Celebrating Kindness Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Celebrating Kindness blog hop hosted by Julia Altermann. Not only are we celebrating her reaching 10K YouTube subscribers, but today also happens to be her birthday, so happy birthday Julia!!
For my card I created a floral card and tried to give it a vintage look with shadow colouring and black embossing that kind of looks textured.


I stamped the large floral background from Hero Arts onto a Bristol cardstock panel with Versafine Onyx black ink and then I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Bristol paper doesn't stamp as well as regular cardstock so the flowers look textured and uneven which is how I wanted them to look.

Once it was all embossed, I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to colour in all of the flower and leaf images by starting with a darker colour and then blending it out with a lighter colour. I love how vibrant these colours look on this cardstock and they blend so easily.

I created the sentiment by embossing the outline smile onto the diecut word that I had cut from silver sparkle cardstock and then I adhered it over top of a piece of vellum with the rest of the sentiment stamped on a black strip of cardstock.

I added a striped piece of patterned paper to the left side with a strip of silver sparkle cardstock as well and then finished the card with some clear sequins.

You can see how I created my card in the video below:



Giveaway

Anyone can be a winner! Everyone who leaves a  comment by July 31 midnight enters into the drawing, and the winners will be announced August 1 on Just One More Card blog. There will be a total of 13 prizes up for grabs!

- A $15 gift card to Altenew
- A $100 gift card to CAS-ual Fridays
- A $25 gift card to Concord & 9th
- A $20 gift card to Gerda Steiner Designs
- A $30 gift card to Kit & Clowder
- A $25 gift card to My Favorite Things
- A $25 gift card to Purple Onion Designs
- A $30 gift card to Pretty Pink Posh
- A custom prize package from Seven Hills Crafts
- A $40 gift card to Simon Says Stamp
- Three custom prize packages from Stabilo

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416 comments:

  1. Love this bold, rich colour card!
    Congrats to Julia on this milestone!

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  2. Love the vibrant colors ! :)

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  3. What a stunning card. Lovely color choices.

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  4. I love this bold card! thanks for sharing!

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  5. Love the bright pops of color with the black!

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  6. love how you added the sentiment on top of the vellum

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  7. Awesome bloghop & I love your floral creation with the vellum Stephanie!! Yours, Steph
    www.CraftedBySteph.blogspot.com

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  8. Beautiful bold card and vibrant color combination totally rocks!

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  9. Bright and beautiful! Love the gorgeous colors you used.

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  10. Love the bold pattern on this card.

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  11. What fun! Fits in with the current trend of adult coloring.

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  12. Wow! So cheery and bright! Love the way the vellum adds a bit of muting to the background. Awesome job!

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  13. WOW.... Shiny and sparkly gorgeous card!!!!!!

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  14. Love this card! Those bold colors and wide black outline make the image jump right off the cs. It sure did make me smile :)

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  15. This card is my favorite so far in this hop' amazing amazing amazing!
    U did fabulous!

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  16. Very pretty! Your bright colors and soft vellum are wonderful together!

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  17. Stephanie your stamping is perfectly imperfect and colors are sublime! Any great sentiment is even greater when sitting on a fabulous slip of vellum!
    =]

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  18. Love the black with the vibrant color. Striking creation!

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  19. Always love your videos Stephanie. There are so many tips and techniques to learn. Thanks for inspiring me:)

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  20. What a great idea to emboss on glitter paper - looks so stunning! TFS.

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  21. Wow I love your embossing on the sparkle paper! It gives it such a finished edge. Much more polished look than just the cut out word in sparkle paper. Brilliant idea!

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  22. Such a striking card! Love the vibrant colors with the black embossing.

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  23. Love the card. So many new ideas to try. Wish I was that creative.

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  24. Wow! Your card is so bold and pretty! Love it!

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  25. Great card. The background is awesome.

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  26. I love how bold his card is! Very dramatic. Thank you for sharing!

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  27. this is a very different kind of card but I like the effect it gives epsically with the lovely bright colours you have used. TFS.

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  28. Thank you for thinking of embossing on glitter paper. I have to try that! I think all the sparkle looks great.

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  29. fabulous card, I love the glittery "smile"and all in all it's a card that will make you smile as it's so bright and cheerful, if youput in next to your bed, you're sure to rise with a smile everyday

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  30. Gorgeous card. Shannon shannonpratt66@gmail.com

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  31. Beautiful, beautiful card, Stephanie!

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  32. Great card. I loved the black striped edge on the side and your coloring. Also great video. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  33. This might be my favorite in the whole blog hop!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  34. Great card! I love the black with the vibrant colors! So, so pretty!

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  35. Love how the colors pop on this card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  36. Gorgeous card! I love the bright colors against the black floral background and the sparkle sentiment is awesome!

