Saturday, April 10, 2021

Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 + Giveaway




Hello everyone! 

Today I’m joining Altenew in celebrating their 7th Anniversary Blog Hop! Happy Birthday, Altenew! Be sure to check out the Altenew Blog for all the inspiration and where fun begins! 



One of my favorite things about Altenew is their amazing floral designs. So for my today’s card I used my favorite Forever in Love stamp set.
I've started by stamping the images from this stamp set with Antique Linen distress ink onto piece of watercolor paper and watercolored the images using my favorite watercolors.


I watercolored the flowers using coral pink paint and the leaves with blue-green mixed with sepia.
Once my coloring was done, I splattered the flowers with the leftover paint and also with pearlescent paint. Next, I’ve die cut the images with coordinating dies.


I slightly watercolored the background with brown paint and splattered it with the leftover paint and also pearlescent paint. I adhered the flowers on top of my panel with foam tape and mounted my card onto light grey card base. 


I white heat embossed the sentiment from Extra Special stamp set onto tiny stripe of black cardstock and finished my card with clear sequins and pearls.




Over $1,400 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $70 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 15 lucky winners. There are also 19 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:




Be sure to leave comments by 18th April 2021 for a chance to win one of 41 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!" 41 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 24th April 2021.



Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!

207 comments

  1. Your coloring is outstanding! LOVE the splatters!

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  2. Hi from India! Love the amazing coloring!

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  3. Hi from Scotland, cards are just stunning.

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  4. Hello from Delaware. Your card is amazing. Thanks for sharing

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  5. Hello from Matthews, North Carolina! Your card is very inspiring, thank you for sharing your creativity!!

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  6. Hi From Wisconsin -
    wow this card is breath taking - thanks for sharing

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  7. Hello from Virginia! Absolutely gorgeous card. Your watercoloring is amazing.

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  8. Hello from Waverly Georgia USA!! Swoon!! Your card is breathtaking!! I have always loved your watercolors but this card is extraordinary!! You are truly one of the most talented artists I have ever seen! Plus, you have talked me into ordering this stamp!! ❤️

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  9. Hi from Michigan! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. Your coloring is excellent.

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  10. Oooh! I have that set, I am going to get it out today and TRY (lol) to make something as beautiful as your card!

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  11. Oooh! I have that set, I am going to get it out today and TRY (lol) to make something as beautiful as your card!

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  12. barbara lassiter10 April, 2021

    Hi from Wilmington, DE! This is beautiful. Your watercoloring is so awesome!

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  13. Hello from Wisconsin! Wow! Your coloring is fantastic!!

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  14. Greetings from the Lilac Capital, Rochester, NY, USA!! I'm always so inspired by the wonderful projects that you share!! You make it all looks so easy when I know that a lot of time, thought, and love go into each one!!

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  15. Hi from Pennsylvania, the coloring is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Happy Anniversary Altenew!

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  16. Your no line watercolor ability is stunning! I can't wait to master this technique, but I have a long way to go.

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  17. Hi there from Florida. That is a stunning bouquet. Beautiful stamp set, well painted and a soft background. I can't imagine better.

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  18. Your water coloring is stunning.

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  19. Hi from Texas. Your no-line coloring is stunningly beautiful.

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  20. Hello from Northern Kentucky!! Stunning card with such amazing water coloring!

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  21. Hello from Indianapolis, Indiana! Your watercoloring is so amazing. Thank you for the inspiration and congrats to Altenew on their anniversary.

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  22. Hi from Illinois!! Wow!!! Your card is Amazing!!!!

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  23. Hi from the USA! Kristina, no need for an envelope - this one should go immediately to a frame! Absolutely stunning!
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  24. Hello from California! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

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  25. Hello from BC Canada :) Beautiful card! The watercolour is lovely and so well done! Thank you for the inspiration :)

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  26. Hello from Nebraska. Beautiful card!

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  27. Hi from Orange County,CA. I really like your background. It makes the flowers shine.

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  28. Hi from New Jersey, love your colorful cards!

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  29. Hi from Delaware, USA! Kristina, your water colored card is gorgeous.

