Monday, January 10, 2022

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Release January 2022: Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hey everybody! The wait is over! It's time for the Hero Arts January My Monthly Hero release and this month's kit has so many fun elements (affiliate links may be used at no extra cost to you)!

Before I get to my cards, if you aren't familiar with the My Monthly Hero kit, it's a kit that is released by Hero Arts on the first Monday of every month. It always has a fun, themed, collection of stamps, dies and other goodies. The cost is just $34.99/month and the value is always much greater! This month's kit is valued at $80!

You have the option to subscribe (subscribing now means your first kit will be the January release), or, to buy your favorite kits as one-off purchases. Be aware that once these kits sell out they are gone for good. If you see a kit you like make sure to snatch it up quickly! There are also a ton of amazing add-on products! You can buy the add-ons as a bundle at a discounted rate or just pick up your favorite products. 

For my first card I ink-blended my background using Pool Party, Blue Hawaii, Purple Galaxy and Licorice Reactive Inks. Then I splattered it with black ink and gold metallic ink jazz it up a little. I stamped the sentiment from the kit at the top of the background using onyx pigment ink and clear embossing powder.

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Next, I used the coverplate die from the kit and cut it out of Pitch Black cardstock. I snipped the key hole frame out of the die cut and adhered it to my background using glue dots. 
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To finish my card off I cut the key out of gold foil and adhered it in the center of the key hole.
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For my next card I used the Locks Fancy Dies and the Chain Link Fancy Die to create a fun Valentine's Day card. I ink-blended the background using Cotton Candy, Rose Madder and Orchid inks. Then I splattered it with black ink and white metallic glimmer ink. Then I heat embossed a sentiment from the Peonies Bunch set using Onyx Pigment ink and clear embossing powder.
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I added the chain link fence die cut in black using glue dots.
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Then I cut the Locks from a sheet of gold foil and some of them to the card using foam tape. To finish my card off popped the decorated panel up on a black cardbase.
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Before I go heres a look at a card I shared yesterday using this kit. You can find out more about it by visiting my blog post HERE.
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Ok, you guys, that is it for today! I hope you'll keep hopping along with us to check out all of the beautiful creations that the rest of the crew has made. Also, check out the generous giveaway below and get yourself entered to win!

Have an awesome day!
Maria



GIVEAWAY:
We will give away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, January 16th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

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Sunday, January 9, 2022

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero January 2022: Countdown to Creativity

Hey everybody! It's almost time for the January 2022 Hero Arts My Monthly Hero release and this month's kit is an eclectic kit filled with love!

If you aren't familiar with the My Monthly Hero kit, it's a kit that is released by Hero Arts on the first Monday of every month (later this month because of the holidays). It always has a fun, themed, collection of stamps, dies and other goodies. The cost is just $34.99/month and the value is always much greater! 

You have the option to subscribe (subscribing now means your first kit will be the February 2022 release), or, to buy your favorite kits as one-off purchases. Be aware that once these kits sell out they are gone for good. If you see a kit you like make sure to snatch it up quickly!

Today is Day Three of the Countdown to Creativity and I've got a sneak peek of this month's kit to share with you... and this month's kit is fun for so many reasons! I can't spill all of the beans yet because this is just a sneak peek so stay tuned because the full release is tomorrow!

One of the elements in this month's kit is a gorgeous, color-layering tree (tree branch?). For today's card I used this main stamp to create a colorful focal point. There are two stamps to create the leaves. I started by using the more detailed stamp and I inked the top portion up with Canary Pigment Ink and the bottom portion with Citrine Pigment ink. These pigment inks are juicy and wet so I used clear embossing powder to heat emboss them. This sealed my ink colors so that I could now stamp the solid leaf stamp right on top of my leaves without changing my colors. I stamped the background in Taffy and used a tissue to carefully wipe up any excess ink that was sitting on top of my embossed leaves. I love the way the Taffy filled in the background areas to create some darker areas.
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I cut a piece of white cardstock to 4" x 5.25" and inkblended it using Splash, Blue Hawaii and Thistle Reactive inks. I did the Thistle last and this gave my background a slightly pink hue that isn't really showing up well in my pictures. I used Onyx Pigment and clear embossing powder to add a sentiment to the bottom, right corner. I also added some butterflies in Taffy ink. Then I magicked up the background with  White Iridescent Shimmer Spray and White Glimmer Metallic Ink splatters. I also added some splatters of Taffy reactive ink to tie the background in with the leaves.
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I used foam adhesive to layer my pieces onto a black cardbase. The final step was to add some gems, sequins and tiny stars.

