Friday, 8 April 2016

Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop

Hello!


Today I'm so thrilled to be part of Altenew's 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop Celebration. You know, I'm a newbie in the crafting world and I'm kind embarrassed to let you know that I wasn't even crafting at the time of their first blog hop. My hubby went to the US in June that year and I placed my first order for Simon then. I remember that I long went back and forth whether should I order Magnolias for her- set or not. I was so drooling over the beautiful flowers but I wasn't sure if I could ever colour them properly. Well, I decided to order them after all and it has become one of my all time favourites from Altenew. 

A year later, Tasnim took me under her loving wings despite of my inexperience in crafting and ever since Altenew has felt like home to me. Thank you so much Tasnim and Jennifer for letting me be part of your Team! It's really been a blast and I've loved every moment of it! Hopefully we have many more years to come ahead of us.

To celebrate Altenew, I made a card with my favourite stamp set and had a blast in colouring it. Hope you like it! 






I made this into a video tutorial, you can watch it here or in HD in YouTube




Supplies:
Stamps: Magnolia for her, Wild Hibiscus and Winter Cardinal
Dies: Magnolia for her die
Inks: Altenew Frosty Pink, Morning Frost and Evening Grey Crisp Inks, Versafine Onyx Black

Copic markers: RV00 - RV91 - RV93


Faber-Castell Polychrome Pencils: Light Magenta (119), Magenta (133), White (101), Warm Grey I (270), Warm Grey III (272), Warm Grey (275), Cold Grey (233)


GIVEAWAY
Leave comments along the way for the opportunity to win one of THREE prize packs valued at over $100 from Altenew!


There are 8 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:


Be sure to leave comments on each stop by Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win! 13 winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the hop list and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Apr 14th.





ALTENEW SPECIAL OFFERS

  • First 100 orders : 1 free mini stamp set (Starting April 7th at 9:00 AM EST)
  • Orders over $75 : 1 free mini stamp set (Now through Sunday, April 10, 2016)



GET HOPPING
Hopefully you arrived wonderfully talented Melanie Deasy's blog, if not please start at the beginning from Altenew blog. Next on the hop is Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. 






Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Marika


647 comments:

  1. Its beautiful ! Loved the coloring a lot :)

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  2. Its beautiful ! Loved the coloring a lot :)

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  3. What a beautiful card. Your coloring is gorgeous.

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  4. Another gorgeous card! Simply beautiful

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  5. Wow, I'm always amazed with your cards and talent, and this is no exception. Love its elegance and beauty!

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  6. Just classic, simply, stunning, beauty! You make it look so easy!
    Just swooning! X

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  7. May i crown you the queen of Clean and breath taking cards. Your colouring skills are MashaAllah (God gifted). You are one of my inspirations for clean and well coloured cards.

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  8. Your mother will love this card! So elegant!

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  9. Your card is perfectly lovely.

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  10. Beautiful and elegant card! Your Mom is going to love this card!

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  11. Lovely card Marika. The coloring is simply exquisite!

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  12. You certainly don't look like you are new to crafting. The coloring is so beautiful. I love the magnolias.

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  13. Very pretty card! Perfect for mom!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  14. Marika, I find it hard to believe you've only been making cards for less than 2 years, but I'm SO happy you found this wonderful hobby so that you can share your beautiful creations with all of us. I'm also sure that we will be enjoying your amazing art for years to come!

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  15. This is gorgeous! Love your style!

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  16. Your card is absolutely gorgeous !! simple, elegant - Perfect

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  17. our card is just gorgeous !! very elegant

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  18. Such a classic style you have, Marika!! Really lovely!!

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  19. Amazing story. I love all the cards you do!

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  20. Your card is awesome, amazing - I love it. It's delicate and settle.

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  21. Oh my goodness. that is amazing

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  22. Beautiful card. Thanks so much for the video.

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  23. Beautiful coloring on this stamp!

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  24. You do a wonderful job on no line coloring.

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  25. Marika, I love all your cards. This is the real magic. Thank you for the opportunity to play for a prize.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  26. Amazing coloring! Such a pretty card!

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  27. Gorgeous work, love your amazing coloring!!!

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  28. Great card! I was hoping to see how others used this set!

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  29. Gorgeous !!!

    patty williams
    pattywackwill@gmail.com

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  30. Absolutely stunning!! So glad that you decided to start buy this set...we get to see your amazing creations now!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  31. Stunning, as always! Thank you for sharing!

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  32. Hello Marika,

    So happy to see this beauty form you. Thank you for the video too, I am sure if I watch you colouring a million times - some of it may "rub off" on me :-)

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  33. I'm not surprised that you said on IG that it might be your best and favourite card yet! It's stunning! :-)

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  34. This is one of the most delicated cards I have ever seen! Gorgeous!