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  30. Hi from NorCal. That might be one of the most beautiful coloring jobs I have ever seen. WOW.

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  31. Hi from Georgia! Your coloring is so lovely. Great job!

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  32. Kristina, your card is stunning! Congratulations Altenew!

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  33. You watercoloring is gorgeous.

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  34. You watercoloring is gorgeous.

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  35. Hi from Canada! GORGEOUS!

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  36. Hi from the Texas Gulf coast. This has got to be one of my favorite cards of all three days of this hop so far. Your coloring is just perfection! Beautiful card; thank you for sharing!

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  37. Hi from northwest Alabama! Beautiful card! I know I have been a long time fan of Altenew's floral stamps! They just keep getting better and better too! :)

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  38. Hi I'm from Alberta Canada...love your card ...very beautiful

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  39. Hello from Virginia!
    Wow! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love your awesome watercoloring!

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  40. Hi from Kentucky! Love the beautiful blending you did with these cards.

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  41. Hi from Michigan! Simply darling cards! Congrats Altenew!!

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  42. hi from Minnesota, Wow! I only wish I could color like that. It’s amazing and such a great combination of colors.

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  43. Hey from Jacksonville Beach. Your card would be prize enough. Happy 7th. [Bunny]

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  44. Hi from Minnesota! Your cards are stunning!

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  45. Hi from Minnesota. Amazing watercoloring and stunning card!

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  46. Greetings from Michigan. . . Stunning, your watercoloring is just stunning.

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  47. Hi from Saskatchewan. Wow your watercolouring is amazing!! Would love to watch you watercolour in a video!

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  48. This is the most beautiful card that I have see in three days. The coloring is beyond wonder. You are an artist. Thank you for sharing. This Californian is in awe!

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  49. Hi from Canada! As someone who struggles with watercolour, I am blown away. Absolutely stunning!

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  50. I am trying to teach myself watercolor
    Yours is beautiful!!

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  51. Hello from Washington state. Such a beautiful card! This image is truly lovely and your water coloring is perfect!

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  52. Hello from Wisconsin! Such a beautiful floral. Love the splatters too!

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  53. Hello from Visalia California!! Your card and work is gorgeous!! Thank You for the inspiration!! Cassie Brumbaugh

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  54. Hello from Visalia California!! Your card and work is gorgeous!! Thank You for the inspiration!! Cassie Brumbaugh

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  55. Hello from Visalia California!! Your card and work is gorgeous!! Thank You for the inspiration!! Cassie Brumbaugh

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  56. Hi from San Diego,
    Love your roses...I can smell them from here!!

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  57. Hi from Millstadt, IL
    the flowers are gorgeous.
    Beautiful card. thanks
    for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. Hi from Utah. Your card is beautiful, a true work of art.

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  59. Howdy from Austin, Texas! You are an amazing designer!! Love your work!!

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  60. Hello from Oregon! Your card is stunning. I'm going to use your idea of stamping a shadowy image of leaves first. Ivory looks great, maybe even light gray. Thanks for the ideas!

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  61. Hi from Seattle, Washington the Evergreen State. Your watercoloring is amazing. What is so lovely with the most wonderful colors. Thank you.

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    1. Hello from NY. Your card is beautiful. You are inspiring!!!

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    2. Hello from NY. Your card is beautiful. You are inspiring!!!

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  63. Hello from Illinois! This card is stunning!! Your coloring is absolutely incredible!

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  64. Hi from California!
    Gorgeous coloring on these beautiful blooms! Lovely card!

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  65. Hi from San Francisco Bay Area.
    Such lovely colors and amazing coloring.

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  66. Hi from Arizona! Beautiful cards! Amazing watervoloring!

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  67. Hi from Bend Oregon. Lovely color choices.

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  68. Hi from Kansas City, KS. Such a beautiful card! Love your coloring.

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  69. Hi from Cedar Hill, TN!! Oh my goodness so incredibly beautiful!!!!

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  70. Hi from almost heaven West Virginia. I love your card. Your water coloring is gorgeous.

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  71. That forever in love stamp set is beautiful!

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  72. Hello from Wisconsin. Lovely cards and color choices!

