Saturday, April 9, 2016

Happy Anniversary Altenew!

We are so excited to be celebrating Altenew's 2nd anniversary this week! Where does the time go? When they had their first release, I remember being bowled over by their unique style - it's so much fun to see new designs come into the market that really have such a unique style. And of course, their beautiful layering sets are just MADE for the MISTI, and we are beyond proud to be a sponsor of their celebration.

 I used three sets to create a little card set - using some ink layering techniques with the MISTI - this can really help you get a lot of value out of a small ink pad collection if you're just starting out.


The Label Love set is such a perfect graphic style for these more feminine images.  I think the pop of black is perfect for the more pastel inks.


 The butterfly - isn't it beautiful? - is from Painted Butterflies. That gorgeous flower - which to me looks like a petunia - is from Watercolor Wonders. I actually outlined the flower to match the graphic style of the butterfly. Here's the full card set.


 I made a quick video to show you the ink layering and how these sets work together in the MISTI so beautifully. I hope you enjoy it.




Here's the rest of the hop today - be sure and leave a comment on each blog by Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win THREE prize packs valued at over $100 from Altenew and these amazing prizes:




 
13 winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the hop list and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Apr 14th.

So without further ado - here's the hop list - enjoy these beauties!


Altenew
Laura Bassen
Therese Calvird
Ellen Hutson
Amy Gray
Joni Andaya
Freckled Fawn
Debby Hughes
Lydia Evans
>>My Sweet Petunia<<
Kelly Griglione
Isha Gupta

Thanks for stopping by today!
Love,
Iliana

504 comments:

  1. Lovely card. The three stamps etc you used worked beautifully together.

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    1. I was trying to keep it simple because their stamps are so elegant.

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  2. Love the new card and love Misti tool application

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  3. Love your stamps and the great ideas for how to use them.

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  4. I always love cards that I can mass produce. But I want the cards to look unique and your idea definitely fits the bill. Thanks for much.

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    1. I went back and made more because it was so easy,

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  5. I love the flowers!
    Wonder where I ca get them i?
    Don't know what I like best! The stamps, the colors, or the misti
    Thanks for sharing
    I loved it all

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    1. The stamp set is called Watercolor Wonder. http://altenew.com/products/watercolor-wonders

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  6. I love the colour combination on this card, just lovely!

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  7. A great card set and lovely colors on these card creations - thanks for the video and may you have a grand Saturday -thanks for the hop!

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  8. Love the modern, graphic design.

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  9. These butterflies were the first butterfly stamp set I owned. Gorgeous card!

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  10. Simply wonderful with a modern style!

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  11. Stunning colors and design. BTW...I use my Misti...all the time.

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  12. love the simplicity and colours

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  13. I love the colors and the simply design. Beautiful!

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  14. Great idea for a card set: simple and striking!

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  15. Great cards, very nice butterfly set

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  16. I love the simplicity of your card

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  17. Absolutley beautiful - love this sharp and colorful design :-)

    * great idea to add the wash "handle" *

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  18. Lovely combination of colors and stamps.

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  19. Simple and lovely card. MISTI is incredible !

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  20. This is a beautiful card. I love that butterfly!! TFS

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  21. Thank you for the great tutorial. That is a great stamp set.

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  22. Gorgeous contrast! Thank you for the inspiration and creativity!

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  23. What a perfect set of card, and so pretty too. I love my Misti and use it often. Makes stamping more crisp and creative.

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    1. Thanks. Just changing the sentiment to fit any occasion is so simple.

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  24. Love the Misti for this work. Use it all the time.

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  25. I am a sicker for anything with butterflies so I obviously love your card design! :-) the stamp set has been on my wish list for a while now... one day it'll be mine! :-)

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  26. Beautiful combination of the 3 stamp sets.
    Good idea to outline the flower - that way it matches perfectly with the rest of the card.
    Thank you for the clear video.

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    1. Thanks. I was nervous about that. I thought it looked odd without it.

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  27. I love the expressive lines of the butterflies in this set, and the colors you used in this card are perfect!

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  28. Great video. Your magnifying lamp made me smile. My husband gave me one for my last birthday. I use it a lot for fussy cutting.

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    1. Believe it or not, when I went and bought it, it rang up at $2. It was on clearance. I can't craft without it.

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  29. Very pretty card. Love that butterfly set, one of my favorites :)

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  30. Very simple and elegant card. I love the design.

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  31. Love the card!!! I can't wsit to try it out with my Misti

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  32. Beautiful cards and colors. Reminds me of spring.

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  33. This turned out so cool. I think you were right to outline the flower. It added a lot. You used both Mistis. I have none. If I only do card making and can only afford one, which size do you use the most? Thanks.

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    1. I use the original MISTI the most. It has more stamp area. You never know, you could win one. Follow us on FB and here. We do lots of giveaways.

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  34. great CAS card set design!

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  35. A beautiful set of cards. Thanks for the video.

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  36. Lovely card & nice color combination

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  37. Lovely cards, so clean and beautiful. Love my Misti too.

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  38. Beautiful card! Thanks for the video!

