Simon Say Stamp - Fluttering By Release Blog Hop

April 13, 2018


Hey there, blog friends! Today I've got some exciting news...I am part of the Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Release Blog Hop!
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This is day 2 of the blog hop, and we've got quite the lineup for you! I am so excited to be part of this week's new release...the new products are SO amazing! You can find the full release here - you are going to just LOVE everything!

At the end of my post, I will share the full link list for the blog hop, and of course...the giveaways!! Totally a reason to read the entire post, right?! ;)

For today's card, I focused on the Center Cut Flowers background stamp, and paired it with a sentiment from the Mom Flowers clear stamp set. I literally squealed when I saw this floral stamp set...and knew that I couldn't wait to use it with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. This is how it turned out!

To start, I cut an A2 card from heavyweight black cardstock, then set aside. Next I cut two blocks of heavyweight white cardstock slightly smaller. I stamped the center floral stamp from the Center Cut Flowers background stamp set to each block in onyx black Versafine ink. I used my MISTI to stamp them as I wanted to make sure I got a really great impression. I don't work with cling rubber stamps very often, so I didn't apply enough pressure the first time stamping...so using my MISTI was the right call!

I hit the stamped images with my heat gun just to make sure the ink was set, then proceeded to color the images in with my Zig Clean Color Real brushes. I started with the leaves, then did the flowers. I actually turned what I believe are some flower petals into leaves, as I wanted there to be a little more green. I was a little nervous at first, but it ended up working out great!

Next I adhered one of the stamped floral blocks to the black cardbase with foam, giving it some nice dimension. Then I fussy cut a few of the flowers from the other stamped block, and adhered them to the card front with foam dots. Then I added some shimmer to the flowers & leaves with my Wink of Stella pen. Finally, I added black splatters to the front and set it aside to dry.

Next it was time to work on the sentiment from the Mom Flowers clear stamp set! First I stamped & heat embossed the word MOM in gold glitter to a strip of vellum.  Then  stamped & heat embossed the second part of the sentiment in white to a thin strip of black cardstock. I cut banner edges to it, and adhered it to over top of the vellum strip with foam dots. Finally, I added it to the card front using foam dots as well!

My final step was to accent it with my signature jewels, tucked here & there!

I love the little bit of added dimension that the second layer of flowers gave to the card. Doing more of them would have likely been too much, but the three of them was the perfect touch! As you can see...I like cards with a lot of dimension to them! They might require a little extra postage to send along in the mail, but it is totally worth it to me!

Here is a look at what it took to create this card, minus any of my tools. You really can create a lovely card with just a few items!

That is my card for today...I hope that you liked it! How about we get to all the fun blog hop info now?!

PRIZES:
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. They will choose the winners over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday. Winners can email SSS to claim their prize.

With that being said, here is the blog hop link list. Be sure to hop along and leave comments along the way for your best chance to win one of the prizes!


Wow....what a lineup that is! I know I am excited to grab a cup of coffee and see what everyone else created!

Finally, if you'd like to see even MORE inspiration from this release, check out the Fluttering By 2018 Collection Gallery. And be sure to link up YOUR creations when you get these amazing new products in hand!

Before you move on to Yana's blog, I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. This is a great way to keep up with me, my latest creations & new product that I work with! {Plus...I post my super CUTE dogs in IG Stories quite often!}


Here is a peek at a few more projects that will be hitting my blog over the weekend using these amazing new Simon Says Stamp products!

I hope that you guys have a fantastic Friday, and a wonderful start to your weekend! Happy hopping!


SUPPLY LIST
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below. {Includes affiliate linking where possible - this allows small compensation for me at no cost to you. Never fear - I will only ever link to products that I truly love & use!}

183 comments

  1. What a beautiful card!! I love the dimension you have given for the flowers and the touch of jewels!! Awesome!

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  2. ok THAT is stunning! Such a such soft but gorgeous way to use the flowers !

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  3. These are absolutely stunning cards. Great job with the new products.

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  4. That is a gorgeous card! I love the colors and the popped up flowers. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of your lovely creations with this release.

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  5. Oh my. Your card is elegant and beautiful. I love your coloring with the Zigs. And the spatters and jewels all just add the perfect touch.

