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Beautiful You



What a great name for this stamp set -  Beautiful You!

Two sets in one as well!!



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It has a vintage, nostalgic touch to it that fits many occasions. Reminds me a free spirited friend that I used to work with that could carry off a modern vintage look so well.


The sentiments are lovely too especially with that mix of font.
There are two stamps that look like a scribble, but, in fact, are the dress and the skirt.  This free form gives it a lovely fluid, water coloured look - made easy peasy !!



Instead of using the "scribble" I decided to stamp and cut out the dresses.

The red dress paper had a pattern that actually made it look like a brocade fabric, making it very vogue looking!

The yellow dress was inspired by my friend.  I could see her in this dress, doing this pose, singing this sentiment as her mantra. 

To bring out the sunny yellow, I sponged a border that would sneak out from under the image.  I did this by lightly marking the border of the image panel and then cutting a template smaller than the image panel and set about sponging from the edge of the small template to beyond the markings.

I think I'll send this to my friend - it is so her!


Comments

  1. I love these cards Shirley, well done....great colours and the cup cakes look so real...I love the card with the yellow dress and the fringing around the edge of the card. Very effective...

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