Thursday, April 7, 2016

Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop


I'm excited and honored to be a part of the Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop!
There are prizes galore from some fabulous sponsors, and special offers
to help commemorate and celebrate Altenew's milestone.
 
You should have arrived here from Svitlana's fabulous blog. If not, start
at the Altenew blog and be sure to leave comments along the way.

My card uses the Wild Hibiscus stamp set. I gold embossed the images
on watercolor card stock, then I used Altenew's dye inks to color them.


I used a forgiving technique to paint the images by brushing water inside
the embossed images, then dropping in color and letting it spread on its own.
 After letting it air dry, I cut the panel and adhered it to a top folding card.
 

The sentiment was white embossed on a strip of black card stock and popped up
with dimensional adhesive. I finished off the card with some shiny gold sequins.
I'm the last blog for today's group of designers. The celebration continues
tomorrow at the Altenew blog. Happy hopping and happy shopping!

Note: All winners have been chosen. Visit Altenew here to see if you're a winner!




687 comments:

  1. Beautiful watercolor technique and I love the gold embossing, Donna!

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  2. Fabulous! I love the colours you used! A truly lovely summery card!

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  3. That golden embossing makes this card even prettier! Lovely work!!

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  4. I love the gold embossing...it makes the card so lovely! Great Job!

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  5. So pretty & I love your painting technique!

    all the best, Liz M xxx

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  6. Love how you play with watercolor with beautiful embossing, a striking creation!

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  7. So soft and pretty :) Great card Donna.
    Kate xx

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  8. The gold embossed images are exquisite!
    It's a masterpiece.

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  9. WOW! Beautiful card, I love your creations. Thank you for being you, and you create such beautiful works of art. Thank you for your extraordinary design. I am glad that I have a chance to win :-)
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  10. What a beautiful card you've created. The gold embossing with the soft water colors is just lovely.

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  11. Very "on Trend" card. Love the gold embossing. Happy Anniversary Altenew!

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  12. The gold embossing really is beautiful on your lovely card.

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  13. Love the way the gold really makes those colors pop. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Very cute card, I love watercolor with embossing, it looks great.

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  15. Very pretty and I love the gold embossing

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  16. Those colors are gorgeous. Beautiful card, Donna.

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  17. The gold embossing sure is so perfect with the coloring. I love this forgiving watercolor technique too.

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  18. Wow!! I love the gold embossing and watercoloring!!!

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  19. The gold embossing really makes your water coloring colors pop! Very rich - love it!

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  20. Very pretty! Love the bright colors with the gold!

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  21. What a gorgeous card to end all the amazing inspiration!

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  22. Beautiful card! Love the colors and the gold! <3

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  23. A beautiful watercoloured card - so pretty.

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  24. Very beautiful blooms Donna, great to see you on the Hop to celebrate Altenew!

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  25. Very gentle and beautiful card! Thanks for such beauty)))

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  26. Wonderful card! I always love gold embossing paired with watercolouring!

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  27. Just beautiful, Donna - LOVE the look of the gold embossing.

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  28. I love this stamp set and the card you made is really pretty; I love the colors you used.

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  29. The gold embossing, mixed with those lovely watercolors, makes for one incredibly beautiful card, Donna!

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  30. Really delicate and pretty. Loving the gold embossing and how you've dropped the ink into the flowers and let them spread ..A loose and such an effective way of colouring. Thank you for the inspiration x

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  31. Lovely card, water color simply makes these flowers sing and using black for the sentiment...pops. Thank you.

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  32. Thank you for such a lovely card. Happy Birthday, Altenew.

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  33. Loving the watercoloring. Thanks for sharing!

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  34. The gold embossing and artsy coloring really look lovely together. I'll have to try this.

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  35. Beautiful card. love the embossing. Thank you

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  36. Those are such pretty vibrant flowers!

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  37. Just lovely, I love flowers embossed with gold.

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  38. just getting into watercoloringthanks

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  39. I love gold embossing powders and watercolor on floral stamp images! So much more vibrant than black!

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  40. I am so in love with gold embossing powder! I normally only use on sentiments. Thanks for the inspiration. Beautiful card.

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  41. Gorgeous watercolor card, love the vibrant color combo!

