2.08.2016

Hero Arts 2016 Catalog Blog Hop + VIDEO

Hello everyone, I'm part of an amazing hop today - the Hero Arts 2016 Catalog Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Wanda Guess' blog, but if you didn't, no worries! The full line-up is listed at the bottom of this post, so you can start from there. We are celebrating the release of the new products in the Hero Arts store. They're also available at your favorite retailers, online and in store!


I have a video and two cards for you today, showing off the fabulous new Color Layering For You stamp set, with some tips on how to get crisp impressions on vellum. 


And the how to...

If you are having problems viewing this video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube.

Mmmm, peach and mint - my all time favorite color combo! I stamped the background in the new Confetti Bold Prints in Mint Julep. I know this background is going to become a favorite, it's just so versatile! If you're not sick of making winter cards yet, it would be perfect for snow!


For both cards, I stamped the sentiment from the Love by Lia stamp set. The brush script of this sentiment is so gorgeous!


This card was so hard to photograph, but really showcases the stamping on the vellum. Are you ready for my top secret tip on getting crisp impressions on vellum?
Here it is...
Ink up your image, then wave it back and forth in the air like a crazy woman, about 15-20 times, depending on how juicy your ink pad is.
This "airing out" of the stamp helps the ink dry a little on the stamp (not harming the stamp), and makes it easier to stamp on the vellum, since it's not quite so slick.


You could totally stamp the second layers of these images, but I decided I liked the bold look of this.

GIVEAWAY


Hero Arts is giving away four $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Comment by 11:59pm PT on Sunday, February 14, and we'll announce the winner on the Hero Arts blog the following week. Hop along and comment for more chances to win!

BLOG HOP


Clare Prezzia (you are here!) 

Thanks so much for stopping in! Now pop on over to Tami Hartley, and enjoy the rest of the hop! God bless!

SUPPLIES


Cardstock: Hero Arts Pool Layering paper
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering For You, Confetti Bold Prints and Love by Lia
Ink: Hero Arts Black, Fresh Peach, Mint Julep and Strawberry
Other: sequins (Lucy Abrams), vellum (Joann Fabrics)

Tools: heat gun, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts Color Layering For You frame cuts, My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangles die

206 comments:

  1. Love the soft colors and the beautiful design. You made me smile today with you card! Thanks.

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  2. The vellum and soft colors you used on these cards are just perfect, they are beautiful.

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  3. So lovely! Love the soft, dreamy look!

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  4. love the waving the stamp tip! I think I always look like a crazy person when I stamp, thanks for the tip!

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  5. Your cards are just
    gorgeous with the
    velum! Thanks for
    the stamp waving
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    Carla from Utah

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  6. Thank you for sharing your blog. I really enjoy the stamping and use of stamping especially on vellum, it is definitely one of the new its. Thanks to you, I have started crafting with my family who are not crafters but they are eager to participate and learn. It is evident that you truly enjoy your love for everything paper, once again thank you for sharing.

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  7. The cards are all gorgeous!
    Love the colours!

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  8. These two cards are so beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing with us!!!

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  9. I did in fact learn something. Thanks now I can expand my use of vellum.

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  10. Love your peach and mint color combo. so fresh and airy plus feminine. The card is simply beautful.

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  11. So pretty! The use of the vellum on both of these is amazing!

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  12. Love the softness of the vellum and your choice of colors is so pretty.

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  13. I just love the look of the stamped vellum - so soft and inviting. Thanks for the tips about stamping on vellum. I'll give it a try.

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  14. Awesome soft colorful cards. Love not only the cards' design, but also the beautiful colors.

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  15. Beautifully done, your card is gorgeous!

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  16. The use of this stamp on vellum gives a realistic look to the flower. Beautiful card.

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  17. Love the softness of color and vellum. Beautiful.

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  18. I thought I'd never find the comments. The color is so faint, it's hard to read. Your card is lovely. I haven't worked much with vellum, but the end effect is so ethereal. Mint and peach reminds me of an Easter outfit my mom made for me in high school! Still love that combi. Thanks so much for the tips as well as the inspiration. Beautiful!

