Thursday, May 25, 2017

Altenew May 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to my blog! 
Today I'm participating in a special Blog Hop celebrating Altenew's May 2017 Release! 
If you arrived here from amazing Lydia Evans' blog, you are right on track. If you lost on the way or want to start from the beginning, please head on over to the Altenew blog! 

I was thrilled when I've gotten the invitation for this fabulous Blog Hop from May Park and couldn't wait to play with these new goodies by Altenew! My choice was three bright and cheerful mini stamps along with the cool watercolor frames stamp, and of course some gorgeous floral designs by Altenew. Altenew releases 6 new embossing powders along with stamp and die sets. 

These are the new stamp sets I used for my cards.




On my first three cards I used the Watercolor Frames as background for Latte, Strawberry and Ice Cream sets.
Without further ado, let's get started with my first card.


I chose the splashed rectangle frame from Watercolor Frames stamp set and stamped it on a piece of Canson Bristol paper using Vintage Photo, Antique Linen Distress ink and FineTec gold watercolor. I added the same gold color on the part in Antique Linen and splattered it on the entire panel. After the panel was dry I stamped Latte on it in an embossing ink and heat embossed it in white using Altenew's new Pure White Crisp Embossing powder. I heat embossed it twice with the help of Misti tool for a dimemsional look. I then die cut it with Coordinating die and from some soft pink foam as well.  I rounded all corners of my kraft base and the front panel, which I trimmed into a smaller size. I adhered the front panel flat on the base and added the die cut pink foam into the positive die cut space and adhered the white heat embossed image slightly offset on it.


The sentiment was stamped in black pigment ink, clear heat embossed on a piece of white cardstock and added on a strip of soft pink cardstock, which was placed under the image. To finish off I colored the heart in the cup in pink using a Sharpie pen, added Glossy Accents on the cup and scattered some clear sequins. 


To start off my second card I stamped the brush stroke square shape from Watercolor Frames four times on a linen paper where I used bright colors for a cheerful look. I then stamped the Strawberry on a white cardstock in red except for the stem part, which I stamped in green. I die cut the image using Coordinating die and again from a red foam. I taped the front panel on the card base, rounded the corners and mounted the die cut red foam and the image onto the center of the card. I adhered the image offset so that the red fun foam can be shown. The sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of red cardstock and foam mounted on the card. To finish off I coated the image with clear glitter and added some droplets using Nuvo drops. 


My third creation is a faux shaker card :). 


To start off I placed a textured pink card stock in my Misti tool and stamped the circular splatter from Watercolor Frames in embossing ink and heat embossed it in white with Pure White Crisp Embossing powder. I then stamped the same stamp on my white card base again using a pink ink. I repeated the process after moving the stamp towards the other corner of the card. I then cut out a circular frame to show the stamped card base and foam mounted the front panel. The Ice Cream image was white heat embossed with Pure White Crisp Embossing powder on a circular clear acetate sheet on which I colored a circle using Flamingo alcohol ink. The sentiment was stamped in black on some shimmer cardstock. I cut it in banner, matted with a silver glitter paper and glued it on the card. To create the look of a shaker card I added a few clear and iridescent sequins in the positive die cut space of the circular frame. 


My next card is featuring Enchanted Iris stamp set, one of my favorites from this release :)! 


It was hard to choose one coloring medium for this card. I decided to go with Zig brush markers this time, but I'll surely try other mediums in the future to color this stamp set;). I stamped the iris image from Enchanted Iris on Canson watercolor paper along with masking when needed. I used Broken China and Twisted Citron Distress ink for stamping. After done with coloring of the iris I added light blue sky and grass with white flowers on the bottom. "Thanks" is heat embossed in Liquid Platinum and the small sentiment was stamped in black. I trimmed the colored panel and foam mounted it on the white A2 cardbase on the left edge of which I added a strip of silver glitter paper. To finish off I added clear droplets using Nuvo drop. 


Next two cards show the beautiful and elegant branch image of Under the Cherry Blossom Tree stamp set.


For these two cards I used the solid image of the branch and added the blossom. The background for both are created using alcohol inks on Yupo paper. Let's take a look at the first one of the set. 


