Watercoloring

Country Livin' Card for Erica

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Country Livin' stamp set #141925, Hardwood stamp set #133035, Layering Oval Framelits #141706, Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372, Designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more card, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Every time our girls leave to go back to Texas, college or now Michigan, I always make a card and hide it in their stuff.  I didn't think they really cared about them, but I was told they look forward to them.  I guess I will keep on making them.  It sure does make a momma feel good that they look for my cards while unpacking.  This is the card that I made for Erica when she moved to Michigan yesterday.  Boy was that hard!  

Erica loves her cowboy boots, jeans and t-shirts, so this set was perfect for her.  I decided to go with the blue color, because she really doesn't like the color pink.  This card could definitely be used as a masculine card too. 

To make this card you will need the following products:

Soft Sky Cardstock #131203

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Smoky Slate Cardstock #131202

  • cut at 3" x 5"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" this is for the inside of the card

Watercolor Paper #122959

  • cut at 3" x 5"

I used the Smoky Slate ink to stamp the woodgrain background onto the the 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Soft Sky paper.  I adhered that piece to the card base using the Snail Adhesive and used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the Smoky Slate oval.  

I used the colors of Soft Suede, Soft Sky and Dapper Denim to watercolor the boots.  I started with the Soft Sky ink all over the boots making the edges a little bit darker than the center.  I then added the Dapper Denim in so I could darken the creases and natural shading.  The straps and soles were done with the Soft Suede ink.   Then I lightly used the Smoky Slate ink to add a shadow underneath the boot and Soft Suede for the dirt lines at the back of the boot. Here is a close up picture of the boots, so you can see the shading better.  

 

tampin up, Stampin' Up! Country Livin' stamp set #141925, Hardwood stamp set #133035, Layering Oval Framelits #141706, Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372, Designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more card, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

This was a fun card and sad card to make all at the same time.  On one hand it was a fun card because I love to watercolor, but on the other hand it was a sad card.  Erica began the next chapter in her life yesterday by moving far away.  I know she will do great and she is around all of my family, but I still miss her.  I know this is what we are suppose to do, but, Man, it is hard!

My preorder came yesterday and OH MY GOODNESS!  You are going to love the new holiday catalog.  I can't wait to get into my goodies, but first I get to have fun at my Christmas Card Class tonight.  I love these classes!

Don't forget if you earned your Bonus Days Coupons in July to use them this month, you have until August 31st.  I used mine this morning on my preorder, it was so nice to have the them.  

 

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A Little Wild Baby Card

stampin up, Stampin Up! A Little Wild stamp set #144344, Little Loves Framelits #143743, Ruffled 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #143699, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I needed to make two baby cards, one for my niece and one for one of my customers, who is also a good friend of mine.  Patty, my niece had a little boy and Brittany had a little girl.  I was a little late getting these out, the babies were already a month old, because I was waiting for this stamp set to come.  The minute I saw this stamp set, I knew I wanted to get it.  

I was on Pinterest and saw this lay out created by Nadine's Stampin Club and fell in love.  I loved it so much, I made 3 different cards using the same layout.  You can see all three at the bottom of this post.  

One thing I like about this stamp set is you can use it for other things besides a baby card.  You could use it for an older child, someone who loved elephants (like my daughter, Emily), lions or bears.  You can also use them for other occasions.   

At OnStage in April there was a presentation done using this stamp set and they wrote the following quotes on the inside of the card. Elephant - I am a little behind.  Happy Belated Birthday   Bear - please come back and stamp with me again  Lion - thanks for having my back.  Don't you just love them!

To make this card you will need the following products:

Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 1" x 3 1/8"

So Saffron Cardstock #105118

  • cut at 3 1/8" x 4 3/8"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • cut at 2" x 4"

I used the Ruffles 3D Embossing Folder on the So Saffron cardstock. One thing you need to do with the paper when you use the 3D embossing folders is spritz it with water.  You want to dampen the fibers of your paper, it will give it a better impression.  

