Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Zen Garden Blog Hop - Day 1 & Giveaway


Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Zen Garden Ink Release Blog Hop Day 1!  You should have arrived here from Catherine's blog.   If you started on my blog, the complete hop list is below.

Not only is Catherine releasing 8 new ink colors that go beautifully with the previously released Paradise Found Spa Collection, but she is also releasing stamps/dies, a stencil and a brand new Cover plate die. 


 

My first card features the Zen Feather stamp set and matching dies.


To create my card, I stamped the amazing feather twice onto a piece of white card stock using black ink.  While I had my black ink out I stamped the sentiment.

I then stamped and white heat embossed the feather onto some water color card stock.  Using my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, I scribbled the colors onto the feather in rainbow order, spritzed with water to blend the colors.  I used the coordinating die to cut it out.  I attached it to my card with foam tape.

Added some black and white twine to finish off my card.

My next cards feature the Chevron Cheer stamp set.


I stamped the amazing chevron oval stamp using the new Rose Petals ink pad, I then stamped the sentiment using Midnight ink and the flowers using the same ink color as the chevron oval.  I then used the awesome border stamp in the set to stamp a border on the top and bottom of my card.  I think that added stamping adds so much to this one layer card.


I had a blast creating these similar, yet different cards.  These would make an awesome gift set for someone special, don't you think?  


Comment to WIN!!!!
Before you go make sure you comment on each stop along the hop.  Catherine will randomly pick two winners on each blog hop day, who will each win a complete set of Zen Garden Inks or a $45 Gift Certificate if you already have the inks.

Time to hop along to the next stop on the hop which is the amazing Ardyth Percy-Robb!  The complete blog hop list is below.

Kristie Goulet-*You are here
Ardyth Percy-Robb-*Go here next

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

SUPPLIES
A list of supplies I used can be found below, just click on the picture below to be taken to where you can get the product.  I do use some affiliate links when I can, this means I will get a small commission if you choose to purchase the product using my link-this is at no cost to you and helps with the running of my blog.  I really appreciate your love and support!

157 comments:

  1. Awesome collection of cards Kristie! Love the one layer and the added borders!!

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  2. Great cards ! Thank u for sharing

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  3. This is an awesome collection of cards Kristie!

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  4. Beautiful cards! Can't wait to get my hands on those inks!!!!

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  5. The zen feather card is very pretty. Love how colorful it is along with the contrast of the black.

    An awesome gift for sure. [Bunny]

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  6. Wow... What a variety of lovely cards. And the ink colors are fantastic!

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  7. Beautiful cards!!! Love the feathers especially how you did the black and white and the colored one on top. Looks awesome!!

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  8. Lovely cards Kristie and these ink colors look amazing.

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  9. What a great way to make a whole batch of cards quickly! Beautiful!

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  10. Kristie, What a great idea to make a gift set of the cards using the chevron stamp! Thanks!
    Linda

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  11. Beautiful cards. I really love the feather one!

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  12. Your feather card is gorgeous! Have to try that technique!

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  13. Love the cards and the new inks! I am going to have to try those new inks soon!

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  14. Great gift set of cards! Can’t wait to try the new colors!

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  15. Love the inks and the feather card. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. I really love the feather card! Love the rainbow of colors on the feather. The other set of cards would be a great gift for someone. Thanks for great inspiration!

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  17. Love how you did the feather in rainbow colors. I love the chevron oval because I can see it being used for an Easter egg and the same for the coordinating die! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. I was wondering how the Chevron would work without making me dizzy! Now I know how easy it will go with lots od other stamps. Thank you!

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  19. I agree about the border stamping -- the perfect final touch.

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  20. i love the one layer cards and the suggestion that you include different greats on the gift-set, some TY some birthday. Very useful!

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  21. Wow--deceptively simple yet striking cards. I love the idea of making a whole bunch as a gift set. Wonderful work, as always!

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  22. Wow! Love this collection, Kristie your cards are gorgeous. Wow! Birthday cards are amazing and really love these colors can't wait to get some.

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  23. Wonderful cards. Love the rainbow effect on the feather. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. I LOVE the chevron cards,what a great design!

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  25. Your cards are pretty, and I love the chevron oval.

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  26. Love the feather card, love the black and white twine!!

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  27. I love the chevron collection. Pretty!

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  28. Love all your cards but most especially the feathers. Susan D

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  29. Awesome cards! Can’t wait till I can get them.

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  30. I like the oval chevron cards. Always need a birthday card.

