8.22.2016

Hero Arts Winter 2016 Catalog Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hero Arts Winter 2016 Catalog release blog hop! (whew, that was a mouthful!) Thank you so very much for stopping in today! The new products have been shipping to retailers for a few weeks now, so you may have seen them out and about, but today's hop marks the launch in the Hero Arts online store.

There are so many lovely goodies in the catalog, and today I chose to play with the Peace Stamp and Cut and Holiday Floral Bold Prints.

I just love how delicate the Holiday Floral Bold Prints looks heat embossed! First off is the classic Christmas red...


I embossed the background in white on some gray cardstock, then added a little color with a red ZIG pen. I then die cut my sentiment from some red velvet ribbon shtuff - I'm not really sure where it came from (my mom had it in her Christmas supply stash), but it's the same material used to make the rather cheapy velvet bows, so you could just get one of those to achieve the same look (I also have some similar supplies linked below).
It gives nice, soft, fuzzy feel. ;)


I finished the card off with a heat embossed sentiment on vellum.

For a more wintery feel, I wanted to show you three different variations of the background stamped, because this stamp is really so versatile and beautiful.


It's hard to tell in this photo, so here's the breakdown...

Card #1.
The background for this card stamped first in Versamark, then in Mint Julep, and then heat embossed with some Clear Sparkle embossing powder (I'm pretty much obsessed with this powder).


This card has the sparkle, color and heat embossed look.


Card #2.

This card was stamped simply with Mint Julep.


This card has just the color - no heat embossing or sparkle.


And card #3.
This card was stamped with Versamark and then heat embossed with the Clear Sparkle embossing powder.


This card is more subtle than card #1, as it doesn't have the color from the Mint Julep.


VIDEO

And here's a video of how I made them...


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

GIVEAWAY

Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, August 28 at 11:59pm PT, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog.

HOP LIST

SUPPLIES


Cardstock: Hero Arts Pool Layering papers and Simon Says Stamp Fog Grey
Stamps: Hero Arts Peace Stamp and Cut and Holiday Florals Bold Prints
Ink: Hero Arts Mint JulepVersamark and ZIG Clean Color Real Brush
Other: vellum, Hero Arts White and Clear Sparkle embossing powder, velvet flocking ribbon (option #1, option #2)

Tools: Cuttlebug, Hero Arts Peace Stamp and Cut die, embossing gun, anti-static powder tool

NEW RELEASE FAVORITES



240 comments:

  1. WOW!! Another great background stamp! This hop is going to cost me money! haha!!

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  2. Beautiful cards!!! OMGOODNESS! Beautiful new dies and stamps and I especially love this background stamp!

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  3. Seriously stunning cards. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  4. Love, love, love these background inked and embossed cards...so very elegant!

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  5. Wonderful video . Can see myself making a ton :)

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  6. I absolutely love the card with the white background with the red peace!!! Gorgeous.

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  7. Oh my! BEAUTIFUL cards. Love how you took advantage of all the detail in the background stamp. It's on my wish list for sure. Thanks!

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  8. LOVE your cards...great design and color combination on both.

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  9. Love how you showcased the background stamp in two different ways! Gorgeous!

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  10. Oh my, such elegant cards! Love them!

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  11. Wow, these are beautiful. I love, love that huge background stamp. Thanks for showing how it looks 2 different ways.

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  12. Your cards are so elegant, Clare! Loved your video too!

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  13. Beautiful cards! I really love that background stamp you used!

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  14. These are all lovely- great use of an alternative material in the fuzzy red ribbon!!

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  15. Love your cards! The background is beautiful! I love the font on the peace die, too.

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  16. The background stamps adds so much. Nice cards

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  17. Love the Peace die and the backgrounds. These are some of my favorites on your beautiful cards.

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  18. LOVE those heat embossed backgrounds! So pretty, the white on gray is super pretty! Wonderful cards!

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  19. Your cards have a quiet elegance to them. Beautiful.

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  20. Great variety using the same stamp. All are beautiful.

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  21. What a wonderful background stamp!
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  22. That BG stamp is stunning! Such lovely details and linear design - it would look fabulous in all colours!

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  23. LOVE all three of these but #1 is my favorite option!! Color and sparkle speak to my heart! TFS!

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  24. My favorite color, Mint Julep! Gorgeous and peaceful! TFS

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  25. What a beautiful card. Love these new background stamps. Also these word set stamps, so many possibilities.

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  26. So clean and simply beautiful!

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  27. These cards are simply stunning. The gray card with touches of red and red peace is so beautiful as is the blue one. You have sold me on these stamps!

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  28. Beautiful card, love the background. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. love your cards using this background stamp!

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  30. Awesome cards. Thank you for making the video, sharing your ideas and being part of the Hero Arts giveaway.

