14 February 2017

Hero Arts 2017 Catalogue Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today is the day! The Hero Arts 2017 Catalogue is revealed and the products will be available in the Hero Store today. They will be in retailers soon too. Today we have a fun blog hop to celebrate the release. You should have arrived here from the amazing Libby, but if you get lost along the way, there is a full list of participants below.
 

There is so many amazing products in the catalogue that it was difficult for me to choose what I wanted to use today. The catalogue is filled with new stamps, dies, inks, embellishments and so much more! I have made two cards to share with you today. The first uses the gorgeous Artistic Dahlia stamp (wood mounted).
 

I started off with a piece of watercolour paper and stamped the Artsitic Dahlia twice on to it using Versamrk ink. I applied White Embossing Powder to them and then heat set. I then had fun colouring them using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens (colours used listed below the supplies section) along with water and a paintbrush.


Once dry, I added the flower panel to a black A2 card base with tape runner. The sentiment is from the Thanks Stamp & Cut Set (this is in the new catalogue but was released a little while ago).  I cut the thanks from black cardstock three times and stacked them up. It was added to the card with Multi Medium Matte. To finish off, I added a few sequins. Sadly I haven't managed to get my hands on the new Hero Arts Ombre sequins but I can see by the photos that they are gorgeous!


SUPPLIES:
Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the letters below the product to shop at your favourite store - Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Hero Arts (HA), Seven Hills Crafts (SHC) Amazon (AZ) etc. Products marked with an * were kindly sent to me to use.

ZIG CLEAN COLOR REAL BRUSH PENS - Top Dahlia: 083 Lilac, 080 Violet, 081 Light Violet. Bottom Dahlia: 083 Lilac, 080 Violet, 031 Cobalt Blue. Leaves: 045 Pale Green, 041 Light Green, 040 Green. Shadow: 036 Light Blue.

My next card uses the gorgeous new Color Layering Poppy Stamp Set and coordinating dies. I started off by stamping the poppy heads using three red shades of ink. I used Fresh Peach for the bottom layer, then Pale Tomato and finished off with Red Royal. The inside portion was stamped with Intense Black ink. The stems were stamped with Field Greens ink. These were then cut out using the dies.


I took an A2 black card base and dry embossed the Floral Pattern Stencil on to the front, to give it a little added detail. I then cut an oval of the new Woodgrain Vellum using the new Nesting Oval Infinity Dies. This was added to the card base with Stick It. The poppy stems were added to the card with Multi Medium Matte and then the poppy heads added with foam tape.


The sentiment, from the new Color Layering Fuchsia Stamp Set was, was stamped on to black cardstock with Versamark and then heat set with white embossing powder. This was also added to the card with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Midnight Black Accent Pearls.

SUPPLIES:
Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the letters below the product to shop at your favourite store - Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Hero Arts (HA), Seven Hills Crafts (SHC) Amazon (AZ) etc.




BLOG HOP:

Here is a full list of the participants in the top:
 
Michelle Short - You are here!
 
GIVEAWAY:
Hero Arts are giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from the comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please leave comments by Tuesday, February 21st at 23.59 PT ( Wednesday, February 22nd at 07.59 GMT) and the winner will be announced the following week.

As you can see, the next person on the hop is the amazing Jana. I hope you enjoy the whole hop and get lost of inspiration from it. Thank you so much for visiting me today.  I hope you have a great Valentine's Day!

218 comments:

  1. The poppies are just beautiful!

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  2. I just ordered zig clean color markers - can't wait to get my hands on them and aspire to color like you!

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  3. I am in love with all of these new layering stamps! If I could I would buy them all! It’s so hard to choose a favorite, they are all fantastic! I would say it’s between the peacock and the poppy. But the coy and water Lilly are great too.

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  4. Beautiful cards. The new layering stamps are so realistic. I must have them!!

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  5. Hi Michelle, Your cards are so lovely and realistic! Love the colors, the embossing, and those little sequns add just the right amount of sparkle. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Really cute cards! Love the colors.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  7. WOW. My jaw is on the floor - these just glow. Stunning.

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  8. Wow these cards are so pretty . Love the colors on your Dahlia card!!!

