Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Blog Named Hero 5th Anniversary Blog Hop!

Hello!   Today we are celebrating A Blog Named Hero's 5th Anniversary!   I am so excited to be a part of this hop, sharing the Hero Arts love!    I'm honored to be a current A Blog Named Hero design team member - and I'm in great company, as so many of my favorite papercrafters have been (or currently are!) part of this amazing design team!  This is a TWO DAY hop, and there are different prizes to be won each day, so be sure to comment along today's hop list to win prizes from Simon Says Stamp, Gina K Designs, Winnie & Walter, Lawn Fawn, Avery Elle, Mama Elephant, Studio Katia, Online Card Classes & Jennifer McGuire, Ink!   Check out Saturday's hop list as well for more prizes from many other collaborating companies/sponsors!


OK, so on to my card!!!    I used one of my very favorite older Hero Arts background stamps (Highline Ironwork) to create my embossed and watercolored background.  

handmade birthday card by Kimberly Rendino | watercolor | hero arts | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | butterfly |  papercraft | cardmaking

The butterflies are from Hero Arts' Color Layering Butterflies stamp set.  I stamped them in black ink, fussy cut them, smooshed them in my Versamark ink pad and then heat embossed them with Wow Black Twinkle embossing glitter.   

handmade birthday card by Kimberly Rendino | watercolor | hero arts | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | butterfly |  papercraft | cardmaking

I didn't want to cover up any of the colors on my background, so I stamped my greeting, from Year Round Sentiments, onto a strip of acetate and heat embossed it with the same embossing glitter.  I added adhesive to only the center portions of the butterflies so that their wings would have "lift" and dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've enjoyed my card.  If you are interested, you can also find me on Facebook & Instagram!  

  Your next stop on the hop is Mateja's blog - and if you get lost, you can always go back to A Blog Named Hero for the full link list.  

GIVEAWAY INFO

A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies!   Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were SO GENEROUS that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day!   Giveaway prizes total more than $400!  To win, leave a comment on each hop stop.   We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning!   And be sure to visit the Saturday post from A Blog Named Hero for the list of Saturday hoppers and prizes!   Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday March 28th, and winners will be announced on March 30. 

Today's prizes include the following:  
Good luck & happy hopping!

                                                  

480 comments:

  1. Awesome rainbow colours.. Loved it totally..

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  2. Beautiful card! I have such a soft spot for rainbows!!

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  3. Love love love the background

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  4. Lovely card! Your colors are gorgeous and make the butterflies poop! TFD

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  5. I love the layering. The focal point with the butterflies are gorgeous!

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  6. I have a typo in my comment😱 I meant to say the butterflies pop!!

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  7. Oh my, LOVE the background and those glittery butterflies...gorgeous card.

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  8. Ooohhh. Such a pretty card. Love the colors.

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  9. Like the contrast of the butterflies and background.

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  10. the rainbow background is so great with the sparkly butterflies!

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  11. What a beuutiful card! Loving all the playful colors!❤

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  12. The ombre effect is so popular right now and you nailed it

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  13. Wow stunning card, the shimmery texture on the butterflies is wonderful!!

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  14. Love the rainbow background! Great look!

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  15. That background is beautiful. I need to read more on how to do that! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. That is still one of my favorite backgrounds, too! So many techniques to use with it!

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  17. No wonder you didn't want to cover up this background it's incredible! Thanks for sharing the techniques for how not to cover it up! Wish I could get this background. . .

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  18. Looks like a lot of work, the it is absolutely fabulous. Love the background.

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  19. Love the rainbow of colors. Gorgeous card.

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  20. I absolutely love your bright rainbow background with the black base and butterfly accents. This card is gorgeous!

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  21. WOW! Your card is superb! So bright and happy and beautifully created. Love it

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  22. Love your card and the glittery butterflies!

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  23. My favorites are butterflies. I never get tired of people showing new ways to use them.

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  24. Love the rainbow colors - Thanks for sharing and a chance to win the give away.

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  25. This is my favorite! LOVE the colors!

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  26. I am in love with your background art! So sorry I don't have that stamp in my collection! Beautiful card.

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  27. The butterflies are great, but the background is amazing.

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  28. Love the rainbow colors and your black glittery butterflies. This hop is making me want to create! Thank you.

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  29. The butterflies are gorgeous on this card design! Love it.

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  30. What a beautiful background and great watercolouring of it ! Wow !
    Love the butterflies too. The card you created is a real eye-catcher. Thank you for sharing
    Warm Birthday greetings (it's mine today as well) from Belgium,
    Lieve

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  31. Lovely card -- I love the black butterflies!

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  32. I'm a softy for butterflies. Love the glittery look!

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  33. Wow!!! So much color and I love the beautiful butterflies!

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  34. I love the overal effect- simple but so pretty

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  35. I love that rainbow background!

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  36. I love what you did with the background stamp – I happen to own that one, so thank you for the inspiration! A festive birthday card for a terrific occasion!

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  37. Gorgeous....love that black twinkle EP (must get some of that!!) and how clever to use acetate instead of vellum for the sentiment, you clever girl.

