Simon Says Stamp March 2013 Card Kit Blog Hop




We’re all ready for Spring. Are you?

This month’s card kit - Friendship Flowers is the perfect kit to get you in the mood for flowers blooming and springtime weather.

I was excited to start playing with it and to be part of this blog hop.




So welcome to my stop on the hop!! ;-)

I decided to use the 'With Sympathy' sentiment stamp from the kit to create a custom watercolour card that features some brighter colours using Inktense pencils. (a huge thanks to Jennifer McGuire for insisting that these were a must-have - she was right, you need to own these awesome pencils!!)

With Sympathy




Supplies:




I have also created a quick video showing how I created the embossed flowers and watercolour panel on my card -





GIVEAWAY!!!
And now to the giveaway part!
Leave a comment on this blog post and one lucky winner from my blog will receive a $50 E-Card to shop at Simon Says Stamp.
We will draw a random winner on at 9:00 AM EST on Saturday, 3/9/13 so be sure to leave your comment by then.
Thanks for visiting!

New Spring Releases
New Simon Says Stamp exclusive stamps and dies for spring were just released and you can see them here!!!

Thank you for hopping!!

I am the last stop on the hop and just wanted to say thank you from all of us for spending some of your day with us!
We hope we inspired you to get crafty with your March kit - we can't wait to see what you create!! ;-)

If while hopping, you encounter a broken link, you can go back to the beginning of the hop at the Simon Says Stamp blog here for links to everyone who is participating in the hop.

Steph ;-)

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442 comments:

  1. That is a bright with sympathy card, but it works! I love the watercoloring!! I've been eyeing those pencils!!

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  2. Beautiful card, love the bright colors

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  3. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this Steph!!! Such a Pretty Background for thos Flowers!! xoxo

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  4. What wonderful spring colours. So pretty

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  5. Loved your video and card!

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  6. I love the background you created, thanks for sharing!

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  7. Really pretty card, and I too love the background you made here.

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  8. Fantastic technique, Stephanie!! The colors are gorgeous!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  9. Would love those pencils, too, I now have Faber Castel, but I'm gonna try something similar with the help of your video. TFS!

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  10. Oh so pretty! LOVE the watercolor background!!

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  11. Love that background and the flowers really pop with those fun colors!

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  12. Love the effect of the watercolor, so artsy and beautiful!!

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  13. Such a lovely card.. The colors are so gorgeous..

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  14. These colours are gorgeous and such a pretty card.

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  15. I love the panel you created, so pretty.

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  16. Love how the all the colors just go

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  17. Your colors are super. Thanks.

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  18. That is beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  19. Thank you for showing us how you created the beautiful background of your card!

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  20. This card is SO pretty! I really like the tye dye effect!! Just lovely... (:

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  21. Pretty card!I too love my Inktense pencils and this technique!

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  22. Wow, that card kit is great, I love the card you made using it! Your use of colors is gorgeous! Hugs, Hanneke

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  23. I love the colorful background that you created for this lovely card!!

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  24. Love the watercolor background.

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  25. Beautiful...love the background!! Lee-Ann :)

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  26. The colored background works great with the flowers. Onepinkdaisy

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  27. Thanks for the video on using the pencils! Nice card!

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  28. Love all of those colors!! Beautiful!

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  29. Another beautifully done example. WOW that was bright and colorful.

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  30. So many different lovely cards out of the same card kit:)

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  31. Love how you have made a sympathy card with colour, looks great :)

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  32. What a great tutorial. Love the colors you used on your card. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. I just love how those white embossed flowers pop up against the brightly coloured background. Thanks for sharing the video.

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  34. Oh thanks for the video .LOVELY BG
    I created this card with my SSS March kit
    http://flic.kr/p/dYGCDP

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  35. Awesome card! And I love seeing how you created it!

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  36. Love the background you made...thanks for the video!

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  37. beautiful card! i love the colorwash effect :)

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  38. Thank you for sharing the card and video. Love it!

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  39. Fantastic!! Jennifer was also a big influence on me getting the Inktense pencils too! Can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing this. Pinned!

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  40. I love emboss resist and I love Inktense pencils! What a perfect combination!

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  41. Thanks for sharing the video - love the bright colors!

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  42. Gorgeous! Great video! Those pencils are on my wishlist!

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  43. Love it when people use the pencils! I really like them and can't afford all the copics!

    Thank you for an awesome card!

    Julie H in MN

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  44. gorgeous card. Love the watercolor effect using the Inktense pencils.
    grace

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  45. Marilyn in MichiganMarch 1, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    What a pretty card! Love it.