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  9. I love the poppies, oh my goodness! You have done a great job with these cards, fantastic work xxx

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  10. I love your cards! The fuchsia is beautiful!

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  11. Michelle, your cards are so beautiful. Love the colors and card designs. Thank you.

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  12. Both of your cards are stunning, such beautiful flowers!

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  13. The dahlia card is lovely! Love the soft colors! And that poppy layering card is fantastic! Great job!

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  14. Both of your floral cards are simply beautiful!!!!!

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  15. Such beautiful cards. Thanks for the ideas.

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  16. Stunning cards and beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Michelle, these cards are so pretty. I especially like the Dahlia and your execution of color.

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  18. Love your beautiful cards but especially love your gorgeous details of the backgrounds! Simply stunning!

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  19. Your cards are lovely and I just love the coloring job you have done! Wow! Hero arts new collection is the best yet and so much to be done with them!

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  20. What beautiful cards! You did an awesome job coloring the dahlia, and I love the poppies!

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  21. Very pretty floral cards. I like the white embossing on the first one.

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  22. I love the poppies, its our state flower!

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  23. I so love the purples and the poppy stamp set is my favorite!! Thank you for such great ideas!

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  24. Your dahlia and poppy flowers are so beautiful love the colors and layout!

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  25. just ordered the color layering poppy - can't wait to get and started creating with it!!

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  26. Gorgeous cards!Thank you for sharing and for the bloghop!

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  27. Beautiful cards, Michelle! You always rock the florals!

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  28. Such beautiful cards! Love the Dahlia! Beautiful coloring! The poppies are gorgeous!!

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  29. Your cards are beautiful, Michelle. The water coloring is beautiful.

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  30. gorgeous samples, thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. Beautiful coloring - great way to use these stamps!

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  32. Very beautiful work!! Simple and elegant!

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  33. Oh Michelle I totally want to case your Dahlia card, it's stunning!!

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  34. Oh goodness. Where to start? They are both beautiful. Your colouring is brilliant as always on the dahlia and I particularly like the purples chosen. The poppy is just stunning though, with just the right colours chosen and it's perfect against the black card. I embossed with a stencil yesterday for the first time. Really gives such a beautiful look. Xx

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  35. Those are so beautiful! I love dahlias and I do not need another flower stamp. The poppies are so pretty, too. Maybe just a couple more flower stamps can't hurt, right?

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  36. Happy Valentine's DAy! Gorgeous cards - especially love the poppy. It may be my new favorite! Thanks so much for the creative inspiration.

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  37. Thank you for sharing your lovely creations, Michelle. The dahlias are darling!

    Sharlini Nambiar

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  38. Lovely cards. Stacking the Thanks die cuts on your first card is just perfect.

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  39. Oh my gosh. Beautiful cards. The poppy is an amazing set and you have made it even more amazing.

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  40. Both flowers are so pretty but I am really liking the poppy layering set. I need to put that on my to get list.

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  41. I love the new products but my favorites are the layered sets they help us amateurs seem like professionals.

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  42. Both cards are beautiful and so realistic looking

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  43. Both cards are just gorgeous and perfectly created!

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  44. Gorgeous cards. Who knew a dahlia could be so pretty on paper. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. So pretty! That poppy set is starting to call to me!

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  46. Your cards are clean and simple. Just my style.

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  47. Beautiful floral cards, Michelle. Your Dahlia..oh my! Vibrant, gorgeous...a breath of Spring! Happy Valentine's Day!
    ~carol

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  48. I love the way you watercolored the dahlia. Beautiful cards

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  49. Gorgeous cards....love that poppy stamp set!

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  50. Really lovely cards - both just pop with color.

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  51. Your cards are so stunning! I love them both!

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  52. Both cards are so pretty! Poppies are my favorite flower & after seeing your creation, that stamp is at the top of my wish list. Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Love the Artistic Dahlia card - it's beautiful!

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  54. Great cards! I love purple and green together.

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  55. OH MICHELLE! These are absolutely GORGEOUS! I really love the Dahlia, although the Poppy is a stunner too.

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  56. Very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  57. Very pretty! I love the white embossing!

