Altenew and WOW! Collaboration Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to WOW! Embossing Powder + Altenew Collaboration Blog Hop!

Two creative teams are showing projects made using supplies from these companies and you probably came from Sarah Jackman Reed blog. If not – you may consider starting from the hop beginning, as there are lots of inspiration and chances to win a prize.021116_WOW Altenew collaboration blog hopI’ll be sharing two cards today.

For the first one I used WOW! Clear Matt Dull Regular powder. Usually an embossing powder has shiny and glossy finish. Which is not always desirable effect. This one is not, its finish is matt and dull. I personally love this effect a lot. Sometimes we don’t want to have this shine that other embossing powders give.

To create this card I first created leaves background using first layers of leaves from Altenew Vintage Flowers,  Vintage Roses and Beautiful Day stamps sets, embossed with this powder on a grey cardstock panel. I think it’s a one of the ways to stretch your stamps – using one layer for some background creation. Next I stamped hello from Altenew Super Script stamps set using Warm Sunshine ink and die cut it using set of matching dies. Stamped leaves from Altenew Beautiful Day stamps set using  Sea Glass and Ocean Waves inks and hand cut them. Embossed background with colorful focal point. By Svitlana Shayevich @s_shayevich. Stamps - @altenew, embossing powder - WOW. #card #cardmaking #diy #papercrafts #handmade #altenew #wowNext I started assembling my card. I adhered the panel to white card base, followed by adhering die cut hello and leaves on top. And added some sequins as finishing touches.Embossed background with colorful focal point. By Svitlana Shayevich @s_shayevich. Stamps - @altenew, embossing powder - WOW. #card #cardmaking #diy #papercrafts #handmade #altenew #wowFor the second card I used WOW! Pearl Gold Sparkle powder. First I embossed some flowers and sentiment from Altenew Wild Hibiscus stamps set on a pink panel. Next – embossed them on Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock and (you will be surprised) watercolor them using my Koi watercolors (or I should say watercolor, as I only use one color here). Hand cut watercolor flowers and adhered them using foam adhesive squares to the panel, offsetting them a bit from embossed images on the panel.
Embossed background with colorful focal point. By Svitlana Shayevich @s_shayevich. Stamps - @altenew, embossing powder - WOW. #card #cardmaking #diy #papercrafts #handmade #altenew #wowTo finish the card off I adhered the panel to a white card base, adding small stripes of Altenew  Gold Mirror cardstock on the sides. It’s hard to take photos of gold, so it’s probably hard to see it here. Embossed background with colorful focal point. By Svitlana Shayevich @s_shayevich. Stamps - @altenew, embossing powder - WOW. #card #cardmaking #diy #papercrafts #handmade #altenew #wowThere are lots of gold embossing powders out there (as well as not all real gold is equal) and this one is more yellowish one. With some pearl undertone I should say 😉

Hope you like my cards 🙂


Stamps: Altenew Vintage Flowers,  Vintage Roses and Beautiful DaySuper ScriptWild Hibiscus

Inks: Altenew Sea Glass Ocean WavesWarm Sunshine

Cardstock: Altenew Classic Crest Solar WhiteGold Mirror

Embossing powders: WOW! Clear Matt Dull RegularWOW! Pearl Gold Sparkle


There are two $30 WOW!  gift certificates and will have giveaways of two $30 Altenew gift certificates up for grabs. Winners will be picked randomly from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below.

Comments must be left by Sunday, February 28 23 11:59 EST. Winners will be announced on the WOW! and Altenew blogs on Monday, February 29th.


Keep hoping! Your next stop is Fran Westmoreland.

And here is the whole blog hop  list in case you got lost 🙂


Thank you for stopping by and good luck!

This post is also available in: Russian



  1. Reply


    February 25, 2016

    первая открытка своим сочетанием цветов просто покорила)

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    Susie Sonnier

    February 25, 2016

    Such a classic card that it can be used on a variety of occasions.

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    Anna Kossakovskaya

    February 25, 2016

    Я их хоть и видела, но все равно в ауте! Такие яркие и сочные, и столько в них элегантности! Но больше всего покорил фон на первой открытке, это бомба. Ну и цвета тоже))

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      Svitlana Shayevich

      March 2, 2016

      Спасибо, Аня! Они у меня как-то так неожиданно сочными получились. Я даже не планировала сочность. Все мои планы были – это вот этот фон из листиков 🙂

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    Karen B.

    February 25, 2016

    I have never heard of a dull emboss and now I need to get some adter seeing your beautiful cards!

