Monday, May 21, 2018

Altenew May Release Blog Hop: Distress Oxide on Kraft Comparison

Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to the Altenew May Release Blog Hop! 
You should have arrived here from the incredible Lydia Evans Blog
If you're just stopping by you can start at the beginning with the Altenew Card Blog.

There are so many amazing things in this release but you know I'm making a bee line for the flowers. Always. 
haha.  



I chose to work with the Crown Bloom stamp set. This isa builder set but it also includes a black outline for the flower and the leaf, which is what I chose to use. 


I have wanted to compare the look of Distress Oxides on Solar White and Kraft for a while now. I thought it would be interesting to make two cards exactly the same to see what the actual color difference was.  


For me my "kraft" paper is Neenah Desert Storm which isn't actual kraft but in the card making world it kind of is lol. I was surprised at how vibrant the distress oxides were on a brown background.



I stamped and masked my images before ink blending several colors of distress oxide directly over top. A few water spatters and some perfect pearls later and I moved on to adding some shading with copic markers. 


I thought for sure I would love the brighter one but I actually really like how soft the kraft one is. 
Surprise! 
 I skipped a sentiment because honestly I'm not sure what I want to use them for. When I do add it I'll nestle it into that top right area above the gap between the flowers. 

Altenew is generously allowing me to giveaway a $30 gift certificate to one random commentor. I'll announce the winner May 25th. You can also be entered for a chance to win a $50 by commenting on the Altenew Card and Scrapbook blogs! 

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Nicole Picadura

Thank you so much for joining me! 


144 comments:

  1. Once again, amazed by what you create. I'm gonna have to try this on kraft paper, love how that turned out!

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  2. Your cards are so unique. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Oh good heavens.. (those were the first words out of my mouth when I clicked on your blogpost!)... seriously. Your cards make my heart go pitter patter. Love these so much!!! Will there be a video?

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  4. Your cards are jut beautiful!The bright one makes me think of summer daylight, the softer one of the early evening before dark! I just love them!

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  5. Thank you for sharing your world with us! You have taught me so much when it comes to copic coloring. I have to say though that I was watching one of your videos where you were making cards for your sons teachers, and you were sharing about what happened to you when you were playing sports at school. And how it affected you still today. I just wanted to share that I had an experience in school in the fourth grade, and I tried out for a singing part in a musical. I sang, which was so hard for me but I did it, and got the part. I panicked, I could feel the blood in my body rushing to my head, and ended up telling the teacher I couldn’t do it, and that I was scared. Instead of talking to me about it, and encouraging me, he said “ I knew you wouldn’t do it “. He also said that another teacher told him that I wouldn’t do it also! Oh and he said this in front of the entire 4th grade! Everyone laughed! I don’t remember a lot from school, I don’t know if that’s just me, or if it’s normal or not, but I remember that, I am 50yrs old, and that is probably 1out of 10 things that I do remember, and it is at the top of the list. I have never tried out for anything ever again. I wish that some teachers would understand that kids will remember all of the great things they say to kids, and they probably will remember it for the rest of their lives, and I wish that when they say negative things they say impact a child for the rest of their lives. Sorry this was so long, I really just wanted to tell you that I love learning from you, the other stuff just fell out of my head and went right to my typing fingers! Just so you know that you are a teacher to us, and you are doing great!! Thanks, Karen

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    1. That is horrible what that teacher did and I am sorry to read that. I hope that they your crafting you will try new things and get some healing. Go try out for something when you are ready and God will have your back!

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  6. I adore your coloring! Your color choices so vibrant!! So great to have taken part as a guest with you on this Release!

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  7. Your cards are amazing. I love the colors.

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  8. Amazingly beautiful cards!! I love this stamp set and you have made me love it more!!

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  9. Such pretty designs. You are amazing and inspiring!!

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  10. Gorgeous!! I love that you did the same design on white and Kraft!! I love the softness the Kraft gives to your design. I've made a few cards lately that are waiting for their sentiment as well. ;)

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  11. Am amazed at how heavenly these look! Wow! Altenew's images are stunning!