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  42. Beautiful card. I like the combination of vibrant colors, gold and black!

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  43. The gold embossing is gorgeous with the watercolouring!

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  44. Gold embossing and watercolor - the perfect combo! Love your card.

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  45. Gorgeous card! Love the beautiful colors you've used :)

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  46. Thanks, Donna, for participating in this fun and inspiring hop. Love the "forgiving" and simple water coloring you did! I can do simple! Keep up the good work.

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  47. Love these a-la-watercoloured effect cards - so delicate, feminine and elegant .. thank you for inspiring us and joining in the Altenew celebrations - hugs from Australia :)

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  48. Wonderful card! Thank you for being a part of the Altenew Blog Hop!

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  49. I love the contrast between the solid outline and the soft color inside. So neat.

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  50. So beautiful - I really like the gold embossing with the watercoloring!

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  51. This is lovely! I never gave this stamp set a second look, now I want to go back to the store and look at it again. TFS!

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  52. Love you card - the colors and the gold layer really make your card breathtaking.

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  53. SO beautiful, Donna! Love the gold and the pretty vibrant colors.

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  54. Amazing cards...thanks for the inspiration!

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  55. Such a pretty card, and looks fairly easy to try. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  56. This is beautiful with the gold and the water-colour effect. Love it!

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  57. Just beautiful water colors. Hugs,Heather

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  58. Just beautiful water colors. Hugs,Heather

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  59. Very pretty card. Great colour choice.

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  60. Gorgeous colors and layout. great job.

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  61. Beautiful card - wonderful watercolor technique!

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  62. The combination of gold embossing and watercoloring: wonderful!

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  63. A really special birthday card. Your watercoloring is lovely!

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  64. Easy technique and beautiful results.

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  65. Makes me wanna get out my embossing powders and play love the card.

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  66. LOVE this technique...vibrant, sweet watercolor. Beautiful card.

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  67. splendide design great result thank you for sharing

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  68. Beautiful card, love your watercolouring!

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  69. very pretty love their stamps and inks and dies!!!

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  70. Beautiful card! I love the gold embossed outline!

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  71. Beautiful, stunning, awesome! Really love what you have created and how you created it. ! Thanks for the blog hop and awesome inspirations Karen x

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  72. I love the colors you chose... beautiful.

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  73. Gorgeous card! Love the gold embossing and watercolors together.

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  74. So pretty, the gold embossing with the Watercoloring really makes the image stand out!

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  75. Donna this is so pretty, the technique has worked perfectly and I love the gold embossing 💗

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  76. Sweet, sweet card....so bright and cheerful! Thank you for sharing your inspiration!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  77. Gorgeous card! Love the gold embossing!

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  78. Love the colors used. Simply gorgeous.

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  79. Lovely card! It makes me want to pull out my gold embossing powder.

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  80. Love the gold embossing with the beautiful watercolors.

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  81. This is so beautiful and elegant! I love this!! :)

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  82. Love the combination of gold embossing and bright watercolouring. So much fun :)

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  83. Very pretty and happy card. The colors are perfect.

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  84. Beautiful card - simple and elegant.

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  85. Great card love the flowers so bright and pretty!

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  86. This card is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  87. So pretty Donna! I love the gold embossing and your coloring technique.

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  88. Beautiful card even if I don't win the giveaway pleade mail me this card. ItsI so gorgorge

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  89. Beautiful card even if I don't win the giveaway pleade mail me this card. ItsI so gorgorge

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  90. Gorgeous flowers, love the gold accents and the black makes everything POP!

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  91. Gorgeous and you make it sound so simple!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  92. Just love this card!!! Thank you.

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  93. Simple technique that produced beautiful results. I love the card. Thank you for sharing.

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  94. Your cards is so pretty and cheery! I love it! Thank you so much

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  95. Bright and happy with a touch of gold- wonderful. Thank you.

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  96. Such a beautiful card! Love the colors!

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  97. Love this watercolor technique on your pretty card!

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  98. Love the gold embossing.
    the technique you used for painting the
    flowers made for fantastic flowers.
    thanks for sharing.

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  99. Pretty colors with the gold embossing detail! Happy Birthday Altenew!

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  100. Lucky is the person who receives this card.