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  35. Marika, your coloring always amazes and delights me. Your videos are a highlight for me. I too look forward to the years ahead watching you and Altenew. Another beautiful card, love the shadows. Tfs....

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  36. Wow very elegant CAS card

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  37. Beautifully feminine card. Love it:)

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  38. Beautiful clean and simple card!!!

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  39. Gorgeous! Love this technique! Thanks for sharing how to achieve greater value and sharpness I your video!

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  40. Thank you for your inspiring video. I don't think I'll ever match your level of coloring. I liked the tip you gave about inking the lower part of the branch stamp! Kiitos.

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  41. This is an outstanding card, just beautiful.

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  42. Happy Anniversary Altenew!!! Beautiful card. Love the pencil and copic technique.

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  43. Very simple and lovely design!
    Congratulations to Altenew to two successful years and many more are to come!

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  44. this is a gorgeous and elegant card! thanks for the video too!

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  45. Gorgeous coloring as always, I admire your cards Marika! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us. Hugs from Budapest, Zsofi

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  46. Love the no line stamping and watercoloring. Looks fantastic!

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  47. Such a simple yet stunning card! Your coloring is gorgeous!

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  48. Love it! I'm in awe of your coloring!

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  49. Such artistic talent, Hats off to you! Amazing!

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  50. This card is so clean and elegant, with awesome colouring.

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  51. even though I may sound like a broken record: your coloring is amazingly beautiful

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  52. Todella kaunis, vähempi on enempi;-))m

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  53. This card is my favorite.. I adore CAS card.. Just fabulous!Thanks for sharing and inspiration!

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  54. I'm totally mesmerized by your artistic talent!

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  55. Love the no-line technique. Simply stunning card.

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  56. So delicate looking! Stunning card!

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  57. Stunning. I look forward to all of your videos. You are a fantastic colorist.

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  58. Your card is so elegant and beautiful, this is fantastic :)

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  59. So soft and elegant. Marika this is magnificent.

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  60. Absolutely love your style and everything you make!!!

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  61. Wow! This looks like I could pick it up from the card and bring it right to me! Awesome
    coloring.

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  62. Fabulous clean design. Thanks for sharing a video with us.

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  63. Amazing coloring and gorgeous card! xx

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  64. WHOA! I'm so glad i did this blog hop. Love the tutorial and admire your talent. i've subscribed to your channel so i can watch and learn more!

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  65. I love the look of this card! Your flower really stands out on the simple background. Great!

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  66. Love how you make the flowers come alive ! Gorgeous card !

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  67. That is awesome, it looks so real :}

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  68. you do the most wonderful watercoloring with these stamps - beautiful and elegant!!

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  69. Your coloring is wonderful! It's hard to believe that you're new to crafting when you can create such beautiful works of art!

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  70. Your cards are always amazing. Beautiful.

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  71. Awesome card! Your coloring is beyond gorgeous! Loved the video too.

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  72. I just can't get enough of your videos!! Love to watch your flowers come to life!! GORGEOUS!!!!

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  73. The contrast of the stamped stem/branch and the popped up flower is just strikingly beautiful. Thanks.

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  74. Simply beautiful! Love no-line watercoloring.

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  75. I'm impressed with your coloring every time I see it. Your flower looks so natural and alive. Hats off!

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  76. Just lovely....thank you so much for sharing....hugs

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  77. What a great card! Clean, beautiful lines and colors!

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  78. That is lovely. I love the simplicity that shows off your beautiful work.

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  79. Marika, when I read your name I was excited and knew your card would be gorgeous! Your coloring is always amazing and love watching your videos. Thanks for sharing and always inspiring.

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  80. Beautiful....love the shading.

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  81. Beautiful and simplistic!

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  82. Thanks for the video. Great!

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  83. Love your card. Beautiful work.

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  84. Thanks for the beautiful demo. Nice work

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  85. Love it, its different since I've seen a lot of roses being chosen.

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  86. Beautiful and striking card!

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  87. Love your artistic card! The Magnolias for Her stamp set is awesome.

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  88. Just exquisite. CAS perfection. Your coloring is beyond amazing, as always.

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  89. Beautiful card. Thank you!

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  90. You have inspired me to try no line coloring. This looks so amazing and a masterpiece.

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  91. WOW! This is magnificent! Your coloring is spectacular! I can almost smell this beauty! I think the Angels are singing over this one!! TFS!

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  92. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love it and Altenew:)

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  93. Gorgeous card! I'm a big fan of your coloring! As always, you blow me away with your talent. Thanks for the video too I always learn from them.

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  94. Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  95. The simplicity in the layout allows you showcase the detail in the flower. Beautiful.

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  96. I am so glad you ordered the Magnolias set as your work is wonderful. I just love the card you created with this flower.

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  97. Gorgeous.........Simply GORGEOUS!!!!

