Monday, May 21, 2018

Altenew May 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone! I'm very excited to be joining Altenew for their MAY 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop! If you are hopping along you should be arriving from Flora Monika Farkas' BLOG.

To say I got carried away with playing/creating with the new May release, would be an understatement! However, can you blame me?!! This is one FABULOUS line-up of goodies! 
WARNING****This is a photo heavy post:))
Here are my cards:


For my first card I created with the BRIDE -To -BE stamp set. So excited to find the floral images to be very much like the flowers from the RifflePaperCo. 
I inked a one layer card, using Crisp Inks: Dew Drops, Aqualicious, Maple Yellow, Honey Drizzle, Coral Berry, Rouge, Pink Diamond, Cosmic Berry, Sweet Leaf, Parrot, and Frayed Leaf.
I created an oval stencil with Create-A-Wreath as a guide and added dots with Artistic Markers: B002, and B227
  
This second card features the Bride To Be Stamp Stamp & Die Bundle:
 LOVING how different the BRIDE -To -BE set can look simply by adding a personal touch of coloring with the Artistic Markers after stamping the first solid images only!  using skills learned in the For the LOVE of COLOR class Altenew Academy, I worked to keep that bit of white highlight for added dimension and interest on each bloom.
The GOLD frame is the new Fine Frames Rectangles Die; all arranged nicely on a panel cut with the DOTTED SCALES DEBOSSING coverplate die.

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Moving on to the SCRUMPTIOUS new Garden Silhouette Stamp & Die Bundle
I created two similar, yet different cards inking with Crisp Inks, spritzing with water and stamping with a MISTI tool. A technique I learned in class at Altenew Academy's CREATIVE WATERCOLOR MEDIA.
 This first card with Garden Silhouette has a background of the new Rustic Linen Stamp Set, inked with SAND DUNES crisp ink. The Creative Edges: Lace Die is the perfect delicate base for the vases to rest on:) LOVE that scripty font of the thanks sentiment one of many in the set.

 The next card with Garden Silhouette Stamp & Die Bundle has a tone-on-tone look to it by adding the  Fine Frames Rectangles Dieonce again in gold, layered with a white Mandala Dietrimmed downand the Shutter cover die, cut from natural paper and matted on the same natural paper.
 That sweet tag is made using Dot Labels Stamp & Die Bundle.
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The next card features the FABULOUS layering set aptly named Fabulous Floral Stamp Set. 

I was overcome with giddy giggles when stamping with this one:)) each layer is so pretty added to the one before! The guide on the packaging makes this set one of the EASIEST layering sets I have worked with to date!
Simply inked with Crisp InksCherry Blossom minisShades of PurplePocketful of Sunshine minis, and Sea Shore minis. Once I stamped my arrangement with a hint of masking, I fussy cut the whole thing out and popped it onto an A2 sized panel stamped with the new Rustic Linen Stamp Setinked and sponged with Maple Yellow and Honey Drizzle. Just a touch of gold glitter Nuvo Drops smeared around the edges finished the card.
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Just one more New stamp set that I created with for today's post: CROWN BLOOM, it IS a Beauty of a stamp set too!
To make this card:

  • I heat embossed two large blooms of the outline layer from CROWN BLOOM with Antique Silver and then stamped the 4 remaining shaded layers with Crisp inks found in the Cherry Blossom mini set. Then I fussy cut and layered them together with Foam adhesive tape. 
  • Next, I stamped all three layers of the lovely Leaf, three times using Tropical Forest mini set, fussy cut those out too. There are Coordinating dies for this set.
  • On an A2 sized card base I placed a strip of the Watercolor Strokes Washi Tape, making sure to get more of the pnk watercolor showing...now I realized the pinks weren't quite the same tone as my CROWN BLOOM, so I quickly ran the corner of the PINKOLICIOUS mini pad behind the washi to brighten it up:))
  • For more interest, I heat embossed the sweet posy in the CROWN BLOOM set so it would peek out from behind the arrangement.
  • Stamped never lose with Caribbean Sky 
  • Die-cut and stacked three layers of HOPE from the cardstock inked with set RUBELLITE
  • To finish the card I added three of the negative cut strips from Gradient Stripes Cover Die, inked with Caribbean Sky



And one final card for today with the Regal CROWN BLOOM stamp set, colored with Artistic Markers: Y204, Y205, B002,G702 and just a kiss of Ziggy markers for more Beautiful Details.

