Thursday, February 13, 2014

You're Invited to a Party Tonight! Illustrator Hop

Good morning!  Today, the Illustrators have put together a little invitation hop for you! This hop features stamps that will be released tonight! So come hop along with us and don't forget to add a comment on each blog.  We will pick a random winner to win an awesome grab bag of Gina K. Design Goodies!!

 Today I have a new video for you coloring the iris in my Stately Flowers 8 set, it has always been one of my favorite flowers!  I hope you love this simple Copic coloring technique and card made with very minimal supplies. :)
 
 Tip: To color with a different shade (blue, purple, yellow, etc)  follow these exact same steps using two shades of your desired color instead of the red and pink you see here.  :)

Supplies used: Gina K Designs Stately Flowers 8
Pure Luxury Heavyweight White  Cardstock
Gina K. Black Onyx Ink
Copics: R27, R22, G21, G07
ahdesive pearls, red ribbon, pop dots,  die and die cutting machine

On Monday, I will be sharing another video during our hop using one of the frames in my Stately Flowers 8 Studio cut file, which you got a peek of at the beginning of today's tutorial, free for all of you starting tonight on the StampTV Freebies page.

One thing, though, I forgot to flip it over and show you the inside, no bleed through when you use the heavyweight cardstock. This is very important to remember if you are going to color with Copics on single layer card, it is the only paper I have used that doesn't bleed through. (Plus, it's not flimsy like layering weight, which you *want* when yo are layering to prevent unnecessary weight and bulk, but which I would never really use for a card base, unless I was OUT of cardstock. ;)

I hope you will join us tonight at our release party in the  StampTV Release Party Forum from 7-9 PM Central for full set reveals, contests, new samples, chatting and more!  All new products will be available for purchase at Gina K. Designs at 7PM Central. 

Now please check out more peeks from our illustrators with their newest sets!  Start hopping and be sure to leave a comment!!
Becky Oehlers-Folk Filigree

See you tonight!

141 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love the coloring video. The embossed frame looks awesome!

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  2. Beautiful stamp and really appreciated the tutorial. Please can you tell me where to get the sentiment from corinthians? Thank you.

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    1. It is in the same set as the iris, Stately Flowers 8. Available tonight! Glad you like it!

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  3. Lovely color of the Iris. I love that flower and can hardly wait for its release.

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  4. Gasp! That is absolutely stunning. The verse from my favorite passage from the Bible with my favorite flower. It doesn't get any better than that. Thanks for the great coloring tutorial - can't wait to try it out - and can't wait to see the rest of this gotta have set.

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  5. Melanie, that card is amazingly beautiful. I love the vibrant colors. Thank you for the video, too.

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  6. I love the iris flower, too and this set looks beautiful and I am always thankful when the cut files are available especially when you provide the frames. Your card and coloring seems so effortless but so beautiful.

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  7. stunning card, love it, thanks for sharing the video I am relatively new to copics, having a blast playing with them it certainly helps to see how others use them.
    Thanks again

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  8. Your card is beyond stunning, I can't stop looking at it!! I'm so excited for the release tonight, the stamp sets look awesome. Thanks for the great video, and great inspiration!!

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  9. Melanie, your coloring technique video is so helpful!! Your card is beautiful!

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  10. What an elegant card. I can't wait to see the rest of your set. I love the Iris and look forward to many variations of colors. Love your videos. Thanks

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  11. This card took my breath away. One of my favorite Bible verses, gorgeous stamp, an excellent tutorial. It just doesn't get any better than this!

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  12. GORGEOUS! I love your coloring tutorials. Love this set too! (still waiting on Massachusetts! ;) )

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  13. Beautiful set. Love your coloring on that gorgeous Iris. I can't wait till 7:00. :)

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  14. What a beautiful iris stamp. Thanks for the great Copic coloring tips too!

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  15. Melanie- this is breathtaking- absolutely a great video and colored beautifully. Way to go!

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  16. Great card. Can't wait to see the new set!

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  17. Melaine, your card is so stunning! Love the embossing and the beautifully colored flower.

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  18. Love all tour sets! This one is just beautiful!

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  19. This card is amazing! I absolutely love it. And the tutorial is pretty awesome as well :)

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  20. Gorgeous coloring! One of my favorite flowers. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  21. I love all your flowers, but since I am truly an Iris fanatic, I fell in love with this with the first glimpse and have just been waiting to buy it. I'm so excited.

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  22. Oh, oh, oh!! I love this card! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  23. Beautiful card, very inspiring video. I always learn so much when watching your videos. Thank you. My front yard is full of Siberian Iris' and always in full bloom for Mother's Day so I guess I'll be picking up this stamp set for sure.