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  31. The colors are perfect together. Beautiful card.

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  32. I love the first card, very subtle, with touches of red here and there. I also love the icy quality of the other cards. Beautiful!

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  33. I like the embossing part of the one card. Love the powder (sparkle) Beautiful.

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  34. Beautiful cards! I love your clean style, and the backgrounds are amazing!

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  35. Beautiful cards, love the different methods used.

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  36. Love the different looks with the same die set.!

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  37. The backgrounds on your cards are stunning! Can't wait to watch your video and thanks for posting a video to show us how!

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  38. I am one to go for alot of froo froo on my art. Yours were simple but they were gorgeous. You made me fall in love with the holiday floral background stamp. One more must have stamp!

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  39. Claire, these are gorgeous! I really enjoy your videos.

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  40. Love your cards and the stamp set!

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  41. LOVE the embossed card ideas. Your cards are all beautiful and elegant. Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Gorgeous elegant cards! Love the delicate background!

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  43. Your cards are so soft and pretty, I love the entire Winter Release, I'm gonna make my credit card cry.

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  44. Gorgeous cards!
    The embossing is
    awesome as the
    backgrounds.
    Carla from Utah

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  45. Love your cards for the simplicity and beauty. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  46. Great cards with the holiday florals print, Clare!!

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  47. beautiful cards, Clare - love that background stamp!

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  48. Love the simple, elegant tone-on-tone background

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  49. I just loved the embossed background on your card...made it just special...thanks so much for sharing...hugs

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  50. What you did with the backgrounds was very interesting!

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  51. I love the use of the Happy Florals background stamp. Although it's a busy background doing it in the soft color embossing works well. Great cards!

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  52. I love the soft mint green, with embossing. Great idea using a ribbon to die cut the sentiment. Wow, just wow.

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  53. Very sophisticated color - love it!

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  54. Your cards are beautiful! I loved the contrast of the red on white and the more modern look of the background color on the other cards. Thanks for sharing! (Peg)

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  55. Love these cards! They have different visual impacts but are the same design.

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  56. I am loving this background stamp. Very nice cards.

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  57. Peace is my favorite Christmas theme. Lovely cards.

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  58. I adore this background stamp and your cards are so very pretty! Tfs Claire

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  59. Love the background stamp! Really cute cards!

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  60. They are all just beautiful. Thank you.

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  61. I love that die and your backgrounds are great.

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  62. Beautiful cards. That background is really pretty. Thanks so much.

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  63. I agree this background stamp is gorgeous and versatile. Think you've proved that beautifully

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  64. Gorgeous, Clare!! This is my favorite set out of the whole release so I absolutely adore how you used it. The red really pops off the grey background. Super cool material you used too!!

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  65. Pretty cards! I had to buy the peace die and stamp set this morning along with a few other items. My early Christmas present, I guess.

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  66. Beautiful cards. I love the simplicity of them and yet they are so stunning. Thanks for sharing with us :)

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  67. These are so pretty. I LOVE the mint julep ones.

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  68. HA always has such gorgeous backgrounds! Love this one and such a beautiful card set!

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  69. Very pretty cards! I love the stamped/embossed BG.

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  70. What a beautiful background stamp! I love the soft mint colour you chose to use. It looks really élégant.

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  71. I love the really pale, subtle backgrounds! That background stamp is gorgeous!

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  72. Love your beautiful cards. My favorites. Thanks so much for the video.

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  73. Absolutely love the white/red card !! So cute ... Also love the Peace card -- so pretty ..

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  74. Gorgeous cards, all of them! Thanks for the video and for sharing!

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  75. Wow I love how you did these backgrounds! Another item going on my wish list!

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  76. The die cuts and backgounds are my favs.

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  77. Such beautiful, elegant cards...Amazing how you get a totally different feel by treating the same stamp with different products..

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  78. Your backgrounds are gorgeous, love your cards!

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  79. Wonderful cards and outstanding examples of the beauty of background stamps!

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  80. My goodness the background you created is gorgeous! Love all the cards and Peace!

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  81. I am a sucker for any color that resembles that Mint Julep color... Gorgeous card!!

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  82. Nice! CAS, Elegant, Tone on Tone, Monochromatic...Refreshing "change". Great Job! Well done! <3

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  83. Very beautifully done Clare. They are amazing. TFS!

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  84. Beautiful cards, love the soft background, so elegant!

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  85. So pretty, Clare! Your backgrounds really do feel peaceful! ♡

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  86. Very pretty cards! Love the background on each one!

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  87. Beautiful cards! This is a great background stamp!

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  88. Stunning cards. I'm going to try the White Puff embossing powder. It sounds interesting, can't wait to play.