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  39. I love the clean and crisp simplicity and beauty of your card! So pretty!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  40. Great new stamp sets. I love the black outlining of the images. Thanks for sharing!

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  41. So pretty! LOVE these butterflies!

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  42. Beautiful set! I love the subtlety of the colors!

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  43. Beautiful!
    And just so you know; I think my Misti is one of
    the best stamping tools ever created. I just love
    it. Can't wait to get my hands on the mini misti.

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  44. So clean and crisp! Very lovely cards! Thank you!

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  45. Thank you for this excellent example of using several stamp sets to an even greater card ability.

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  46. Beautiful collection of cards! Love that butterfly set ♥

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  47. Beautiful cards. This set and the painted poppy stamps were my first Altenew stamp set. Love them. I will be CASEing this card. Thank you.

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  48. Wonderful card and fun to see you use the MISTI. Washi tape great idea and will soon be on my MISTI

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  49. Beautiful! I love the butterfly just "kissing" the flower.

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  50. Love these stamps! What a great card! Stay blessed.

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  51. Good idea for a card you can mass produce. I also got a Misti hint from your video. I noticed you had two of the layering stamps on the lid at one time. You could use them both by changing the position of the card. I also liked the hint about making a handle for the lid.

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    1. I had several MISTIs set up for the video to make the process faster. It worked out really well. Washi is the papercrafter's version of duct tape.

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  52. A very pretty CAS card Lydia and the Misti is certainly useful for multiple stamping and where you need to ink again if something is a little feint. x

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  53. What a fun set of cards! I love the pastels paired with the bold label sentiment. I use my MISTI all the time with my few Altenew stamps.

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    1. Their stamps are so beautiful. I need to go order more.

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  54. So clean and elegant! Thanks for sharing!

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  55. Love the butterfly stamp. Sweet card.

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  56. Simply Sweet....I just adore your cards!

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  57. The Misti tool seems to be the way to go for mass producing. Thanks for the video showing how it worked producing your card

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  58. I love your cards - and I love my MISTI for use with my Altenew stamps!

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  59. Love this card set! I love my MISTI!

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  60. What an awesome card! Totally love it!

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  61. Beautiful card, love the colors you used, and adding the outline to the flower made all the difference. Thank you for being a sponsor of the blog hop.

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  62. A very interesting and different way to use these stamps. Thanks for the video.

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  63. Lovely card. I like the colors you chose and the outline on the pink flower.

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  64. This is so cute and with MISTI it's super quick in bulk. I love MISTI..as I don't have one but love to buy...soon it will be in my craft room. :) Thanks for craeting this tool and these bunch of cards. :)

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  65. Such beautiful cards. I love the use of clear embossing powder on top of the ink, everything just pops.

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  66. This card IS beautiful Iliana. I think this set was made for the MISTI as well. Just perfect!

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  67. A very pretty, clean, straight forward card. Thanks for the video too!

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  68. Love your cards! So pretty.

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  69. So pretty! The painted butterflies were my very first Altenew set and I still love it today!

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  70. The butterfly is so graceful resting on this flower. Thanks for demonstrating multicolor stamping with the Misti. Pretty card set.

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  71. Love the cards! And thanks for the fab video tutorial.

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  72. I just love that butterfly! Beautiful card!

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  73. Nice and quick card set :) Really nice!

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  74. Love this video on using misti card is simple elegant

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  75. Your card is so pretty!! Love it and Altenew:)

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  76. Great use of this set. Very Pretty. Love the video Love MISTI!!

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  77. The stamp sets work together wonderfully! I like the simplicity and bold design.

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  78. SO many applications for the MISTI! Layering stamps... crisper solid images... mass producing. Genius :)

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  79. Beautiful card set! And yes, the layering sets are perfect for the MISTI...it can be done with just blocks, but is so much easier with my favorite stamping tool!

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  80. Wonderful card set. And these stamps are oh so perfect for your Misti.

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  81. Great use of the MISTI! Love Altenew stamps and love my new mini MISTI, too.

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  82. Love your card, it depicts a feeling for me that it should be hanging in an art gallery. I love the minimal and crisp and colorful card! As a huge fan of Altenew floral images, I purchased my MISTI specifically for their stamps. Since then, I seems I can't live without my MISTI. BTW, I love the cleverness of its name. ;-)

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  83. Beautiful! Thanks for the video. I always learn more when I can see and hear.

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  84. Clean and simple but Beautiful.I love CAS card.. Thank you for sharing and inspiration!

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  85. Beautiful card--loved the colors and stamps you chose. Love my Misti and Happy Anniversary to Altenew!

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  86. I love the seeming simplistic look to your card. Beautiful!!!

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  87. Lovely card! Your video really helps to see the ink colors and how to line up everything. Thanks!

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  88. This CAS design is very striking, great cards!

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  89. Beautiful, simple card. Love it!

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  90. Pretty card, LOVE butterflies! :-))

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  91. Plain and simple and so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

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  92. Love Altenew! Beautiful card! Thanks for inspiring us with creativity.

