Friday, October 11, 2019

Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy Blog Hop Day One!

I am thrilled to be a part of today's Simon Says Stamp's Cheer and Joy Blog Hop, celebrating this newest release!!  Cheer and Joy is filled with an amazing variety of stamps, dies, stencils, watercolor cards, and other card making accessories to make this coming Christmas season one truly filled with Cheer and Joy!!
I have chosen to used the wonderful new Holiday Greetings Mix 1 to make a couple Christmas cards! This set has some beautiful sentiments, and I have chosen the Leaf adorned "Merry" for my cards today..
I watched a short video on Instagram, of an artist showing how to color and gold emboss a stamped image.  I tried to, but I could not find the video, and I don't remember who the artist was, whose video I watched.  Perhaps this technique has been around for a while, but it was new to me, and it is GENIUS!!  When you stamp an image and gold emboss, coloring after embossing will affect the gold embossing.  It can change the color, or dull the shine of the gold.  In the technique I watched, I learned, you stamp the image, color with markers, THEN gold emboss over the stamped and colored image!  The pics below will hopefully give you an idea of how to do this amazing technique...
BTW...the only way this really works is using a MISTI, as the stamp and paper need to be stamped twice in the exact same place !...
1.  You put your stamp on the stamp side of the MISTI, and your card stock in the corner of the MISTI...making sure the paper is securely in place.  Stamp with a light colored ink...I used Simon Smoke colored ink....
2.  Color the leaves and berries of the image with markers, making sure that you color as carefully as possible to keep within the stamped lines of the image...
3.  Using a static bag, Versa mark, and Fine gold embossing powder, place the stamped/colored image(make sure it has dried) back in the corner of the MISTI, secure in place, ink the stamp (still in very same place as when you stamped it the first time) with versamark and RESTAMP the image...  
...Sprinkle with gold embossing powder, and heat.   
I have to tell you, I did this 4 or 5 times, coloring the leaves with slightly different shades of green to experiment...the embossing turned out perfect EVERY TIME!!  It was like magic and I have to say again,  GENIUS!!!                       
I then stamped the background, with the beautiful new Leaves and Berries Background stamp (an exact match to the leaves and berries of the image just stamped and embossed) with red ink on red cardstock.  Here's a close up...

I then did the same thing as the first one, but with a gold embossed background on gold card stock...
Here's a close up...
...and yet another showing the letters of "merry"...
 My fun is above, yours is below!!
Simon Says Stamp will be generously giving a $25 coupon to one commenter from each and every blog on the hop, simply leave a comment for a chance to win!!  The winners will be chosen and be posted on the Simon Says Stamp Blog on Wednesday, October 16th, so
make sure you check the blog on the 16th, to see if you're a winner!

   The list of participants of the hop are below.  If you get lost, you can head to the  Simon Says Stamp Blog...hope you will check out all the amazing artists' inspiration today!! 
Don't forget, TOO, the offer in the blog hop heading...a free Post Office Box enamel pin with any purchase, until the end of October 13th, while supplies last!  Use the code, HPYML9 to receive this offer!!  
Make sure, too, you check out DAY 2 of  Cheer and Joy Blog Hop tomorrow at the Simon Blog!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

145 comments:

  1. Both are gorgeous, but that gold on gold is simply WOW!

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  2. Thank you SO much for explaining this technique, Lisa! I've wondered how to do it for so long (because my attempts were nothing as gorgeous as your card here) and now I can't wait to re-try this weekend. Thanks again!

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  3. I have never heard of embossing after stamping and coloring, but, what a great result! My favorite was your card with the gold embossed background! All of the cards are amazing! Thank you!

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  4. Can't wait to try this technique! The gold on top is so pretty!

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  5. Your cards are so beautiful and elegant, Lisa! Love the design! Thanks so much for sharing and giving helpful hints!

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  6. Gorgeous elegant cards, I will be trying this new technique!

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  7. Lisa, your cards are EXQUISITE!!! I rarely comment (sorry) but I am thrilled to see your beautiful cards when you post. You have the most amazing attention to detail, yet the CAS style that I love. (Could you have seen Yana Smakula do this technique. She does it a lot, especially with pencils on dark cardstock. It's beautiful.

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  8. Beautiful cards! Love the design and the coloring and heat embossing trick.

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  9. Super beautiful card! I love this sentiment design and the embossing! :)

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  10. I love the leaves & berries gold embossed on gold and with that colored sentiment, wow!

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  11. So beautiful and elegant!

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  12. I like this idea! The gold embossing makes the cards impressive.

