6.05.2017

Colorful Safari // Hero Arts

Hello all! Today I'm participating in the Hero Arts June 2017 My Monthly Hero Arts blog hop!

For my first card today, I used the silhouette images from the main kit to create a super colorful birthday card....


I stamped the animals in Distress Oxide inks - this was my first time using them, and after this card, I feel like they should be called Distress Neon inks! They're so bright and bold! For the animals, I used Worn LipstickSpiced MarmaladeBroken China and Wilted Violet.

After stamping the animals, I took the new Tribal Prints background, misted it with water, and stamped the watery background onto the animals. After I took the stamp away, it left a cool watermark impression.


The sentiment was stamped from Birthday Celebration.

Now for my second card today, using the super fun add-on, Color Layering Brave Lion stamp set. This stamp set has so many great little accompanying images as well, like a layered crown and some bows.

For today though, I wanted to make a watercolor lion inspired by one of my best friends, who loves to watercolor. She's a bit colorblind, so most of her projects end up with lots of blue and purple hues, which make for some really neat looking projects!


I used my ZIG's to color directly onto the second layer image of the lion, misted it lightly with water, and stamped onto watercolor cardstock. To help the ink spread a little more, I misted the stamped image a bit, at an angle, for a looser look.


The sentiment is from another great add-on stamp this month, Color Layering Bengal Tigers. I heat embossed the image in gold on black, cut it out and adhered it to the card base. I tied the card off with some gold string, and a mix of purple sequins.

THE KIT


The supplies included in this months kit:

  • 1 6" x 8" clear stamp set
  • 9 coordinating Frame Cuts
  • 1 Fancy Die
  • 3 ink cubes (Just Rust, Mulled Wine, Moss)
  • 0.5 oz. black embossing powder 
  • 2 4" x "6" Portuguese eco-friendly cork sheets
  • 2 sheets of 5.5" x 8.5" metallic bronze paper (81 lb. text weight)
  • 2 sheets of 5.5" x 8.5" metallic quartz cardstock (105 lb. cover weight)
The kit value is $70, an amazing deal at $34.99.
The kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone. However, you can now subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!


BLOG HOP



For loads of inspiration and a chance to win a prize, follow this hop! If you've been following the blog hop, then I'm your last stop, but if you haven't, here's the entire list:


  May Park 


GIVEAWAY


Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (Hero will reimburse the winner if they have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, June 11 at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.

SUPPLIES


Cardstock: Canson watercolor
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Broken China and Wilted Violet, Versamark, ZIG
Other: Hero Arts gold embossing powder and Ombre Purple sequins

Tools: heat gun, water mister

179 comments:

  1. Awesome cards - so bright and cheerful:)

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  2. My grandchildren will love this "Lion King."

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  3. Love the colors, wow! Super creative!

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  4. Beautiful cards. Love the colours.

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  5. Your cards are colorful and absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  6. Your lion card is simply beautiful. I just love the unexpected color combination.

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  7. What fun colors! Love them.

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  8. That lion is absolutely stunning!

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  9. Your cards are bright and cheery. Thank you for sharing. :-)

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  10. Loving the watercolor effect. Loved the Lion King and am totally feeling this new kit! Have been anxiously awaiting it. Am new to stamping so am looking forward to getting my hands on it and having fun! Am loving the awesome colors and scene potential. My eyes are glazed over just envisioning the possibilities.......................

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  11. Love ur ideas and the new kit rocks!🐆❤️🦏

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  12. These ideas are wonderful! I may steal them!! I love the lion! And adding a bit of texture with water and a stencil is genius!!!

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  13. wow love your lion super cool idea to thank you for sharing your work with us

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  14. Your cards are great and colorful! Especially like the lion in the second one. Thank you and Hero Arts for the chance to win!!

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  15. Love that lion! And, your sunset thanks cards are the ones that made me buy this kit! Love them!!!!

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  16. This set is SOMETHING to get EXCITED about. I have not been excited about a stamp set for a very long time. And a die set as well Yippppie…I would Love be a o make my GrandBaby this card for Elliott,s Birthday. .l
    Thanks for the he chance for the give-a-way Clare and Hero Arts.
    Have a Blessed Day,

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  17. Very imaginative cards!Thank you for sharing

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  18. Nice cards. Great use of watercolour blurring and colour.