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Ok, that is it for today you guys! If you'd like a chance to win this kit before you can buy it then head on over to the Hero Arts blog and enter yourself to win. See you back here tomorrow for the full release!

Have an awesome day!
Maria


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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero December 2021 Kit Release, Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hey everybody! The wait is over! It's time for the Hero Arts December My Monthly Hero release and this month's kit has so many fun elements (affiliate links may be used at no extra cost to you)!

Before I get to my cards, if you aren't familiar with the My Monthly Hero kit, it's a kit that is released by Hero Arts on the first Monday of every month. It always has a fun, themed, collection of stamps, dies and other goodies. The cost is just $34.99/month and the value is always much greater! This month's kit is valued at $70!

You have the option to subscribe (subscribing now means your first kit will be the January release), or, to buy your favorite kits as one-off purchases. Be aware that once these kits sell out they are gone for good. If you see a kit you like make sure to snatch it up quickly! There are also a ton of amazing add-on products! You can buy the add-ons as a bundle at a discounted rate or just pick up your favorite products.

For my first card I cut a piece from the coverplate fancy die that comes in the kit (balcony guy) out of Pitch Black cardstock. On the die he's high on the left side but I wanted him to be lower so that he could gaze out into the cosmos so cutting him out allowed me to place him where I wanted him. I have a stash of fun galaxy backgrounds that I made using my liquid watercolors so I grabbed one of those and cut it down to size (3" x 4.25"). 

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Next, I used my Onyx pigment ink and some clear embossing powder to heat emboss a sentiment onto the background piece. I used my Precision Glue to add the die cut piece to the left side and added some white stars to the sky with a posca pen.
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I wanted to colorful background to pop off the card so I added a black mat. I followed the black mat with a layer of foam adhesive and stuck the whole shebang to a pebble cardbase.
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My next card features the Tri-fold Edge City Fancy Die and another one of my liquid watercolor galaxy backgrounds. I cut all three dies out of white cardstock and staggered the heights of the paper so that they would all be seen on the card. 
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Before adding the layers to my galaxy background with foam tape for some serious dimension, I made sure to stamp my sentiment using Sapphire Pigment ink and clear embossing power. The sentiment is from the City Park HeroScape set.
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I wish I could tell you that this card was quick and easy (it almost was!) but I took the time to cut tiny pieces of foam tape to put behind the detailed buildings. I wanted to make sure the layers wouldn't get crushed and collapse into the background. It took quite a while but it was totally worth it to have a delicate yet solid card when I was done.
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For my last card I'm just sharing a look at the card I shared for this month's countdown post (just in case you missed it). You can get more info and see more a couple more photos by clicking HERE.
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Now that is it for today you guys but before you remember to check out the awesome giveaway below and I hope you'll keep on hopping with us for some great inspiration!

Have and awesome day!
Maria


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Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Countdown to Creativity: December Kit!

Hey everybody! It's almost time for the December Hero Arts My Monthly Hero release and this month's kit is a festive holiday kit!

But first, if you aren't familiar with the My Monthly Hero kit, it's a kit that is released by Hero Arts on the first Monday of every month. It always has a fun, themed, collection of stamps, dies and other goodies. The cost is just $34.99/month and the value is always much greater! 

You have the option to subscribe (subscribing now means your first kit will be the January release), or, to buy your favorite kits as one-off purchases. Be aware that once these kits sell out they are gone for good. If you see a kit you like make sure to snatch it up quickly!

Today is Day Three of the Countdown to Creativity and I've got a sneak peek of this month's kit to share with you... and this month's kit is fun for so many reasons! I can't spill all of the beans yet because this is just a sneak peek so stay tuned because the full release is tomorrow!

