Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Altenew November Blog Hop

Hello everyone,


Today I'm participating Altenew November Blog Hop. We have an amazingly talented group of ladies collaboration with us - I'm so honoured to be part in this hop. If you came from Lisa Spangler's blog, you're on a right track, if not, please start at the beginning of Altenew blog. 

Altenew is releasing 16 new stamp sets and 8 die sets today. I used Adore you stamp set and did some masking and shading. I used recently released new Altenew Crisp die inks to ink up the bacground. Ink colours used from light to card are: Rose Quantz, Puffy Heart,   Purple Wine, Cosmic Berry. I'm always so pleased how easily you can create ombre effects with Altenew inks. I fuzzy-cut the right border off and added added a piece of fun foam under my card panel to raise up the panel and add dimension to my card. To add contrast, I adhered a piece of black card stock to the left side of my card, it also balanced the card.  I stamped the sentiment with black pigment ink. Here is my card:



PROMOTION:

We have a special promotion going on with this release. Place an order with Altenew and receive a FREE You Make Me Happy Stamp Set! No need to add to cart, limit one per customer, while supplies last. No minimum purchase! Offer ends on Thursday 11/17, 2016 at 11:59pm ET.

PRIZES:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Monday, November 21st at 11:59 PM ET for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Tuesday, November 22nd.

I will also giveaway a $30 gift certificate to Altenew onlin store. Please leave a comment on this blog post by Monday, November 21st at 11:59 PM ET for a chance to win. I will announce the winner on Tuesday, November 22 on my blog.

GET HOPPING
Next on the hop is amazingly kind and talented Jennifer McGuire I also added a list of participants if you get lost on the way.



Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are having a great day!

Marika

249 comments:

  1. love the contrast of the uncolored flowers against the background. beautiful

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  2. I have always loved your card designs, and this is no exception.

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  3. This card is stunning. I'm loving my new Altenew inks too.

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  4. Awesome card. Love how the flowers stand out on your background.

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  5. OMG...This card is so striking. I'm loving the blog hop and this altenew release is fantastic.

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  6. Love the white flowers. They really pop on your inked background!

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  7. Love how much those flowers stand out! Nice work.

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  8. Love the simplicity of your coloring and leaving the flowers
    uncolored. Beautiful card.

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  9. Love the simplicity. Your flowers seem to have more impact in their black and white grandeur.

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  10. Love that in black and white, these flowers look even more beautiful.

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  11. What a great idea! I literally dropped my jaw (full of food, as I am eating lunch!) and said "WOW!!!" Thank you. I love how leaving the image white really brings it into focus and lets you really see how beautiful it is.

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  12. Love your card and the colouring.

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  13. I was expecting your beautiful penciling technique but this is just as stunning!!!

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  14. Your card is lovely. I've been hopping and I can't believe how one stamp set can be used so many different ways.

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  15. Marika, What a beautiful card. Love the whole thing color and the flowers of course! Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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  16. Beautiful color shading - love you design. What a fabulous new release.

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  17. clean and eye catching! Love how you colored the background and left the flowers stand on their own.

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  18. WOW! What a gorgeous card!! Love the colors! TFS!

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  19. Wow! I love your card. It is stunning.

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  20. Stunning card. Your background is gorgeous and I love the way you left the blooms white to pop off the background.

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  21. Wow, fantastic card - LOVE how you graded the background color - so inspiring:)

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  22. These au naturel flowers are so pretty against the lovely pink background!!! Sure to delight the recipient! TFS!

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  23. The idea of leaving the flowers white and having the color around them is just genius, and artistic. love the way it turned out.

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  24. What a truly unique and creative way to use those flower stamps! I love it!

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  25. Wow!!!! Sooooooo pretty!!!! Love how the white just pops off that beautiful background!

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  26. Pretty card, the background is lovely!

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  27. I so love that the background was colored and the flowers were standing out like that. Awesome idea!

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  28. Beautiful background, makes the image pop

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  29. How absolutely gorgeous! Love your black and white blooms on the ombré. Very classy and modern.

