Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Altenew April Release Blog Hop - Prizes



Hey eveyone!  I'm so excited to be participating in today's hop showing off some of Altenew's new layering dies.  These are so cool, and I knew right off the bat that I wanted to work with the Cityscape set which consists for Cityscape Cover Die A (basic building outlines) and Cityscape Cover Die B (buildings with window details).

I've got three projects to share with you today, and this is a pretty lengthy hop, so I'm going to dive right in.

First up, I'm using the dies together, as intended, but with a twist.



Rather than die cut both of the plates, I dry embossed the B plate, the one with the window details.  Then I cut two of the A plate.  One from paper that was inked with Desert Night and Dusk ink to create a gradient, the second from white cardstock.  These were adhered offset from one another and then to the dry embossed panel to create an additional layer of interest and dimension.



The sentiment is from the Label Love stamp set.

This second card uses only the A plate, but rather than using it as a cover plate, I trimmed it down as more a standalone die.



First, though, I used some spray inks to paint a rainbow on some mixed media paper.  This was then die cut using the A plate to create the pieces that were inlaid into the buildings.



To finish the card off, I embossed a sentiment from Magnolias for Her onto a strip of black cardstock which also serves to anchor the cityscape.

For my last card, the focus was on the B plate.  I dry embossed it again, but this time, I lightly added black ink to the plate first.  The plate was then cut from black cardstock, and then I adhered the negative sky cut over top of the embossed piece to give it a very graphic, bold look.



For the sentiment I used the rest of that black cardstock cutting, and inlaid the windows with silver mirror board.  Then I cut letters from the piece using the Bold Alphabet dies.

To set the letters apart, I used a circle die in the corner of the panel to create a window, and for a pop of color, I added a mat with just a bit of red showing.  The letters were then popped up with foam tape.



That's all for me today, but there is so much more to see.  You should have come here from Therese Calvird's blog and the next stop is my good friend May Sukyong Park, but I have the whole list below for you as well if you get turned around.

Altenew
Laura Bassen
Eunyoung Lee
Jennifer McGuire
Erum Tasneem
Virginia Lu
Dana Hyejin Gong
Yoonsun Hur
Laura Jane
Debby Hughes
Flora Monika Farkas
Therese Calvird
Miriam Prantner
May Sukyong Park
Lydia Evans
Evelyn Yusuf
Anna Kossakovskaya
Lydia Fiedler
Sveta Fotinia
Isha Gupta
Svitlana Shayevich
Lilith Eeckels
Kelly Tribout Latevola
Nicole Picadura
Ashley Horton

There are also prizes to be had! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday, April 14th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, April 15th.  I also get to pick a winner from my blog to receive a $30 gift certificate. My winner will be announced on April 14th, so please be sure to check back.  Good luck and happy hopping!

183 comments:

  1. Another amazing release, I love all of your projects.

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  2. Miriam! These are AMAZING!! Love!

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  3. Such a unique release, so excited to try these dies.

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  4. Love your cards! Can't wait to play with these cover dies!

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  5. Wow.. Such Lovely and fun cards.. All of them look beautiful.. Thanks so much for inspiring..

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  6. You are so amazing with dies...this is no exception, Miriam! Clever, beautiful and graphic!! Love them all. Happy to have you hopping with us!

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  7. Lovely cards - I love the city scape dies

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  8. Boy, everyone is bringing their "A" game to this blow. Simply stunning projects.

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  9. Awesome cards featuring these layering dies! So many possibilities!

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  10. An awesome job on your cards Miriam!

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  11. Love your samples! Love this release!

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  12. Beautiful cards. This release is amazing.

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  13. Love the way you used the city scape!

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  14. Fabulous ways to
    use the dies and
    the cards are so
    interesting looking.
    Carla from Utah

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  15. Beautiful card designs using this new fabulous release!

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  16. Three great variations for using the Cityscape layer set!! Each is so unique and wonderful. LOVE the rainbow version!!

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  17. great ideas for the Cityscapes

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  18. Love your cards. Altenew has done it again!

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  19. Beautiful cards. Your cityscapes are really nice. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Beautiful cards! Love how you cut "hi" out of the city scape too!

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  21. You did some very interesting things with this die. Very creative and very beautiful.

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  22. Great way to show different ways to use that die. Awesome cards!

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  23. love these creative ways you used the cityscape dies!

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  24. Beautiful cards. I love what you have done with your cityscapes!! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Wonderful creations. Loving this release !

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  26. You did so much with the cityscape die set!!! They're awesome and unique

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  27. Superb and very original cards !!
    I love the hi shaped building !!

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  28. Wow! Super cards and loving this release!

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  29. Nice cards. Interesting idea for the white city card.

