6.15.2016

Hero Arts Color Layering Blog Hop

Howdy everyone! Today I'm part of a fun blog hop celebrating the release of the new Color Layering products in the Hero Arts online store!


Normally, I would make a video for the blog hop, but I've only recently gotten back from vacation and more recently come down with a little sore throat. I do have some pretty fun cards for you though!
First, if you're not familiar with color layering stamping, here's a little info on that...
Color Layering uses the technique of stamping progressively, building color and detail, resulting in an elegant, dimensional look. We've asked our talented group of artists to recommend their favorite colors to best highlight each Color Layering stamp set. The results have been developed into 4-cube ink packs, featuring the championing artist's name. While the inks were developed with a specific stamp set in mind, the packs offer wonderful and rich versatility; you'll find they work well with most any set and often produce stunning and unexpected results.
Isn't this so fun?! I fell in love with Let Love Grow as soon as I saw it, and just knew I had to use it for this new release - I hope you love it and my color choices as much as I do!


I'm not a purple kind of person. Or yellow. Not even when it comes to cards. But I wanted to find a unique and fun color combo to use with this stamp set, so I started browsing Pinterest. I have a whole board of images and color combos I find interesting, but it was THIS pin that really caught my eye.


I love how well the Soft Lilac and Soft Vanilla work with each other, with some Soft Granite and Navy to keep things elegant. I plan on trying this color combo again, but next time drawing more from the picture, and using an aqua-ish color, like Tide Pool or Mint.


I made this first card by simply stamping a wreath with the images from the stamp set, and them doubling up some of the flowers with another stamped image on some dimensional adhesive. For both my cards, I really didn't pre-plan the placement of the flowers - this set makes it so easy to make a beautiful card quickly!


I had so much fun with the color combo that I had to make another card...


I love this stamp and color combo so much!!

Now, for some more details on the catalog, release, and the prize!....
We've also introduced a fabulous new Color Layering stamp set with this release - the Color Layering Pineapple and coordinating Color Layering Pineapple Frame Cuts. There's also an ink cube pack for this set, Hero's Pineapple.
AND! We've combined the new ink packs with their Color Layering stamp set (and dies in some cases) into bundles - you will find links to the bundles in the store later today as well. 
Prize: We will give away a Color Layering Bundle of their choice to FIVE lucky blog readers - selected from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Comments close Sunday June 19 at 11:59pm pt, we'll announce the winner the following week.
Here's the list of the hop participants - make sure to stop at each blog for tons of inspiration and more chances to win!


Thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!

SUPPLIES

Cardstock: Hero Arts Snow Layering paper
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Let Love Grow bundle, Let Love Grow
Ink: Hero Arts Clare's Soft Inks, Soft Vanilla, Soft Granite, Soft Lilac, Navy, Versamark
Other: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Hero Arts Neutral Mixed Accents

Tools: embossing gun

215 comments:

  1. Wow, these floral cards are just gorgeous! Love the colors and the black background!

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  2. those neutral tones are stunning

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  3. Absolutely lovely cards made! Love the black added makes everything else pop! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Beautiful cards. I like that there are cubes that we can use.

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  5. Wow. Wow. Wow. What a stunning color combo and card!

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  6. Great color combination! Wouldn't have thought of those, but so pretty.

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  7. Beautiful! That color combination is lovely, so soft and subtle.

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  8. Oh wow! The colors are gorgeous together as is your card!

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  9. GORGEOUS cards Clare!!!
    LOVE your BEAUTIFUL layered flowers, ELEGANT designs and DELIGHTFUL ink combo!!!

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  10. Love the color combination with the black background. It makes the card pop.

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  11. I love your striking color combo with these flowers.

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  12. This is one daring combo of colours but you have done a tremendous job!!! Just love the way black pops up from those neutral tones and flowers.

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  13. Love your cards the colors are great.

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  14. Love your cards the colors are great.

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  15. Very pretty card with a unique color combination! I love the arrangement!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  16. Clare, congrats on the color combo. Your cards are gorgeous. Love this set, though it is the first I've seen it. Looks like a lot of great elements in this set. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. Pretty cards and I love the sentiments! Tnx!

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  18. Lovely cards! I really like the color combo.

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  19. These are terrific- love your color scheme too! Beautiful!

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  20. Lovely! I agree the colors blend beautifully! Love the flow on the horizontal pattern.:)

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  21. You pulled off the purple beautifully!! Love the color combination.

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  22. Awesome cards. LOVE the patch of black you have to used for your sentiment. You have really inspired me today:)

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  23. Love the choice of ink colors for your card. Thanks for sharing with us your designs.

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  24. What an amazing colour choice you made for this stamp set! Such a fresh modern look. Fabulous cards!

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  25. Both of your cards are very lovey!!!

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  26. Gorgeous cards, love how you framed the sentiment and this color combo is so soft and pretty!

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  27. Very pretty cards! Love the soft palette.

