Friday, February 15, 2019

Hero Arts 2019 Catalog Release Blog Hop and Giveaway!

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Hey you guys! It's an exciting day today because today is launch day for the Hero Arts 2019 catalog and let me  tell you... this catalog is a doozy! There are so many exciting new products in this catalog and Hero Arts has even revamped their color line with brand new cardstock and inks (gorgeous colors!)! I am really happy to be hopping along with this amazing crew today to share new products with you and to bring you a very generous GIVEAWAY from Hero Arts (details at the bottom of my post). 

Before I get too far ahead of myself, let me introduce myself to those of you who are visiting my blog for the first time. My name is Maria Willis and I live with my family in a tiny, little mountain town in California called Boulder Creek. By day I own and run a massage therapy business and by night I trade sleep for crafty time. I've been paper crafting for a few years now and love it. My other hobby is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (polar opposite of stamping). That's enough about me for now as I'm sure you're here for the cards and not my life story.

From the second I saw the Color Layering Iris set I knew that I would be using it before anything else. For a quick and easy card you can color layer the stamps for a perfect, detailed look. If you prefer to watercolor or color, it's perfect for that too. I used the outline stamp of the iris and stamped it multiple times masking off between flowers. After stamping the flowers I added in stems and leaves. 
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I started off by watercoloring each of the flowers with my Arteza Brush Pens and a paint brush. I used Arches cold pressed watercolor paper and a lot of water to get the colors and shading that I wanted. 
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After watercoloring I wanted to get a little more depth so I decided to add some shading with my Copic Markers. I originally planned to just add shading with the Cool Gray markers but ended up grabbing some colored markers that matched to give the card a little more pop.
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I've got this thing where sometimes I have to take a sharpie and scribble all over my cards. I used a black, fine-tipped sharpie to add some detail, darken the nooks and crannies and give my card a "sketchier" look. Then I went in with a white gel pen to add some dots and highlights... and more scribbles to my card. 
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I added a watercolor wash to the top part of my card and then heat embossed the sentiment in black. I honestly wish that I had stamped it in Hero Arts Intense Black Ink as the image would've looked much crisper. I added some tiny, multicolored gemstones to my card to finish it off with a little bit of sparkle. I hope you like it.
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With so many fun new sets in this catalog I couldn't resist making a second card using the Fairy Wishes stamp set and the coordinating dies. I've also used a couple other new products on this card, can you spot them yet?

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I just love this little kiss blowing fairy and I thought that the Starry Night Stencil would a perfect background for her. First, I used Distress Oxide Inks to blend the background (Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch). Then I used a spray bottle to spritz clean water all over one side of the stencil. I laid the wet side of the stencil on top of the Distress Oxide blended background and pressed it down with a paper towel so that the towel would absorb any excess water. I lifted up the stencil and dried my background with a dry paper towel. This process caused the background ink to oxidize and become lighter than the parts of the background that never got wet from the stencil. I made sure the background was completely dry before continuing with the next step.

I dried the stencil off and placed it on the background exactly where it had been the first time (so the design lined up perfectly). Then I took a sponge dauber and applied Versafine Ink to the open areas of the stencil. I lifted the mask off and added Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder to the ink and heat set it. This powder is awesome because it takes on the color of whatever it is applied over and adds a bit of sparkly magic-perfect for a fairy card!
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Next I colored my fairy with Copic Markers (I will list all Copic colors for this card at the bottom of my post), cut her out using the coordinating dies and used the Star Confetti Fancy Die to cut out stars in black cardstock. I wanted the stars to shimmer so I spritzed them with Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Mist and let them dry. I also spritzed my black card base with shimmer spray and it looks so sparkly in person! Then I stacked some of the stars up and glued them together. 
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After heat embossing the sentiment in white, I arranged the fairy on top and added the stars to look like she was blowing star/fairy kisses across the starry night sky. 
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A fairy card like this one needs a matching envelope and luckily I found the perfect stamp in the Mail Delivery stamp set created by the Stamping Village. This stamp set was created in collaboration by nine different stamp companies and Jennifer McGuire. Not only is it telling of how beautiful this stamp community is but 100% of net profits will go to support the Dreaming Zebra Foundation (they support art and music education for all children across the country regardless of financial background). So, basically, buy this set you guys. Not only will you get a fabulous stamp set, but you will be contributing to art education for youngsters across the USA and that is pretty amazing!

The stamp that I selected for my envelope is the one designed for the set by Hero Arts. After using the Starry Night stencil and some Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink to decorate the envelope flap, I heat embossed the stamp in white. I like how bold it looks on the envelope. 
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That's it for today you guys. I hope you are loving the new products as much as I am! Before I send you on your way to the next blog here are the giveaway details...