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  38. Wonderful job, I love how you utilized the background stamp!

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  39. Gorgeous background on your card!

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  40. Your card is beautiful, I love it!

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  41. Love the background. I wouldn't have thought to make the butterflies black. Very striking. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Beautiful background, I love how you added the sentiment on acetate!

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  43. What a pretty background!
    Martha M

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  44. LOVE that background! It's probably my favorite technique! Love those butterflies too! So pretty! Loving this blog hop with all this talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  45. WOWZERS! I absolutely love the watercolor background!

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  46. Fantastic watercolored background! Thank you!

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  47. Wow, the background looks 3D! Awesome!

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  48. Absolutely adorable card!! It's fun to see what everyone's favorite stamps are!

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  49. Really enjoy see the background colors. Very Pretty

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  50. Love the watercolor background. Beautiful card.

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  51. I just love the background you created. A fantastic blast of color.

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  52. Beautiful background, love all the colors

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  53. Me gusta la combinación de colores y el brillo de las mariposas.

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  54. The background is exquisite! No wonder you didn't want to cover it too much!

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  55. Rainbows and butterfies, perfect combination.

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  56. your card is stunning, the black glittery butterflies stand out so perfectly from the gorgeous rainbow background, i used that same wow embossing powder to make a black cat for halloween, but i have new ideas now, so thank you

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  57. Gorgeous, I'm always a sucker for rainbows 🌈 and butterflies 🦋

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  58. I love all the colors! The black sparkle butterflies are a touch of genius! They look like they're ready to fly off the card. Thank you for posting such a wonderful card.

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  59. Just love your card, so gorgeous!

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  60. What a gorgeous background! Great contrast with the sparkly butterflies.

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  61. Oh my gosh, I love the background. The texture and color are awesome. It pops! Great card.

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  62. Great card. Love the combination of color and texture.

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  63. I like all the different colors that you used in your background plus the glittery Butterfly. Keep up the good work!

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  64. Wow!! Love the black butterflies!

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  65. Love the background!!! I also like the different textures... Great card.

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  66. Really like the idea of sentiment on acetate so you don't lose any of the background beauty!

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  67. Love rainbow cards! They look so good.

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  68. Such an amazing background, love how you stamped your sentiment on acetate too!

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  69. Very cool card, I love the colors!

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  70. I love blog hops because they are so inspiring--thank you!!!

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  71. Very, very nice. Love the shimmery butterflies.

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  72. LOVE the beautiful, colorful background!

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  73. absolutely gorgeous. I love the background panel. The butterflies really pop, From one addicted Diet Pepsi drinker to another!

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  74. Gorgeous card; love the rainbow effect. I also love your glittery butterfly; never think I could use black on a butterfly, now I know I can and it works!! Thank you!

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  75. I always love butterflies and color. Thank you.

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  76. Your card is rainbowlicious! Love it!

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  77. Cool colors very bright and nice design love your butterfly too thank you

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  78. Love the colors, and you can never go wrong with butterflies... great job!!

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  79. One of my favourite cards of this hop - rainbow colours AND butterflies... AND glitter/shimmer?! You have me sold, my dear! :-)

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  80. Thanks for the inspiration I would have never thought to stamp on acetate so you could see the background. Thanks for the chance to win. Have a great day.

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  81. Lovely card - that colorful background is beautiful! But, what did you use to attach the acetate??

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  82. I love the colorful background!

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  83. Beautiful background so bright and cheery I love the sparkle of the butterflies

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  84. So pretty , love it ! Happiness always on your 5 year anniversary !

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  85. This is a great background stamp and yu did it well, I dearly love those butterflies!

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  86. Your background is gorgeous!!!

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  87. Embossing glitter is now on my wish list.

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  88. Love the background and the butterflies are justthe right touch

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  89. BEAUTIFUL card!!!
    Such happy colors!

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  90. the background is beautiful!! And i love the tip to put the sentiment on acetate so you don't lose too much of your background! thanks so much for sharing.

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  91. Stamping the sentiment on acetate was a great idea. Love the glittery butterflies!

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  92. Acetate embossing. I'd forgotten. Lovely card.

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  93. Looks like the butterflies flew through some fairy dust on their way to that neat rainbow!

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  94. Love the colors in your card.

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  95. The background colors are perfect, love the butterflies.

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  96. Did you emboss with clear first on that background design? I love the rainbow colors!

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  97. A dimensional card, plus glitter. Awesome.

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  98. Beautiful card and absolutely gorgeous background. Thanks for the inspiration and participation in this blog.

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  99. Ooooo love the rainbow with the black sparkly butterflies! Can't wait to try this 😁

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  100. Beautiful backdrop for those sparklie black butterflies. Gorgeous.

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  101. Like all things Butterfly including the black heat embossing of yours with the pretty colorful background.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  102. love the card with the multi colors. Black butterflies are neat.

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  103. Love the background and the butterflies - congratulations to Hero Arts on five years.

