Friday, October 7, 2016

Impression Obsession Blog Hop



Today, our team is hopping with our friends at Impression Obsession - a company we just love. Mitra, the owner, is a kind, funny and generous lady who has assembled a team of incredible illustrators and artists who produce an incredibly wide range of styles. She also, like me, is a developer of stamping tools - notably the Mega Mount - which is a genius idea for using large background stamps. She's definitely someone I admire a lot, and I think of her as a pioneer. So I'm happy to be stamping with her gorgeous stamps today and can't wait to see what everyone else has made.

For my card I started with some Arches Cold Press Watercolor paper.  I Stamped my images from Impression Obsession's Autumn Leaves stamp set in Delicata Celestial Copper pigment ink.  Next, I added Hero Arts Copper embossing powder.  After heat setting the embossing powder, I broke out my Peerless watercolors.  This is the first time I used them on a card.  After it was dry, I mounted it to my card base.


Giveaway:
On Wednesday, October 12th, we will be drawing a name from all the comments on ALL the blogs that participated on the Impression Obsession & My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop.  The prize is a Mini MISTI and a $25 I.O.gift certificate.  The winner will be announced on I.O. and MSP Facebook page.

Blog hop stops:
Iliana Myska >>>You are here.
Mitra Friant
Lydia Fiedler
Jeanne Streiff
Kia Gibson-Clapper
Maureen Wong
Ilina Crouse
Ceal Pritchett
Dina Kowal
Daniela Dobson
Anna Wight
Laura Fulcher
Karen Amidon
Victoria Garrett
Kittie Caracciolo 
Jenny Gropp



169 comments:

  1. I am a big fan of cards with leaves and this is a beauty. I love the song, too.

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  2. Beautiful - I love the sparkle from the embossing.

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  3. Gorgeous leaves with a message to match!

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  4. How generous of you....loving all the inspiration. Jan D., FL

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  5. Beautiful card. I love the gold embossing, it's perfect for a fall card.

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  6. Beautiful card with that copper embossing powder. IO dies are my favorite and since I don't own a MISTI yet, this would be such an awesome win.

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  7. Beautiful card and I'm enjoying my original MISTI. This card is lovely and really speaks to me since I have a friend that lost her spouse in the Fall. Beautiful way to remember.

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  8. These fall leaves are gorgeous! IO is the best - thanks so much for having this blog hop.

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  9. Wow, that is beautiful. Love the copper on the leaves.

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  10. Your card is absolutely beautiful.. that sentiment is to die for It is going on my list.. Fall is my family favorite time of year.... time for pulling out the sweaters getting a time for slowing down and enjoying cups of coffee tea or cocoa by the fire. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card

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  11. What a beautiful card!! Love the Fall colors.

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  12. I love Fall and especially the colorful autumn leaves. Your interpretation with the copper embossing is beautiful.

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  13. Pretty pretty. Love the gold touches.

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  14. Great card!!! Autumn colors are my favorite!

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  15. I have never used my big Misti like this before, Lydia! DUH! Fantastic use of placement and location. Your card creation is beautiful Lovely coppery features, and your watercoloring is amazing! Thanks for today's tips with the Misti! hugs, de

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  16. Since I got my Misti over a year ago, I seem to use it every time I stamp. Would be fun to have the mini too!

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  17. i love how your leaves seem to be floating on the grey, also i kind like how I.O. are now making clear stamps, I have some on their rubberstamps and I do so love their sarcastic cartoons

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  18. Gorgeous card! Love the embossing!

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  19. This is a beautiful card. Running to stamp store this morning will pick up copper powder so gorgeous! Would love a Misti . Made over 700 invites this year would come in handy!

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  20. Love the copper color with the leaves. Beautiful.

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  21. Love the card and desperately want a Misti -- ANY size~ Thanks for the opportunity.

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  22. Love, love the leaves and Misti.

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  23. Beautiful card. Love the detail of the leaves. So pretty.

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  24. This lovely fall card is inspiring!

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  25. I love fall... The leaves on the card are just gorgeous. I need a Misti....fingers crossed.