GIVEAWAY!
Hero Arts is generously giving away four $50 gift certificates! All you have to do for a shot at winning is comment on the blogs in this hop. So, as you hop along enjoying all of the fantastic projects and new products just leave a comment at each stop along the way. Comments will close on February 17, 2019 at 11:59pm PST and the winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week. Good luck to all of you!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! It was great to have you here and I hope you'll stop by again soon. If you'd like to follow my blog you can do so by adding your email up at the top of the side bar on the right.  If you're interested, you can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube

You are now off to visit the amazing Libby Hickson! The full hop list is included below in case you get lost or like to jump around. Below that are the products that I've used today and the Copic color combinations that I promised you.

Have an amazing day you all!
Maria

BLOG HOP LIST:


COPIC MARKERS- Fairy Card:
Hair: RV02, RV06, RV09
Skin: E00, E11, VOOOO
Wings: CO, B0000, BG000, BG01, RV00
Dress: Y000, Y02, Y06, C1



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116 comments:

  1. OH WOW! I LOVE the bright beautiful colors on these fabulous designs! Awesome inspiration ... thanks!

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  2. Oooh vibrant and bright creations!! Each one is super beautiful! <3

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  3. The colors are amazing!! Such stunning creations!

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  4. WOW your coloring and color combos are amazing - thanks for sharing:)

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  5. Holy irises! That's a lot of coloring. Great job!

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  6. Gorgeous flowers! Love your creations.

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  7. That fairy is beautiful but the irises are amazing. So lovey!! TFS!

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  8. Those irises are absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for sharing these!

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  9. Beautiful cards! I love your designs!

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  10. The watercolouring is simply stunning. Loving the fairies too.

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  11. Dear Maria love the vibrant colours. Your cards are amazing. Thank you for sharing your work with me. It is a great inspiration for me. May all of you be blessed with gd health and happiness always. Love and hugs from Sri Lanka

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  12. Gorgeous iris card, I actually gasped! :)

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  13. My gosh - such gorgeous colouring, in both cards. I'm looking forward to seeing the entire new catalogue!

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  14. WOW!! I LOVE the use of the bold colors! Stunning!

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  15. Amazing Maria. You are so very talented.

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  16. WOE, gorgeous Irises. I love your BRIGHT coloring.

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  17. WOW!! beautiful cards..love the both of them and your colouring is simply wow..

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  18. Simply beautiful! Gorgeous colors!

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  19. Love your coloring style in the first card. Nice job! Thank you for sharing and this opportunity to win.
    Karen Berry

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  20. Such VIBRANT great colors and textures!

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  21. LOVE YOUR CARDS! They are so colorful and cheerful!

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  22. The colors on thes cards are so vibrant and gorgeous

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  23. Wow, stunning and perfectly magical cards! Gorgeous coloring and vibrancy.

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  24. Irises are my favorite flower and yours POP with color! I love these gorgeous designs

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  25. Wo-ow! Those irises are amazing!! I want a batch just like that!! And I love your use of the starry night stencil!! Gotta get it!!

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  26. These cards could be framed so pretty.

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  27. Such amazing designs! Love Hero Arts, thanks for the inspiration.

    Carol B

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  28. I am in love with the colors on your cards. The iris is one of my favorite flowers and I absolutely love everything about the fairy card.

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  29. The iris card looks like it they just came from the garden. And I love the fairy card. Thanks.

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  30. I love the coloring on your beautiful cards!

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  31. Maria, it was wonderful to find you via the HA blog hop, your work is AMAZING! Both card are so stunning and beautifully crafted. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  32. Lovely designs Maria! Love the new florals and backgrounds. The envelope seals are fantastic too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. Great new products! I love your creations, especially the iris card!

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  34. Colorful and bright

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  35. Wow! Bold colors on the flowers.
    SCS tigerlily55

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  36. WOW! I just love your bright and cheerful cards. So much fun! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  37. Wow, the Iris card is just stunning. Love the bold colors and the watercoloring is exquisite. You are very talented. Love this new release, thanks for sharing your art!

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  38. Hero Arts is one of my favorite companies, and this release is wonderful. Love your adorable cards! My favorite from this release is the New Day Butterflies.

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  39. Wow Beautiful cards! I love HA and this release is fantastic!

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  40. Great cards, Maria! Wonderfully bright and colourful! Thanks so much for sharing and your great inspirations!

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  41. Wow!! Your colors are fabulous!! So bold and cheerful!! I love colorful cards, they always make me feel good inside. I have the Arteza markers and have not used them yet, I'm going to get them out and go for it!!!

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  42. Your background on the fairy card is stunning! I can't wait to try your technique - thank you for sharing your talent!

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  43. The cards are stunning and your Iris card just says Spring to me. The background for the fairy kiss card is beautiful with the added sparkle.

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  44. Wow - Those are wonderful cards! I love the Iris!!

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  45. Like the boldness of the colors and the blending of your backgrounds.

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  46. Those irises should be in a museum! Stunning

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  47. wow, your colouring is crazy amazing girl, love both of these cards

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  48. Love these! Gorgeous colors and coloring!

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  49. Love seeing everyone's background for the fairy. Beautiful work.

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  50. Beautiful bright sparkly cards!!

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  51. OH MY GOSH - your IRIS artwork is amazing!!!!!! Thank you so much for this idea.

