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Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Blog Named Hero Celebrates 5 Years!




Hi there, friends! Laura from Lil' Inker Designs here today to help A Blog Named Hero celebrate 5 years!! WOW!!!!



There are tons of companies offering prizes to celebrate and loads of crafty posts for you to read today and be inspired! Isn't that fun??

Lil' Inker Designs is giving away a $35 gift certificate to celebrate!  WOOT!!!! Keep reading to see how you can be eligible to win.


I have a project to share with you today using stamps from 
Lil' Inker Designs.


I started by using my Ranger Distress Oxide Inks and the Doodled Daisies Stamps  from and just got stamping on dark grey card stock.


Once I was happy with my layout I used my white Craft Ink pad from Stampin' Up and stamping the coordinating flower pieces over the solid color images.


Then, I used the Sending You Stamps to create my greeting which I heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Here's a closer look at the stamps I used today to create my project.



Here's more info about the giveaways up for grabs today...

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: 
Good luck and happy hopping!!

To continue on this crafty and fun journey, head on over to Kelly Szafon's blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!!! Enjoy!


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472 comments:

  1. Happiness always on your 5 year anniversary ! Pretty colors !

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  2. Pretty, Laura! Thanks for helping us celebrate!

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  3. Oh no! I think I may need those oxide inks........ pretty!

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  4. This reminds me of a chalkboard technique. I love the colors.

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  5. So pretty-LOVE the chalkboard look!

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  6. Fun card. Cute flower stamps.

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  7. Laura, love the stamping on black. Absolutely gorgeous card!!!

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  8. Sooooooo very pretty!! Thanks for sharing. This must go into my To Case board!!

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  9. Absolutelty love this card. thank you for sharing.

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  10. Love them on black. Thanks for sharing

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  11. great card Laura - loving those distress inks with the pretty flowers on the gray!!

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  12. Thanks for sponsoring! The oxides really look amazing on dark cardstock!

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  13. I could see using this technique for so many different looks

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  14. Love the chalkboard look you got with the Distress Oxide inks! Your card is lovely!

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  15. What a neat way to get the chalkboard look! Looove it.

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  16. Pretty card! I love the softness of this technique!

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  17. Love the stamping on dark cardstock. Beautiful design

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  18. Thanks for sharing this card design. I like the technique of using the white detailing on the colorful stamped images.

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  19. Love the stamping on dark cardstock. Beautiful design

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  20. Oh I LOVE the flowers on the black with that ink!! I have all the colors sitting on my desk right now but cannot get a good look like you did from them!! Wonderful card!

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  21. Your card is beautiful (those stamps are adorable). I especially like the "chalkboard" feel of the design!

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  22. Absolutely breathtaking! I love the bold flowers and chalky look to your flowers (as a former teacher, this makes me smile!) So much elegance and such a chic card - swoon! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. I love the chalkboard look of the card.

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  24. This is gorgeous! Love the white embossing layer over the color. Pretty blooms!

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  25. I love the effect of the flowers and the white sentiment on the dark card stock !
    Thank you for the great give-away; good luck to all of us.
    Warm birthday greetings (it's mine today as well) from Belgium,
    Lieve

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  26. What a beautiful card! Love that oxide ink on black cardstock!

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  27. I just received my oxide inks and it is amazing how much you can use them. The colors from your flowers really come alive on the dark gray paper as if you are using colored chalk on a chalkboard.

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  28. I loved your design. The Oxide inks are really pretty. Thank you for sharing!

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  29. Wow what a great look with the oxide inks!

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  30. Love the card with the new inks1

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  31. The more I see those inks, the more I want them! Love how they look on the black cs. Beautiful card!

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  32. Gosh, the flowers look like chalk on a chalkboard, but without the mess!

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  33. Great technique and love the dark background.

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  34. Looks like a chalkboard for sure. Very cute.

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  35. How awesome is this card design: makes me think of schoolboards somehow!

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  36. Thanks for sharing this technique.

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  37. What a fun party! Thanks for the Oxide ink inspiration!

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  38. Great blackboard card! I love the new Oxide inks!

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  39. This is a really neat technique that I have never tried, I think I might though, since your card is lovely.

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  40. Love that chalkboard look! Super fun card! TFS

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  41. Really like the flowers on the dark background!

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  42. Beautiful! I love the way the Oxide inks look on dark cardstock.

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  43. I love stamping on black. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Love this chalkboard look! So nice! Loving this blog hop with all this talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  45. Such a pretty card! I love this look!

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  46. Very pretty card, I love the soft chalk board look to it.

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  47. I love the chalkboard look as well as the striped background! Very pretty!