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  37. Love that bold black and those vibrant pops of color. Beautiful!!

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  38. Love this card.

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  39. Beuitufl and bold, I love the design of this card, Awesome Job

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  40. Love the card. Clash of bold and darkness becomes vivid! Haha

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  41. Like the pops of bold colors with the black. Like the use of vellum. Have a Bee-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  42. very bold and beautiful. I love the embossing trick as well.thank you

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  43. Such a beautiful card- love the stark black and bright colours offset by the soft vellum!! x

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  44. Stunning! I'd never even considered embossing glitter paper. Thanks for the video tutorial and joining the blog hop. You've got a new subscriber. (Can't thank Julia enough for starting this blog hop!)

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  45. Great contrast to the previous card on the hop. Both are beautiful, but one is so muted and this is so bold. I have picked up a couple of new techniques on this blog hop, so this makes me happy. Have to try embossing glitter paper!

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  46. Beautiful!! The combination of B&W with the vibrant colors and the vellum overlay create such an awesome effect. Love it!!

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  47. Love your card the colors just pop. So pretty thank you for sharing with us.... Love it....

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  48. Gorgeous card!!! :-) I love more ideas to use my Zigs with

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  49. Gorgeous, glittery card. Love the coloring of that HA stamp. And the tip about enhancing the "Smile" diecut.

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  50. My favorite combo is black ,white and a pop of bright colors. Love it!

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  51. Its just amazing... gorgeous card...

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  52. This is beautiful Stephanie, some great tips and reminders in that video as well! TFS!

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  53. Stunning! I have to get those Zig markers.

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  54. Love this beautiful bold card. And we need more smiles and kindness!

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  55. Gorgeous! Love the vivid colors against the black.

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  56. What a gorgeous card! I love the sparkle paper with platinum!

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  57. Absolutely beautiful! I love the colours and sparkle on this card. The black makes the Zig colouring seem even more vibrant! Love it! Thanks for sharing :)

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  58. Oooooh!! Gorgeous card! Love all the sparkle!

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  59. Oh, the black just makes those colors pop! Great card!

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  60. Beautiful card, love the bright colors with the dark sparkle color. Its out standing.

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  61. This card is gorgeous - I love it!

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  62. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the black with the bright pops of colour and the sparkle of the silver. Perfect. Xx

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  63. Great card!! Love the embossing on glitter paper technique! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  64. Wonderful card...nice coloration! Hughes Daniela

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  65. What texture! Love the vintage look.

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  66. The image and colours are WOW and the sentiment is perfect.

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  67. Love this card! Thanks for sharing!

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  68. love the boldness of this card! very different too!!

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  69. Such a beautiful and dramatic use of black! I don't use it nearly enough. Thanks for sharing your video.

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  70. Gorgeous bright and bold celebrating card! Thanks for sharing.

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  71. I am learning how to use vellum =- I do not use it a lot and your card is amazing with the added vellum -- thanks for being part of the hop - Happy Birthday to Julia and for having the Kindness Hop - thanks!

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  72. Stunning card! Love the pops of colour!

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  73. Wonderful bold and colorful card...thanks for sharing and the video!

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  74. Congratulations on achieving bold color! You really make the whole process look easy. Your card is beautiful, and very inspiring. You can never have too much sparkle, and I love it!

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  75. Omg love this card. The colors are awesome.

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  76. So beautiful. Colours are so vibrant. Thanks.

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  77. This card is so pretty with the stripes and the glitz.

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  78. Love your card. It is so bright and cheerful.

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  79. Very pretty! Your bright colors and soft vellum are wonderful together!

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  80. Love this card! Going to have to use my markers more!

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  81. What a gorgeous card you created. I love the bold colors with the black.

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  82. What a gorgeous card you created. I love the bold colors with the black.

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  83. Beautiful card!! Those colors are indeed vibrant!!

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  84. Love your colors! Bright + Black = amazing.

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  85. Thank you for showing this technique. I love it!

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  86. Bright, bold and beautiful....love your card
    DebbieC

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  87. Gorgeous card really appreciate the video thank you again !! Love the sparkle. Can't wait to try this. I just got a set of these markers.

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  88. WOW, Stunning card. Thank you for sharing <3

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  89. Awesome vibrant colors on this wonderful card! Love the use of vellum & that big Smile!

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  90. Awesome vibrant colors on this wonderful card! Love the use of vellum & that big Smile!

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  91. I love your card. Thank you for sharing.

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  92. I love the contrast between the black & the vibrant colours.

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  93. Love the bold colors with the black!

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  94. Gorgeous card! Never thought to emboss on sparkly paper!

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  95. Great bold card design. Love how the colours pop with the black.

