Today is the last day of the Retiring Mini Catalog, current Annual Catalog and the Retiring List.  Tomorrow is an exciting day because we can all finally order from the New Annual Catalog!  Woohoo!!!

My card today is a fun carrying over stamp set.  It has been one of my favorites from the Retiring Mini Catalog.  It is Playing In The Rain along with the, sadly retiring, Rain Or Shine DSP.


Stampin' Up!, Playing In The Rain, Rain Or Shine, Copper Clay, Jackie Beers


Stamp set and matching DSP

To be honest, the only stamping on this card is the Oh Happy Day and the inside.  But I do love the size and boldness of this happy sentiment.  It says I am excited about this day.  And since this card is a birthday card for a friend, I am happy.  Our friend takes his dogs to the Bark Park every day wether Rain or Shine.  So looking at this paper and the umbrella gave me the idea.

And yes, I think this is a fox, but it works anyway!  This Rain or Shine Designer Series Paper is so fun for any age.  Especially the various images.  I die cut the fox from the paper using the Stylish Shapes Dies.  It was close to the edge, so I used that to maximize paper.  And I like the unexpected of the image being on the edge.  The sentiment was cut using the same Dies, just a smaller size. LOL!


The colors for the layers and card base were pulled from the fox.  I wanted to try some of the upcoming new In Colors.  This one uses Copper Clay.  It is a reddish brown, just like our Georgia Clay.  (And just so you know…..that stuff is almost impossible to get out of clothing!)  That said, it pairs perfectly with the fox and the darker colors in the rain paper.


To add bling is generally my last touch.  This time it is really not blingy.  I added one of the 2022-2024 Matte Dots.  This one is supposed to be the Sweet Sorbet I believe.  But this softer shade matches the Calypso Coral of the umbrella.  I wanted just a bit of a highlight and this worked perfectly.


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