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  6. WOW Lea, your Mother's day card is gorgeous! Very elegant.
    Your other cards are beautiful as well!

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  7. Beautiful card! Love the way you popped up the flowers over the first one. And, your coloring is just gorgeous.

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  8. Gorgeous cards and
    I do like the popped
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    Carla from Utah

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  9. Beautiful card, I love that new flower stamp and you have shown it off to perfection.

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  10. Love your pastel flower cards. Love this release. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. So soft and elegant! Beautiful design!

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  12. What a great card. Love the soft look. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. beautiful card! Love the soft colors! I can't wait until my order arrives (I order 2 days ago) so I can play with this stamp set!

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  14. Beautiful! So soft and pretty. Your other cards are awesome also!

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  15. Very pretty Zig colored flowers card.

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  16. You have a lovely touch! Peaceful. tfs

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  17. I love all of your cards! The purple flowers are really pretty, but my favorite of your cards is the one from the tree stencil! It's just gorgeous in those colors!

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  18. I'm loving the colors and dimension you created with this card! Beautiful!

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  19. Really stunning cards. Nice job.

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  20. Love these florals! Cant wait to color them up and paint them too. So many ideas!

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  21. Beautiful release. This is a lovely card - the flowers have such beautiful colours and shading and I love the sentiment.

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  22. So very very pretty. Love every bit of this card! your coloring is just perfect. Also the pop up is very effective!

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  23. Such a beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing....

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  24. So pretty and beautifully watercolored. The sneak peeks look amazing.

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  25. Really precious card... Like the softer tones

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  26. I love your card, this is my favorite stamp from the release! Thanks for sharing all your cards!

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  27. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create!!! Thank you.

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  28. Such a beautiful card that any mom would love! x

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  29. Pretty flowers and I like the gold embossed MOM.

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  30. Gorgeous card and beautiful watercoloring, I love how you've added the sentiment!

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  31. I love the clean and sweet colors on your card ! It is so pretty ! TFS.

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  32. Great designs!! Love these, thanks for the inspiration.

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  33. Such a beautiful card. Lovely colors and design.

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  34. This card is so pretty - love the embossing on the vellum:0

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  35. Wow!! This card is stunning!! I love the soft colors and the gold!

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  36. Wow, this stamp is a "must have", so versatile!


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  37. Beautiful card, beautiful colors, beautiful inspiration!

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  38. Love the flowers. The colors are gorgeous.

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  39. Totally awesome work - love these flowers and the added sequins! TFS

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  40. I absolutely love the gemstones as dimension pieces; where did you find them?

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  41. So very pretty! But my favourite are your "extra" cards with the tree and the pink and butterfly.

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  42. What a beautiful card. I'm excited about these stamps that have removable centers. That makes our stamping money go further(2 for one). Thanks for the preview of more cards coming.

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  43. I love the spatters and jewels. They are a great accent for your flowers. The gold "MOM" looks great!

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  44. Very pretty. I like how you added flowers on top of the stamped image.

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  45. that's such an elegant mother's day card, so so pretty and romantic

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  46. Love your flower card and the tree card! Thanks for sharing your cute cards!
    Simon Says has a home run with the new stuff!

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  47. Gorgeous card! I love the soft colors you used for the flowers - so pretty! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  48. I really appreciate the tip about stamping twice and then fussy cutting a few of the blooms to pop up for some dimension. It makes a lovely presentation. Thank you.

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  49. such wonderful soft colors on your card, very beautiful
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  50. Love the floral stamp and your cards are so beautiful with all the great colors.

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  51. Great coloring! Love the delicateness of the flowers!!!

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  52. Very Nice, great cards. I like the soft but pretty flower card.

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  53. I love to see cards made with Zig markers. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Such a soft & feminine card.....simply stunning!

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  55. Gorgeous! Love the soft color and all that splatter. Fantastic card ♥

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  56. Beautiful card, I like the soft tones.

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  57. Beautifully done. Love the gold embossing on the vellum. TFS

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  58. Your Mother’s Day Card is fabulous! Lovely colors as well as a great sentiment! Thanks for sharing.

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  59. This is a beautiful card! I love how the gold embossed MOM on the vellum is peaking out from behind the sentiment!

