Friday, 27 July 2018

SSS Friendly Frolic BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY


Hi there everyone and welcome to day one of the Friendly Frolic Release Blog Hop! Make sure you read until the end for all the details and a giveaway!

¡Hola a todos! Bienvenidos al primer día del blog hop que celebra la nueva colección "Friendly Frolic" de Simon Says Stamp. Leed hasta el final para saber todos los detalles y participar en el sorteo :).

BREATHE IN DEEPLY


For my card today I've used the stamp set "Sketch Lotus Flowers" and...let me tell you something: I have just realized this is a lotus (duh?), so those colors don't really go with it and also I painted a leaf as a flower. BUT! You can see the versatility of the stamp right? Hope so :).

Para mi tarjeta de hoy he usado el set de sellos "Sketch Lotus Flowers" y...os voy a contar algo: me acabo de dar cuenta ahora de que la flor es un loto, así que esos colores no pegan ni de broma y he coloreado una hoja como si fuera una flor. ¡PERO! Así ves cuán versátil es el set ¿no? :)





Moving on! I used masking to create my main image, then colored it with Copic Markers and fussy cut the whole thing. For the background I used the die "Diamond Pattern" and the sentiment is from the same stamp set I used for the flowers.

¡Seguimos! He usado la técnica de enmascarado para crear la imagen principal, la he coloreado con rotuladores Copic y la he recortado con las tijeras. Para el fondo he usado el troquel "Diamond Pattern" y el sentimiento es del mismo set de sellos que he usado para las flores.

MORE INSPIRATION

If you want a bit more inspiration with this release, you can check this post I published yesterday.

Si queréis un poco más de inspiración con esta colección, podéis echar un vistazo a esta entrada que publiqué ayer.









BLOG HOP AND GIVEAWAY

This post is part of a blog hop celebrating Simon's newest release and of course there is a giveaway! Simon is giving away a $25 gift card to a lucky winner at each stop on the hop! You just have to leave a comment, so make sure you visit every stop for more chances to win! The winners will be announced on Simon's blog next Wednesday. Also you can use the code FREEG for a mystery gift when you make a purchase at Simon's shop. 

Este post es parte de un blog hop celebrando el nuevo lanzamiento de Simon Says Stamp y como siempre ¡hay un sorteo! Simon regala una tarjeta de 25$ en cada parada del blog, solo tenéis que dejar un comentario, así que asegúrate de pasar por todos los blogs para tener más oportunidades de ganar. Los ganadores se anunciarán el próximo miércoles en el blog de Simon Says Stamp. Además podéis usar el código FREEG para llevaros un regalo sorpresa si hacéis una compra en su tienda. 

And now let's hop! Next stop is Nina-Marie Trapani's blog.

¡Y ahora a saltar! La próxima parada es el blog de Nina-Marie Trapani

SUPPLY LIST / LISTA DE MATERIALES
(Affiliated links used when possible at no cost to you)

Copic Markers used: R02, R22, Y35, Y38, Y11, RV32, RV10, YG11, YG17

216 comments :

  1. Your Copic coloring is beautiful. I wasn't sure I needed the sketchy lotus stamp, but now I think I might.

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  2. I just love the colors and the way the card uses the background die.

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  3. Love love love the colours on this card. SO bright and uplifting <3

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  4. I love your cards! They are so pretty. :)

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  5. What! No Way! I love, love, love the way you used the Diamond Pattern die. It is gorgeous!

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  6. Beautiful coloring on your lovely cards! Love this release.

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  7. Those flowers are so pretty and I love your gorgeous
    design. The BG die is perfect.

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  8. This is beautiful Amanda, I love this set and you coloured it beautifully. (I might not have noticed the leaf had you not pointed it out but it really doesn't matter, its still gorgeous!

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  9. These are beautiful! I love the colors on those flowers, your coloring just makes them come alive. And the ink blending behind that pretty leafy frame is perfect.

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  10. Two magnificent cards! I love the backgrounds

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  11. I love the coloring "mistake" :) Who cares if they are lotuses, this is lovely!

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  12. The color on your cards is BEAUTIFUL! I love the very first one, with those soft, lush colors that feel so fresh and gorgeous! really pretty design!

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  13. Great colorful use of the flowers!

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  14. your shading on the flowers looks wonderful. Mine turn out looking flat. I have a lot to learn. Thanks.

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  15. Beautiful!! I am so taken with your gorgeous flowers, I would never have noticed that the flowers were lotus’s or that you colored a leaf like a flower if you hadn’t said it. I was too busy looking at the over all beauty of the card. Your other cards are also very beautiful.

