Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Sneak Peek: Hawaiian Hibiscus, Slice of Summer & New Frilly Frames

Hello and welcome to day 2 of our Sneak Peek Week!  All this week I am showcasing cards using our new collection for Summer coming out on Friday, April 12th.

Today I have not one, but TWO new layering sets for summer.  Yay!  I get so many requests for more, but many of you may not know that I am mostly a company of one with only my husband and a girlfriend helping me out part time.  Layering sets can take me anywhere from 40 to 80 hours to design so with 4 releases a year and all the hats I wear, it can be a struggle to keep up, but this time I was able to work some magic and create two new sets that I think you're going to love!  I must admit there were a couple times when I was testing them out for the first time that I fell in love myself.  ;)

Card No.1:  Up first is a card using our new Hawaiian Hibiscus Stamps and Dies together with a background that I shared earlier (you can read how I created it at this post HERE).


I stamped some beautiful hibiscus flowers in traditional colors (ink combos shared below) and I just love the way they pop against the blue background and crisp white!  To frame my sentiment I used our Fancy Frames Circle Dies and then stamped my sentiment using our Everyday Greetings Stamps.  I actually had a boo-boo where my homemade stencil using our Frilly Frames Lattice Dies raised up in the middle allowing the gel to seep below, but this particular design completely hides it and kept me from tossing it--It actually turned out to be my favorite card so I'm glad I kept going.  ;)   
Sunny Studio Stamps: Hawaiian Hibiscus Layered Flower Thank You Card (using Therm-o-web Glitz Gel with Frilly Frames Lattice Dies)

Card No.2:  For my next card I used one of two new Frilly Frames we have with this release.  Our frilly frames have quickly become a favorite of mine and I'm so excited to have two new designs to mix and match with the others.  If you aren't familiar, they are two separate dies with 3 looks in 1.  You can either use the outer frame as just a solid mat with a decorative stitched edge, you can use the inner portion as a fun backdrop or stencil or you can use them together like I did here with our new Frilly Frames Chevron Dies.  

I had a lot of fun creating some unexpected color combos for the hibiscus flowers and I adore how fresh and summery the lilac, green and crisp white look together!  I generally will mass produce a garden of flowers and leaves while I already have everything set up in my stamp positioning tool, just switching out ink colors as I go.  After that, this card came together super quick and would be a great design for mass producing.  I think it would make a great gift to make card sets, just changing out the sentiments and colors. For my sentiment, I used our Heartfelt Greeting stamps heat embossed with white embossing powder.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Hawaiian Hibiscus Lilac Layered Flowers Birthday Card (using Frilly Frames Chevron Dies)

Card No.3:  Up next is a card using the leftover pieces from the previous card (which I did end up mass producing).  I hated to see the V's go to waste so I was super excited to see how cool they look all lined up together.  To create my beachy pattern, I inked them up using every blue and aqua color in the Ranger Distress Ink line-up.  For my greeting I die-cut the letters to spell out "aloha" using our Loopy Letters Dies.  Studio Katia's Sparkling Clear Crystals were the perfect finishing touch to give the look of dew drops.  Isn't it cool how they take on the colors from below?!
Sunny Studio Stamps: Hawaiian Hibiscus Yellow & Aqua Aloha Layered Flower Card (with background using Frilly Frames Chevron Dies)

Card No.4: For my last hibiscus card of the day I used our second new Frilly Frame Die set called Frilly Frames Stripes.  I masked off my card front using some purple tape to protect my outer border from getting inky and then I inked on the inside of my taped line with Spun Sugar Distress Ink, fading it out towards the center.

For my sentiment, I cut a piece of black cardstock wide enough to perfectly cover 3 of the stripes.  I then used a clear ruler and my pencil to mark off where to trim my strip so that it would line up just right.  For my sentiment I once again turned to our Everyday Greetings stamps, heat embossing it with white opaque embossing powder.  
Sunny Studio Stamps: Hawaiian Hibiscus Pink Best Wishes Wedding Card (using Frill Frames Stripes Dies)

Card No.5:  Without further ado, allow me to introduce you to our second layering set of the season and our third layering set in our fruit series: Slice of Summer Stamps and dies.  For my card here, I have combined all the newest fruit images together with the strawberry, raspberry and cherries from our Berry Bliss Stamps and dies.

