Tuesday, April 1, 2014

ABNH: It's Our Blogiversary!



A Blog Named Hero is TWO YEARS OLD, and we're celebrating with a blog hop. If you are hopping along, you should have arrived here from Stephanie Klauk's blog. If you'd like to start at the beginning, please head on over to the ABNH blog. The whole hop list is also at the end of my post.

Here's my card:


I love the Hero Arts Single Starburst when it's embossed so it resists ink. This time I spritzed it with Distress markers and a spritzer instead of using Distress inks and a blending tool. So fun, and it makes me HAPPY!

BONUS: Two wonderful companies -- Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp -- have offered up prizes, so make sure to leave comments on all the posts to increase your chances of winning! You have until 5pm EDT April 15th to leave a comment. Winners will be announced soon afterwards! And a big THANK YOU to our sponsors!

Now hop on over to the crazy-talented Shari Carroll's blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

Here is the whole blog list in case you find a broken link somewhere (hey, it happens):







194 comments:

  1. Oh!!! I love this. And that stamp, as you know, and will soon see. :)

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  2. Cheerful card, great work.

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  3. Great Technique and Pretty card!

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  4. This card is so cool! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. I love the starburst it is so awesome, what a spectacular effect x

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  6. Love the card. The stamp is great.

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  7. It makes me happy, too! It's very bright and colorful, appropriate for a blogiversary celebration.

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  8. What a fun bright card!

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  9. Love the great texture you got from the spritzer!

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  10. I haven't tried Tim Holtz's spritzer tool yet. Does it take alot of hand strength? I'm hesitant to buy it until I have tried it. But your card was awesome! Nice, bright, and colorful.

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  11. Wow - that really looks like fireworks! Great card!

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  12. Perfect technique for that stamp!! TFS

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  13. Leslie, your card LOOKS like you had fun. It is such a celebration! I love fireworks and you so captured that feeling.

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  14. Cute layout! I may have to experiment with this technique soon. Thank you for being a part of the birthday blog hop.

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  15. Looks like a fireworks card. Love it!

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  16. WOW! That spritzer really does give a totally different look and I like it!!

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  17. Reminds me of colorful fireworks! :)

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  18. I just love this wonderful card... it really looks like fireworks and a great sentiment for a Happy birthday!

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  19. Love this. It is fabulous. Great use of color!

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  20. Love your card it's stunning.

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  21. Arent starburst the hotdog diggiest!
    Have them in all sizes and love them!
    Your card uses them to great effect!

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  22. Like the burst of cheerful bright paint colors.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  23. this I like...will use this technique

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  24. Wow what a great celebration card love it!

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  25. What an amazing card. Very well done and is so colorful. Just love it. thank you for sharing you're technique with us.

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  26. That starburst stamp is great! I think I want to add that to my next order too.

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  27. Such a beautiful, colorful card. I love it!

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  28. Love the fireworks! (and i love your sketch series on ABNH too!)

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  29. Nice... someday I intend to get one of those spritzers!

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  30. Love fireworks and this is a great fireworks card. What better way to celebrate a birthtday.

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  31. WOW! What a fabulous card! I love how you created your background with all those fun colors! So glad you could be part of the hop!

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  32. Why didn't I think of this. This is the way to use those star burst and fire works stamps to get the look I want. Thanks.

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  33. Love how you created the background.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  34. Your card makes me happy too! I love the starburst and your spritzed background.

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  35. Love this striking card design!!

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  36. your card is wonderful, i love it!

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  37. Your card came out great! thanks for sharing.

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  38. Great looking card! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  39. Great looking card! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  40. What a gorgeous card!! Love the starburst resist technique.

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  41. Love the stamp, and the mists over the embossing! Great card.

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  42. Great card. Really looks like fireworks!! Love it.

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  43. This card is spectacular!!! Love it!!!

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  44. Beautiful card. I love the starburst. TFS!

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  45. Wow, Leslie! Your spritzing looks amazing with the Starbursts! Beautiful card!

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  46. Love the fun colors and images on your card....With the spritzing on the Starbursts...it just shouts firework!! Love it:)

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  47. Totally cool card. Love the explosion of colour all around the embossed images.

