of a piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  And added a few rhinestones.  The ones across the top hide a little boo-boo! Rhinestones and Pearls – two of my never-be-without embellishments – for obvious reasons! (I need them for my t-shirt fronts – but that’s a whole ‘nother story!). 😉

Lotus Bouquet Happy B-day Inside 1 watermarked

And that’s that!  One each Happy Birthday card for someone special – I hope that you like it, and will put the Lotus Blossom on your “must-have” list.  It’s just too pretty not to have.

As of today, 16 Mar 15 – there are only 15 days left to get in on Sale-A-Bration!  Your opportunity to add the Lotus Blossom to your stash is almost over!  The chance to get that additional $25 in Hostess Dollars is almost over!!   Don’t miss out.

This is the last day to get in on this week’s deals.  The weekly deals are below – some great Baker’s Twine colors on sale this week!  And that Wildflower Meadow stamp…. 😉 (yep – I just ordered the stamp and the TIEF, and some Baker’s Twine and ….)

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

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Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project:
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 3/8″ (front art piece); 4 ” x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
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BLENDABILITIES DISCONTINUED

You’ve been reading that the Blendies have been on ordering hold, due to quality issues in manufacturing. Due to the nature of the defect, Stampin’ Up! has concluded that difficulties, dissatisfaction, and product returns will only become more widespread. The manufacturer is unable to correct the problem in a manner the company is certain would meet our high quality standards and provide us with a stable, long-term solution. Therefore, after a great deal of deliberation and in order to prevent further disappointment, the Blendabilities product line has been discontinued. If you have Blendabilities that you feel are defective, please let me know and I’ll guide you through what to do next. Hopefully SU will find a new source for alcohol markers – you’ll know just as soon as I do!

Backorder Report – as of 12 Mar 15

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

131169: Regals Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills–March 16
137362: Balloon Framelits Die–March 18
127821: Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder–March 18
137414: Bow Builder Punch–March 20

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

131262: Regals Stampin’ Write Markers
126199: Stampin’ Pierce Mat
137866: Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim
137360: Butterflies Thinlits Die
139322: Butterfly Bundle (Wood)
139323: Butterfly Bundle (Clear)
138865: Butterfly Bundle (Photopolymer)
137380: Paper Pumpkin Clear Stamp Block (2-7/8″ x 2-11/16″; supply item)

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:

122332: Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
127811: 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch

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4 thoughts on “A Lotus Blossom Bouquet for a Birthday

  1. I just love this card Mary! The lacy edges are beautiful (and so straight…I’m jealous of your cutting skills!!) and your button and bow top the bouquet off perfectly. So pretty!! 🙂

  2. Thanks, Amy! Edgelits and (most critically!) the Magnetic Platform are the key. And a little persnickety patience! 😉

  3. Beautiful card Mary, awesome color combo and the lacy edges really add a vintage feel to it.

  4. Thanks, Sandi! 🙂

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