This set comes with both the words "sub" and "lime" so that you can use them together like I did here or you can use the word "lime" as a punny way to say "I'm". For example "lime so glad we're friends" (or family).  

For my backdrop, I used our new Frilly Frames Chevron Dies as a stencil together with Therm O Web's Deco Foil Metallix Gel (more details shared at this blog post HERE).  I adore hot pink and lime green together so I paired it with a sheet of green gingham paper from our Gingham Pastels 6x6 Paper pack, using a little from both sides.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Slice of Summer Watermelon, Lemon Lime, Strawberry, Raspberry & Cherry "You're Sublime" Gingham Card (using Deco Foil Metallix Gel with Frilly Frames Chevron Die)

Card No.6:  My second favorite color scheme is yellow and blue (but who am I kidding? I pretty much adore all bright and happy colors).  To create this card I used two prints from our new Summer Splash 6x6 Paper pack shared yesterday.  I kept things simple, using a lacy frame from our Fancy Frames Circle Dies and a sweet little ric-rac edge from our Ric Rac Border Dies. A Mix of droplets from Studio Katia's Drops Mix 1 and Drops Mix 2 sets completed my card and added a little something extra to my simple card.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Slice of Summer Blue & Yellow Striped Lemon Slice "You're the Zest" Card (using Summer Splash 6x6 Paper)

Card No.7: Up next is a card where the watermelon slice takes center stage.  This is the image that made my heart skip a beat the moment I stamped it.  It quite literally comes alive when you stamp in the watermelon seeds and shadows!

I started by cutting a piece of red gingham paper from our Classic Gingham Paper pack down to be approximately 5.5" wide x 3.5" high.  I then used my clear grid centering ruler by Ranger to find the center of my card and adhered my first watermelon at the center point, along the bottom edge of my piece of patterned paper.  I then added another watermelon slice to each side, trimming off the excess on each side.  From there I was able to take those pieces I cut off to flip over and add along the top as shown.  I used my scissors to fussy cut along the edge of my watermelon slices to leave the look of a scalloped edge.  A piece of striped paper from our Silly Stripes Paper pack continued my watermelon theme.

Once again I heat embossed my sentiment using some white opaque embossing powder and added the look of droplets using Studio Katia's Sparkling Clear Crystals.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Slice of Summer Watermelon Border Card (using Classic Gingham and Silly Stripes 6x6 Paper)

Card No.8: For my final card of the day I focused on the adorable citrus slice image from the set.  Love how just by changing my ink colors it can look like a lime, lemon, orange or grapefruit slice!  I mass produced my slices using a stamp positioning tool and then arranged them on a piece of sky blue paper from our Gingham Pastels Paper pack.  I completed my simple, graphic card by stamping my sentiment onto the stitched label that comes with our Sliding Window Dies.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Slice of Summer Orange, Lemon, Lime & Grapefruit "Wishing You A Slice of Happiness" Card

To help you line up our Hawaiian Hibiscus and Slice of Summer stamps like a pro I've created a special layering guide (you can click on the photo below to view it larger).  For all the Hibiscus flowers I started by stamping them with the lightest ink color, working towards the darkest, while for the fruit I started stamping them from darkest to lightest. Honestly you can start from either end depending on what you prefer. The black outline indicates where that layer touches the previously stamped layer.  :)
Sunny Studio Stamps: Hawaiian Hibiscus Layered Flower Stamp Alignment Guide
Sunny Studio Stamps: Slice of Summer Lemon, Lime and Watermelon Stamp Alignment Layering Guide

I frequently am asked which ink colors I used for my layered images.  While I think there are so many great options out there, these are the colors I used today for my stamped images (in the ordered shared from darkest to lightest)...