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  16. Love the colors you choose and your coloring is fantastic. The background beautifully sets off the flowers!

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  17. Bellisima! Crazy about that leaf frame.

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  18. So pretty, I love the background die and your color choices are amazing. TFS!

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  19. Beautiful cards! Love the colors ♥

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  20. What bright and shiny cards! Love them!

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  21. awww! the cute lil animals look incredible!!Thank you for sharing.

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  22. Love how you used the background die! Thanks

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  23. Love your cards. I really like the background die.

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  24. Different look on how you used this stamp. Love it! Both cards are beautiful. Thanks.

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  25. Super beautiful cards!! Love the colors and the designs! :)

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  26. The beauty of the pastels in this card overshadow the fact that this is a lotus. It is so soothing.

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  27. Gorgeous cards! I love the frame!

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  28. Beautiful card! Love the flowers and the frame. And the coloring is so pretty!

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  29. Gorgeous cards! I love the flower garden design of the first card and the colours you used on the second card are spectacular!

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  30. Both of your cards are lovely, but the lotus card is especially gorgeous--the colors are terrific!

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  31. This is so pretty!! I love the background die you used and that you layered the flowers together to get a garden!!

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  32. So pretty flooring so pretty love these designs.

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  33. Just beautiful! I love this release.

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  34. Very beautiful cards. I am in love with the Leafy Frame die.

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  35. Gorgeous cards!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Beautiful card! I love the bright colors of the flowers against the diamond pattern background.

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  37. Your pairing with the delicate background and the sketchy, beautiful, bold flowers are amazing together!

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  38. Love this new release and your cards use the new products so beautifully!

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  39. Such a beautiful creation!

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  40. I love this stamp. The colors you selected are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. WOW your cards are GORGEOUS!!!! Love them and this new release:)

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  42. Both cards are beautiful! The leafy frame die is my favorite, but I also love how you used the flowers stamp! TFS

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  43. Your cards are beautiful ! I'm starting to think the Lotus dies set should be on my list....

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  44. Beautiful - love your color choice!

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  45. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! Love the design of the lotus card, and frankly I believe artistic license allows you to color any image how you like, so no worries about how realistic the colors are!

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  46. Such gorgeous cards. Love the flowers and the color! Also the leafy frame is amazing.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  47. Love the background and the flowers are perfect the way they are!!!

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  48. Beautiful! Such a great idea!

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  49. beautiful cards!! Flowers can be any color you make them:):) The diamond pattern is wonderful and adds just the right added touch.I can see that on so many projects!

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  50. I think it is perfectly OK to use whatever colors you wish. Beautiful coloring.

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  51. Absolutely lovely cards! Beautiful designs and fantastic color combinations.

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  52. Both cards are great, but the colours of the flowers are amazing! :)

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  53. Amazing cards! Beautiful use of products!! Thanks for sharing 😍

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  54. Amazing and beautiful card! Love the bright summery colors!

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  55. I wouldn't have thought anything of your pretty color choices... artistic license, and all :-) And I used to have lotus blossoms in a pond at my house when I lived in FL for years, until a crane came and tore them all up trying to catch the koi :-( We replaced them with cheaped, hardier aquatic plants but they weren't anywhere near as pretty!

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  56. Love the colors of your flowers. Who cares if they aren't those colors. It's your art and it was beautiful. I love the way you used that beautiful die in the background. It sets your flowers off very well.

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  57. Gorgeous! i Love the leafy card too!

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  58. I love the colors you used on the lotus!

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  59. Your floral card is so beautiful with the soft pretty colors. And I’m loving that leafy die. Want it.

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  60. Amazing amazing card! Love the colors

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  61. Two beautiful cards using two of my favorites from this fantastic release! I love the Leafy Frame die, and the Sketch Lotus Flower stamp is gorgeous.

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  62. I have the perfect excuse if anyone says they aren't those beautiful colours ' artistic license '. I personally love the colour & style matches with that fab background. Thanks.

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  63. your work is just beautiful and inspiring.

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  64. Love how you used the flower stamp on this card.

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  65. Love the embellishments. They can certainly make a card.

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  66. Gorgeous cards! The use of the diamond die cut for the background combined with the colors of the flowers really made the flowers pop!

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  67. Lovely flowers for your great background

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  68. Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  69. I like the way you used the large sketch lotus flowers. Colors are great too.

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  70. I love your lotus flowers from another world! The colors are just great...who cares if they look real...they're pretty!