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  19. Love your creative use of this kit, colors are very cool!!!

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  20. So many great techniques in this hop! Thanks for all the great work, and the great products.

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  21. This kit is just amazing! So beautiful!

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  22. So pretty. I love how you used the Distress Oxide inks. Great inspiration for the kit and the inks. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. The lion card is wonderful. Love those distress oxide inks.

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  24. Those colors. That lion. Wow. Awesome. You are very creative my friend!

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  25. Really creative uses of the stamps, and backgrounds together!! So clever and inspiring! Thanks!!
    Beverly Jordan

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  26. I am a Leo and I HAD to have the Lion add-on. Your card SPEAKS to me. I am going to try that idea with my Zigs immediately when I receive my kit. Squeallllllllllllllllllllllllll I'm so excited.

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  27. Love your cards! Thank you for ideas and inspiration.

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  28. I love how you chose to use the non-traditional colors than one would normally choose for African images! Great results!

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  29. Great techniques to make striking cards. I am really liking the kit this month!

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  30. your lion cars just breath takeing. Just stunning.

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  31. This is such a fun card. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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  32. Love your use of unique, bright colors to show off the African animals!

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  33. beautiful cards, i want to try stamping with zig too!

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  34. What a clever use of the background stamp! Your cards are beautiful!

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  35. Love the watermark look on the animals.
    Have to try that technique.
    Fantastic cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  36. A wonderful kit and you made some great cards with it. I didn't realize what a clear image you could get by stamping in water over Distress Oxides. You can really see that background stamp! I love how bright and happy that card it. Perfect for kiddos! Your blue lion is pretty cool too.

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  37. Who said that lions can't be blue and purple. Looks great.

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  38. How fun to use unusual colors on your designs!

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  39. I love the lion card it looks good in blue and purple.

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  40. Love that technique with the lion stamp and zig markers!

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  41. Great cards. I love how the distress oxide looks with the stamps.

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  42. Magical colours! Very creative!

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  43. That lion is just so cool! Love ZIG Clean color markers too. Very pretty!

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  44. Loving your big bold use of colour. This month's kit is amazing.

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  45. Beautifully colorful cards!!! Love how you used the background stamp to create a watercolor effect... so cool!

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  46. Love your colourful take on this kit! That layering lion stamp is fabulous!

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  47. I absolutely love the lion layering set! I'm a Leo and it's calling my name! I have so many ideas for birthday cards for my fellow Leo's!

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  48. I love your take on the coloring with this kit. So cool!!

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  49. Wow ...it looks like so much fun.....I just love it

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  50. Your take on the kit is unique...love the colors and designs.

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  51. I really love your lion card! That is really cool!!

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  52. Thanks for your unique use of the set!

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  53. Love the techniques you used. Great use of the background stamp on the first card. It look really good. The lion on the second card looks fantastic. Great kit!

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  54. WOW! These cards are very inspiring!Great job!

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  55. I really like all the bright colors!

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  56. How fun is all that color?!???! So much happiness showing through!

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  57. I love your use of color. Exceptional card!

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  58. LOVE your water color play with these animal silhouettes, such beautiful cards!

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  59. Love your color choice and layout! Would love to win this kit since it sold out SO FAST :(

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  60. beautiful cards - so vibrant!

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  61. Very fun in the bright colors!

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  62. Interesting cards...great stamp sets.

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  63. Great cards, Love the texture acheived on the animals, awesome June Release, I love the African animals & trees!

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  64. I'm loving the non-traditional colors!

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  65. Loved all the unique colors and the water play!!! I love the technique used as well!!

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  66. Love the colors you used on this. Very different and cute.

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  67. I love your colorful cards! Thanks for sharing :)

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  68. Wow gorgeous colors. Nice steping out of the box. Amazing new kit! So sad I MISSED IT! Must subscribe! Hope I win it!

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  69. Wow gorgeous colors. Nice steping out of the box. Amazing new kit! So sad I MISSED IT! Must subscribe! Hope I win it!