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    Pon Malar

    February 25, 2016

    Wow, both are pretty.Never thought we can create such a fun card with leaves alone!! Brilliant..

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    Carrie R.

    February 25, 2016

    I love both of your cards. Thanks for sharing your knowlege of matt finish embossing powder.

  7. Reply


    February 25, 2016

    You have created two beautiful cards!

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    February 25, 2016

    Wow, beautiful mum’s day card.

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    joy meadows

    February 25, 2016

    Such pretty cards – you can’t go wrong with Altenew stamps. The WOW embossing powders truly enhance any design.

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    Michele F

    February 25, 2016

    Svitlana, both of your cards are spectacular! I LOve grey, so I’m so taken by your use of the matt dull clear powder and am curious how it compares to just stamping with VersaMark! Off to shop! Thanks …
    =] Michele

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    Sharon Brand

    February 25, 2016

    Two beautiful cards. Love the leaves as background.

  12. Reply

    Debbie Br

    February 25, 2016

    Both cards are lovely, the pink is my favorite! And I have that stamp! Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. Reply

    susan hatfield

    February 25, 2016

    I like the WOW clear matte powder! Every Altenew Stamp is gorgeous! I have just a few and have many more on my wish list!

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    Debbi Vasel

    February 25, 2016

    The WOW powders really make the hibiscus flowers exquisite! And that pink color is to die for.

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    Sue McRae

    February 25, 2016

    The matt powder is so cool, makes for great texture on a background and your pink card is so pretty!

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    February 25, 2016

    I, as well, had not heard of matte embossing powder and I already went over and placed my order! It leaves such a beautiful effect on your beautiful card. Thank you.

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    February 25, 2016

    I really like the matt powder. I think both your designs are pretty in different ways.

  18. Reply

    Nancy Wilcox

    February 25, 2016

    Lovely cards. Dull embossing powder is new to me… thanks for sharing.

  19. Reply

    Kathy H

    February 25, 2016

    Thanks for introducing me to the matte powder. I am going to have to hunt this down!

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    February 25, 2016

    I am not a fan of pink, but your second card is my favorite. Dimensional flowers and veins of gold. Very nice!

  21. Reply

    Daria Grushina

    February 25, 2016

    такие яркие и сочные 🙂

  22. Reply

    Angeline Choo

    February 25, 2016

    I love the shadowing behind the stamped images. That’s a great idea!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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    February 25, 2016

    These are beautiful Svetlana and I love the use of the matt clear ep for a different look on the leaves in the background, and then the great sentiment and leaves coloured and die cut and placed on the top. The second is so pretty with the pink gold embossed flowers and the fact that you have stamped them in the background and then popped them up over the top for a different look. x

  24. Reply


    February 25, 2016

    Love the layers!

  25. Reply

    Dr Sonia S V

    February 25, 2016

    WOW both the creations look super gorgeous

  26. Reply

    Suzanne Ward

    February 25, 2016

    Very pretty, Svitlana!

  27. Reply

    christine canfield

    February 25, 2016

    gorgeous coloring on the pink card!

  28. Reply


    February 25, 2016

    Beautiful cards! Well done 🙂

  29. Reply

    Leanne in CA

    February 25, 2016

    Wow! Beautiful cards using fun products. Thanks so much for sharing.

  30. Reply

    Donna Phelan

    February 25, 2016

    Just beautiful!!! TFS!

  31. Reply


    February 25, 2016

    Both these really show your talent for color choices and design. They’re amazing and beautiful.

  32. Reply

    JAnet Trapp

    February 25, 2016

    Awesome cards and inspiration! Lovin’ the new release and WOW embossing powder!
    ~God bless~

  33. Reply


    February 25, 2016

    Oooohhhh I just love the bright colors! I also love the dimensions you create on the Mom card… that is fantastic! I love Altenew products and Embossing… so this is perfect!

  34. Reply


    February 25, 2016

    Great use of the leaves in your stamp sets. I love cards that use stamp sets in an unusual way. These are great.

  35. Reply


    February 25, 2016

    Love the way the color pops in both of your cards. My fav is the first card as I really like the yellow stamped sentiment and blue leaves. Very pretty.

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    Carla Hundley

    February 25, 2016

    Gorgeous card!
    Great embossing
    and love the colors.
    Carla from Utah

  37. Reply

    Sue S

    February 25, 2016

    Lovely cards to make in a hurry

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    Jennifer K

    February 25, 2016

    Both of your cards are so gorgeous! The second card is my favourite, I just love the colours you used and the overall effect you created…what Mom wouldn’t love to receive this beautiful card. Thanks for sharing and the great inspiration!

