Thursday, March 9, 2017

Altenew March Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome. I'm excited and honored to be joining the Altenew Blog Hop celebrating their March release with 7 stencils, 12 ink sprays, 13 colored cardstock and 7 envelopes. I have several projects to share, so let's dive right in...


These rainbow cards were created with THIS new stencil and three of their new ink sprays...THIS yellow, THIS red, and THIS blue. By using the three primary colors, I created the orange, green, and purple hues.

For this card...
I sprayed through the stencil, overlapping colors to create secondary hues. I used a piece of typing paper as a mask as I worked my way down the pattern. I sprayed heavily to get an artsy look.

For this second card...
I kept all of the ink on the stencil from the first card and sprayed it lightly with water. I flipped it over and used it like a stamp on to my cardstock to create the reverse pattern. One thing I love about these ink sprays is they have a gorgeous shine. Check out the shine on that red....

For the next set of cards...

I applied embossing paste through THIS new stencil. I colored the embossing paste with dye ink and ink sprays. I used THIS stamp set to white heat emboss the giraffe image, the sentiments, and stamp the stars.

For the blue card...
I applied some of THIS ink on to THIS craft sheet. I scooped out some of THIS white embossing paste and applied it to the craft sheet as well. I mixed them together to create a blue paste.

I did the same thing for the green card, but used THIS dye ink...

For the pink card, I used THIS red ink spray to tint the white embossing paste...
One thing to note is a little goes a long way when using these sprays to add color. They have much more pigment to them so you don't need as much as the dye inks.

For the last card...

I white heat embossed the jellyfish images from THIS stamp set on to a piece of THIS cardstock. I used THIS blue spray ink and THIS red ink to create a purple color. I added water to the blue and purple color to create different hues and used them to apply a wash of color over the embossed images. Even after diluting the color with water, you still get the shine from the metallic shimmer sprays.

Here's a closer look...
  

KEEP HOPPING
There is much more inspiration using these new products. The next stop on the hop is Agnieszka Malyszek.

Here is the complete Blog Hop List...

GIVEAWAY
Leave a comment on this blog post by 3/15/17 midnight EST for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew store. Also, make sure to also comment on the Altenew blog post HERE for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate! Wahoo!

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167 comments:

  1. I just don't have the 'right' words to convey how I marvel over the magic you create with Altenew products ...and this is one of those times! Your showcases: stellar! Thank you for the inspiration...my shopping list is expanding!
    ~carol

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  2. Fun cards, great use of the new sprays and stencils

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  3. Great designs! I especially love the jellyfish in the sparkly sea!

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  4. Very nice cards, Heather! I love the dots stencil, fun backdrop! Love the colors of the welcome baby cards. I definitely felt "movement" in your jellyfish card, love the colors! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Those are beautiful! There are so many fun ways to use these stencils and sprays.

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  6. These look great! The jellyfish card just sings to me! I love it!

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  7. Super cards - I love stencils!

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  8. Love your cards, Heather! Especially the giraffe ones. The new stencils and sprays are very tempting.

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  9. I'm very frugal so I love it when crafter I admire "spray and use up" left over color and bam!,,,another great generational creation. Warms my heart.

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  10. Super-cute new baby cards! That sketched lines stencil is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I like the reverse of the halftone dots. i hate to waste beautiful ink as well. You can come up with some cool backgrounds this way.

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  12. Wow! You gave me so many ideas for this release. Great cards.

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  13. Love the sketched lines stencil and how you use on the giraffe's cards!

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  14. Wow!! Beautiful Cards..loved them.. Thank you so much for the inspiration and for this generous giveaway..

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  15. Love your cards. Very nice selection.

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  16. Ok, I promise to go through my stencils and try again. The jellyfish is just stunning. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. Creativity is what you used....great job!

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  18. Your cards are very colorful with those great new colors.

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  19. Love your use of the new stencils and Shimmer Sprays. Very pretty and colorful.

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  20. Some great ideas thanks for sharing x

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  21. Lovely cards! Especially love the ink sprays and stencils

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  22. Beautiful Cards... Life is a box of colours!

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  23. Great variety of colorful cards.

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  24. The baby cards are especially wonderful. Thanks...

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  25. Thank You, Heather. I love your matched embossing ink coupled with spray inks. Great job.

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  26. Wonderful ideas.
    The diamond stencil really
    sets off the giraffe.
    the splatter cards are such fun.
    thanks for sharing some great ideas.

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  27. I love your baby cards. I wondered how I would use the giraffe if I had it. Your ideas are great!

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  28. The ink sprays and stencils look like so much fun. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  29. These are Fantastic!! Love the polka dot ones!!!

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  30. love your use of the sprays and stencils really reinforces my love of the diamond stencil

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  31. These stencils and ink sprays are just amazing, love your cards!

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  32. Such fun cards Heather. Great work!