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  26. I love the background depth, the leaves appear to be floatihg, falling to the ground.

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  27. both cards are gorgeous! thanks for the video

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  28. Beautiful card. I love the gold fall leaves.

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  29. Wow..love your gorgeous card!! I don't own a Misti so just had to enter for a chance...and my birthday is Oct 13th....so it all seemed perfect...LOL!!

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  30. I love copper, I love autumn leaves, and I tear up when I tear up every time I hear the Eva Cassidy song. Beautiful card and lovely stamp set!

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  31. Love the copper embossing!! Really looks great with the watercolors and fall leaves.

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  32. I love everything about this card!

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  33. This is so beautiful and I just love the colors you used for those leaves. And, the sentiment is wonderful too.

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  34. Incredible leaves, the embossing looks great.

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  35. Wow, the copper embossing is stunning on these fall leaves! Thanks for the inspirational hop and chance to win a Misti. It's definitely on my wishlist!

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  36. Love the card and the colors! Beautiful

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  37. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

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  38. Fall is my favorite season. What a beautiful card.

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  39. Gorgeous card! Your colors and embossing really made a lovely card.

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  40. Fall is my favorite season. What a beautiful card.

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  41. Lovely combination of sentiment, embossing and stamping. <3

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  42. Really beautiful card. You have single handily brought me back to stamping with MISTI. thank you

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  43. Really love the copper color theme here. It brings my favorite season to life.

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  44. Iliana this is a gorgeous card the copper embossing realy shows up.

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  45. The embossing adds such elegance to this card. Love the fall colors!

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  46. Your card is georgeous!!! It is so demensional!!! The leaves look real and I love the saying!!! I remember that song!!! from way back!!!

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  47. Beautiful card. The watercoloring is so pretty.

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  48. Love the card top. I am happy with my Misti!

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  49. Beautiful! I love the gold embossing.

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  50. Love how you created the impression that the leaves are falling.

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  51. Wonderful card... love the copper! Thank you for the hop prizes!

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  52. Absolutely stunning. Have never used the IO dies so a gift certificate would be awesome

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  53. Beautiful project and would love to win some great products. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  54. This card is stunning--love the gold design lines. Gotta say--love the Misti--my 2nd favorite tool--behind my Pazzles InVue cutter.

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  55. Love leaves and how you made the card!

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  56. Lovely card. Prefect for fall. I no longer use my stamping blocks, since I got my Misti. Love it and hope to get the mini soon. Maybe from Santa.

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  57. I absolutely love this card! The colors are gorgeous and the sentiment is fabulous!

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  58. This is really beautiful. Love the IO stamp set and that particular sentiment. The copper embossing makes the card just perfect.

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  59. I love Fall and these leaves are beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win a Misti. Due to an illness I have very shaky hands and a Misti is on my list of things I really need for my crafting.

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  60. A great combination! Can't wait to see all the cards

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  61. Love this card. The copper EP is beautiful. Can only imagine what it looks like in person.

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  62. What a beautiful card. Love the copper embossing. Thanks for sharing and also the chance to win!

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  63. I cannot resist fall leaves. Being a native Floridian who is lucky enough to spend fall in NC, we are anxiously awaiting the color change here. I love how these leaves look with the watercolor technique. I am inspired! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  64. Your card is beautiful! The design and watercoloring are are beautifully done!

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  65. I just love the colors of fall leaves, this is a beautiful stamp set. Wonderful painting and embossing.

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  66. Love this card. AUTUMN is my favorite time of year, and that is because of the Colors. Love the colors in this card.

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  67. Iliana Myska Your Autumn Leaves water coloring is perfect, And your plan using a Business Card Holder cutting stripes of watercolors pieces is a awesome idea. Thank You for sharing.

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  68. Such a beautiful card!
    Thank you for the video!
    It really helps me to see how you created this lovely card.
    MISTI is awesome!
    Thank you for the opportunity t win such a fabulous prize!

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  69. Beautiful card😊 Would love to have a mini misti❤️

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  70. Beautiful fall card. Love those leaves, and of course Misti is awesome.