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    February 25, 2016

    Love the cards you created. Especially the pink one. And I really think I need that matt powder.

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    February 25, 2016

    Gosh, the mothers card is so pretty, fresh & floral. Equally like the first with the opaque leaves background.

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    Jenny Martin (My Paper Epiphany)

    February 25, 2016

    Did you hear me gasping? Thanks for the intro to this clear dull powder – will definitely check it out. Both your cards are so inspiring and stunning!

  42. Reply

    Marti T

    February 25, 2016

    Have not used the matt powder but your subtle background convinces me i need to order it

  43. Reply

    Vishaka D

    February 25, 2016

    Gorgeous!!!! Beautiful colors! Love the modern look. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    D.Ann C

    February 25, 2016

    They’re both great! The pink card is especially lovely!

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    February 25, 2016

    love how you used leaves from different sets and your second card is gorgeous in the pink & gold

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    Linda Mc

    February 25, 2016

    Beautiful cards Svetlana – I didn’t even know a dull embossing powder existed!

  47. Reply

    Lisa M

    February 25, 2016

    So beautiful!! Thank you for the inspiration!

  48. Reply

    Patti G

    February 25, 2016

    Wow what gorgeous cards!!

  49. Reply


    February 25, 2016

    Such pretty cards! I love the colors!

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    February 25, 2016

    TOtally love the cards… I love the Hibiscus card!!!

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    February 25, 2016

    I love the 2nd card, the pink flowers! So beautiful!

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    Betty Sue

    February 25, 2016

    I really love that pink card!!! It’s beautiful!!

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    Teresa Doyle

    February 25, 2016

    Oh my Svitlana, your cards are amazing!

  54. Reply

    Shona Chambers

    February 25, 2016

    These are both so different and equally stunning!!

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    February 25, 2016

    I love how you used the clear embossing powder. How awesome that you can give the look of darker ink always matching your colored paper. Both cards are beautiful, but I love pink and gold together, it’s my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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    Larina Miller

    February 25, 2016

    Beautiful cards and color combos! The pink and gold is my favorite it’s just gorgeous! I need some of these products! I wish the box stores carried these! Thank You for sharing in this awesome hop!

  57. Reply


    February 25, 2016

    Both cards are so different and so gorgeous! Love the combo of Altenew stamps and Wow! EP.

  58. Reply


    February 25, 2016

    Beautiful card, love your color combo!

  59. Reply


    February 25, 2016

    Awesome cards. I love the matte powder.

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    Denise Bryant

    February 25, 2016

    Awesome stamps and dies along with fabulous embossing! Gorgeous cards!

  61. Reply

    Chriss Blagrave

    February 26, 2016

    Beautiful cards!

  62. Reply

    Karin Hoag

    February 26, 2016

    Your pink ‘mom’ card is so lovely!

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    Liz O.

    February 26, 2016

    Simply syunning! Thank you for the inspiration!
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  64. Reply


    February 26, 2016

    I like how you made more interest in the background

  65. Reply

    Maria Pilar

    February 26, 2016

    Stunning cards. Both are so beautiful

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    February 26, 2016

    Sveta, lovely cards!!!! And I can see the gold stripes in your second card 😉 Gorgeous!

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    Кристина Косякова

    February 26, 2016

    Света, открытки просто вау! Не могу выбрать какая мне нравится больше))

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    shilpi gupta

    February 26, 2016

    Loved the colors

  69. Reply


    February 26, 2016

    Beautiful colors and card designs

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    Penny H

    February 26, 2016

    Gorgeous cards, I especially love the pink mother’s day card. I too love matt embossing powder sometimes 🙂

  71. Reply


    February 26, 2016

    More wonderful inspiration Svitlana!

  72. Reply

    Madhvi Shah

    February 26, 2016

    Just beautiful

  73. Reply


    February 26, 2016

    Beautiful cards! Love the simplicity!

  74. Reply


    February 26, 2016

    Love the colours you used on both cards – really beautiful!

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    February 26, 2016

    Both card are wonderful designs…but, my heart goes especially to the gorgeous pink one!

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    Teri W

    February 26, 2016

    I have to get out my gold embossing powder to use with flowers! It is such a great look!

  77. Reply

    Amy Seech

    February 26, 2016

    Simply gorgeous!