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  73. Hi from Colorado! I wish that I could color like you can. Love the colors that you've chosen!

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  74. Hi from Los Angeles Omg when I saw your coloring I just went WOW! So beautiful. One day I will get there, but my goodness you are talented!

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  75. Hi from St. Paul, MN! Fabulous watercoloring on your beautiful card!

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  76. Hi from Australia! Your card is amazing! Thanks for sharing. šŸ™‚

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  77. Hi from Illinois. This is absolutely stunning, love your watercoloring!

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  78. Hi from Arkansas. Thanks so much for sharing your cards/inspiration.

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  79. Marisela Delgado said: Warm hugs from San Antonio, Texas. So pretty! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  80. Hi from Australia. The flowers just jump from the page. I wish I had your talent for water colouring.

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  81. Hi from Mississippi, your water coloring & card are so beautiful.

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  82. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the soft look you get from watercolours, so pretty!

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  83. That watercolor couldn't be closer to realistic!! Oh my goodness!

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  84. Hi from Arlington Washington USA! Your card is gorgeous and HBD Altenew!

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  85. Hello from Ontario, Canada
    Wow you water colored that!!! It blows my mind the flowers look so realistic.And the leaves love the mixtures of colors.
    Just beautiful.

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  86. Hi from Ohio. Wonderful water coloring, the colors ar outstanding, looks like an original watercolor, not a stamp. Really impressive.

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  87. Hi from Reno, NV! I just pinned your gorgeous card, to go back to later and follow your amazing instructions to create something as beautiful as your watercolor masterpiece. I’m sure I will fall short, as I have a lot to learn, but you are so talented and I’m loving your work!

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  88. Love this use of one of the Forever in Love stamps - the painting is gorgeous!

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  89. Your gorgeous no-line florals look so real they pop off the card1

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  90. Hi from germany ! You did an excellent job on colouring that rose.

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  91. Hi from Delaware. Your flowers are gorgeous! I wish I had half that talent. Thanks for sharing.

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  92. Hello from Huntsville, Alabama! This is absolutely stunning!!! I am always in awe of watercoloring and so wish I had an inkling of your talent!! Altenew watercolored floral cards always catch my eye, I just wish I could do it myself!!

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  93. Hi from NH! Your card is amazing!

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  94. Hi from Arlington, VA! Your watercolored flowers always blow me away and this one is no exception!

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  95. Hi from Burlington, Vermont! Your flowers are so beautiful! Absolutely lovely card.

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  96. Greetings from NH! Your rose is absolutely gorgeous!

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  97. Hi from Wisconsin! Your water colored flowers are beautiful!

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  98. Hi, I'm from from Cape Cod, 'living on the elbow' Happy Anniversary, Altenew! YOWZA! That is some magnificent water coloring!!! AHmazing!

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  99. Hi from Dublin, Ireland! Big fan of your work, always, and today's card is no exception - STUNNING!

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  100. Love those flowers. Hello from Los Angeles, Ca

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  101. Wow, wow, wow. What beautiful water color!

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  102. Hi From Amite, LA. Happy Anniversary AltEnew. Thanks for 7 years of amazing inspiration and products.

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  103. Hi from Pennsylvania. Your card is beautiful! I love the depth of your watercoloring.

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  104. Hello from northern Canada. I am Sara-Lynne. I am a fan of water coloring and love your choice of colours, so realistic looking. Your overall composition is beautiful, love the subtle details like the splatters to the sepia painted background. Thank you for your creativity inspiration.

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  105. Hello from New Hampshire, USA - the sentiment says it all! You inspire me....

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  106. Hello from Lafayette, Indiana! This is such a beautiful card.

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  107. Hi from India !! Your card is super pretty !!

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  108. Hi from Charlotte, North Carolina. Your card is absolutely stunning!

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  109. Hello from the central west coast of Florida. Wow, this card is gorgeous. Your coloring on the flower is stunning. thank you

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  110. Hi from SoCal!! Beautiful card.

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  111. Hi from Elk Grove, CA!! Thank you for making beautiful products for us to enjoy!!! Congratulations Altenew on your anniversary!