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  13. I love your card! You always have a distinct style, very clean and elegant. I really like this stamp.

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  14. Wow! Beautiful cards, love all the embossing!

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  15. Love the tip! What would we do with out a MISTI???

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  16. Well that is just gorgeous!!! Now I need that stamp.

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  17. Beautiful cards! Thanks for all the tips which will make it easier to make such great cards!

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  18. The combo of this big sentiment and that gorgeous background stamp came out as beautiful as I imagined. Love the gold embossing, thanks for sharing!

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  19. Thank you for showing me how your created this beautiful card.

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  20. So great! Would love to make this for my xmas cards.

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  21. What a cool idea that I will try. Love the gild on gold, and that will be tried,too.

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  22. Very nice Merry card and thank you for the wonderful directions you posted!

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  23. looks very professional!

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  24. Beautiful! Thanks for the step by step instructions.

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  25. Simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this technique.

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  26. Such a beautiful card!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  27. The gold embossing on your card is stunning!

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  28. Really Gorgeous cards!!! Love the gold on gold!!!

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  29. Great tip about the embossing. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Simple and elegant, love it!

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous cards! Wow!

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  32. I have never thought about coloring first. Such a gorgeous result!

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  33. WOW Lisa, you NEVER disappoint! I was in awe of your first card until I got to the 2nd one....HOLY MOLY, THAT is absolutely STUNNING! ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!

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  34. Beautiful!!! Thanks for the inspiration

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  35. Love these cards! The heatembossing just makes any card so much more stunning! I love how simple yet beautiful these cards are! Thank you for the amazing inspiration ❤️

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  36. Beautiful cards! Anyone would be delighted to get one.

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  37. Gorgeous! Love your gold embossing and coloring! Fabulous!

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  38. Very elegant! Love your style!

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  39. This is beautiful and so elegant! Thanks for reminding everyone to color first then emboss.

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  40. Your card is gorgeous. I learned the embossing after coloring tip from Yana Smakula and it's been a life saver!

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  41. Loved the red background and then saw the gold! Wow! Both are stunning! Great tip for coloring!

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  42. Love all the wonderful gold embossing on your cards - perfect for Fall

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  43. Simply beautiful. Love the gold on gold!

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  44. simple yet elegant! Love it

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  45. Stunning gold embossing! LOVE the designs!

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  46. You probably saw Yana Smakula... she was the first I saw do this technique and it is mind blowing. Your samples are absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the one with the gold background!!! I wasn't sold on these products prior to seeing your post, but I love how the background stamp coordinates so well with the focal stamp!

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  47. This kind of reminds me of artwork you'd find in really, really old books...

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  48. Oh what striking and elegant cards - fantastic!

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  49. fun release. great ideas. thanks as always for sharing.

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  50. Very elegant and stunning.

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  51. WOW the one with the gold embossed background is very impressive. Very elegant card!

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  52. It actually looks like the leaves were stitched on. It's a beautiful technique. [Bunny]`

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  53. Absolutely beautiful cards!!!

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  54. Gorgeous cards! I really like the entire release.

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  55. Wow, these cards are just so elegant!

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  56. Thank you for sharing this technique with coloring first then embossing. I really like your second card with the gold embossing on gold card stock. Very elegant.

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  57. This is a beautiful stamp, your card is gorgeous!

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  58. Such an elegant Christmas card!

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  59. Your card is so elegant! Thanks for sharing it!

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  60. Very pretty with the gold embossing.

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  61. Oh Lisa what an awesome idea, a light grey, color then heat emboss with that beautiful Gold! Stunning, and I love the background stamp.

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  62. WOW, the gold looks awesome as a background!!

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  63. Stunning! I love the red card...and then I saw the gold Oh my!!

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  64. I'm totally in love with this card! Thanks so much for explaining your embossing technique. I can't wait to try it!

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  65. wow brilliant technique, turned out superbly!

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  66. Lovely card. I believe Jennifer McGuire did this technique also. Very handy!

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  67. What a pretty card. It is simple but lovely! And it shares the sentiments of the season!

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  68. Absolutely stunning! A whole set of cards can be done and vary it with different card stock if you wish. LOVE IT!!!

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  69. Gold embossing be the best when it comes to elegance!

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  70. Love the pattern paper look, such wonderful cards.

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  71. Love new techniques, love that you share them and LOVE your cards. These are stunners. Must try. You are so talented with your own twist. I spot different markers, did you try both waterbased and alcoholbased?

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  72. Gorgeous cards, love the gold on gold.