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  58. Your cards are beautiful. I especially liked the dahlia - I loved the colours you chose. Thanks for all the ideas and tips.

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  59. Love your cards - thanks for sharing!

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  60. Beautiful cards. You always do such a beautiful job with florals.

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  61. So beautiful!! I love what you did with them !

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  62. Even though you didn't use any of the new "French" stamp sets, I still say ooh-la-la to your gorgeous cards!! TFS!

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  63. Both gorgeous cards! Amazing color choices!

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  64. I'm a sucker for anything done in floral designs and yours are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  65. The dahlia card is beautiful! Love the colors you used.

    joybird1223@gmail.com

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  66. That big purple dahlia is just STUNNING! I love how you layered it to look so beautiful!

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  67. The dahlia card is beautiful, I love it!

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  68. I have been waiting for the release since the catalogue preview!!! So excited!

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  69. So beautiful! Love your cards!

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  70. My wallet is just screaming right now...my bank account probably is also! Wow I want all the layering stamps

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  71. Beautiful cards - especially love the Dahlia !

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  72. The black background is stunning, something I never would have thought of!

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  73. Your flowers are so realistic. great shading!

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  74. Your flowers are so realistic. great shading!

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  75. all the new flower stamp sets are gorgeous

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  76. The poppy card is beautiful, well they both are but the colors and textures are just beautiful on that card.

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  77. Oh my, your dahlia card is drop dead gorgeous! And the poppy stamp is lovely as well.
    Hero Arts has outdone themselves.

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  78. Really Gorgeous cards!! In love with the poppy stamps!!!

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  79. Lovely flowers , very life like !

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  80. I love the vellum wood grain and what you did to compliment the whole design, here from California and the Poppy is our flower! Love Hero Arts Stamps! Thank you for sharing<3

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  81. Like the floral creations. Especially like the white embossing powder look.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  82. You make me want to watercolor! Both designs are sooo pretty, Michelle! Love them both!

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  83. Beautiful cards! The first one is especially eye-catching!

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  84. The dahlias are magnificent and the poppy just great, l enjoy your cards very much!

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  85. I love your cards - and how you used the embossing powered first then the coloring - can't wait to try this. Beautiful

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  86. Such an artistic dahlia, and your poppies are stunning. Lovely coloring.

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  87. Nice but i really liked the poppy

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  88. Gorgeous dahlia and poppies cards, love the watercolor and stamped florals.

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  89. Stunning cards!!!! the hydrangeas are beautiful

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  90. Love both your cards!! Especially love the first one with the brilliant color!!

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  91. Love both of your cards, but that Dahlia card is incredible!

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  92. I love your card they are beautiful. You always make such wonderful cards.

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  93. Two absolutely beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing both your techniques and the materials you used to create them. I'll be trying some of these in my next cards.

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  94. Beautiful cards....and so many gorgeous new products!

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  95. These cards are beautiful, love them especially the dahlia

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  96. Great job on these floral cards. Simplistic and classy! ;)

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  97. Your cards are great. I really like the color combo on the first one. I had to write it down to copy. Beautiful.

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  98. Love your cards and this new release!!!

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  99. Awesome cards. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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  100. Beautiful cards...great inspirations...

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  101. What beautiful cards! The flower on the thanks card is stunning (I am partial to the color). I love the poppy set and what a creative way to show it off. Love the woodgrain background and the embossed black card!

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  102. LOVE the poppies-card!!!
    GORGEOUS!!!

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  103. Lovely card with the dahlia and the poppy's, flower cards are always so lovely.
    thx for your lovely inspiration

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  104. Both cards are stunning Michelle! I never buy wood mounted stamps, and I am really missing out! The image is gorgeous for the first card and of course looks beautiful with those fresh zig colours. And those poppies 😍, what's not to love! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards with us xx

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  105. Beautiful cards, the first one is just amazing!! It's perfect!

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  106. Beautiful cards. I love the dahlia card, so soft and pretty.

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  107. I'm a sucker for anything floral and I in love with your floral creations!

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  108. Wow your flowers are stunning.. love them

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  109. Beautiful floral cards today. I especially like the dahlia.

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  110. Very pretty. I really like the look you got using the zigs on your floral card.