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  19. Beautiful cards. Thanks for the tips about stamping on vellum.

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  20. So gorgeous!! I love the softness of your cards and the tip about stamping on vellum is greatly appreciated. Can't wait to give it a try (and have my husband look at me funny while I'm frantically waving my arm around in my craft room with an inked up stamp!). :)

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  21. Clare, great tip about stamping on vellum and your card is absolutely stunning! What can I say except, "I LOVE VELLUM". TFS Clare

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  22. I love that idea for an entire card front of vellum. Why have I never thought of that?>

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  23. So very pretty.
    Thanks Hero Arts for the chance to win.

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  24. What a beautiful card. Love your idea with vellum.

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  25. Love, love these! The colors are just beautiful! I really need to get my vellum out and play a bit.

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  26. Such a stunning effect, stamping on vellum. Your cards are beautiful.

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  27. WOW!! I LOVE that Mint Julep color. I am going to have to get this. Your vellum effect is spectacular!!!

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  28. What a beautiful card! Love the soft colors!!

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  29. This is such a soft & pretty color combo! Beautiful cards.

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  30. Oh how pretty! Love them both! LOVE peach + mint.

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  31. They are both so pretty I can't decide my favorite.

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  32. I really like the tips for using vellum with the Hero Arts inks and stamps. The cards are just beautiful!

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  33. Love how soft the flowers look with the vellum.

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  34. Thanks for the lovely cards and the great tips.

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  35. Thank you, they are 2 really nice cards.

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  36. SO PRETTY! I had not thought of flowers on vellum and the 2nd layer of ink just adds so much.

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  37. Thanks for the excellent tips! I'm going to try this.

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  38. The color combo is also one of my favorites. Very lovely card, thanks.

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  39. Love the muted colors .... so pretty!

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  40. Love the muted colors .... so pretty!

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  41. So pretty! The soft mint & peach is a gorgeous colour combo & both cards are stunning!

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  42. Pretty cards! I love the soft colors with the bold sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Swoon, so soft and beautiful!!

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  44. Love the background but especially love the sentiment.

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  45. Beautiful!! I love the muted background!

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  46. Ooh! The stamped vellum is so pretty! I love the soft colours you chose!

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  47. Wow! I love the softness of the colors on these cards. They are just beautiful!

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  48. Beautiful! I love how soft and feminine it all is!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  49. Ever so soft and lovely. Thanks for the "waving about" tip.

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  50. Oh my goodness... Your cards are absolutely stunning and oh so beautiful!!!

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  51. What a stunning card! The colors are absolutely beautiful together!
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  52. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the tip on stamping on vellum too! :)

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  53. Very pretty. Your cards are beautiful.

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  54. Thanks for a very nice video, Clare. And, your card is so pretty; soft and feminine. Love the color combo.

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  55. Great card and great tip too as I find I have to peel vellum from my stamp will definitely give the airing out a go thanks for sharing.

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  56. Great cards. Love the color combos.

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  57. wonderful, love layered flowers on cards. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Beautiful soft cards, thanks for the tips for stamping on velum, I will certainly try it.

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  58. Oh my goodness Clare your cards are just stunning. (I had to subscribe to your YT channel to see more!) Fantastic work.

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  59. Love the video and the cards. Nice tips for stamping on the vellum.

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  60. Clare- thank you for sharing your video! It is full of wonderful tips! I think I can now try stamping on vellum. Your cards are so pretty and soft! I'm in love with your color palette

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  61. Love your video. Great technique on stamping off to remove some of the extra color to create a gentle tone and suing heat tool to dry off the images. Thank you for the inspiration:)

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  62. Love how soft the vellum is! Love your tip about drying the ink a bit before stamping on the vellum!

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  63. How lovely. Using the vellum makes it soft and pretty. Cheers.

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  64. So pretty and I love the lettering/typography! It is elegant and beautiful!