I stamped my image with Chocolate Chip ink and then used the Watercolor Pencils to color in my image. To get the blended in look I used the Blender Pens.  Below is a picture of the bear so you can see it better on how I did the coloring.

stampin up, Stampin Up! A Little Wild stamp set #144344, Little Loves Framelits #143743, Ruffled 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #143699, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

This is the inside of the card.  Did you notice the back of the bear on the left hand side.  In this stamp set your bears are connected, the front and back images, so you have to cut them apart.  There is matching framelits, Little Love, and you can get it as a bundle and save 10%.

I used the back on the inside of the card.  I stamped the bee hive and bees on the card and on the envelope.  

stampin up, Stampin Up! A Little Wild stamp set #144344, Little Loves Framelits #143743, Ruffled 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #143699, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Here is a picture of all three of the cards.  Aren't they adorable!

stampin up, Stampin Up! A Little Wild stamp set #144344, Little Loves Framelits #143743, Ruffled 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #143699, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

 

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We had a wonderful time in Texas.  We got her all moved into her new apartment.  Oh my goodness, it is so beautiful.  I love all the natural light she gets from all of the windows.  Her pool area looks like it is at a resort.  

While we were there, we also got to do some fun things.  One day we went to the Houston Zoo, which was so nice.  Emily, Erica and myself got to feed the giraffes.  I loved it!  They are so graceful and gentle when they take the lettuce out of your hand.  Below is a picture of the tiger I took.  Look how beautiful his eyes are.  

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This is a picture of one of the giraffes that we were feeding.  Mark has a video of us feeding them, but I forgot to get it from him.  

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My Top Ten Stamp Sets 2017

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I am going to really miss some of our retiring stamp sets.  I have used some of them for a very long time, others a short while, but I loved them all.  Here are my 10 top stamp sets:

The Wetlands 

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Wetlands #126697, High Tide #143006, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

 

Sponged Wetlands Card

Cottage Greetings 

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Cottage Greetings #139962, Succulent Garden DSP #142778, Petal Burst Embossing Folder #141493, Flourish Thinlits #141478, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

What To Do With Scraps #4

This card has 2 of my favorites, Gorgeous Grunge and Tin of Cards

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What To Do With Scraps #2

In The Meadow

stampin up, Stampin" Up! In the Meadow #140754, Aqua Painters #103954, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Watercolor In The Meadow

Something for Baby

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Something for Baby #134030, Succulent Garden DSP #142778, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more ideas, cards, gifts, scrapbooking and 3 D projects go to stpmpinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Baby Card using Succulent Garden DSP

Time of Year

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Time of Year #141790, Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper #141654, esigned by Stampin Scrapper, please see more card and gift ideas at stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Time of Year with Blooms and Bliss DSP
 

Grateful Bunch

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Grateful Bunch #140691, Thoughts and Prayers #127805, First Sight, Wisteria Wonder Ribbon, Large Oval punch, Scallop oval punch, Grateful Bunch Punch #140612, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more ideas for cards, gifts, scrapbooking and 3D Projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Grateful Bunch Sympathy Card

Botanical Blooms and Tin of Cards

stampin up, Stampin' Up Tin of Cards stamp set #138946, Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper #141654, Botanical Builder Framelits #140625, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Blooms and Bliss Collar Fold Card

Peaceful Pines and Reason for the Season

stampin up, Stampin" Up Peaceful Pines #139728, Reason for the Season #139730, Perfect Pines Framelits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder #139672, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D Projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Peaceful Pines Christmas

There are many more that I have loved and will miss.  It was fun going back through my blog looking at all the different cards I have made over the last year or so.  All information regarding the retirement list is further down on this post.

Yesterday I had a workshop with 8 wonderful ladies that I met for the first time.  Thank you Roselin for sharing your friends with me and picking me to have your workshop.  It was so much fun!  