Dark Red Hibiscus

Versafine Tulip
Colorbox Strawberry
Colorbox Candy Red
Colorbox Cranberry


Lighter Red Hibiscus
Hero Arts Cotton Candy
Versafine Tulip
Colorbox Strawberry
Colorbox Candy Red

Lilac Hibiscus
Colorbox Pixie
Colorbox Lilac
Catherine Pooler Pixie Dust
VersaFine Purple Delight


Yellow Hibiscus
Colorbox Lemonade
Versafine Cheerful
Colorbox Banana
Colorbox Dandelion

Hot Pink Hibiscus

Colorbox Candy
Versafine Charming Pink
Colorbox Very Berry
Colorbox Raspberry Pink
Dark Green Leaves
Colorbox Grasshopper
Colorbox Green Apple
Colorbox Golf Course

Medium Green Leaves
Colorbox Kiwi
Colorbox Tree Frog
Colorbox Artichoke

Lime Green Leaves

Colorbox Limon
VersaMark Verdant
Colorbox Grasshopper

Watermelon

Lawn Fawn Bubblegum
Colorbox Strawberry
Colorbox Cranberry
Colorbox Limon
VersaMark Verdant
Colorbox Green Apple

Light Yellow Lemon

Versafine Cheerful
Colorbox Lemonade

Dark Yellow Lemon
Colorbox Banana
Versafine Cheerful

Lime Slice
VersaMark Verdant
Colorbox Limon

Orange Slice
Colorbox Tangerine
Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise

Grapefruit Slice

Lawn Fawn Bubblegum
Stampin' Up Blushing Bride


I'm so happy you've joined me for today's sneak peek and I'd love to give a $25 gift code to one lucky winner.  Make sure to keep checking back all this week for more peeks & prizes for up to five chances to win.  The 5 contests run through Saturday at Midnight PST with winners announced here on Sunday, April 14th. :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway Here's a closer look at the new Hawaiian Hibiscus and Slice of Summer layering stamps & coordinating dies, as well as the two newest Frilly Frames dies used today (available for purchase on Friday, April 12th).  Please note: Items are not shown in proper proportions.


Sunny Studio Stamps: Hawaiian Hibiscus Color Layering Flower 4x6 Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set   Sunny Studio Stamps: Hawaiian Hibiscus Low Profile Metal Cutting Dies   Sunny Studio Stamps: Slice of Summer Watermelon, Lemon & Lime 4x6 Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set  

Sunny Studio Stamps: Slice of Summer Watermelon, Lemon & Lime Low Profile Metal Cutting Dies   Sunny Studio Stamps: Frilly Frames Stripes 3-in-1 Mix and Match Low Profile Metal Cutting Dies   Sunny Studio Stamps: Frilly Frames Chevron 3-in-1 Mix and Match Low Profile Metal Cutting Dies

Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used:

Heartfelt Wishes Stamps
Heartfelt Wishes Stamps
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Ric Rac Border Dies
Ric Rac Border Dies
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Fancy Frames-Circle Dies
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Berry Bliss Stamps
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Berry Bliss Dies
Berry Bliss Dies
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Classic Gingham 6x6 Paper
Classic Gingham 6x6 Paper
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Striped Silly 6x6 Paper
Striped Silly 6x6 Paper
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Sliding Window Dies
Sliding Window Dies
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Loopy Letters Dies
Loopy Letters Dies
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Gingham Pastels 6x6 Paper
Gingham Pastels 6x6 Paper
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Frilly Frames Lattice Dies
Frilly Frames Lattice Dies
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Everyday Greetings Stamps
Everyday Greetings Stamps
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Clear Drops Mix 2
Clear Drops Mix 2
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Sparkling Clear Crystals
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Clear Drops Mix
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83 comments:

  1. I love these layered stamps. They look so realistic. I really like the Hawaiian Hibiscus Stamp.

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  2. SQUEAL!! LOVE the BEAUTIFUL Layering Sets and ALL of your AMAZING Inspiration!! CAN'T WAIT to see MORE!! I'd LOVE a Gerber Daisy or Pansy Layering Stamp Set!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Release Week!!

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  3. Great inspiration! I love the fruit layering set.

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  4. Gorgeous cards, Mendi. The hibiscus is a wonderful flower - we have lots at our house. I love any type of flower, though. Orchids, astra, carnation, gardenia just to name a few.

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  5. Those 2 new sets are gorgeous! I like tulips (which you already have) and roses. But those new Hibiscus are super cute!

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  6. Beautiful Layering sets!!! I need those lemons in my life!!!!

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  7. I would like to see either lilies or flowering cacti. Awesome cards they are amazing.

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  8. These cards are phenomenal. I have made so many great cards with the berry set and I absolutely can't wait to add the lemon and watermelon to my stash. I will be pinning each of these cards to CASE. I literally need to order ALL THE THINGS to recreate these. The frame dies are AWESOME! I love the versatility of these using just the outside, the inside, or both together. I can't wait to get my hands on these new ones. And can we just talk about the paper for a second? I seriously have to buy three at a time. Ummmmm......I think I have a crafting crush on Sunny Studios.

