Thursday, June 4, 2015

Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop

Hi crafty friends! Pretty Pink Posh is hosting a Watercolor Blog Hop this weekend filled with lots of fun prizes. The blog hop will run from June 5th at 6:00 am PDT thru June 8th at 11:55 pm PDT. This hop will be full of super fun prizes from our wonderful sponsors and for every 100 entries (up to 500), Paulina will donate a $20 gift certificate to either Ellen Hutson or Simon Says Stamp!
For today's card, I decided to make a super cute and simple Father's Day card featuring the "Bear Hugs" set by Mama Elephant. I made this card the second day we moved into our new apartment. And since we still didn't have any of our furniture yet, I actually made this card on the kitchen counter using a few of the crafting supplies I was able to bring with me. It wasn't the most comfortable set up, but I'm thankful the move has gone extremely smooth and now it's just about getting re-organized and getting my crafting area all set up.

"Thank You Papa Bear" by Handmade by Yuki | "Bear Hugs" by Mama Elephant and Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh
To begin the card, I cut a white cardbase to 3 1/2" x 5" which is a little taller than the usual 4-bar card size. I cut two pieces of watercolor cardstock to the same size. I watercolored the sky using "Tumbled Glass" distress ink and watercolored the grass using "Mowed Lawn" distress ink. I used the "Grassy Border" die from Lawn Fawn to cut the grass. I added some green twine from the "Enchanted Garden Embellishment Kit" from Pretty Pink Posh and mounted the grass to the sky layer using foam tape. I colored the cute bears using Copic Markers and cut them out using the coordinating dies. I used the MISTI Stamping Tool to perfectly align the sentiments. The MISTI tool is extra helpful when stamping on textured cardstock and makes it super easy to re-stamp if you need to. To finish the card, I added 4mm Sparkling Clear sequins and 6mm Bermuda Blue sequins.

I love how quickly this card came together. This cute and simple design would be easy to mass produce a similar set of cards by simply changing up the sentiments. I hope you were inspired by today's card and I cannot wait to see what you create! Thanks again for stopping by!


Pretty Pink Posh: 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins, 6mm Bermuda Blue Sequins, Enchanted Garden Embellishment Kit

213 comments:

  1. This is so cute! You did a wonderful job at the kitchen counter creating this. I love it.

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  2. Adorable card! That is such a fantastic set.

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  3. Well I guess your card proves that less really is more sometimes. Hope you'll get fully settled in your new home real soon!

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  4. Fabulous card, love the grass die and the fun watercolor look!

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  5. Adorable card! LOVE the sentiment too! Hope you are getting all settled into your new home and craft room!

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  6. OMG! Such an adorable card! Such a sweet scene. The watercolor background is amazing! You did a fantastic job with the limited supplies you got with you. Also wanted to throw this out there too. Whether you create on the floor, on the kitchen counter, or on a desk it'll still look amazing as long as you have an eye for design and I think you absolutely do, Yuki! So happy to see your cards again!

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  7. What a sweet father's day card!

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  8. Love your cute card Yuki- especially the water coloring.

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  9. What a sweet scene, you are a talented designer. I adore your works! <3

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  10. I love the color of the grass and bears are super cute.

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  11. Beautiful how the watercolor makes your design so gentle.

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  12. Beautiful card, love those Bermuda Blue !sequins detail

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  13. What a darling card! The coloring is amazing.

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  14. Yuki!! This is darling!! Soo soo sweet! As if you made this on your kitchen counter, i can only imagine. Shows how talented you are! Seriously love it :)

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  15. Very sweet scene...love the soft watercolours.

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  16. Oh such a sweet card!! Your soft watercolored background is so perfect for these adorable little bears!!

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  17. Such a sweetie-pie of a card!

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  18. This is adorable! I love the watercoloured background!

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  19. So sweet! And quite an accomplishment with a limited selection of supplies. I don't even want to imagine how I'll manage the next time we move.

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  20. Simply darling card. Like a big warm hug!

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  21. If this is what you accomplish with limited supplies, I can only imagine what you'll create with all of them. Just beautiful.

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  22. EEk! too cute! I just ordered this stamp and can't wait to play with it :) Xx Justine

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  23. This is totally cute. Love how light you've kept your background. Something to keep in mind for a later project. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  24. oh this card is so sweet Yuki!! :)

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  25. Love the soft colors in the background

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  26. Wonderfully coloured!! Very sweet card!

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  27. This is such a beautiful card made from a gorgeous set.