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    February 26, 2016

    Gorgeous cards, love how you used the embossing on both cards

  79. Reply

    Beth Holt

    February 26, 2016

    Love both of your cards, but I think the pink card is my favorite. That pearl gold embossing powder is so lovely! The pink on pink is perfect!

  80. Reply

    Lauren Yo

    February 26, 2016

    Thank you for the lovely samples

  81. Reply

    Margarita Navarro-Rivera

    February 26, 2016

    Really pretty cards. Love the colors!

  82. Reply

    Nana Griffin

    February 26, 2016

    Your cards are lovely.

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    February 26, 2016

    I love the layers and shadowy leaves on the background, so amazing. Everything is so pretty and so inspiring!~kim

  84. Reply

    Cheri Weston

    February 26, 2016

    I love your cards. The first one, with the gray background is so different and pops with the embossed sentiment.

  85. Reply


    February 26, 2016

    Two totally different looks,both stunning!

  86. Reply

    Jen Timko

    February 26, 2016

    Each so different yet both so lovely! Gorgeous work!

  87. Reply

    Karin Quade

    February 26, 2016

    What a beautiful card, I have to try that!

  88. Reply

    Sue Smith

    February 26, 2016

    Very beautiful cards. Love the pink card for Mother’s day 😉

  89. Reply

    Nan Leiker

    February 26, 2016

    I love the colors of this card, also this has inspired me.

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    February 26, 2016

    Lovely cards !

  91. Reply

    Linda Edwards

    February 26, 2016

    The matte embossing powder was my first introduction to WOW embossing powder and I love it! As much as I love Altenew stamps! Love your card!

  92. Reply

    Cathy R

    February 26, 2016

    Gorgeous cards, love the variety of embossing powders, I didnt know you could get matt ones!

  93. Reply

    Troy Louise

    February 26, 2016

    Very pretty cards. I love your idea of using the embossed stamps as backgrounds. Thanks so much!

  94. Reply

    Jeannean M

    February 26, 2016

    Both of your cards are stunning!! I love them! I am also a new fan of the matt embossing powder! Thanks for sharing your creations!

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    Snoopy von Seckendorff

    February 26, 2016

    Wow! I’m glad you didn’t ask us to pick a favorite because I love them both! I never cease to be amazed at the whole range of gorgeous cards that you can make with each set. I am definitely going to pull mine out and start trying all of the beautiful techniques being shown on this hop. Thanks so much for all of the inspiration and thanks too for the chance to win!

    Snoopy 😀

  96. Reply

    Debbie Varnes

    February 26, 2016

    Love the layering, embossing and overall design!

  97. Reply

    Helen Holmes

    February 26, 2016

    Two beauties.

  98. Reply


    February 26, 2016

    Two cards, two wow!! Congrats!

  99. Reply

    Mary Kelly

    February 26, 2016

    Your colours are stunning

  100. Reply

    Rachel B.

    February 26, 2016

    Two beautiful cards!

  101. Reply

    Gilda (McStamper)

    February 26, 2016

    Beautiful cards.

  102. Reply

    Laurie Black

    February 26, 2016

    The pink card is such a clever design, beautifully colored too!

  103. Reply


    February 26, 2016

    Lovely colours

  104. Reply

    Berina Febin

    February 26, 2016

    Beautiful cards!! Love the background you’ve created with the leaf stamps in the first card!
    Moxie Craftie

  105. Reply

    Brooke Rector

    February 26, 2016

    Love the colors you used on your cards!

  106. Reply

    Judie A

    February 26, 2016

    I simply adore the second card! Its stunning!

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    John K

    February 26, 2016

    I really like the watercolor hibiscus card, nice job

  108. Reply

    Pai Meng

    February 26, 2016

    beautiful cards!

  109. Reply

    Robin Buchholz

    February 26, 2016

    Beautiful cards! I love the colors and layering. Thanks for sharing.

  110. Reply

    Ericka Strange

    February 26, 2016

    Great cards love the blue and the gold on the pink card is so pretty!

  111. Reply


    February 26, 2016

    beautifully done!

  112. Reply

    Cynthia Johnson

    February 26, 2016

    Nice use of the matte embossing powder on the first card. Love the pink on the second. Nothing better than pink and gold!

  113. Reply


    February 27, 2016

    Both your cards are pretty. Love the color combinations.

  114. Reply


    February 27, 2016

    Both cards are beautiful but the pink one is stunning. Pinks my favorite color.