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  112. Hi from Elk Grove, CA!! Thank you for making beautiful products for us to enjoy!!! Congratulations Altenew on your anniversary!

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  113. The leaves are exquisite

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  114. The leaves are exquisite

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  115. The leaves are exquisite

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  116. Hi (or "Bonjour") from France.
    Wow the colours are just out of this world ! So impressive!!!!
    Magali

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  117. Gorgeous coloring. From Wisconsin here.

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  118. Hello from Merritt Island, I love your work. Gorgeous card!

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  119. Hello from Ohio... WOW!!! Your flowers are BEAUTIFUL!! I wish I could paint like that!!! Stunning!! ♥️

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  120. Hi from California! Awesome job on all your card!

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  121. Hi from Michigan! Your flowers look real - so beautiful!!

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  122. Hi from Ohio. Oh WOW, so gorgeous!!

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  123. Hi from Switzerland ! Incredibly beautiful card !

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  124. Hi from Waukesha, Wisconsin! I love all of the sweet projects I am seeing. Altenew is also one of my favorite companies for sweet images! Thanks for the opportunity to win some awesome prizes

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  125. Hi from North Carolina! Awesome card. Beautiful watercoloring! Love the colors you used.

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  126. Hello from southern Indiana, USA. Your water colored bouquet is truly a work of art! ❤
    Love this stamp set and so many more from Altenew. Happy 7th anniversary to an awesome company!!

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  127. Hello from FL, oh wow such beautiful watercoloring especially the variation in leaves is stunning!

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  128. Oh how STUNNING!! Your watercoloring is just amazing!!

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  129. Hello from North Carolina. Love the roses. So very pretty!

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  130. Oh my, these cards just keep getting better! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  131. Hi from the NE. Your card is gorgeous. It's as if you can smell the flowers.

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  132. Hi from Brigham City, Utah

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  133. Hi from Nebraska, US! Thank you for sharing your talents! Beautiful watercolor! I especially enjoy how you used the sepia with the blue greens. šŸ’•

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  134. Hi from the Florida Panhandle.
    Beautiful card!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  135. Hi from Calgary Alberta! Beautiful card! Such gorgeous colouring!

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  136. Hi from SW Ohio! Love this so much--gorgeous!

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  137. Hi from Myrtle Beach! Your work is captivatingly charming.

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  138. Hello from Ohio. I was just looking at the Forever in Love set today as a possibility for my daughter's wedding invitations! Glad I got to see yours.

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  139. Greetings from Illinois, USA! Gorgeous watercoloring!!

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  140. Hi from Central Florida! Wow, your card is gorgeous! P.S. Happy Anniversay Altenew!

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  141. Wow! Your coloring is amazing!

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  142. Hi from Chicagoland! Beautiful card! I love your card and your watercoloring! Thanks for sharing!

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  143. Hi from Salem, WI, USA!

    I love your project for the hop! Beautiful dimension and design. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Cheryl (SheStamps)
    Visit my blog - She Stamps

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  144. Hello from Idaho, Kristina! Your watercoloring is exceptional and your card a total beauty! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  145. I must admit, I'm envious of those of you who can watercolor so beautifully. :)

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  146. Hello from Canada BC! Beautiful creation, thank you for sharing.
    Happy anniversary Altenew!

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  147. Stunning. Beautiful coloring!

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  148. Hello from Dundee MI!I love your techniques. I must practice more.

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  149. Your card is stunning! Beautiful coloring!

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  150. Hi from Washington State. Stunning card!

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  151. Hi from Montana, in the USA. WOW- your card is gorgeous! The coloring brings it to life! Thank you for sharing it. Happy Birthday Altenew!

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  152. Hi from Hayden, Alabama! Thank you for sharing this beautiful card!

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  153. Hi from Hawaii! Beautiful coloring!

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  154. Hi from Michigan! Love the soft pastel colors and the spattering.

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  155. Hi from IGH, MN! Such delicate, beautiful watercoloring. TFS, Kristina!

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  156. Hi from Clearwater, FL! Gorgeous flowers!!

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  157. Oh my. You’ve got skills! That floral image is mesmerizing. Thank you from Mukilteo Wa for sharing.