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  30. I like the fading of the back ground the way it blends so nicely. The Flowers just go so nice with it makes the card just beautiful.

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  31. Love the ombre background. The flowers stand out well on this bold backdrop.

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  32. So striking! Love the idea of plain flowers on an amazing background.

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  33. Very elegant! Love the look.

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  34. The ombre BG is perfect to showcase those lovely linear floral stamp images!

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  35. Love the ombre. The dark fuchsia really makes the flowers pop.

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  36. Love the colors and simplicity of your card.

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  37. This is so lovely. Great blending.

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  38. Striking card. Just beautiful.

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  39. This is really beautiful Marika and the white flowers show up so prettily against those plum shades of ink. The black strip and sentiment are the perfect finishing touches. I have missed your fabulous creations and hope to see more of them in the future as you are extremely talented. x

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  40. Wow I love the background and the white flowers pop off it beautifully.

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  41. A stunning background letting the stamped images speak for themselves.

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  42. Clean, simple and unique. Love the colored background and the white flowers.

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  43. WOW!! absolutely gorgeous!!!! love how you left the flowers white and colored the background!

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  44. Wow- what a different approach! Very pretty!

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  45. Wow! you did gorgeous, beautiful background and the black and white really makes this stamp pop. thanks for sharing.

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  46. Beautiful background for these flowers.

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  47. Your design always amaze me, Marika! Love the uncoloured flowers with the lovely distressed bg!

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  48. These die inks are amazing. I LOVE those colors. Such an easy and beautiful way to make a card. The flower images are so crisp. Awesome card.

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  49. Marika,
    These colors are beautiful! I think this is a stunning card that really shows off the beauty of the stamp itself!

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  50. That ombre background is A-mazing!!!! Seriously beautiful. The black and white flowers against it just look perfect. I am in love with this stamp set and those ink colors are perfection.

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  51. Love love love the background! This is a fantastic card! :)

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  52. Beautiful card with that ombre background.

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  53. I love the light to dark ratio. Very pretty card and stamps.

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  54. Nice!!! Pretty clean card!!! 😍

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  55. Such a striking card! Love the white against the magenta.

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  56. I love this card!!! So pretty with the shading from dark to light.....made those flowers just pop right off the page...thank you so much for sharing your talent.

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  57. So sharp! Love the dark background with the black and white flowers.

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  58. Stunning card. Love the purple ombre with the white flowers.

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  59. I like how clean it looks! You got a great blend!

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  60. LOVE your background, the color is fabulous! And those flowers are divine!

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  61. Love how you achieved a rich, understated look.

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  62. Beautiful card. Love the background colors against the stamped white flowers. Thank you for sharing your ideas and techniques.

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  63. Love how the flowers pop on your lively background ...great jog, love these stamps

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  64. Stunning card! never considered leaving the flowers black & white and coloring the background. that is so cool! I have to say this is rapidly becoming my favorite stamp set of release.

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  65. The colors work beautifully together with the flower. Gorgeous.

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  66. What a unique card with the white flowers and colored background. Love it!
    ~Gin K.~

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  67. This is gorgeous, the white flowers contrast so beautifully against the coloured background!

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  68. Stunning card! Love the colors on the background against the beautiful b&w flowers! Great effect!

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  69. Stunning card! Love that ombre background and the new stamp set is gorgeous.

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  70. I bought the Adore You set and cant wait to get it to try the masking and shading technique. Beautiful!

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  71. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing

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  72. Love those flowers and the tonal background you've created.

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  73. ✨Beautiful! ✩ Love the way the colors POP. Totally made me smile. ✩ ��

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  74. Stunning design, the white flowers really stands out from that dreamy background!

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  75. Oh my goodness, such creativity! How I love this reversal--white flowers on a beautifully colored background.

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  76. Love this one! The black edge really sets off the gorgeous flowers. I need this set!!

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  77. Very elegant and sophisticated card . Love the clean lines and ombre background.

