17 May 2017

Hero Arts Summer 2017 Catalogue Blog Hop

Hello there, today we are celebrating the Hero Arts summer release with a fun blog hop. Let me tell you, the release is amazing. Some of the products are already available at Hero Arts retailers but today the whole release is available to purchase from the Hero Store.

 
If you are following along with the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Tracie Pond's blog. If you get lost along the way, I have a full list of participants below.
 

My card today uses the adorable Believe In Yourself Narwhal. I absolutely love this set, it has a few different narwhals in it, in different sizes plus lots of accompanying sentiments. I started off die cutting a white circle piece using one of the circles from the Nesting Circles Infinity Dies. I then stamped the largest of the narwhal's from the set, as well as the sentiment on to it using Intense Black Ink.
 
 
The Narwhal was coloured using Copic Markers and then I added in a sea background behind him, also with Copic Markers. The panel was added to a larger white cardstock circle with foam tape. This was then added to a circle card base with ATG. To create the circle card base, I took two circles that I again, die cut with the Circle Infinity Dies. I added a score line to one of them at the top to create a flap. This piece was adhered to the other with strong tape. I then cut a little sliver off of the bottom of the circle to aid with standing the card up. To finish off the card, I added clear YNS gumdrops.
 
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 shop logo below the product to shop at your favourite store.
 
 
COPIC MARKERS: Narwhal - T8, T7, T6, T5, T4, T3, T2, T1, T0, R000. Sea/water - B66, B63, B21, B12, B00, B000, B0000.
 
BLOG HOP:

Here are the full list of participants taking part in the hop:
 
 
 
GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts are giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from the comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please leave a comment by Wednesday 24th May 2017 at 11.59 PT and the winner will be announced the following week.  
 
The next person on the hop is the fabulous Heather Ruwe. Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great rest of the day!

170 comments:

  1. Such a cute card!!! LOVE that background! Makes the sweet narwhal POP.

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  2. The ocean you created is gorgeous and shows off the the handsome narwhal!

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  3. Great card. Love this stamp set.

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  4. I am having such fun on this hop. The circle card base complements the Narwhal perfectly!

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  5. Love this Narwhal - he just makes me smile. And the background you created is beautiful!

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  6. Your Copic colored sea background is fabulous. It looks simple but has such depth.

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  7. So cute and your background is just beautiful.

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  8. Wow, your Narwhal is gorgeous!

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  9. Adorable the background is so creative and your coloring is out of this world

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  10. This is so cute. These little guys would be cute with the whale and turtle.

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  11. Adorable card ! Love the sea background and your coloring is superb !

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  12. Michelle, what a beautiful card and I love your use of colors. It is so well thought out! Thank you for sharing!

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  13. It is fun to see all the different ways to make a sea background.

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  14. Sweet card. Love that narwhal and the sentiments that go with that stamp are so positive. And love the background. Thanks for sharing!
    Michelle Daigle

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  15. Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing

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  16. Isn't that an adorable card!

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  17. Love the copic colored background! will have to try that!

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  18. Love that background and the coloring of your narwhal is stunning and spot on! TFS

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  19. Absolutely beautiful coloring work!

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  20. The sea background you made is absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Sweet card. Love the background. I want to see how you did it!

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  22. Your colouring is FLAWLESS! Your card looks different and unique, love it! :)

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  23. Absolutely love the sea background!

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  24. The Narwhal is pretty cute and I love your background Michelle.

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  25. love it, what an adorable card

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  26. Love the shape of the card and your coloring!

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  27. What a cute card!! Anyone would love receiving this! It would definitely bring a smile!

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  28. I like the round card shape with the narwhal on it.

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  29. Cute! Love your background on the one. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. The narwhals are super cute and look super fun to color and the sentiments are adorable!!

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  31. Love your circle shape card. So cute and amazing Copic colouring of the background waves.

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  32. Oh my gosh, your background looks amazing, Michelle! I love how you colored the Narwhal, too...such great details!

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  33. I never even thought to make a round card, thanks for the inspiration!

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  34. So sweet! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  35. Adorable card with this pretty back ground and cute gum drops added in...

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  36. Just love the round card and what a wonderful design and sentiment.

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  37. Love the background you created with Copic markers! Very Pretty!

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  38. Your background is breath taking. You did a fantastic job.

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  39. Wow! The background is stunning!! Such a beautiful card. Cute Narwhal.

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  40. You gotta love a narwhal! Your card is so cute and I love the background.

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  41. So cute! I want to do a unicorn and narwal with horns touching like an Eskimo kiss card.

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  42. Super cute, thanks for sharing!

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  43. The narwhal is as sweet as can be, but your sea background is amazing! You have mad skills - thank you for sharing!

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  44. So, so cute, Michelle!! Love that your card is shaped like a circle and how you did the water. =)

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  45. I love shaped cards. Great background!!

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  46. Such a sweet card. Sure to put a smile on someone's face. TFS

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  47. So pretty. Love the the background and the coloring:)

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  48. Perfect whale and terrific sea - love the coloring!

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  49. Your background is so realistic. Love this card.

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  50. Super duper background! Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  51. Love this cute card! thanks for the inspiration.

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  52. Your cards is so cute! Thank you for sharing your card for inspiration!

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  53. Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing...

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  54. Love the circle shape card with this design.

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  55. Love the narwhal. The detail on the back is great. Thank you for sharing.

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  56. Simple, but such a fun card! Great work.

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  57. Great card! The narwhal is really cute.

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  58. Love your card. Great presentation.

