Sunday, March 26, 2017

5th Birthday celebration of A Blog Named Hero

Hello,Welcome to my blog,

We at A Blog Named Hero are celebrating 5th birthday of the blog. I am so happy that I am the part of Current team A Blog Named hero .

I used Hero arts layering flamingo and Hero arts May's shades of pink and fussy cut it out.


I stamped  grass from same set on a rectangle panel using two shades of green with rock and roll technique. Used two more colours to bend on same panel. Stamped striped background on card base and mounted the rectangle panel on it.


White heat embossed sentiment and foam mounted on the panel. Later i felt like adding more dimension, shimmer and shine to the flamingo so I applied wink-of-stella and glossy accent on the body.


Blog Hop

This post is part of blog hop celebrating 5th Anniversary of A Blog Named Hero blog. We are doing it with a huge two days blog hop, make sure you hop on both days so that you can stand a chance to win many prizes from sponsors of each day. We have separate sponsors for both days. At any point if you miss the order of blog-hop then visit A Blog Named Hero blog for the list of designers who are participating in the blog-hop.



BLOG HOP Order

This post is Part of A Blog Named Hero blog-hop celebrating 5th birthday of the blog. For the complete blog-hop order/list you can always visit the A Blog Named Hero .

Next stop in the blog hop is Kimberly Rendino . 


GIVEAWAY

A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies!  Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day!  Giveaway prizes total more than $500!  To win, leave a comment on each hop stop.  We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning!  And be sure to visit the Saturday post from A Blog Named Hero for the list of Saturday hoppers and prizes!  Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.

Today's prizes include the following

$50 gift card to Simon Says Stamp
$50 gift card to Gina K Designs
$25 gift card to Winnie & Walter
$25 gift card to Lawn Fawn
$20 gift card to Avery Elle
Prize pack from Mama elephant
Gift card from Studio Katia
One Online Card Class of your choice
One set of Distress Oxide ink from Jennifer McGuire Ink
All the best and Happy hopping.







Neenah Card stock
Hero arts Layering flemingo set
Hero arts Everyday Saying
Wagnar heat gun
Hero arts Soft vanilla ink pad
Hero arts soft cantaloupe ink pad
Hero arts soft leaf ink pad
Hero arts soft olive ink pad
Hero arts soft sky ink pad
Hero arts white embossing powder
Hero arts intense black ink
Hero arts May's shades of pink
Hero arts stamp cleaner
Hero arts scrubber pad
Foam role
Wink of stella
Glossy accent

Thank you for the visit..


492 comments:

  1. Love the stamped stripes with the flamingo! They're the perfect complement!

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  2. What a great card!! I love flamingos and you did an awesome job! TFS

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  3. LOVE the flamingo...such a FABulous card.

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  4. Fun card. Love the soft background.

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  5. Lovely flamingo. I often wonder what to place such a vibrant creature against - now I know to use a soft background like yours!

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  6. wonderful card Swapna - the stripes just set off your gorgeous flamingo so beautifully!

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  7. I love the look of the two-step Stanby your colors are great

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  8. So beautifully done!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Beautiful color! I love this card!

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  10. Such a great card! I like how the background really shows off the flamingo!

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  11. Wow! This flamingo just pops! Your card showcases this image so well. Thanks for sharing it.

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  12. The color combo for the flamingo is so perfect!

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  13. The black and white stripes and the striking pink flamingo are gorgeous. I just love this stamp set.

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  14. I love your background layer, I can't ever seem to get a great transition of color like that.

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  15. He's a gorgeous specimen - love these beautiful birds.

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  16. Your layout is beautiful. The subtle background really makes the flamingo pop. TFS

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  17. Wonderful flamingo on a wonderful background. Like this style!

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  18. Happy 5th Anniversary! Thanks for the blog hop. What a fun card!

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  19. Nice card. Those black and white stripes make everything pop! Happy 5th Anniversary!

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  20. Beautiful card; great soft background ! Thank you for sharing your talent !!
    Happy 5th Anniversary !
    Warm Birthday greetings (it's mine today as well) from Belgium,
    Lieve

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    1. Thank you.. And wish you a very happy birthday Lieve from the entire A Blog Named Hero team..

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  21. Awesome card! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win the give away.

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  22. So sweet! Love the offset stripes under the flamingo. TFS.

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  23. Pretty card and love the diagonal stripes that lead your eye to the Flamingo!

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  24. Flamingo and shimmer! What is there not to love! Great card.

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  25. Beautiful job on the flamingo! Stunning!

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  26. I like the way you did the raised body!

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  27. I just love that color layering flamingo! What a fun card! TFS

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  28. pretty card, that bit of striping in the BG gives it just the right pop!

