Thanks for joining me today! I made these two cards using the LOVELY LOTUS stamp and die collection from Gina K Designs.
To create the background on my pink card, I used the "stem" stamp from the collection. I did not set out to make any particular design, and I did not measure anything. Kind of like a little miracle for me because my perfectionist side really wanted to measure everything. It felt kind of nice to just willy-nilly stamp the design. I digress. The cardstock is Bubblegum Pink from Gina K Designs.
The background of my ivory card was a sheet of patterned-cardstock (Ivory & Black -Canvas Home Basics). I picked the plaid background thinking I might use this card for a man.
I stamped the lotus onto white cardstock. I did a bit of ink blending using two inks on each image (Bubblegum Pink and Blue Lagoon- Gina K Designs). I used a very light hand when inking to keep the color more subtle.
DESIGNER TIP: If you ever have trouble with your black images smearing, you should try "amalgam" ink. It is not supposed to smear when you use alcohol markers, watercolor paints, etc. I've not had any smearing at all when using black amalgam. I got mine from Gina K Designs. Others may sell it.
One of the other sentiment stamps in the collection says -
Be like the lotus.
Trust the light.
Grow through the dirt.
Believe in new beginnings.
Isn't that beautiful!?!
Hope you find a few peaceful moments in this beautiful day. May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands,
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