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  65. Love the look of vellum. Beautiful cards. TFS

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  66. So soft and beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  67. Love the soft colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. These are lovely! I especially love the vellum!!!

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  69. Stunning! I love the colors and the use of vellum!

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  70. thanks for the tip on stamping on vellum.
    the cards are beautiful. I love to use
    vellum and now I have a couple more good designs
    to use for my cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  71. I love everything made with velum. Sucr cool cards.

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  72. I recently bought vellum but have been afraid to try it. I need to give this a try.

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  73. Both cards are beautiful. I love the soft colors. Thanks for the video.

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  74. I am looooving this!! Thank you for the vellum-stamping tips, I am going to go dig out my sheet NOW because this inspired me so much!

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  75. I LOVE the color combo too. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  76. Lovely cards!!! Colors are gorgeous!

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  77. Such delicate cards! Love the color palette. Thanks for sharing!

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  78. Great video, thanks for the tips about stamping on vellum. Beautiful cards. Thanks!

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  79. Gorgeous cards. I really like the soft colors.

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  80. Gorgeous coloring on that vellum and the color combo is wow.

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  81. Oooooh, your cards are so very pretty! I just love those 2 colors together!

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  82. Beautiful! I love the soft colors of both of them.

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  83. Love these soft and delicate blooms!!!

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  84. Love this card, sentiment, colours, and layout!

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  85. Both cards are really pretty and I love the colors. Love to see the use of the vellum, too!

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  86. Super pretty! Love the soft look of vellum.

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  87. Oh wow, this is great and is definitely going on my CASE list!

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  88. What a sweet card! I love the softness of it. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  89. Both cards are great. Love the soft look.

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  90. Vellum stamping is so classy. What a great card

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  91. Wow, such soft and pretty cards, I love the look of vellum and your "stamp waving" tip is awesome! Thanks so much for the video and sharing your creativity.

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  92. Pretty card - and I love your idea for "stamp waving". I hesitate to use vellum because I have a hard time getting a crisp stamp image. I'll have to try that.

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  93. So soft and pretty ... gorgeous designs.

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  94. The vellum is so pretty with this floral stamp!

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  95. Beautiful card! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  96. Wow! What a fantastic card! Th0se colors are amazing!

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  97. So delicate and beautiful! Really, really nice!

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  98. Beautiful, elegant and feminine card! Thanks for the tip about stamping on vellum!

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  99. I love this color palette and especially love the card using vellum!

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  100. Your cards are stunning, I love using vellum on cards

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  101. I really must try stamping on Vellum! This is gorgeous...so soft and beautiful.

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  102. Very pretty cards! Love the use of vellum.

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  103. Very pretty cards! Love the use of vellum.

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  104. Thanks for the stamping on Vellum tip. I would not have known to do that. Your card is so pretty! I love how you made those flowers. It's very soft and pretty. It reminds me of something you would see on a ballet dancer, do you know what I mean? I love it! I'll take one please! LOL

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  105. The element was such a nice touch to a beautiful card!

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  106. The colors are gorgeous, love the first card.

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  107. Beautiful stamping on vellum, thanks for the video!

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  108. So creative! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  109. Thanks for card ideas and tips about stamping on vellum.

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  110. These are so beautiful! Love the softness!

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  111. Thanks for the tip on stamping on vellum. I love the soft look of your cards.

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  112. Beautiful cards, thanks for your fun tip on "airdrying" !

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  113. Oh this is so pretty! I love the soft colors with the dramatic black sentiment!

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  114. Stunning cards...love using vellum and inking it but always had the problem of smearing. Now I will try your "crazy woman" tip and see how it goes...thanks (big smile).

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  115. Stunning cards!! I love the gorgeous colors, layering and flowers. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  116. I love the soft colours you used, the cards are so gentle yet stunningly beautiful!

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  117. Loving the soft simple colors on this card.

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  118. Really gorgeous card. I love how the vellum softens the look. And making the panel longer to adhere on the back - GREAT idea.
    TFS!!