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  31. I love that feather stamp and die, and the sentiments that are in the set. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  32. love your cards - the feather one is just awesome:)

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  33. This collection is fabulous! I really love the pop of color in the feather card!

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  34. Beautiful cards Kristie!! I am loving the new ink colors!!

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  35. Love your assembly-line cards.
    They really show off the different
    colors. The feathers are fantastic.
    thanks for sharing
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  36. Loved your cards! The multi-colored feather contrasted against the two black & white ones - gorgeous! The oval chevron in all those colors - very nice! :)

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  37. Those would make great gifts for anyone. Male or female. Love those inks. Usa I did buy the doodle background stamp and the create stamp. Im just not financially able to buy more. Thanks for sharing these cards

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  38. Beautiful cards. Love the feathers. Thank you for sharing.

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  39. Great designs and go so well with the new products.

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  40. Oh that chevron...I love it but it gives my eyes fits. Doesn't mean I wouldn't use it though :)

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  41. Hi Kristie! Your rainbow feather is so fun and what a great set of birthday/thank you cards. =)

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  42. I am just in awe of the feather cards. That is a video I would love on You Tube

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  43. LOVING the multicolored feather over the black and white. Gorgeous card!!!

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  44. I really like the way you did the feather card. I love that stamp. Thank you for sharing.

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  45. What a sweet collection of birthday cards! I bet anyone would love to receive that as a gift! And you're absolutely right about the border stamps; they finish those cards off perfectly. Actually, from afar they look like you did some fun cross-stitching on them, and now I want to try that on my own cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Can't get enough of your inks!

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  47. Love the feather card and how you colored one as the focus.
    And I love the border stamp on the 2nd card. And you're right,
    the cards would make an awesome gift set.

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  48. The new colors are so pretty. Thanks for sharing your cards with us.

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  49. I really love the Zen feather. I need more $$ to spend.

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  50. This is the first time I've seen the Chevron stamp used. Wow, there are so many possibilities. I love that you have shown different sentiments with the same design. I have already fallen in love with the feathers and love how you used them. The pop of color is awesome.

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  51. I love the Zen feather stamp set - I already ordered mine. Love your rainbow feather card.

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  52. Great cards and fabulous colors.

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  53. Love the geometric design of your cool card set and that gorgeous rainbow feather, too!

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  54. Great group of cards...I love how fun the chevron oval stamp is!

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  55. The feather card is stunning. I love the bright colors you used. Great new inks for sure :)

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  56. Lovely cards, Kristie! Loving these new CPD inks!

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  57. Love the new colors. My favorite of yours is the feather card. Keep up the great work to give us inspiration.

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  58. I agree about the border. I love using them too.

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  59. Love that cute little border. You are right. Makes the card. Also like your feather card.

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  60. I always look forward to your cards, Kristie.

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  61. Gorgeous cards Kristie! Love that rainbow feather!

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  62. The multi colored feather looks awesome!

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  63. The Chevron oval cards are great - I like the idea of a coordinated card gift.

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  64. Very pretty cards...lovr the cute border...thank you for sharing.

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  65. I love your cards, really really pretty

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  66. Great cards. I really like the colorful feather on the first one.

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  67. Your cards are wonderful and I really like this new Zen Garden Collection. I don't have any of them....yet.

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  68. Your feather card is gorgeous and I really need all the new inks too!

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  69. I love the Chevron cards and I think you're right, these would make an awesome gift set! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  70. Wonderful cards Kristie - the oval is such a versatile stamp!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  71. so pretty...love the gorgeous feathers.

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  72. Love the Zen Feather and die set. Your cards rock.

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  73. Kristie, I love the beautiful color combo in the feather stamp card! contrasted with with the black! Really beautiful!

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  74. These are great card Kristie! I especially love those feathers.

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  75. LOVE that colorful POPPING zen feather between the two black feathers!

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  76. Enjoying all your cards! Just love the new ink colors. Thank you!

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  77. Fantastic cards Kristie. Love what you did with the Zen Feather.

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  78. Gorgeous black and white feather card with the pops of color! Can’t wait to get my hands on the new stamps and create!

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  79. Love these cards! I love the contrast of the black and white with the watercoloured feather - such an intricate stamp with some wiggle room to do so many different techniques.

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  80. Love both cards. The feathers are SO pretty with the 2 black and white making the colored one really pop. And the other cards are just super versatile

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  81. Love the black and colored feathers draws the eye right to it.

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  82. I know I can always count on you for some fabulous inspiration! Beautiful cards...again!

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  83. Great collection of cards and that border stamp gives your first card that finishing touch!