I started by stamping the solid branch from Under the Cherry Blossom Tree on a piece of watercolor cardstock using Aquamarkers. I scribbled several shades of brown on the stamp and sprayed pearlized water before I stamped it with the help of Misti. I stamped the blossom in the same way in bright pink. I extended the branch at the base as I wanted the branch to go further towards inside of the card. The little bird was stamped in combination of yellow and green. I added some glitter on the flowers and on the bird with glitter brush pen. For the eye, beak and legs of the bird and the flower centers I used black gel pen and a dark gray glitter pen. I die cut the images using coordinating dies. Set them aside, I created the background with alcohol inks (Limeade, Citrus, Turquoise, Patina) and rubbing alcohol on a piece of Yupo paper. I sprayed rubbing alcohol first and added alcohol ink droplets and blew them using a straw in directions I wanted. I added some splatters and let the panel dry. 
The front panel with a circle window was cut with my Cricut from a woodgrain textured cardstock, on which I stamped the sentiment in black pigment ink and clear heat embossed. 


I glued the alcohol ink background panel on the card base, foam mounted the front panel with sentiment on it and added the die cut branch and bird with foam adhesives. For more dimension I stacked three die cuts from some dark brown cardstock under the colored branch die cut. Some sequins were my finishing touch. 


To stamp the branch and cherry blossom on this card I used lighter color than the previous card. The background was created by dripping alcohol ink (Limeade) on Yupo paper. I then splattered Patina on the panel to add some blue to my background. I trimmed the background panel down slightly smaller than A2 and foam mounted it on the card base, on the upper part of which I blended Tumbled Glass DI. I then foam mounted the branch and the bird. The sentiment was stamped in black. I added a long sentiment which heat embossed in Liquid Platinum on a strip of gray cardstock. I finished off the card by scattering some sequins. 


-----GIVEAWAY-----


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, June 1st at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, June 3rd.


I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post by Thursday, June 1st at 11:59pm EDT, who will win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store! The winner will be announced on this post on Friday, June 2nd.

-----Winner(Edited to add)-----
chosen via Random Number Generator
Thank you so much for your sweet compliment and support, everyone!!! I truly enjoyed reading them all!!!
 The Winner of $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store is
Congratulations Meghan! Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 7/31/2017 with the subject line "Altenew May 2017 Release Blog Hop Winner from TaeEun's blog".

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183 comments:

  1. Absolutely fabulous cards, Tae Eun! I'm especially in love with your Iris card. It's beyond stunning!!!

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  2. Stunning cards TaeEun especially that gorgeous Iris. I have an Iris stamp and I must get it out and use it having seen this, not that my colouring skills are anywhere near as good as yours. I also love the food and drink inspired ones which make a change from flowers, especially the faux shaker card which is a great design. The two using the cherry blossom have such lovely bright colours and the blossom with the sweet little bird will be a very popular new edition too. x

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  3. What a super set of cards! I love the Latte saying. And your irises are beautiful!

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  4. Your cards are bright and cheery.

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  5. Your cards are just so pretty!

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  6. Love how the iris looks so real! Very pretty!

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  7. Pretty cards. I like the blossoms in front of the circle window.

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  8. Great! I really like the idea with embossing powders. It's new for me so I'm collecting ideas how to use it.
    And the iris card is so beautiful!

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  9. Wow !! All your cards are so pretty ! The watercolor frames are so fun and your iris card is my absolute favorite !

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  10. Totally awesome creations and a gorgeous release!

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  11. Wow, everything is AMAZING!!! Great job showing off the new releases (all are fabulous), THANK YOU for the inspiration!! 😊

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  12. all are cute, I especially love the "Latte Lover"

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  13. Beautiful cards. Love the iris one best.

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  14. Simply gorgeous...they are all gorgeous!

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  15. Very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Great cards! Love your irises! So beautiful!

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  17. I really like the latte card!

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  18. Creative use of all those new releases. But that Iris really caught my eye! I'm so loving that floral stamp set!