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  111. I love the dahlias!!! You colored them beautifully :)

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  112. Your cards are all so beautiful and those are wonderful flower sets.

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  113. I love your floral cards, they are stunning!

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  114. I love your floral cards, they are stunning!

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  115. So gorgeous Michelle! I love your flower cards they're my absolute favorite. I have to learn to be more comfortable using my zigs. So many awesome goodies in the new catalog. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  116. Gorgeous cards!! Love the products in the 2017 Catalog especially the Fuchsia, Koi and Peacock. And now loving all the florals too!

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  117. This is a wonderful release and your flowers are lovely!

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  118. The poppy card is so pretty! I love the background!!!

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  119. Your cards are beautiful, thanks for sharing!

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  120. The dahlia stamp was aptly named as "artistic"! Lovely coloring on your cards.

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  121. All your cards are so beautiful - I especially love that gorgeous and clean card using the dahlia and watercolor. It's stunning. And I love how you dry embossed that background on the poppy card. So much inspiration for these stamps and dies! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  122. These are beautiful!! I LOVE that dahlia card!!

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  123. I absolutely LOVE your dahlia! The poppy is beautiful, too, and so realistic looking. Best release yet!

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  124. Two beauties, Michelle! Especially love your dahlias!!

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  125. Your card is beautiful. I love the color combo of black and red. I'll have to check out the Woodgrain vellum. I think it is a wonderful feature, and it adds great texture!
    Redstampinsam gsrmmeyers@att.net

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  126. Gorgeous cars Michelle. Love the coloring of the dahlias. The poppies look wonderful too.

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  127. Such gorgeous florals! Especially loving the purple blooms, so pretty!

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  128. So inspiring! Love the Poppies!!

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  129. Love the simple use of few supplies but dahlia looks so beautiful with zig marker!

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  130. This is so beautiful with the white embossing and water color. WOW!

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  131. Both cards are wonderful but those dahlias are stealing my heart. Hero arts and you are a great combination!

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  132. Beautiful cards, Michelle! I especially love the Dahlia one- such great, unique coloring. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

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  133. Both of your cards are gorgeous. I love these awesome stamps done with watercoloring as well as just stamped. The flowers come out so realistic.

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  134. Lovely coloring on these. The poppy stamp is in my latest order. Can't wait!

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  135. Gorgeous designs, love the florals in this release, thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful day!

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  136. So beautiful. The details are amazing.

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  137. Stunning cards. My mother always had dahlias in her flower garden when I was a child. The coloring on this was excellent! Brought back fond memories. Thanks for sharing.

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  138. All these beautiful flowers have me longing for Spring.

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  139. I love these beautiful floral cards.

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  140. Great cards, thanks for sharing!

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  141. Beautiful cards! I especially liked the hydrangea card--such beautiful colors! Thank you so much for sharing! (Peg)

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  142. the red poppies again the black background
    is wonderful. The dahlias are beautiful.
    great cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  143. Poppies and dahlia are my 2 favourite flowers, so I really adore both your cards, they really are both gorgeous! I love the embossed black background you created for your poppies, and I think the way you coloured the dahlias looks amazing!

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  144. Both of your flower cards are beautiful!

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  145. Lovely cards,Michelle, The dahlia one is my favourite,you've coloured it so beautifully! TFS
    AnnB

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  146. Lovely! I am really enjoying the inspiration from this hop.

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  147. Beautiful cards! Love that poppy! Great release and hop with so much talent! TFS YOURS!

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  148. Your Artistic Dahlia card is gorgeous!

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  149. Gorgeous cards! I love them both, but the layering on the poppies card is so interesting! Love the combination of subtle embossed black and the wood-grain vellum and the poppies are just AMAZING. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  150. Beautiful cards! Love the Dahlia's!

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  151. Gorgeous flower cards! I especially like the first one as I have the Zig Clean Color Markers and need to try them with white emb. powder.

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  152. That first card is gorgeous especially since purple is my favorite color!

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  153. I love your cards - the florals are fantastic!

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  154. Beautiful cards! I really love the poppies.

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  155. great cards. the soft purple card is lovely.

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  156. Both cards are amazing. Love your coloring!

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