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Beloved Bouquet (S1601) January Stamp of the Month


HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Our first Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month for 2016 is absolutely beautiful!

A base and shade stamp, solid stamp is base and outline stamp is shade, gives you so many color opportunities! Throughout the month, you will see many of options and color schemes and more using this stamp set.

Here are the first two --

La Vie En Rose is the paper collection for January and my theme this month is Black and White with a Splash of Color.

Using one of the patterns from La Vie En Rose as the background base, a piece of black cardstock embossed with the Confetti Stars embossing folder are the perfect complement to the stamped rose from Beloved Bouquet.

Stamping the base of the flower in Poppy and the leaves in Fern, the outline of both where stamped in black for a dramatic effect.

The zip strip (the little 1/2 top piece of each pattern sheet in a Close To My Heart paper collection) created the perfect sentiment.

And on the inside a little white matted on black add a little something to showcase the inside sentiment.

Add a little rose and tips of leaves on the envelope. Someone receiving this card would know it is something made just for them.

Last year, I created these oval cutouts and thought they would work for my next card.

This showcases the emboss resist technique - emboss the outline in fine clear embossing powder and color it using the watercolors, what was embossed will resist the color giving a glossy white outline. The leaf was created the same way.

Add the stamped sentiment in the middle of the cutout oval and a little black shimmer trim and black butterflies.

A cute Valentine for someone special in your life.

And again, the inside and the envelope.

If you love this stamp set, Beloved Bouquet (S1601), it is only $5 with a $50 purchase.

And January 2016 is a GREAT month to shop -- the NEW SEASONAL EXPRESSION 1 just went live and you can add a FREE Seasonal Expression 1 to your order at checkout AND I have a January Mystery Hostess party open, who knows you may be the Hostess!! Be sure and JOIN the party.

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I love to hear from you, so don't leave without leaving a comment.

Happy Stampin'
Shirley

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