8.01.2016

August My Monthly Hero blog hop

Hello all! Today I'm participating in the August My Monthly Hero release blog hop! This month's kit is so unique and definitely one of my favorites!

For my card today, I used the stamps from both the main kit and the add on, as well as dies from the main kit and add-on.


To start the card of, I blended a background of Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw, Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire to create a moonlit scene for my pixies. Then, like I did for my countdown card post, I inked up my pixies and sentiment (from the add-on, Dreams Are Made) in Versamark for stickiness, then Black ink, and stamped. The Versamark allowed me to cover the images and sentiment with clear Sparkle Embossing Powder and get a really lovely look.
Believe it or not, that's the most complicated part of this card - the dies make the rest a breeze!


I die cut black, navy, and teal-ish blue cardstock in the main and add-on dies, and then covered them with Versamark ink. Then I added more of that gorgeous Sparkle Embossing powder, heat embossed them, and layered them to create my scene!

You could add lots of dimension in between the layers like I did here with foam tape, or, for a more mail-friendly card, just use thin pieces of chipboard, or just adhere them directly on top of each other! Either way, these dies make the cool paper-cutting look super easy!


VIDEO


Here's a video of how I made the card...

THE KIT


This month's kit was inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and features a gorgeous forest fairy theme. There are add-on stamps with Shakespeare quotes. The kit is jam-packed with goodies, with a value over $50, but selling for $34.99!
Here's what the kit looks like (more details over on the Hero Arts blog)



Remember, the kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone.


BLOG HOP


For more inspiration, and a chance to win one of these enchanting kits, follow and comment on this amazing blog hop...


Thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!

SUPPLIES


Cardstock: Hero Arts Black, stash
Ink: Hero Arts Black, Versamark, Tim Holtz
Other: gems (Pretty Pink Posh), Clear Sparkle Embossing powder (Hero Arts)

Tools: Cuttlebug, Hero Arts My Monthly Hero main kit dies and Floral Border with Fancy Frames die, Hero Arts embossing gun

181 comments:

  1. Just love your pixie card, Clare! So much amazing shimmer and I love the layered frames! Great video too!!

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  2. Yes, I'm convinced this kit is for EVERY little girl:)) Even those not so young ones!

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  3. Gorgeous card. I can't wait to get my kitchen!

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  4. I love love love this card! Very lovely! :)

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  5. My favorite colors!! the dies do make it easy to build a frame!!

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  6. Totally gorgeous card. I love the silhouette look and it is really nice what you did with the black frame. Really beautiful.

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  7. Gorgeous card! I love the dimension and the ink blending is so pretty!

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  8. The black glitter layer makes the ink really pop - beautiful!

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  9. Love this card kit. The dies are terriffic

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  10. Loving these dies
    and your card is
    beautiful! Love
    all the layers.
    Carla from Utah

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  11. So beautiful, love what you have done with the kit. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  12. LOVE how you layer the die cuts!! So gorgeous!

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  13. WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! Absolute perfection!! Must have this kit!!!! <3 TFS!

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  14. I love how it looks like you are looking into a secret fairy world! Very pretty!

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  15. I like the layering of the oval frames. Really pretty.

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  16. Love the layering. Great card.

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  17. Love all the layers - depth!!!!

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  18. Simply beautiful card. The layering really makes it special. Thank you for sharing. Blessings...

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  19. Oh my goodness..what an absolutely beautiful card and design. I'm just in love with the kit! Thank you for sharing your beautiful ideas.

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  20. Oh, this card is amazing! Love the way you used the dies... looks so real... fantastic 3-D look. Sweet fairies.

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  21. Such a wonderful card ! Thanks for the video.

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  22. That is one special card! Gorgeous layering!

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  23. Gorgeous-I love the glittered overlays and your background is awesome!

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  24. I love all the layers, very nice card!

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  25. This card is dreamy. Plus, it looks so ornate and beautiful, you should just frame it!! This release is amazing and I am so stoked for it.

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  26. wow! look at all that sparkle. Pretty

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  27. I really like the depth the dark die cut layer adds, like looking through a break in a forest to see the fairies within.

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  28. Love the layering! Such a great card.

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  29. Your card is beautiful! I absolutely love this kit. I think it may be my favorite so far. That "frame" die is stunning and the sentiments and fairies are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

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  30. Your card is just awesome. I love the feeling of peering into a hidden world.

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  31. I think our blending of inks and layering of dies is gorgeous!

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  32. Very pretty--I like the colors and sparkle.

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  33. Your card is fantastic. Love the sparkle layers. Thank you for sharing your ideas, making the video and being part of the giveaway

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  34. Another pretty card made with the Hero Arts kit. I like how you inked the whole front panel and then heat embossed it, nice shine. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  35. What a great idea to cut three oval borders in three coordinating colors !! Very pretty card!

