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January's stamp of the month set is very elegant. The images have a calming affect in a sense.
The set is called: Find Your Style and it comes with 9 different images. One phrase, 4 individual words: Beautiful, Love, Friend, Soar and 4 images: shoe, bird, butterfly and a dress form.
I selected the Veranda Papers to use with this stamp set. I love the soft colors of the Juniper and Creme Brulee with these images.
I embellished with a few of the Opaque Pearls and Creme Brulee Ribbon. On the ribbon, I just pulled the strings out on one end to gather it up in the middle.
I used Juniper and Cocoa inks for stamping and distressing.
The bird is inked up with Juniper and the edges are softly rolled with the cocoa ink. I pop dotted him up off of a cocoa stamped bird. I was going for a shadow affect but I think I should have gone with the shadow on the lower part rather than above. Oh well...
The card layout is from Wishes and I used the Gallery format.
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