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  28. These cards are too cute! I love this adorable floral set. The color combination is unexpected but so pretty.

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  29. Beautiful colour combination. Very soothing!

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  30. Your design is fantastic! Your cards are awesome.

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  31. amazing! Love the color combination and design of your cards!

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  32. Wow! Your cards are just gorgeous. I love the color combination.

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  33. Love the simple color choices.
    They may be soft but they really pop from
    the card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  34. Love those layering stamps. Your cards are beautiful!

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  35. Interesting cards,
    great stamps.
    Carla from Utah

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  36. Your cards are beautiful Clare they are both great designs and amazing colours!

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  37. the colors are soft and work well together!

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  38. Wow! I love both of your cards. The colours and the designs are wonderful.

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  39. my favorite. so pretty. Love the soft colors, and flowers.
    thanks for sharing

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  40. Beautiful blues, Clare - so perfect for your flower cards!!

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  41. Thanks for sharing your layering card and choice of inks. Beautiful card.

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  42. Thanks for sharing your layering card and choice of inks. Beautiful card.

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  43. Very lovely card designs as well as great color combinations...love your cards.

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  44. Love your elegant card and the colors are supurb. Beautiful bundles Hero Art has come up with. Thanks!
    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. Gorgeously elegant in all ways!! Love this color combo and these stunning cards!!

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  46. Beautiful blooms! Love the wonderful neutral colors!

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  47. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  48. delicious color combinations, great inspiration!

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  49. These flowers are so fun! So many options.

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  50. Amazing neutral color combination! I love the floral stamp set too!

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  51. Very pretty card...thanks so much...hugs

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  52. Love the colors on this card.

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  53. Not only are your cards fun, but they're absolutely gorgeous! Those inks...soooo pretty! Yet another set added to my ever-expanding wish 'novel'!
    ~carol

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  54. Love the flowers Great job!!

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  55. Gorgeous card. Just love it. Love the soft colours and the black contrast.

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  56. Stunning, just stunning. Thank you for this!

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  57. Beautiful stamp! Beautiful card!

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  58. Love the soft colors with this card. Thanks for a great Blog hop!

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  59. I can't make such wonderful flower cards!Yours is very beautiful!

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  60. LOVE the colors you used with the black base card with the white pastels! very pretty

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  61. All these sets are so cute! This card is lovely.

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  62. Beautiful flowers LOVE the dramatic color drop!

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  63. I Have this stamp set! I never would have imagined using this color combo! They are amazing together!

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  64. This is such an unexpected colour combo...I love how elegant it is!

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  65. Beautiful card and I just love the color....my favorite
    well done and tfs
    zullu26@aol.com

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  66. Simply great how you used these stamps.
    Tkx for the inspiration,
    Susanne

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  67. Such an interesting color combination. Looks great!

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  68. Wonderful cards!!! Wish I could afford to buy all the color laying sets.

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  69. WOW! Love your beautiful cards.

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  70. Striking how this looks with the stamp layering. Have a Bee-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  71. Neat ideas for layering! Great color combo, too!

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  72. Stunning cards!! Love the peek-a-boo effect!

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  73. Love, Love, Love these cards! the colors are just so beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing and some great inspiration. =)

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  74. Stunning cards. The black really makes those florals pop.

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  75. Your cards are so pretty! I love the colors along with the black!

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  76. Such beautiful and soft cards! Love the color combination with the black background!

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  77. I love the chalkboard look of these cards! Great job! Thanks for the ideas. I really like the softness of the lilac and yellow contrasted with the dramatic black.

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  78. This is so interesting! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  79. Beautiful card. Great color combination. Thank you for sharing and being part of this giveaway

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  80. Fabulous, bold designs on both of these cards! Love 'em!!

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  81. Beautiful ideas! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  82. Lovely color combination and I love that you experimented to find something a little less usual.

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  83. Well your color combination just popped and it is on my top two choices! Very pretty indeed!

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  84. Great foliage and the black background is striking.

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  85. These cards have a delicateness too them with the soft and bold colors that make them pop. What a great combination of product to create something both current and timeliness.

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  86. Beautiful. I particularly like the way the flowers meander across the black band. Everything is grounded!!

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  87. Absolutely gorgeous color palette, such beautifully crafted cards, love them!!!

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  88. Very nice cards. I would never have thought of this color combo.

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  89. Love your card design. This set is lovely.

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  90. Your cards are super cute! Love your cards and color combo.

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  91. this is beautiful, so elegant

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  92. So gorgeous! I so love the color combo you chose, so different. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  93. I do like these subtle colors, and the interesting borders you made around the sentiments.

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  94. How very charming! Love your colour choices!

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  95. Love the last one, like a dark river running through the flowers!

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  96. He's a lovely, muted colors are beautiful. Great job!

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  97. Love the soft colors you used for the flowers.

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  98. both cards are gorgeous... love the colors you used!

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  99. Ialso think these colours are great

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  100. The gray and yellow combo is fast becoming a favorite of mine. It's so fresh and pretty.

