Thursday, August 19, 2021

{Throwback Thursday} Lotus Love Inspired Cards by Stephanie


Hey, STAMPlorations friends! Talented guest designer Stephanie Lanzalotto is back with her last Throwback Thursday projects. Make sure you comment on this post for a chance at a $7 prize code. Every month, we draw 10 winners, with the winners randomly drawn from all posts published during the month. The more posts you comment on, the more chances you have.


Here's Stephanie with her projects:

Greetings and happy Thursday! I am thrilled to be here today with my third and final Guest Designer post for Throwback Thursday.  I have really enjoyed creating for this STAMPlorations monthly feature. Thanks so much Shery, for the wonderful opportunity!

My throwback inspiration is a gorgeous card created by former STAMPlorations design team member Cornelia Wenokor using the Lotus Love stamp set. Cornelia is one of my favorite card artists. I love her style, her sharp wit and her wonderful artistry. She makes me laugh a lot, and her work wows me every time. Thanks for your inspiration, Cornelia!

The Throwback Card

Here's how Cornelia's card inspired me:

Project #1

I used masking, ink blending, splattering and fussy cutting to create my card as Cornelia did in hers. I gave my flowers stems and placed the sentiment sideways, but I am sure you can see how Cornelia's card inspired this creation.

Project #2

For this one, I opted for a mini slimline design. I used this awesome Antartica Designer Card Stock from Clarity for the backdrop for my beautiful lotus flowers. I watercolored the flowers and stems, popped them up with foam tape and adhered a a die cut sentiment piece atop the stems. 

Project #3

I used Alcohol Inks and the Lift Ink technique for this project. My background was intentionally created to look like water and sky. I lift inked the lotus flowers and fussy cut them, and I lift inked the water rings. I love the way this turned out.

 I had so much fun creating with Cornelia's inspiration and this beautiful stamp set and Dragonfly layering dies. You can link to my blog to view my Throwback Thursday post HERE.


  1. Your cards are all so beautiful and rich in colors.

  2. What wonderful inspiration the original post gave you Stephanie - I love your work using the inspiration piece! Absolutely gorgeous
    Stay safe

  3. How pretty. I especially like the ones with water in the scene.

  4. All beautiful. I think I have this set and have yet to ink it up. Thanks for the reminder and inspiration.

  5. Soooooo lovely - the first of Stephanie's projects is my fave!!!

  6. Gorgeous cards and so many fun ways to use these stamps. Hugz

  7. Oooh, that lotus stamp is so gorgeous with these inked designs