Technique Tuesday Lotus Card

Hi there! I’m back with another Technique Tuesday project to share with you. This time I’m showcasing the stamp set from the August Greenhouse Society release, called Lotus.

I will come straight out an say it. When I saw the name Lotus and the image on the stamp set, I realized I do not know what a Lotus flower looks like! I wasn’t even sure where they grow?!

In the process of doing some research, (I learned that they grow in China and India) I found this picture and I couldn’t NOT try and replicate it for my card! On my card today I’ve ignored the fact that the lower “bloom” is actually a leaf because I wanted more pink on my card. I’ll be sharing another card soon where I’ve followed the rules, even though breaking them is sometimes more fun!

I stamped the image using Versamark ink and white embossing powder to heat set. Then I painted the flowers, stems and background with Mijello Mission Gold watercolor paints. I’ve said it before, I have a hard time with keeping my hues light. This ended up darker than I wanted, so I guess I just need to keep practicing! Not a bad way to spend an hour or two!

Once the flowers and background were painted and dry, I stamped the sentiment from the Lotus stamp set with Versamark ink and heat set with white embossing powder. Then I flicked on some paint speckles using the same colors I’d painted with. You can see where some of the speckles landed on the flowers and I tried to lift them off without complete success. I decided just to let that be part of this card’s character!

Rather than distract from the simplicity of the flowers, I simply added a few Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins. I trimmed the card panel by 1/8″ on every side and mounted it to a cream colored cardstock card base.

The Greenhouse Society is one of three different stamp and die subscription plans you can join, ensuring a beautiful new stamp set in your mailbox each month at a reduced price! You can check it out here.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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