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  30. What amazing examples you created with that skyline die. The first dry embossed one gives a real 3D look to it and what detail you gave to the inlaid sentiment for the third card, Bravo Miriam! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. I think all of these make great statements. Very cool how you could get many different looks out of the same plate. Awesome release, as usual!

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  32. Fun cards....thank you for sharing!

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  33. Such fun way to use the Cityscape layered dies!!

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  34. Pretty card - love how inventive you are and how you used the new release products:)

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  35. AMAZING!!! I especially like first two cards....outstanding!

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  36. Fun cards, love the Cityscape!

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  37. I love all the different ways you used the die.

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  38. Wow! These are all so fun and unique. Love the hi card. Thanks!

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  39. Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and giveaways!

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  40. Wow, love hem . You are so talented. Good to see you with Altenew

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  41. This release is amazing! I especially love those layered dies. And your cards are lovely xx

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  42. your cityscape projects are fantastic - especially the first very CAS card!!

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  43. Very nice. Thanks for showing us the versatility of this die.

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  44. Your cityscape cards a lovely

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  45. Oh WOW! You have really mastered that Cityscape die. Your cards are really fantastic!

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  46. These are amazing!! Love the bold watercolor buildings and how you die cut the word "hi" out of the buildings is just awesome! Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous die.

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  47. Great layering. Beautiful work.

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  48. Great layering. Beautiful work.

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  49. I particularly love the effect of the white on white card - it can be so striking to just stick with white or black and white.

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  50. Love all of the clean lines. Wonderful layout/designs. TFS

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  51. Cool release. Thanks for all of the great inspiration

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  52. Love the new release and your cards are great!

    joybird1223@gmail.com

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  53. Love the creativity of your cards. Thanks!

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  54. Loved your city cards. So creative.

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  55. Love what you did with the cityscape dies. Stunning

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  56. Beautiful work! Very creative use of the cityscape dies! I love how you die-cut the "hi" from the cityscape piece.

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  57. These are amazing. Love your creative and beautiful use of this die!

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  58. Three wonderful cards using the new Altenew release. TY for the inspiration :)

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  59. Love the different ways you used these cityscape cover plates.

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  60. So fun and creative! Thanks for sharing on this great blog hop!!

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  61. Your techniques and ideas using the dies is absolutely fantastic!!!

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  62. looking forward to playing with cityscape

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  63. Great job on your cards. Love the colors and design.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  64. I like how you used the city scape die is different ways..

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  65. The HI card with the circle cut out is contemporary and stunning - beautiful!

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  66. Great cards using the new release!

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  67. Love the 3 different versions of the cityscape cards. Your 'hi' card is really unique and that bit of red really emphasizes the 'hi'.

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  68. Love the layered die and your color choices!

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  69. Great cards. Love the way you used these dies. So pretty and fun to play with!

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  70. Really like what you did with the black & white cityscapes die...

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  71. Fabulous cityscapes, love them!

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  72. Fun and fabulous! Love all the different ways you used the cityscapes ♥

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  73. Ooooh la la! Very awesome indeed!

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  74. Fabulous job Miriam! I love how you used the same products in such different way. My favorite is the 3rd one, awesome design. TFS

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  75. I love that graphic city scape card. Thanks for sharing!

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  76. You really did go non traditional way and what amazing ideas you have shared to inspire me to use this for many of my dies that have collected dust...your creativity is amazing. Love how you colored mixed media multiple colors and cut out for image. All of these get a gold star from me.

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  77. So many ways to use these layering dies. I am just drooling over these fun new ideas.

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  78. Gorgeous interpretations! Love your CAS style. Thanks for sharing.x

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  79. How fabulously creative. I love your great graphic designs. The more I see these new layering dies the more I love them.

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  80. Thank you for sharing your amazing card designs! I particularly like the white embossed cityscape with the cut out "hi" sentiment! Very creative!

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  81. Very simple and colorful cards!

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  82. Love this - they just keep getting better and better!

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  83. You have really shown how to stretch one element from the release in so many different ways. This frugal crafter loves that because of course, I want everything! Thanks, loved your cards.

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  84. Great cards! Love all of them but my favorite is the last one! TFS!

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  85. Fantastic cards Miriam. Love the cool look on all three cards. It's really neat how you cut out the words on the last one.

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  86. Great cards! Thanks for sharing them.

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  87. I hope I can remember all of
    these ideas when I get my dies.
    Fantastic cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  88. What fun with the Cityscapes dies! I especially like how you added it to the sentiment 'hi'!

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  89. So cool! Would you please do a video of the cityscape with the popped up Hi!?

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  90. Wow, I love all these cards!

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  91. I love blog hops because I get so inspired by all of you amazing artists.

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  92. Love each version of your awesome cityscape cards! That rainbow one knocked my socks off! Can't wait to try out these awesome layering dies... so many possibilities!

