Thursday, March 2, 2017

March 2017 Release Week: 30 Day Color Challenge Blog Hop

Hello and welcome back to our March 2017 Release previews! All of the new products that we will be sharing with you over the next couple of days will be available for purchase beginning March 5, 2017 at wplus9.com as well as at many of your favorite retailers. If you are just joining us, be sure to start at Day 1.

Today, I'd like to introduce you to a floral set that you are going to fall in love with! The Kind Soul stamp set and Kind Soul Companion Die:

AVAILABLE March 5, 2017

Kind Soul
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$15 USD

Kind Soul Companion Die
Steel Rule Die
$19 USD

I am also honored to be a part of the 30 Day Color Challenge hosted by Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker. Kathy wants to share her love of coloring with you. Today Kathy has assembled a blog hop to give your creativity a jump start with some of her favorite stamp companies & Online Card Class partners.

To start at the beginning of the hop go to The Daily Marker. If you are coming from the blog of Avery Elle, you are in the right place. Kathy has the full list if you encounter a broken link.

My project today features the gorgeous floral border from the upcoming Kind Soul stamp set. I am absolutely head over heels for this image!

It's generously sized at 6" long, making it perfect for add floral borders on both portrait and landscaped cards. But it is full enough in composition to use just portions of the stamp as well. The simple clean lines of the illustration make it versatile enough to use with just about any technique and it features one of my favorite flowers - anemones, along with petunias.

I decided to go with a very soft no-line coloring technique today. I really think it just makes these florals sing. And it really is not as difficult to do as it looks. The secret is not to overthink it, i.e. overwork it! You can see what I mean in the video below.

Watch above or watch in HD at YouTube

I've had many questions on painting "white" flowers, so I made sure to leave those portions in real time. As you saw, they aren't very impressive on their own. But once all of the color is added around them, they just magically work!

I opted not to use the companion die on this card, but I do already have the idea to heat emboss and die cut several, ink them in rainbow colors with Distress Inks, and them stack them progressively down a card front. How gorgeous would that be? Or possibly an ombre!

Instead, I opted to go very soft and ethereal today. I finished the card with a sentiment from the Prayers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. It just felt right to me, but this would also look amazing with a wedding or congratulatory greeting.

I hope you've enjoyed today's look at the Kind Soul set. All of the products used today are linked below. But before you go, don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Giveaway Alert

During the hop you will find lots of giveaways along the way. The full list of ALL winners from the individual blogs will be announced on The Daily Marker Sunday March 12th.

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to wplus9.com? Just leave a comment below to enter by 11:00 a.m. EST on 03/03/17 to enter and we will select one random winner from all comments. Winner will be posted on our Winners page on 03/03/17.

Keep Hopping

The next stop on the hop is one of my favorite companies, Neat & Tangled.

We'll see you tomorrow for more fun, previews and giveaways!

Featured Supplies

For your convenience, here is a list of the Wplus9 supplies used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase. (Links to new products not yet released are inactive.) Please note: this list may contain some affiliate links.

505 comments:

  1. WOW!! Such a stunningly beautiful card!! Love this new stamp set and the awesome florals shown yesterday.

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  2. What a beautiful, beautiful card! Such gorgeous coloring!

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  3. Gorgeous card! So soft and lovely. This is an awesome set!

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  4. Your watercoloring is incredible. My goal this year is to improve on my painting skills !

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  5. Beautiful card! Love that stamp!

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  6. This is fantastic! I love your art and will have to add this beautiful stamp set to my collection. Just lovely!

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  7. Beautiful card! I love this image. Definitely going on my wish list.

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  8. That is gorgeous, I could watch you color all day long. I love your floral stamps and look forward to the new releases all the time.

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  9. Amazing image. Amazing video. Amazing card. I could watch your videos all day long, Dawn!

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  10. Oh my goodness, that card is stunning! Absolutely beautiful. Loving this new stamp set.

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  11. Your card is just beautiful Dawn! Wplus9 has some of the prettiest floral stamps, this release is shaping up to be awesome!

    Chris L.