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  71. I love the colors you used on the lotus flowers, so beautiful!! I really am in love with the new leaf die, I have the stencil. Gorgeous!!

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  72. Beautiful soft colors, great blending. Another lovely card!!

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  73. A wonderful creative way to use this embossing folder, in the past I have looped it in the masculine car and garage category.

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  74. Stunning use of color. The background die really makes it pop!
    Thanks

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  75. Like the mix of colours and the subtle background.
    Merrill P

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  76. Beautiful - love the cluster on the first card especially. Why can't I think of that? :-)

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  77. These are 2 Really Gorgeous cards!!!

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  78. I love your card! I didn't notice the leaf until you mentioned it..LOL...but as you said, it shows the versatility of the stamp! Beautiful coloring! TFS!

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  79. You did a wonderful job on both cards, I love the colors you used. I don’t know what color lotus blossoms are, and we all are creative so they can be any color you want. We’ll just go with it.

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  80. Beautiful cards! I love the leafy frame die!

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  81. Hermoso trabajo. I love the colors you used. TFS.

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  82. Not sure why my comment did not show, so here I am trying again....wanted you to know I really like your version of inspiration with the leafy frame die!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  83. I love those vibrant colors! So much fun! I'm new to stampin' and blog hopping so I'm excited to see new ideas!

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  84. Ha ha! That's funny! I thought it was only me who did things like that! Anyway, I absolutely love the first card and the colors you used (even if they were wrong). The background die is perfect for it. I also like the leafy frame card and that sentiment!

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  85. Awesome coloring for those gorgeous flowers! The background die is perfect & your Leafy Frame card is also beautiful! Great designs!

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  86. Fantastic background die, love this card ��

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  87. beautiful card! Love the bright colors!

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  88. Fabulous card...love your lotus flowers along with the pretty background!

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  89. Beautiful flowers & im loving the background

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  90. This blog hop just keeps getting better and better and each hops is so unique. Love your cards.

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  91. beautiful coloring even if they are not really lotus colors! That's the wonderful thing about art...

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  92. Both the cards are looking awesome with the beautiful background!

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  93. Beautiful cards! I love the colors you used on the lotus blossoms! In card making, I think you can use any colors that make you happy.

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  94. I love the colors you used! So warm! And great coloring too!

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  95. So pretty! This is a great new release from SSS with such fun products. Thanks for sharing with us!!

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  96. Beautiful cards - I love the soft colours you used

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  97. Both are so gorgeous. There is so much in this release that I love... how to choose........

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  98. Wonderful Copic coloring. Like both creations. Especially like the butterflies with the die cut background.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  99. Love your cards ans use of the cut out cover die and placement of your sentiment, so LOVELY!!!

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  100. Love your cards. Your cominations of products from this new release are so well combined. tfs

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  101. Beautiful cards, beautiful colour schemes. I love the background dies and the lotus flower stamp.

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  102. Pretty cards - I like the colors you used. Nice to see that others goof once in a while but if someone didn't know the name of the stamp set, they wouldn't have noticed your little "blunder".

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  103. Both cards are beautiful and the first one looks perfectly created to me! :)

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  104. Beautiful cards, love the lovely colors you have used on the first one, love that beautiful stamp set with the great background!

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  105. Those colors are just yummy! Kiddos beautiful cards!

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  106. What a beautiful card! I love the background and how you colored the flowers...even if the colors don’t “go” with the type of flower :)

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  107. Your card is absolutely beautiful!!! I never would've noticed anything amiss with the way you colored things if you hadn't said so. Art is supposed to be a free expression and not stick strictly to reality, right? It is lovely how you have it.

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  108. Gorgeous cards and I always love your colouring! Cheers, Dotty

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  109. fun, fun cards. thanks as always for sharing.

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  110. QUITE BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE how you used this floral stamp on your first card! It is STUNNING the way you've done it on the large background die! ;) AND your second card is LOVELY with this new leaf die! (I JUST got the stencil! )LOL SUPER JOB on your cards, Amanda!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

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  111. Absolutely beautiful! I wish I could Copic colour like that.

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  112. Beautiful. Love the colors you used.

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  113. I love the way you took the flowers and made something a little different with them. Beautiful colors and card.

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  114. Lovely card I love the soft colors you used against the white background.

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  115. Great Copic coloring on the flowers!

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  116. I especially love the second card

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  117. Beautiful card and what wonderful coloring. Love that leafy frame die too.

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  118. love how soft your colours are!

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  119. flower. . .leaf. . .YOU do YOU, girl. looks amazing!! i need that diamond die and the leaf stencil.