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  48. Very pretty card with the oxide inks. I do enjoy cards made on a black background.

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  49. Love oxide inks! Pretty card.

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  50. What a great card. It looks like flowers drawn on a chalkboard.

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  51. Estoy aprendiendo el uso de estas tintas, me encanta la tarjeta.

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  52. beautiful card! love the flowers on the dark grey cardstock

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  53. Very pretty, love this on the dark paper!

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  54. love the look of the chalky inks on the slate like at school, very striking

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  55. A very cute card and the chalkboard look pulls it all together. Thank you!

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  56. Thanks for sharing, I have never used this technique and now Ill have to try!

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  57. Another great look at Distress Oxides. Cute!

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  58. Wow, very pretty! Looks like a real chalkboard!

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  59. I'm enjoying the blog hop. so many great artist out there.

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  60. I really like your card as I love to make cards with flowers on them and learn new techniques along the way. keep up the good work!

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  61. This stamp set works so great for a chalky effect. Such a pretty card!

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  62. What a pretty card. Looks like Spring!

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  63. Happy 5th anniversary! What a great way to use the distress oxide inks!

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

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  65. The cards are very pretty. They look like a chalkboard.

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  66. One of my current faves is colors on dark or kraft CS. You nailed It! Lovely.

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  67. Love the color on the black card stock.

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  68. Pretty card playing with black cardstock great result thank you

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  69. Lovely card! I love the Distress Oxide ink on Gray cardstock with the addition of white for the detail layer of the flower.

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  70. I haven't tried stamping on dark cardstock but I love your examples. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  71. SQUEAL!! Such a FUN Technique!! LOVE your Design!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  72. What a unique card created by stamping on black cs.

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  73. I love the white ink. It makes the card look muted. Love it.

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  74. Thank you for sponsoring this hop! And your card looks JUST like chalk - those oxides are amazing!

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  75. Wowzers, really cool! I have not tried this technique before - thanks for sharing it and inspiring me to try something new!

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  76. I just started playing with this technique and find it so striking!

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  77. Love your card.. the colors are great.. it reminds me of when I was a young girl drawing on my chalk board.. great cards

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  78. Love the soft colors on the dark card stock!

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  79. LOVE the colors you chose & the chalkboard look. Great card!

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  80. I love the black background and using the colored pencils, I have got to try this. TFS

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  81. I love your use of distress oxide inks with that floral stamp! Your card is lovely.

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  82. I love how the oxides stamp so pretty on dark cardstock! It looks like chalk with your white stamped on top. Pretty card!

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  83. I just purchase several oxide ink pads. What a great way to try them out.

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  84. Beautiful card. Love the use of Oxide inks.

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  85. Great card. Love oxide inks on dark card stork. I tried on black but now I will need to test with a few other dark colors.

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  86. I love this unique chalkboard looking technique. Beautiful

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  87. so pretty Another great inspiration idea

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  88. Your designs are so striking on the dark cardstock.

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  89. Beautiful! Thank for the chance to win

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  90. So pretty! Love these inks on dark cardstock! Get hop!

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  91. Like the chalk board look of this.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  92. Loe the muted look. great cards.

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  93. These are really pretty on the dark card stock. Great idea and I love your card!

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  94. I really love the 'chalk on a chalkboard' look of this card. Thanks for sharing!

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  95. Absolutely beautiful card & congratulations to Hero Arts on 5 years.

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  96. Thanks for the ideas, I love DOODLES!!

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  97. The Distress Oxides look so good on dark cardstock! Awesome card.

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  98. I love the look of your card, beautiful!

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  99. love the colors you use. saving my money to try to buy some of Ranger Distress Oxide Inks. I think these ink are so beautiful on paper.

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  100. Sweet card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  101. Such a beautiful card. Great giveaway and good luck to everyone!

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  102. Such a cool looking card and I really like the striped background too!

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  103. Beautiful card! Love these distress oxide colors on the black paper. So pretty!

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  104. Great stamps sets!!! I especially love the doodled flowers :-) Your card is so pretty too!! I love how soft the oxide inks look on the dark cardstock!!! I've been trying to resist getting them but then I keep seeing how pretty and just more *useful* they are than the regular distress inks!

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  105. Gorgeous card. Can't wait to get my hands on those Distress Oxide inks.

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  106. Really cute card! Love the design.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  107. Great design. Have some anniversary cards to do. I'm going to try this!

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  108. Pretty card...nice technique!

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  109. Looks like a pretty easy card when you have matching outline pieces. I need to try it. I like that you chose a dark gray base as well.