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  101. Can't go wrong with blue and yellow. Nice card.

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  102. Your cards are really lovely. This is not a colour combo I would think to use but you have convinced me otherwise!

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  103. Great contrast with the colors!

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  104. This color combination is really nice - love your art!

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  105. I really like the contrast of the sentiment on a black background.

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  106. Gorgeous color combo choices! Love your cards.

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  107. I love the color combo also. Great cards.

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  108. Beautiful cards. Love the colors you used.

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  109. Love the neutral colors! The black background really showcases the wonderful sentiments!

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  110. Beautiful. These cards say "class". Thanks for a chance to win.

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  111. love the cards cant wait to see whats next

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  112. Beautifully done....lovely cards!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  113. What unusual and beautiful layouts. Stunning!

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  114. Lovely card with such beautiful colors!

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  115. I absolutely love those colors together. Your cards turned out so great.

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  116. Nicely designed cards with an unexpected color combo

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  117. Wow! These are gorgeous! Love the designs and those colors are so inviting ♥

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  118. Beautiful colors on a great card design. TFS!

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  119. Very different colour combo... so pretty. Love the flowers and your card.

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  120. I usually go for bright colours but your soft combo is so lovely!

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  121. Wow that is a really interesting color combo! Your two cards look really great! I like the navy in the middle which really sets off your pretty flowers.

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  122. I like the flower sets. And you cards are great. Like the blue :)

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  123. Very lovely card. Tfs and the chance to win.

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  124. Lovely card, colours are great as well

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  125. Card design was wonderful and the colors used were great.

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  126. Such a pretty soft and delicate feminine card, love it!

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  127. Such PRETTY cards! Awesome colors!

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  128. I love these colors, they are so soft and dreamy. The cards are fantastic with the black in the center, it really highlights the gorgeous flowers.

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  129. Very clever designs. Love the cutouts.

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  130. Nice colour combination. The card definitely pops!

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  131. What a great, modern color combo!

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  132. Beautiful combination of colours.

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  133. Claire, your card is so beautiful and elegant with those colors and the designs are fantastic!

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  134. Oh, lovely cards! Love the color combination with the black...simply elegant!

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  135. Nice cards! I especially like the circular one.

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  136. Your cards are awesome ! I love the colors combo you chose, they all match so well together ! And you're right, this stamp set is fabulous ! You did a great work ! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  137. I'm so glad Hero Arts is having this wonderful Hop for color layering stamp sets. I've found out lots of information about them through this hop, and how you made these cards. Your use of "Let Love Grow" is not just unique, but calming. Good job.

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  138. Such a pretty card Clare. Love the elegant color combo.

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  139. Such beautiful cards and the colors are some of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

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  140. Beautiful cards! Love this set!

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  141. Gorgeous cards! Love the black background!

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  142. Very pretty cards, love the use of black!

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  143. Wow, two totally different looks, one fabulous stamp set.

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  144. Your cards are so stunning! Love the soft pretty colors in this kit.

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  145. TFS your beautiful cards. Love the color scheme you chose... unique and very calming.

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  146. Those subtle colors are wonderful. I agree with the comment above from Sue D that the colors are calming...blue is one of my favorites. Great card layout, too.

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  147. Indeed! These colors go so well together. You used the Let Love Grow bundle with the blues and gray just wonderfully. TFS

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  148. Th nurses against the black are beautiful.

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  149. Thanks for sharing - both cards are stunning. Particularly love the flowers & colours against the sentiment's black background.

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  150. A beautiful card in nicely muted colors!

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  151. Such loveliness!! Feel better!

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  152. Such loveliness!! Feel better!

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  153. Fabulous colors! Great cards. It always seems like there is so much extra work after a vacation; feel better soon!

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  154. Wow!! What a stunning neutral card with that pop of cream!

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  155. Your cards are lovely. I love how the dark center and the white writing makes the card look so dimensional!

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  156. Beautiful color layering stamps and colors!

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  157. Wonderful color combo and love the design of your cards !!!

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  158. Beautiful, elegant cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  159. Such a unique and beautiful color combo! Beautiful cards, too.

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  160. Of fun I like that your card looks different. Cutting out the pieces is great

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  161. I love how you made these cards, how clever!!!

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  162. Such an elegant color combination and lovely cards!!!

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  163. Like how you designed this....great card.

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  164. I hope you are feeling better these days!

    Beautiful cards!

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  165. love the blue. very nice job. less is more cards love them.

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  166. You're cards are incredible, Clare! Really beyond beautiful! I adore these colors so much!

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  167. This color combination is just so pretty and elegant! Love the cards!

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  168. love the cool colors on these cards. So pretty, looks like a river running through this card. I like it...Thanks...

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  169. If anyone had asked me if I'd have liked this color combination, I would have said no. But it really works! Kudos.

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  170. Love the elegant cards. Like something from an upscale stationery shop.

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  171. Loving all those small flower images together.

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