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  24. This is a beautiful card. I love the Iris too. My favorite flower. Not seen it in the reds before. Stunning. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  25. HA HA! You can tell it's snow-stormin' because it's 10:45 and we already have 30 comments on our blogs! Great video -- love your iris set! AND THE BIG LARGE saying! LOL! XO

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  26. the colors are just amazing! Thanks so much for the ideas

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  27. I love the Iris - it looks so real! Your shading is perfect. Thank you for showing how to do this beautiful card.

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  28. The sentiment and flower go so well together. Same size scale. Bold and beautiful. Great combo!

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  29. Absolutely beautiful card and loved the video. Your coloring and shading are perfect. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  30. I can hardly wait for this release...your eye popping card is EXQUISITE , Sooo beautiful! Loving everything about these products...see you tonight!

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  31. Really beautiful. The iris is such a wonderful flower to have for coloring, with its endless color variations. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Stunning card, Melanie! Irises are one of my absolute favorite flowers! Thanks for the great video tutorial on how you colored it. I can't wait to see the rest of the stamps in this set!

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  33. Ohh! Lovely iris! I like how you added the dry embossing on the single layer card.

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  34. beautiful - love the simplicity and nice video too

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  35. The iris, the sentiment, the butterfly and the embossing all go together to make a stunning card! Thanks for the video.

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  36. Mel, you make the coloring look so easy. Thanks for the videos you make.Your flowers are beautiful!!

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  37. You do amazing work!!! Thank you so much for sharing your artistic skills with those of us (ME) who are less artistic!!! Your video made me think, "Hey! I can do that!" :-)

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  38. Very lovely! Another great video too. I am looking so forward to seeing the rest of this set tonight.

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  39. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Just love this flower! But then again, I always love your flower design stamps!

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  41. I am new to coloring with Copics and a little intimidated but your video made it look so easy and pretty! Thank you for sharing.

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  42. Melanie, your cards are always so gorgeous. Never would i have thought to color this beautiful iris in red. thanks for sharing all your talent with us.

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  43. Melanie, all of your flower stamps are gorgeous. To see them colored in makes them spectacular! Another winner.

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  44. What more can I say that hasn't already been said....Wonderful, Beautiful, AND can't wait for tonight. Thanks for sharing your gifted talent with us.

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  45. Melanie, your card and stamps are just lovely. I think your designs are magnificent and so user friendly. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  46. Lovely image and wonderful card! Thank you!

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  47. May very favorite stamps are the Stately Flowers. You do such a nice job with those stamps Melanie. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  48. Absoluteley beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Absoluteley beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Melanie your card is so beautiful and I love the iris so much. Thanks again for great illustrations and wonderful video on how you did colored it.

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  51. Very pretty card. I love the versatility of those stamps.

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  52. What can I say but WOW!! Such a beautiful stamp and card. I can't say that I blame you for the Iris being your favorite. Yours is just beautiful. Thank you.

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  53. Your stamp sets are always so gorgeous and easy to work with because of the shading you present. The video is terrific and your card is absolutely gorgeous. The embossing was the perfect finishing touch. TFS

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  54. Beautiful iris! Love how you embossed with the die to add dimension! Can't wait to buy this stamp set!

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  55. love all your beautiful flower stamps and your videos are awesome for coloring them in.

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  56. LOVE the flower card. I think the Iris is also my favorite as well

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  57. Wow this is very very Love I love your coloring!

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  58. Iris is also one of my favorite flowers and it is fabulous in red. Thanks for the video. Watching others color really gives me some ideas and techniques,

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  59. Melanie, you've answered a basic question for me in your video...do you color BEFORE you emboss?. Thanks for that! My first born daughter loves irises, I may have to gift her this set......hmmmm, maybe not...

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  60. WOW, what a perfectly colored card...soooooo elegant!
    Jan

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  61. Love your card and video! So helpful to see you co,or the flower. gorgeous!

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  62. Gorgeous card! So elegant. Like your tutorials - they are so helpful.

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  63. Love this card, especially the coloring technique. Want to try it with the purple/blue combination with a touch of yellow and white. I'm recording Amer.Idol tonight so I can come to the party. Thanks

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  64. Truly lovely - thanks for the video!

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  65. Gorgeous iris stamp, thanks for the coloring technique.
    Cher

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  66. Thank you so much for the beatiful card. I love that scripture.

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  67. Absolutely beautiful and full of coloring inspiration.

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  68. Irises are my favorite flowers. This is a gorgeous stamp. So many possible colors. Looking forward to tonight's party. Love when you do the videos.

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  69. WOW, absolutely gorgeous! love the red

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  70. Thanks for showing us your coloring technique on the iris. Beautifully done, looks real!

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  71. Beautiful card. Learned a lot from the video on how to color the Iris.

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  72. Do I need to bring a Copic refill station to you, sweetie? :) Better yet, come visit me! Loved your video and of course, your gorgeous Iris -- it's the first thing I colored from this set!