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    Wendy McCarthy

    February 27, 2016

    Gorgeous colours in both of your lovely cards! The Wild Hibiscus looks fabulous with the sparkly outline and bright pink petals. Xxx

  116. Reply


    February 27, 2016

    I love that you have made such a beautiful card from just the leaves in this set. Really stunning cards.

  117. Reply

    jan metcalf

    February 27, 2016

    Both of your cards are beautiful! Especially love the yellow flat embossing vs glossy! My wish list is growing!

  118. Reply

    Sue D

    February 27, 2016

    Beautiful cards. I never knew about dull embossing powder before.

  119. Reply

    Melissa Friedrich

    February 27, 2016

    Love both beautiful cards, the dull matte embossing is so perfect for the leaf card and the gold pearl is so pretty on the orchids.

  120. Reply

    Elise S.

    February 27, 2016

    Both cards are so pretty! The first caught my eye because of the tone on tone background with the bright pop of color. The second is so feminine and I love how you created the gold outlines with the embossing powder.

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    February 27, 2016

    Both are very beautiful, and thank you for the great description of the Pearl Gold Sparkle Powder 🙂

  122. Reply

    Deborah B

    February 27, 2016

    Beautiful cards. Your watercolour is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  123. Reply

    Kristie G.

    February 27, 2016

    Oh so pretty!!!!

  124. Reply

    Ana S

    February 27, 2016

    Stunning cards and love watercoloring and gold sparkle.

  125. Reply

    Miriam Prantner

    February 27, 2016

    Love that background on the first card, so pretty and the painting on the second cards is just lovely!

  126. Reply


    February 27, 2016

    Stunning cards, love the bold colors!!

  127. Reply

    Lydine Arriola

    February 27, 2016

    Absolutely gorgeous cards! The pink is my fav! Love love love it! Thanks for sharing!

  128. Reply

    Lydine Arriola

    February 27, 2016

    Absolutely gorgeous cards! The pink is my fav! Love love love it!

  129. Reply

    Miriam Leech

    February 27, 2016

    Such beautiful cards!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  130. Reply

    Denise Sayers

    February 27, 2016

    I really like both cards. I didn’t know there was a mat embossing powder, so that is nice to know.

  131. Reply


    February 27, 2016

    Your cards are beautiful!

  132. Reply

    Patricia Carter

    February 27, 2016

    Love the stamps. Beautiful cards

  133. Reply

    Janet Castle

    February 27, 2016

    Beautiful cards….especially like the wild hibiscus!
    Paper Hugs,

  134. Reply

    Kris in Alaska

    February 28, 2016

    Oh these are very lovely!

  135. Reply


    February 28, 2016

    So elegant, just love the cards! Thank you for the inspiration

  136. Reply

    Debbie Johns

    February 28, 2016

    Simply stunning. 2 very elegant cards. Love them. Hugs xxx

  137. Reply


    February 28, 2016

    Love your cards–you have such a clean and modern vibe and marry the two products (Altenew and WoW) in gorgeous ways!

  138. Reply


    February 28, 2016

    Love both your cards, they are inspiring …

  139. Reply


    February 28, 2016

    Beautiful cards Svitlana. Heat embossing adds a really nice and elegant touch to the images. The pink card is amazing… love how bright and pretty it is.

  140. Reply


    February 28, 2016

    Beautiful card! I love the effect of the dull embossing powder. All kinds of ideas floating in my head!

  141. Reply


    February 28, 2016

    Lovely pink blooms!

  142. Reply

    Amanda Christensen

    February 28, 2016

    Very pretty cards! I like your idea of using the matte finish Wow! embossing powder for your background and the gold powder looks lovely with the pink blooms!

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    February 28, 2016

    Great cards.

  144. Reply

    Karen L K

    February 29, 2016

    Very nice cards! Love the layers & colors on the first card! The second has such pretty pink flowers!

  145. Reply

    Leigh Penner

    March 10, 2016

    Oh, wow, these are fabulous, Svitlana! I think I need that Wild Hibiscus stamp set…. I love how you used it!

  146. Reply

    Email Spike Review

    March 25, 2016

    Clearly this means how even minor difficulties reveal a potential weak spo in enterprise continuity planning.

  147. Reply

    Wahnita Hammond

    April 4, 2016

    Beautiful cards!!! Such a lovely release!

  148. Reply

    Barb O.

    July 3, 2016

    Two absolutely beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

  149. Reply

    Carol Rossouw

    April 25, 2018

    Your cards are Amazing ?. The blue leaves card is a stunning colour combo!

  150. Reply

    Angela R

    September 23, 2019

    Beautiful card and I love the color.