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  12. That inspires me to try it on my Desert Storm - thank you for comparing them! I never would have gone there without seeing how it actually looks!
    ~ginny
    RubberMAD

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  13. Beautiful cards! Love the two different looks with the different inks. Thank you for sharing!

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  14. This one is hands down my very favorite-just can’t get enough of it! Thank You!

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  15. really pretty card!! love the subtlety and blending of the colors!

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  16. An interesting comparison...thanks for trying it! Colors are pretty on both, but the black stamping looks crisper on the white.

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  17. LOVE the rainbow of colors!! Thanks for showing the comparison, it really is a tough choice!

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  18. Wow Kelly! Thank you for showing the different card stocks with the same design. I totally love the craft paper card. Amazing.

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  19. Love both cards but the desert storm one has a dreamy quality to it. Great work.

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  20. Wow! Now we know that both cards are going to be gorgeous on these different papers. I love both looks and this is a fantastic blog hop. Thanks Altenew!

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  21. They are both stunning, but I, too, love the kraft a
    little more. I just love the look of a kraft BG. tfs

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  22. Amazing, love these cards, colors are beautiful, love them both. Great job Kelly, thanks for sharing

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  23. My goodness, these are so amazingly beautiful. How inspiring! For being essentially the same thing they are surprisingly different. The kraft one gives me this galactic feel and the white one is very vibrant, I love them both and can't honestly pick which I like more

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  24. Lovely, I love seeing the differences on different colored paper. Helps in making my own choices. Thanks!

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  25. So beautiful Kelly - I love both ways.

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  26. I loved it on kraft! The vintage look that carft paper gives is my fave!

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  27. Both cards are really lovely. Thanks!

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  28. Both of your cards are absolutely beautiful!

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  29. Kelly I watch sooo many of your videos and love your coloring style and finished creations. They are beautiful. It is such a delight to see all you gals putting out all these fabulous creations. So fun and we are so appreciative to learn from all of you.

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  30. What a fun comparison! I love how the DOX inks can be used on non-white card stock and your desert storm card turned out beautifully!

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  31. Both cards both cards are pretty but the one on the Desert Storm cardstock is show stopping! I love the softness of the colors on that cardstock.

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  32. Great cards. The colors are so vibrant.

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  33. Wow, love both these cards, but I especially like how the splatters show up on the kraft bg!!

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  34. These cards are both beautiful, Kelly! Can't pick a favorite. Love your coloring!!

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  35. what a wonderful difference with the DO on the white and the kraft - both lovely!

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  36. This is beautiful! Your colors are amazing!

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  37. Gorgeous cards! I love seeing it on both white and kraft!

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  38. Best of the hop. I like the softness of the "craft" card stock.

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  39. So pretty! These are almost glowing with vibrancy

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  40. Gorgeous cards! love the ink blending.

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  41. yeah Kelly! looks fab. so many great products and ideas with this release. hope to see more cards. thanks as always for sharing.

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  42. OMG, they are both beautiful... I happen to love kraft, I think it just makes amazing cards, I love the look !! Your Crown Bloom is gorgeous... every detail !!!

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  43. Both so lovely - I love the colour difference of the kraft - something new to try!!

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  44. How crafty of you.. I love the look of the kraft, sort of dreamy like! Awesome job.

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  45. Oh my goodness!! I love them both Kelly!! I am just sorry there was no video of you doing these ones. They are magical.

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  46. Oh my!! Simply Stunning. Love how the base changes the whole look and feel of the creation. Wonderful cards ♥

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  47. Thanx for the side-by-side. Very interesting to see.

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  48. I love both your cards. Thanks for putting them side by side so we could see how one small change can make such a difference.

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  49. Hi Kelly, I just love your 2 cards, they are so beautiful, love the colours of them both, TFS, Cheers Anna.

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  50. Thanks for showing us the comparison. Both are great but I think I like the Kraft better than the white.

