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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #117: Beautiful Lotus

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a Color Challenge!  

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #117 #dostamping #stampinup

This week's color combo just screamed flowers (at least to me).  So I pulled out the brand new Lotus Photopolymer stamp set (a free Sale-a-Bration choice with a $50 order) and literally just started stamping.  Usually I hmm and haw about layouts and such.  But as I was short on time, I told myself...just play with the image and see what comes.  And boy - it happened fast.  The card came together just like that and I'm lovin' the results.  I may have to talk to myself like that more often - ha! 

Sale-a-Bration Lotus card designed by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #117 #dostamping #stampinup

Lotus Stamping Tips:

Let's talk a little bit about this unique stamp set.  Why do I say unique?  For a couple of reasons.  

  1. It's a 3-step stamp set
  2. The stamp sheet it comes on has #'s for each of the stamps so you know which order to stamp them in
  3. The stamps have a "positioning tab" on them (mount on the block with tab facing in the "north" position) - helps to position all three stamps correctly
  4. The stamping is all backwards.  At least from the way I used to teach about 2-step stamping.  I generally teach people to start with the lighter color first, then stamp the dark color.  However since it's photopolymer, a see-thru clear stamp - you actually start dark and work to the lighter color.

Here's what I did :

  • Image #1 is stamped with Blackberry Bliss
  • Image #2 is stamped with Rose Red
  • Image #3 is first inked with Rose Red, stamp off on scratch paper first, then without reinking - stamp to complete the flower image

Hope you find these tips helpful.  I know you're gonna enjoy this stamp set - especially since it's FREE!

Have a lovely day~Dawn O


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