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  12. Wowzers! What a stunning card. The new stamp set is gorgeous. Hugs, Pam

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  13. Wow!! What a beautiful image! And your coloring is amazing!!

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  14. I could pick out hundreds of your stamps Dawn , I'd love to color !

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  15. This is dreamy and beautiful. I am in love with these gorgeous flowers, you do florals better than anyone I know.

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  16. Fabulous card! Beautiful flowers with this lovely Kind Soul design, and your coloring is spectacular!

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  17. Oh this is just beautiful! So elegant! I need that stamp!! Lol

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  18. Oh wow, that stamp set is fabulous! Thanks for your wonderful video showing the set and watercoloring white flowers with the pink. Great card!!

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  19. Breathtaking in its soft loveliness! What a gorgeous stamp set!

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  20. I am a sucker when it comes to flowers and this set is just stunning. I think that I will run out of cash on release day!

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  21. Wow!!! Such a lovely card!!! Beautiful colors!!!

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  22. Stunning card. I need to try this cool technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Oh my goodness.... Your card is so breathtakingly gorgeous!!!!

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  24. Beautiful coloring! Flowers are my favourite.

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  25. What a beautiful card - and sentiment too. I love to color flowers - leaves especially shading 3 colors of green. :)

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  26. The colors are so soft and so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. So amazing! I cannot wait to play with this stamp! Gorgeous!!!

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  28. You make it look so easy, a sign of a true artist. BEAUTIFUL! Can't wait for the release.

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  29. That is the most gorgeous card ever! Seriously. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Absolutely stunning card and perfect expression of sympathy! Eager to hop to see what else is out there. Thanks for the video!

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  31. beautiful stamp set. I so much appreciate all of your tips! thank you!!

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  32. Wow! Gorgeous - I love seeing your inspiring work with your stamps, it's so helpful. TFS!

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  33. Beautiful! I have to try this technique, I've been cautious cause it looks hard but now I'll have to try.

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  34. The color on these flowers is just spectacular! I love this unusual shade of pinky coral, and you have made these flowers come alive! Wow!

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  35. Thank you so much for the video on no-line colouring and especially white flowers! I struggle colouring anything white. I'm pinning your video to refer to when I need it again.

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  36. Would love to add this stamp to my collection.

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  37. Your no-line coloring is the best I've ever seen and I just might give it another try. Love this stamp!!! 😍

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  38. Oh WoW! I LOVE this beautiful stamp and your lovely soft coloring technique!!

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  39. Hi, Very BEAUTIFUL stamp and CARD !!! Love it. Tracey Magner

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  40. This is so fun....beautiful card!

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  41. Its so beautiful .The coloring gives it a soft n delicate look !! Awesome !

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  42. This is a stunning image -- what a beautiful card it makes!

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  43. Wow I love the beautiful flowers!! So pretty!!

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  44. I watched your video, and can't WAIT to go home from work and try it. I need lots of practice as I'm new to water-coloring, but I love it and really appreciate you taking the time to do videos!

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  45. You are such an amazing artist! What a gorgeous card and beautiful new stamp set! The sentiments in the new set are absolutely lovely too.

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  46. Gorgeous card, I just don't do watercolor very well

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  47. Such a beautiful card! I've been looking for a good sympathy set. This would work!!

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  48. What a beautiful card - inspires me to try my hand at this technique!

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  49. I feel like I'm bing redundant - but this is such a gorgeous soft card!

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  50. Dawn's WC is wonderful and now I really want that stamp!

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  51. Lovely card and great tutorial. Excited about that stamp set, too.

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  52. Oh my goodness! I LOVE your soft watercolored flowers! Thanks so much for the great video, you make it look so easy!

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  53. Wow, what an absolutely gorgeous stamp set, Dawn, and thank you for such a great video! I really appreciated the real-time video and your description of what you were doing and why. It was so helpful! Thank you both for the stamp set and video...and I would love to win the store credit and use it for this set. Hugs!