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  9. Your layering sets are the very BEST in the stamping industry! Way to go!!!

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  10. Gorgeous layering stamps. You make them look so life like on your cards.

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  11. I can't find a word for how much I love the Hawaiian Hibiscus Stamps! They're just gorgeous!

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  12. I would like to see sunflowers.

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  13. I just love the fruit images. The Hibiscus flowers remind me of our trips to Hawaii. The way they flowers were colored--GORGEOUS!

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  14. I'd love to see baby's breath

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  15. Lovely work!!!
    I would love to see layered poppies

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  16. Wonderful cards and inspiration! Would lvoe to see sunflowers!

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  17. That hibiscus is Gorgeous!!! And I love the new fruits!!!

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  18. Don’t know how you do all that you do but your designs are amazing! Your layering stamps are by far some of the best out there! I would love to see some layering pansies or maybe some lavender or........!

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  19. I LOVE the layer techniques, but I need more practice. Thank you for the diagrams and the colors listed. That is very helpful. You new release is beautiful. I'd love to see apple blossoms, cherry blossoms, or iris'. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. Would love to see a layering set for an Iris and a Pansy. Beautiful Hibiscus flower set; can't wait til mine bloom again this spring.

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  21. Man, I love your designs! I adore all of today’s cards :)

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  22. I would love to see layered violets. They are so beautiful!! My grandmother loved them so much.

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  23. Gorgeous samples!
    My favorite flowers are sweet peas and daisies, so I'd love to see a layering stamp set of either of those!

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  24. Hurry up Friday...I want these today!!

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  25. Your flower layering sets are all beautiful! I'm sure I will love any you create!

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  26. I think a layered lilac would be cool

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  27. The hibiscus flowers are so beautiful and you seriously have the best fruit stamps around! So happy for the chance to win!!

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  28. The Hibiscus set is so beautiful. I have made three trips to Hawaii and they still thrill me. Your colors are amazing. Also love the lemon and berries. Thanks for a great peek.

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  29. Wow, I'm so in love with that hibiscus set. And the detail on the fruits, especially around the seeds of the watermelon is just fabulous. I can see why it would take so many hours to design, and I'm grateful for all the work you put in! As for future sets, I love cherry blossoms in any form, so those would be fun. I also really love columbine. But really, any flowers you want to go for, I'll be there for them.

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  30. Hibiscus are my favorite! Love all the spring and summer dies and colors! <3

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  31. Fantastic and very inspiring cards ! I love the hibiscus, they are amazing.

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  32. Wow, love, love, love everything! I want it all --- just like every release, ha!

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  33. Wow. those hibiscus flowers are absolutely stunning. they are definitely coming home to live at my house. because "I have enough flower stamps" said no one ever.

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  34. I love both of these sets, but after buying my first (& only) layering set, which I never could get to line up correctly, I don't know if I will buy any more, but to answer the question, there's not a flower I don't love, so any you make would be beautiful in my book.

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  35. I am so excited!! I would love to see a lilac layering set.

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  36. Fabulous sets! I would love a hydrangea - you already have 2 of my favourites, this is definitely in the top.

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  37. I LOVE THE FRUIT SET SOOOO much! Great cards and colors! Just STUNNING!

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  38. Loving all of the new releases!!

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  39. Pansies might be a pretty set to create.

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  40. Pansies might be a pretty set to create.

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  41. Pansies might be a pretty set to create.

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  42. You never cease to amaze me, Mendi! Your stamps are incredible!! Like you, your watermelon card "floored me!" The design looks so 3 dimensional; the seeds look like they are truly embedded in the slices instead of simply resting on top! And all the other samples are just as spectacular!!
    As far as flowers go, my favorites are daisies, hyacinths, and hydrangeas.

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  43. Loving all the pretty cards! Would like to see the flower Alstroemeria in s layering set.

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  44. I love layering sets and it's so amazing how with just a few steps you can create such a realistic flower. I'd love to see an amaryllis or a lilac as a layering set.

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  45. Love the layering stamps! Any flower is fine but I carnations is my fav!

