Thursday, August 19, 2021

STAMPlorations Throwback Thursday - August 2021 - Lotus Love

Hello and Happy Thursday! I am thrilled to be here today with my third and final Guest Designer post for Throwback Thursday at STAMPlorations. Throwback Thursday is a sharing of 3 new projects inspired by a previous STAMPlorations project made by either the featured designer or another STAMPlorations designer. Every month, one lucky crafter is drawn from all of the comments left on the Throwback Thursday post, as well as from the featured designer's blog, to win a $15.00 gift code to use at the STAMPlorations Store. Be sure to comment on this post for a chance at a $15 prize code. If you comment on the Throwback Thursday post on the STAMPlorations blog, you have another change to win a gift voucher.

My Throwback inspiration is this gorgeous card created by Cornelia Wenokor using the Lotus Love clear stamp set in the Dee's Artsy Impressions line, and one of the products in the Lotus Love Kit.

Here is how Cornelia's project inspired me.

My TBT Project #1:

I masked off the squares, blended a few shades of blue DO ink, splattered them with water and  stamped the water rings before lifting the mask. stamped, colored and fussy cut the lotus flowers and stems,  popped up the flowers with foam tape, added the sentiment and my card was complete.

My TBT Project #2:

I made a mini slimline card for this one. I cut a sheet of Clarity Antarctica Designer Card Stock to fit the card front. I stamped, watercolored and fussy cut the lotus flowers and popped them up with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment on pale pink card stock, die cut it, and placed it over the stems to complete my card.  

My TBT Project #3:

For this card, I played with 3 alcohol ink colors trying to create water and sky. I had a snippet from a yupo panel created with pink and red alcohol inks from another project. I used alcohol lift ink to stamp the lotus images, and fussy cut them out. I stamped the water rings on the "water" with alcohol lift ink, and popped up the lotus flowers to give them the appearance of floating. I love the STAMPlorations Dragonfly Layering Die  and thought it would be a great addition to my design, so I found a scrap for the butterfly wings that looked wonderful with the AI background, die cut the outline piece in black and popped it up above the flowers. I love the way this turned out.

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Glennis F said...

Love your projects, especially the addition of the dragonfly

I Card Everyone said...

Stephanie, you've really been a fantastic guest! Today's cards are a great big cherry on the top, my friend! Love all three - purple might be my favorite - but since I've NEVER had any luck with that lift ink, I'm in AWE of this final card! Of course that little 'hitchhiker' was the perfect addition to the pond!