Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Happy 2nd birthday, ABNH Blog Hop!!

Welcome to this blog hop for A Blog Named Hero's 2nd birthday!
I hope you have come from Kathy Racoosin's blog, The Daily Marker.

Our theme is 2 - 2 of something or the number 2.   I used 2 stamps (my favourite HA sentiment stamp and one of my favourite HA images), 2 types of stamp (1 clear and 1 wood mount), 2 colours (pink and purple), 2 types of cardstock (white and a pink offcut), 2 colouring media (Copics and Distress Inks), and 2 Distresss ink techniques (blending and stamping with water - can you see on the top and bottom borders, there's some colour removed - I stamped the same butterfly flowers stamp with water over the sponged ink).
Now, because the theme is 2, I had to make 2 cards, didn't I!  I used the same 2 colours of Distress Inks and the same 2 stamps, but went more CAS with some masking. (To get the mask to be on the same curve as the sentiment, I mounted the sentiment onto an acrylic block on a curve first and stamped it onto the card front, and also onto a piece of masking paper.  I then cut the masking paper right down the middle of the sentiment (into 2 pieces, haha!), following the curve of the words, and then mounted the bottom bit of mask above the sentiment and the top bit of the mask below the sentiment.)

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186 comments:

  1. Love the pink and gold of the first card and the masking on the second card Michelle!

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  2. Two very sweet cards, I love the lovely technique on the second card x

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  3. Adorable cards! I love how you curved the sentiment!

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  4. BEE-YOO-TEE-FUL! Awesome cards Michelle! What a great hop! XO

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  5. Your cards are so lovely! I love that curved masking. Need to try that soon.

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  6. I lovely cards Michelle. :) I especially love the wavy sentiment and masking - it's gorgeous!

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  7. Fabulous soft pinks. The first is so nicely set with the gold embossing, and the almost shadow effect on the second is so gorgeous.

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  8. Two very unique cards that you made look so effortless. The masking is well-done on the second. Thank you for being a part of the birthday blog hop.

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  9. Very eye-catching, very pretty !!

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  10. Two beautiful pink cards! I LOVE me some pink.

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  11. I lovely cards Michelle. :) I especially love the wavy sentiment and masking - it's gorgeous!

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  12. Love your cards, Michelle! Such pretty colors.

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  13. The first card is so elegant and the second one is eye catching with the curvy masking!

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  14. Very pretty, feminine cards. :)

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  15. I love the delicate colors in the two cards. thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  16. Both of these are gorgeous! I have that stamp and love it, too! The second card may be my favorite of the two!

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  17. Like the techniques you used on the cards. Like the gold on edges of flowers. Like the white area of space on 2nd card.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  18. How clever you are, with your curved sentiment!

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  19. Lovely cards! Love the pastels!

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  20. Love both cards and the pretty colours!

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  21. Michelle, both cards are beautiful.

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  22. Such beautiful cards! The stamping on both is gorgeous.

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  23. Both cards are so elegant love them both!

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  24. Lovely cards. I just love the pink flowers with the gold embossing. Really looks so elegant.

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  25. Michele, your cards are absolutely gorgeous! The pink & gold in the first, and the masking in the second have me in a swoon. Stunning!!
    c

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  26. love the gold edges to the flower

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  27. Absolutely GORGEOUS cards, Michelle! I love your gold embossing on your flowers and how you stamped your sentiment on the 2nd card...really beautiful! So glad you could be part of the hop!

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  28. What lovely birthday cards!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  29. Gorgeous design on both your cards, love them!!!

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  30. Love your cards! Thanks for your method for masking on the second card

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  31. Very nice cards. They have that soft look to them.

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  32. Beautiful flower on the first card and love the second technique!

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  33. I love the square card. What a great technique.

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  34. Wow both cards are awesome. Thanks for the tip on cutting the sentiment on the mask to get the same curve. And the gold outline on the first card is so elegant.

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  35. Very pretty cards, beautiful color combinations.

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  36. Two beautiful cards. TFS!

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  37. Wow! I love how you used those flowers! Beautiful cards!

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  38. Love both cards, Michelle. Such a lovely floral stamp on the first card. I need to add it to my wish list.