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  46. I'd like to find a tulip that I really liked. Your cards are so cute!

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  47. I love the hibiscus! It is beautiful! Would love to see cherry blossoms!

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  48. Hibiscus is always going to be my first choice and you knocked it out of the park with this Hawaiian Hibiscus Layering Set!! I also love Dogwood Flowers so that would be my suggestion. This release is awesome, thank you for all you do! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  49. I must have the Hibiscus stamp and dies! Hibiscuses are one of my favorites. All of the cards you created are inspiring.

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  50. Just want to say I love your layering stamps! As far as flowers go--maybe pansies or sweet peas?

    Chris L.

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  51. I’m a happier camper with the hibiscus set. Woohoo.

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  52. Wow, that hibiscus is amazing! I love the lemons too!. Your cards are spectacular! The layer stamps are so phenomenal!

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  53. Oh gosh these cards are all gorgeous!!!!! WOW Mendi! You are doing such a beautiful job girl! I really love the hibiscus flower!!!!
    Hugs,
    Jo

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  54. So pretty and
    I love roses!
    Carla from Utah

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  55. Wonderful and colorful cards! My favorite is the hibiscus stamp.I love this flower.

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  56. Love the layered hibiscus. So beautiful. I love flowers and would love to see more layered flower stamps.

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  57. Lilies are one of my favorite flowers so perhaps layering dies for those.

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  58. Wow! All of these products and cards are so beautiful! I am in awe of your ability and vision to create these works of art. The hibiscus is beautiful! My favorite flower is a lilly so for a flower option I would go with that.

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  59. I love this release! All of the images are great!!!

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  60. I would like to see a sunflower and peony layering set. The Hibiscus set is gorgeous!

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  61. I think a Bird of Paradise flower would be interesting in a layered stamp. Thanks for the inspiration today. :D

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  62. Your creations are amazing ! Your fruits are my favourites !! About the giveaway question, I don’t have a specific idea for now. But thanks for asking ! Love, Marjorie
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  63. The hibiscus is gorgeous! We have a couple in our yard, and the stamped image is so realistic! My favorite flower is the stargazer lily, but I guess with your stamps, I could do all sorts of colors with the lilies. (Perfect for the spring/Easter season, just sayin'. ;) )

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  64. Marisela Delgado said: Fabulous cards! So beautiful. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  65. I love the hibiscus and those fruits are fabulous too! I would love to see some daisies!

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  66. you beat me to the punch ... I would of said hibiscus!

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  67. The layering stamps are amazing! As for future flower suggestions, irises would be beautiful.

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  68. These are SO PRETTY!!! THANK YOU for sharing a great release!

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  69. Wonderful cards, I loooove them all and then hibiscus are my favorite flowers.

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  70. Gorgeous! Love the new stamps and dies!!

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  71. LOVELY!!!! SO LOVE the Hibiscus flowers you designed!
    Hmmm more flowers? I love all flowers but how about Sweet peas? :)
    TFS Gorgeous work!

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  72. Just have to have that Hawaiian Hibiscus set. Love it!

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  73. Your layering stamps - look so real! Love the background dies too :)

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  74. Love the layering stamps. the shading
    is so much easier than when I try to do
    it on my own. I would love to see
    some carnations. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  75. I am in love with these stamps!! I mean honestly...the fruit looks so realistic! I just love everything you create! :D

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  76. Everything in this release has been amazing. and the Hibiscus is fabulous! love the layering and how realistic it looks. The IRIS would be my pick for a layering flower. It is not only my most favorite flower of all time (since childhood), I would love to see one that has a realistic look. The Iris is such a gorgeous flower. I currently grow four different varieties. Your layering stamps are by far some of the best I have seen. The realistic look is fabulous!

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  77. I am not a great fan of layering stamps since I feel I don't give justice to it when I try stamping with it. But it doesn't mean I won't try again. I want to see a Gerbera stamp in the future.

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  78. I am really loving your new floral stamp sets. They look awesome!! You've already picked two of my favorites for cards. Sunflowers, daisies and tulips might top my list. Hard to decide... Thanks guys!!

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  79. Lovely - I've really enjoyed past floral sets, too. Ranunculus!

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  80. I luv fluffy carnations and would luv to see some facing in different directions. LUV your layering stamps!

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  81. Oh, I would love daisies, Gerbera ones.

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