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  36. Beautiful card! I like how dimensional it looks, like you're entering the forest.

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  37. Love your card and the way your pixies look like they are in the forest. Hoping their pixie dust lands on me and I win the kit

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  38. That's similar to the idea I had when I first seen the kit. Beautiful!

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  39. Love the way you constructed your frame...so clever of you and the dimension and interest it has is phenomenal.

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  40. Oh wow! Your card is a dream!!! Absolutely amazing!!! <3

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  41. Love your card. The dimensions you added are awesome.

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  42. That glitter really adds to the magic!

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  43. Love this fairy dusty card. So elegent

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  44. Those layers draw you right in, beautiful!

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  45. Thank you, Clare, for sharing your beautiful card with along with your techniques. And I think you do a great job with ink blending! Thanks for sharing your talent us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

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  46. Wow! You made me part of the forest. Great card.

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  47. What a pretty card. The layered floral dies really draw you in. Great Hero Arts Kit!

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  48. Stunning card and I love the color scheme!

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  49. Beautiful card!! Loved your take on it!!🙋

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  50. your card is beyond gorgeous!!

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  51. Hi Clare, You did a fabulous job creating your card! I really enjoyed watching how you created each step on your video. Thank you for sharing!

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  52. This is great. I just got all those Distress Ink colors today.

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  53. Such a pretty card! I love this kit!

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  54. Gorgeous execution of color and depth! Love this card.

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  55. Beautiful design, love your card!

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  56. such a sweet magical world you've created!

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  57. TY Hero Arts. I love fairy cards and this set is fantastic. Beautiful design and great video Clare. Have a magical day.

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  58. love the layered card, thanks for the inspiration

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  59. I love the sparkle paper! So pretty!

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  60. Beautiful night scene. I think you did a great job of blending. I especially like the layering around the fairies.

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  61. Love the dimension on this card. The card is gorgeous!

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  62. Fabulous card - Lovely inking (despite what you say) ;-)

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  63. Gorgeous card and love all that sparkle!

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  64. I love the layering and the colors! Super pretty card & im so excited to get my kit!

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  65. The black, navy and teal is so beautiful with your ink blended background! Such a gorgeous card!!

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  66. Your card is gorgeous. This kit is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Fabulous card!! You are very talented!!!

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  68. This card is beautiful. Love the colours and the layers

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  69. I am so in love with the pixies - and the fact that the kit included die cuts makes it hard to resist.

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  70. Beautiful card! Loved watching how you created it ;-) thank you!

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  71. Your card is beautiful. Love the colors.

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  72. Gorgeous card! I love the depth of the scene!

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  73. Going into your magical, sparkling forest through the 3-D layers is amazing. The video makes it looks doable. Thank you.

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  74. Wow, I love the layered 'tunnel'. Great job.

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  75. Glitter, fairy, fabulous! I love your background and all those different colored layers! Great tip with the glitter paper, now I can make any color paper I have be glittery. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  76. Amazing colours, absolutely love this card :)

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  77. WOW!! This is such a beautiful card! I ordered the kit, but now I need to order the second die cut, the add on. Thank you for this gorgeous card.

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  78. Clare this is an outstanding card, I stepped through into the moonlight to follow those fairies. Thank you.

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  79. This month's kit is fabulous! Beautiful example!

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  80. I love the texture these dies give the card.

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  81. I love the texture these dies give the card.

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  82. My girls would so love to play with this kit as we craft for homeschooling! Gorgeous card and kit, just no money to buy ;o(
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~God bless~

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  83. Your card makes me feel like I'm truly looking into a magical world.

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  84. Your card is just gorgeous - thanks so much for the video explaining all the steps and tips!

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  85. Your card makes me feel like I'm truly looking into a magical world.

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  86. Love your card! I appreciate the video!

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  87. I love your stacked ombre. It seems to draw you into the scene. Very pretty.

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  88. Clare, this card is WOW!!! The layered diecuts is fantastic!

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  89. You said, "Simple, and fun>". I say, "VERY FUN!!!"!

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  90. Layering the dies makes for a very dramatic result. Well done. Thanks.

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  91. Love the double layers and the colors you used, this is so super cute.

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  92. This was the first video I saw by using Heroarts Aug. monthly kit and really got inspired. Very pretty card. Thank you.

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  93. Love the card and the detail you put into it. I think your colouring is great and thanks for the idea about using the paper towel to hold the card and (hopefully) keep the ink off my fingers.