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  110. Such a pretty card. Love the oxide ink pads on the black background! So cool!

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  111. Wow the oxides really pop on the black cardstock! Such a pretty card! Happy 5th Anniversary to ABNH!!

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  112. Your card is so pretty, love it.

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  113. Makes me want to play with my oxides

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  114. Fun Spring card on black card stock.

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  115. Stunning card! I love the oxide ink on the dark card stock and the white detail are the icing on the cake. Thanks for participating and being a sponsor on this terrific blog hop!

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  116. Love this technique Laura. Thanks so much for collaborating with us in the past, and more importantly, thanks for helping us celebrate at A Blog Named Hero today. :)

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  117. What a pretty card. I have to try that technique & I certainly have to get those new inks! Thanks for sharing.

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  118. Great card and those inks are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  119. Love the oxide inks on the dark paper ! Beautifully done

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  120. Love the colors on this card. So soft and pretty.

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  121. Thank you for sharing this technique.

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  122. I absolutely LOVE this card Laura!

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  123. Beautiful card. Happy 5th!
    I love this technique. I just got some oxides and never thought about using them on a dark background. Thank you for the idea and sample

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  124. Beautiful card. Love the colored images on black:)

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  125. I have never tried this technique but will now after seeing your beautiful card! Thank you!

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  126. Love the look of this card. Thanks for participating.

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  127. The flowers stamped with the Distress Oxides are beautiful. I haven't added the oxides to my stash yet, but I hope to in the future.

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  128. Love the look of these stamps using the Distress Oxides!!! Beautiful!!

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  129. So cool! Especially on black cardstock!

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  130. Pretty card with pretty colors

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  131. Love the dark background,I haven't tried it yet, but I really need to!

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  132. Love these inks! Can't wait to get my hands on them!

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  133. Very pretty card with the dark gray background! Unusual and so creative.....just what we expect from designers and Hero Arts!

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  134. lol. I just starting making a card like this, but am waiting for the blue oxide inks I ordered to finish it. I love the way these inks look on dark paper. Great job.

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  135. I loved this card. Very beautiful. Want to try this!! Wish me luck!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  136. Like the look of the oxides.

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  137. Great card. This was the very reason I wanted these oxides inks so I can use them on coloured/dark cardstock.

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  138. Love the stamping on black cardstock. Cute stamp sets! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  139. Lovely card, the flowers look so striking on the black card.

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  140. Fabulous card using the dark background thanks dorm the inspiration!

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  141. I love the way those Oxide Inks show up on dark cardstock. Beautiful. TFS.

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  142. I love your design - I am anxious to try the new oxide inks.

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  143. Love the look of the cards. They are soft and subtle.

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  144. pretty card -and that striped background is a striking touch!

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  145. Really like this look on the dark gray background!!

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  146. Pretty card.Thank you for sharing and for the hop!

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  147. Loved your card especially the soft look it had!

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  148. So wonderful that Lil' Inker Designs is helping celebrate ABNH fifth anniversary and all the wonderful ideas blog-shared the past five years. Crafters everywhere thank you!!

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  149. I love using dark colored card stock. Nice effect.

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  150. I love the chalkboard look, pretty card!

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  151. I always like when someone uses a black background for a card. It is not that easy to pull off. You did it beautifully.

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  152. Love the soft look. I am waiting until I can get the oxide inks as I've read so much about them.

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  153. Gives off a very chalkboard kind of look, very neat!

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  154. cool colors on the chalkboard--thanks for sponsoring!

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  155. Love the chalkboard look, this reminds me of my kids using chalk on the pavement in our driveway when they were little, such great memories, ty for that

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  156. Great card! Thank you for sharing!

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  157. This card would definitely be happy mail!

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    1. Fantastic card. Loving the white details to each of the flowers. TFS

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  158. Nice presentation on the dark grey card...

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  159. Loved this card- thanks for sharing!

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  160. 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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  161. I think that I am going to have to get some oxide inks. Very cute!

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  162. The new oxide inks just pop on the dark gray cardstock! So pretty!

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  163. Love the look of the distress oxides

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  164. Distress oxide inks look fab on a black background. Looks like chalk on a blackboard. Thanks.

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  165. I like the Distress Oxide ink look. Pretty cards.

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  166. Your cards are delightful. Thanks for sharing.

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  167. Such lovely cards. Thank you for the great ideas!

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  168. So glad to see the oxide inks in use.
    I have the set but haven't used them yet.
    The colors are so soft and muted - beautiful.
    The card is fantastic.
    thanks for sharing.

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  169. Love how the Distress oxide inks look on dead cardstocks. Beautiful card!

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