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  54. Great looking card and thanks for the tutorial on colouring white flowers x

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  55. I LOVE IT when you're making a card and posting a video! It always makes my buy everything you're using and trying to recreate your pieces of art! Also, I took your Watercolor class at OCC -- you're such a great teacher!!! -- so watercolor cards are my absolute favorites! Thank you SO MUCH for todays post!

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  56. Stunning card Dawn! Love the new "kind soul" set! Going into my wish list, thanks for sharing the video and for being part of this hop!

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  57. Dawn, thank you for the inspiring video and such a gorgeous set! It's amazing how you can turn a stamp into a work of art. And you make it look so easy! :)

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  58. Beautiful card and beautiful color combo.

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  59. Gorgeous card and new set! LOVE and NEED it ♥

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  60. This stamp is definitely on my wish list, just love it. Thank you for sharing it.

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  61. I love the colors that you use for coloring!!

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  62. WOW, that is such a great new stamp and die set and how you have coloured the flowers on your card is just amazing!!!!! Simply beautiful!!! I'm definitely off to watch the video!!! Thanks for the inspiration and a chance/dream to win!!!!

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  63. Beautiful bouquet, gorgeous coloring.

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  64. This stamp is definitely on my "must have" list. Beautiful design! Great video tutorial. Thank you.

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  65. The new stamp and die set are gorgeous. I love your no line colouring and the finished card, really beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win. Clairex

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  66. Love this set, and the way you used it is beautiful!

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  67. This new stamp is on my wish list. Your card is absolutely fantastic !Thanks for the tuto!

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  68. Dawn, what a soft beauty! Thanks for the video lesson.

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  69. Gorgeous stamp. Your colouring is amazing.

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  70. Wow, wow, wow - love the new stamp and your coloring is amazing, as always!!

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  71. I've been having so much fun coloring your Beautiful Bouquets Ranunculus set the past couple of days, and I kept wishing I had a larger "ready made" floral cluster to use. This one is so LOVELY! I can't wait to use it. Thank you - you obviously read my mind, Dawn! LOL

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  72. Your no line watercoloring is absolutely beautiful!

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  73. Absolutely stunning! This stamp is a must have to me and would love to see more botanical watercoloring from you!

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  74. OmG your card looks so absolutely stunning, i really love the soft coloring. Many thanks for showing us your inspiration.♥
    Hugs
    Angela

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  75. Dawn
    Wow, that was a wonderful video and the white flower holy beans. Not sure if I could stop fussing with it. But it sure turned out beautiful. Thanks for sharing your techique. In awh...

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  76. Love this flower stamp and the sentiments!

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  77. Wow those flowers are gorgeous! I haven't tried the no line coloring yet, too chicken❣

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  78. Exquisite Amazing to see the transformation from ho hum to OMG.

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  79. Dawn, your water coloring is beautiful and I love that stamp, definitely on my wish list.

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  80. OMG your water coloring technique is just amazing - love watching how you made this gorgeous card. Thank you:)

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  81. Your card is so serene, love it!

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  82. Oh my WORD!!! That is one beautiful new stamp set - and talk about a GORGEOUS card! I'm speechless! Just lovely!

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

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  83. You make that look so easy! Such a gorgeous card and an amazing stamp! Can't wait to get my hands on it :)

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  84. This stamp and sentiment would likely become my 'go-to' if I won it. I absolutely love it! I am loving this challenge, and learning so much. Thanks.

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  85. I love that floral stamp set! And the way you have painted them with no lines. I have learned a new technique! Thank you.

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  86. When I was scrolling down the page your card took my breath away. What a lovely stamp set and perfect for the 30 day challenge. The card is so gorgeous anyone would love to receive it.

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  87. Your card is beautiful! And I love that stamp set!

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  88. Love your new stamps & die set. It can be used for so many different cards.
    karrot22@hotmail.com

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  89. Gorgeous card! I love the beautiful flowers this release has to offer!

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  90. Absolute beautiful! What a great teaching video for watercolor too! I love this stamp and can't wait to get one!

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  91. Beautiful stamp and your coloring is exquisite!

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  92. This card is amazing. So beautiful-- it could be framed!

