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Peach Rain

So you ever start working on something with no particular recipient in mind?
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That's how today's card started.  I spotted the Fusion Challenge - 'Paris Rain', and quickly had an idea of what I might do ... ... and so it began!

The large image space drew my attention right away, and both my aqua painter brush plus watercolor paper were within reach. 
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Let's be honest ... I do have a LOT of stamps.  But I do not have the Eiffel tower, etc.  No problem!  I wanted this happy image from 'Beautiful You' to be 'dancing in the rain', so the image was stamped, then stamped again on some Eclipse masking tape.  The mask protected the central image while I lightly washed the paper as though it were a rainy day.  

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While that was drying, I worked on color selection and chose the additional stamps.  All the while, I still didn't really have a recipient in mind for the card-to-be, until I heard about a friend from my stamping group.  With that cyber shoulder-tap, I knew the exact purpose of this creation.

Don't you love it when that happens?

The framing around the sentiment was stamped with the leaf image from Kinda Eclectic as seen creating the surrounding foliage on the card's front.
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Slow Down, Valentine!

A pair of Canadian geese are flying over just as I'm beginning to write.  I wonder if they're speaking honking in goose-love language?  More likely one is honking to the other, 'Slow down! You move too fast!'



Once upon a time I created lots of cards in square form.  But in recent years, I rarely use a square for the card's shape.  Maybe my own subconscious way to save the few cents of extra postage?    Seems silly when it's really an enjoyable space with which to create!


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  This valentine's rich contrast comes from the Sending Love paper stack peeking from behind the black heart cut-out.  It's really an easy-to-create design created with the Sweet + Sassy framelits.  The small white heart shapes are from the Love Notes framelits, cut after stamping the tiny hugs and kisses from Sealed with Love.  That bitty red heart?  Guesses?  It's from the Confetti Hearts punch! 

I'm tickled to play along in the SU! Only Challenges #167 and this week's F4A367 challenge at SCS. 
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A little carryover in design from front to inside seals the deal!  I hope you like it!  

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