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  93. Really striking. I love the shadow effect on the city scape. Thanks for hopping.

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  94. Awesome cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  95. Miriam, your creations are so very clever! Love the designs and color choices.

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  96. I like how you've created different looks with the same die set.

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  97. Your cityscapes are all beautiful and you made such good use of the dies. I especially love the rich, vibrant buildings. Just gorgeous color.

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  98. beautiful cards thank you for sharing

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  99. These are so fun!!! I really love that first one; so stylish!

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  100. These are very trendy...love how you used these city dies.

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  101. These cards are so unique, so creative. I like them all but I especially enjoyed how you incorporated the "Hi" right into the cityscape design. Thanks for sharing these.

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  102. WOW - you really found ways to think outside the box in using these dies! I didn't think I would be able to use a cityscape die, but you are convincing me otherwise. AMAZING cards!

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  103. Amazing designs Miriam! Love the many different ways you have used the City scape dies, thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful day!

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  104. Great creativity with your cards...really shows what can be done with this release :)

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  105. Awesome how you used this great layering die in such different ways !

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  106. I love how you used the city scape cards. I would have never thought of using the "B" plate by itself. So clever!!

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  107. Loved your cityscape cards. They are really cool!
    Ldyjs@outlook.com

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  108. Wow! Whether colorful or black and white, you've made some amazing cards! Love them!

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  109. I love your city scape cards! Amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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  110. Beautiful - I love your different takes on the cityscape - very inspiring!

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  111. A rainbow cityscape... fabulous! Love your cards!

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  112. I love these gorgeous I love all of these gorgeous cards!

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  113. Nice cards! The city scape is pretty with the metallic silver peeking through. I love how you used the alphabet.

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  114. Miriam, your cards are stunning. I love the city scape dies. Thank you for showing how versatile the set can be.

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  115. Love your cards! I especially like how everyone is showing us how many different ways they can be used! Great Altenew release! Loving all the talent and inspiration here. Thanks for sharing yours!

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  116. Love that you created such different looks with the stamp dies...fabulous cards!

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  117. I love seeing all the different ways you have used these dies. TFS.

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  118. Beautiful cards another amazing release altenew

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  119. Wonderful cards, love how you created the "hi"

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  120. Really great ideas for the cityscape dies. I love the rainbow colors. Great inspiration! Thank you for sharing.

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  121. Love your creativity with this die. Beautiful!! This set has really grown on me

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  122. Brilliant works and great inspiration too!

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  123. one die, two different cards! I can totally feel the different emotions you portrait in both cards. Amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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  124. Your cards are so creative & wonderful!

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  125. Such beautiful cards! Love the way you made the HI with the silver windows in the circle!

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  126. Such great inspiration. I particularly love the "HI" cut. Very clever!!

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  127. Very cute building cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  128. Love the three completely different looks you have created using the same set of dies. Really showcases the versatility of the dies. Love the new release. It has really wonderful stuff.

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  129. Nice building cards. It's nice to see a layout done two different ways on the same blog so it's easier to compare.

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  130. Thanks for showing us different way of using the die -- dry embossing the cityscape windows to great effect.

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  131. Wow! Love the bright colors in your second card.

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  132. I love the different ways you used the building dies

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  133. Super cool cards, love the way you've used the dies to create different effects.
    Jenni

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  134. Awesome cards - I love all the different looks you got with those cityscape dies!

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  135. Amazing cards! The cityscape background dies are fabulous!

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  136. Fabulous cards! What creative ways to use the cityscape dies - Wow!

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  137. Wow! The rainbow buildings are just gorgeous! I love the colour and texture you have used.

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  138. I loved the cards that you used the new Cityscape layering cover plate dies. Thank you for the inspiration. I can't wait to begin designing a few cards.

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  139. I really like the bold graphic quality to your cards!

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  140. Wow! All three of your cityscape cards are very different but are each so great! Thanks for showing how versatile these dies can be!

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  141. Fantastic cards, I love the rainbow cityscape!

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  142. Eeek! These are simply too fun! LOVE that rainbow effect, and the little "hi" is brilliant!

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  143. Gorgeous! I love the colorful one!

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  144. Thanks for all this inspiration and to Altenew for the giveaway!! Love how you did the "hi" and your rainbow spray ink layer!

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  145. Stunning and super original cards!

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  146. So different, just goes to show how many ways these can be used

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  147. All your cards are gorgeous but the last one is simply amazing!Thank you for sharing :)

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  148. Thanks for showing us different ways to use the cityscape dies.

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  149. Just like the previous person wrote - - this is wonderful to show us variation on how to use these products. Love the dry emboss affect.

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  150. What a smart idea! Love the colors you used!

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