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  48. Love this - gotta try this technique!

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  49. With this card I fill like the 4th of July. It will be a nice birthday card for someone that has his/her birthday on the 4th of July. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  50. I LOVE that background. A brilliant use of the stamp giving it a whole different look.

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  51. Wow such a great festive and colorfull card. Love it. Thanks for sharing an congrats on the second anniversary from ABNH.

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  52. I bought the spritzer 2 weeks ago, it is amazing magic!! I love it! you know the sprtiing is so so pretty! I didn't know that before I used it!

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  53. So glad my Spritzer will be arriving in the mail tomorrow! I have some inspiration.

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  54. Great colourful card - I think I have to order a spritzer :-)
    greets Nicole

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  55. Love that stamp! I need the spritzer!!!

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  56. OMG......OMG your card is amazing.I am in awe of how you achieved your look I sure would've loved seeing it all come to life in a video as I love fireworks and you sure did achieve that look beyond measure.
    Girl you sure are one clever, creative and oh so talented gal.

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  57. I love the starburst stamp and the way you used it. Great card! This is a very big blog hop with lots of happy cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  58. I love the effect of the spritzed markers with this HA starburst. It really gives that fireworks, celebration feel.

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  59. This card is so COOL! Love that stamp :)

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  60. Great technique. New tools to add to my wish list.

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  61. Wow!! Love your card. This is a stunning stamp.

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  62. The fireworks is super fun for birthday card! Love it!

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  63. I love that stamp too - great use of it - I am going to have to try that!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Sandra ltb .... you have a new follower!

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  64. Love the card. It's fabulous. Love the fireworks effect and the great color splashes in the background. Also want to wish ABNH a Happy Birthday and many more so that it can inspire us to create.

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  65. super fun card! Haven't seen the starburst stamp. Like the way you used it!

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  66. wonderful starbursts...the technique is stunning.

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  67. My first thought was that's a 'party on a card'.

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  68. Really love this card! Colors are awesome and the stamp too!

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  69. Oh what a beautiful card!! Love this stamp!!

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  70. Will have to try this technique!!!!

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  71. Such lively image! Love the fireworks!

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  72. Oh, how fun is this card! Looks like a party for sure! :)

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  73. So exciting! It looks like fireworks!

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  74. What a great card! Love the colors.

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  75. Love how the colors look around the fireworks!

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  76. Embossing resist is always totally awesome. Love this card (although am having a desire to spritz it with water!)

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  77. Always love embossing resist although I'm having an irresistible urge to spritz this with water! Really like it.

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  78. That really is a fun, happy design. Love the color and contrast. Thank you.

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  79. I love how you used that single stamp for the background!

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  80. Awesome starbursts, and I love that you used the spritzer!

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  81. Really like your technique! Very cheerful card.

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  82. Fireworks! love the stamp a ot!!

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  83. This card is SO FUN!! It's a celebration on a card!

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  84. Awesome card...love the starburst...very colorful!!

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  85. Hi!
    Your starburst card makes me HAPPY too :) Love it!

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  86. I love the impact embossing that stamp makes on your fabulous card.

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  87. Love this! Fun "fireworks" look!

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  88. What a fun card! I love the stamp and colors you used!

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  89. happy anniversary--
    would love, love, love to win the prize package– thanks for the give away–

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  90. Love this card!! The distress ink spritzer really made the background look like fireworks!!!

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  91. Thanks for being part of the HOP!

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  92. Perfect card for a birthday celebration, love that

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  93. Hi Leslie,
    I just loved that little starburst stamp, TFS!

    Ruth Mayberry (via email)

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  94. Fun colors, and that star burst stamp looks fun to use, I might have to get me one. thanks for the inspiration.

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  95. This is such a happy card. Just makes you smile.

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  96. Now that's a cool card - I'm lovin' the spritz look.

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  97. Love the starburst and the card is great!

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  98. Wow, what an impressive card.

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  99. Wow...amazing card. Love those pops of color.

