Lotus Blossom Gift Card Set

Lotus Blossom Set

Hi All!

I’m so excited to be using one of my new Stampin’ Up! products. When I saw the Lotus Blossom set, I was really excited to try it. The truth is, I recently purchased another company’s flower builder set and had a lot of trouble using it. I spent at least an hour on it and then gave up. I just couldn’t figure out how to successfully line up the images. When I saw the Lotus Blossom set, it just looked like it was going to be easier. I’m happy to report back that after just a few minutes of practice, I had it down to a science and every image came out perfectly lined up. Yay!! Here are some close-ups:

Lotus Blossom

Lotus Blossom

Lotus Blossom

Lotus Blossom

Here’s the trick to getting a nice set of colors… just use two. Finding three separate colors that blend together without water is very hard to do. I used all Stampin’ Up! inks and Stampin’ Up! paper. The Stampin’ Up! paper is really important – it gives the best ink saturation. I did a little comparison of Stampin’ Up! inks and paper HERE awhile back if you would like to check it out. I did, however, use my typical Neenah Solar White for the card base.

Here is a diagram of where to focus your eyes when lining up the stamps:

Lotus Blossom Instructions

Making these cards has renewed my appreciation for Stampin’ Up! inks. They performed really well in my Dye Ink Comparison but for some reason I haven’t been reaching for them as much lately. I’ll need to do that more often.

Another interesting realization during this card video was how “stamping off” differs significantly among brands. I took comparison photos of Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp, Memento, Ranger Adirondack, and Stampin’ Up!. I will post the results later today in a separate article so if someone needs to reference it later, it won’t be buried in a card video post.

There’s one more thing I need to tell you about this set… it’s in the Sale-a-bration catalog. So what does that mean? It means the only way to get it is to buy $50 worth of Stampin’ Up! products. Then you can have it for free. Not a bad deal, especially since my sister donates 20% of every order to foster kids. If you’re just not into Stampin’ Up!, then be patient. This trend is just getting started, so I’m sure there will be more products like it in the near future.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!


Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.


To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Stampin' Up! Lotus Blossom
Stampin’ Up! Lotus Blossom
Stampin' Up! Borderettes
Stampin’ Up! Borderettes
Elegant Eggplant
Elegant Eggplant Ink
Wisteria Wonder
Wisteria Wonder Ink
Pacific Point
Pacific Point Ink
Marina Mist
Marina Mist Ink
Rose Red
Rose Red Ink
Pink Pirouette
Pink Pirouette Ink
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pie Ink
Stampin' Up! So Saffron Ink
So Saffron Ink
Stampin' Up! Garden Green Ink
Garden Green Ink
Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi Ink
Wild Wasabi Ink
Simon Says Stamp Black Ink
SSS Black Ink
Stampin' Up! Whisper White Cardstock
Stampin’ Up! White Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Ranger Craft Sheet
Craft Mat
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock


  1. BEAUTIFUL stamping and colors. Certainly like this stamp set. 🙂

  2. These are lovely! Thank you for the tutorial! I love them!

  3. Love these! The black border finishes it perfectly and really makes the flowers pop.

  4. My stamps came today. After watching your video and seeing your wonderful cards, I am anxious to give it a try.

  5. Magda van Spankeren says:

    hello Darlene
    What do you mean by STAMPING OFF?

    thank you

    • Darlene DeVries says:

      Hi Magda. It’s when you ink your stamp, stamp it “off” on paper, then stamp it again on paper without reinking it. This second stamp results in a lighter image. Does that make sense?

  6. Anita Holmes says:

    OH Darlene, these are simply beautiful! I love the splatter and the border! Really adds to it.

  7. Hello: Just wanted to say thank-you for this video. My lotus blossom stamp set is on the way!
    I too tried another stamp company for 3 step stamping of floral images……i could not line them up either and just gave up. You make it look so easy with this stamp. Thank again

  8. Kim Sharabba says:

    These are just beautiful, Darlene. You make them look SOOOOO easy.

  9. Hi Darlene,
    I loved this!! Thank you so much. Amazingly in time for a Stampin’ Up workshop I am going to today…was meant to be my friend!! xxA

  10. sandie carter says:

    Wonderful cards and great video on how you made them- thnaks heaps!! I really love this stamp set.

  11. Lana Ellis says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Gorgeous, as always! Makes me want to get out my paper and ink again! It’s been a while for me

  13. Really love this set. But really ADORE the inks you’ve used.


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