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  33. Very nice! Love the colored embossing pastes. Thanks so much.

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  34. What great cards. My favorite was the negative rainbow card. I never would have thought to use the stencil as a stamp. And it is gorgeous. And all with 3 colors. Oh - and I love the soft floaty jellyfish too.

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  35. I love how you play with stencils, Heather! Wonderful showcase of Altenew's new products!

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  36. such fun bright cards, Heather!

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  37. Terrific use of the new Altenew releases. I loved it all but I have a soft spot for the baby cards you made! Thanks for sharing Heather.

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  38. Love the colored embossing paste!

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  39. Beautiful cards! Love how you've used all of the new stencils and sprays!

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  40. What great designs! I really like the giraffes but they are all equally beautiful.

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  41. These are wonderful! Love the designs ♥

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  42. What fabulous cards!! I LOVE all your designs!!

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  43. Nice job with all of your cards! Isn't it fun to experiment. Love the giraffe.

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  44. Great cards!Thank you for sharing

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  45. Awesome cards! Love those darling baby cards!

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  46. These are amazing! I love all the designs and the different techniques you used in creating these beauties!

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  47. Oh, I am loving the stencils! What a great addition to all the pretty stamps and dies. The rainbow cards are amazing Heather! Love the colors. Great techniques.

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  48. So AMAZING what you did with the stencils. Thanks for sharing all the cards.

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  49. Love your blog!!! Amazing ideas! Thanks for the inspiration ❤️

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  50. What is not to like about this release? I really like the cards with the coloured embossing paste & the giraffes.

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  51. Thanks for these wonderful stenciling techniques with all the variations. I haven't done much stenciling so I've learned much from what you shared. These cards are so unique.

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  52. I love the baby cards. I also ve the splatter effect of the sprays

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  53. Beautiful...using the paste on the stencil is such a great look!!

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  54. All your cards are wonderful! I love the shimmer with these sprays. Everything in this release is great but I really love the sketched lines stencil!

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  55. Great cards that showcase the new products wonderfully :)

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  56. Your cards are all beautiful but I really love the jellyfish one.

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  57. Beautiful - I am in love with the ink sprays and can't wait to use them with stencils.

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  58. Lovely cards - I really like the jellyfish one!

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  59. I love the rainbow effect. These inks are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  60. Those baby cards really highlight the beautiful colors available! Stencils are so much fun!

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  61. Fabulous cards! Love the rich colors in the sprays!

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  62. Very fun ways to use the new Altenew stencils. Thank you for sharing.

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  63. Heather, love them all! Such fun cards!

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  64. Love all your cards! I'm really loving the stencils!

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  65. I pinned your colorful baby cards!! Adorable!

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  66. Wow, love the black and white against all those colors! I love your giraffe too - been thinking about getting that set and I love how you did that card!

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  67. Love how you used the stencil to create these pretty cards. Thanks for the inspiration:)

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  68. Wow! I love the giraffe cards! They look amazing with the new stencil and embossing paste. Thanks for sharing!

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  69. The baby cards are really beautiful and simple!

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  70. Thanks for the inspiration. Love the creative use of the stencils.

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  71. WOWZERS! Gorgeous cards! I especially love the jellyfish card and the fact that you flipped the dotted stencil to make a second background!

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  72. Love these background ideas! The stencils are awesome!

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  73. Love the background on those giraffe cards!

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  74. Wonderful cards! Love the inkiness!

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  75. The polka dot cards are my favorite so far on the blog hop!

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  76. Love the color combos and how they blend together on the jellyfish card.

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  77. Beautiful coloring with the spray inks 😊

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  78. Thanks for sharing your creativity. I love the artsy look that stencils provide - the new Halftone and Sketched Lines stencils look like real "must haves"!

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  79. Fabulous cards, Heather - love them all! The stencils you used are the ones on my wishlist.

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  80. What a beautiful array of cards and products. Love the sketched lines background with the giraffe.

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  81. Amazing cards and use of the new products from Altenew. Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to win.

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  82. Loved the way you used this months release of products. The set of three cards really caught my eye.

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  83. Love your cards - especially the giraffe cards! How perfect considering half the world it seems is watching and waiting for April to have her baby! Super fun!

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  84. Cool cards! Great variety using the new products...you are very creative.

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  85. Lovely cards! I am loving my Altenew stamps and the new release!

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  86. Your cards are just so fabulous.. I love the set of three giraffe cards you have created.

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  87. love your cards and use of the stencils for this project.

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  88. stenciled background in both card sets are amazing, the jelly fish looks real. fabulous inspirations

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  89. Wow--amazing work. I thought the first two were great, but then the other ones...sheesh. Too much good stuff!

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  90. Beautiful and fun assortment of cards! TFS!

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  91. Awesome cards! I LOVE your first set of cards using that awesome Half Tone stencil - I must have that stencil!!!!

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  92. Awesome cards. Love the jellyfish...

