4.28.2015

Spring 2015 Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop


Hello! I am sooooo excited and honored to be a part of the Spring 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! Today, I’ll be showcasing some of the new stamp sets and dies in my post, and I also get to give away a copy of the new Bohemian Garden stamp set to one lucky commenter!

The fun begins in the CLASSroom and there is also a Grand Giveaway! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by May 5th!  Winners will be announced May 8th.

I created two cards today using the Bohemian Garden stamp set and matching dies


For my first card, I started by stamping several flower and leaf images in versamark ink onto watercolor paper, then heat embossing them with white powder.  I then colored them in with distress inks and set them aside to dry.  Once the images were dry, I cut them out using the Bohemian Garden dies.  


I fiddled with the arrangement of the flowers/leaves for a bit, then once I had a rough idea for the layout, I stamped three buds and the sentiment (from Mondo Magnolia) in versamark and heat embossed them with white powder.  The flowers and leaves were then adhered to the card front with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with silver enamel dots.


For my next card, I started with a mint card base, and stamped many of the images from Bohemian Garden in versamark ink before heat embossing with white powder.  I then cut two strips of orange CS in varying widths, and adhered them to the card base.


Next, I die cut the sentiment using the Be-YOU-Tiful designer dies on silver glitter CS and adhered it to the card base.  To finish up, I embellished with orange enamel dots.

Here's the complete preview of the Bohemian Garden stamp set (which I'll be giving away to one lucky commenter):


Here's the complete list of hoppers today:

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending part of your day with me... Have a great one!

304 comments:

  1. Gorgeous water-colored flowers, Heather... fantastic on that grey card-base!!!
    =] Michele

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  2. I love how our list of "essentials" is constantly changing...and growing. Lovely work! kren@afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  3. simply awesome.
    I always love your use of color.

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  4. So pretty; love the flowers so soft and subtle on the first card; is that a gray background - pretty! Love the color combo of the 2nd card and the die cut as the focal point!

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  5. what a versatile stamp set! I really like the look of the flowers embossed on white to make a background.

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  6. Wow... two bee-u-ti-ful projects!! LOVE the grey/watercolored florals combo!

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  7. Love the colored flowers on the gray card stock!

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  8. Soooooo Pretty!!! Can't wait to get those Flowers....

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  9. Love your "watercolored" flowers and the heat embossed background on your second card was just gorgeous! I feel a shopping experience coming on after seeing your lovely cards. Hugs, :)

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  10. Beautiful coloring on those flowers. I love this look!

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  11. Beautiful cards! LOVE the soft colors and feel to both cards ♥

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  12. I like both cards but especially love the one with the soft blue background!

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  13. LOVE both your cards - beautiful water coloring those Bohemian Garden flowers and love the white embossing on mint CS, just gorgeous and elegant!

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  14. Beautiful creations! Love those Bohemian Garden flowers!!!

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  15. I've always loved your style! Such beautiful cards! I REALLY NEED this set!

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  16. Beautiful card thanks for sharing

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  17. Oh, so pretty! I love the shading that you got with the watercolor.

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  18. So pretty! I just must have this new collection!

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  19. Making me want the entire collection. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. You have used such diversity in your styles with this great new release. I love it ALL! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. So pleased to see the versatility of these products. You've created fantastic cards.

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  22. This set is a must-have. Love your cards!

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  23. Love the cards you created! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Lovely cards. My stamp and die wish list just keeps growing.

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  25. Your cards are beautiful and these are on my wish list.

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  26. Very very very beautiful cards!!! Love them! Decided to try smth similar :))) Thanks for the inspiration :)))

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  27. stunning cards, im loving all the beautiful white embossing ♥

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  28. love both of your cards, Heather - first one is my favorite tho!!

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  29. Love your cards! Very creative!

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  30. I especially like the 1st card...so soft and pretty. Thx.

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  31. This is truly a wonderful release. Your sample cards are beautiful!

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  32. Your cards are lovely. I love the colors you used...so soft and gentle. I like how you made an embossed background on your second card. Great job...nice designs. TFS

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  33. Beautiful cards and I love the gray withe water colored flowers.

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  34. Lovely cards! I especially love the way you combined the stamps and dies on the first card.

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  35. Stunning cards...loving all the cards using that awesome stamp set!

