Friday, 27 January 2017

Altenew January Release Blog Hop II + Giveaway

Hello Friends,



Today I'm participating Altenew January Release Blog Hop. If you came from Nicole Picadura's blog, you are on the right track, if not please start at the beginning of Altenew blog.

I played a little with this beautiful Garden Hydrangea stamp set. This set has one multilayered hydrangea bloom. You may use this set to stamp all four layers on top of each other and you'll get a beautiful image. If you wish to add a bit of your own touch, you may want to use just a few of the images and colour the rest. I used the bottom left image to stamp my flower. I used Zig Watercolour Markers as my ink. Then I took my water brush and blended the ink a bit. 



Here's my final project. I kinda like how it turned out. :)




Supplies: 
Stamps: Garden Hydrangea and Many thanks by Altenew.
Inks: Altenew Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink.
Paper: Altenew Pale Gray Cardstock, White Vellum and The Langton Rough Grain Torchon Watercolour by Daler & Rowney.
Kuretake Clear Colour Real Brush Markers: Dull Blue (034) and Pale Gray (097).


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 Thursday, February 2nd at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, February 4th.

I will also draw one winner who will receive a $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store on the comments left on this blog post. I will announce the winner on my blog soon after the giveaway closes.

GET HOPPING:
Hopefully you have enjoyed the hop this far. Next is amazingly talented and the kindest person in the crafting community Jennifer McGuire. Here's the full list of designers participating on the hop. Have fun!


Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

Marika

282 comments:

  1. Absolutely amazing Marika. You just know how to wow me (and everyone else) time after time!
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  2. this stamp set is totally gorgeous and you did an amazing card with it! I love how you coloured it!

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  3. This is a fabulous stamp and beautifully coloured using your Zig wc markers Marika, and love the pretty way you have added the sentiment. x

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  4. I kinda LOVE how it turned out ... you do know it is among my favorite blooms!
    =] xx

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  5. Love your work it is lovely to watch your work

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  6. gorgeous. Hydrangeas will always be my favorite!

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  7. As always, another stunning card. You are so inspiring with your coloring and layouts. Thank you!

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  8. Stunning Card, love the colors you used.

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  9. Love your work it is lovely to watch your work

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  10. Absolutely stunning. Loving the new stamp set you've used, so pretty x

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  11. That's gorgeous! I love the soft look.

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  12. Your coloring is always inspiring!

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  13. Stunning card!I have to admit this stampset is my fav!

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  14. Fabulously colored hydraangeas!

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  15. Simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  16. So gorgeous!! Really love the coloring on your flowers here! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  17. What a beautiful card. It looks very soft and delicate.
    Great job. Erica K.

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  18. Gorgeous! I always look forward to what image you colors. Lovely hydrangeas. The softness of the glue hues are amazing.

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  19. What a pretty card. Love the soft feel of it.

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  20. Love that hydrangea set and love what you created with it!!

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  21. I kinda LOVE how it turned out too! Love me some hydrangeas!

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  22. Stunning card as always. Love your art.

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  23. What a beauty & really love your style!

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  24. I especially like your design.

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  25. Very pretty, love the soft colors.

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  26. GORGEPUS Hydrangea! This is my most favorite flower of all time! I have a hedge of them! LOVE your card!

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  27. OMG, no kidding-this is my favorite hydrangea so far. Really. It just stopped me in my tracks. I liked all the other cards, sure, but there's something about this one...magic.

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  28. OHHHH...so pretty!! LOVE the soft blue & gray colors!!

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  29. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers, and yours came out amazing! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  30. Your card turned out so beautiful, thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. Wow! Such gorgeous, soft colors! I love the new release and the Hydrangea set is fast becoming a favorite.

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  32. Gorgeous cards, beautiful color combo

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  33. Your card is stunning, can't wait to play with this set!

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  34. Beautiful card, My favorite has to be the hydrangea. Who does not love hydrangeas?

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  35. That hydrangea is unbelievable! So pretty

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  36. I just love your card! The colors are gorgeous and I like how the flowers are spilling off both sides.

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  37. Altenew has a lovely new release!

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  38. Such a gorgeous card! I love the colors & the simplicity of this one!

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  39. Such a gorgeous card! I love the colors & the simplicity of this one!

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  40. Honestly Marika, I swear Altenew was made for you! They have the most beautiful floral images out there and you can make them come alive! Just stunning work!

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  41. I love blues so this card was a hit with me!

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  42. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to see your work again Marika! I know life often gets in the way (that's for sure LOL) but I have to say that I miss you very much! Just seeing this flower image "jump off the page" is something only you can do! Altenew's stunning stamp collection is a perfect match for you, and for them (teehee). Take care sweetie and I do hope to see ya soon!

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  43. very pretty card, and I cannot say enough how much I am loving the greys!