  • I fussy cut the Bloom and Leaves and created a long stem.
  • Then layered it on top of a panel selectively stamped with the Rustic Linen Stamp Set and the Posy from the CROWN BLOOM set. 
  • For added interest an Element of HENNAH is Embossed with Caribbean Sky Crisp Embossing Powder.
  • LABEL LOVE had the perfect sentiment to complete the card. 
  • After assembling the card I decided a darker line of color was needed on the very left side., Artistic Markers to the rescue!  WG03, B204, and B313
I LOVE how this turned out and I was able to practice adding several personal touches as learned from the Beautiful Details class at Altenew Academy.  


If you've made it all the way through this post; Thank you SO MUCH for hanging in there! It was a blast creating with Altenew's MAY Release! Your next stop on the hop is Michelle at The Card Grotto.

Here are the HOP DETAILS:

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Friday, May 25th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/27/2018.


AND a Giveaway for commenting here:
I will choose a winner from comments left on this post to receive a $30 gift certificate and announce the winner by 5/26/2018


Blog Hop Order: Please add a link to the person before and after you in your post. You are encouraged to include the full list as well.



Thanks for stopping by!

****I am part of Altenew's affiliate program. Which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you every time you click through and purchase product(s) linked in this post. Thank you for your support!



110 comments:

  1. Wow busy girl making all these gorgeous cards!

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  2. YOU BLEW ME AWAY!!!!!!! Simply MAGNIFICENT! So great to have taken part as a guest with you on this Release!

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  3. My goodness. these are all stunning. All of your cards are so artistic and wonderful to see. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Totally jaw dropping beauties these are .You have an amazing sense of design and coloring too.You have totally rocked this release Laura❤❤

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  5. Wow! This collection of cards is awesome.

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  6. Wow! Wowza! Love all the beautiful bold and vibrant creations here on your stop!!

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  7. What a gorgeous collection of cards!!!

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  8. Always a happy sight to see your Altenew cards!!

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  9. wonderful cards - so many styles and amazing designs - thanks for sharing:)

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  10. wow love those vibrant colors on mostly white background ; effective!

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  11. Beautiful, vibrant cards! I also love the white on cream background making a perfect backdrop for the florals. Love these!

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  12. LauraJane your blog is on beauty OVERLOAD today... the colors, the watery stamping, and every single element you've used on each card tells me one thing... you really know what you're doing with these [and every single] product! xx
    =]

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  13. What fabulous creations, all so beautiful! I love your card designs, you did an amazing job and rocked this release!

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  14. Zowie! Are we voting? I think I like #3 the best, though they're all beautiful. The details you added to the last card are wonderful. I might have to look at that class.

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  15. Your cards are like a mesmerizing dream come true!!! Gorgeous colors and layers and WOW!!! Just wonderful!!! Am your avid fan and will continue to watch your inspiring posts! Am in awe of your talents!
    Am @jordanbev5 on IG
    Beverly Jordan

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  16. Beautiful cards!!!!! The colors are so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  17. Awesome cards! Love your coloring.

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  18. Look at all these awesome cards you created! Wow! I noticed the word FABULOUS used a few times and think it says it perfectly for all these.

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  19. That last yellow flower is soooo pretty! All of your cards
    are amazing. I really love the Garden Silhouette set as well
    as the Rustic Linen BG stamp, so those cards really attract me.

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  20. Every one of your cards are magnificent, so much beautiful coloring and detail!

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  21. What a selection of cards!! So beautiful, the coloring, the designs....gorgeous!