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  36. Both stunning cards, but the watercolor one...WOW!

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  37. OMG! I can't wait to order all of my favorites. Your projects are just amazing. Love them.

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  38. Love these cards! Amazing colors!

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  39. So pretty! I love the sweet watercolored flowers.

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  40. adore the 50's retro colors on the last one!! thanks for sharing!

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  41. Your cards are always so visually GORGEOUS, Heather. ♥ I love everything that you create. (I think I'm your biggest fan.) And I love that we're both in this hop together. Yay!

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  42. Both of your cards are so pretty! I absolutely love the soft colors!

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  43. I think I see new flower stamp and die set in my future!

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  44. Your cards are beautiful, I love this stamp and die set!

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  45. Hi Heather. Love your cards. The watercolor one is my favorite.

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  46. the water coloring on the first card is So pretty!! love it so much; nice work all around.

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  47. Love your cards! They are so pretty!

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  48. Oh your cards are so fabulous and beautiful!!

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  49. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

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  50. Great stamp set, Julie is so talented. Thanks for a chance to win it.

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  51. Beautiful designs! i especially love the watercolor flowers!

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  52. Love your card. The Bohemian Garden stamp set is beautiful.

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  53. Excellent cards. Love white emboss powder

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  54. Beautiful cards!! The embossing is so perfect!!

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  55. Love the embossed flower stamp background. So pretty.

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  56. I love your cards, especially embossed flowers with Bohemian Garden. Thanks!

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  57. Very pretty cards! The Bohemian Garden stamp set seems to be a very versatile stamp set!

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  58. Beautiful cards. I am in love with the Bohemian Garden stamp set and dies. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  59. Love all the details and colors on your cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Beautiful water coloring. Love your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  61. i love the be you tiful die, i used the saying on a ceramic project for a friend once and now it's a die and you;ve done a fab card with it,thank you for the inspiration!

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  62. lovely floral watercoloring!!!

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  63. Great sentiments, lovely water coloring and heat embossing.

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  64. this is a beautiful release, love your card with white embossingpowder

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  65. Look how lovely your cards
    are! Great way to use the
    dies and stamps.
    Carla from Utah

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  66. Smashing good job ole girl Beautiful. Thanks.

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  67. Your arrangements are perfect. I really do NEED everything in this release :) I truly am inspired! Thank You!

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  68. Gorgeous cards Heather. Especially love the first one with the white heat embossing and water coloring.

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  69. so many different ways to use these and it is really neat seeing how creative you all are.

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  70. Beautiful water-color on the first card!

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  71. WOW Heather, I LOVE your cards so much. Especially the second one. It is so pretty and I love that Beautiful die!

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  72. You showed off that stamp set beautifully.

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  73. Fresh, clean, and simple - loving the cards!

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  74. Such gorgeous cards!! I love this new release so much!!

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  75. Love your cards! So gorgeous and pretty!

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  76. I think that white heat embossing on the 2nd card, coupled with the note card color, is fantastic!

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  77. Wow! Two fabulous cards! Love the white embossing...so classy!

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  78. I love this stamp and die set!!! Your 2 cards are gorgeous!!! You showcased two entirely different cards using the same stamp and die set. You are very creative!

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  79. Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing.

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  80. Beautiful designs.

    Shirley
    (shirleybaker19@Hotmail.com

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  81. It's amazing to see all the different ways to use these versatile stamps and dies. Your cards are gorgeous and so creative.

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  82. Beautiful cards. Love this release.

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  83. I love this release and am amazed at the variety of ideas!

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  84. I really like both of these! Pink on gray is always so pretty, and the assorted florals make a nice embossed background. I like the different sized cs strips too!

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  85. Always a pleasure to see what someone who really knows what they're doing does. Lovely.

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  86. Great cards. Love the color combos and the use of embossing to show off these beautiful flowers.

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  87. So pretty. These are great products.

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  88. Love the watercolored flowers from the Bohemian Garden set and the Be-you-tiful die cut on the second card. Lovely cards.

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  89. I love how the flowers pop on the gray background of the first card.Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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  90. Beautiful cards. Love the embossed background.

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  91. Such beautiful cards. Thank you so much for sharing them!

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  92. Just beautiful the cards are. Thanks for sharing.

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  93. Oh that watercoloring is gorgeous!!!! Thank you for inspiring!