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  28. Cute card! Tough to believe that you made this card with limited supplies and no proper work surface! Hats off to you!

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  29. so very sweet :) love the softness of this card!

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  30. Gorgeous card- love the bears and how you made such a beautiful scene

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  31. What a cute image. Lovely card!

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  32. I'm very impressed that you made this card so quickly on your kitchen counter! Very cute.

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  33. Love the soft background you created. This is a cute card.

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  34. Absolutely Beautiful...
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  35. Absolutely gorgeous! Precious, touching, heart-warming!
    ~c

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  36. Too cute!! Love the soft colors and the bears!

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  37. Aww, this is such a sweet card for Father's Day!

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  38. Very pretty! I love the subtlety... So simple and finished!!

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  39. This is so sweet and lovely, Yuki! It reminds me of the illustrations in a vintage children's book. It just melts my heart! ♡

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  40. Cute idea for Father's Day card.

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  41. I just love those bears! Your card is adorable!

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  42. Gorgeous! Love the grass and the subtle blue background!

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  43. I just love how soft of a background you can get with watercolors! Beautiful card.

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  44. I want this card for my son to give his dad, it is that awesome!!!! I know I will be getting that stamp set, it is just to cute to pass up. You did a great job!

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  45. Our Grandboys call my husband their Papa and a bear. This would be so cute for him. Love the bears.

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  46. Such a sweet sweet card! LOVE it.

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  47. Adorable card and I love the soft coloring.

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  48. I have this stamp set and really love the way you set this card up.
    You gave me some good ideas

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  49. I love this card. Perfect for father's day. I called my papa "Papa Bear".

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  50. Such a cute card. Those bears are adorable.

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  51. This is absolutely adorable and I love the soft colors.

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D

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  52. I really like the look of the water colored grass using a die cut. So cool!

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  53. This is full of cuteness ! I love this !
    Hugs,
    Mayra

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  54. Oh so CUTE!!! Love the soft colors - just sweet as can be!

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  55. Sweet card, love the layout.

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  56. Such a beautiful and sweet card, Yuki. Thank you for sharing.

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  57. What a sweet card! Those bears are adorable!

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  58. Lovely card, really like the stamps and the colours!

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  59. such a cute card.. very beautiful scene... the bears are so cute.. love that Bermuda blue sequins...

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  60. the grass looks amazing, love the card.

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  61. Adorable card. It's a weird thing to notice but I love that the grass is cut at the top and the watercolor is "unfinished" at the bottom- great look.

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  62. Great card and techniques… Love the scene!
    ~God bless~

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  63. Cuteness overloaded...i want d bears :p

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  64. Cuteness overloaded...i want d bears :p

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  65. Such a lovely and darling card!!

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  66. This is so sweet, Yuki. I think this is one of my most favorite sets ever.

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  67. What an absolutely perfect Fathers Day card!
    So sweet!

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  68. Such a SWEET Card Yuki!! I LOVE it!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  69. Great Fathers Day card.

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  70. I think what I enjoy most about this card is that you prove you can make a Fathers Day card that doesn't have to be masculine, but instead portrays a childlike innocence that is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  71. Awww...that is such a sweet card, I love it.

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  72. Love this adorable Father's Day card. Thanks for sharing.

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  73. So sweet and lovely!
    Great coloring.
    Carla from Utah

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  74. Cute card, love the bears! Hope you get all your boxes unpacked soon--a girl needs her crafting space!

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  75. You've used one of my favorite images, Yuki, and your soft watercoloring is fabulous!! Hugs, Darnell

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  76. How sweet!! Almost makes me want to give my husband a Father's Day Card!

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  77. Fabulous card, shows that just a few supplies are needed to create. Happy move.

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  78. Such a sweet card, and with minimal supplies!!

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  79. Awesome job for having just your kitchen counter & a few supplies! Love the coloring on the critters and the watercolored background pieces. Tfs! ~ Andrea

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  80. Beautiful card! I love the softness of the background!!

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  81. What a super sweet card! I love how you painted the sky and grass and the sentiment is wonderful! TFS!

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  82. Adorable card! The background and grass look great!

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  83. A darling card & just in time for Fathers day!

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  84. If anyone looks at this card and doesn't immediately say AWWWWwww while melting a little bit inside, I'm convinced they have no heart. A-dorable!

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  85. Your card is wonderful. I love how you did the larger grass area with the die cut grass and then the string. Those types of details are why I love your cards.