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  96. Fantastic card. Love the black flowers with the touch of bright colors. The strip of vellum is perfect for the greeting.

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  97. The colors on this card are so bright and fabulous. Thanks for the tutorial too :)

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  98. I love the textured look and the bold colors.

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  99. I'll have to try embossing on the sparkle paper...hadn't thought of doing that ever. The bright bold colors really pop against the black and white! Striking!

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  100. I really loved your card. I'm going to have to try this out with some floral stamps that I have! Thank you for the video!

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  101. Stunning card Thank you Melanie x

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  102. Great card! To start the day with a smile and a thankful heart is a very good idea! Each of us can benefit from this practice and your card is a good reminder to do just that!

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  103. Such a statement card, nice and bold! Would love getting a card like this!

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  104. Beautiful!! Love the bright colors!!

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  105. Wow! I like the black and white with the pops of vibrant color.

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  106. Gorgeous shiny card!!

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  107. love how vibrant and colorful this is!

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  108. Amazing card. Thanks for the video tutorial!

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  109. Wonderful card and love the rich colors.

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  110. Gorgeous card. TFS your technique, enjoyed your video!

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  111. Bold and beautiful! Love the embossing on the glitter paper!

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  112. The black of the flowers almost looks like black velvet on my screen.
    What an awesome card!

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  113. Cool Card !!

    Nicole G.

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  114. I love the bold colours,especially the black on your card

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  115. Really beautiful card Stephanie! I love everything about it! Tfs

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  116. Really Stunning and Beautiful card!!!

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  117. Very striking colors! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  118. Love the way the flowers have a kind of "chalky" look to them!!!

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  119. I never thought of trying to emboss glitter paper. The flowers are so bright and make me happy

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  120. Oh so bright, bold and graphic! Love this!

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  121. Beautiful card. Bold colors. Great design.

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  122. Super cool card! Thanks for being a part of this awesome blog hop to Celebrate Kindness!

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  123. Anything that sparkles has my attention, great card. I also love your blog name. HBD

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  124. Love the bold graphic flower image!

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  125. Love this card. Bright and bold always gets my attention :) The sentiment is also wonderful.

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  126. Ooooh, sparkly! Wonderful card, thanks for sharing!

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  127. Pretty stamps, beautiful coloring, love the embossing!

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  128. Your card is awesome ! Really great ! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us. I've just received the smile stamps set and you gave me a fabulous trick for the smile ;-))))

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  129. A fantastic layout and colour combinations. A striking and lovely card :)

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  130. How could you not smile when you see those beautiful, bright colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  131. So many things I love about this card. I recently purchased Zig pens and cant put them down. I also LOVE embossing on vellum. TY for sharing

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  132. Wow what a stunner! Your colouring is fabulous!

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  133. Gorgeous card! I think you did an awesome job achieving that "vintage" look on your background. I love it!

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  134. You would definitely put a smile on the face of the recipient of this card. Absolutely stunning!

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  135. I love the bold colours...I especially love how you purposely chose a medium that doesn't stamp well to add to the design. Beautiful!

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  136. Love bold black with touches of color!

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  137. Love all the colors
    of your lovely card!
    Carla from Utah

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  138. Your card is just stunning! Your colors just pop!

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  139. Love the colors and sparkle. Thanks for sharing.

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  140. This card is so pretty, I Love vellum it adds to a card.

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  141. Really awesome!! Love this card and all the blog hop for Julia's bday!

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  142. Such a vibrant card! Beautiful! Thank you for the video!

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  143. What an awesome idea. Love this card, thanks for sharing.

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  144. Love the colors and contrast you achieved. Just lovely.

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  145. Love the combination of the black and bright colour.

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  146. Like the idea of stamping over your glitter paper and then embossing. Thank you for sharing.

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  147. Eeeek!!! This is brilliant!!!!

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  148. So colorful. Love it
    Should be ladyjs711@yahoo.com

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  149. Bright, bold and eye-catching! Great job!

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  150. Beautiful card and thanks for the video. 💜

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  151. What a great idea' thank you so much for sharing and the inspiration.

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  152. What a beautiful card! Love the bold colour against the black!

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  153. Beautiful, vibrant colors on this card! Great idea to use vellum so you don't completely block out all that beautiful color!

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  154. Beautiful card! I love the bright colors with the bright ink. Stunning!!

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  155. Beautiful, bold and bright! Love the colors you used.

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  156. Love, love, love the colors in this card!

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  157. Wow! This card is gorgeous!!! Love the vibrant colors!!

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  158. Such a different card and unique look. Love it.

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  160. Love this card, as a matter of fact, I love anything "glitter"! Thanks for sharing!!! Beautiful and sparkly!!!!

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