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  84. Gorgeous new colors! Love your pretty cards!

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  85. Kristie, Thanks for sharing these great cards! I especially love the Zen feather card; it is beautiful!!

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  86. Beautiful cards! I am in love with these new ink colors (not to mention that fabulous feather stamp set). Love your creations ♥

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  87. fabulous Kristie. The new colours are so amazing.

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  88. Hi there. The card looks great! I am impressed with the stamps and inks. I don't own Any of hers yet. I hope to add some to my collection.

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  89. Beautiful creations... love the new ink colours!

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  90. Love the details in the feathers! Wonderful cards. CP inks look amazing. Wish I had some.

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  91. Wow! Love these new colors!!! Gorgeous cards!!!

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  92. Lovely card featuring the feather stamp/die set!

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  93. Love that bright pop of colors with the black on the feather card.

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  94. Love your cards, especially the pop of color on the feather together with the black feathers!

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  95. Great cards and yes they would make a lovely gift set.

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  96. I love your feather cards, Kristie! :) So pretty!!

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  97. Wonderful cards - love that Chevron Cheer set and you made an amazing set of cards with it. The border is really cool.

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  98. Wonderful set of cards using the chevron stamp! I love one layer cards and these would be perfect for so many occasions!

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  99. Love the chevron gift set of cards! So pretty!!!

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  100. I love both of you cards anything with rainbow colors is always eye catching to me and the chevron made a very nice collection of Thank You cards

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  101. Your cards are fabulous and beautiful with those Zen Garden Inks. Great designs, Kristie. Thank you for the inspirations!

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  102. What a fun way to test all of the colours and create a stack of birthday and thank you cards at the same time.

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  103. I love the zen feather set. What beautiful colors in this collection

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  104. Great projects, I especially love the feathers!

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  105. Both of your cards are wonderful, Kristie! I especially love the feather card - The colors on the top feather are blended just beautifully and the colored feather really pops against the black. Such an eye catcher!

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  106. Loved the feather card. The Inks are stunning.

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  107. Great cards - love the feathers.

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  108. What a great collection of cards! I especially love your same-but-different card set...what a great idea! And the new colors are amazing LOVE!

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  109. Hope it isn't too late to comment as I was doing the save the you tubers event the last two days. Love that feather card and the variations of the chevron card as well. The second card would be great to make for a last minute birthday card.

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  110. 2 really wonderful and very pretty cards!!

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  111. The new colors are so peaceful. I guess that's why she chose the name "Zen"

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  112. Your cards are wonderful. I especially love the bright feather with the two black ones. Thanks for sharing.

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  113. Great job with the new products. I really like the feather card, and love sets of cards you made.

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  114. Wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing..

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  115. Kristie .... as always, your card designs are amazing. Love them.

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  116. Love that pop of bright gorgeous color

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  117. I like that you have a "simple" layout and you easily changed it up with different colors -- multiple cards.

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  118. Gorgeous cards, Kristie! I love that you made a set of cards with the Chevron Cheer stamp set! I can't wait to try it!

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  119. Great cards to show off the gorgeous new color collection

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  120. Fabulous cards! I just love the zen collection. The ink colors in particular.

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  121. I just love seeing how everyone in the hop has a different take on the release, and ALL are just amazing. I love that added border stamp on the chevron card. It really does add so very much! Thanks for sharing!

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  122. Beautiful cards! I wish this release was in a boxed set...I want it all!

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  123. I love your feathers card !
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  124. Oh my Kristie! That rainbow feather with the black!!! A-MAZ-ing!

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  125. I love that rainbow feather with the black!!

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  126. Beautiful cards! I really like how the colors go all the way to the edge on the rainbow feather (no white)!

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  127. Love the cards! Awesome inspiration & great blog hop! Couldn’t get the feather stamp/ die this time but it is definitely going on my must have list! Beautiful!

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  128. The feather card is stunning. Love the idea of a set of the chevron cards as a gift.

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  129. Ok, I loved the feather card, but then saw what you did with the chevron cheer, and I really liked it, too. Though, very different to me. Thanks for sharing!

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  130. Love the set of cards you made. They really showcase the collection. Oh my, the feather card is stunning. I love the contrast of the black and rainbow feathers.

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  131. I love that feather and options are endless

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  132. That feather card is stunning, but your second set is just lovely, as a gift too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  133. I really like how you use the same design in different colors to make a set of cards. The rainbow feather is so pretty!

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  134. Great cards and colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  135. Love the cards, they are pretty. Thanks for sharing!

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Hugs,
Kristie