This month's kit comes with a great 6x6" background stamp (and so much more). I ink blended my background using Key Lime Fizz, Pool Party, Blue Raspberry and Splash Reactive inks. Then, I heat embossed the background stamp in white onto my ink-blended background.

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I cut my background down to 3.75" x 5.25 and added a black mat. That resulted in an abnormal size for an A2 card so I cut 1/4" off the side of my white cardbase and added my colorful background on top. 
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To finish my card off I added a banner, sentiment and some gold keys from the kit. Next time I have a friend who moves I've got a fun little card to send their way!
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Ok, guys, that's it for today. For a chance to win this kit before you can buy it head on over to the Hero Arts blog to get all of the details! I'll see you back here tomorrow for the full release!

Have an awesome day!
Maria
 

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Monday, November 1, 2021

Mixed Media Magnificent Marigolds from Gina K. Design's New Release!

Hello, everybody and welcome to another fabulous Gina K. Designs release day! Today I had the pleasure to work with the new Magnificent Marigolds set. This set has a huge, stunning floral but I decided to use one of the smaller, individual flowers and make a simple mini slimline card. 

I stamped the image and sentiment onto Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor paper using Versafine ink and my Misti. I stamped multiple times so that I got a good impression. Next, I watercolored using my Daniel Smith watercolors.... Alas, I am sorely out of practice and my watercoloring didn't have the color contrasts that I was hoping for. 
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Enter colored pencils and a fine tipped Sharpie marker to save the day. I used a couple of pencils to add a little extra shading and then followed that up with a ton of Sharpie scribbles all over the card. It wasn't quite enough so I grabbed my Distress crayons and smeared some of those onto the background as well.
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To finish the card off I added a black mat to frame out the stamped piece. Then I added some gems and rhinestones in different colors to add a little eye-catching glitz and texture.

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Alright you guys, that is it for today. I had a lot of fun making this card and am looking forward to playing with the largest floral stamp as well.

Have an awesome day!

Maria


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Hero Arts My Monthly Hero November 2021 Release: Adorable Tags and a Treat Box!

Hey everybody! The wait is over! It's time for the Hero Arts November My Monthly Hero release and this month's kit is a fun holiday tag building kit with many fun characters (affiliate links may be used at no extra cost to you)!

Before I get to my cards, if you aren't familiar with the My Monthly Hero kit, it's a kit that is released by Hero Arts on the first Monday of every month. It always has a fun, themed, collection of stamps, dies and other goodies. The cost is just $34.99/month and the value is always much greater! This month's kit is valued at $70!

You have the option to subscribe (subscribing now means your first kit will be the November release), or, to buy your favorite kits as one-off purchases. Be aware that once these kits sell out they are gone for good. If you see a kit you like make sure to snatch it up quickly! There are also a ton of amazing add-on products! You can buy the add-ons as a bundle at a discounted rate or just pick up your favorite products.

Now, this kit comes with some really fun tag building elements that allow you to custom build reindeer, elves, Santa and snowmen. You can make them tags or cut the circular "hook" off the top of the die cuts to create dies that can easily be used on cards. The kit also comes with two patterned stamps (dots and stripes), some sentiments and twine. 

For my first card I got inspired by the "no peeking" sentiment. I decided to make presents using the patterned stamps and I used the twine to tie bows around them. For one present I used the the dot stamp, White Puff embossing powder and Paradise cardstock. For the second present I used the striped stamp, silver embossing powder and Lapis cardstock. I tied them up with the twine from the kit and the red added a nice little pop of color.
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Then I built an elf and tucked him behind the gifts to make it look like he is indeed peeking- what a naughty guy! For my naughty elf I used paper from the Colors of Earth cardstock pack for his face and ears/hair. I colored his nose and hair with brown copic markers. I cut the eyes out of white cardstock, placed them in the eyeholes and held them in place with a piece of tape stuck to the back. I used a black gel pen to color the eyes then added highlights with a white gel pen. I cut the hat twice, once from red foil and again from white glitter cardstock. I cut the "crown" out from the white glitter and glued it to the red foil hat. This gave me dimension and sparkle. To embellish the pompom on the hat I used the lacquer pen and white puff embossing powder that come in the kit. When I heat set these two products they expanded and puffed to give me a  really fun 3D effect on the pompom.