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  93. Oh my, beautiful. And simple maybe I can do this.

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  94. Beautifully done and love cards easy to mass produce. Thanks for the great video showing us how to save time using our MISTI when multi-layer stamping. LOVE my MISTI!

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  95. Awesome card! I must say the misti Is the greatest tool ever!!

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  96. Nice work. This has been a great hop. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  97. This is a beautiful card. Thanks so much for the video. I can't wait to get my hands on the Misti. It is on my wish list for my Birthday this year.

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  98. Altenew is the master of layering stamps, aren't they? Beautiful use of the stamps to get a hand painted look.

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  99. Thank you for the video! I am new to Altenew and am enjoying this hop and all of the talent. I will soon be ordering the Misty tools - how fabulous . . . don't know how I've managed without it - genius! !

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  100. Beautiful note cards. Can't wasn't until I can get a MISti

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  101. Yes please! Your MISTI is such an asset with Altenew's dual stamping images -- your set of CAS cards are awesome!

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  102. I really love your card design, your card is beautiful!

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  103. Such clean lines and so pretty! Tracy T

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  104. Fantastic card. Love your stamping. TFS

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  105. Oh I need that stamp!!! Going shopping right now! Thank you Iliana!!!

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  106. Your card is beautiful. I love that butterfly!

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  107. Awesome looking cards with great color combinations, so looking for the mini misti

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  108. I love your card, especially the butterfly. The Misi is outstanding. Use mine every day while stamping.

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  109. MISTI and Altenew--kind of like salt & pepper!! Terrific card--and great companies!

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  110. Love this card, so simple and sweet ;)

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  111. Love the look of your card. I also want to add that I LOVE my MISTI. My stamping looks so much better now.

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  112. I love your beautiful set of cards. That is a design that would work for many occasions too. Thanks for sharing.

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  113. Nice cards!! And thank you so much for the video. I've yet to try Altenew stamps with my Misti but I will definitely try it now. Thanks again for the video.

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  114. Beautiful clean and simple card set, so pretty

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  115. I love my MISTI. Like how you use it for the stamping on this beautiful and elegant card!

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  116. Completely agree that the MISTI makes these stamp sets a breeze to use! Beautiful card!

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  117. Nice card! Love the MISTI. Love Altenew.

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  118. Beautiful card, I love the subtle shading!

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  119. Pretty card! Love the butterfly & flower being so soft and that pop of black to bring it out.

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  120. I absolutely LOVE my MISTI's. I bought a second one just in case the first one breaks 😱. Great card.

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  121. Such nice cards and lovely colors...The touch of black makes the image pop!

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  122. Love the card. Simple but pretty!

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  123. This is a very nice card, thank you for sharing.

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  124. Simple design, stamped to perfection! Fabulous card!

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  125. Simply beautiful! TFS! :-) I looooove how the Misti allows one to stamp beautiful creations, esp. w/ the layered stamps. <3

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  126. Really like how the black is so dark with the Misti, and I swoon over that butterfly!

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  127. Beautiful card, love the colors and design!!

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  128. Simple yet very elegant card!

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  129. beautiful! (as are all your cards!!)

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  130. Beautiful cards. Happy 2nd anniversary Altenew!

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  131. Such beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing. And, I love my Misti!

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  132. I love my MISTI! Its like Altenew stamps were made just for the MISTI :-)

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  133. Such a lovely, CAS card set!

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  134. What wonderful gift this card set would make. It's just gorgeous and the colors you chose are spot on.

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  135. Pretty, simple design. I love how making several cards with the Misti is so time saving. And it is also the best for ensuring the stamp is placed correctly and inked completely. Don't know how I got along before I purchased one.

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  136. Truly elegant card. The more I see, the more I MUST have a MISTI!!

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  137. Very quick and easy a card at hand at all times.

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  138. I love your video with all the tips for using my misti. The cards are really pretty too.

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  139. Vey pretty card. I love watching how the misti works. Love it! tfs!

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  140. Love the simplicity of your card.

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  141. Great video and terrific card set. I love all the details you included on each card. So nice to hear you on the video. I bought my Misti from you and I really love it. Congrats on your invention.

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  142. Such a pretty set of cards - I love the touches of black. And I love using my MISTI!

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  143. Great card! Love my Misty so much!

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  144. Love your cards and the ease with which you created them....Don't have MISTI yet, but thinking the mini would be perfect for me. I love the clear embossing over the black and the outline on the flower.

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  145. Lovely card! You make it look so easy with the MISTI. Thanks for the video and for sharing.

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  146. The Misti is just as fabulous as Altenew images! LOL! Thanks for sharing your tips on the image layering!

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  147. Love the layered stamps. Beautiful card.

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  148. what a beautiful set of cards!

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  149. WOWOWOWOWWOWOWOW!! SO BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Design and the Neat Technique!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  150. Love this Butterfly I'm such a sucker for them. Great card!

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  151. Amazing cards! Love the color combo

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  152. The Misti & Altenew = marriage made in heaven.

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  153. Simple yet so pretty. Love it.

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