Lotus and Leaves


Still getting back into the swing of things after vacation, so this week I thought I'd try creating a card that fit two challenges, Addicted to CAS and Less is More. For the background I used the negative of a die cut from Altenew and distress oxide ink in Iced Spruce. The lotus flower and leaves are also from an Altenew set. I stamped the flower with black Versafine ink, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I colored the blossom using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. The leaves are layered with GinaK inks, with a base of Jelly Bean Green overlayed by the veins in Moonlit Fog. The sentiment is from a Concord & Ninth stamp, which I stamped and heat embossed. Thanks for looking!




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  1. Terrific way to combine challenges. Your card is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Sweet card. The subtle background is a nice contrast to your bright and vibrant coloured lotus. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More.

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  3. Superb stamping and inking Kathy! Iced spruce is such a fab colour isn't it and it looks so serene as those stencilled leaves. Well done to you - I have that water lily set and I never get it lined up properly. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More xx

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    1. Thank you, Sharon! By the way, I chickened out on doing much layering with the stamp; was having an awful time lining it up. Then I found that there's actually a layering guide for the set on the Altenew site. Going to try that next!

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  4. Fabulous layered stamping and embossing. Love the background leaves in Iced Spruce, such a great choice to combine with the bright colours.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

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    1. Thanks, Anita! I am definitely in love with Iced Spruce.

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  5. Wow very pretty love those leaves in the background. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.

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