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  104. How did you adhere the acetate sentiment without anything showing? I'd love your secret as I've been struggling with using acetate other than for shaker cards. Cheers!

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  105. Wow! Love the black butterflies on the rainbow card, beautiful!

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  107. Gorgeous. Love the contrast of the rainbow colors and the black, sparkly butterflies.

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  108. Clever use of acetate to preserve patterned gorgeous background. We'll done.

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  109. Oh my goodness! This card made me gasp! Lovely colors! Lovely background! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  110. So many gorgeous colors and I love the pattern - stunning!

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  111. Thank you for sharing! Love the card, beautiful butterflies!

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  112. Love,love,love your rainbow colors!
    The card just pops!

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  113. Love the colors you use especially the butterflies glitter makes people happy

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  114. Beautiful card! Love the bright background so pretty and the sparkly butterflies are the perfect touch!

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  115. GREAT background on this card!!! LOVE it!!

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  116. Really cute card! Love the colors.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  117. Your colors and design are beautiful. Lovely card.

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  118. Beautiful watercoloured background...love the black sparkly butterflies.

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  119. Love how you created your card...pretty colors!

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  120. Rainbow-y goodness! Love it!!! What a beautiful background stamp!

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  121. Great call about not blocking out the background with your sentiment - it's done beautifully!

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  122. I love the colours that you used, beautiful card.

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  123. Oh wow! I love how you colored that backgorund!

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  124. ALL the heart eyes here, Kimberly. This is absolutely fantastic. The acetate strip is perfect, I'm going to remember that! :)

    Thanks so much for being part of the team at A Blog Named Hero, we're happy to have you and your gorgeous creations. :)

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  125. Gorgeous card! I love the rainbow background, so perfect for the lovely black accents!

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  126. Beautiful rainbow colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  127. Your rainbow background is amazing. Great card!

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  128. Who would not love to have this card? Love watercolor backgrounds and your is so vibrant.

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  129. Love the rainbow background!!

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  130. Very pretty card. I love the rainbow watercolor with the butterflies. Thank you for sharing.

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  131. Very pretty Kimberly, love the colours!

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  132. Wow love the rainbow of colors:)

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  133. Love, love this card! The vibrant colors look so good with black contrast. Thank you!

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  134. I love your rainbow colours. Very striking. TFS

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  135. Love this card! Your butterflies are gorgeous.

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  136. Oh the beautiful colors you chose! Such a beauty!

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  137. That background is really great! The who card is fabulous!

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  138. Awesome rainbow effect - beautiful!!!

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  139. You really made that background look 3 dimensional. Beautiful colors and design.

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  140. Beautiful. Love the background.

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  141. Absolutely love the background- bright and cheerful.

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  142. Happy colors! Love the background.

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  143. I love everything the layering! Great use of ACETATE! Wow!

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  144. Love the layered coloring background!

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  145. Beautiful card and design (and I too am a self-confessed Diet Pepsi addict) :(

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  146. wow, that background is incredible! such amazing depth with that stamp!

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  147. I love the smooth transition from one color to the next!Beautiful card!
    Happy 5th Anniversary to ABNH!

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  148. Shut up!! I WANT THAT BACKGROUND STAMP!! Love your beautiful bright colors!! And very cool using the acetate strip!!

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  149. I love using a lot of color so your card just pops out! Diet Dr. Pepper I am afraid is my other addiction with collecting card making supplies as the number one! Love your work!

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  150. The hombre effect is beautiful. Nice card!

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  151. Your card is beautiful! Love all your colors!

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  152. Gorgeous card! I adore rainbow patterns!

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  153. Beautiful background. Love the embossing on the butterflies. Just a wonderful card!!!

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  154. I don't remember ever seeing that background before, but I certainly like it. Love the colors you chose as they really make the black butterflies stand out.

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  155. Love the bright background! Thank you for sharing!

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  156. Love this background, the colors are so vibrant, the Butterflies makes it perfect :)

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  157. The rainbow of colors are beautiful!

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  158. WOW is the right word for these butterflies!

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  159. Using acetate for your sentiment was BRILLIANT. I love how you added so much dimension with color layering to your background. Your card is gorgeous!

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  160. Happy Anniversary, I have been told that all the best people have their anniversary on today's date as my parents have been married 57 years today

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  161. Loved this card- thanks for sharing!

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  162. Thanks for sharing this card with such a nice background! Love the inspiring ideas of this blog hop in addition to ABNH fifth anniversary.

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  163. What a fun card. So colorful. That black twinkle embossing glitter is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.

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  164. Love your card!
    Background & Colors are so pretty1

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  165. Your background is beautiful! I am new to all of this and would love to see how you did it.

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  166. Those butterflies really pop against your gorgeous rainbow background.

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  167. Beautiful background, I love the bright colors

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  168. The dimension is amazing. I live rainbow cards, they are so fun and the dark butterflies and sentiment stand out.

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  169. Your watercolor background is perfect!

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  170. Such lovely cards. Thank you for the great ideas!

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  171. The butterflies are a great addition to your rainbow card.

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