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  52. love the bright colors on your cards!

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  53. Wonderful cards! The flower card is beautifully colored, and that background is perfect for the fairy.

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  54. Love your cards. I'm so impressed on how the proceeds are used. I started my granddaughter scrapbooking and card making very young, about 2 1/2 years old. This child loves art, loves to make everyone cards, paint, draw....you name it! So proud she shares the love of creating like her gammy does. Your cards are spectacular.

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  55. Love the colorful Irises and the background on the fairy card is spectacular! Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Gorgeous cards Maria, the colouring of the Irises is stunning! I love that you made also a matching envelope for your adorable fairy card.
    Thank you so much for sharing and have a great weekend.

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  57. Beautifully vivid colors. I love the irises.

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  58. I moved my whole garden of irises to town this fall. This pretty card gives me
    a preview of what I might see. I definitely need the iris combo set.

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  59. The Iris card is my favorite so far!! The coloring is outstanding and bold. A real eye catcher. Wish there was a video.

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  60. I love your coloring and your cards...

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  61. Lovely cards. Wish there was a video of how you did the background on the fairy card. I really like it! Good work, girl.

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  62. Beautiful projects, love the vivid colors!!

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  63. Love the Starry Night and fairy card

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  64. Stunning card today....I love the colors you chose.....so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your work on this very fun blog hop.

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  65. Your iris card is beautiful. I especially love the fairy card with the matching circle stamp on the envelope.

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  66. So fun! Your coloring is AMAZING! Thank you for sharing ;)

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  67. Wow, love the vibrant colors of your iris card, Maria! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  68. Beautiful cards and I love your blog banner! This has been a fantastic blog hop!

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  69. I never know how to use deep, bold colors but you have given me some great ideas with your darling cards. Thanks!

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  70. Love your cards and I think the color layering iris is my favorite!

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  71. Such refreshing paper art! Love it!

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  72. Beautiful cards! Your iris flowers are absolutely glorious!

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  73. Beautiful, lovely cards! The coloring on your iris is amazing!

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  74. Wow! Wow! Wow! Your cards are totally amazing!!! Wonderful colouring!!!

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  75. Such pretty cards! The fairy blowing a kiss is beautiful. The colors in both cards are so nice and vibrant. Thanks for sharing!

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  76. Beautiful iris' and fairy wish card. I love the attention to detail in both.

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  77. WOW what amazing cards! I love the details and colors!

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  78. The coloring on your lilies is fabulous! I love all the extra details, especially the black sharpie. It adds so much. The fairy card is so cute, love the background.

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  79. Gorgeous, Maria! Your use of color is always inspiring <3

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  80. Beautiful colouring of your cards !
    I like the way you took your fiary-card picture : where the fairy and the fairy-die are blowing star-kisses to one another. Great and original picture !

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  81. The iris are gorgeous. One
    of the first harbingers of spring.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  82. Wow, your cards are beautiful splashes of gorgeous colors!! Love them! Thanks for sharing.

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  83. Love what you did with the Starry Night stencil - especially using the embossing powder.

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  84. Both of your cards are lovely with fab palettes. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

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  85. Gorgeous colors on both cards. The irises are stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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  86. Fantastic cards! I love the flowers!

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  87. Beautiful, colorful cards. Love them all.

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  88. Beautiful! I love the vibrant colors!

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  89. I am new to your blog (from this hop) and I will definitely be following you now lol. Both cards are stunning, your watercoloring and your marker coloring are amazing! Thank you for sharing both cards and I look forward to seeing what else you create with the fabulous Hero Arts collection! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  90. OMG, that first card, just wow. So bright and beautiful! I love the background and the colors on your second card!

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  91. OMG, you achieved so much color and texture in your cards! I absolutely love them!

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  92. Wonderful coloring on the flower card! And I really like the heat embossing detail on the fairy card. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  93. Gorgeous inking on
    both cards. Love the
    work on the fairy card,
    so pretty and fun!
    Carla from Utah

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  94. Your cards are beautiful! I love the coloring on your Iris card. I have Arteza markers but haven't learned how to use them yet. The only time I tried was a disaster. I love fairies. This card is my favorite with all the added sparkle.

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  95. Such gorgeous cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  96. Wonderful card designs and love the colors.

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  97. Oh my! The colors for your iris card is gorgeous!!! Also love the way you added various mediums to achieve the look you were after! I’m going to be in BIG trouble with all the new goodies they have in this catty! Especially now that you mentioned new paper and inks!!!

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  98. Also wanted to say that I am so so glad that proceeds are going to promote art education!!! My oldest daughter is a HS chorus teacher and is subject to her profession being cut due to funding when schools are looking to make changes, and I think that the arts are vital to childrens education! Robin Williams once said that the academics are to help us earn a living, but the arts are what makes it worthwhile!!!

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  99. I think I am the 116th commenter on this list! Well no wonder why? These cards are fabulous! & I love your story just as much! Thank you for being my person. Love you always. You inspire in so many ways.💖

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