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  46. Stunning card! Love the use of the water colors!

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  47. What a gorgeous card - will try the effect with my Twinkling H2O's :)
    Hugz
    Ea

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  48. Gorgeous card - those pencils are so interesting!

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  49. Beautiful card--love the spring colors. Thanks for sharing the video.

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  50. Stephanie, love your card and thank you for the video on watercoloring with the Derwent pencils. I love how the background turned out.

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  51. beautiful card, I just got those pencils and love seeing another way to use them. Thanks for sharing

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  52. loving how versatile those floral images are! tfs!

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  53. Pretty! I loved your video on your watercoloring!

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  54. Lovely! Thank you for sharing the how to, so great!

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  55. Lovely card and I love the bright colors. Have been eyeing those pencils for a while now. Thanks for the video on how you did the coloring.

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  56. Lovely card!!! I love using the watercolor pencils!!!

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  57. What a gorgeous sympathy card!!
    Love the watercoloring! TFS!

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  58. This is so pretty! I have those pencils, too, so I'll have to try doing this technique with them soon! :)

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  59. Stephanie, beautiful card. Love all the bright colours. Can't wait to receive my March kit.

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  60. great tutorial. it looks like a fun technique. :) tsf

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  61. Ok i think i definitly need this kit thanks for the hop just finished now

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  62. pretty - on my wish list!
    Sandra ltb

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  63. I have been a member of the SSS card kit since its first release. I love to get the kit in the mail each month. Thanks for the inspiring ideas and techniques.

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  64. Love this technique. So pretty and makes a beautiful card.

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  65. Love your work! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

    Hugs from Brazil

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  66. How pretty. What an inspiration. Love the watercolor technique.

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  67. Wonderful card! Love this technique!!

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  68. Gorgeous card...thanks for the inspiration and the video!
    xxx Margreet

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  69. Really pretty card. I think I need those pencils!

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  70. AWESOME!! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win!! The video was a nice added suprise!! Have a fabulous weekend!! =)

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  71. Ive been thinking about getting those pencils! great job!

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  72. Gorgeous card Stephanie :-) the colours and whole design are fabulous :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  73. Great video on use of colored pencils. I have another brand but will try your technique. Thanks for the chance to win the fabulous March kit.

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  74. Beautiful card Stephanie. The watercolor technique is great for these adorable flowers. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  75. I really like your coloring technique. Will have to give it a try. Great card!

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  76. Such a simple technique - but so effective

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  77. I need those pencils as well!

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  78. Thanks for the tutorial. Love your bright floral card, it's awesome. Now I want the pencils and the stamp set lol. :)

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  79. beautiful card :) thank you for sharing :)

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  80. So pretty! I love the pencils too!

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  81. Nice sympathy card. LOVE the watercoloring. Thanks for sharing.

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  82. Thanks for the video. It's always great to see the process.

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  83. Stunning card love the colors!!!xo

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  84. What an awesome card! Thanks for sharing the video on making it!

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  85. The card is so pretty and colorful. Thanks for sharing.

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  86. Beautiful card!
    Thank you for the video!

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  87. Fun technique and thanks for sharing with a video. I love the watercolor look on cards and this is fantastic!

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  88. very pretty use of the pencils the end result if very soft for this theme.

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  89. Another technique to try with the Inktense pencils. So great - thanks for sharing.

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  90. Pretty card and an awesome stamp set! Thanks for the video.

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  91. what a gorgeous background! love that!

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  92. Beautiful card.
    The intence pencils will be something ill look into. But as for now I have good water soluables that I use

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  93. Very pretty card and great video! Thanks for the tips on this technique!

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  94. Another reason to get the Inktense pencils. Love the effect.

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  95. thanks for the video! lovely look on this.

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  96. Love the colourful background...the Inktense pencils look amazing!

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  97. Pretty card! Thanks for the video to show how it was done... great colors!
    DeniseB

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  98. So pretty! I love all the colors!

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  99. Darlene SatkewichMarch 1, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    Amazing background!!! Thanks for the video!

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  101. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration - breaking out my waterpencils this weekend :)

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  102. Love all the wonderful colors!
    TFS

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  103. Wow those colors are beautiful!

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  104. Beautiful card. I love the water-colored background with the flowers stamped in white ink.

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  105. Great Card!! got to Love those water colored pencils!!

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  106. GreatJob! Gotta love those inktense pencils. I want more, I only have 12 :(. Thanks 4 the chance to win!

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  107. Love to see this technique in a video. Thanks.

