Friday, 15 May 2015

Altenew May 2015 Blog Hop

EDIT: You can find the winner of this hop HERE.

Hello my Friends!



Today I am participating Altenew May 2015 Blog Hop to celebrate the release of Altenew Crisp Inks. You probably just came from my sweet team mate's, Jocelyn's blog, if not please start from the beginning at the Altenew blog and see what other members of Altenew's design team have come up with. 

Within this release, Altenew brings a selection of these wonderfully co-ordinating inks with their stamps into their store. I played a bit with Vintage Flowers and Ori Kami set.






I started by cutting the masks for the flowers and adhered them temporarily onto my card stock. Then I stamped the shadow of the branch from Vintage Flowers set with grey dye ink. After that I stamped the branch with Altenew Jet Black Crisp Ink. I removed the masks and stamped the flowers from Vintage Flowers set with Altenew inks. For the pink flowers I used Frosty Pink, Coral Berry and Ruby Red inks. For the yellow flowers I used Buttercream, Warm Sunshine and Caramel Toffee inks. For the butterfly I used Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen inks. I made my own stencil for the black border by die cutting it and I inked it up with Altenew Jet Black Ink. For the tiny stripe of colour, I inked up my card base with Coral Berry, Warm Sunshine and Forest Glades inks. The sentiments are from Ori Kami set and I stamped them with Altenew Jet Black Ink. On the wedding card, I raised up the centre panel with fun foam. 


At this point, I'd like share where I got the inspiration for these cards. We celebrated Mother's Day on this past Sunday. My eldest daughter, Inari aged 4, had made this card at her playgroup and I was so impressed! Loved the Asian feel in it and I wanted to make a card or two on my own. Here is her card. Isn't it lovely! Later, I asked how they had made these and my daughter just laughed and giggled.. Then she replied:  "with a straw, of course!" 




Supplies:
Stamps: Vintage Flowers and Ori kami (sentiments) by Altenew
Inks: Altenew Crisp Inks - Yellows: Buttercream, Warm Sunshine and Caramel Toffee - Pinks: Frosty Pink, Coral Berry and Ruby Red - Greens: Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen. Altenew Jet Black Ink, Memento London Fog.
Card Stock: Neenah Solar White 80b, WHSmith Linen Effect paper 150gms (wedding card)
Card base: Papermania A6 300gms


GIVEAWAY:
To celebrate this release, Altenew will draw three winners who will each receive a $30 gift certificate to their online store. Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday, May 22 11:59pm EST in order to have a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Saturday, May 23. 

And there is more! I will randomly draw a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store. Please leave a comment on this post by  Friday, May 22 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. I will announce the winner here at my blog on Saturday, May 23

GET HOPPING!
Your next stop will be very talented Yana Smakula. If you encounter a broken link, please go back to Altenew Blog.

I hope you have fun! See you soon!

Marika

260 comments:

  1. Such delicate cards. Beautiful colors!

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  2. Awwww, love your inspiration for your exquisite cards. Looks like your daughter is following your very talented footsteps :-)

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  3. Beautiful cards, Mrika! Love the color combinations you used. And your daughter's card, wow! a piece of art!

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  4. Love love love this! I have this Vintage flowers set and have not used the branch yet...thank you for this inspiration!

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  5. How proud you must be. Your daughter is talented also. Love your cards too.

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  6. How proud you must be. Your daughter is talented also. Love your cards too.

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  7. Aww Both your cards are so so beautiful ...Love how delicate they look ...your daughter's card is such a beauty as well !!

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  8. I love the depth of color on the flowers and butterfly! So stunning :)

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  9. Simply stunning! What a treasure your daughter's card is!

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  10. I love your cards! Simple elegance never goes out of style.

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  11. Your cards are so peaceful and serene, just beautiful!

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  12. Lovely cards, your daughter's included!

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  13. Beautifully executed cards! Love these inks!

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  14. Beautifully executed cards! Love these inks!

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  15. Love the Asian feel about your cards and the ripped edge works so well.

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  16. Very unique designs!!! Incredible cards!

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  17. Your cards are amazing. Beautiful colors and wonderful design.
    Regards,
    Bozena

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  18. Just beautiful--- simple and elegant!!!!!

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  19. Very elegant and serene! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Marika, your cards always so stunning! Love them!