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  93. Wonderful design inspiration. Great selection of cards.

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  94. Love your cards! I especially like the colors you used on the first one! Great new Altenew release! I'm totally enjoying this hop and all the talent here. Thanks for sharing yours!

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  95. Previews of the stencils and sprays on these cards. The two cards that stood out for me were the card where you use the stencil more like a stamp to create a very artsy look and the jellyfish card with the mixing of sprays.

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  96. Wow, great ideas and fun cards. I love the embossing paste colored with inks and sprays.

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  97. The jellyfish card is gorgeous! I have to try the negative resist-type effect sometime soon!

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  98. Love the way you used the positive and negative space of the stencil for gorgeous backgrounds! And also thank you for showing us how you can use stencils to create multiple cards at once, especially cards in a set!

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  99. Love the resist technique used on the jellyfish card!

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  100. You covered all the bases! Thanks for sharing.

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  101. Fabulous cards! Love the baby cards with the giraffe!

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  102. I love embossing paste and always looking for new ways to use it, so I love the idea of these sprays.

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  103. Awesome cards. Love the Baby Zoo stamp set. Thank you for sharing your ideas and techniques

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  104. Heather, such fun cards! But I really love the ones with the giraffes! Thanks for sharing.

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  105. Awesome cards. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  106. Wonderful cards, beautiful backgrounds. Love the new stencils.

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  107. Love what you did with the stencils and the sprays (and the stamp sets) I am in need of baby things and you have given me some really great ideas. Thank You so much!

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  108. Love these cards and you gave me idea how to change and spice up my baby cards. Thanks for the idea :)

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  109. Wow, amazing cards! Looks like the new products are so fun to play with!

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  110. thanks for sharing your beautiful cards

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  111. Loved your cards. My fav is the second...love that stencil. Color choice,and embossing on your last card...very nice!

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  112. Love the use of the stencils, very clever.

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  113. These cards are stunning! new subscriber for sure! I love the baby cards the best! Super pretty! You are so talented!

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  114. Wow...amazing array of cards.....loved it...

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  115. I just love the baby cards - that background looks like it's going to be so versatile! Thanks for sharing!

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  116. Love the idea of tinting the embossing paste with the shimmer paints. So pretty!

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  117. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful cards.

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  118. Love these stencils. You did an amazing work with them.

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  119. Love these cards and the beautiful colors! So very pretty!

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  120. Beautiful cards, love the set of baby cards with colored texture paste, and the tiny bubbles rainbow stencil cards are so bright and pretty - love the negative of that stencil on your card! Beautiful color combo for the jellyfish card too.

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  121. Oh I love the giraffe! So darn cute. Love all your cards. : ))

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  122. Really unique coloring and cards, Heather! The baby cards are adorable. You did such a nice job. Thanks for sharing.

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  123. Very nice! I love the way you combined colors to make new ones. Thanks for the tip.

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  124. Very creative! I like that you did all different looks. Each one looks nice and you have some great tips.

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  125. Look at all that shine!! I love using both sides of my stencils too, love all that spray on the second card! Thanks for the inspiration and giveaway!

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  126. Very cool - each of them! I really love that halftone stencil and the look. Thanks for sharing!

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  127. All of your cards are amazing, I so adore the giraffe! The different ways you used the stencils was so smart and the result were fantastic! I also love your jelly fish card, they look great embossed in white with the beautiful blue/purple you created, the spray colours combine so well to create other beautiful colours.

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  128. Impressive cards using the stencils and sprays. My favorites are the giraffe ones.

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  129. Beautiful card designs! Love reading so many creative ideas of using the stencils and sprays. Thank you for sharing!

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  130. Great designs and colors. Love the stencils and sprays. Thank you for sharing.

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  131. I love how you used the sprays on the first 2 cards, so fun! All of your cards are beautiful, my favorite is the last one, such a peaceful look! TFS

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  132. Love it! Thanks for sharing :)

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  133. So funky and fun! Love the white embossed jelly fish with that fab spray watercolour effect background!

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  134. Fun projects. Thanks for the inspiration

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  135. So many options for these new products. Combining inks, paste, sprays and stencils will be lots of fun.

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  136. Wow! Heather,
    Your cards are just popping with color! Beautiful samples!
    Jackie ")

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  137. I am loving the colors of these sprays. Lovely.

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  138. Wow.....so lovely and colorful! I LOVE the watery effect you made on your jellyfish card!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  139. Beautiful cards! Love the colors especially.

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  140. There is so much to love here, but I'm especially enchanted with your lovely baby cards!!

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  141. Wonderful designs Heather, I ove the different ways you used the stencils and inks, thanks for the inspiration, have a wonderful day!

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  142. Love your backgrounds. These stencils and inks are amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  143. Wow! Totally creative ways to use these stencils as the backgrounds for your cards!!

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  144. Such a fun way to use the new stencils and sprays. Love these!!

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