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  101. I love your gold embossing!! I usually emboss outlines in black!!

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  102. Gorgeous card, Donna. I love the colors!

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  103. Gorgeous card! Love the gold embossing.

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  104. Such a lovely card!! Very beautiful embossed flowers!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  105. Pretty watercolor technique! Love the gold embossing!

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  106. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Love the gold embossing and the watercoloring.

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  107. Great watercolour effect, lovely card!

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  108. Love the watercoloring. Thanks for sharing the how-to. I think I could even do this! Beautiful card.

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  109. Very pretty card. Especially like your color palette.

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  110. I just adore how you did your card with the gold embossing and beautiful water colors. What a fun hop filled with inspiration!

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  111. Beautiful card. Love the gold embossing.

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  112. Gorgeous gold embossing on your pretty cards, Donna! I love this great color!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  113. Love the gold embossing and watercolors!

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  114. All the beauty in this blog hop has taken my breath away. Your card is so elegantly gorgeous!

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  115. The vibrant water colors with gold embossing are just too gorgeous! Absolutely love this card!

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  116. Well what a corker to finish with. I love it. I feel like the easter bunny after all that hopping. Great blog hop. Xx

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  117. The gold embossing adds an elegant touch to this lovely card!

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  118. I love this card! It is very elegant and playful at the same time!

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  119. Beautiful cards. Love the gold embossing. TFS

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  120. Beautiful cards, I like the embossing around the images. tfs!

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  121. Lovely! The colors are so pretty and I like the embossing.

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  122. Golden embossing, flowers and watercolor.... WOW! I love it!

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  123. So pretty! I love (and use) this technique for water coloring often. Thank you for sharing.

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  124. So pretty, Donna! Love the gold embossing!

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  125. Beautiful card!! I love the gold embossing and watercoloring!!

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  126. your card is beautiful. I will definitely try this technique.

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  127. Your card is gorgeous! I have been working with gold embossing powder too and it really is beautiful! You are very talented and I love your creations!

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  128. This card is so beautiful! I love the gold embossing and coloring!

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  129. Last but certainly not left out. Gold is always so classic. Thanks.

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  130. Beautiful card, Donna. I forget to emboss with gold. It really adds a nice touch. I think I'll try that instead of white next time.

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  131. Beautiful colors and watercolor technique.

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  132. This is probably my favorite card making technique. I'm not much of an artist but I can fool people! :)

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  133. SQUEAL!! SO BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the design and the Colors!! =)

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  134. Love this technique since it always gives such an amazing result! ❤️❤️❤️ Stunning!

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  135. The colors are so vibrant... perfect for spring/summer!

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  136. Gorgeous card! Classy and bright! Thanks for sharing!

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  137. Always adore your cards on IG - this is no exception!!! 😍

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  138. Sooo stunning! I love it, simply gorgeous!

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  139. Well, I am loving this "forgiving" technique you used because it makes your beautiful flowers look natural. Flowers are all unique. Your creation is gorgeous!

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  140. This is so bright and vibrant! I love how the gold embossing makes it look so elegant too!

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  141. Stunning! Pretty colors and design.

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  142. Love this watercolor technique. A very pretty card!

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  143. very pretty - love your color choses - it is both elegant but bright :)

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  144. Love the gold embossing & your beautiful water coloring. Gorgeous card!

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  145. I did not know that you could water color with the altenew ink pads. I just placed an order for all of the mini inkpads. Well that made my day. I love to watercolor. What a beautiful card and can not wait to try the watercoloring technique you used. Thank you.

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  146. Your blooms are so pretty, love your watercoloring!

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  147. LOVELOVELOVE the gold embossing! Can't wait to watercolor using my Altenew inks!! I absolutely love the colors and am glad to know that I can watercolor with them too!! That makes them even more incredible in my opinion!! TFS!

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  148. Very sweet and pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  149. Beautiful watercolor technique on the lovely stamps. Great job!

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  150. Beautiful cards Donna! Awesome technique:) and thanks for the tip!! Happy anniversary Altenew

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  151. Beautiful cards...love the watercolors with the gold.

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  152. Gold embossing and watercolor = match made in heaven! Your card is just beautiful and the colors are lovely.

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  153. Love your gold embossing and watercolor. Beautiful card.

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