I hope everyone has a marvelous Monday and week!

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 Click HERE for the retiring list of products.  

Retiring accessories and tools will only be available while supplies last.

Retiring stamps sets are guaranteed available until May 22nd, 

after that it will be while supplies last.

All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31st. 

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Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper #143830, Watercolor Pencils #141709, Circle of Spring #138964, Rose Wonder #140697,  created by Stampin Scrapper, for more ideas, cards, gifts, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

I was so excited when I saw the Inside the lines Designer Series Paper in the Sale-A-Bration mini catalog.  I love to color and this paper is so pretty.  Then in the Occasions catalog there is the new watercolor pencils.  (The watercolor pencils have been such a great seller that they are on backorder.  When they become available I will let you know).  It doesn't get much better than that.

The above two cards are my samples I created for my open house to display both the designer paper and pencils.  I love how they turned out.  

To make these two card you will need the following products:

Pacific Point Card Stock #111350

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Rich Razzleberry Card stock #115316

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside of your card

Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper #143830

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Vellum Card Stock #101856

  • cut at 1" x 4"

You can use any color you want to on these cards, but I used the following colors:

Pacific Point card:

  • Bermuda Bay
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Old Olive
  • Pacific Point
  • Pumpkin Pie

Rich Razzleberry card:

  • Bermuda Bay
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Melon Mambo
  • Old Olive
  • Rich Razzleberry

Tonight I have my What To Do With your Scraps class.  I am excited to share the cards I have with my customers.  I will be sharing them with all of you next week.  

I have some exciting news to share with all of you!  I am going to a Stampin' Up! event called OnStage in April in Minneapolis, MN. In January I applied to be a display stamper at this event.  A display stamper is a person who is given products from the new catalog, which will be debuted at OnStage, and we have to create different projects with them.   I found out on Tuesday that I was selected to be one of the display stampers.  I am so excited, honored and blessed to have the opportunity.  

I had to sign a confidentiality agreement, so I won't be able to show you or talk about anything I receive until after the event.  Once I am allowed I will be sharing it all with you.  

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a great Friday and weekend!

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Watercolor In The Meadow

stampin up, Stampin" Up! In the Meadow #140754, Aqua Painters #103954, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

This is the final card that we made at my Watercolor class.  I wanted to do a masculine card, so I went to Pinterest for inspiration.  I saw a card similar to this one and though it was perfect.   You could use this for birthday, Father's Day, Anniversary or a just because card.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Old Olive Card Stock #100702

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Chocolate Chip Card Stock #102128

  • cut at 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"

Watercolor Paper #122959

  • cut at 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

I started by stamping the two images using Stazon ink.  Then I used Old Olive ink for the hills and Garden Green ink for the grass and trees.  The deer and trunks of the trees were watercolored with Chocolate Chip ink.  I used Sky Blue ink for the sky.  

For your envelope and inside your card you could stamp the trees or the deer, but don't use the aqua painters.  I just stamped them without coloring them.  

At my watercolor class we also played with the new Watercolor Pencils.  These were such a popular item with Stampin' Up! that they ran out of them.  Don't worry though, they will be back.  I will let you know as soon as they are.  

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the cards we made at my class.  You will be seeing more watercoloring in the future from me.  I am in love with it.  I need to keep playing and learning more about it so I can share with all of you.

Have a blessed Sunday!

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Watercolor Sitting There

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Sitting Here #141589, Thoughts and Prayers #127805, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more ideas, cards, gifts, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

One of my customers, Judy, has been asking me to do a watercolor class with the stamp set, Sitting Here.  She fell in love with it the minute she saw it in the annual catalog.  Our schedules finally lined up and I had the class last Saturday.  