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  44. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  45. Gorgeous card! Can't wait to try some of these lovely products! :)

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  46. Wow, this is beautiful. Thanks!

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  47. Swoon! Your hydrangeas are divine! So soft and sweet. Inspirational! Thank you!

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  48. Great card. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  49. Your card is gorgeous! Hydrangea are one of my favorite flowers and you did it beautifully.

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  50. Such a soft and pretty card.

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  51. Layered stamps are amazing and I love the colours you chose :)

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  52. Wow, you are a master colorist for sure! This card is stunning - thanks so much for joining the blog hop and I hope you have an amazing weekend! :)

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  53. Using grays for the leaves really makes the blue stand out! Such a simple but beautiful card!

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  54. Stunning, absolutely stunning!

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  55. Love the simplicity and style of this card - very inspiring:)

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  56. I love your cards they are all ways stunning!!

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  57. Wow!! This is stunning!! Love the color combo too!!

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  58. Amazing card, I love the colors of your card.

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  59. I feel as if you've teased us with just ONE view of your stunning card :-) I'm glad you chose this stamp set to feature on your post today, as it is one of my favorites.

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  60. Love your card! Love the new designs! I’ve already ordered a couple of them because I’m an instant gratification kinda girl!

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  61. The first thing I said when I saw your card is, "WOW, that is gorgeous." The cardm8s breath-taking beautiful!

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  62. Marika this is gorgeous, your watercoloring is spectacular as always!

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  63. Very pretty. I like how you just used one image to stamp the flower.

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  64. So pretty. Love the blue/grey colour combination.

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  65. Your coloring is always so fantastic! You are my goal, to be sure. Thank you for your artistry.

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  66. Marika, I looked forward to your creations using Altenew's new release and you have outdone yourself. Lovely.

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  67. Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous!

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  68. beautiful card Marika - the hydrangea stamp set is my favorite in this release - love it!

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  69. Your hydrangea card is so beautifully colored.

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  70. Stunning card! Beautifully colored

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  71. I understand why you kinda like how this card tuned out....it is gorgeous! Love the minimal coloring....just enough!

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  72. I love this card! The coloring is so pretty.

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  73. I LOVE the way you've coloured this card - it's so soft and pretty!

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  74. Stunning coloring on your card, love the blue!

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  75. Fabulous color choices! I need to think outside of the box more... who says leaves have to be green!? Love the artistic feel.

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  76. Awesome release. Love your card! Thanks, Denise

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  77. Clean and Classy .... one of my favorite styles. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

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  78. Simple and stunning. I really like the colours you chose to work with.

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  79. Simply fabulous! Love all the florals in this release, thanks for sharing!

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  80. Marika your cards always turn out beautiful. Love the soft colors.

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  81. Your colouring is perfect as always! Stunning card!

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  82. Very pretty card! I love those hydrangeas & I really like how you have left lots of white! Beautiful colouring as always!

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  83. Absolutely stunning, I love your colors and your coloring is breathtaking!!!

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  84. what a gorgeous card! I love the CAS look and the colors are just beautiful, the way the blue flowers pop off from the white and gray.

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  85. Cant believe you coloured the hydrangea - so realistic. Thanks for sharing

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  86. Your coloring is always amazing. Gorgeous card ♥

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  87. Your colors are so vibrant! Thank you for sharing!

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  88. The color is just beautiful on this card...

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  89. Elegant design and fantastic coloring!

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  90. Oh how I miss what you do with flowers absolutely stunning!

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  91. Oh wow, this is just beautiful, Marika! Those hydrangea look so delicate!

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  92. Amazing coloring. I love how you get such a stunning flower with your coloring.

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  93. So subtle and pretty - amazing colouring x

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  94. Pretty card. I the best thing that has EVER happened to me flower cards!

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  95. What a gorgeous artsy look. I wish you had included a close up!!

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  96. love this card. I love your colors and simplicity style yet amazing. Thanks for sharing your art!

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  97. Beautiful! Love the colors you used.

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  98. Wow!! Your card is so beautiful!!! Your coloring makes it look so real. If it looks that good in a picture, I can only imagine how beautiful it looks in real life.

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  99. Wow! This is the best use of the hydrangea stamp that I have seen. Gorgeous.

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  100. So gorgeous, Marika. I may have to buy this now.

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  101. Just beautiful! I love this stamp set!

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  102. Beautiful creation. Would look amazing framed.

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  103. Have to say I always look forward to seeing what you do with altenew stamps, again you have blown me away with your beautiful card. Truly inspirational.

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  104. Wow, this is stunning. The soft colors and your fabulous coloring is perfection.

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  105. I love Hydrangeas, and I love what you did with this stamp set. Beautiful!

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  106. I kind of LOVE how this turned out! Amazing color combo - and now I need to buy this set!