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  29. Very pretty! I love the flamingo and the diagonal stripes on the corner.

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  30. Pretty card - really like the design of the background stripe at an angle.

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  31. What a lovely card – I especially like how you used the diagonal stripes. I'm very impressed with your skill at fussy-cutting!

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  32. Cool card! I love the added shine on the flamingo!

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  33. Love the shiny flamingo and the black and white stripes!

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  34. Never was crazy about flamingos but I like this look with the layered image.
    Martha M

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  35. Love that layering stamp. Well done!

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  36. Such a beautiful card Swapna!! Love the sparkle and the glossy accents on the flamingo.

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  37. This layering stamp us fabulous!

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  38. Love flamingos. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. I love the stripes on the card base, fantastic card!

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  40. Soooo pretty! Love the accents of the black stripes too! Loving this blog hop with all this talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  41. Your flamingo really sparkles! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

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  42. Love the flamingo and the diagonal stripes in the background. So pretty!

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  43. The wink of stella really brightens the flamingo!

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  44. Love your card, especially the diagonal lines in the background.

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  45. Great card. Who doesn't love a pink flamingo!

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  46. Oh this is so fabulous, love the colors.

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  47. Precioso color del flamingo, me gusta la combinación de rayas.

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  48. I have this flamingo and love your soft background. Will have to try doing something similar.

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  49. Love black and white accents with pink.

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  50. i love that your flamingo is A-pink (ofcourse) B glttery and C glossy ;-) wonderful card

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  51. Beautiful card....I love all the details that make this card so great...soft background...thin stripes left corner... the opposite side of the congratulations trimmed in the other direction. At first glance you think simple but as you see this card you know there was a lot of thought and creativity here! Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Glossy accents is always a win. Beautiful card!

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  53. Very elegant. I like how you added the Wink of Stella to give it a bit more sparkle. Thank you for posting this very pretty card.

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  54. I bet this is super stunning in real life! Love the accent of the stripes.

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  55. Nice card. Stripes are just the right touch.

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  56. I am so happy that flamingos are back in style now. Your card makes me happy.

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  57. Black, white and pink are so nice together. Very nice.

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  58. Love that layered stamp, and that background is beautiful

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  59. I have this stamp and love your design!

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  60. I love the soft pink background against the well done flamingo.

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  61. I love blog hops because they are so inspiring--thank you!!!

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  62. This is gorgeous. I especially like the way you did the diagonal stripes in the corner. Love that darn flamingo!

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  63. Your card is so cute. I love flamingoes. Thank you for sharing!

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  64. The flamingo stands elegantly. So nice.

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  65. Your card brings me to the Bahama's.

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  66. Superbe card and love your flamingo thank you

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  67. Love the colors . The background is perfect for the beautiful flamingo.

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  68. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Flamingo!!! Beautiful!!!!!

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  69. I liked how you mixed the black and pinks in your card design. Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win great prizes.

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  70. Oooooh, I love that design! The flamingo is so striking, and the design of the whole card is seriously fantastic! Well done!

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  71. Such a simple, but beautiful, card :)

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  72. Lovely background to set off the image.

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  73. I like that you only use diagonal on the half of the background

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  74. gosh that flamingo is beautiful! great mix of accents too!

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  75. So colorful ! Happiness always on your 5 year anniversary !

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  76. Love it the flamingo is my favorite.

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  77. I'm not usually a fan of flamingos but your's is pretty cool! It looks great with the shine, with your wonderful ink blending of the background and layered on the diagonal stripe the way you did. Artsy! :)

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  78. Love how you colored the flamingo...it's gorgeous!

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  79. Perfect Florida card ! I will have to get these stamps !

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  80. such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing!! i'm impressed with your cutting skills...i tend to cut like a kindergartener. :)

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  81. Beautiful! That flamingo is one of my all time favorites!

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  82. This card makes me think of lounging on a private beach!

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  83. Very elegant but simple card.

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  84. The background is perfect to set off the flamingo.

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  85. A really gorgeous card. Makes me feel warm with the flamingo and also happy at the same time. This is a card I would be proud of, as you should be.

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  86. Beautiful card. Love that stamp. Thanks for the inspiration and participation in this blog.

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  87. Striking card, wonderfully designed.

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  88. Like the scene & wonderful layered stamping & coloring of the Flamingo.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  89. Such a soft pretty card! Love how the flamingo pops 😀

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  90. don't particularly like flamingos but do love the card.

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  91. I love the diagonal lines you created to draw the eye towards the corner where you also placed your focal image.

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  92. What a beautiful design! I'm amazed the Wink of Stella touches make such a difference - I need to use it more often. Thank you for sharing!

