A Sneak Peek of Sale-A-Bration’s Lotus Blossom

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  Have you made your resolutions?  I have a sneak peek for you to kick off the new year. The Lotus Blossom photopolymer stamp set will likely be a top FREE gift choice during the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion.  Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax).  See all my Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration sneak peeks.

JUST FIVE MORE DAYS!  Sale-A-Bration, one of the biggest Stampin’ Up! promotions of the year, begins Jan. 6!


My color palette was inspired by this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA234).  Discover what the rest of the Pals Paper Arts Resident Artists have dreamed up with this combination and play along HERE.


  • Think 1, 2, 3.  Three coordinating stamp images merge to create the layered lotus blossom.  Two are combined for the stem.

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  • Even the sentiment is gracious and pretty!  Two Wisteria Wonder (Subtles) Candy Dots add a pop of interest.

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  • Brushed Silver Cardstock adds interest with a rich, metallic layer.

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  • A Wisteria Wonder Polka Dot pattern lines the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  It was created using a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Magnetic Platform (for precisely lining it up), Envelope Liners Framelits Dies and Subtles Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack.


  • Hover and Pin it! Here’s a photo showing key products for today’s card that you can save or pin to Pinterest. See ALL my product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.300 x 300 RedTulip

COMING UP TOMORROW:  I’ll share a 1 Minute to WOW! Video Tutorial demonstrating how easy it is to line up and layer the lotus blossom.  Did I mention I only needed one ink color (Night of Navy) to create that beautifully shaded flower?

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  1. Hi Shelia: It’s just layering of Night of Navy (one color). Here’s a video I created to show you how: https://stampinpretty.com/2015/01/new-wow-video-1-2-3-lotus-blossom.html

  2. Shelia Harrison

    How did you stamp the flower with 3 different colors?

  3. My above comment was referring to your video. Love it!

  4. Mary, thanks so much for sharing this technique. It’s SO much easier using the same stamp color for each layer than trying to find three colors that work together. I don’t usually like florals, but I’ve already made lots of thank-you cards with this stamp. Just love it!

  5. Hi Cathy . . . I think you may have intended to comment on today’s post (not this lotus flower). Please head to today’s post about the calendar and check the comments. The calendar is not a stamp. However, there are lots of ideas being offered by readers on how to download them! M

  6. Cathy Blanche

    How do you stamp the name of the month and the month itself? Is that a stamp set?

  7. Thanks, Katy. “Stamping off” to remove some of the ink before you layer is key!

  8. Carol . . . watch my video tomorrow. By stamping off, you can lighten the amount of ink and use just one color for all three layers.

  9. Beautifully executed, Mary! And I will be back tomorrow to see how you obtained this absolute gorgeous flower. My experimentation has not provided such lovely results!!

  10. That flower is stunning, Mary! Such a pretty card!

  11. Carol Carriveau

    Your Lotus flower is fabulous – I am beginning to learn that we need to use more than one color, and not the darkest – I made my first (really third after practicing!) using Blackberry Bliss – my most favorite color….and you cannot differentiate the patterns….love your color combo and am going to mix them up going forward…love this stamp!!!! Thank you for all you do and share for/with us…HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  12. I think you can roll with either a layered or individual (one stamp) stem! Experiment!

  13. Oh, yes, Mary! We were on the same wavelength! I love the colors in your bloom and I didn’t know the stem was two-step! I thought it was a option for either one 🙂

  14. Super classy and oh so elegant!

  15. The way you used the colors from the challenge is simply beautiful. I love the lotus stamp set and can hardly wait until I can get it. I really love how you always coordinate your envelopes to your cards.

  16. So pretty and elegant! Love how you added the sentiment!

  17. Woo hoo! Thanks, Arlene!

  18. Simply….elegant! Sometimes less is more. Happy New Year, Mary. Am I really addicted if this blog is the first thing I check before breakfast….and on New Years Day no less!!!

  19. It’s even numbered, Nadine. Pretty full proof! Thanks for your kind feedback!

  20. Cannot wait to see how it’s done to look so nice. I have a layering stamp, used it only once because it did not turn out so good.

  21. Lotus Blossom is my VERY FAVORITE item in the SAB catalog. LOVE your card Mary. HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FRIEND!

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