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  108. Beautiful!!!! Love this! A set of cards like this in assorted colors would look awesome!

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  109. Beautiful card, Stephanie - love the embossed flowers!

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  110. Beautiful background and lovely colors you chose. Thanks for the video.
    Linda T

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  111. What a lovely technique on this beautiful card!

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  112. This is a really pretty card and shows yet another neat way to use the great stamps in this kit - thanks!

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  113. Your watercolour paper is perfect with the Daphne's Closet papers!

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  114. Love the water colouring! Thanks for sharing!

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  115. Loved seeing the technique. Never thought about taking the brush directly to the pencil.

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  116. Gorgeous take on a sympathy card and thank you for making a great tutorial so I can give it a try myself!

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  117. Just got my pencils today--can't wait to try them out!

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  118. I love those Inktense pencils, too! So glad to see the many ways to use them. I love to use them in backgrounds and that's why I'm thinking of investing in the blocks! Lovely card. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  119. What a nice change for a sympathy card. Love the watercolor technique. Thanks

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  120. This hop has been so much fun - seeing everyones awesome ideas and love your beautiful background.

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  121. Fabulous background! Thanks for the video and the chance to win!

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  122. Love it! I bought the inktense pencils but have yet to really play with them!

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  123. Lovely card and thanks for the video tutorial.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  124. thank you for the tutorial! I have the intense pencils and it is good to see this technique
    Holly

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  125. Beautiful colouring with the Inktense pencils. Lovely card!

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  126. Colorful card love it, Thanks for the video.

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  127. What great colors and an awesome tutorial!

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  128. I was wondering if I could do this with inktense pencils. Now I know how! Thanks for sharing!

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  129. Such a beautiful card, Stephanie! I love how you were able to achieve such rich colors with the Inktense pencils! Thanks so much for the video, too!

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  130. Oh goodness!! So pretty! I just love this hop!

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  131. Stephanie, this is gorgeous!!!! I just got my Inktense pencils, so I will have to give this s try!

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  132. Very beautiful card. Your embossed and coloured panel is so pretty. Thanks for the tutorial on how you made it. :)

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  133. Loved your technique! Thanks for sharing.

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  134. A great video of your watercolor technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  135. Beautiful card, love your coloring!

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  136. The embossed flowers are lovely.

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  137. What a colorful, embossed card to bring some sunshine for the family.

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  138. Thanks for the video - it helps so much!

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  139. So pretty! I love the look of these pencils and have them on my wish list. Thank you for the video showing your watercolor technique!!!

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  140. I just got some of hose pencils, great tutorial, and lovely card. Thanks.

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  141. Love the use of watercolors. I really like the bright colors.

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  142. I love your card. The water colors are so pretty.

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  143. I also bought the Derwent Inktense pencils (but alas, only 12...not quite all the colors you have--still they are COOL, aren't they?) I loved seeing your technique. thanks for the opportunity to win

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  144. Thanks for brightening up my day. Love you use of pencils.

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  145. love this card and the watercoloring technique!

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  146. Lovely card and watercoloring technique!

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  147. What an I say ... simply wonderful! So creative! Love it xxxx

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  148. Beautiful sympathy card. Thanks for the video to show how you made the card.

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  149. I love your ideas and I think this whole kit is great! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  150. thank you for the helpful tutorial! I really want to try this technique and I am drooling over those inktencils - wow!!!!! The final card is bright & lovely!

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  151. Such a beautiful card! Love how the colors turned out!

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  152. thank you for this video - lovely coloring.

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  153. Coming back to watch your video Beautiful card.

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  154. Love your colorful focus panel! TFS

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  155. Beautiful card! Must get my pencils out and give them a work out!

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  156. Oh awesome effect with the pencils! Lovely card.

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  157. Hi Stephanie!
    Thank you for sharing your GORGEOUS card! Your watercolor effect is BEAUTIFUL! I purchased those Inktense pencils but have been hesitant to try them...thank you for the inspiration! :) have a wonderful day!

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  158. Learned something new, well I don't know if I really learned until I try:) Love the colors.

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  159. Wow! I'm going to give this a try!

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  160. Thanks for the video! Love your card.

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  161. Such pretty background! Thanks for your video tutorial.

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  162. I love the colors in your card.

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  163. love the gorgeous blend of colours...!!!

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  164. Very pretty watercolor background!

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  165. Your card is gorgeous! I love the Inktense pencils used like this...so pretty! :)

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  166. Thanks for letting us see your process with the Inktense pencils! Love the way the panel and your finished card turned out!

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