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  98. Your coloring is beautiful! Thank you for sharing the video tutorial.

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  99. Thank you so much for your tutorial! I love using my Copics and have learned that using my pencils with them enhances the beauty. Thank you for teaching me that a little dark at the end of the tip of the petals helps to define them!

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  100. Love your beautiful card.

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  101. Your work is mesmerizing!! I could watch you all day!

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  102. Beautiful coloring! Kathleen Sammartano ksammartano@gmail.com

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  103. Altenew flowers are beautiful and the way you make them come to life is absolutely Amazing!

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  104. Newbie at crafting but surely not at colouring? Watching your video your technique is perfect and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Pencil is such a good medium for detail, fabulous flower!

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  105. This is so pretty! I love the delicate flower and sweet sentiment.

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  106. Gorgeous. You are so good at this type of coloring technique.
    DebbieC

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  107. This is just beautiful. I love to watch you color.

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  108. So delicate and beautiful! Thanks for all your inspiring videos.

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  109. Thanks for the video - your coloring is so lovely and as I watch the flower pops out of the page! You do wonderful work. Thanks for sharing!!

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  110. Your coloring on this is gorgeous and so life-like! Absolutely stunning!

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  111. Very beautiful and artistic looking. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  112. Love this card! I don't know why I find coloring videos so relaxing!
    Kathy King

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  113. Such a simple yet stunning card. Your coloring iz amazing!

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  114. Oh my, Marika, this is drop-dead gorgeous! Appreciate your videos on how to do what you do.

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  115. Beautiful. I haven't tried copics yet but you certainly make it look easy.

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  116. So cute and elegant! It is really beautiful. Hugs ; )

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  117. Marika, I am such a fan of your artistic abilities. And, the Altenew sets lend themselves to your style so beautifully.

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  118. Your cards always amaze me Marika. They are so gorgeous.

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  119. Gorgeous card, brilliant no-line coloring!!

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  120. So elegant - your coloring and designs are fantastic!

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  121. Oh my goodness!! Stunning beauty!! How you get idas of making such beautiful cards?? Love it. :)

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  122. Beautiful! Love all the white space...

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  123. Very lovely! You create beautifully!

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  124. You have a real gift as your colouring is magnificent. I always admire your work and get a huge amount of inspiration from it x

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  125. Marika, your talent is unbelievable! So pretty!

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  126. Borderline perfection! Your passion for coloring is really reflected in every card you make. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  127. So pretty! Love the colors!

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  128. Gorgeous card! Love the magnolia!

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  129. you make the most stunning cards!

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  130. Simple and so elegant - beautiful card!

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  131. Your card is stunningly beautiful. Love the technique using the colored pencils to create depth.

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  132. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  133. I absolutely love this design. I've already ordered many of the new designs, but now I just have to get this one too!

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  134. wish I could color like you! Gorgeous!

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  135. Gorgeous! This flower just jumps off the page, it is so real looking.

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  136. Beautiful card and great inspiration!

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  137. Lovely! Great color combination.

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  138. This is so pretty...I'm anxiously awaiting my little magnolia tree to bloom! :)

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  139. First time watching your channel. Wow! Will not be the last time...

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  140. My mom would love that card! I should try making this for her.

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  141. Oh that is beautiful!
    Love the fuzzy cut
    flower bloom.
    Carla from Utah

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  142. What a great card! The video is so inspiring! Thanks very much for sharing! You have a new subscriber now!

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  143. So sweet, so lovely....Simply Perfect!!!

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  144. Beautiful.
    The card is plain and simple and really
    makes the flower pop.
    The coloring is wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  145. Simply stunning and a wonderful testimony to Altenew.

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  146. What beautiful coloring! So life-like.

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  147. Such a lovely card, I love it!

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  148. Thanks for sharing this simple looking but very detailed card!

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  149. wow!!!! It looks so real!! So beautiful!!!!

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  150. Beautiful card as always, Marika! To see you coloring your flowers is always a great pleasure!

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  151. So beautiful! Your coloring is so lovely. Thanks!

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  152. Your colouring never fails to amaze me, Marika! Kiitos!

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  153. What a beautiful, elegant card!

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  154. Simple beauty. Sometimes it's so hard to stop and know when the design is enough. Very beautiful.

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  155. Hi Marika,

    As always STUNNING card!

    Cariños,
    María Alba

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  156. Your colouring is just gorgeous. Thank you for your inspiration.

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  157. Stunning CAS design! I love it :D

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  158. Stunning flower card! TFS

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  159. I'm so glad you put the Magnolias for Her in your shopping cart, you have such an amazing ability to colour and Altenew flowers fit the bill perfectly, you could say that you are made for each other. This card is absolutely stunning and the soft colours are swoonworthy! Hugs Therese x

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  160. So pretty, thanks for sharing!

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