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  70. Stunning cards and what a great kit!

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  71. So colorful, so beautiful, love your cards!!!!

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  72. Thanks for sharing your colors and technique. Wonderful cards!!!

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  73. Bright, colorful, and cool techniques!

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  74. I love both of your cards. Just last night I was wondering if I could use my zig watercolor markers to do coloring on my stamp. I didn't have time to play around and check it out. Thank you for sharing

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  75. Oh my! What a fun idea to mistvtge tribal background stamp with water! It creates such a fun look!

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  76. Fun cards! Had forgotten about stamping with water on distress inks. Thanks for the reminder!

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  77. Oh my I love your color choices. What fun creative looks. I love this idea.

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  78. Perfect! So inspiring. Awesome cards. Thanks, Denise

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  79. Haven't gotten to use the distressed oxides yet myself, but your card just makes me want to try them even more. Love the lion and the colors you used. He is so regal!

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  80. I like the blue and purple lion, that's fun! My favorite monthly blog hop so far, by far! I can't believe how fast this sold out! I am beside myself I absolutely love this kit, if ever there was a perfect kit for me this is it! Add-ons included! There's gotta be another way to get one? On behalf of all of us who couldn't get one, I implore you, please re-release these HA!

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  81. Beautiful backgrounds for your cards(previous blog post)....I've been thinking of getting the knew distress oxides and holy moly they are MUCH brighter than I could have imagined! Thanks for the card. My fav of the 2 tho is your beautiful blue/purple lion! I never would have thought of using those colors and there're beautiful!

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  82. Your cards are so much fun. Love the different colors you used.

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  83. So neat! I especially love that lion with the watercolored look!! Amazing.

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  84. Beautiful cards! Too bad the kit wa sold out by the time I got to the site :(

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  85. love your multicoloured lion, so beautiful

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  86. Interesting use of colors! Amazing cards! Hope they will make more kits!

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  87. Cute cards. The safari theme is rocking it for me.

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  88. Wow! One of the most beautiful kit!!! Love so much your lion card!!! Stunning colouring!!!

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  89. Greats cards. This kit is so awesome. Thanks for sharing...

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  90. Love the new Safari Kit. Sad to see it's already sold out, before I had a chance to get one. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  91. Two fabulous cards! The distress oxide animals are especially intriguing; the bold colours are delightful!
    ~carol

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  92. Your cards are very unique. this kit lends to lots of ideas for its use and I would love to win it.

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  93. Wow - another new technique. Love the cards!

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  94. Oh, your lion is beautiful and unique. I'd love to see what you'd do with the tiger. That Lion is just an amazing stamp set though...

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  95. I love how you made these messy beautiful. Great idea this one.

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  96. Love the "outside the box" coloring and the style. Beautiful cards.

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  97. Love the way you used water with the oxides... great colors!!

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  98. Loved seeing how you used the distress oxides to color the lions head. very cool effect.

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  99. Fun cards! Love the beautiful colors!

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  100. Love the fun colors--very cool!

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  101. Way to step out of the box with these beautiful creations! Love this kit! Another winner from Hero Arts!

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  102. Love what you did with the lion head! Beautiful colors!

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  103. Oh my what beautiful cards! Love it!

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  104. What a cool stamping technique, lovely cards,

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  105. The you are beautiful lion is nice coloring, that ks

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  106. Beautiful cards and
    love the purple/blue
    lion one!
    Carla from Utah

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  107. Just love both cards, Clare - the watercolor effect is amazing!!

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  108. really, really loving how you used the inks with the stamps!!!! fabulous, fun!

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  109. So fun to see these silhouettes in bright colors! Just adds to the versatility of this amazing set. I think I let a piece of my heart in Africa when we visited a few years ago - this set would be perfect to add details to my Africa scrapbook, as well as making it easy to make cards for the guys. Thank you!

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  110. Hi Clare,
    You just reinforced how versatile these stamps can be...so colorful! TY!👏🏻

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  111. Your colourful cards really add the "fun factor" to this set - they're gorgeous!

