Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Faux Watercolor with Layering Stamps and Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Inks: Hero Arts Season of Wonder Blog Hop


Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to the Hero Arts Season of Wonder Blog Hop!
You should have arrived from the amazing Laurie Willison's blog. If you're just starting this incredible holiday journey head over to the Hero Arts Blog. 

This catalog of stamp goodness is amazing. You can shop all the products in the release here. 

While you're hoping along leave some love and encouragement. Hero Arts is generously giving away 2 $50 shopping sprees to the Hero Arts online store, randomly drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Comment on blogs by 11:59pst on Sunday, August 26

Today I have a little bit of a different technique for you.
Let's get to it! 


Two things were happening when I approached this card. I desperately wanted to play with the new Glimmer Metallic inks and I wanted to try doing something different with layering stamps. 


I started by stamping the bottom layers of the flowers and leaves in a light distress ink on watercolor paper. I chose distress ink since when it mixes with water it will disappear. I painted the flowers with water and the dropped in some Liquid watercolors. Once those were dry I did the leaves too. 


Next I used Hero Arts inks to stamp down the detail layer. I painted over the flowers again this time with minimal water and then used a #2 round brush to add in the red glimmer ink over top. This gives the detail layer a beautiful metallic shine while still giving that hand painted watercolor look.  


To finish off the card I used the green to paint a large panel of watercolor paper and then cut my sentiment with the new Christmas Fancy die. These inks are so opaque with just a little water I didn't have to use much of the glimmer ink at all! 
And it's so shimmery :) 

Thanks so much for dropping by! 

Your next stop on the hop is my amazing friend Jessica Frost-Ballas
Happy hopping! 

If you get lost here's the entire hop list. 



Supplies:

Hero Arts COLOR LAYERING POINSETTIA
Hero Arts COLOR LAYERING POINSETTIA
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Hero Arts POINSETTIA FRAME CUTS
Hero Arts POINSETTIA FRAME CUTS
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Hero Arts CHRISTMAS FANCY DIE
Hero Arts CHRISTMAS FANCY DIE
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Hero Arts
Hero Arts GREEN & RED GLIMMER METALLIC INKS
Hero Arts GREEN & RED GLIMMER METALLIC INKS
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Hero Arts
Hero Arts GOLD & PEWTER GLIMMER METALLIC INKS
Hero Arts GOLD & PEWTER GLIMMER METALLIC INKS
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Hero Arts
Hero Arts GREEN HILLS MID-TONE SHADOW INK
Hero Arts GREEN HILLS MID-TONE SHADOW INK
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Red Royal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Red Royal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
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Hero Arts
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Strawberry
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Strawberry
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Dandelion
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Dandelion
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SSS | Hero Arts
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Moss
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Moss
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Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White
Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
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Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad
Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
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Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES
Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 8 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 8 Round
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 0.75 FLAT
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 0.75 FLAT
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN
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Neat & Tangled WILD ORCHID SEQUIN MIX
Neat & Tangled WILD ORCHID SEQUIN MIX
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SSS | Neat & Tangled
Darice 10 WELL PAINT PALETTE
Darice 10 WELL PAINT PALETTE
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145 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Love those poinsettia blooms!

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  2. Beautiful! What a great technique to stamp with the metalic ink!

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  3. Beautiful poinsettias! I love the pairing with the edge word die.

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  4. Love your card! Great use of the new products.

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  5. Wowza, so beautiful! Love the look this gave!

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  6. Great use of the products! Love the glimmer! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. What a beautiful card; that watercoloring technique is great!

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  8. Such a beautiful card!
    Thanks for sharing...

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  9. Beautiful card. So bright and happy.

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  10. I love your idea of using the glimmer on the detail layer of the poinsettia. Gorgeous !

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  11. Beautiful card!! Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Thanks for showing creative ways to use the new Hero Arts products!

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  13. Beautiful card, great technique. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  14. Your poinsettias are so fresh and festive! Love the color too!

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  15. What beauties the poinsettias are.

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  16. Very pretty, Kelly. I love poinsettias.

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  17. Love those glimmer metallic inks, nice work!

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  18. These Glimmer Metallic inks are a must have!!!

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  19. Beautiful as always, love these stamps & dies.