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  19. Your latte card gave me a giggle. And your iris rocked.

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  20. I love them all! This new release is going to be the death of my crafting allowance For the next few months, the more I see the more I want! Thank you so much for sharing, a true inspiration

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  21. Such fun cards! I love the pretty irises!

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  22. Fabulous cards! I love all of them.

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  23. Love your arty creations. Very inspiring:)

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  24. I really like those background stamps, and oh my, your coloring on the iris card is just stunning!

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  25. gorgeous bright and cheery cards!

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  26. Your Iris Card is so amazing. I just love the colors you used. Beautiful. What a great release.

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  27. Your cards are truly amazing. Love them all.

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  28. Wonderful cards - especially the iris. Just stunning!

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  29. So many beautiful cards and great products!

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  30. So many beautiful cards! Love how you used those splatter stamps in so many different ways! And that iris card is just stunning. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  31. All of them are just beautiful!

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  32. Absolutely love your Irises! Beautiful colouring.

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  33. Amazing cards. Your Enchanted Iris card is so gorgeous - a work of art.

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  34. Love all your cards, beautiful work!

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  35. Thanks for sharing these wonderful projects with us.

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  36. What a wonderful set of cards, from the sweet ones to the stunning ones. That iris is so life-like. Thanks for sharing these on the blog hop.

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  37. Absolutely gorgeous iris--great job!

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  38. All of your cards are spectacular. The Iris card is simply a masterpiece of coloring. And I love the yumminess of the Latte card.

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  39. pretty cards. I like the one with the cutout behind the branch. tfs

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  40. Amazing projects! Love the iris card!

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  41. All the cards are very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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  42. WOW, you have been busy !! Great cards, especially the iris one. I love how you colored it :)

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  43. Some amazing cards - especially your Iris card. Another really lovely release. I especially love the Budding thanks set and those layering dies!

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  44. Stunning designs and colors. But especially like the first two cards!

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  45. hello mf...wow....what super cards and inspiring work.
    The first ones are just so fun, the lasts ones elegant. I love, love the colour you achieved colouring those iris...amazing

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  46. love the vibrant blues in your iris card, TaeEun!

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  47. Great faux shaker card and the iris stamp is quickly becoming a real favorite of mine! Wonderful coloring on that one!

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  48. Oh my I am in love with your Iris card!

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  49. Great cards !! The first one is very cute !!

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  50. Such beautiful cards, especially love the first one with the embossing. 💟

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  51. I love the way you colored the Iris stamp set (my fav) and all of the Cherry Tree designs. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

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  52. Very nice cards!Thank you for sharing

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  53. Enchanted Iris is stunning, purple is my favorite color.

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  54. A whole plethora of gorgeousness! Your iris is spectacular & your use of the watercolor stamps made me give that set a longer look.

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  55. These are all so terrific! I especially love the shimmer on the latte card, and your iris card is really beautiful.

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  56. so many lovely cards - hard to pick a favorite!

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  57. All beautiful cards, with a great new release.

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  58. These cards are all so beautiful! I especially love the Iris card. Great layout and gorgeous coloring. Thanks for sharing !

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  59. Awesome job on all your cards they are adorable!
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  60. What beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing

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  61. Pretty, pretty, pretty....can't say anything else! ;)

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  62. Beautiful cards, your colouring of the Enchanted Iris is fabulous and I love all your other colour choices also.

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  63. Yum Yum! Love all your cards ♥

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  64. Your coloring of the iris's is absolutely stunning!

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  65. Each and EVERY card is LOVELY to look at TaeEun! Great to see you on the HOP:)

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  66. Great cards. I especially love the Latte Lover one. The background you created is beautiful.

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  67. Love all your projects, but that iris card is a fave!

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  68. Wonderful cards. The Iris is beautiful - awesome coloring. Love the Latte card, too. Great background and sentiment.

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  69. Fabulous cards....Awesome coloring !!

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  70. I love the coffee card but they are all awesome

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  71. I love your iris card. Really beautiful.

