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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker Background - Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop


Hey everyone!  Welcome to the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop!  You're going to love all the watercolor inspiration that we have for you today!  To make sure that you don't miss any of the fabulous posts along the way, be sure to start at the Pretty Pink Posh Blog.  You can also link up your project there (starting tomorrow) for a chance to win too!  (Upload by June 8th at 11:55 pm PST)


For today's card, I decided to use my new Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to create a watercolor background.  I used three colors to give me an ombre look.  I just love how easily these Zig Clean Color markers blend with water.  You can definitely get this look with traditional watercolors as well. I just feel like I have more control over the color when laying it down with a marker.  You can also build up the color by coming back in with your marker while the paper is wet.  Since the tips are a real brush and not a felt tip, it won't damage your marker.


I thought it would be fun to die cut some patterned acetate to create a tag.  The patterned acetate against the watercolor background is such a cool effect!  I used my Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo 2 to create my tag.  This particular acetate is a little tricky to die cut...so I used my Sizzix Precision Base Plate to give me a clean cut all the way through the acetate.  It worked like a charm.

The Wild Garden Die set from the Essentials By Ellen line was the perfect compliment to the acetate tag.  I cut the gorgeous flower out of my favorite American Crafts gold glitter paper.  Once again, to get a clean cut all the way through the thick glitter paper, I used my Precision Base Plate.  The "enjoy" die cut is also from the Essentials By Ellen line.  And the fine lines of this die cut make this the perfect addition to my card.  I love how the black POPS against the glitter and watercolor backgrounds.


I have included a video below walking you through the entire creation of this card.  I've also included links to all the products used in this video below.


Don't forget!  Head over to the Pretty Pink Posh blog to play along and see all of the design team work!  If we can get 100 entries, Paulina will donate a $20 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson or Simon Says Stamp. 200 entries? She'll donate another! For every 100 entries (up to 500) there will be an extra $20 gift certificate! 


Watch The Video


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185 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Carissa. Love the ombre background. The gold die-cut images are so pretty.

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  2. Pretty! I love the gold glitter diecut.

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  3. I like that u get soft colors on these brush markers. Love your work.

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  4. So very pretty! That truck of gold just makes the card!

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  5. Gorgeous card and loved the video- lots of great tips with the foam and love your polka dot vellum piece/tag- great card!

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  6. loving the gold glitz on here! such a pretty background as well :)

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  7. OMGeeee fabulous card - can't wait to get my brushes

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  8. How awesome. i am thankful for you tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. Your card is just beautiful! I love all the layering you did, and the video is so helpful. Lovely use of the Pretty Pink Posh products.

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  10. Oh this is so different and I love that you did a video too! really great watching that and love the dotty acetate too!
    hugs me x

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  11. Stunning & Beautiful!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  12. Pink, gold, black...stunning combination!
    ~c

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  13. Pretty card!! Love the patterned acetate and the gold flower!!!

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  14. That gold glitter paper is fabulous! Great card!

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  15. BEAUTIFUL color combination! Very pretty card!

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  16. Gorgeous! LOVE that glitzy flower over the beautiful watercolor background ♥

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  17. Beautiful card, great tutorial!

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  18. This is gorgeous! I love the background

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  19. So pretty! I love this color combination and especially the gold elements! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  20. Very pretty. I love the subtle background color.

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  21. Love the die-cut glittery goodness!

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  22. Oh my, I just love everything about your card!

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  23. Oh such a pretty card! Love the colors!

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  24. Love the Zig Clean Brush Markers,

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  25. Gorgeous Background! I need to get my hands on those markers!

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  26. So beautiful! Love that background.

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D

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  27. That patterned acetate is fantastic with the watercolor background! I'm dying to get those brush markers!

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  28. Beautiful card. Thank you for the video.

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  29. Love the colors - especially the gold flowers. Beautiful card.

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  30. So beautiful! Love the sparkle! Gorgeous watercolour!

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  31. The video was really helpful! I was wondering how did you do the background with the Zig clean brush markers. Thanks for sharing. It's a beautiful card!

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  32. Wow this is just stunning! The pop of glitter and black!

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  33. Very unquie card .... Love the background

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  34. Hi Carissa!
    You always create the most AMAZING Cards! I love the elements you added to this card design...from the gold glitter flowers to the clear acetate tag and glossy accents...it's so BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing...have a wonderful day! :)

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  35. I love every element of this card. It is beautiful and added several more items to my wish list.

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  36. Loving the black accents on this card.

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  37. Ooh this is a stunning card! I love the pinks withe the gold glitter flower. The acetate overlay is perfect.

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  38. Beautiful! I really like the pops of black against the soft colors. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  39. Your watercoloring and this card are absolutely stunning!

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  40. Wow stunning...The black really pulls everything together.

