Colour options for Lotus Blossom Stamping

The Lotus Blossom 2015 Sale-A-Bration Photopolymer Stamp Set involves 3 layers of stamping.  Each stamp is numbered to help with the layering.  Every stamper will find their own way to line the stamps up, but I have found that making the top points of the lotus blossom meet is the most accurate way for m.  I also find it easiest to start with ‘2’ (the petals), then ‘3 (the solid flower)’, then ‘1’ (the petal details).  Stampin’ Up! recommends 1-2-3 and I’ve seen other demonstrators recommending 3-2-1 – it’s really up to you!

Because the stamp is layered, you have so many options for colour combinations.  See below for a chart with instructions on one, two & three tone stamping (click on the photo to see a larger version).

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One tone: Blackberry Bliss

Two tone: Perfect Plum & Blackberry Bliss

Three tone: Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum & Blackberry Bliss

Here are some other suggestions for colour combinations:

Two tone

(first colour is stamps 2 & 3, second colour is stamp 1):

  • Blue: Coastal Cabana & Bermuda Bay; Tempting Turquoise & Pacific Point
  • Yellow: Daffodil Delight & Crushed Curry; So Saffron & Hello Honey
  • Pink: Melon Mambo & Rose Red
  • Coral: Crisp Cantaloupe & Calypso Coral; Blushing Bride & Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Red: Real Red & Cherry Cobbler
  • Purple: Perfect Plum & Blackberry Bliss; Wisteria Wonder & Elegant Eggplant
  • Orange: Pumpkin Pie & Tangelo Twist

Three tone

(first colour is stamp 3, second colour is stamp 2, third colour is stamp 1)

  • Blue: Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Island Indigo
  • Yellow: So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Hello Honey
  • Pink: Pink Pirouette, Strawberry Slush, Rose Red
  • Coral: Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral
  • Red: Real Red, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler
  • Purple: Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Blackberry Bliss
  • Orange: Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Tangelo Twist

Don’t forget about contrasting two-tone colour combinations also:

  • Daffodil Delight & Melon Mambo
  • Daffodil Delight & Blackberry Bliss
  • Strawberry Slush & Lost Lagoon
  • Hello Honey & Tangelo Twist
  • Soft Sky & Wisteria Wonder

Have fun with it!  There’s no such thing as a mistake in stamping, just a new plan!  Kelly x

*** Don’t forget that it’s Sale-A-Bration until 31st March – earn a free SAB gift for every $90 you spend.  Order online during January 2015 using the TF7WJGE3 to receive another free gift from me! ***

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