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  72. I could totally write an essay about your over-achieving here! All your projects are lovely and inspire me so much. I really appreciate the ways you used the frame stamps--I already thought I needed that one, but now I absolutely know it's on the list! And I love the "fake shaker" idea! (Still laughing over that one!) I am totally intimidated by your iris--gorgeous! Thanks for it all!

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  73. I loooove the latte card the way you made the background wooooow

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  74. Great cards-- the latte one is really a nice one.

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  75. Such beautiful cards. Love the colors and design. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  76. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the iris card!

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  77. Oh my goodness, I love all of this! There is so much to admire and so many well thought out unique details, that it is hard for me to even put into words all that I adore here.

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  78. I love Latte Lover card! <3

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  79. Your cards are lovely. Really like the irises.

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  80. Wonderful cards! Love the iris!

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  81. Wonderful cards. Love them all, but my favourite is Iris flower.

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  82. I love your designs and the iris card is my favorite! The coloring is so beautiful

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  83. So many fantastic designs.
    The cake on the squares is darling.
    The shading on the iris is
    wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  84. Fun Cards!
    Especially like the Latte with the gold!

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  85. Great cards. Absolutely love the iris.

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  86. These are all beautiful and some of them look like so much fun! Loved the spilled coffee card. The cherry blossom cards are so delicate and pretty. Your iris is gorgeous.

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  87. Your cards are beautiful! I especially like the iris one.

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  88. Love your cards. I especially love the ones with the watercolour background stamp set. Thanks!

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  89. Love your cards! The iris is my particular favorite.

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  90. Wow! Love all the projects! Thank you for sharing!

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  91. So many gorgeous cards! My favorite has to be the one with the irises, the coloring looks amazing!

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  92. Gorgeous cards, beautiful watercoloring for the iris and love the cherry blossom backgrounds!

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  93. Beautiful cards and the Altenew Enchanted Iris watercolored card is stunning!

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  94. Lovely cards. I especially love your iris card. Your colouring is absolutely beautiful!
    Cheers,

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  95. i like how you layered the "splash" of coffee colors . great work all of them. the coffee one is my favorite.

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  96. Love the splash of coffee and your irises are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  97. Great cards! Love how you used the frames.

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  98. All gorgeous and so creative!! Love.

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  99. Wonderfully creative collection of cards. Your irises are totally amazing - stunning colouring. I also love the cherry blossom cards - really nice designs and colours.

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  100. TaeEun you have been one busy lady! Your first 3 cards are SO fun and pretty. The Iris is a stunner and the Cherry Blossom cards are fantastic! You have ROCKED this release! ♥ them all! TFS!

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  101. The irises and cherry blossoms are so beautiful!

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  102. Your cards lovely. All have there own unique style. Great job.

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  103. Your Latte card is so fun and pretty! Love how you did the background! The Enchanted Iris is stunning and the Under the Cherry Blossom Tree cards are out of this world amazing! TFS!

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  104. Very beautiful cards. I love the latte one.

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  105. All your cards are wonderful. I really love the Enchanted Iris stamps set.

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  106. All of your cards are gorgeous and your designs are all beautiful! Your Iris card is stunning, you coloured it so beautifully, love it! Thank you for all of the awesome inspiration.

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  107. Wow all your cards are great! The watercolor frames can be used for all occasions I love sets that are so versatile. You iris is beautiful, thanks for sharing!

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  108. Your cards are very nice! Thanks for sharing.

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  109. Amazing cards! The coloring of your irises is STUNNING!

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  110. So many cool and creative ways to use the stamps in this release!

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  111. Beautiful coloring on that Iris very stunning

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  112. Wonderful variety of cards you created with these new stamps.

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  113. Wow! That is a lot of inspiration in one post! Love the cards with the mini sets. They are really cute. My favorite is the iris card. I would frame it and put it on my wall, it is so beautiful!

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  114. So many fun fabulous cards. You were inspired. Love this release.

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  115. Your iris card and the cards with the cherry blossoms are my favorites, but I really like the others as well. Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  116. My goodness... what an amazing array of cards. The more I see of the Iris, the more it becomes my favourite

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  117. Well done!!! I can't say enough about how pretty your cards are, especially the Iris one! Thanks for the inspiration ;)

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  118. I never thought of using the golds in this way. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  119. All of the cards are gorgeous, but what I really love is that Strawberry cake, what you did was give it a real retro feel. Thanks for sharing.