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  20. The way to my mom's Christmas-loving heart is the poinsettia. She'll love this beauty. :) I enjoyed hopping with you today!

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  21. Glimmer Metallic inks look amazing any way you use them. Beautiful card :)

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  22. Your card brought out an "Oooo" when I saw it. Beautiful!

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  23. I really like the red glimmer ink over the top of the watercolor. Thanks for that idea!

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  24. Love poinsettias, and you have made an amazing card. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Really like those poinsettias! Great job!

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  26. Love the poinsettias!

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  27. Your card is beautiful and very elegant !

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  28. I'm so excited about these Glimmer Metallic inks. They're so beautiful. Gorgeous cards.

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  29. Yay!!!love anything poinsettia! it's my months birthday flower!!!

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  30. Great card! I really like the Christmas fancy die.

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  31. So beautiful! I want these inks!

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  32. I love these new die cuts! so very pretty!

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  33. Glimmer Metallic Inks oh my, love them.

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  34. Whoa - this is just amazing!! I love the effect that the glimmer inks gave to those gorgeous poinsettias.

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  35. WOW WOW WOW! The glimmer and coloring is amazing

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  36. Stunning poinsettias. Love your color choices. TFS

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  37. You certainly show the shimmer paints off well. Your design is great. Thanks for the ideas.

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  38. Great technique to color the flowers! Love those new glimmer inks!

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  39. So much glittery goodness! The colors are so rich and beautiful!

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  40. Hello Kelly, I like your card, it's very pleasing to the eye!

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  41. The new inks look fabulous! Love how they add so much richness to those poinsettia! I can't wait to try them!

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  42. The glitter metallic inks look stunning!

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  43. Love the card. It’s so festive and gorgeous!

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  44. your poinsettias are gorgeous, Kelly - for sure I have to have all of those inks!!

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  45. I love how your poinsettias turned out! Great job! :)

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  46. Beautiful holiday poinsettias!

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  47. These layered poinsettias are so lovely. Thanks for sharing your design on this blog hop.

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  48. Wonderful! I love these poinsettias!

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  49. Wonderful card...puts me in the mood to start making Christmas cards!

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  50. You have inspired me to start working on holiday cards! And now I must try some shimmer paints too!!

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  51. A great new release. I love your coloring and design. Thank you for the inspiration! Just a stunning card.

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  52. What a nice card of poinsettias combined with the border die cut.

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  53. Your card is so beautiful. I love those inks!

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  54. Glitter!! Shine!! Christmas!!! I love it!!
    (It's tiggermama, by the way)

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  55. Gorgeous card. I love the new fancy Christmas dies from Hero Arts and the snowflake die. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  56. Very pretty card....I made some pointsettia cards recently....not sure they were as pretty as yours....thank you so much for sharing...hugs

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  57. I love this card (but I miss my story!) Really, I would love to see a video for this one, but to tell the truth, I am grateful to not have all video posts on a hop this size. Especially when I am time crunched. I want to see the products, I want to learn new techniques, I want to be inspired, but 15-20 or more posts with video means I don't get to live my own life! Thank you for always inspiring me.

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  58. WHAT? NO video:( LOL
    A beautiful card though Kelly and I will forgive you THIS time! haha

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  59. I love this card Kelly!! Poinsettias are so beautiful and your use of the new metallic inks was perfect. I can't to order some and try it out!!

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  60. Lovely, as always! Those poinsettias are gorgeous!! TFS!

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  61. LOVE the detail in this & the shimmer, BEAUTIFUL! Miss seeing you do a video though, you're always such a day brightner for me! Thank you!

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  62. Just what a good hop needs, shimmer & sparkles ! Beautiful card, missed your video stories.Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Gorgeous poinsettia card Kelly--can hardly wait for the postal service to deliver my metallic inks so I can play! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

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  64. There is such beauty in the traditional red & green on a Christmas card, but Kelly, you have ramped it up & made it gorgeous!

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  65. Stunning! Love the shiny poinsettias!

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  66. I really REALLY love that poinsettia set. The layering looks super fun to play around with. Well done!

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  67. I just love poinsettias, they are my birth flower and I love your card!