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  89. Wonderful video. You sold me on the background stamp. I was on the fence about it. Thanks for the push. The holiday release from Hero Arts this time around is making me do the happy dance.

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  90. The peace set is my very favorite from the new release.
    And, WOW, how gorgeous it looks in red.

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  91. Love all the different looks with the same stamp and die.

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  92. Your trick with the red velvet ribbon is genius!

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  93. GORGEOUS!! I love the simplicity and elegance of your cards.

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  94. A beautiful, classic Christmas card!

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  95. Your color, and that background, you can't go wrong!

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  96. I love these cards! The red berries on the white card are awesome. Then the tone on tone is gorgeous. That background stamp is super and I've already ordered it!

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  97. Peace is such a gift and these cards really display that so well!

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  98. Love this background stamp and your cards. And thanks for showing three different versions of the stamp.

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  99. Wow!!!! Beautiful simple cards! I love the background of them and the colours you used!

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  100. This card just pops-out at you, love it.

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  101. Love the elegance and soft colors of these cards. Just Beautiful. TY for sharing

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  102. Beautiful! Love the texture and hint of color.

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  103. Love the subtle embossed backgrounds - so pretty!

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  104. Love these classic CAS look!! Bravo!

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  105. Oh Clare.... they all are GORGEOUS cards! Simply gorgeous and elegant designs. LOVE them all!
    THANK YOU for the inspirations!

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  106. Your cards are wonderful!! Love them and Hero Arts:)

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  107. Beautiful cards, so elegant. Thanks for sharing.

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  108. I LOVE these cards! They are beautiful and the backgrounds look great!

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  109. Love your cards! Just the look I strive for. Thanks for sharing

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  110. Simply elegant! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  111. Love the red "Peace" with the embossing on the background ! Thank you

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  112. Absolutely gorgeous embossed background!

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  113. Beautiful! Love that background stamp!

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  114. Lovely! That background is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop.

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  115. Wow!! Just gorgeous! Great way to do multiple cards!!

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  116. Gorgeous cards. Love the pop of red on the first card.

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  117. This is a great background stamp and your cards are so pretty. Love your idea for the red fuzzy Peace!

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  118. This is a gorgeous background stamp!

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  119. Can't believe you're the first one to use this fab background stamp - love it, and all your cards.

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  120. Great cards! The colors you used are so soft and pretty. Love the backgrounds!!

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  121. I NEED that peace die!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  122. I like how you showed so many different versions.

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  123. Lovely cards--I love the floral background and your card design!

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  124. Very beautiful. The kind of card I would like to get and give!

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  125. Stunning cards! Love the different color combos. Yep another must have! Thanks for the inspiration

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  126. Very inspiring, thanks for sharing!

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  127. Your CAS card is simple and elegant. I love the subtle background stamping.

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  128. Love how you showed the different options.

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  129. I love the beautiful details in the background! Very pretty cards!

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  130. Love the tips you give in this video!!

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  131. TFS your beautiful cards and the video which was very helpful. Love seeing the two variations and learning of the different techniques you used. And your "red velvet" peace is stunning... really gives a special holiday feel to the card.

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  132. Your cards are very gorgeous ! I love the contrast of the white and red on the first card ! This background stamp is fabulous ! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. Izzy Scrap

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  133. Simple style with Elegant impact! The background is stunning!

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  134. Very lovely cards! Thank you for sharing :)

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  135. Love your beautiful cards, Clare! Thanks for the video.

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  136. Beautiful cards-the mint color is perfect!

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  137. Beautifully simple cards!Thanks for sharing them.

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  138. Pretty choice of colors. Love the embossing. TFS

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  139. the cards are wonderful.
    Love the white with the sprinkle of
    red.
    Amazing how changing colors will change
    the look of a card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  140. Thanks for showing the varied colors and EP effects. The gray and red card really pops!

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  141. Love how the stamping on the grey cardstock makes it look like vellum!

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  142. Your cards are beautiful! I love the background!!

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  143. Stunning cards, great designs!

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  144. I love all these sets you are making. Such a great jump on the season!!

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  145. Both cards are lovely! I especially love the color combo of the first one.

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  146. Thanks for the close up details on the Three different backgrounds. Is hard to really see sometimes online. Beautiful cards!

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  147. Beautiful cards! So elegant! Love this release! TFS!

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  148. I really like the one with the red "Peace", but the other card is more serene and could be sent to different people.

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  149. Beautiful cards. Love that new background stamp - so much fun detail. Thanks for sharing!

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  150. Your backgrounds are so gorgeous. I've got to try it.

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  151. Oh, your cards are so beautiful! The first one is breathtaking beautiful, WOW!

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  152. Really beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  153. What lovely cards with that delightful background!

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  154. Beautiful cards. I love that background. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  155. Beautiful simplicity done well. So elegant!

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