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  120. Those 'raindrops' on your gorgeous iris just add to the realism so much! Genius!

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  121. Love your cards! I must say that Iris is my favorite! You did an amazing job coloring it! Such a great release and amazing blog hop! So much talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  122. Wow, fabulous projects! The iris card is stunning!

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  123. Your first three cards are so fun and the last three are gorgeous! I am loving the Cherry Blossoms and Iris sets!

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  124. Awesome cards! The irises are a favorite!

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  125. Fabulous cards & a fabulous release!

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  126. What a collection of wonderful cards! Great release.

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  127. Your iris card is so beautiful. Stunning coloring.

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  128. Wow I love how bright and gorgeous these are. You have done such a lovely job show casing this new release. Hugs Jo

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  129. Beautiful cards!! Especially love those colorful irises!!

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  130. Wow! Love all of your backgrounds and your flowers are stunning!

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  131. That iris is absolutely fabulous! Now I have to get that stamp set!

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  132. I love all of your cards, they are amazing. My favorite is the iris one. The iris on it looks so realistic, especially with the addition of the clear Nuvo drops.

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  133. Wow! I love the iris card! Love the colors, so gorgeous!

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  134. Stunning cards! I especially love the shimmery delight on the first one!

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  135. Fantastic cards! I love the different background shapes you used... the cherry blossom cards are gorgeous! Such bright colors. I also love the iris card... amazing coloring.

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  136. Beautiful cards. Especially love the stunning iris card!

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    1. Thanks for giving us so many samples of the new release. They are lovely.

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  137. Ha ha ha.. and I thought I loved the Iris set...you've made me like the coffee set. :) So many choices.. so adorable. Thanks so much

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  138. Oh my goodness, TaeEun, you've out done yourself with these fabulous creations. What a way to show off the new Altenew release. My favorite is definitely the iris. You always know just the right colors to use when watercoloring flowers.

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  139. Beautiful work, I love the iris card.

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  140. All of your cards are lovely, but I especially love the iris and the cherry blossom cards!

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  141. Thank you so much wonderful inspiration! Love your creative use of the watercolour frames stamps & your iris card is just gorgeous!

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  142. I like the coffee lovers stamp set!

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  143. Beautiful projects. I love the background you created for your latte card. Thanks for some great inspiration

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  144. Wow! You put so much love and thought into your cards! Beautiful!!

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  145. Wow, you did a whole bunch of beautiful cards! More then I would have, that's for sure.
    I don't like coffee or latte, sorry but I like how it looks like you spilled it all over your card. That is so cute!
    I love the Strawberry Cake card because you used my favorite color in the background, yellow. That is a cute card.
    I also like the ice cream card. I know people who would love that card.
    Your Iris is stunning! I love you're coloring and the colors you used on this Iris. A lot of people have done the Iris, and it's the stamp I want when I win, but I think I like yours the best so far. I have a long way to go on this hop so I'm sure someone will use the iris stamp again.
    I also want the cherry blossom stamp and you did a beautiful job on that card too. I love all of your cards! Thanks for showing us your beautiful cards and for giving us a chance to win something.

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  146. That iris card is my absolute favorite! Stunning coloring!

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  147. Such pretty designs, really like the coffee inspired design.

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  148. Love the Ice Cream card, love me
    Some ice cream too!

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  149. I love all your cards but the Iris is my favorite. So beautiful!

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  150. Lovely iris coloring with Zig markers! Why does my Zig coloring never look that good?!

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  151. Love all your cards but the colouring of the irises is particularly beautiful!

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  152. Love the Enchanted Iris card--breathtaking colors!

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  153. Beautiful cards!! All are so pretty, great coloring. :-)

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  154. Love all of your fabulous and creative cards! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.

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  155. Love your beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!!

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  156. Wow the endless possibilities with all the new items.

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  157. Thank you so much!! I am so excited!!

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