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  51. wow love your cards...the kraft vs white with the rainbow colors!

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  52. Thanks for creating the same card twice on two different cardstock colors. I think they are both gorgeous but I prefer the white cardstock. The flowers are much more vibrant on it. I would love getting either card!

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  53. I’m with you. I love the softness of the Kraft card. But, both are gorgeous!

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  54. WOW, Kelly - I really love both cards! Two completely different but equally lovely takes on this great new set. You definitely have a way with flowers - I always love what you do : )

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  55. I do like the soft muted style of this card, I understand the sentiment problem what do you put on it ? Maybe just leave it and let the inside message do the talking x

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  56. Both are beautiful. But, the Kraft gets my vote. Thanks

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  57. Beautiful cards! Love them both and this technique, ink blending and then shading, love it!

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  58. Both cards are wonderful. You are a true artist when you can see the possibilities of what a slight change might make in your art work and are willing to take a chance and show it to the world. YOU ARE A TRUE ARTIST!

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  59. So pretty, Kelly. The colors are just so soft and lovely.

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  60. I love all of the new ideas!

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  61. Gorgeous cards Kelly! Love the distress oxide background... I am not sure which one I like better... I think the white background has a much more brighter look... love the shading!

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  62. Kelly, I always enjoy your posts and I really appreciate that you showed me another way to use a stamp set--by only using the outline portion of the flower on this new set! I have often wondered about this and never tried it since the flower is so layered. I am excited to watch your video showing how you did this; you did make one right? Your videos are fun to watch and I really enjoy the human elements that you throw in. Plus you are funny. FABULOUS cards and I like both of your cards equally. Thanks for showing us the two different examples! Cheers! Liz Ford

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  63. wow Kelly - awesome work - love the glow behind the flowers :)

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  64. Your blending is super. I think I like the white best but the other is very lovely too.

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  65. Stunning cards! So fun to see the difference between a white and craft card base. The craft is surprisingly vibrant.

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  66. These cards just glow. I love them. Would love a video to get the full process. Thanks.

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  67. Beautiful cards and I love the look of the Distress Oxides in Kraft. So pretty but so is the white one. Love your choice of colors and this stamp is so pretty.

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  68. Very rich, warm looks-thank you.

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  69. So beautiful! It's interesting the color difference between the two card stocks. Thank you for continuing to share your talents.

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  70. I love this stamp set!! Soooo beautiful.

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  71. WOW Holy crap this is gorgeous!!!! I especially LOVE LOVE LOVE that light one on the kraft!!!! WOW so so gorgeous Kelly! You did an amazing job hon!
    Have a great day!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  72. Holy cow, Kelly, how unique is this! Gorgeous idea!

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  73. Pretty combo of color and shape on these cards. Especially like the adding Copics to finish them off.

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  74. Both versions are gorgeous!

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  75. I think these cards are just beautiful. I have not worked with the distress oxides that much, but after seeing these beautiful cards, I am going to get on the ball and play.

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  76. 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! Wow! the way you've coloured the cards is just fabulous!

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  77. So pretty - love the soft colors.

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  78. This is so pretty! I love your beautiful blends of color! Very inspiring!

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  79. Love the ink blending and how different the same inks look on the kraft versus the white cardstock!

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  80. Your cards are just amazing. Love the colors.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  81. I am loving your cards. So beautiful and the colors are remarkable.

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  82. Those flowers are beautiful on both cards.Will have to try this. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  83. Thanks for sharing the cards on different card stock I agree with you I like the craft card stock too.

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  84. Altenew knows how to design a floral set, and you know how to color 'em! :)

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  85. Both incredibly pretty!! Love seeing the same floral image on the difference paper.

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  86. Lovely work. I, too, think the pale one is beautiful. Your technique is marvelous.

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  87. Absolutely stunning cards! Neat experiment too :) I haven't worked on kraft paper (Neenah Desert Storm) before so it was helpful to see the difference. Thanks for sharing!