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To finish my card off I used the new Candy Canes Bold Prints background stamp, versamark ink and Kiwi cardstock. Then I inkblended around the edges using Blue Raspberry Reactive ink which made the center of the card glow. I adhered the sentiment, gifts and elf using foam adhesive and that was that!
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My next project was super fun to make and I could see myself making a bunch of these to handout as fun little treats! This is actually a box and I've put a packet of apple cider inside but it would be great with hot chocolate or fancy coffee packs too. I used mist cardstock to create my box which I custom sized to my apple cider packet. I used the Knitting Pattern Bold Prints stamp and versamark ink to stamp a subtle pattern onto my box (I did mask it off so that I only stamped the front of the box). I heat embossed my sentiment in Onyx ink and clear embossing powder. Then I glued my box together and wrapped it with a 1.5" strip of Woodgrain Vellum. I attached the vellum band to itself in the back so that I could slide it on and off of the box if I wanted to. 
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Next, I cut the mug from Kiwi cardstock and inkblended the edges with Blue Raspberry Reactive ink. I heat embossed a snowflake using White Puff embbossing powder. then I cut the top of the mug die again in Sand cardstock. I did this because the liquid part of the mug is not attached to the mug which made it really easy for me to make hot chocolate with Sand cardstock and some brown markers.  I also die cut the whipped cream and the candy from white cardstock. I added color to the candy cane with red markers. Then, I added 3D foam to the whipped cream using the lacquer pen and White Puff embossing powder. I glued all of these pieces together and stuck them to my box using foam adhesive.
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The last step was to create a topper for my apple cider packet. I did this by folding a strip of Cherry cardstock in half and glueing it to the top of the apple cider packet. I used the Tag Infinity dies to create a gold glitter circle thing for my topper and then I added some twine to finish it off. 
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The apple cider pouch fits perfectly inside the gift box. This could also be a really fun way to give some one a gift card to their favorite coffee shop or hot chocolate bar. I love having fun ways to give smaller gifts at the holidays because it's such an easy way to make people feel cared for and thought about.
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Now, here's a look at another card that I made using the November MMH kit. This is the card that I shared during the countdown but I wanted to share it again today for anyone who missed my last post.
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If you wnat to check out the details on how I made this please head to the original blog post by CLICKING HERE.
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This reindeer really is so cute! I turned this tag into a card but it would be really fun to use this as a tag on a gift as well.
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Now before I go I want to show you a look at the full kit... it's got so much great stuff in it!

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Ok, that's all for today you guys! Make sure you check out the info below so that you can join our giveaway and keep on hopping along with us for more MMH kit inspiration!

Bye for now and have an awesome day!
Maria

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Hero Arts will give away ALL OF THE NOVEMBER ADD-ON PRODUCTS, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, November 7th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.


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Sunday, October 31, 2021

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero: Countdown Countdown to Creativity!

Hey everybody! It's almost time for the October Hero Arts My Monthly Hero release and this month's kit is a festive holiday kit!

But first, if you aren't familiar with the My Monthly Hero kit, it's a kit that is released by Hero Arts on the first Monday of every month. It always has a fun, themed, collection of stamps, dies and other goodies. The cost is just $34.99/month and the value is always much greater! 

You have the option to subscribe (subscribing now means your first kit will be the November release), or, to buy your favorite kits as one-off purchases. Be aware that once these kits sell out they are gone for good. If you see a kit you like make sure to snatch it up quickly!

Today is Day Three of the Countdown to Creativity and I've got a sneak peek of this month's kit to share with you... and this month's kit is fun for so many reasons! I can't spill all of the beans yet because this is just a sneak peek so stay tuned because the full release is tomorrow!

For today's card I started out by building myself a cute little reindeer using the dies from the kit. I cut the piece out from Sand cardstock and then added shading with my copic markers. I glued the reindeer pieces together and then added eyes and a nose that I had cut out in black. Once those were adhered I added some black gloss with a glossy gel pen. The final touch was to add a scarf that I had cut out using red foil.