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  60. Gorgeous cards! My favorite is the Mother's Day card.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  61. What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  62. Gorgeous card. Love the dimension. Just beautiful.

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  63. I don't blame you for being excited by the way your flowers turned out, your coloring with the Zigs is so lovely and the card very gorgeous!

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  64. Such a pretty card! Love the colors you used on the flowers!

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  65. Sooo pretty and I can't wait to see the upcoming post using this release.

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  66. Love your color choices. Thank you

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  67. I love how popping up just 3 flowers makes such a difference to the card - lovely!!

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  68. Love the soft colors of this card and your selected raised flowers for dimension. Your signature jewels are a great final touch. tfs

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  69. I love the center cut flower stamp and watercoloring. Can't decide what to get first! Love it all!

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  70. Your card is beautiful I love how you gave dimension to a few of the flowers. Your sneak peek projects look amazing, too!

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  71. Gorgeous card. I can't wait to see the rest of your designs. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card! I'm really liking the center cut stamps that they are coming out with! You made this one look beautiful!

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  73. Love this beautiful look for that stamp set. I think it's going to turn out to be one of my favorites from this release!

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  74. Great job, like the pop-up, your colors and coloring.
    Thanks for sharing

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  75. A beautiful card, thank you for sharing!

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  76. Beautiful card, I really like the gold embossing on vellum too.

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  77. beautiful card- and loving the sneak peeks as well!

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  78. Gorgeous! Can't wait to see the one with the tree stencil too!

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  79. Like the looks of the wonderfully colored flowers. Like the use of the gold embossing. Like the use of vellum.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  80. Lovely card, I like the added dimension with the popped up flowers.

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  81. Your card is just beautiful. Love the effect of the zig markers (still on my wishlist)

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  82. Beautiful card, am really liking this stamp.

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  83. Such a pretty card! Love the colours you used!

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  84. So pretty! Love the pop up flowers!

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  85. Gorgeous card! Love your coloring and the splatters.

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  86. I like these soft colors. Beautiful floral card!

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  87. I love the way you used the tree stencil. I’ve already ordered it and can’t wait to use it...

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  88. Wow, that is so beautiful. Will definitely cheer someone up.

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  89. Love your card! The center cut floral stamp set is amazing! Great release from SSS!

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  90. Lea, what a gorgeous card! I love how you used that Center Cut Flowers stamp and I love the colors you chose! Adding a few extra single flowers and popping them up added great dimension and interest!

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  91. Pretty floral card. The ones you will be showing later this week look lovely too.

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  92. I loved the popped up flowers, the colour choice along with the velum and the jewels - the result is a really lovely card.

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  93. Stunning cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  94. Beautiful color combo on your gorgeous card! Love the extra peeks too!

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  95. Your card is stunning. I love the soft colors. I also love the group of cards at the end that show some of the new products. Those cards are gorgeous. So inspirational.

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  96. Love your cards. Love the water color look and your have outstanding compositions.

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  97. I am a sucker for floral cards. I especially love the added dimension on a select few. Gorgeous!

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  98. I love your card for today and I look forward to seeing the others closer up.

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  99. This card is awesome and the zig markers really make the flower stamp center really shine; especially with the amazing accents you added for 3D effect on your card. I thought this one was my favorite but then you showed us a preview; and frankly the tree stencil card you created is Now My Favorite! Can not wait to pop on by this weekend to your blog! Awesome sauce!

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  100. Beautiful card. I love the soft colors.

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  101. Lea, I think you should banish all your sequins! Your cards are so so pretty and I got distracted by the sequins!

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  102. Love the different looks on the flower stamp. Love this look with the light pink flowers. Beautfiul.

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  103. Love all the different ways for the Simon release .

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  104. I think any mother would be thrilled to get any of the cards but the sequins really put the cards love it

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  105. Wow! Stunning cards! Your colouring technique is fantastic!!!

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  106. Hi Lea - fabulous card. truly love the colours. I think it's the type of card my Mum would love. You've inspired me to try to make one similar with my supplies. Thank you!

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  107. Stunning array of cards, beautifully colored.

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  108. Lea, I like dimension in my cards as well. You have made a very lovely card.