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  73. Thanks for explaining this technique, both cards are beautiful but the gold card base is stunning.

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  74. Lovely, the green and gold make it amazing

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  75. These cards are works of art!

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  76. Beautiful cards and GREAT tip!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  77. Such stunning holiday cards!

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  78. Beautiful stamps beautiful card.

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  79. Simple but gorgeous.
    Love the gold embossing
    and the gold background.
    Fantastic card. thanks
    for sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  80. Super elegant, simple card!

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  81. Thanks for the terrific tip! Beautiful results!

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  82. These are so beautiful and elegant!! I am so grateful for the embossing tip! I have run into that problem of getting color on the embossing, and this idea is genius!!

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  83. Love the background stamp and the sentiment stamp together! Beautiful cards!

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  84. THUD! These are awesome cards. I love the idea of stamping and coloring, then embossing with the wonderful MISTI. Your gold on gold embossing is absolutely stunning.

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  85. Beautiful cards! The gold on gold is gorgeous.

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  86. Outrageously beautiful designs Lisa!

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  87. I love this technique idea, Lisa and your cards are GORGEOUS!

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  88. gotta try this! luv your card design where the background doesn't get lost.

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  89. Love your creations. That gold is beautiful. I have a bad habit of "saving" my sparkle products, for what I don't know, but I am going to make a pledge to use more gold on my cards.

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  90. I love what you did with that stamp! Beautiful!!

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  91. I really love this stamp and the cards

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  92. These cards are gorgeous, Lisa! Thank you so much for including the pictures and instructions, as I am a bit leery of coloring with markers! The gold embossing over the coloring sounds like something I can do even if the coloring isn't "perfect." Thanks!

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  93. Your creations are beautiful.

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  94. Spectacular! Thanks for the embossing tip and sharing your inspiration.

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  95. Wow, Such an amazing technique. Thanks so much for the instruction.

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  96. The cards look lovely. Thanks for the tip. I don't think I've ever done that, but I don't do a lot of embossing. Definitely need to keep this in mind.

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  97. Beautiful cards!! I am new to cardmaking and learning so many things from you

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  98. You are the first person I've seen using this particular stamp and it looks so elegant in your designs! Truly lovely cards, Lisa!

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  99. That is awesome! Thanks for sharing the technique!

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  100. Beautiful cards! The gold embossing always looks so great with the coloring.

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  101. Oh wow! - I love that one on the beautiful gold background. Gorgeous.

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  102. Simply stunning cards. The gold background is absolutely beautiful. TFS

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  103. Stunning, festive and elegant. The gold embossed background is amazing!

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  104. I can’t wait to try this technique. Exciting! Lovely cards.

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  105. These are so classy looking! Beautiful cards with these pretty designs! Love the colors and details!

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  106. Absolutely stunning!!!! Thank you for sharing this technique.

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  107. This new release caught my eye immediately when I saw Yana Smakula use it. So classy and simple to produce multiples.

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  108. Beautiful elegant cards!

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  109. Gorgeous cards with a another new technique for me to try. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

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  110. So beautiful! Classy and stunning!

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  111. These images are very beautiful embossed!

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  112. Very pretty and
    great tips on
    creating your
    beautiful cards.
    Carla from Utah

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  113. I love this idea - thanks for sharing!

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  114. I love these and my favorite is the gold on gold!

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  115. So gorgeous, I love the golden background!

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  116. Very beautiful and elegant cards. I love the vertical sentiment too.

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  117. WOW, what a great technique. Beautiful sophisticated cards as well!

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  118. The gold embossing on gold paper is a fabulous look. Thank you for all of the inspiration.

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  119. REally love these cards. I especially like the vertical Merry stamp, but I really like the color on color embossing of the background. Very cool

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  120. Beautiful technique and explanation! Your cards are truly elegant and love the new stamps!

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  121. Lovely card! Thanks for the tip on how to make sure the gold embossing is bright.

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  122. Thanks for sharing this great technique.

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  123. SSS never disappoints! Thanks for the lovely inspiration.

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  124. These are gorgeous!! The gold on gold is exquisite. I can't wait to run to my craft room to give this a try. 😁

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  125. Such a beautiful card! I love the gold embossing!

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  126. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your cards, Lisa! They are just so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this technique, also new to me. I can't wait to try it! Thanks for the awesome creativity and inspiration!!

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  127. Gorgeous cards! I love the embossing and classic colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  128. Both are gorgeous, but that second one is just stunning (and I'm not even a gold "person".)!!

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  129. A beautiful clean, crisp result and I love the card with the gold background.

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa