These dancing ladies make up a beautiful chorus line . . . 

I used the Blender Pens and put Reinker into the stamp pad trays.

I do love the watercolor look and feel to the card.

Oh! Yes, of course, I made a “mask” out of cardstock and placed it over the inked lady before moving on to the next one.

And while playing around with this lovely stamp set I decided to have a bit of fun . . . 

I remember as a child doing cart-wheels on the front lawn.

I can’t do one now .. . . but I can pretend . . . and with Stampin’ Up!® I can play with this stamp set and see what develops.

I do love this stamp set.

I also love the girl with the umbrella. I’ve used her in various settings . . . behind the graveyard gate . . . walking among headstones . . . 

It reminded me of the Urban Legend of the Hitchhiking Girl . . . I’m sure you’re familiar with it. No, she doesn’t hold an umbrella. but she did in my variation on the legend . . .

I do get into Halloween . . . I used the Marble Background Stamp as a misty fog . . . which gives a delightful ghostly affect . . .

Oh goodness!! Now, I want to tell you the legend . . . 

You can skip this part if you already know it . . . or aren’t into Urban Legends . . . or just don’t like or believe in ghosts . . .

A man is driving on a dark lonely road. He seems to be lost . . .

Up ahead he sees a young girl dressed in an evening gown . . . At first he was going to ask for directions . . . but as he stopped the car, he sensed the girl may need help . . . She approached the passenger side of the car . . . The man rolled down the window . . . “Do you need a ride?” he asked.

The girl nodded and he opened the car door for her to get in.

The man sensed a chill in the car . . . He asked the girl if she’s cold . . . she nods . . . he takes off his jacket and wraps it across her shoulders.

She thanks him and gives him directions to her house.

When he stopped the car at the girl’s house . . . she’s no longer in the car . . . but she has his jacket . . .

He knocks on the door of the house and explained how he gave the young girl a ride home and he needed his jacket back. He is told to go to the cemetery a few miles back along the road he just traveled.

There the man discovers his jacket hanging from the cemetery gate.

Now that I got that out of my system . . . Let’s continue on with the Beautiful You Stamp Set.

As I mentioned, I do love the girl with the umbrella . . . 

You can mask her and give her a “twin” or add other elements where she is standing in the foreground of trees and other elements.

I find this stamp set to be quite versatile. You can make cards for every season and every occasion.

The card to the right is waiting for a sentiment . . . Any suggestions?

I’ve often said that each card tells a story . . . it’s not necessarily my story, but yours . . . how it makes you feel and what you want the one receiving the card to feel . . .

It could very well be the same “message” . . . or it could be very personal . . . someone is gloomy because they did not get “the job” or the promotion . . . maybe the contemplation of one’s future after graduation . . . or feeling lost after the loss of a loved one . . .

Or someone who loves to walk in the rain . . .

Here are some links you may find helpful:

 

I tried not to get too carried away with this list.

It’s just a place for you to begin enjoying this stamp set and creating some fun cards.

Thanks for stopping by and shopping with me!

Sharon