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  22. These are all so pretty. I love how unafraid you are of using color! So vibrant and cheerful. I think my favorite has to be the blue and gold flower but it's tough to pick just one!

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  23. Such beautiful and unique cards. You are very talented!

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  24. Your cards are beautiful and elegant !

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  25. Absolutely beautiful cards! Thank You for the awesome inspiration!

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  26. Your cards are stunning! Really beautiful!

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  27. Absolutely beautiful! I am loving the gold flower with the blue background. They are all so vibrant.

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  28. I agree with you that the layering stamps are the best! I am horrible at coloring, these stamps sets make look like I can do some serious coloring! hahaha

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  29. Flowers, flowers and more flowers. Love everything.

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  30. I am so glad I stuck with this hop! Your cards are just so beautiful; I am amazed by your talent.

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  31. wonderful array of beautiful cards, LauraJane!!

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  32. Wow, I'm so in love with all the beautiful cards you've created! Thank you for sharing....

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  33. These are all so beautiful! The Thank you card with the vases of flowers is my absolute favorite! Such beautiful layering!

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  34. Just wow! These are all so beautiful! I'm especially in love with the florals in the jars and the ones hanging from the frame, what gorgeous arrangements. The coloring on the Crown floral is just stunning too!

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  35. Every one of these is incredible! I do love the rustic best .... thank you for sharing your talent!

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  36. Awesome cards here! so bright and colorful!

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  37. so many great products and ideas with this release. thanks as always for sharing.

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  38. WOW! So many lovely creations! You've been busy!! Love the variety, colors and layouts of your cards!

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  39. These are so so lovely!! The thank you card with the vases is my absolute fave from the whole hop!!

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  40. Amazing work! Love all your ideas and I totally can't blame you with all these creations, this is an awesome release!

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  41. Lovely! Such pretty colors.

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  42. Yes, I would say you had a great time with ALL the releases! Your work is beautiful, love ALL the details ( the way you displayed them too !! ); the layers, the textures added, the colors ... just beautiful.

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  43. Wow...what a gorgeous collection of cards! Love the colors...love the designs...love these cards ♥

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  44. You have been busy creating...I love the colors of your flowers...you made them come alive!

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  45. These are just breathtaking, Laura Jane! Truly lovely. The way you color flowers is so unique and so beautiful.

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  46. Hi Laura, I love your all your beautiful cards Amazing colour, TFS, Cheers Anna.

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  47. The rectangle dies cut in the gold are elegant. Your watercolor card are also...you are fabulous and so is your work

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  48. Your cards are all so elegant and colorful. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us!

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  49. Laura hello . Wonderful cards. I most like you're colour combinations. Bye hisca

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  50. So many great cards here, they were all pretty

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  51. You did have tons of fun, it shows in those fab cards you've made, fabulous floral is just that fabulous x

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  52. So many beautiful flowers! Who could blame you for getting carried away?

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  53. A really beautiful job on these cards.

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  54. What a lot of work (or love) you did)! All are lovely, but I especially love the "Hugs" card and the "Congrats" card.

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  55. Beautiful job and I love them all. The coloring is gorgeous and I the frame in the Bride to Be card. The garden silhouette card is gorgeous and twine on the jar. Gorgeous job on them all!

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  56. Amazing cards Laura Jane. Such pretty floral images... love the pretty colors and the arrangements! Wonderful designs!

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  57. The gorgeous designs here are so inspiring!

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  58. Just beautiful! I really love the Crown Bloom stamp set! I enjoy your style. Thanks for sharing!

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  59. You really went to town with this new release, Laura Jane! My faves are the ones using the Garden Silhouette stamps! Beautiful work!

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  60. Wow! Amazing collection of cards. Fun, vibrant, creative, beautiful and wonderfully executed.

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  61. Wow! Laura Jane, this is such a beautiful explosion of color I could just squeal! Each card is a masterpiece! I'm loving it ALL!
    Take care!
    Michele
    crimsonowl@comcast.net

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  62. This is another fabulous release with some unique florals and more spectacular layering stamps again. Love the thin alphabet dies as well. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration! Your floral arrangements are stunning!

