How-to Video: Stamp Focus – Inked Lotus | Take 2 With Therese

by Therese Calvird

Hi, it’s Therese and I am back with another edition of Take 2 With Therese.

Today, I have a Stamp Focus using the Inked Lotus Stamp Set.

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I started with some Watercolor Cardstock and Ink Smooshed a background.

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I also added some colour with the Warm Sunshine Watercolor Brush Marker

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and a sentiment from the Blossom Wreath Stamp Set.

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My second card design uses my ‘discarded’ card base

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and this time I added some ink splatters.

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I also stamped and fussy cut another Inked Lotus and popped it up on the front of the card.

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How-to Video!

You can see my video here or watch it in HD on YouTube.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Annette Gordon May 20, 2020 - 09:57

Both of these cards are stunning! I do think you were right, it looked better with it not being stamped off the side. However, the 2nd one is my absolute favourite. I love the black and white with the splatter and then the pop of colour on the one lotus flower. I also thought it was genius that you stamped your saying on acetate and then looked to see where it should go. I have ruin more than one card by not stamping in the right place. I just loved this video! You are amazing Therese!

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Therese Calvird May 20, 2020 - 15:50

Thanks so much for your sweet comments Annette!

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Betty May 20, 2020 - 10:12

love both of these, Therese – they are going in my inspiration file – such wonderful colors with the black and white!

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Therese Calvird May 20, 2020 - 15:52

Thank you Betty!

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kim k May 20, 2020 - 10:44

What a gorgeous card!

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Therese Calvird May 20, 2020 - 15:54

Thank you Kim

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Karen Hale May 20, 2020 - 11:04

Oh my goodness, I think both cards are spectacular! I also agree that the first card looks better without the additional stamping off sides. I haven’t tried this water coloring technique and love the results. Thanks so much for inspiring me to try this.

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Therese Calvird May 20, 2020 - 15:54

Hope you have fun with this technique Karen, it’s so easy and fun to do!

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Vera Feldman May 20, 2020 - 12:03

Love the watercolor look cards – thanks for sharing

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Therese Calvird May 20, 2020 - 15:55

Thanks so much Vera!

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Maureen Reiss May 20, 2020 - 15:17

Beautiful!!!!!

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Therese Calvird May 20, 2020 - 15:55

Thank you Maureen!

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Cheri May 20, 2020 - 16:04

Hi Therese….. I think both of your cards are beautiful, & I love the ink colors! My favorite is the single-flower card – it is very striking & gorgeous. I was so glad that you were showing the ink-smooshing technique today, as I wanted to do that for my niece’s 16th b’day card….. and I haven’t done much ‘smooshing’ yet! You have inspired me to get started with my card today. I also have other cards to make, so I plan to do the smooshing background on all of them!

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Therese Calvird May 20, 2020 - 16:39

Hope you have as much fun as I did playing with these inks and smooshing! Thanks so much Cheri!

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Patricia Wilson May 20, 2020 - 16:24

I agree with you that the black ink stamping behind your watercolors or extending your flowers didn’t look as pretty as when you just mounted it on the white. I did like the one that you only covered with the one watercolored flower as it looked right. You do such beautiful work. I can’t believe how easy it was to achieve this. I have to try it while home because of the Pandemic.

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Therese Calvird May 20, 2020 - 16:41

OH yes, it’s such an easy and fun technique, hope you have fun with it Patricia. Stay safe!

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Judi Dempton May 20, 2020 - 18:58

These cards are sooo beautiful!

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melissaf123 May 20, 2020 - 20:45

Really beautiful cards, love your smooshing color combo and this Inked Lotus is a favorite. I love how you finished the cards, more CAS style.

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Marisela Delgado May 20, 2020 - 21:50

Gorgeous! You always rock it!

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Kellie Wilkinson May 21, 2020 - 02:15

So in love with both these cards!

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Kris Boydstun May 21, 2020 - 19:13

Gorgeous cards! I love how use saved the second panel!

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