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  107. This is gorgeous, Marika! Your colouring skills are amazing. I need a hydrangea set and this one may do the trick.

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  108. Beautiful - love the delicate and very elegant sentiment strip!!

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  109. Lovely cards! Thanks for your work.

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  110. Beautiful card you always make a stamp look so much more than just a stamp image more like Art.

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  111. Your coloring is exquisite! This is a very elegant card.

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  112. Your coloring is exquisite! This is a very elegant card.

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  113. I love your Hydrangeacard - ,adorable.

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  114. Absolutely love the blue in your Hydrangea card! Thanks for sharing Marika!

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  115. I love how altenew does their layering stamps so you can pick and choose which layer you want (if not all four). Your card turned out beautiful.

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  116. Love your hydrangea card. That set is on its way to me.

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  117. The simplicity of this card blows my mind! It is amazing how a simple card like this can be so mind blowing but with Altenew stamps it happens all the time!!! Awesome job! TFS!

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  118. Simple, but striking. Thanks for sharing!

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  119. So gorgeous, I must get that stamp set!!!

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  120. Gorgeous! Love the simplicity of your card and the soft colors!

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  121. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love how soft and beautiful it is.

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  122. Wow!!! This is gorgeous!! I love the blue and grey combination with the white. It almost reminds me of blue willow china almost.

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  123. You kinda like how this turned out? I love it! The grey ink, partially coloured, and the limited colour palette equals gorgeous!

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  124. Lovely how you got real depth in the individual hydrangea blooms. Great card!

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  125. Great card Marika!~ Love the leaves in gray. I must try this! This is such a great release by Altenew! I just love to start my weekend off with a great blog hop like this one! Thanks for sharing your talents and inspiration!

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  126. Hydrangeas are always so timeless and classy. These will be a loved set in my stash

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  127. Love the Hydrangeas... and your card is beautiful!

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  128. Just beautiful! And, I love the skinny sentiment strip.

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  129. Gorgeous card. I love the colours you used and that you only used one of the layers.

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  130. AHH! A Pure simple beauty Marika! Fabulous to see you on the HOP:)) Missing you very much.

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  131. Marika, you always do the most beautiful work. I love the way you used the hydrangeas on your card and as always the coloring is perfect.

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  132. Wonderful Hydrangea card. Love this stamp.

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  133. amazing card! Your coloring is always a peace of art.

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  134. Lovely card using the great hydrangea stamp!

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  135. Those blue hydrangeas are lovely!!!!!

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  136. Beautiful card as always. I don't know how you do it.

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  137. Would never have thought something so simple could be so elegant! Thanks for sharing your creativity. It reminds me that less can truly be more.

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  138. Love the crisp detail to this hydrangea layered stamp set. Beautiful blues. Thanks for sharing!

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  139. I love this technique! I never would have thought of that!

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  140. Wow super elegant! Love your work Marika!

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  141. So pretty with that beautiful hydrangea! Love the new stamp sets and this one is a favorite!

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  142. I love the Garden Hydrangea Stamp set. It is my favorite of this collection! Your card is exceptionally beautiful. I just love your choice of colors!

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  143. the garden hydrangea set is gorgeous. your cards are stunning and the colors are beautiful

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  144. Oooooo . . . soooo simple and sooooo beautiful!! LOVE it!!

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  145. I love hydrangeas and have several stamps. I was not going to get anymore but I really must have this stamp. I just love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  146. The hydrangea stamp is one of my favorites. I love how you used it. Your card is beautiful.

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  147. Your card is just gorgeous! Simple but so impactful!

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  148. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!! So very beautiful!

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  149. Just gorgeous! Love the blue with the gray, so striking!

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  150. I adore the new Altenew Hydrangea stamp! My favorite flower...and nature's pH meter...changing color based on the acidity of the soil. Your card is so classic and beautiful.

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  151. The Garden Hydrangea will be very versatile. I can see it being used on lots of projects.
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  152. Aww.. Stunning card.. the hydrangeas look gorgeous.. Thank you for the inspiration

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  153. Gorgeous card. I like your technique and colours - so soft and beautiful.

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  154. Wow! Gorgeous card. I am amazed at the depth you were able to get on the hydrangeas. Love it!

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  155. I love this hydrangea set, and I love what you have done with it. Thanks for the inspiration, well done!

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  156. This card is gorgeous, I love the blue and grey together

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  157. What an elegant card with those lovely hydrangeas!

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  158. I will have to try this more muted palette. I tend to go with brighter colors but this is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your work

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  159. Beautiful design, colours and colouring. You always Wow me.

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  160. Love the softness and ethereal feel of these florals!

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  161. Love this stamp set and I really like the blue, gray and white combination on your card. It reminds me of an old pattern on (very expensive) china dishes. Stunning card!

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