Firstly I’d like to say a huge Thank You to all my friends who came along to my Open House event on Saturday! It was a great morning, and the orders totalled over £500 by the time everyone put their bit in! We earned loads of freebies between us, and the free product I earned from hosting the event is amazing! I put the order through on Tuesday, and hopefully it will all be with me in the next few days. There will be a couple of bits missing as they are on backorder, but those are my items not anyone else’s, so that’s not so bad.
It looks like we got in just in time for the Lotus Blossom stamp set, as this morning that one is showing as being on back order, but both of my customers who ordered them are showing as “shipped” (though the parcels are not tracking yet so they will probably be collected today). Phew! Lotus Blossom is such a fabulous stamp set, and one I didn’t particularly see the appeal of until I got to try it out at our SaleABration tour in December. That’s definitely one of the perks of being a Demonstrator – you get to see new products first, find out about new things, and participate in amazing events. If you’d like to find out more about becoming a Demonstrator then do let me know and I’d be happy to go through it with you.
So, to todays Lotus Blossom card share:
Isn’t this a totally different take on the stamp set than the card I shared last week? I love how the design has been protrayed in monochrome, even though you would usually think of the lotus flowers in colour (well, I would!). It is very elegant.
Compare it with the kindness card:
This card was the inspiration for my second Make and Take project which we made on Saturday, and which I hope to share with you next week. I just need to find time to upload the photos, and I have the twins on my own this weekend as Gary is off socialising/ working! We are going to visit Nanny and Grandad, but that won’t mean a quiet weekend for me!
I love the white bottom layer on the Crumb Cake base card, and then the delicate pinks on top of that. This set is a “two step stamping” set, meaning that you can layer the images to give depth and detail. As this is a photopolymer set, layering them is very easy. When stamping a layer in white ink, this layer needs to be done first to avoid obliterating the detail images with the white ink, but if using colours then you can either stamp the detail or the solid layer first, whichever suits you best. This is a project from the SaleABration tour, so I’m not quite sure which inks have been used to layer the flower onto the White Craft ink, but it looks very pretty. For the make and take project, we used Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum. It looked very effective. I also did a trial with Crushed Curry and Hello Honey which looked good, but people preferred the purples so that’s what we went with.
If you love the projects I have shared with this stamp set and want to get your own stamp set to make similar things, or ideas of your own devising, then do get in touch about placing an order for £45 or more to earn this as your SaleABration free item. The set cannot be bought, and will only be available until March 31 2015. So make sure you don’t miss out. If you order now then there might be a short delay before you get your Lotus Blossom set, seeing as it is currently on the backorder list, but you will definitely get your set and be able to play with it soon.
Have a great weekend, and I will endeavour to have more inspiration for you next week (assuming I get a bit of computer time to upload the pretty pictures!). And if you’d like to learn more about hosting your own event in order to earn free “hostess credits” to spend on whatever you want from the catalogue, or even just to have an evening crafting with your friends, then don’t hesistate to get in touch.