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  93. Love the bird - pink is beautiful, congratulations to Hero Arts on five years.

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  94. This is just gorgeous....a perfectly designed card! :)

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  95. Lovely colors, beautiful card.

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  96. Great card. Lovely flamingo. Nice touch with diagonal stripes.

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  97. I love the flamingo! Very nice card!!

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  98. love the card and the colors very nice

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  99. Absolutely love how you applied only a portion of the striped background stamp to the card base!

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  100. Great card and beautiful colors.

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  101. Love the layout and that background with just part of the card striped it amazing!!!

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  102. Love love the flamingo card! It is so adorable. My friend loves flamingo and am going to use your card for inspiration! Adorable!

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  103. Beautiful card and I love the flamingo. So pretty with the ink blending background!

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  104. I love the flamingo. Lovely card.

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  105. Such a pretty card. Great job!
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  106. Hero Arts has the *best* layering sets!!! I really love the striped background you did with it. It's the perfect accent to focal point and the color combo is such a classic!

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  107. Love that flamingo, beautiful card! Happy 5th Anniversary to ABNH!!

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  108. I like the blended colors in the background. I wouldn't have thought to put the stripes behind it, but it works well.

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  109. I love that flamingo, great card.

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  110. Love the soft inking and that gorgeous flamingo!

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  111. This is STUNNING!! I LOVE the pink on that flamingo and the way you made is shine!! Great card!!

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  112. This is so pretty Swapna. I don't think I need that flamingo, until I see someone use it. :)

    Thank you for helping us celebrate at A Blog Named Hero.

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  113. The black stripes pair perfectly with the pink flamingo. Stunning

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  114. Stunning card Swapna! The diagonal stripes really ground your focal panel. Perfect in every way!

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  115. Cute flamingo. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  116. The Flamingo really pops off the card.

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  117. Love it! I have looked at this stamp and thought about buying but I wasn't sure how I would use it. Now, I know I want it. I love the background you used with it and the black and white stripes. Thank you for sharing.

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  118. Thank you for sharing this technique.

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  119. Pretty card. Love the black and white stripes behind the image:)

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  120. Love the layout of this card. Very nice!

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  121. I especially love the way you have used the stripes on your design. It is really striking.

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  122. The flamingo is such fun! Love the diagonal stripe with it. TFS

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  123. Love the flamingo! You did a great job on this card

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  124. I totally love the flamingo, such great colors!

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  125. Love how you colored this flamingo!!!

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  126. The wink of Stella and glossy accents really out the piazza in this card. Beautiful. Love the flamingo stamp.

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  127. Love the stripe background! such a cool way to use a background stamp!

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  128. Makes me wish I was where the flamingoes live - it's cold today here in the Northeast - lol. Cute card.

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  129. I've been looking for ways to use my flamingo! Beautiful!

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  130. So pretty! I love the soft background, and the black and white stripes make a wonderful contrast. TFS

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  131. I have never used a flamingo on a card, but now I might try that.

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  132. Beautiful design and color combo. Off to blog hop some more.

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  133. Oh Wow!! Love everything about this card...the soft inked background with those fabulous stripes in one corner & bold black sentiment strip..just awesome!

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  134. The stripes in the background add alot to the card!Very nice!
    Happy 5th Anniversary to ABNH!

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  135. Fun thing I HATE flamingo's. Well received the same stamp you used as a gift and I fell in love with it! Loved the contrast of the black and white on your card!

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  136. Beautiful card! I too love the stripes in your background.

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  137. Cute card. Do you have family or friends in Florida that you are gonna send this card too? Just wondering. Pink flamingos are usually in Florida's yards. Ha Ha. The card does have nice shading on it I like that a lot.

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  138. I'm not a big fan of flamingos, but have a friend who is. Yours is very striking.

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  139. Pretty Card!
    Really like stripes in the corner!

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  140. This card put a smile on my face. Thank you for sharing!

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  141. I love this card, I am finding a new liking to Flamingos lol, thanks for sharing :)

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  142. Beautiful "well-dressed" flamingo!

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  143. I love how you used the glossy accents on the body of the flamingo - makes it look so realistic. Love it!

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  144. And a touch of Wink of Stella for the win. Nice card and great job of background shading. I need to practice that more. Thanks for helping ABNH celebrate five years of inspiration.

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  145. Beautiful flamingo! Great demonstration of Hero Arts quality design

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  146. Happy Anniversary, I have been told that all the best people have their anniversary on today's date as my parents have been married 57 years today

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  147. What a great card. The flamingo set is one of my favorites & the stripes r the perfect accent.

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  148. Very nice! I love the flamingo. Perfect colors!

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  149. I can almost feel that flamingo's feathers. Beautifully done card.

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