2.06.2017

Watercolor Clouds

Hello all! Today I'm participating in the February My Monthly Hero blog hop and sharing a fun Pinterest inspired card!

I used the add-on, Raining Cats and Dogs, to create a fun background, inspired by THIS pin...


I started off by stamping the clouds in Versamark, then heat embossing in white. I had to do a little masking here and there for the overlapping clouds, but nothing too intense. ;)

After I had heat embossed the clouds, I quickly colored them in using my ZIG pens. Because the color was a bit too intense with just the pen, I added some water to the clouds, then dabbed at it with a paper towel. The paper towel picked up some of the color, leaving a less intensely colored version of the clouds. 
Just be careful with the paper you use whenever you add water - watercolor paper works best, and if not, I find that thicker, uncoated cardstock works decently as long as you don't add too much water.


I adhered my grey panel to the card base, then white heat embossed a sentiment from You're So Lovely on black, and adhered the sentiment to the card base. To top everything off, I used some of the gorgeous new Hero Arts sequins - I think these sequins are my new favorite thing. ;) I used Ocean, Blue and Purple to match my clouds.

THE KIT


The kit contains:
  • 1 4X6 clear stamp set
  • 20 coordinating dies
  • 1 coordinating stencil, with several cutouts included
  • 1 Soft Sky ink cube
  • 1 sponge for daubing 
  • 2 thin rolls of glitter washi tape in blue and silver 
  • 1 skein silver embroidery thread
  • Vellum in blue and patterned white 
The kit value is $65, an amazing deal at $34.99.
There are also some amazing add-on stamps (such as the one I used today) and dies, so be sure to check out the Hero Arts blog for information on them.

BLOG HOP


For loads of inspiration and a chance to win one of these kits, follow this hop! The amazing Kathy Racoosin would be next on the hop, after me:


Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop.

The kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone. However, you can subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never have to worry about missing it! More details on the subscription HERE.

SUPPLIES


Cardstock: Canson watercolor, Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Raining Cats and Dogs and You're So Lovely
Ink: Versamark, ZIG pens
Other: Hero Arts White embossing powder and OceanBlue and Purple sequins

Tools: Cuttlebug, heat gun

270 comments:

  1. Wow these clouds are wonderful!!

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  2. Just love the different color on the clouds - way to think outside the box.

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  3. Very pretty! The colors are wonderful and that sentiment is great. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

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  4. Love the colors of the clouds.

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  5. I love the colors you used on this card!

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  6. love your card can't wait to get get this kit

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  7. What a cheerful card! Love the colors you used!

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  8. The sequins, perfect accent to your lovely clouds!

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  9. Nice card. Love the bright colors...brightens up a rainy day! Love using Zigs with embossing. Great design. TFS

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  10. Love the bright colors on your card! Just getting started with markers so I will have to try lightening up the color with water. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Your card is so pretty. I love all those clouds, and sequins. A little bling brings so much happiness, don't you think?

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  12. Love your clouds ! What a versatile kit , Year round applications ! Very Promising !!!

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  13. Fun clouds, Clare - thanks for the coloring tips too!!

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  14. The colours of your clouds are so pretty. Love the watercolour look! I live in the "Rain Forest" area of coastal BC so would get lots of use of these stamps & dies.

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  15. Those clouds are awesome. Very cool colors!

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  16. Beautiful clouds - so fluffy looking

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  17. Such a colorful pretty card. Love the sequins.

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  18. Those sequins look so pretty with the clouds. Beautiful cards.

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  19. Wonderful coloring with two of my fav colors: blue & purple.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  20. Seriously adorable card Clare. The add-ons are so awesome.

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  21. Clare, this is beautiful, LOVE the colors!

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  22. love the background with bright clouds

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  23. I love the cloud background you created!

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  24. Love the colors you chose! Such a fun card!

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  25. Thanks for your colorful card. The sentiment is the star of the card.

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  26. Beautiful card and colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  27. Beautiful card and love the colors, my favorite!💜🤗

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  28. Wonderful card and the colors are awesome!!