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  94. So pretty, Heather! Your posts always make me think "why do I use white so often for my card base?! I need to mix it up and try some other colors." Might have to make gray my new white! :)

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  95. Such a wonderful use of these great stamps. So pretty!

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  96. Beautiful cards! Love the watercoloring on the first card and the bright colors w/ embossed images. Thanks for sharing!

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  97. Pretty cards! Love these flowers!

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  98. Very creative and such pretty cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  99. Love your cards and this new release!!

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  100. Your cards are just beautiful! I love the watercolor flowers.

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  101. These cards use soft colors that are beautiful.

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  102. Well done. I love the heat embossing you did.

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  103. Both cards are beautiful heather!!

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  104. Love your cards! The watercoloring with distress inks is so pretty!

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  105. WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! SO IN LOVE with the New Release and I CAN’T WAIT to get ahold of these!! =) SQUEAL!! LOVING your AWESOME Cards!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  106. I love julies' bohemian garden stamps dies and triple love what you did with them

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  107. Very pretty cards! Love the new release!

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  108. Great cards!! I love the water colored flowers!!

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  109. Wonderful cards! the water colored flowers are so pretty, love the background pattern you created on the mint card

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  110. What beautifully colored flowers! The bright colors pop against your pale background

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  111. Heather, love your use of white embossing - it draws such attention to the floral images, just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  112. I love the look of the white embossing on the mint card! Really pretty flowers!

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  113. Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards. I loVe the embossed watercolor one.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  114. Wow you all have outdone yourselves your cards r beautiful thank you for sharing

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  115. Thanks for sharing your awesomeness!

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  116. Those watercolor flowers are gorgeous!

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  117. Stunning cards! Love the designs and use of color!

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  118. Love this Bohemian set!
    What beautiful cards you have made :)

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  119. OMG! Your cards are great! I love them!

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  120. Gorgeous cards!! Love them!!

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  121. I enjoyed seeing your cards. This is a wonderful hop

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  122. Beautiful cards...thank your for sharing your inspiration!

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  123. Wow! I love your watercolor flowers on the first card! They are beautiful! Thank you for sharing your inspirations!

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  124. really like the colors contrasted against the white.

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  125. The first card reminds me of the dogwood tree I have in my front yard! So pretty!

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  126. I love what you did with those flowers, and I'm so in love with that stamp set!

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  127. Your cards are beautiful! I especially love your water colored one! Beautiful with the distress inks!

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  128. Both cards are so beautiful, with a perfect color choice!

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  129. Lovely colouring and beautiful cards!

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  130. Wow, wow, wow! Such gorgeous cards!

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  131. Great cards. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  132. Very pretty cards & color choices...really like this Bohemian Garden set!

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  133. Simple elegance, my kind of card!

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  134. Great cards! Love the embossed background

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  135. Beautiful cards---love all of them--thanks for sharing!!!!!!!

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  136. Wonderful cards. I like the embossing.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  137. these are gorgeous! I feel like i need to go emboss something!

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  138. Very lovely cards. I love how the distress markers create such great watercolors!!

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  139. These cards are amazing. You have done a wonderful job with this stamp set showing us how versatile the stamp set is.

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  140. Especially love the watercolor flowers. Yum!

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  141. Love the gray as a background for your pinkish water coloring and the Aqua background for your white embossing! Both are beautiful!

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  142. That first card is just stunning! Gorgeous colors and coloring, love the dimension, it's fantastic and I love the color choices on the second too!

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  143. Love how you made the background on the green card. I never remember to make my own background papers. Wonderful projects.
    thanks for sharing.

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  144. Loving your embossing & beautiful cards!!

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  145. Love your big bright blooms! Beautiful!

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  146. Your cards turned out so beautiful! The green cardstock for your second card turned out great with the embossing for your background pattern!

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  147. Beautiful cards, what a fabulous stamp and die set!

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  148. Lovely cards! The floral stamp set and the die set are both so beautiful! Right to the top of my wish list!

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  149. Your takes on the Bohemian Garden set are inspiring! I love the bold white outline you achieved on the first card, and the simpler, white embossed look on the second! Truly stand out cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  150. Beautiful cards,love the embossed flowers

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  151. You can't go wrong with white heat embossing and distress inks! Love them!

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