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  21. beautifull inks!!!
    cards are gorgeous!!!

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  22. So beautiful!
    I do love how colorful and crisp the inks seem to be and I love that they said for their FIRST release...which means we can look forward to more! AND I love that they have done them up to coordinate! So awesome!!
    Dolly

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  23. Beautiful cards!
    The inks seem to go on so evenly. They look great.

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  24. You made the different flowers with same stamps! Amazing:)

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  25. Beautiful cards! Love those blossoms!

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  26. Love the simplicity of your cards. Just Beautiful. Your daughter's card is really cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Your daughter's card is so pretty! She did a great job for being 4 years old!!
    LOVE the simplicity of your cards and I cannot wait to get my hands on these inks!!! TFS!

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  28. How wonderful that your daughter's card gave you the idea for these cards.
    They all have an oriental feel to them which I think is great. Your cards are simple and clean and so pretty.
    thanks for sharing some amazing cards.

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  29. Gorgeous cards!! Loving the inks, they look really nice!!!

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  30. These are stunning creations! Love the crispness of the new inks.

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  31. I've never noticed that branch in Vintage Flowers. Now I gotta have it! It's close to Vintage roses, so I never ordered it. Now I NEED it.

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  32. I love the clean and simple look of your cards!

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  33. Love the delicate feel to your cards. Your daughter's card is pretty too.

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  34. Exceptionally beautiful cards. Each one should be in a frame. These inks are quite nice.

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  35. Three beautiful cards..... love the delicate flowers!

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  36. Forgive me for saying this, but I liked your daughter's card more than any of yours!! She's a real artist!!

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  37. Gosh, your are super talented! Amazing cards!

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  38. simple but amazing card! love these new colors

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  39. absolutely beautiful! And I can see where your daughter gets her abilities. Such fun to do together!

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  40. SIMPLE and BEAUTIFUL, breathtaking cards - WOW, you have just amazed me with your talent and designing skills!! Awesomely done!!

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  41. Lovely cards! I think I need that butterfly set now :)

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  42. Wow, you have really captured such simple elegance with these gorgeous branch blossoms. What a lovely way to get inspiration, from your daughter!!

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  43. Your cards are so gorgeous! What a great inspiration

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  44. I love your cards! And your daughter's card is so fantastic! Thank you for a chance to win :)

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  45. Marika, your cards are so elegant! Just amazing!

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  46. Marika, your cards are so elegant! Just amazing!

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  47. i loved the cards! the flower cards are so pretty. well done!

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  48. Gorgeous cards - your daughter is definitely an artist!! Love her card. The new inks are beautiful.

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  49. Love the Japanese feel to these pretty cards.

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  50. Marika, it is interesting to see your work in INKs only today, Love the shadows of the branch on the second card...it's also nice to see how you used the tiny "TUFT" stamp images from Vintage flowers...I have only seen them as flower centers before. And finally, the card your daughter created "with a STRAW of course" is a beautiful inspiration:) she has great composition skills:)

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  51. Beautiful, elegant cards. Love the branch shadow on the yellow card.

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  52. Your cards are very pretty.. the ink colors look so fabulous.. Your daughter sure has your genes.. i love to watch your videos.. so inspiring.. thanks for the chance to win the Altenew gift card.

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  53. Love the Asian feel to the cards, very pretty!! Wonderful colors.

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  54. Marika...............lovely, lovely and lovely.

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  55. Omg these are beautiful!!!!!

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  56. lovely cards and looks like your daughter has inherited your talents!!

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  57. Beautiful cards,and such sweet inspiration!!

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  58. Love that branch with the flowers! Lovely cards!

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  59. Both of these cards are very elegant and showcase these awesome new inks beautifully!

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  60. Your cards are lovely and it was sweet of you to share your daughter's talent with us.

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  61. Your card designs are simply stunning!!!

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  62. Very classy...love the colors

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  63. The Vintage Flowers set is my favourite Altenew stamp set, and with these new inks the result is perfect!
    I love your cards, really.

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  64. Lovely cards, I really like the simplicity and the lines of the branches.

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  65. Blow me down now! [Head spins] Your intricate work is amazing!

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  66. These are beautiful, and your daughter is obviously as talented as you!