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  120. So pretty! I love the white on white background on the first card and the gorgeous inking on the second!

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  121. I love what you did with the stamp set! And I never would have even known about the leaf!! Gorgeous colors, and love that cover die base!

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  122. Beautiful coloring and card.

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  123. I love the colors you chose...and who cares if you turned a leaf into a flower! The card is so vibrant...it just makes me smile!

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  124. Su tarjeta es maravillosa! Gracias por compartiendo!

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  125. Love the beautiful colors that you used on the flowers, The colors are so vibrant and happy!

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  126. I couldn't have told you what color a lotus flower should be either but I can tell you the colors you used are stunning (and I still can't find the leaf colored as a flower LOL)! The sentiment is what got me tho', I fell in love with that one. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  127. Your cards are just so LOVELY!!! ❣️

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  128. Beautiful!! I love the flower card with the cut out background. Outstanding.

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  129. Great use of background die it really gives the card more elegance

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  130. Gorgeous card!!! Love the bright colours!!!

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  131. Very pretty cards. Love them both.

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  132. Really beautiful card. It is so colorful.

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  133. Wow your card using the Lotus flower is stunning, that stamp is definitely on my wish list!!!

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  134. So beautiful. Just ordered this set!!

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  135. Your coloring is always so beautiful and you have so much patience with your crafting...you are goals!

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  136. Absolutely stunning cards. Xx

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  137. Great job... I love how you totally took it to another level by making multiples, and with that sentiment.. makes me just want to smell the flowers. Great job!!

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  138. After the hop, but just love the colors you chose for this card! BEAUTIFUL!

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  139. Beautiful cards! Love the soft colors!

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  140. So pretty! I'm hoping to learn how to stamp and color like this! Trying to figure out how to get started.

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  141. Just beautiful! I love your card composition and your coloring is wonderful. I love the colors you used as well.

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  142. Beautiful card and the masking of lotus flowers looks so natural. Thank you!

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  143. The colors you used look great and honestly couldn't trll where you colored anything in the wrong sence. It looks amazing! I love these flowers! personally I think they are my new faves.

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  144. Lovely cards! Those background dies are a must have!

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  145. Your card is beautiful. I love the colors of the flowers and you have colored them perfectly.

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  146. Wow, in love with your first card! I really like the colors you chose for the lotus flowers and your coloring is beautiful. Your second card is lovely as well.

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  147. Your card using the Lotus Flower stamp set is so beautiful I have to have the set!

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  148. Great shading on the flowers.
    Love the cover plate. The
    background is beautiful.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  149. Gorgeous work, Amanda, I love your colouring skills, and your great eye for detail and design!

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  150. Both of your cards are quite lovely! I like your chosen color palette.

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  151. Wow! Two beautiful cards. I especially like the "Don't Stop Bleafing" card - greens are my favorite colors!

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  152. Love how you made multiples of the lotus and cut them down to only take up room on the bottom portion of the card. They look beautiful on the diamond cover plate.

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  153. You have such an elegant feel about your cards, just beautiful.

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  154. great balance in your design. luv the soft flowers!!

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  155. Beautiful cards and design.

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  156. Beautiful cards! I love your colors!

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  157. Beautiful card! Love your coloring and the background you used.

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  158. I love the colors you used! Really beautiful!

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  159. Love the way you stamped the flowers on the first card & the colors are gorgeous!

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  160. Beautiful card! Love the lotus flowers and your design!

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  161. Beautiful card Amanda, colors are perfect! Love this stamp set.

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  162. Your cards are beautiful ! I love how you used the lotus stamps and the idea of the butterfly in the middle of the leafy frame. The colors are fantastic.

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  163. Awesomeness Amanda! You are so very talented!💜🤗

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  164. Oh wow Amanda, this is so awesome. What a beautiful colours and a great way to stretch this stamp set. I already thought this was a great set but know I am totally in love with it!

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  165. Oh my !! What beautiful cards !! The floral design is absolutely lovely !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  166. Your card is positively breathtaking!

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  167. This was the first time that I had seen the Diamond Pattern die....what a beautiful backdrop that was for this beautiful floral...thank you so much for sharing your lovely cards!

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  168. Beautiful cards! Love the background you created on the second one.

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  169. Your projects are so lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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  170. Authentic or not, the colors are beautiful.

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  171. I absolutely love your card designs! Stunning!

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  172. Both cards are great but I like the first one the best.

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  173. Love the color of the flowers and how you colored them. Very nice. I also like the other cards. That frame is a keeper and really like those colors as well as the butterflies.

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  174. I love the colors...Beautiful!

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