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  68. Very pretty cards and those fancy dies are my favorite thing about this release!

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  69. Love your card! I did miss having a video though, your videos are always fantastic and love hearing your stories too.

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  70. Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing!

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  71. Lovely card! Inspires me to start my Christmas cards early.

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  72. Like the looks of the pretty Poinsettias.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  73. Gorgeous card!! I'm really liking those Fancy Dies.

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  74. I love how traditional your poinsettia card is. The images are beautiful and I like your colour choice. The flower really pops off the page. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  75. Poinsettias..... always a seasonal delight.

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  76. The Poinsettia Layering set is a must have. Great technique. TYFS

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  77. Love, love your cards, so elegant. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  78. I really like this card. You can never go wrong with bling or shimmer!

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  79. Such a lovely card! Love the technique!

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  80. I love your technique, the card is awesome! I can't wait to try the GLIMMER METALLIC INKS, I do love shimmer lol.

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  81. I love layering stamps! I am so colouring incompetent that by using the layering stamps I can still give cards with beautifully coloured images! The use of watercolouring adds a wonderful touch! I really have to try this technique! The new things I have I have learned and picked up so far in this hop blows me away! And I am just over half way though! Thank you!

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  82. Gorgeous card- thanks for sharing your creative talents with us!

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  83. Beautiful card--love that metallic ink effect!

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  84. Poinsettias are one of the highlights
    of the holiday season. Those in
    your card are gorgeous. thanks
    for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  85. I am so in love with these metallic inks! They look just stunning!

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  86. What a stunner! Elegant with a bit of sparkle - fantastic!

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  87. Love this card! I like the watercolor look!

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  88. I love the new Glimmer Metallic inks, they are so versatile. Your examples shows that also. I am also totaly in love with the sentiment die, it's awesome. Need to start on my Christmas cards and these new products can be very helpful. Thank you Kelly and have a nice weekend.

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  89. Great card. I am dying to try the glimmer metallic inks!!

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  90. Oh so beautiful! I've only been crafting a couple years and try to send cards every week to whoever I feel needs a pick-me-up. Thank you for the inspiration & chance to win!

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  91. Beautiful card! The merry Christmas die is on my wish list!

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  92. Beautiful card, I love the metallic inks.

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  93. I love this beautiful card. Poinsettias are my favorite and your version is gorgeous.

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  94. This is a stunning card! I love your watercoloring technique.

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  95. Your card is lovely! The beautiful poinsettias are so cheerful and the new Hero Arts word dies make such a bold greeting!

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  96. Love, love LOVE those glitter inks. Definitely going on my wish list. So much work in this card. Great job!

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  97. Gorgeous card! So many ways to use the glimmer inks. Love the inks, love the stamp and the die. Thanks for sharing.

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  98. Awesome new HA release! Thanks for the inspiration and fun blog hop!

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  99. Poinsettias are one of my favorites!

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  100. Oh my gosh, I love your rich vibrant colors. I also love poinsettia stamps

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  101. Your poinsettias are lovely and that green is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  102. I bet that those lovely metallic inks are even more spectacular in person.

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  103. Gorgeous design and colours on this lovely card.

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  104. Hallo Kelly
    Mischien een rare vraag maar wat voor maat gebruik jij voor je kaartjes?
    Je maakt mooie kaartjes.

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  105. Oh that's so pretty! I really need to get going on my holiday cards. Well, I have colored images, I just need to get organized and put them into cards! :) Thanks for great inspiration!

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  106. I've been wanting to get this set from Hero Arts! you've just made me go out and buy it.

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  107. What a beautiful Christmas card! So very, very pretty!

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  108. Lovely card! I will have to try those metallic inks!

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  109. Poinsettias are one of the things that
    welcome the holiday season. Your
    card showcases them so well. thanks
    for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  110. Such a pretty Christmas card, ty~!

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  111. Just incredible coloring! I love the Poinsettias!

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  112. I can never spell poinsettia myself but thank goodness for autospell haha- nice job :)

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  113. The smeared look is so interesting and pretty. Nice job coloring...

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  114. I love everything you make. It doesn’t matter the medium.

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  115. Thank you for your wonderful video showing watercoloring with Distress Oxide and copic coloring on top.

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