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  67. So delicate and oh, so lovely!

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  68. These are so different and stunning!

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  69. Oh, I love the new inks and the cards you made with them, Marika! I just ordered 11 of the inks (all of the colours, except the black)! Eek!

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  70. your work is amazing, and your daughter's card is amazing.

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  71. You make a very talented mother and daughter duo! GORGEOUS Asian inspired cards! They are pieces of art!!!!! Really want all the new Altenew releases with these Crisp inks!

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  72. Awww ur daughter's card is beautiful! Ur cards are absolutely amazing...love that u were inspired by her!

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  73. Awesome card. Wedding card gorgeous.

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  74. Love the romantic look of your cards and where you got the inspiration from ;-)

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  75. Oh my, these are
    so lovely! Great
    designs.
    Carla from Utah

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  76. Love these gorgeous cards! The wedding card is just awesome! I can see a big space in my craft room for these inks & stamps.

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  77. Your cards do have an Oriental look about them. The simple designs are beautiful. Thanks.

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  78. Marika!!! I know exactly where she gets her talent!!! Just beautiful!
    =] Michele

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  79. Absolutely gorgeous cards...the inks, in your hands, are magical! LOVE your daughter's card...a new designer in the works!
    ~c

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  80. The flowers look so delicate and pretty with the branch. Gorgeous showcase of the stamps and ink.

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  81. What beautiful and unique cards! I am very excited about these new inks and colors! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  82. So lovely. I can't get over the amazing art it's possible to create with Altenew stamps & now inks!

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  83. Wow, the cards are awesome! Isn't it amazing when kids inspire us for more?! I think it is! Well done for your daughter! I loved your cards, tell her thanks a lot for the inspiration she brought to life!!! ;)

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  84. What lovely, ethereal cards! I love the 4 year old inspiration.

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  85. Gorgeous Cards. I just love your technique!

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  86. Love your CAS cards. Very pretty.

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  87. I love the simple design and elegance of these cards.

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  88. Your daughter's card is amazing, too!

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  89. Your card is beautiful and I love Inari's card too!

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  90. Beautiful cards! And your daughter's card is SO beautiful... thanks for sharing :)

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  91. So beautiful! LOVE the delicate designs!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  92. Your card is beautiful! And your daughter is quite the artist! Will she be the next design team member? 😁

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  93. Your daughter's card is so precious & wS perfect inspiration. Loves these new inks! Makes the color decisions for me!

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  94. Very unusual beautiful cards.

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  95. Beautiful and elegant! I love how crisp the inks appear!

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  96. Just love the striking contrast of the smallest touch of these inks against the white card...WOW!

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  97. Love your beautiful Asian inspired cards! Your daughters card is beautiful too, gonna have run out and get me some straws.

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  98. all your cards are so beautiful and so elegants! there are my favorites!

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  99. Wow your cards are so elegant - so beautiful!

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  100. Your cards are so elegant and beautiful!

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  101. Such delicate and stunning cards.

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  102. I love your little flowers and is that butterflies. I put butterflies on everything!

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  103. I always get excited when I see your name I know that something beautiful is going to be seen and yes beautiful cards Marika thes inks look like real winners

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  104. I'm in love with these inks already! Love you clean and simple style too!

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  105. Wow, love these pink and yellow and green ink colors, your cards are beautiful, so elegant too and I love all the white space.

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  106. Simple but very, very elegant!

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  107. Love your color choices!

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  108. So very beautiful and the simplicity exquisite.

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  109. Lovely cards with so much realistic-looking detail! I'm especially drawn to the one with the butterfly and yellow flowers.

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  110. Such lovely cards and beautiful colors. Thanks

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  111. Awesome cards Marika! Your daughters card is fab for her age...

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  112. Just lvoe these! Such wonderful coloring!

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  113. First of all: STUNNING & SO ELEGANT cards!!! but when i saw where you got your inspiration......Awwwww! Such a cute card! Like Mother like daughter!! Thank you for all the inspiration! Blessings!

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  114. Love the simplistic beauty of these cards...going to have to get these sets.....

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  115. beautiful designs and colors - those inks look great!

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  116. Ok I'm loving the inks but your daughter's Mother's Day card has me won over!! TFS!!