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  71. Beautiful card, love the copper embossing. The misti has saved many a card for me!

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  72. Beautiful card, love the Delicata copper which really shows off the colors in the leaves!

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  73. Very nice card. Copper is one of my favorites so I really am drawn to your card. Thanks.

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  74. Beautiful card with that copper embossing powder. Enjoying all the inspiration.

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  75. I love the card. So cool to illustrate the lyrics of the song this way. Love the heat embossing and the beautiful colors. Well done.

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  76. Love the beautiful fall leaves with the copper embossing. Just gorgeous!

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  77. Gorgeous card! Love the copper EP!

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  78. Love the leaves trimmed with gold!

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  79. Love the vibrant color you used on your leaves, accented with copper embossing powder. I sometimes forget I have that color. Thanks for sharing as well as for the chance to win!

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  80. How Beautiful, nothing better than vibrant fall colors!
    Your card is rich and elegant!
    hugs
    Judy K

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  81. The leaves look so realistic. I just love the colors you chose.

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  82. Love your beautiful fall card. Thanks for a chance to win the mini.

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  83. This is beautiful. Love the copper embossing and the watercoloring of the leaves.

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  84. Beautiful sentiment and colors on your card! Love the pretty leaves!

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  85. Your card is beautiful. I love the gold embossing.

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  86. Lovely card. I like how you got the feeling of motion, the leaves falling, with your card.

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  87. Love fall, it's sad we only get to see the shortest time in terms of color. Beautiful card.

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  88. The cards are beautiful. I love the embossing before watercoloring. Wish I could rember to do it first. Thanks for sharing.

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  89. I love your card. I think that it's a gorgeous fall card. Thanks for sharing it

    Kathleen

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  90. Your card is gorgeous!!! I love your color combination, the randomly stamped leaf placement and the sentiment. Great job!!!

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  91. A mini is on my wish list and I love OI's stamps....been collecting them for years! Great leaves with the peerless water color paper but the saying brought me to tears. (I just lost my Dad)

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  92. Beautiful card and sentiment. I love copper embossing on Fall cards~ so rich looking. Thanks for a chance to win some great prizes!

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  93. Love the colors and veining of the leaves!

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  94. What a beautiful card! And the sentiment...it speaks to me

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  95. Love the copper embossing.

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  96. Your leaves are so beautiful -- I find fall leaves the hardest of all - it's so challenging to make them look real, but you have managed to do it here - I love the technique and the vibrant colors!

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  97. I have the 12 x 12 Misti would love the Mini to be able to take to card classes. I'm curious about watercolor paints and how you store them. IF you use the business card holder how do you get to the watercolor? Aren't they inside of plastic sleeve or I'm I missing something?

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  98. I love the way you've created the flow in this card as though the leaves are actually falling and glimmering in the light. Beautiful sentiment too! Thanks for sharing and for blog candy.

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  99. WoW! I can't believe the 3d depth you got on these lovely falling leaves!! Thanks for sponsoring this hop!!

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  100. Beautiful card. The Misti is the best!

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  101. Awesome card but it would look awesome on my 12x12 Fall Layouts. Love my 12x12 Misti but would love a mini.

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  102. Stunning leaves! They are what I visualize when I think of Fall. I would love that set of stamps...it is now on my wish list! I love my Misti too!

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  103. The shading is fantastic.
    The leaves look like they are
    floating.
    thanks for sharing a beautiful
    card.

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  104. This is very stunning! Love the leaves with all the pretty fall colors. I need to get my peerless watercolors out now and play

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  105. This is really gorgeous! I love these fall leaves!

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  106. Enjoyed watching you create your beautiful card with your Misti. Love your pretty fall colors and your sentiment!

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  107. Fall colors are my favorite. I'm inspired.

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  108. Love your leaves!!

    Faith in Florida

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  109. I am "obsessed" with leaves right now. I really love your card. It is so beautiful.I guess I am ready for fall. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  110. love these gorgeous fall colors. the Minti, sure does make things easier, a lovely gift.

