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Monday, April 11, 2016

Hero Arts Summer Catalog - Color Layering!

Hello! Today begins a week of sneak peeks of new 2016 Summer Catalog products on the Hero Arts blog! The catalog will be revealed on the blog on April 18, and products will begin showing up at retailers that week as well. All of the new goodies will be released in the Hero Arts store on May 11!! Exciting!!

Today's peek shows new Color Layering products - so I'm sharing a Color Layering card, too! I'm actually sharing another look at a card included in the photo on the Hero Arts blog. I absolutely *love* this new Color Layering Seahorse set!!


I stamped the seahorse using Aquatic and Summer Sky hybrid inks, and finished with a layer of Unicorn white pigment ink. The shells are Ultra Pink with Unicorn on top. That's a little idea I learned from Yana, she's such a creative genius. :-) I added clear embossing to the Unicorn ink as well.


To soften the shell background a bit, I covered it with vellum. I added a bit of strategic adhesive behind the message strip, then added messy stitching around the edge. I'm a fan of messy stitching. Mostly because I cannot sew straight to save my life. ;-)

For more ideas using the new Color Layering stamps from Hero Arts, visit these fabulous blogs!

Hero Arts
Clare Prezzia
Jayne Nelson --- Jayne is on Flickr
Mariana Grigsby
Yana Smakula

Comment on this and all of the blogs above - Hero Arts is giving away a $25 shopping spree each day, randomly selected from the comments left across all of the blogs.

And thanks for stopping by,

193 comments:

  1. So pretty!!!! Love that POP of blue.

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  2. Beautiful. I love the detail on the shells and seahorse. What a fun way to bring in the summer.

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  3. Love the layers of the shells and seahorse! Your card is very pretty!

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  4. Love the combo of pink and blue. And the sentiment is really great.

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  5. I love all those shells! Cute card!

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  6. that shell background is amazing! and the pop of blue makes me want to go to the sea.

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  7. Beautifully detailed seahorse- I know since I have atleast a dozen.

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  8. Ooh pretty! Love the pink and teal.

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  9. Fabulous card! Love the seahorse and background. Pretty colors!

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  10. Love the nautical theme. That's a great sentiment too. Who doesn't just love the color layering look. : )

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  11. Beautiful card! Love the coloring!

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  12. We all can be artists with the layering stamps. I like them more every day. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  13. Layering stamps look like fun!

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  14. Love your color choices! Makes me think of summer.

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  15. Cute card! Love the pink shells!

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  16. Beautiful card ! Love your color choices !

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  17. Very cool background and love the pop of blue!!!

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  18. So fun, love the effect of having the Unicorn ink on top. I enjoy the messy stitches, it's more vibrant!!

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  19. Love this card, Libby! The layering seahorse and shells are great. Love this set.
    Craftqueen417 at yahoo

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  20. Great card - the Unicorn ink really adds a spark.

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  21. Wow I really love this card and that seahorse is so cute! Great work!

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  22. I love you messy stitching! It makes the card pop. The twine makes me think of fisherman's rope on a boat!. Awesome

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    1. Yay! That's what I was going for with the twine. :-D

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  23. I'm a huge fan of Hero Arts Color Layering line and these images are definitely a must have! Love the color pairing and use of Unicorn ink!

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  24. I am enjoying the color layering stamps and have gotten several. I see that this one of the sea will need to be added to my collection. This reminds me of looking for shells on the beach and watching seahorses at the aquarium

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  25. I love your pop of blue on the subtle background! TFS

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  26. the shells make such a pretty background with the cute seahorse!

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  27. Seahorses are those animals that are fascinating to look at.

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  28. I can't believe how much rich detail the color layering gives.

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  29. Lovely card:)These images look so great and so easy to create. Love the idea of these color layering stamps.

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  30. Way to use the 2016 Pantone colors and make them look amazing!

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  31. Way to use the 2016 Pantone colors and make them look amazing!

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  32. Oh my gosh, that messy stitching is genius, love it so much! This entire card is just perfect!

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  33. Love the detail on the seahorse! Can't wait to see more. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. I love those pretty pink sea shells! Fun and fresh!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  35. I love the layered shells and that seahorse in blue is gorgeous.

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  36. Cute card..I love the colors.I also love that there coming out with more layered sets! It really looks good especially since I'm really not that good of a colorer with markers!!