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  63. Awesome cards - love the flowers and the vivid colors.

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  64. Wow! Your cards are just gorgeous. So many beautiful flowers!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  65. Your coloring is awesome. Each of your cards are beautiful and I will definitely use some of your designs to help me make cards as pretty as yours I love the way you made the frames.

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  66. Love the design concepts for your cards! Thanks for sharing :)

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  67. Gorgeous cards, your coloring is amazing and I love the backgrounds, just stunning!

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  68. Wow! Fabulous cards! That wedding card is gorgeous! I love all the mixing of stamps and dies in your cards; you've created so much depth and dimension. I'm signed up for my first Altenew class. Now I've just got to find the time to start it! Thanks for all the great inspiration!

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  69. Great set of cards! I especially liked the last one. The background looks fantastic and the overall card is simply beautiful.

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  70. WOW LauraJane, what gorgeous cards and oh how beautiful are the colours? These are stunning, beautifully done!

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  71. These are simply stunning! Anyone who receives one of your cards is a very lucky person! Each should be framed and displayed for all to enjoy!

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  72. In love with these colourful cards! Simply wonderful cards showcasing the new stamps & dies beautifully.

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  73. Oh wow! Each card was lovelier than the last! What a gorgeous collection of cards! (need my address? hee hee) Beautiful work Laura!

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  74. Oh so many wonderful cards ! Love the colours on all the flowers and the backgrounds you have made x

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  75. All of your cards are simply amazing and each one is more spectacular than the last. I admire your talent with these new products and thank you for inspiring us all to attempt new techniques with this release. Love all your colors on your cards and the splashes of gold throughout really make them even more elegant!!!

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  76. I can see the love you put in every card; it shows! These are beautiful!

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  77. I was looking for something new for wedding cards this year and I’ve fallen in love with you design. I love how the flowers Hug the sentiment.

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  78. Laura Jane what a great collection of beautiful cards!!! Many great inspirations in your bards!!

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  79. What a gorgeous array of flowers! They are all amazing. Love your layers, colors and designs.

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  80. Such beautiful cards! I love your style!

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  81. Your cards are so striking. I think the garden silhouette set is my favorite item in the new release. I like the bunched effect you created with those stamps .

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  82. Do not apologize for your photo heavy post!! All your cards are beautiful & it gives all of us card makers whether beginners or pros new inspiration!! They are all awesome!

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  83. Wow! A beautiful collection of cards! I love the colorful flowers and the delicate details! Thanks for sharing so much inspiration!

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  84. All very beautiful!! I especially like your gorgeous Garden Silhouette cards with "water colored" flowers. Perfection!

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  85. All the beautiful coloured flowers and layers and textures! Just beautiful!

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  86. I love this post; it is an explosion of color and techniques and general happiness. You really made the most of the summer aspects of this release in your coloring. Thanks for sharing so many ideas and tips with us!

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  87. Love all of these gorgeous floral cards! Fabulous job featuring these new designs! The jar and vase of flowers is just beautiful!

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  88. Amazing post your work is awesome and I love the academy classes too!

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  89. All of your cards are fabulous!

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  90. Gorgeous cards. I love the unique layouts, and the colors are spectacular.

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  91. like the fabulous flower card, pretty

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  92. Beautiful! I just love the Garden Silhouette stamp set. Love that card. Great coloring. Thanks for sharing!

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  93. I love every card! I will be be looking at them more than a few times for inspiration!

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  94. Wow--you have been very busy--beautiful cards!

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  95. Such gorgeous floral cards - especially love the watercolor effect!

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  96. So much color! So inspiring! Love the Blue and yellow crown bloom card.

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  97. Your cards are gorgeous! I really love Altenew's layering flower stamps :)

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  98. Oh my your cards are so beautiful and creative!! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  99. ADORE each and every one! The details that you added are amazing! I am so glad that you enter your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work!

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