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  39. Sweet cards - love the gold embossing.

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  40. Y U M does that tell you how much I love both of these cards. Totally beautiful

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  41. These are really lovely Michelle. I especially like the 2nd one - and the brilliant way of doing the masking!

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  42. Great cards and I love that gold embossing. Congrats on ABNH turning two and thanks for sharing.

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  43. Your cards are beautiful, I love the colors that you used. When I saw the cards it brought me tranquillity. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  44. Love your cards and beautiful color :)

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  45. love your bent mask/stamping technique!

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  46. Great cards - love the second one with the "curved" sentiment!
    greets Nicole

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  47. Love both cards. The gold embossing is beautiful.

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  48. These are both beautiful cards. I like the soft use of color and your technique you used for the border of the first card and the masking technique for the second one. Also, like the gold embossing.

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  49. Your card is gorgeous WOW you did a beautiful job I am so taken by your flowers of it all they came out so beautiful and love how you did your phrase stamping too. You are so creative & talented. TFS!!!!

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  50. I love that you made two gorgeous cards with such different designs from the same stamps. I like that stamping with water, it gives such subtle texture to the background.

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  51. Really beautiful cards! Love that soft pink color :)

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  52. I really love how you did the masking! I can't wait to try it!

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  53. Gorgeous... and I'd love to know more about stamping with water!!

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  54. Wow. Love the shading technique on the roses. It blew me away. Great stuff!

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  55. The masking idea is great! I would never have thought of it, but am excited to try it. Thanks.

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  56. You made pretty cards!! Thanks for the ideas!!

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  57. Both cards are oh so breathtakingly beautiful!!

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  58. What beautiful birthday cards for ABNH I have seen all along this blog hop. It gives me so many ideas and techniques to try.

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  59. what gorgeous springtime colors....so nice!

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  60. Wait, what? I'm not sure how you got the sentiment curved. Will have to play with that bit! Love the simple elegance of it. And the first card - gorgeous. I like the dimensionality added with just a bit of shadow colored in. Thanks for sharing!!

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  61. Oh wow your two cards are so pretty love the colors and the techniques you used.

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  62. Very lovely, elegant designs. I thought they were great. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  63. The first card is so lovely - it's hard to believe there are so many techniques!!! I love your second card - a touch of whimsy!!

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  64. Wow both card very lovely!!

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  65. Love the soft colors and embossing. Thanks for sharing!

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  66. I really love the subtle effect of stamping with water - I'll have to give that a try.

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  67. Very classy and quite card! Very very nice!

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  68. Love the colors and the great curvy idea!

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  69. Love your pretty cards...love the colors and the floral stamp is super cool.

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  70. Beautiful cards! The masking is awesome!

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  71. Your first card has my favorite stamp colored in pink..STUNNING!! then you go and make that second card...LOVE it too in it's simple line form and different shades of pink and purple.,

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  72. Clever masking technique. Subtle and elegant all round.

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  73. Thanks for sharing your cards! They are truly beautiful!

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  74. happy anniversary--
    would love, love, love to win the prize package–
    thanks for the give away–

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  75. Just gorgeous! I love the soft pastel colors you used!

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  76. Beautiful cards ! With soft colors :) !

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  77. The first card is totally amazing and gorgeous!

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  78. The first card is totally gorgeous!

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  79. Very sweet cards. Thanks for being part of the HOP.

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  80. Love both cards, the gold embossing looks so great too

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  81. What beautiful and elegant cards. I love the techniques used and the colors are very pretty. Thanks for sharing!

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  82. The gold emboss sets it of!!

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  83. Pink and gold floral - delicious!

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  84. Love both of your cards Michele. Gorgeous and so creative.

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  85. Hi Michelle! The colors you used are beautiful and like the idea of curving the stamps! : )

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  86. Both cards are truly awesome. Thanks for explanation for the sentiment on the second card. The colors you used truly make the cards feel very feminine. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  87. Very sweet how you used the 2 theme...very pretty card.

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  88. Melinda Ferraz3 April 2014 at 08:46

    Love the gold embossed flowers.