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  37. I love the seahorse; beautiful color combo.

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  38. Thanks for the peek with this lovely card.

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  39. Cant wait to get my hands of these. Thank you!!

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  40. Another great set. Love seahorses and your card.

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  41. Beautiful! Love the colors and since I'm nuts for anything concerning the sea, this might be my favorite new set.

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  42. Love this set - would be great to use to make layout embellishments!

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  43. Love the colors used.
    The shells as the background is so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

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  44. Beautiful card, love the overlay and stitching!

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  45. Pretty card! Love that vellum layer... gives it a soft look!

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  46. Very pretty colors. I like the softness of the vellum.

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  47. Very nice Libby..love the colors and your "messy" stitch! What a great idea :)

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  48. Very nice Libby..love the colors and your "messy" stitch! What a great idea :)

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  49. I love the card, the theme and layering stamps. I hope to be able to purchase this stamp set. I love it.

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  50. Like the blue seahorse, cute card

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  51. The seahorse is spectacular - great card !!!

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  52. Beautiful card. Great new stamp set.

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  53. Sweet card.... love the sneak peak! I can't wait to see what else is coming

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  54. I love the bright and cheerful colors. Can't wait

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  55. Love the stamps and all of your fabulous details. Great card!

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  56. Super card! Love the pink with the pop of blue from the seahorse.

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  57. Can't wait for the beach and to use these!

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  58. So pretty, and I do love the soft look you get with vellum. Like your idea of embossing only the white layer. Sounds interesting.

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  59. SQUEAL!! LOVE the New Products and the AMAZING Inspiration!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  60. The shell background with the sea horse in highlight - nice combination!!

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  61. OH love the card. Looks like a great stamp.

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  62. A wonderful card! I love these new stamp sets!!

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  63. I love this set and your cards are cute!!

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  64. Living in Florida I get to see the real shells and seahorses. Wish them came in the pretty colors I will be able to make them if I get the stamps!

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  65. I really like these layering stamp sets for the dimension they add...I'm not always that talented at shading with copies, etc.! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. :-)

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  66. This card is my favorite of the sneaks!

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  67. Fun card. Love the new two layer stamps. Thanks.

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  68. Lovely card and I love the color combo!

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  69. Such a pretty, beachy card! Love the blue seahorse and pink shell background, just beautiful!

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  70. the seahorse is just gorgeous and I have tons of ideas running through my head! Absolutely gorgeous.

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  71. So Pretty. Love the blue Seahorse.
    Ang

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  72. Love the look of the card so summery. Back ground is great.

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  73. Love the colors and the idea of using velum to soften is great!

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  74. Love all things beachy. Colors are great.

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  75. Love the vellum, crazy stitching, and details in this card!

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  76. Love the colors. Thank you for sharing

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  77. Sweet little card to brighten these overcast days! Thanks for sharing!

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  78. Amazing how layering makes things look so realistic!

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  79. Such a great card! I love that you made a whole background out of one of the stamps. The little pop of blue is perfect. I'm a fan messy lines for the same exact reason, lol. I can't wait to see what else Hero Arts has up their sleeve, keep the peeks coming. Thanks for sharing.

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  80. Wow, I love your background! What a great card. Can't wait to see the rest of the release.

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  81. Pretty card! Love the color combo and the twine just looks perfect for a beach card!

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  82. Good looking seahorse. I don't always like the way seahorses are drawn.

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  83. So fun! Makes me want to go find an ocean! :)

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  84. Adorable design. I like the white accents you added. :)

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  85. I can't wait for summer, and this card is a great reminder that it's coming. Nice job.

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  86. I love seahorses and yours in blue is just awesome!

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  87. I can't wait for the new catalog. I love all things beachy.

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  88. Charming card. Sailor's knot? So many people love the shore and sea. A great card for them!

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  89. Ahh ocean theme stamps!! Love the seahorse.

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  90. Can't wait to see the rest of the set. The seahorse is fabulous.

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  91. Very lovely card and love the colors. Layered effect add so much.

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  92. Beautiful card. The layering images stamps are awesome!

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  93. Cute card. Love the seahorse.

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  94. I love all things related to the beach. It's my favorite place to unwind!

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  95. These sea inspired stamps are super. Love anything beachy. Thanks for sharing.

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  96. So pretty! Love the contrast of colours.