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  73. Wonderful card!!! Great coloring!
    gracielledesign.blogspot.com

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  74. Wow! Your iris stamp is stunning. Thanks so much for the video. Theresa x

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  75. your iris card is absolutely beautiful and thanks for showing us how you colored it.

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  76. Beautiful card. I love the simplicity of this card.

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  77. This card is beautiful. Such vibrant coloring

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  78. Very elegant and beautiful coloring.

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  79. Thank you for the awesome coloring tutorial. I'm new to Copics and it really helps to see how to blend like you do. This is the stamp set I'm waiting it's beautiful.

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  80. Great video and stunning card.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  81. Beautiful! I love doing Scripture cards. This is so inspiring!

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  82. Gorgeous Iris card; loved the tutorial. Thanks for that and the tips offered in coloring with Copics.

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  83. Gorgeous creation! Love the iris flower! Thank you so much for including another bible verse in your stamp sets I love it when you do! Have a Blessed day!

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  84. Melanie, I am crazy for your stately flowers. I absolutely love the iris! ❤️

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  85. Hi Melanie,
    Thanks for the great video on copic coloring the flower. I really needed that! Your card is so beautiful. The iris comes to life!

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  86. Oh wow! The coloring is just so pretty! I love the embossing too!

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  87. beautiful Iris. Thanks for the tutorial

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  88. Melanie, I love your state flower sets. Thanks for the tip on copic coloring.

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  89. Fabulous video Melanie. I have a very difficult time with a one-layer card. Your card looks amazing! Thank you for the coloring tips too.

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  90. Beautiful stamp and gorgeous coloring. I'm always anxious to see your new stamps, Melanie. Thanks

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  91. So lovely! Iris is one of my favorites too. I like the embossing although I didn't recognize which die set that is from. I'll have to go look it up.

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  92. OMG - this is just stunning! I’m so excited about tonight and really looking forward to hanging out with you all! Hugs!

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  93. Melanie, what bold and beautiful flowers!!! Congratulations on another awesome set! And thank you for working with reds for us. They always leak out of the image lines for me :'( so watching you may help me I hope. Aloha ♥

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  94. Amazing! The Iris is one of my favorites as well. I used to have the deep violet ones in my garden several decades ago and they are very nostalgic for me. Cannot wait for the release tonight.

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  95. This card is absolutely stunning! I can't wait to see the rest, I'm a big fan of your flower sets!

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  96. Just gorgeous!! I love the brightness of the red against the white card..the flower really pops!

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  97. Your card is absolutely beautiful. The flower looks like it is made of velvet.

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  98. This is just gorgeous! The flower, the embossing, the coloring, and the sentiment--just a lovely card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  99. What a beautifully elegant card! Love it all!

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  100. WOW! That is the most stunning card! That iris looks as if you could "smell" it.

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  101. Fantastic iris stamp & card! That is my favorite flower in all the world! Thanks for the video, the embossing brought it up a notch!

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  102. Melanie such a beautiful card. I love all the elements on it! Your tutorial was very helpful, thanks!

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  103. i can't wait to get this beautiful stamp

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  104. Love this. This stamp set is going in my cart.

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  105. What an amazing card! The iris is one of my favorite flowers and the coloring is perfect. This will definitely be a favorite stamp set!

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  106. Beautiful one yet again, love it

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  107. Melanie, I love your flowers -- every last one of them! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial on how to color the iris. I can hardly wait to try it out for myself.

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  108. Loved watching your colouring technique, the card is just stunning, the embossing was the perfect touch

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  109. Such great ideas, always new and exciting.

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  110. Simply elegant card - love the iris and the coloring !!!

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  111. Love the sentiment in this new set! Your colouring is superb!

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  112. Beautiful card. Watched your excellent video and left a comment on youtube.

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  113. Absolutely beautiful card. Love all the Stately Flower stamp sets.

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  114. Stunning Card!!! I am new to copics and your videos are very helpful. Thanks!

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  115. Oh, my goodness, your card is so lovely! I adore that iris. That was my mother's favorite flower, and it has become one of mine, too.

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  116. Beautiful card. Love how you colored the flower.

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  117. Hi Melanie. I love this card, it is stunning. The iris stamp is gorgeous. Thank you for the video, it is so helpful. Have a good day. Can't watch the party as I am in the U.K. : ( Take care.

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  118. That has to be the most eye catching card I have seen today. Just perfect

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  119. Gorgeous gorgeous flowers. Your coloring is exquisite, it looks so real. Love that butterfly too.

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  121. The iris is my favorite spring garden flower. You really do a good job with your coloring.
    Thanks & Great job !!!

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  122. WOW Melanie! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love your new set!

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  123. Loved watching you video. Thanks for the inspiration

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  124. I have learned so much from your cooring tutorials and techniques. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with those of us who may be lacking in that department but have gobs of good intentions and drive. Beautiful card as always!

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  125. This card is beautiful! I learn so much from your videos. Lost power , couldnt post due to the storm.

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