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  89. Very pretty cards! Thank you for the tip on how to achieve the curved masking!

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  90. Fabulous card! Lovin' it!
    ~God bless~

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  91. Party On!
    Especially enjoy the curved sentiment and masked of area.

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  92. Those gold embossed flowers are gorgeous!

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  93. Love both of your cards—especially the gold embossing on the flowers! So pretty! Great job!

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  94. I really like the classy touch of the gold embossed flowers of your first card.

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  95. Beautiful cards, that first one is just chock full of techniques. I love the water stamping and the coloring on the flowers is wonderful!

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  96. Love both the cards. Very beautiful

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  97. Love both cards. Very beautiful

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  98. Really love card number two.
    Thanks for showing us two different ways to use one stamp.

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  99. Oh these are both beautiful! I love those stamps!

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  100. very pretty - love the pink and gold on the first card!
    Sandra ltb

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  101. Beautiful card! The gold is wonderful.

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  102. Purple and pink...a great combo. Nice cards.

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  103. the masked card is so pretty, i love how all the elements are on the same curved line!

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  104. These are both lovely...but that gold embossing is amazing!

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  105. Pink and Gold are my favorite! Beautiful cards. Delia Rotolo
    de_rotolo@yahoo.com

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  106. I love the font on that sentiment - very unique! The second card is so much fun!! Need to learn to mask the way you did it!

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  107. Elegant an very pretty card !

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  108. how beautiful...love how you added the shadows to your first card...

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  109. These cards are really gorgeous. I love how you gold-embossed the flower image and colored in with pink/purple. Looks absolutely stunning. Also, LOVE the subtle water stamp you created in the background!!

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  110. Happy Birthday!
    I just love blog hops!

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  111. Your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  112. Beautiful. This gold embossing looks gorgeous. TFS

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  113. Very pretty cards, thank you

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  114. Gorgeous cards! Love the embossing.

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  115. Love how you created the mask for the second card - so simple, so brilliant! Both beautiful cards!!

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  116. Love the gold embossing! So pretty!

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  117. Pretty cards! I really love the split one, it's so interesing.

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  118. Beautiful cards! I think Milled lavender is such an underutilized Distress Ink. I just adore it's soft color. Thanks for sharing.

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  119. Your cards are simply gorgeous and the masking idea is brilliant - definitely going to try that!

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  120. Soft Color with golden Stamping, great idea for Spring.

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  121. Great cards! Love this stamp and embossed in gold, wow!! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  122. both cards are so amazing!!!! really beautiful!

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  123. so pretty and I like the techniques you used here. Can't wait to try it - I hope mine is as pretty!

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  124. Oh I love BOTH of your cards so much! You have colored the flower beautifully on the first card. I love the curved sentiment on the second. And so much more to love here! TFS!

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  125. Wonderful cards, Michelle!

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  126. Elegant and classy. Very pretty!

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  127. Wow, the pink with the gold is gorgeous, Michelle ... and the beautifully CAS masked curve is simply delicious! Anita :)

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  128. Love the simplicity of your card and lovely embossing in gold great color combo..

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  129. You gave us double the hints, techniques, colors, stamps and styles with your beautiful cards. Thanks a bunch.

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  130. What beautiful cards. They are simple and elegant. Thanks for the ideas.

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  131. thank you for all the tips!

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  132. What an elegant birthday card! Just beautiful!

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  133. These cards are so subtle & elegant but boy what an impact they make. Stunning

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  134. Lovely soft colours on your cards. Nice masking on the second one for the sentiment!

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  135. Beautiful card and colors!

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  136. soft colors on flowers with golden outline on the first card touches my heart, mix color on the flower stamp with the sentiment in between on second one simple feel, super nice !!

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  137. Lovely cards. i love the gold embossing on the first and the wavy sentiment space on the second.

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  138. love the curved stamping, TFS!

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  139. Very pretty work, I enjoyed your two cards. Like the technique of the sentiment between two curved lines.

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  140. Very pretty cards. Like the technique of the sentiment between two curved lines. Thanks.

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  141. Very pretty cards. Like the sentiment placed between two curved lines. Nice.

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