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  29. Totally awesome!!! Can’t wait to get this kit with my subscription! Such fun and fantastic examples!
    ~God bless~

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  30. Simple, yet beautiful, I love it xx

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  31. Wow! I love the colors that you used!

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  32. Very cute card!Thank you for sharing

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  33. I must say that I love your color palette. You used basically all of my favorite colors. It is beautiful! Anyone would be happy to receive this in the mail. Thanks for sharing!!

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  34. I love purple with turquoise. It's wonderful with the dark blue and the gray background!

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  35. Such an interesting variety of cards made from the same kit! Love it!

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  36. Beautiful card. I like the blues and purple selection for the clouds.

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  37. What a different idea for the clouds but I like it. It is lovely.

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  38. Really like the colors you used for the clouds! Thank you!

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  39. Nice cloud colors! thanks for sharing!!! :)

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  40. Cute card! I like how the clouds turned out!

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  41. Great coloring. Love the colors.

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  42. The background is stunning - what a great way to use those stamps for a background! Thank you for sharing!

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  43. Awesome clouds - those are great dies! Thanks for the chance! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. Very pretty. Love the colors of the clouds.

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  45. Great card...very pretty color.

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  46. ooohh, love those clouds, especially the purple ones! My favorite color!

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  47. I love your color choices and those clouds are perfect!

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  48. Wow! You did a great job matching the pattern on that fabric! Looks great. TFS!

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  49. I love the effect the white embossing has on your clouds! Beautiful.

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  50. Really great Card! Thanks for sharing!

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  51. What a unique way to use the stamps!

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  52. Thank you for sharing this awesome card.

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  53. Love the white embossed clouds....the color combination is beautiful!

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  54. Great kit, add-ons, and nice card!!

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  55. Oh, how I love the colors of your clouds! Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Beautiful and bright. Love this card:)

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  57. I love the color scheme! So bright and cheerful!

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  58. Oh I love this card, the colors are awesome and this cloud is adorable

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  59. This is a wonderful collection. Love the colour combination you used. Great way to wish someone a beautiful day.

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  60. Lovely background that you created!

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  61. Just stunning !!!! I love the color choice with this card.

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  62. I love the colors you chose, I'm actually wearing shoes the same color, lol! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  63. I love your colors you used. It is pretty. Thank you for sharing

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  64. Loved your card. I just like shaker cards.

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  65. Great way to use the colorful clouds as your background.

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  66. Clare, I love your card with all the little clouds! It is so sweet! I love that you colored the clouds instead of leaving them white; and the sequins are the perfect addition! Thanks for sharing.

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  67. I love your card because clouds are so relaxing to me and it put me in a good mood. I love how something simple can make your day so much better. THank you for sharing such a beautiful card.

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  68. Super fun card! Love clean & simple with a little sparkle!

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  69. absolutely stunning- LOVE LOVE it!! thank you for the inspo & a chance to win!

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  70. I really appreciate the color pallette you chose for your card. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  71. Great colors - such a fun kit

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  72. I adore the color combination you used.

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  73. What a fantastic cloud combination! Wonderful colors for a cheerful card!

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  74. That's beautiful! I love those colors.

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  75. Beautiful cards, this is one of my favorite color combos!

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  76. I really like the color combo you used here.

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  77. Oh my... This card is fabulous and creative!

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  78. Beautiful card. Thanks for inspiring us.

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  79. Wonderful colors for your perfect clouds!

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  80. Beautiful, colorful clouds, thanks for sharing.

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  81. Gorgeous colours! So simple to do. Thank you for sharing.

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  82. Those clouds are too cute I tell you. Love the colors!

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  83. Awesome use of the kit :) Just lovely!

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  84. Beautiful!! Those colors just pop right off the gray cardstock. Love this!! You made it look so elegant.

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  85. I love your colorful clouds! What a cool background!

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  86. Love this kit and this eye popping card

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  87. Beautiful colors! What a great idea for a card!

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  88. PURPLE is my favorite color and your color choices are just beautiful.

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  89. I LOVE how you've coloured those clouds - they look so fancy! xxx

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  90. I loved the clouds so vibrant! Great idea!