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  100. Love the color bursts! So appropriate for a birthday card. Wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  101. Hi Leslie! I love this 'fireworks' birthday card! Thanks for sharing your technique and inspiration! : )

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  102. Love the fireworks you created. Thanks for sharing!

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  103. Cool embossed and spritzed card! Lovin' it!
    ~God bless~

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  104. This card is great and it makes me happy too!

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  105. Sooo colorful! Love the card.

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  106. Wow! Love that starburst! Love the super colorful card!

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  107. What an amazing card. Love the color and technique.

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  108. LOVE the graphic feel to this card!

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  109. Excellent work. Really good job. Thanks.

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  110. I love this card. I have seen the spritzing tool used in several videos and it looks so "easy" but I think you are quite the artist to have this turn out so lovely. Impressive.

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  111. Love this Starburst stamp and your card! Great job!

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  112. Wow, I love this card! I gotta have that flower stamp!!!

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  113. I love all those splashes of color.
    Fun Card.

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  114. Oh this is really pretty! All the starbursts of color! So pretty!

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  115. Wow! Cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  116. Great mix of colours for your background!

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  117. love the starburst stamp! it can be teh focal poiont of a design & needs little or no backup. cool card!

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  118. You are right - it is a happy card - so pretty too!

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  119. I love this starburst stamp!! can be used so many various ways. Love your background!!!

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  120. Aww, another great technique of using a spritzer instead of dipping the paper in water. I love the look! That stamp is one I have to get!

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  121. What a bright and loverly card. The technique goes so well with the background stamp. Loved this card.

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  122. (via email)

    Hi Leslie,
    I would like to comment on your blog about the ABNH blog hop.
    I love your use of the Starburst stamp and while I don't own that exact stamp, your design has given me new ideas on how to use my own. Thanks for a great design.

    delia rotolo

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  123. OMGOSH!! I love your card! Put that starburst stamp in my wish list!! Thanks for sharing.

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  124. Love your card andd the spritzer sounds like a fun little thing!

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  125. Your card is awesome. I have that starburst stamp mad will be trying this technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  126. Love this HR Starburst stamp how you used it!

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  127. I LOVE the look of the spritzing with that starburst stamp. Love it.

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  128. Very creative card. Brilliant! TFS>

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  129. Really liking the star burst stamp!! The fireworks look great.

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  130. Love how this looks like fireworks - so happy!!

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  131. I love that it looks like fire works, so Very Cool!

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  132. I soooooo need to use my spritzer tool, now!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  133. This is one of those stamps that you can do SO much with.....it's fun to think of ALL the different things possible with this stamp. Loved your card, TFS!

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  134. I'm stunning with this card! is fantastic!!!

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  135. Very pretty card. Do this again in red and blue and it would be a great 4th of July card.

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  136. Fun, festive and explosively happy, Leslie ... fabulous! Anita :)

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  137. the starburst is so cool with this watercolor technique! I just love how colorful and energetic this card is!

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  138. Looks like colorful mums- beautiful!

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  139. that is such a great card! Would be perfect to celebrate an Independence Day baby!!!

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  140. Fabulous and fun card! I haven't done the resist technique in forever. I'm seeing it lots these days. It may be time to dust it off and play with it.

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  141. This is Splish splash Spattering AMAZING!

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  142. Definitely a HAPPY card! Love the effect!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  143. What a fun card! Thanks for sharing.

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  144. How fun! Love the fireworks and bursts of color!

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  145. Love the color you created on the background...amazing look and great idea....

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  146. Great way to use the starburst stamp. Thanks

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  147. Great card! The starburst is a great stamp to build a resist BG!

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  148. What a wonderfully fun & happy card. That starburst if fabulous

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  149. I soooo love this card! What an awesome job!

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  150. What a cool background! Really fab card Leslie!

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  151. You make the stars sparkling with colors, love it !!

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  152. love the effect, like a sky full of fireworks! Gonna try this, TFS!

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  153. what a bright and cheery card!

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  154. Fun, fun, fun!! Love the variety of spritzing it instead of blending the inks - great effect! I'm definitely need to try that - thanks for the inspiration!!

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