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  59. Love a narwhal! This is such a fabulous card. I like that you've used a circle card base - somehow it makes it more sea like.... to me at least. Fabulous background and great detail on the narwhal. Xx

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  60. Nice examples! Keep up the good work!

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  61. Wonderful card. Love the water background. Very creative and fun image.

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  62. Love this fun stamp set and what you created with it!

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  63. Love the cute Narwhal and the way you did the water. Great card.
    Di B.

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  64. I love the coloring details. The texture is amazing

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  65. Very sweet card--and the background is terrific!!

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  66. Love what you created; you are so talented.

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  67. I love the sea background on your card! I would never have guessed that you used Copics. :-)

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  68. Great background and narwhals are just fun.

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  69. I love the circle card - great background too!!

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  70. This is a wonderful release, thanks for the inspiration!

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  71. Love the background. Shaped cards are always intriguing.

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  72. Love the background and how you created it. Cute narwhals, and a great release.

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  73. That water looks absolutely amazing!!!

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  74. Perfect card with that background!

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  75. Super cute!Love the background!

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  76. Ohhhhh love that seawater background!!!

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  77. Love that round card. I'm going to try that one of these days.

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  78. Such a pretty card. Great job!
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  79. Beautiful Copic coloring! Thanks for sharing!

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  80. Absolutely adorable card. This is such a wonderful release.

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  81. Sweet card, great coloring

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  82. Sweet card thank you for sharing

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  83. The background you created was perfect for the narwhal. Thanks for sharing this great card.

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  84. Very cute. Love the color of the water.

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  85. I love how you colored the Narwhal and the background!

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  86. Such a cute card and love the sentiment. Thanks.

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  87. The sea background is beautiful, perfect for your narwhal!

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  88. Sweet, love the background and the circular card.

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  89. Awesome background on this pretty card!

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  90. Lovely card! That narwhals set is so cute! Tfs :-)

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  91. Love the background you created for your narwhal

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  92. Cute card. I love the blue background. It makes the narwhal stand out.

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  93. Would love to see how you did that background .. It's amazing..

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  94. I love circle cards, they are so unique. The narwhal is a beautiful creature and deservves a beautiful setting like this.

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  95. Such a cute card Michele O love the narwhal!

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  96. Oh so pretty! I love the coloring on this card!

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  97. Wow! Your background is absolutely amazing! I would love to see a video of how you created it. Beautiful card!

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  98. What a lovely sea background! You really did a great job with this card.

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  99. Great background! Thanks.

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  100. I love the little narwhal and the fact that you used a circle card! I'm going to have to try that.

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  101. Love the background you created for this narwhal.

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  102. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card. I love the background you made.

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  103. How fabulous your 'star of the stage' narwhal is! Such a pretty ocean-themed card!
    ~carol

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  104. The water has so much movement.
    Great coloring.
    thanks for sharing.

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  105. Awwwwwwwwwwww the Narwhal is just too adorable. Love this little guy in his circle card

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  106. Great card, great coloring! Thanks for sharing!

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  107. I really like how you created the background for this guy. Such gorgeous coloring!

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  108. I love the background behind the narwhal. How did you achieve that effect using copic markers?

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  109. wonderful fun and cut card. Love the colors and Love the new Collection, Thank you for sharing.

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  110. Your lovely work put a smile on my face!

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  111. Loving the colours in your card. Thanks for the lovely inspiration.

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  112. Funcard all around. I like how you created the water.

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  113. Cute stampset and I love the way you made it as a stand up.

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  114. Very cute! Shaped cards are the best!

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  115. Your background is fabulous! It suits the little whale so well.

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  116. The beautiful coloring on the background really lets the narwhal shine, I love it!

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  117. Very sweet narwhal...love your great colouring!

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  118. Lovely card 💙 and nice wave background.

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  119. This is an inspiring card for any receiver of it.

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  120. So Cute! I LOVE Hero Arts, thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  121. Awesome card! Love the gorgeous background!

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  122. Your card is darling! Love how you did the background!

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  123. Oh beautiful work! Love your artwork!

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  124. Cute! I'm loving the idea of different shaped cards this turned out fabulous :)

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  125. Michelle,
    Hey Wow! I love this round card! So watery!

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  126. What a fabulous card!! Love the soft colours you used and the circle shape is perfect for that narwhal. Love the water background you created. It is beautiful. Wondering what you did to get the narwhal to look like that. It is lovely

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  127. Your copic coloring of the narwhal and the sea is spectacular!!! This Hero Arts release is amazing! Loving this blog hop with all it's talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  128. That is such a great idea! I love the round card and the narwhal and the background! :-D

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  129. Adorable card -- love the shape, the background and the narwahl! Now I have never heard of a narwahl -- do they really exist?

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  130. I fell in love with Narwhals a few years ago watching a show on the Discovery channel and was tickled pink when I saw this set! It is definitely at the top of my must have list! Your card is adorable! TFS!

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  131. Your background is just amazing and I love the shaped card - so different than the typical card. Your color scheme is so relaxing and calming too!

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  132. Super cute and fun card Michelle! I love your waves!

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  133. Your card is so cute and encouraging. I never the real name of these unusual sea creatures.

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  134. Your card is incredible! Love the background you made!

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  135. Superb card, Michelle, and the background is amazing!

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  136. Beautiful card, thank you for sharing with us!

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  137. I just love your background!! That's amazing...nicely done! :)

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  138. Sweet card. Love how you created the ocean background.

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  139. Fabulous card, Michelle! Love the background :-)

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  140. Just a beautiful card! That ocean background is stunning. Just love it, thanks so much for sharing!

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  141. OMGosh, what an amazing background! Love it.

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  142. Great card! Great Release!

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