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  88. Gorgeous cards; love the Kraft, too. I tried it last week for the first time - Oxides on Kraft - and am in love with it. More play time with it, for sure.

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  89. I am truly in awe of your beautiful card coloring! I also am having a hard time figuring which one I like the best...they are both so stunning!!

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  90. Wow! Both of them are beautiful! Your coloring is always amazing, so I think both cards are fantastic.

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  91. Oh Kelly, you beautiful tropical fish. (I'm just going to spill Leslie Knope quotes at you from now on.) I love seeing cards done with just one major thing different, so this is a fascinating experiment for me. I'm so glad to know that my oxides are going to be great on the desert storm as well as on my regular white! Thanks for sharing such gorgeous cards and amazing coloring and generally just being a font of creativity for us.

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  92. These are absolutely stunning! And a much appreciated demonstration of Distress Oxides.T hank you so much!

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  93. Beautiful cards, I love them both, especially the one on kraft - I love color on kraft. Thanks for all the tips too.

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  94. I love them both Kelly and I am with you, when Altenew has a new release, I look straight for the floral's! LOL These are just gorgeous cards.

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  95. Love your oxides. Simply wonderful cards showcasing the new stamps & dies beautifully.

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  96. Your cards are SO creative and unique Kelly!

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  97. Wonderful cards, love them all x

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  98. Both cards are absolutely beautiful! Really love your colouring.

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  99. Over the top with beauty!!! Both the cards and the creator of them. Thank you once again, you're awesome. I love the side by side comparison.

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  100. Awesome coloring. I did not expect that either from kraft paper. It was prettier than I thought it would be!

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  101. That card is stunning. I LOVE the color blending, and the layout is gorgeous.

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  102. Thanks for sharing the comparison of different cardstock. Lovely colours.

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  103. Beautiful cards. You are truly an artist.

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  104. I never think to grab a colored card stock but love the softer look.

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  105. Oh my goodness your cards are beautiful!

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  106. These are gorgeous! I love how the colored background helps the flowers stand out! So pretty.

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  107. Absolutely gorgeous... both cards are outstanding, but I too think the kraft card is my favorite. It has that extra depth and warmth to it that is very special. TFS your awesome talent and inspiration here.

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  108. Lovely rainbow cards! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  109. These are amazing! :) Fantastic job!

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  110. Awesome colors on these beautiful cards!

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  111. Gorgeous cards. Love your florals.

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  112. Kelly these are awesome, must make!

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  113. Absolutely gorgeous cards as always!

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  114. Gorgeous! I just purchased some Neenah Desert Storm cardstock. I am so inspired now to use some oxide inks with it.

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  115. Beautiful card! thanks for sharing :)

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  116. Your card is gorgeous! I love how it looks on the kraft cardstock :)

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  117. Both cards are beautiful, but I do like the Desert Storm. The white splatter shows up better and there's more dimension somehow. Adding the Copic shading helps the flowers/leaves pop. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  118. the minute I came to this blog, I was like, man these are pretty cards! so colorful, nice use of colors. like the comparison also! I like both

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  119. Love the looks you achieved with the different cardstock.

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  120. Wow, such a gorgeous card! Love the rainbow effect!

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  121. You can never go wrong with rainbows!

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  122. So creative - the rainbow effect makes for a stunning card!

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  123. Absolutley stunning! Thank you for the rainbow inspiraion.

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  124. Wow!! Your cards are amazing!!

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  125. So pretty Kelly. Great to see this comparison and I love the soft effect of the oxide ink.

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  126. Both cards are so beautiful. I love the beautiful stamps and your coloring as always is outstanding. The Kraft card sure has a nice softness to it. I love both. Thank you so much for your awesome posts and Love when you have videos. I know sometimes it's not always possible but wanted you to know I appreciate your time in doing them. I am a visual person.. Hugs

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  127. I know you've been super busy with various birthdays and the week that shall not be named, but I was wondering if you had announced the winner of the bloghop and I just missed it?

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