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Who Doesn't Like a Beautiful Ride?

I belong to a small group of demonstrators in our area.  We call ourselves the Southern Belles.  We meet once a month at the Wendy's in Granite Falls, NC.  As part of our meeting, we swap cards.  Here is the card I made this time.

Beautiful Ride

I just love this little bug.  And the dog!  The card base is Blushing Bride cardstock.  This card has several layers.  Each helps to draw the eye to the center.  The Crumb Cake  layer measures 3 3/4 X 5.  The Basic Black layer measures 3 1/2 X 4 3/4.  The Soft Sky layer is 3 3/8 X 4 5/8.  This makes the black layer appear to be thinner.  I like that little bit of difference in the size of the layers.  It creates interest.  The car was stamped with Basic Black Archival ink onto a piece of Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper and cut out.  The wheels were stamped on Whisper White cardstock and colored in with the Basic Black Stampin' Write marker and cut out with my paper snips.  I glued the wheels on top of the existing wheels.  I also stamped the window part of the car on Soft Sky cardstock, cut out the windows, and glued them onto the patterned windows.  I stamped the dog with the archival black and colored it in with a blender pen. I used Crumb Cake. Before I attached the car with dimensionals, I laid it on the card to determine where I needed to stamp the heart smoke.  The heart of smoke is from the Sky is the Limit Sale-a-Bration stamp set.

Beautiful Ride close up

The clouds are punched from patterned paper from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper using the Tree Builder punch.  They are sponged around the outside.  One is glued on and the other is attached with dimensionals.  The sentiment is from another Sale-a-Bration stamp set called What I Love.  The larger heart is punched from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  The two smaller hearts are punched using the Owl Builder Punch.  This card just makes me happy!

Beautiful Ride inside

The inside of the card uses a sentiment from Suite Sayings.  Of course I had to add more hearts!  Do you know someone who would love to get this card for Valentine's Day?  I do.  I hope they enjoy their "happy mail".

Thanks for joining me today.  I can't wait for you to see the card I have for you on Friday!  Please check back!  If you are a demonstrator in our area and you would like to meet with us, just let me know!

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