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  93. Absolutely stunning card!! This is such a beautiful stamp set ❤️

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  94. Gorgeous stamp, and a really pretty, soft card. Those flowers are beautiful.

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  95. Absolutely beautiful card, Dawn! You are so incredibly talented! I love petunias, so of course I love both stamp sets you've shown so far! Thank you for sharing your watercolor tips with us! Hugs! 😁💜

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  96. What a gorgeous card. Thank your for the information on how to do different flowers. Very informative. What a gorgeous Stamp set.

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  97. Lovely! Your work is always so inspiring. I can't wait for this new release!

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  98. You're right Dawn, I am already in love with this stamp set!! Your work is always so beautiful (and your class is one of my favorites on OCC!)

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  99. Wow.. such a beautiful card! The coloring of the stamps is just - wow!! Loved it! Thank you so much for this generous giveaway!

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  100. So pretty, I love dies that match the stamps. Fussing cutting all those flowers would not be fun.

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  101. Such a pretty card & the white flowers are gorgeous!

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  102. The coloring on those flowers is amazing. Beautiful card.

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  103. Wow....that is amazing and beautiful!

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  104. You were right after the flowers dried they looked so much better! It turned out to be a beautiful coloring.

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  105. this is a gorgeous image and the coloring is truly realistic. i am in awe.

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  106. Such a beautiful card! I am trying to work on my no line coloring technique, so that you for the how to video!

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  107. Those flowers are beautiful!
    I always love seeing no line colouring, it looks amazing.

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  108. Love the Kind Soul stamp and Die set! Thanks for the giveaways and inspiration!

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  109. Your coloring is always over-the-top stunning! So excited for the new Kind Soul stamp! It is gorgeous!!!!

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  110. Bravo! What a swoon-worthy example of colouring and an extremely elegant card too. Your flowers are sensational, the are pretty, delicate soft and look good enough to touch! Thank you so much for sharing how to colour white flowers! Brilliant inspiration xx

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  111. So a elegant card! Love it!! Thank you for your sponsoring Kathy's coloring challenge!

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  112. Your work is so gorgeous! Plus you have the most beautiful flower images!

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  113. I adore your water coloring, Dawn! It's so soft and delicate.

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  114. Love this sentiment stamp and my favorite flowers! Your card is beautiful

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  115. Your card is amazing. I think you picked the perfect sentiment. I am always blown away by what you do, even when you show us how you do it. Jil

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  116. This card is breathtaking!!!! Oh my word! And that stamp set is gorgeous! I am blown away!!

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  117. That watercolor should be framed. It's absolutely gorgeous and what a beautiful stamp set. Love the flowers and the sentiments!

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  118. Stunning! I've always admired your watercoloring! This is a work of art.

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  119. Wow, your colouring is gorgous, it looks like a real painting.

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  120. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  121. This is just gorgeous! Love the soft water coloring, fabulous job!

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  122. That is one beautiful card, thanks so much for sharing.

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  123. Beautiful card and stamp set!

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  124. Such a gorgeous card - thanks for sharing no-line coloring! That stamp set is so exciting, such beautiful florals already layered together - can't wait!

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  125. This is such a beautiful card! I guess I need to buy some watercolor paints and practice...a lot. I love this stamp set,

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  126. Wow. Whenever you make a watercolor video, it makes me want to buy the stamp!

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  127. I have always shied away from coloring but seeing all the amazing blogs has inspired me to try my hand at it. I recently purchased a handful of Copics and I am having so much fun learning how to use them. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  128. Love this amazing card! And a great video, too!

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  129. This card is beyond fabulous!!!!

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  130. What a pretty stamp set. I love the soft colors you used on your beautiful card

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  131. Wow, Dawn! Your painting is amazing, as always!

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  132. Okay, that was AMAZING! Cannot wait to get my hands on that stamp and die!

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  133. Wow!! The coloring on this card is just amazing and so beautiful. I love the soft pink and white and realistic look

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  134. Gorgeous work, the card turned out fabulous! ♥

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  135. Wow, your watercoloring is absolutely stellar. So realistic!