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  94. Oh my goodness! I LOVE all the layering and the inking on your card!! So amazing. I volunteer to be the recipient of this card if you need one. 😉 Thank you for your beautiful post. This kit is awesome.

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  95. Beautiful card. Your color choice is awesome.

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  96. Love your card, it is so pretty. The way your stacked the border die cuts was great. Thanks for the video.

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  97. Love the dimension! Beautiful card!

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  98. What's better than glitter and fairies. A beautiful card with all the layers and sparkle,

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  99. Very lovely card that looks hard to make!! After watching your video, it just looks hard!! Thanks for all your tips and tricks!!!!

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  100. Amazing card design, with all those layers used it added that final touch to make it all come together. You did s great job blending colors for the background. Love it!!!

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  101. Love the dimension here. Lovely card.

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  102. I love your layered background - gorgeous card!

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  103. Beautiful card and, yay, for glitter!!! TFS!!

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  104. Your card is stunning!!! Love it and this new card kit:)

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  105. Love the layers.
    I didn't understand the die until I saw
    it used - and it's wonderful.
    thanks for sharing a beautiful card.

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  106. Love love love this card!!! Thank you!!!

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  107. Love love love this card!!! Thank you!!!

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  108. this is a wonderful card...and those lawyers are so very special.

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  109. I love how u have layered this card it's got such personality! Great job

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  110. Oh so pretty! Love how you did the multi layered window. Thank you for sharing!

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  111. Oh that sparkling blue and all the other details, just make this look even more whimsical!

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  112. This kit is a mixed of elegance and magical vibe! I love it and it is perfect for my card making projects. I've been sending letters to different part of the world and my letters will look so beautiful with the use of these stamps! The Shakespearean Poetry Stamp is one of the stamps that I liked the most because of poetry and words on it but I also like the Fairy Stamp and Dreams Are Made Stamp because they are very detailed! I really want this kit and I can't wait to use them and share them with my friends!

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  113. Wow awesome card. You took it to the next level.

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  114. As I watch through each designer's creation using this card kit, the more I find this kit truly awesome. At first, it was a bit intimidating with the intricate die & stamp set but I am truly enjoying looking through each designer's craft using this kit.

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  115. Reminds me of the forest at dusk. Beautiful color choices. This kit is pretty special. Thanks for a chance to win

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  116. Love this kit. Had to order one lol

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  117. I love the background! It looks like it has light for the background and I know it's the color you used and the way you did it.

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  118. Beautiful sense of depth in your card. Thanks!

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  119. Such a lovely set to use and I really like what you did with it. It looks so great.

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  120. Thanks for the video. The sparkle just adds so much beauty to this card.

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  121. What a beautiful card!! Love the shaded background and sparkle!!

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  122. Great kit and theme, and love the versatile dies. Love the sparkle paper and colors on your card.

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  123. Beautiful card, love all the details that went into the making of your card, I have watched your video twice now and am just in awwww of your talent! TFS!

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  124. Gorgeous, gorgeous card! This kit is one to have!

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  125. Thank you for not only explaining what you did, but also making a video of it. This is very helpful for someone just starting out. Beautiful card!

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  126. Wow, I love it fairies playing in the moonlight a midsummer's night dream for sure. I love your choice of colors. Gets my creative juices flowing.

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  127. Wow beautiful card, love the background and the layering that you did with all that sparkle.

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  128. wow is that ever pretty, nicely done!!!!

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  129. Beautiful card! I love all the layering and how you colored the background!

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  130. Gorgeous! I love the layering of the frame and the color combo is stunning.

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  131. Well, now I know I need the August Kit AND the Shakespearean add on. They are just too wonderful together to ignore. Such a lovely combination of images and sentiments, it makes my heart happy!

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  132. Love your card! The lighting is gorgeous! I took a class on Shakespeare in college and loved it! Thx for sharing!

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  133. What a great idea to sparkle emboss all three frames! I can't wait to try this. ! Thank-you! Smiles from Veronica in Canada :)

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  134. Beautiful! I bet the sparkle is gorgeous IRL!

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  135. I adore your card! Love the glitter and darker colors you used! Darker colors are my favorite! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  136. Love that die cut layers, great scene and I always love blue colors, great card

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  137. love the layers...just gorgeous

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  138. Oh how I love your beautiful card, Clare! this kit is amazing

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  139. Fabulous card. So glittery and gorgeous. Loving this kit.

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  140. Wow! What a great technique. I will definitely be trying this out myself!

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  141. Lovely use of all the elements.

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  142. Lovely use of all the elements.

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  143. Beautiful card! I know you said the dies make it easy, but you created so much depth with the stamping and layers!

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  144. Wow stunning card love the colors and the layering

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