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  91. Beautiful colors. Still waiting for my Zig pens to arrive. Thanks for sharing!

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  92. Fantastic clouds. Love the colors.

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  93. Lovely and different than the others on the hop. It is amazing how creative you are. TFS

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  94. Cute card and very cleverly created. the colors are amazing!

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  95. What a great colour scheme! So beautiful!

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  96. Love your pretty clouds, great colors!

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  97. Love those pretty clouds! Fabulous new kit!

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  98. When I opened your blog post my mouth dropped. I think this card is so do able to all level card makers and it looks fantastic

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  99. I love your color scheme, and the way you sued a single image to create a lovely background. Thanks for the inspiration. Can't wait to play with this month's release.

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  100. Love the colorful clouds! So pretty!

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  101. Love the choice of colors for the clouds. I didn't notice the cloud stamp til I saw your card. Wow!

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  102. Cool color combo Clare, love the sentiment and sparkle, thanks for sharing!

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  103. Love, love , love the colors. Very pretty card can't wait to CASE it.

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  104. Your colors are beautiful. this is a wonderful kit.

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  105. Gorgeous card! This kit is really something.
    Have a great day and thanks for sharing your fantastic artwork!
    x
    /A.Grosser (former A.Nilsson)

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  106. Love the rich colors. The clouds with the sequins give a great touch. Looks like a great kit.

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  107. I love the rich colors in your cards.

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  108. Wow! Your clouds are beautiful!! I love the colours you used and there'd be so many things you could say as a sentiment with them. Thanks for the inspiration!! The kit this month is just fabulous in so many ways!!

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  109. What beautiful vibrant coloured clouds. This months kit is definitely a winner. Have a fantastic day. Cheers Donna Z :)

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  110. Emboss resist is always a good look and makes for a classic card style. TFS!

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  111. Lovely card, watercolour card really suit the rainy day theme.

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  112. Cannot wait to play with goodies! Love the creativity of this card!

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  113. Love this month's release, and love your original interpretation! I knew its inspired by Japanese cloud pattern even before looking at the inspiration pin :) Gorgeous!
    Thank you! xx

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  114. Fancy clouds. Love how colorful this is.

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  115. what a lovely card! Those clouds are amazing!!

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  116. Beautiful! I always forget to make backgrounds with stamps, it's such a great idea.

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  117. Love the color choices in your card!

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  118. Very pretty!! Love the colors!!

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  119. Wow! Just love the colors and this card is amazing!,

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  120. Simple, yet adorable, card. I love it!

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  121. Great card, so easy to do but really effective. Love the colour choice.

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  122. Love how you used a single stamp to make a background.

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  123. love the colors ... and the card ...

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  124. So pretty and the coloring is fabulous

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  125. Most gorgeous clouds. Great kit. Thanks for sharing.

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  126. Great idea! Another reason I love blog hops! Plus this Hero Arts Kit is awesome!

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  127. I love this, I will have to try this , thanks for sharing your talent :)

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  128. Love the colors. The sequins add just the right sparkle to the card.

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  129. Super cute! I enjoy using vellum but struggle with adhering it to the paper.

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  130. I never thought a cloud could be cute but this cloud is really cute!

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  131. Gorgeous card! Love the colours you used!

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  132. So nice to see all the different talents used to create these cards with this kit.

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  133. Lovely clouds! They make a great background.

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  134. I love you card. It is beautiful!!!

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  135. What a fun card and adorable little clouds--I like the color scheme you used too!

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  136. I really like the colors you used on your card; very cute.

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  137. The sentiment and the font are awesome!

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  138. What a beautiful, vibrant card, Clare! This is a great kit! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

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  139. Your card is so bright and cheerful. Wonderful new Hero Arts kit and I love the add-ons too.

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  140. Gorgeous kit, gorgeous cards

    Rosie

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  141. What a great technique for the clouds!

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  142. Great kit and a,very unique card. Thank you for sharing!

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  143. Lovely blue clouds - the colours are wonderful, and that great sentiment in black and white. Love the addition of the sequin bling too.

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  144. This is very cool. I love the way you used the kit on this.

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