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  136. Wow!Fantastic card and stamp set!Thank you for the blog hop and the giveaway!

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  137. your watercoloring is spectacular! Thanks for sharing

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  138. Your card is beautiful! I love the soft colors.

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  139. Wow, Dawn, what a gorgeous new set ... and a stunning card! Thanks for sharing the video ... I was captivated and completely absorbed by your watercolouring! Anita :)

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  140. Beautiful stamp set and beautiful coloring!

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  141. the coloring on this card is amazing.

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  142. Squeal, I absolutely love the new Kind Soul Stamp Set! The coloring is fabulous and so peaceful! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation!

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  143. Beautiful card! Gorgeous stamp set!

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  144. Thank you, Dawn, for the tips and tricks on white flowers. I have a daisy stamp that I love but have had a hard time coloring. What a beautiful stamp!

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  145. Oooh gorgeous card, your colouring is stunning!

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  146. Be still my heart! I had tears in my eyes as I watched you watercolor these beautiful blossoms! I know I will watch this video again and again as I try to follow along. You are such an amazing artist and a wonderful, wonderful teacher, Dawn!! Anenomes are one of my favorite flowers in my garden. I can't wait to see them dancing in the Springtime breezes. After the petals fall, I gather the delicate stems and seed heads to add to other flower arrangements all Summer long! Heartfelt thanks for designing Kind Soul. Hope to paint along with you very soon, dear one! ♡

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  147. This stamp set is gorgeous! I would really love this set, and the card is fantastic!

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  148. WOW! Love this elegant beauty! Amazing coloring!

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  149. So pretty, thanks for sharing.

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  150. Your floral stamps are some of my favorites! I can't wait to add some to my collection soon! This card is so soft, and feminine and really makes me long for spring! Thank you for the opportunity to win a great prize too!

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  151. Oh my goodness. This is just about perfect. Love the soft coloring and the stamp is a must have.

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  152. Oh, my gracious! Your coloring is stunning! The stamp is wonderful, but you took it to another level. Thank you so much for all the detailed information in the video - just wonderful!

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  153. Your card took my breath away! Sooo beautiful! Thanks for your wonderful video! I love your stamp sets!

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  154. I really love the softness of this card. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  155. Your card and sentiment are lovely!!

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  156. Beautiful card as always. So inspiring!

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  157. Extraordinary! Another amazing release!

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  158. Wow! Both the card and stamp set are amazing!

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  159. Dawn, I just noticed that you are offering a giveaway. Thank you for that. I was actually leaving a comment anyway. I just wanted to tell you how beautiful this card is. I know you are very busy (being an owner) but you really need to do more posts with your stamp sets. Every time you do, I make sure that this stamp set will be added to my stamping arsenal. Absolutely gorgeous! You are so talented!!!

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  160. Gorgeous stamp set and coloring~~

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  161. I love the video It has given me a lot of inspiration to try this technique on my own. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  162. Gorgeous coloring! I learned a lot!

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  163. Oh Dawn, what a lovely floral image, and you've colored it beautifully - just love the soft peaches and creams! Can't wait to have this one with me at home!!

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  164. Such a nice card, thanks for the video.

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  165. This is amazing. I have not gotten up the courage to try no line coloring yet!

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  166. I absolutely love your card like always and the new stamp set is fabulous..

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  167. GORGEOUS - first thing that comes to mind when I saw your card! WOW. Thank you for such wonderful products and projects and for taking the time to prepare the videos to share with us how you create such beautiful cards.

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  168. Wow, this is stunning! I love the soft palette of colors
    you used and agree, it would make a gorgeous wedding card.

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  169. Fabulous, stunning and gorgeous card!! Love the stamp set! A must have for me!

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  170. Kind Soul is such a lovely stamp set & I really like the font used for the Prayers stamp.
    Your watercoloring technique is beautiful & the result is exquisite. Thank you.

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  171. I love watching you paint, Dawn. You always give so many helpful tips. Love the new stamp, too.

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  172. sharon c. Such a stunning card. I love to watch your watercolouring videos.

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