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  111. Very beautiful watercoloring, really did those stamps justice!
    Blessings,
    Melitta

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  112. This card is gorgeous. The sponged, neutral background gives great visual dimension to the leaf pattern! I would love to win a MISTI!!

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  113. Gorgeous fall card and great giveaway!

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  114. What a beautiful Autumn card. I love the rich colors. I also love my Misti and don't know how I managed without it. Obviously a mini Misti would be a very welcome addition to my crafting tools. Thanks for the generous giveaway....and thanks for the truly beautiful card design ideas.

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  115. Awesome card and love the sentiment. Thank you for making the video and sharing your great ideas and the giveaway.

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  116. What a beautiful card. I love the Autumn colors, they're so rich. I also love my Misti...I don't know how I managed before I got it. So, of course, a mini Misti would be a marvelous addition to my craft room tools. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway.....and thanks for the truly beautiful design idea.

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  117. I absolutely love cards with leaves and this one is a beauty!

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  118. I love this card!!! So pretty and shimmery!

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  119. What a beautiful card! Love the copper embossing so much!

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  120. I love leaves & your card is lovely

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  121. Beautiful card Iliana. I love fall cards.

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  122. Love this fall card! I also like to emboss and then watercolor. Thanks for sharing!

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  123. Love the video and the great tips on how to make this gorgeous card:)

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  124. Such a fun card! Love the Misti!

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  125. I have been reading all that I can find...want to start making my own cards to add a personal touch. Currently reading more than creating and need to take the plunge!

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  126. Beautiful card! Love my misti and IO stamps and dies!

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  127. This is very pretty and I do like how you explain what colors you are using as you go.

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  128. Gorgeous fall card with a beautiful sentiment! I love the leaves and the beautiful colors! Lots of great ideas with IO and the MISTI along the hop!

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  129. I love tree stamps. But these are beautiful leaves they must be from my trees. Love them

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  130. beautiful water coloring!! would love to have a misti but just cant afford it.

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  131. Beautiful card! I love Fall cards and this one is wonderful, love your sentiment. I have never used a MISTI before although I know a lot of people love them. Thanks for sharing!

    Katie B.

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  132. This card is beautiful. I like the sparkle.

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  133. What a beautiful fall card! I need all the stamping help I can get so winning a MISTI would be wonderful!

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  134. Your card is beautiful. I love the fall colours and gold embossing. Thank you for sharing. Happy days

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  135. A MISTI would be a great gift. Would love to have one.

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  136. This is gorgeous! I love how you did the gold embossing for the leaves and your coloring is out of this world AMAZING!!! Fall has so many beautiful colors in Nature and they are all lovely!!
    Love IO dies and would LOVE to win a Mini Misti so I can stamp straight again and also create the scenes I am dying to make!! Fingers crossed and thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!!

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  137. Beautiful card! Love the copper effects.

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  138. This is beautiful! Love the colours and the copper embossing. The sentiment is so special.

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  139. I love this card, and enjoyed watching the video.

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  140. Great fall image! Such robust colors!

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  141. I love the way the gold outlines these leaves and the gold veins

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  142. Such a pretty card, love how vibrant the leaves are and what a great sentiment!

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  143. The first time I saw this gorgeous card, I was so impressed. I thought about how you must've popped up all the Autumn Leaves after fussing cutting and I don't fussy cut much any more. Watched the video and wow! I can do that--I can make the leaves have shadows by coloring beside them with a darker color. Also I have watercolor paper, and that just doesn't get a good first take. Thanks for showing off the MISTI for me as well. Quite a bit of inspiration I've gotten. Thank you.

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  144. Oh beautiful! I love copper embossing :)

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  145. Gorgeous colors of leaves. Fantastic card. Thanks for showing us how to do it.

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  146. Went through the whole blog hop and two of the sites would not let me post to them. Anna Wight and Mitra Friant. the first had no posts since the 7th and the other had no example and no ability to post. Hope the glitches get worked out. I had wonderful comments for Anna and hoped to see Mitra's art.

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  147. A beautiful card, made with gorgeous stamps. I liked watching you watercolor in your video. You made it look so effortless.

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  148. Awesome cards! Thanks for the video!

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