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  158. Hi from KY. Wow! Your colored floral image is absolutely stunning! This is such a gorgeous card.

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  159. Hi from KY. Wow! Your colored floral image is absolutely stunning! This is such a gorgeous card.

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  160. Hi from KY. Wow! Your colored floral image is absolutely stunning! This is such a gorgeous card.

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  161. Hi from KY. Wow! Your colored floral image is absolutely stunning! This is such a gorgeous card.

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  162. Hi from NC. Wonderful inspiration and techniques.

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  163. Hi from Perth, Western Australia. Hello Kristina, your card is absolutely devine. The colouring is so life like and any recipient of your cards would really appreciate your giving such a beautiful personal card.

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  164. Hi from Arizona! Your watercoloring is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  165. Hi from Washington! Gorgeous colors. Your card is beautiful

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  166. Hi from TX! Your watercoloring is Fantastical! You inspire me! šŸ˜‰

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  167. Hi from Sacramento, CA. Outstanding! Your card is so lifelike that I'm sure the recipient will touch the flowers. Amazing art work. Thank you for sharing this beauty.

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  168. Hello from Brisbane, Australia. Ooh, I really love this one, Kristina! Your colouring is devine and I adore that soft, organic water coloured background. LOVE LOVE LOVE šŸ’›

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  169. Hi from Australia! Wow!!! Your card is stunning! I love your wonderful colouring of those soft delicate flowers! Thanks for the inspiration! Take care! :)

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  170. Hi from Wisconsin! This card is amazing!

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  171. Hi from central Florida! Fantastic card!

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  172. Hi from Denver, CO...just LOVE your coloring!

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  173. I told my husband all the cards have been gorgeous on this hop and the past 2 days so far, but none have deserved a "Swoon!" yet (which of course, he laughed at me about ;) ). Well, guess what... SWOON!!!! This card is absolutely stunning and I am totally swooning over your work! GREAT JOB!!

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  174. Such a pretty card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  175. Hello from New Hampshire! Happy Anniversary to Altenew! Gorgeous card. Your coloring is amazing! Looks like a painting! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  176. Hello from Idaho - and Happy Anniversary Altenew! Your card is stunning! Your watercolor techniques are just amazing.

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  177. Hello from San Diego. Your card is absolutely beautiful! ❤️

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  178. Hi from Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California. Wowsers on your georgeous card.

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  179. Hi from Kansas! Beautiful card

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  180. Great color and background. The flower looks wonderful.

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  181. Hi from Bangladesh, your watercoloring skills omg, is out of this world beautiful! Love the card!

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  182. Whoa!! amazing watercoloring!!

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  183. Hello from Michigan, USA! OH.MY.WOW!!!!!!! Absolutely breathtaking, inspiring, stunning, all the "ings"!!!

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  184. Hello from Germany. OMG, you inspire me! Your card is breathtakingly beautiful. Such amazing watercoloring. And you flatlay is also amazing. Kudos.

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  185. This is gorgeous!! I'd give almost anything to be able to watercolor like this. Love it!!

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  186. Hi from Beaver, UT! Congratulations to Altenew on their 7th anniversary! Your card is just beautiful! Pink roses are my favorite, & you’ve brought them to life! Thanks for sharing!

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  187. Hi from the UK :)
    Wow! This card is beautiful! I love the way you have got so much depth into your water colouring.
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Huge hugs

    Amy xx

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  188. HI from Boston! So beautiful you really brought these flowers to life! I have to try no-line watercoloring. I am so inspired!

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  189. Hello from California. Your water coloring is gorgeous.

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  190. Hi from Lititz, PA! What a gorgeous card! Love the colors and the blending, and this is a technique I must try. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  191. Hi from Michigan! HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY ALTENEW! Oh my goodness this watercoloring is gorgeous and so realistic. I love the colors! I really love this card

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  192. Hi from Kansas City! Your coloring is stunning! Absolutely beautiful card!

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  193. Wow your colouring is amazing!! Such a beautiful card

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  194. Hello from New York. Catia, your water coloring talent is spectacular. I really enjoy looking at this card;it is exquisite.

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