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  109. Your card is truly lovely, and I appreciate how well you show exactly what you used to make it. (The photo of the items with the card is such a great idea!) Your thumbnail pix of the upcoming cards are great, too. I especially like the one with the new tree stencil. The colors you used are so pretty and artistic. Have a great day, Lea!

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  110. oh WOW! This is perfection in every aspect - so beautiful and elegant! I love the colouring, the layers, the gold embossing on the vellum, the smaller sentiment on top of the big MOM... this is truly a wonderful, wonderful card design!

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  111. Wonderful projects! Great Release! I especially love the fluttering butterflies in your extra cards!

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  112. Very pretty! I love so many products in this release!

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  113. Love your beautiful card with its soft colors and great dimension! Thanks also for the sneak peek of your upcoming cards!

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  114. lovely - I like the 3-d - you have inspired me to get out my zigs.....

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  115. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  116. Such a beautifully soft card...says "love" all over it!

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  117. The circle of flowers is wonderful. Love that a
    few of the flowers were popped off the card.
    thanks for sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  118. So perfect, just my colors. Love how you added dimension .

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  119. So pretty, Lea! That's such a versatile "background" stamp! I always struggle to get a softer look with the Zigs, but you nailed it!

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  120. Beautiful card! I love all of the detail and beautiful colors!

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  121. Beautiful card! I love the way you colored it.

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  122. Love the colors on your card. Very pretty!

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  123. This is such a pretty stamp and you did a beautiful job coloring it! I love the soft pink tones you used. The black splatters and lovely jewels really finish off the card nicely.

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  124. I was so happy to see how you added dimensions to your card. Your cards are beautiful and you are just so very talented!

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  125. Such a pretty card and I love the layered sentiments!

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  126. Stunning card all the elements bring this card together so seemlessly. Especially the soft colors and the bold black and white banner.....and the way it's colors and reversed..white on black. This is my favorite part and it's Soo hard to pick a favorite!!

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  127. This is absolutely gorgeous!

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  128. What a pretty watercolor card! I love how you colored the tree in the stencil!

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  129. I love this floral. You did an awesome job water coloring it!

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  130. What a gorgeous card--I love everything about it.

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  131. I LOVE this awesome card! Sooooo gorgeous & the design is perfect! Can't wait to get that stamp!

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  132. This is just so pretty and delicate! I also love your up and coming ones below you said you were adding to your blog! All so gorgeous!

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  133. What beautiful cards! I'm amazed you managed to keep the colors on your florals so light; Zigs are so pigmented that I feel like that could be quite difficult. And I couldn't tell where you changed flower petals into leaves, so I think you did a great job with that! Thanks for sharing such lovely ideas with us!

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  134. Fabulous card! Love the pop of gold with MOM stamped on vellum.

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  135. Lovely card ! I like how you embossed the "MOM" behind the sentiment !

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  136. Awesome gorgeous card...Loved it!!

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  137. That’s a fantastic floral design !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  138. I just love the new background stamp. Your card is gorgeous!

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  139. Beautiful card! LOVE those flowers, really pretty colours too :)

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  140. What a beautiful cards! Your coloring of the flowers is just gorgeous!

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  141. Love that sentiment!! Lays perfectly over your awesome coloring of that floral stamp!!

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  142. Love the soft colors in your first card. All of your cards are beautiful.

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  143. A very pretty card! Love the soft colors of the flowers and the added dimension of the second layer of flowers! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  144. This is beautiful! Lovely job colouring, and the popped up flowers add really nice dimension!

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  145. The black speckles really add that extra touch to the flowers!!

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  146. Really love your cards adding dimension to your flowers and using your zig painters really make this card beautiful and stand out, I cannot wait to see the rest of your cards, especially the ones of butterflies on it, I love butterflies, they always bring a little smile to my face because they remind me of my daughter and fast away October of 2017 from breast cancer she always loved butterflies and we always associate them with her when we see one! Thank you so much for sharing your cards can't wait to see the rest! 🦋🦋🦋🦋

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  147. So lovely! The added dimension by popping out some of the flowers is perfect!

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  148. Such an elegant card...love the gorgeous flowers.

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  149. Love this card it has so much going on and is so elegant.

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