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  41. Oh my, that glitter die cut is gorgeous!

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  42. I love the water color background and the glitter die cut!!

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  43. Nice card. I like that poker dot acetate.

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  44. So soft and pretty - and LOVE the pop of black!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  45. thanks for the vidoe, i though you painted or stamped or stencilled the polka dots, but now i know, your card is very stylish, thanks for sharing

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  46. Love the gold & pink combo.. The spotty acetate is the perfect touch! Just beautiful..

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  47. It is such a sweet card with lovely pink and gold, but the black sentiment does it.

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  48. beautiful card!! I love the background... that patterned acetate adds much beauty.. such a beautiful card..

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  49. enjoyed the video, beautiful card

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  50. Really enjoyed your video. Your card looks gorgeous. I love the patterned acetate on your background. It looks so cool. :)

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  51. Totally in love with d background and nt to frgt d glitter flower...super gorgeous ..u got me tempted to get d new zig marker collection...thnx fr sharing d video with all of us...

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  52. Totally in love with d background and nt to frgt d glitter flower...super gorgeous ..u got me tempted to get d new zig marker collection...thnx fr sharing d video with all of us...

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  53. Adorable card Lovn this blog hop… Thanks so much for the chance to win! God bless!

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  54. When your card was shown as a preview with only a small part peeking, I knew even then it was going to be gorgeous!

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  55. The watercolor pink and the sparkly gold are a perfect marriage!

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  56. THANKS for sharing the Video!! I just LOVE the Glitter!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  57. What a very beautiful card!! I love the gold touches that you add to your card!!

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  58. The background looks amazing! It's so perfect for that gold!

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  59. Love the effect of the gold glitter paper on top of the water color
    design -- it is perfect!

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  60. Beautiful card. Love the gold glitter on the watercolor.

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  61. Love, love, love the contrast in this card! The mix of textures also add such interest - thank you for sharing!

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  62. Such a pretty card! I love all the layering with the acetate and glitter paper...beautiful!

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  63. Great video and the card is breathtaking!! LOVE the different textures and the glittery bits are sparkaliscious!! TFS!

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  64. The gold, glittery flower against the pretty watercolor background is just gorgeous!

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  65. Love every inch of this card!

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  66. Beautiful card! The gold glittered die cut really pops!

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  67. Lovely card. Love the gold. So pretty against the watercolor backgroung. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. Very pretty, love the gold accents. Thanks for great video!

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  69. Gorgeous! And thanks for posting a video - I looooove watching creativity in action!

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  70. How beautiful!
    Love the clear
    tag and the glitter
    paper.
    Carla from Utah

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  71. A pink and rich delight, Carissa! Thank you for the wonderful video, too!! Hugs, Darnell

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  72. Loving the soft colors with the black touches. gotta try that!

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  73. Hi Carissa, you are one of my favorite new finds. I've been watching you videos for about a month and love them. This card is so pretty. I love that you used the polka dot acetate. Your clustering and colors are always so great.

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  74. This is just fabulous, love the glitter and shiny diecuts against the wc bg.

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  75. Love that big bloom done in glittery gold, so very pretty!

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  76. Great color combo, so pretty!

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  77. Wow! I love this card!! The gold black and pink with just the right touch of glitter is right up my alley. Thanks so much for sharing such a beautiful card.

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  78. Wow! This is gorgeous!! I love the sparkly gold on your stunning water colored background!! Lovely!!

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  79. Love the gorgeous background & the soft colors with the dark saying. Thanks for the tip on cutting with the Precision base plate.

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  80. I was staring and staring, just wondering how you created that polka dot effect. Patterned acetate - genius! Gorgeous make!

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  81. This is stunning. These projects are all so beautiful it's a little intimidating they are all artwork! Beautiful

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  82. Beautiful! I absolutely love the gold glitter and am so glad you've used your Zigs. I can't wait to get hold of mine :)

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  83. So pretty! Love all the pink and gold!

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  84. Beautiful card! That die cut is stunning in gold glitter paper! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

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  85. This is gorgeous! I love the gold!

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  86. Poka dot acetate is great!

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  87. This is such a beautiful card! Love the pretty colors and the patterned acetate is fab!

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  88. Absolutely beautiful card, Carissa. Your color choices are perfect; it is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing and including a tutorial.

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  89. Gorgeous card!! I love the watercolor background with the tag!!

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  90. love this soft faded background!

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  91. love everything about your card! so beautiful!

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  92. Love that gorgeous watercoloring and your beautiful card.
    Lynn

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  93. Absolutely gorgeous card! Love the patterned acetate and the glitter die cut. Really stunning contrast of textures.

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  94. Love your card, Carissa! Great job with all the layers, and that watercolor background is so soft & pretty. I also like how doing the greeting in black & white makes it pop against everything else. Tfs! ~ Andrea

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  95. Love this... sooo elegant!