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  86. So adorable and done with so few supplies. My hat's off to you! Glad the move went well and you get yourself sorted soon. Xx

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  87. Such a sweet card! Love the soft colors of the background!

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  88. What a sweet card! Love those bears!

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  89. Oh my..such cute card! Love the soft water coloring on your card, just perfect!

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  90. Precious card! Love the watercoloring on this.
    Lynn

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  91. Wonderful! This would make a great Father's Day card! Thanks for sharing.

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  92. Those bears are adorable! Love your coloring!

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  93. These bears are so adorable and I love your sky.

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  94. This is such a sweet card! Love it!

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  95. Adorable card!!! I love the grass!!

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  96. Simply charming card. Your soft, watercolored background is very pretty.

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  97. Simply charming card. Your soft, watercolored background is very pretty.

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  98. i love these bears, i think i need this stamp set haha, good job!

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  99. How sweet is that?!??!! Fab coloring!

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  100. very cute card. Great job with your watercolor background.

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  101. So cute! I love the die cut watercolor grass.

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  102. Simple but absolutely sweet and beautiful. Good job!!

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  103. What a sweet, adorable card!! Definitely a favorite!

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  104. Adorable for Father's day!

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  105. How adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  106. Such a sweet card. I love the little scene you created. What a terrific Father's Day card.

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  107. So very cute! And the different sized sequins are perfect here.

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  108. Hi Yuki -- so cute! I love those bears. Your wc background is very soft and delicate - love it ♥

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  109. Sweet card. I like the dimension that you added with Lawn Fawn's grass border. Thanks for sharing.

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  110. Gorgeous card! Love the sweet bears!

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  111. What a beautiful card and great inspiration to watercolor with distress inks!

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  112. So beautiful, Yuki. I love your soft colors and the overall gentle feel of the card. Thanks for sharing!

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  113. Your bears are really adorable. Love it! :)

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  114. This is so darling! Your water coloring skills are amazing!

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  115. This is so cute! The watercolor background is soft and pretty, and those bears are adorable! Wonderful card!

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  116. Just goes to show you what can be accomplished with limited supplies...thank you that reminder!

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  117. Fantastic fathers Day card ! Loved it..

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  118. So cute Cindy - love that soft background. Cx

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  119. What a sweet card! I love the soft watercoloring and those bears are so cute!

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  120. Darling card. I especially like the sentiment stamp, as well as how all the colors blend so well together.

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  121. Oh Yuki your Image is so so so cuutee
    Love this card and your watercoloring background look so soft and adorable
    Love your card Yuki
    hugs, Monika

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  122. So sweet. I actually said "aaahhhhh." The subtle shades are just perfect. Nicely done!

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  123. What an adorable card! Love it!

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  124. Very nice card. Love how you lined up the sentiments. Thanks

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  125. Luv your watercolor card for Father's Day - great card design!

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  126. Such an amazingly adorable card! Love the soft watercolor sky and grass! :)

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  127. Papa bear and baby bear are so cute.

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  128. Such a pretty soft use of water colours

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  129. Great images for a Father's Day card. Love the sweet bears. Thanks

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  130. I love the soft watercolor background on your sweet card!

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  131. I love these bears every time I see them and they look fab against your gentle wash of green and blue.

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  132. What an adorable card and still masculine enough for a Father's Day card :-)

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  133. So cute. I love those little bears.

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  134. What a fantastic card Yuki! Love the soft water colored sky and grass!

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  135. Such a sweet card - love the soft colors. The twine is a nice added touch.

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  136. Awww....such a darling card. And if you can whip this out on your kitchen counter, I know we are in store for much, much more once you are all unpacked:) I really like the sweet bears and sentiment. I wouldn't have thought to use sequins on a card like this, but they look fab!

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  137. Such a lovely scene. The water colors look fabulous and let the stamped bears really pop.

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  138. SUPER cute card - love the way it turned out - it looks so sweet and marvelous!!

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  139. Lovely sky and grass effects using watercolors.

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  140. Your card is sooooo cute. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  141. These images are so adorable and they are wonderfully watercolored!

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  142. These images are so adorable and they are wonderfully watercolored!

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  143. Beautiful! I love how soft your watercoloring is, it doesn't distract from your perfectly colored bears.

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  144. This is such a cute card! The soft background watercolouring is beautifully done!

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  145. Oh my, so adorable! Love it!

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  146. This is so lovely, love the way you create the background for this card.

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  147. LOVE the very pale colors on your sky!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
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  148. So cute, love the sentiment too

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  149. Beautiful card! Lovely background!

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