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  119. So cute! Maaaaan, need to get to my craft room now!!!

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  120. So dainty and springtime softness. Really Enjoyed what you've create here, Clare!

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  121. Hi Friend. How are you sweetie. It has been way too long since I have visited you. You have been so busy since I was last here. Love all that your doing and so happy to see that your being blessed in this paper crafting industry. I have seen your published work and I will proudly tell my friends that you are a friend from my days when I use to play over in our Hero Arts Flicker Group. So happy for you. Love the cards today and the video. Thanks for sharing that with us visual learners. Lol. Love the cards and the designs are perfection. Love how you always have a soft muted and feminine feel to your designs. Love you sweetie and praying God's continue favor on you. Big Hugs.

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  122. Clare these are gorgeous! And thank you for the tip about stamping on vellum too - very helpful!

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  123. Such pretty designs!!! Thanks for the video... Always nice to see it in action!

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  124. Just beautiful. Thanks for the tip about stamping on vellum. Can't wait to give it a try.

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  125. Beautiful--I like your use of vellum.

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  126. Thanks for a great video. I learned plenty!

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  127. Like the pastel colors. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  128. I will be watching this video a couple of times more! Love the vellum and soft colors. Thanks!

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  129. Lovely card, I like the softness of it.

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  130. Stamping on vellum gives me fits! I am so excited to give your technique a try. And I already do so many things in my craft room that makes me look like a crazy woman, so what's one more thing? ;)

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  131. Beautiful soft and breezy cards Clare! Great tip for stamping on vellum.

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  132. Amazing cards! I love the look of vellum. Thank you for the stamping tips!!!

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  133. It's always fun to see vellum on a card, it's a nice little element.

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  134. Gorgeous card and colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  135. Awesome cards and new release! Lovin' it! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    ~God bless~

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  136. Lovely cards. Love the vellum flowers.

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  137. Thank you for the video! I have never had good luck stamping on vellum but am going to give your tip a try! Your cards are gorgeous!!

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  138. The flowers on vellum look gorgeous! I will have to try that technique!

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  139. Great tip, thanks! Loved how soft and lovely the cards look with the vellum.

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  140. Both cards are so delightful, Clare! You always make the most beautiful vellum designs! I love your videos, too - you are so natural and have great tips!

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  141. Beautiful cards love the softness of them. Thanks for sharing!

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  142. I adore using vellum! These are wonderful and thanks for all the tips!

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  143. Beautiful card and I love that sentiment!

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  144. Love the soft and sweet nature of these cards!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  145. I love vellum cards. It's such a cool medium.

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  146. Gorgeous card! Love the colors.

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  147. The sheerness of your flowers especially on your first card are stunning!

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  148. Lovely cards. Thanks for the great hint about stamping on vellum.

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  149. GORGEOUS cards!!!
    LOVE the designs, LOVE the colours, LOVE EVERYTHING about them, they make my heart smile :)
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION and vellum tip, I'm happy to wave my stamps like a crazy woman, looking forward to trying it real soon!!!

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  150. Great ideas. I love using vellum, it's just so soft looking.

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  151. Thanks, Clare, for sharing the tips for stamping on vellum. I'll have to give this a try. I love the look! Very classy!

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  152. WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! SUPER AWESOME!! SO INSPIRED and LOVING the New Products!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  153. Very pretty. Love the soft colors on the vellum.

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  154. Gorgeous vellum cards, Clare, and I loved the video too!

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  155. Fantastic!!! Love the soft colors!!

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  156. Fabulous idea with touchy colors stamped on vellum. Love the creative idea.

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  157. Your card is so soft and pretty and I really love that you used vellum

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  158. Love the soft, dreamy vellum background against the bold sentiment.

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  159. I love this color combination too! And I like how the vellum softens it up even more. So pretty!

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  160. Well this is the first time to your blog.....and I really enjoyed it, made it one of my favs! You are very talented!!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

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