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  97. Great looking card. Awesome color combo!
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  98. I like these stamps. I assume the Unicorn helps to mute the colors. Very nice.

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  99. I love the shell background with the pop of blue sea horse. Counting the days until summer!

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  100. This set looks fabulous. I love the sea shell image!

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  101. I just love this set. The blue is a perfect color for that seahorse. Great Job

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  102. I love the blue seahorse! So pretty and fabulous!! :)

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  103. I love this set! Can't wait to get it!

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  104. Love the pink sea shells with the vellum on top. The blue seahorse just pops out at you!

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  105. Such a cute card and this set is going on my want list.

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  106. I just love that seahorse and am interested to see how the color layering works. What a good idea to use vellum to soften the sea shell background.

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  107. I love everything about this: the colors, the composition, & the little details, like the raffia wrapped around the sentiment piece. Just perfection!

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  108. Lovely! I like the messy stitching!

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  109. All of these cards are so pretty and fun, but my favorite is the ice cream cones (a true sign of summer). I can't wait to see the new summer catalog!

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  110. Such a fun card Libby! Love the BLUE seahorse!

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  111. Fun card! Love the sentiment <3

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  112. Such a fun card! Love the vellum to soften the background, and the colours are Lovely.

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  113. Love this card, the background is pretty and the seahorse adorable!

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  114. Wow! Love beach-themed stamps and cards! And I love the seahorses! Beautiful card!

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  115. Amazing!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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  116. lovely, fun, bright, summer stamps!

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  117. Beautiful Simplicity. Love the color combination and sentiment!

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  118. SUPER CUTE and CHEERY card Libby :)
    LOVE your INKY layers, can't decide between the Aquatic & Summer Sky or the Ultra Pink & Unicorn, they're BOTH wonderful combos!!!

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  119. Like the seahorses and the shell. The colors are very pleasing, but not to sure about the sewing.

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  120. Beautiful card! Love the seahorse!

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  121. Beautiful card! Who doesn't love a seahorse?! The sentiment is great, too.

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  122. Pretty card and the seahorse is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  123. Lovely card and stamps, and I really like the idea of using the vellum!

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  124. Love the seahorse and the colors are so vibrant.

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  125. Love the seahorse and the colors are so vibrant.

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  126. Great example of a practiced stamping hand. I admire your work and that seahorse!
    Susan Nelson

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  127. I LOVE every element of this beautiful card, Libby! So many fun details and I absolutely adore the blue seahorse!! This set is so cool!

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  128. Great card! Love the sentiment.

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  129. I love the color layering on the seahorse. Unicorn white on top-- great idea!!

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  130. Love all the detail and texture on the seahorse!

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  131. Great card, I love the messy stitching.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  132. Love the seashell backgound! The seahorse is gorgeous! Great design!

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  133. This card is so
    pretty, love that
    seahorse!
    Carla from Utah

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  134. Just love the blue seahorse with the soft pink shells, Libby - great card!!

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  135. Terrific card. I like the sea horse too.

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  136. I love this set and the card you made with it

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  137. I love the new seashells in this release.

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  138. This is so pretty, I love the detail that the layering adds!

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  139. Lovely card. The layering stamps look amazing and lifelike.

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  140. Love the use of the shells for a background!

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  141. Cute set--and great way to make the background!

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  142. I adore this color layering seahorse set! Fabulous card!

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  143. Really cute card. I love this new set!!!!

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  144. Super cute card! Love that seahorse!

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  145. This is such a pretty card Libby. Love the pop of blue on the seahorse and the twine is a great addition!

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  146. Wowzers! I can't say enough about your Fun and Realistic card! Love your choice of ink color and design!

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  147. What a great card! I love the colors you used - everything looks so real!

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  148. This is so pretty! Love the pinks & pop of blues!

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  149. I love that you're releasing color layering stamps. The seahorse is great!

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  150. Love the stitching and vellum!!

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  151. Totally love the seahorse's pop of blue against the pink sea shells.

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  152. What a marvelously creative way to showcase this release; the pink shells background is perfect for the pop-of-blue seahorse! gorgeous!
    ~carol

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  153. Great card. Love the colors and the seahorse.

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  154. This stamp set is so versatile. Love your color choices.

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  155. So lovely! Love the 3d look of the shells and seahorse and your great layout with them!

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