When I saw this card on Pinterest, created by Stampin with Sandi,  I knew this was a great card to teach how to do shading on and around the swing and the flower pot.  I used the tree from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set for the leaves of the tree.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Marina Mist Card Stock #119682

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock #141418

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Watercolor Paper #122959

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

I have found that the best adhesive to attach the Watercolor Paper is to use the Fast Fuse Adhesive.  Your Watercolor paper will be bent a little bit because of the water.  By using the Fast Fuse adhesive, on the edge of the paper, it will hold it down and lay flat. 

Judy was so happy with how her card turned out.  I was so glad she liked this card and had fun making it.

Have a terrific Friday and weekend!

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Watercolor Dragonfly Dreams

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams #142924, Avant Garden #143272, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies #1142749, Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372, Layering Oval Framelits #141706, Wink of Stella #141897, Aqua Painters #103954, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more ideas, cards, gifts, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

 

Last Saturday I had my watercolor class and oh my goodness we had so much fun!!  The above card is the first card that we made.  I wanted to teach them how to do the background as this is the easiest thing to learn.  We used Blushing Bride, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder inks to make the background.  

We then used the Dragonfly Detail Framelits, Layering Oval Framelits and the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The stamp set, Avant Garden, was used to make the flowers and sentiment.  

I wanted to add a little bit of sparkle on the dragonfly with the clear Wink of Stella.  In the picture below you can see how it just add the right touch.  

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You can earn the stamp set FREE during Sale-A-Bration. For every $50 you spend, before shipping and taxes, you can pick a FREE item from the mini-catalog.

To make this card you are going to need the following products:

Wisteria Wonder Card Stock #122922

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 2 3/4" x 3 1/2"

Pool Party Card Stock #131203

  • cut at 2 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  • cut at 2 1/4" x 3 1/4"

Whisper White Card Stock  #100730

  • cut at 2 1/4" x 3 1/4"
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Watercolor Paper #122959

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

On the dragonfly I only adhered the middle of it so the wings would be loose with the Multi Purpose Glue.  I then popped it up with the Stampin' Dimensionals.

For the flowers and sentiments I found that it was easier if you first cut out the oval and then stamped it.  The Avant Garden stamp set is photopolymer so it is easy to line everything up.  

Thank you for stopping by today and have a terrific Tuesday!

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December's Happy Planner

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Christmas Magic #142119, Watercolor Pencils #141709, Happy Planner, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more ideas, cards, gifts, 3 D projects, scrapbooking go to stampinscrapper.com

This is one one of my favorite stamp sets, Christmas Magic, that I used for these two pages.  I also used a new product from the 2017 Occasions catalog.  Can you guess what it is?  Were you thinking, Watercolor Pencils?  I love, love, love, love them.  Did I say I love them!

Here is a picture of them close up.

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You are going to love the Watercolor Pencils too!  You can use them as is, with Blender Pens or Aqua Painters.  They are so much fun!  I can't wait to play with my new products this week.  I am off on vacation until January 2nd so I plan on spending some time in my stampin studio.  I am so excited!

Here are some other pictures of the planner that I did for December.

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On these two pages I used the Embellished Ornaments stamp set with Old Olive and Real Red Ink.

 

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Can I share a little secret with you?  Did you noticed that there is only part of the week in the picture above?  Well, I was trying something new, and guess what?  It didn't work!   LOL  I am not going to show you how bad it turned out.  I look at it and say to myself, "What were you trying to do?"  It just isn't pretty.  

Emily loves to decorate her planner too, so we are going to work on ours together while she is home.  I know she will have great ideas as she is a wonderful artist.  Emily also has beautiful handwriting, so I may have to have her write on some of my pages.  

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  Were you on Santa's nice list?  I sure was!  My family definitely spoiled me!  I have to say I spoiled them too.

Happy Stampin!

Joyce

  

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Love You Lots Baby Card

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My first card made with new products from the Annual Catalog!!!  I can't wait to use the other stamp sets I bought.  It is going to be fun!