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  96. LOve this card. Gorgeous colors. Love the gold flowers!

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  97. Wow, gorgeous card. Thanks for the tip on die cutting the acetate--I have this type of acetate and the Precision Base Plate so I will keep this in mind.

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  98. Beautiful card! Love the soft colors of the watercolor.

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  99. Beautiful background for this gold glitter flower.

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  100. Love the color combo, the clear tag is a clever addition! TFS!

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  101. Really gorgeous card, I love that color combination. Now I have to go watch the video to see just how you did that acetate! :)

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  102. Simply stunning! The black truly does pop and I love that you used your retro dymo for the sentiment. I need to use mine more! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  103. The colors on this are spectacular! Such striking work! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  104. I though the dots were embossing paste with stencil until I read it was acetate!!! Beautiful ideas and clever combo for your sentiment as well ♥

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  105. I just black against a watercolor background! Lovely!

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  106. Amazing video and I love the gold you used, would have never thought of that! so pretty!

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  107. Watched your video and I really love to see how it all came together. :) So beautiful!
    And I need those pens...

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  108. This is truly gorgeous! I love all the details added to this card.

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  109. This is a beautiful card! I love the acetate tag and glittery flowers you added - thanks for the tutorial!

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  110. This is so, so pretty. I love how the polka dots seem to have just a tinge of the pink underneath. Really cool effect

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  111. Love the design of this card and the gold adds just the right touch!

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  112. Its So beautiful ! The colors and gold fab combo !

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  113. Your cards are ALWAYS so gorgeous! It inspired to make one using my Zig markers!

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  114. Fabulous video and full of tips and techniques to create this AMAZING card.
    Love it all the glimmer and sparkle work for me every time and I had to see what the polka dot BG was.
    Simply gorgeous. x

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  115. The acetate tag adds so much to the card. Great card using lots of element to make it special. Thanks.

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  116. Beautiful! Love the pink/gold with the pop of black. Thanks for the tutorial, I'm still on the fence about the Zig markers, I just shouldn't spend monies on new goodies right now, but your card makes it so tempting!

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  117. Gorgeous card. I really love the ombre effect with the Zig markers.

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  118. Your card is beautiful, and I enjoyed watching your video. I am fascinated by the mixed reviews the new Zig markers are receiving. Everyone seems to love them, but then in the next breath, their advice is to save your money. Confusing.

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  119. wooww stunning water coloring
    love that butterfly in gold
    Adorable card..I love this much

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  120. Great video to explain all the lovely techniques. I couldn't figure it all out from the picture, but the video made me appreciate all the work you put into it. Nicely done!

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  121. Love your card... The pink and gold go so well together :)

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  122. Such a pretty card, love the colour combo, Cathy x

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  123. Great card. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  124. I have seen so many good things about the Zig markers — and your card definitely makes me want them even more! Gorgeous card.

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  125. Love the subtle look of the watercolor!

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  126. Gorgeous card, love all the different elements of watercolour, acetate, glitter and gloss.

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  127. What a wonderful card. I like you color combination.

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  128. Wow, a lovely card, one of my favourites from the blog hop <3

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  129. I love the pink and gold-so elegant!

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  130. Goodness, how beautiful. I love your card.

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  131. Goodness, how beautiful. I love your card.

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  132. Love this beautiful, glittery, and pink water color card Carissa!

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  133. Beautiful card. I Love the look of the polkadots over the watercolor.

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  134. The gold, pink and black color combo is just gorgeous!

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  135. Amazing color combo and just a gloriously beautiful card!!! Well done, you awesome lady!!!

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  136. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  137. This is lovely!! I really like the color combo. I like how you used the polka dot acetate too. It actually makes the watercolor on the back stand out more. Stunning card!!

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  138. Pretty card. I love the patterned acetate. It adds a touch of elegance. 😊

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  139. I really love your card. It's gorgeous! love the acetate and glitter flower, very elegant & classy.

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  140. This is so awesome, that's for your tutorial video, it helps a lot.

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  141. So very elegant!! Love that amazing acetate and how the awesome background shows through.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  142. Stunning card, such pretty colors!

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  143. This is a beautiful card! I love the background and elements. Thanks so much for the tutorial. It makes me want to create my own watercolor background.

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  144. love the black with the watercolor!

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  145. I love all the details you put into your card. It's it lovely.

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  146. Beautiful card. I love your background!

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  147. Just stunning! Love the backgrounds - especially the dots :)

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  148. Really beautiful card! The gold flower is awesome.

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  149. This is stunning and I so appreciate the video! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  150. Gorgeous card! Love the colors!

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  151. This card is amazing and really beautiful!!! love the gold on the pink!!

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