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Awash with Flowers in Poppy Parade

I survived the visit to the dentist and really it was not bad.  Lunch was great and I was introduced to a new place that has a beautiful view. We will definitely be going back again and hopefully next time it will be better weather.  Okay, on to today's card.  You know I love the whole red, black and white combination.  I have really gotten attached to Poppy Parade and black and I will miss Poppy Parade which is one the In Colors that  will be retiring.   I guess that is my way of warning you that you will be seeing a lot of Poppy Parade in my upcoming blog posts.  

Awash in flowers poppy parade

I am still having difficulties getting good pictures so just imagine that you can see that I used the Perfect Polka Dots TIEF on the Basic Black layer.   You can just barely see that I also stamped on the Poppy Parade layer.  I wanted a little something so I tried stamping in VersaMark and it was not enough.  I also tried using Poppy Parade ink and it was better but still not what I wanted.  Black was too much so I tried Basic Gray and it was just right.  Here is the shortcut I used to stamp the random design.

Awash in flowers block

It was way faster than stamping each one individually and I just kept on turning the block so it would look random.  This is definitely something for me to remember when I am using the clear mount stamps, might as well take advantage of this feature.

Stamps: Awash in Flowers, You're My Type (sentiment)
Ink: Black Stazon, Basic Gray,  Poppy Parade Stampin' Write marker, Old Olive Stampin' Write marker, Basic Black Stampin' Write marker 
Paper: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Watercolor paper
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dot TIEF
Extras: Blender pen, 1/2" Scallop Dot Ribbon in Basic Black 

I am not sure if you notice but I bold and italicize products that I use that are in the current mini catalog or are part of a promotion.    This is the last month to order from the Occasions Mini Catalog.   Check your wish lists to be sure you have gotten all those mini catalog goodies.  You never know what will be carried over so don't take the chance.  

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