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  78. Gorgeous card, love your ombré inked background for the pretty flowers! Just stunning!

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  79. Crazy gorgeous! Love this CAS design!

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  80. Stunning usse of color to highlight those black and white blooms.

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  81. so lovely Marika! wonderful colors for the background and love your design!!

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  82. Love your ombré background. It just makes the card

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  83. Beautiful background! Love the way the black and white blossoms pop against it. Thanks so much.

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  84. Love the sophisticated look of your card project, Marika! Your color blending is always superb! The contrast of the color with the black and white is fantastic.

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  85. I love how the flowers stand out against the dark background!Stunning card!

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  86. Marika your card is so pretty!! I love how you made the flowers pop by doing a colored background with white flowers!!

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  87. Love the way you balanced the card. The black on the one side really sets it off.

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  88. Quite stunning! Wish I had your blending talent! Love Altenew inks!

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  89. Wow! That background is simply stunning! Really makes the flowers pop!

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  90. Lovely card Marika. The shading is so pretty on the background. Perfect with the big blooms.

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  91. I love that ombre effect!! Beautiful!

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  92. Marika your card is stunning. The gorgeous pinks really make the white flowers pop.

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  93. Wow-awesome background and love the black and white flowers.

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  94. I love the fuchsia background. The white flowersand just pop.

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  95. I love your card. The flowers just pop off the card. There's so much depth to the background. I also love that stamp set. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  96. Your background colors blended so well and beautiful! Love how you arranged the uncolored flowers on the card as well. Thank you for sharing your creation!

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  97. That was very clever to fussy cut along the side like that. I never would have thought to do that so that great idea is going into my grab bag of great ideas. The card looks great. I love the black and white images against the color.

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  98. I love dogwoods and this stamp set is perfect. The new colors are really pretty too.

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  99. The uncolored cascading blossoms look beautiful against your gorgeous background! This card made me smile.

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  100. Sometimes I forget that colouring around an image can be even more striking than colouring the image!

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  101. Beautiful! I love the beautiful color surrounding your b&w main images!

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  102. Love the colours and design of your beautiful card!

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  103. awesome card - luv your colors and design.

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  104. love the way you featured the stamps

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  105. Leaving the flowers uncolored on this bright background is perfect. Striking!!

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  106. Wow! Another great release!!! Love your beautiful card!!!

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  107. Wow, I just love the Adore You stamp set. It has to be my favourite from the new Altenew release. I'm blown away with how you have been so creative in colouring the background and leaving the floral images uncoloured, it's such a unique look, love, love, love it! Thanks for sharing. Have a most wonderful day. Cheers Donna Z :)

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  108. Fabulous card, Marika! Your inked ombre background is beautiful and perfectly compliments your cascade of simple flowers. I really love the fact that you chose to leave the flowers in simple black and white: it's a great look!

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  109. I love that you have coloured the background and left the flowers white. (I see I am not alone in that! :)

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  110. I fell in love with this set the moment I saw it Marika! You made it look even prettier!
    Hugs

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  111. Wow!!! What a beautiful card! I love that background. Makes the flowers really pop.

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  112. I'm so happy to see another card from you! We don't see enough posts from you, in my opinion. I find your pretty pieces so inspirational.

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  113. So glad to see your post Marika, I miss your posts but I know you are very busy, this is really a treat!! This card is gorgeous, love how the colors go from light to dark in such a dramatic way. The flowers seem to be floating,like they are being carried by the wind.
    Thank you for sharing and don't stay away to long.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  114. I love the card you made using the new release set called Adore You. I really love the colors that you used.

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  115. I love this stamp set and you've done such a nice job (as usual) showing it off.

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  116. An awesome card! I love the colors used on the background and those flowers are a must have in my stash"

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  117. I think I need that adore stamp set. It is just fabulous

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  118. Gorgeous card!! Love your design and coloring!

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  119. Love! Going to have to do the white flowers over colorful background (as soon as I get my set). :)

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  120. Marika this is gorgeous. Love your work.