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To create the tag I used the Tag Infinity Dies to cut the largest tag out of Mist Cardstock. Next, I heat embossed my sentiment in Onyx Black and heat embossed in clear. I covered the sentiment with a small piece of low-tack tape. Then I used the dotted stamp from the kit to stamp the background in Versamark ink, removed the tape from the sentiment, and I heat embossed it in Clear Embossing Powder. I love the subtle look that gave my tag bc it helped give it a little personality but still allowed the reindeer to be the star of the show. I also added a gold glitter circle to reinforce the tag hole before adding a twine bow (twine is from the kit).
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I covered an A2 cardbase with Woodgrain Vellum. I adhered it using liquid adhesive and because of the texture, the adhesive is not visible through the vellum at all. This gave my background some subtle but beautiful texture. I added the reindeer to the tag with foam tape. Then added the tag on top of the vellum and that finished off my card!
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Tomorrow we get to reveal the full release so make sure to come back tomorrow for an awesome blog hop with tons of inspiration and giveaways too! For now you can head on over to the Hero Arts blog for a chance to win this kit before you can buy it!

See you tomorrow for the full release!

Maria


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Friday, October 29, 2021

Video: Tonic Studios Stamp Club Blog Hop & Giveaway: Snowmies

Hey everybody and welcome to today's launch of Snowmies from Tonic Studios! I've got a ton of cards and a VIDEO for you today so I am going to just dive right in! Oh! Also there are cards and envelopes in the video that are not on my blog today so make sure you head over there to see everything I've got to share today!


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For my first card I made a slim-line card with trees and snowmies from this month's Snowmies release. I created a custom sentiment using the large die cut letters from both Patterns & Prints and Backgrounds & Borders.


To create the background I did an easy watercolor wash using Distress Oxide inks. Then I sprayed the background with White Iridescent Shimmer Spray from Hero Arts which gave it a sparkly, snowy finish. I added snowflakes that I die-cut from holowaves cardstock to the background.

To finish my card off I added the trees and snowmies with foam adhesive and the letters with liquid glue. Some Nuvo Dream Drops in Indigo Eclipse.


Now, I promised you a VIDEO and you can check that out HERE (affialiate links may be used at no extra cost to you)...
If you are having trouble watching the video you can CLICK HERE  to watch it on YouTube



For my next card I made another slimline card. I inkblended the background in bold blues and then I used the stencil that comes in the Snowmies bundle to stencil snowflakes onto the background using glacier paste. It came out super sparkly and gorgeous! at the bottom of the card I sprayed the background with White Iridescent Shimmer Spray to  make it look like snow.

I watercolored the sledding snowmies and die cut them out. I placed them in the center of the card using foam tape.

Then I added my sentiments at the top and bottom of the card to finish it off.

For this next card I built two snowmies using the snowman builder dies. I built them in different sizes and gave them each a mug of something warm and delicious to drink.

I used white glitter paper to create some snow drifts and I heat embossed my sentiments in white on black.

I inkblended my background and then I used the falling snow side of the stencil to add snow using my Moonstone Glimmer paste. After that all I had to do was glue it all together and add it to a black cardbase.

My next card was really easy to put together. I used patterned paper on the card base then covered that with a panel that I textured using the texture plates from the new mini slimline envelope builder die set. I added white, glitter snowflakes on top of the white panel.

I built myself an easy snowman using the snowman builder dies. I added him to the card along with some snow drifts.

The last step was to add a sentiment: Sending warm holiday hugs! I love that sentiment!

You can use this set to make some really beautiful and easy to reproduce cards too. For this next card I sprayed some white cardstock with my Dina Wakley acrylic gloss sprays in shade of green. Then I cut some trees out using the dies from the Snowmies bundle.

I covered the cardbase in red, striped patterned paper and splattered it with Midas Touch. Then I added a strip of vellum and adhered the trees on top using foam tape.

I added a beautiful sentiment from the Christmas Rose stamp set and then some gold sequins to finish it off. 


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Have an amazing day!
Maria

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