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  117. Beautiful card and your daughter's card is wonderful inspiration. Like mother, like daughter :)

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  118. beautiful eastern looking cards. tiny flowers looks super.

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  119. Love where you found your inspiration! Your daughter is as talented as you.

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  120. Wow! Unique and elegant cards! Love them all!

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  121. Love that you got your inspiration from your daughter! Beautiful cards!

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  122. So elegant, clean and simple but very very effective. Thanks

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  123. Just love those delicate blossoms with the dark branches, such an amazing effect!!

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  124. Your cards are so lovely, and your daughter's inspiration card is very artistic as well. Thanks for sharing your take on these great new inks.

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  125. Your cards are gorgeous. Love the colors of the new inks, they blend together very nicely.

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  126. How beautiful to take inspiration from your daughters card! All of them are beautiful!!!
    The colors of the new inks look lovely!

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  127. Love the clean and simple look of your cards....the color just pops right off of them!

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  128. Love the Asian feel to all of these cards --including your daughter's straw card!

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  129. You are an amazing artist, and mom. How delightful that you were inspired by your daughter's card. Hers is fabulous and yours are amazing. Wow!

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  130. I am touched by your story. Your cards are beautiful. Your daughter's card is amazing! I will have to try that technique. ;-) We should not forget to be inspired by the creativity of our children. I think I will do just that today. Thank you for sharing.

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  131. so delicate! the inks look great with your flower choices!!

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  132. As always, Marika, your cards are gorgeous! I love your daughter's card, too. Inari has her mother's eye for beauty and is already showing her own talent at such an early age.

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  133. Gorgeous cards! I love the way the new inks blend so perfectly. How sweet your daughter's card inspired you to create these beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!

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  134. The simplicity yet beauty of these cards is incredible.

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  135. The flowers are awesome. Love the card.

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  136. Oh my goodness Marika, these cards are so elegant. You've done a beautiful job on all of them! (Love your name, my beautiful great-niece is named Marika!)

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  137. Inari's card is quite striking. And as lovely as yours.

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  138. very unique design - beautiful cards! :)

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  139. Such beautiful cards Marika! I love the Asian influence in them all!

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  140. Such beautiful cards Marika! I love the Asian influence in them all!

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  141. wow! The depth you have created on these are gorgeous! Love your daughters take on it too!

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  142. Your cards are so delicately beautiful. I love the inspiration you drew from your daughter's card!

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  143. Gorgeous card Marika. Love the pretty images you uses. What an exciting new product line from Altanew.

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  144. Love the simplicity of your cards! They are beautiful! The new inks are gorgeous! I love the perfect gradation of colors!

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  145. I love the delicate beauty of these cards.

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  146. Very beautiful cards! I love how clean they are! And the inspiration, what a lovely card your daughter made, great job!!

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  147. So sophisticated and lovely!

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  148. As usual your inspiration cards are amazing Marika!

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  149. Love the simplicity; the impact is stunning.

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  150. Very beautiful! I love how these colors work together.

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  151. I think children's art is just precious. I love that she inspired you to create such beautiful cards.

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  152. Wow, your cards are stunning! I love the colors against the white background. Thanks for sharing.

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  153. Elegant cards! These are so lovely!

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  154. The cards are so pretty. Lovely cards. TFS

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  155. Your cards are stunning in their simplicity... so delicate and pretty. It's obvious that your daughter is an artist like her oh so talented mama!

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  156. I love the simplicity of the cards including your daughter's.

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  157. Beautiful, Marika! Such pretty stamping. :-)

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  158. WOW! Your cards are amazing!!!

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  159. How talented your 4 year old is!!! I love the idea of CASE'ing her and showing off these inks. Fabulous!

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  160. Love your beautiful cards! The new inks look fabulous!

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  161. I love the coverage I'm seeing. And am really excited for these. Great cards.

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  162. Great inspiration for a beautiful card!

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  163. Such beautiful cards, very zen.

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  164. I love how delicate and striking your designs are! Just gorgous!

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  165. Such beautiful cards! I would totally frame them and give it as a gift. So soft and lovely!

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  166. I love the way you have used the smaller flowers from the Vintage Flower stamps and it is great that the set has the branches to stamp too. The ink colours are so pretty and the sentiments are just perfect. I love your daughter's pretty flowers too. x

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