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  121. Gorgeous ink blending. Thanks for your inspiration. I think this stamp set will become one of my favorites.

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  122. I really like the contrast of the white flowers on the ombre background, the black strip of paper really makes the black outline of the stamps standout even more.

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  123. The gorgeous coloring with the black and white makes for a stunning card. I'm always happy when I see a card made by Marika!

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  124. Beautiful shading of the inks really makes the black and white pop. Lovely card!

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  125. Hello darling friend!!!! OH it makes me happy to see a card post from you Marika! To me, it is just another highlight of release time! Gorgeous blending... which I've never tried with Altenew inks - thank you for the tip! Biggest hugs ... missing you!
    =] Michele

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  126. Love your ombre effect ... and the negative colouring.

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  127. Yowza! That fabulously rich background with the plain white flowers is SO elegant!

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  128. Beautiful design with this great new stamp set. Nice to see your work again, Marika.

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  129. curious - what is "fuzzy cut"? I've not heard that term! Beautiful card - love the elegant simplicity

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  130. Love the beautiful color and the fussy cute flowers is a lovely addition.

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  131. Stunning!! Absolutely stunning. I looked at this early this morning and kept thinking about it during my gym workout. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm thinking of all the different ways to create something like this.

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  132. Your floral card is stunning; such a lovely background for the beautiful blooms. The ‘win’ for me: seeing your amazing creativity in action! Thank you!
    ~carol

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  133. Beautiful card! LOVE the background!

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  134. Beautiful coloring! Great background.

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  135. Your card is so pretty. I love the pinkish/purple on your background. Gorgeous!!

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  136. This is so striking with that beautiful purple background and the white flowers. Truly gorgeous!

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  137. Love that the flowers were left uncolored
    and the background provides it.
    Beautiful card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  138. Amazing card from an amazing stamp set. Love the beautiful background and the blooms are gorgeous. This is one of my favorite sets from the new release.

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  139. That inked background is just beautiful!

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  140. Just when I think I have plenty of flower stamps, you make this, and I have to change my mind! Lovely colors.

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  141. What a great inky background, it really makes the black and white flowers pop!

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  142. So, so pretty Marika! Love the beautifully inked background, a fab backdrop for those pretty blooms. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

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  143. Great idea coloring the background and leaving the flowers blank, fantastic!

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  144. Absolutely stunning card Marika ! I love the contrast of your white flowers outlined with black and the bright pink background ! I've never tried to ink a background with Altenew inks, for sure I should try ! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
    Izzy Scrap

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  145. Lovely contrast between the color and black&white, quite a statement piece!

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  146. The contrast on your card makes it so stunning! Thanks for sharing!

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  147. An absolutely gorgeous card Marika. I don't have any of these inks but the colours are stunning!

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  148. Love the flowers in black and white with the colors in the background. It makes the flowers stand out.

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  149. Love the contrast on your card. It's very striking. I adore the Adore You stamp set and what the designers have done with it so far.

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  150. Elegant and simple. Gotta love it! Will try this technique!

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  151. Your card is so stunning!! Love it and Altenew:)

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  152. Love the dark background and the white flowers. Very eye catching.

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  153. Wow beautiful blended background for the Altenew flowers! Love your card Marika!

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  154. That inking is just gorgeous! The flowers really pop against it!

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  155. Wow the contrast with white is amazing

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  156. Your inked background is SO vibrant! I honestly didn't think the type of ink mattered, but I guess it does!

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  157. I would have never thought to leave the flowers white and just do the back round! Hope I remember this.

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  158. wow! beautiful card and I love the ombre background.
    Cheers
    Preety

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  159. Love the contrast between white flowers and ombre background.

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  160. Another great release and as alway a Lovely card design by You. Thanks for your talented inspiration you share.

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  161. Awesome card ,Those flowers pop beautifully !

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  162. I love the rich colors and the flowers. So pretty!

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  163. Very pretty Marika! The simplicity is peaceful:))

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