Hello everyone!  Betsy on the blog today with another gorgeous digital stamp from the Summerlicious ReleaseFirst of All!  This has the loveliest  Lotus flower image!  Let me show you how I created my card today!  I started by first choosing my background paper which was rather putty gray flower pattern.  Then I chose a coordinating plain card stock close to that gray.  It was on this plain card stock that I printed off my lotus flower and sentiment.

I Google-imaged a lotus flower to get my colors right.  I decided to go with the very deep pink one at the base that tips in white.

I colored a few petals to make sure I was on the right track with my colors.

I was pleased how this was looks.  The tips needed to be whiter so I used a white colored pencil.  This really helped.  For Copic colors I used:  RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV17, RV69, Y02, Y17 & Y38.  After I finished the coloring, I fussy cut the image right up to the line and then went along the edge with a black water-base marker.

I prepared an A2 white card base.  I covered it with the patterned paper.  I took a panel of the gray card stock and and embossed it with a 3D embossing folder.  Using a die set, I cut a larger panel with the biggest die and the sentiment with the smallest die in that set.

I adhered the embossed panel with liquid adhesive to the base.  Then I added the bigger die cut with foam panel.  I adhered the lotus flower and the sentiment flat on top of that.  I added a clear pink heart to the sentiment, a few tiny dew drops to the flower and shimmer pen to the flower center.

This was not a complicated card and it came out so pretty!  I already have someone in mind to send it to!  You can find this gorgeous First of All digital stamp set along with all of the other new sets in the Summerlicious Release on the website!

Happy paper crafting!