My good friend, Robin, became a Grandma again when her daughter had her first baby.  I wanted to make a card to congratulate her on this momentous occasion.  I loved this hostess set, Love You Lots #141801, from the new Annual Catalog the minute I saw it.  It has the cutest elephant with a little mouse, frog, ladybugs and hedgehogs.  

I wanted to use the elephant and mouse for this card.  I did watercolor the elephant and mouse using basic gray, smokey slate and pink pirouette ink.  For the saying I used the Tin of Cards Stamp Set and the little booties are from Something For Baby.  

Here are the measurements for this card:

Dapper Denim Card Stock #141414

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Soft Sky Card Stock #131203

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Smokey Slate Card Stock #131202

  • cut at 2 3/4" x 4"

Watercolor Paper #122959

  • cut at 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

I used the basic gray and smokey slate ink to watercolor the elephant and mouse.  On the mouse I did one extra step, I started with pink pirouette on the edges and then added the grays. It gave it a little more distinction from the elephant.  

To make the circles I used the 1 3/4" and 2" circle punches.  I stamped the image with the Dapper Denim ink on Soft Sky paper and used Dapper Denim for the 2" circle.

Have a fabulous week!

Happy Stampin!

Joyce

 

 


Happy Birthday to my wonderful mom!!!!!

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Today is my sweet mom's birthday!!!!!  I wish I could  be with her, but I will get to see her in June for a couple of days.  I try to talk to my mom everyday and sometimes multiple times a day.  She is my best friend and means the world to me!  Sometimes it is very hard being 8 hours away from family and this is one of those times.  Roses are my mom's favorite flower, so of course I used the Rose Wonder stamp set and matching framelits to make this special card for her.   

I saw this technique on a fellow demonstrators blog, Dawn Griffith, and fell in love with it.  I used the Crystal Effects to give it a glossy look.  It is hard to see in the photo, but it is absolutely beautiful in person.  

Dawn used black card stock for her outline, and if anyone knows my mom, knows she HATES the color black.  I tried different combinations of colors and ended up liking the melon mambo and mossy meadow colors together best.  

To make this card you will need the following measurements:

Melon Mambo card stock #115320

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/5" score at 4 1/4"
  • a piece of paper to cut out the big rose framelit

Mossy Meadow card stock #133676

  • cut two pieces at 4 x 5 1/4" - one for the front and one for the inside
  • a piece of paper to cut out the big rose framelit

Pink Pirouette card stock #111351

  • a scrap piece of paper for the saying

Watercolor Paper#122959

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"

Whisper White card stock #100730

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5" this is for the inside of your card

To make this card I cut out 2 roses from the Rose Garden framelits.  Cut one from melon mambo and one from the mossy meadow card stock.  Lay them on top of each other, make sure they are lined up, and cut them both at the same time.  You will want to cut where they leaves meet the flower.  

I used the Basic Gray Archival Ink and stamped the image on the Watercolor Paper.  I used Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz to watercolor the flower and leaves.  You need to let it dry completely before doing the next step.  

Using Crystal Effects outline the stamped image, make sure you put it on all of the lines of the image.  Lay the outline on top of the stamped image.  I used my paper piercing tool to push down the cut image into the Crystal Effects.  One it is secure fill all the open area with the Crystal Effects.  You will need to let the drive for quite a while.  I let mine dry overnight.  

I used fast fuse adhesive to attach the watercolor paper to the green paper.  You are going to need a strong adhesive to make sure it stays attached.  I then stamped and cut out the saying from the same stamp set.  

Here is the picture of the inside of the card. 

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I used this flower to also stamp in the outside of the envelope.  I try to make sure I decorate my envelope when I make my cards.   Just a little something to make it look pretty.  

This is the same card that I demonstrated at a workshop using pink pirouette and black.  These are the same colors that Dawn had used on her sample.  Thank you Dawn for sharing your design with us!

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I hope my mom has a fabulous day and likes her card.  Love you mom!!!!!

Have a fantastic day!

Happy Stampin!

Joyce

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