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  112. I just love the colours. Your lion is just gorgeous! I wouldn't have thought to use those colours or that technique for stamping him. You have made these stamps to be much more versatile than I thought they would be when I first saw them. Thank you for your inspiration.

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  113. Love your color choice for cards.....thanks for sharing

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  114. Beautiful cards. Love the colors.

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  115. Love the colors and your lion is gorgeous

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  116. Very nice cards! They are a great way to showcase the brilliant new products from Hero Arts!

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  117. I love the lion. Thank you for sharing your creativity

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  118. What a fun card - love this kit!

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  119. Amazing colors used on your cards. So inspiring.

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  120. Pretty cards! Colorful and I can see the fun of using other colors on this stamp set. Really hope that I am the luckily one to get the kit. If not, I hope I still can purchase it:)

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  121. Great card...love the colors!!!!

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  122. I love your card. The kit is beautiful - I'm so sad it's sold out

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  123. Beautiful cards! Love the watercolor technique and the bright colors!

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  124. I wouldn't have dreamed of using all those colors...very cool!

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  125. Absolutely adore the bright happy colors you used with these stamps! It's so lovely to see these earthy stamps can be used with a rainbow of colors - thanks for sharing these beautiful cards!

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  126. Very unusual interpretation. Like it a lot. Interesting the different takes on the kit. Great talent and innovative ideas.

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  127. Such beautiful and colourful cards. A wonderfully different "take" on this set.

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  128. just beautiful..hope I win, the kit is sold out already.

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  129. Cool cards, I would have never thought to use bright colours with these stamps.

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  130. Great techniques and the colors are great.

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  131. Wow that was unexpected but breathtaking and beautiful!
    ~ Rebecca B. from FL

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  132. Pretty cards! Love your fun colors!

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  133. I love your bright animals in the first card. Most have been stamping them in black (which I really like too) - but the color is very appealing! Then on to the lion card...I love him! I wasn't able to get the kit which saddens me, but I was able to order the lion. So I will have to give your method a go. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  134. I love the watermark in the first colorful card!!

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  135. I wish this kit was still available. I really wanted it. :(

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  136. Oh Clare! I love the lion! I am having a hard time deciding what add ons i would like but I think you helped me figure out that this is a keeper! I love your use of the blues and purples on the might king's mane!

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  137. I really like the effect of spritz if the tribal stamp with water nc stamping onto oxide images. Such a soft effect!

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  138. Love the bright cards, particularly the second one where you honour your friend. Very sweet.

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  139. What an awesome kit! I love it. It reminds me of a movie "Farewell to Africa

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  140. Oooh such interesting looks on your cards. So colorful. That lion looks really great and in some unexpected colors which makes it just that much nicer.

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  141. Lovely coloring. Hero Arts put out a fantastic kit. Best African wildlife stamp set I've ever seen. Great job Hero Arts!

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  142. I would love to win this set since it is already sold out! I hope they will release the animal stamp set to be purchased in the near future. I love love the animal silhouettes.

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  143. I would love to win this set since it is already sold out! I hope they will release the animal stamp set to be purchased in the near future. I love love the animal silhouettes.

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  144. Love the colours!! Something different and I never would have done myself but I will definitely do!

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  145. Awesome cards. Love the purple & blue watercolor on the lion.

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  146. This is my first kit and I Am loving it!

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  147. love how you colored the lion head!

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  148. So colorful! Love the lion!! Thanks for sharing!

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  149. Fun, bright cards, thank you for sharing.

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  150. Love the bright colors. These animals are perfect.

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  151. Such an amazing kit. Keeping my fingers crossed I may actually win one.
    Love your fun oxide ink car.

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  152. The bright colors are great! Fantastic kit! Can't wait for someone to use the Masai Warrior!

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  153. Love the neon rainbow of critters on your first card but the second is my absolute favorite! Love how you stamped the king of beasts in blue and purple! Stunning, elegant and magnificent! TFS!

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  154. Love that lion 🦁 head. It's so beautiful.

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  155. What cool designs for the cards! Love the colors!

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  156. I LOVE your cards, Clare!!! The techniques you used are so cool! 😍

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