Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello everyone! Danielle here with a fun card as part of Taheerah's Advent Calendar Extravaganza!
Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

For my card today I used our Merry and Bright Dies, along with my Gansai Tambi watercolors.  This card was very easy to put together, and could easily be made as a set, or mass produced using different colors!  To create it, I simply die cut the larger open shadow die from a 4" x 5.25" panel of card stock. On a second panel of watercolor paper I chose one shade of red watercolor paint, and created a simple gradient background.  Once the paint dried, I adhered the die cut panel on top of the watercolor panel with foam tape. I then stuck on the die cut sentiment, and placed the completed panel on a card front.





It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Neat and Tangled so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.comevery day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time!

Thanks for stopping by!
Danielle


203 comments

  1. So simple but effective! Great idea.

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  2. It's simple in design, but has a great impact. I am loving the shadow dies: so many possibilities! Thanks for this one.

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  3. Oh WOW Danielle, I LOVE THIS! How pretty AND simple! Very nice job!

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  4. I love how you have let the sentiment be the star of the show!! Beautiful! TFS!

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  5. That looks so cool! What a neat and striking technique.

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  6. My CAS-loving heart has been completely captivated by your Merry & Bright sentiment that certainly deserves its solo performance on the stage! Gorgeous! Thank you for joining Taheerah's Extravaganza both as a sponsor and a designer; you've sent my festive spirit soaring!
    ~carol

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  7. Love the clean and simple look. Easy to reproduce.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  8. Awesome CAS card! Love the big Merry & Bright sentiment!

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  9. I love the look you created with the Nice and Neat die. What a stunner!

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  10. Very nice clean and simple card! Love that pop of red on the all white background. Nice work.

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  11. Clean and simple, and perfect! I love the shadow dies with the words and I need some of them soon!

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  12. Very nice CAS card!!! I absolutely love it!!

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  13. Very pretty CAS card! Love the holiday words.
    Thank you for being a sponsor on Taheerah's
    awesome extravaganza!

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  14. Wonderful, simple card - the ombre colouring is stunning!

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  15. What a brilliant way to use the shadow die! Love it!

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  16. So elegant and grabs the essence of the holiday.

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  17. I love how clean this card is! It's great that it's pretty simple for creating multiples!

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  18. Simple and elegant. Great sentiment die.
    DebbieC

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  19. Pretty card! Love the idea of using different colors!

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  20. Fabulous CAS design, Danielle!! I love it!!!

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  21. This is a gorgeous! Love a good CAS card!

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  22. simply delicious. thanks so much for sharing.

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  23. Looks so festive
    and clean!
    Carla from Utah

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  24. Pinning this one. It could be used for so many occasions

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  25. This is such a cute card!!! I love that you kept it simple but festive. It's great to have go to ideas that I can makes multiples of!!

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  26. So simple and yet such impact! This would be awesome for mass producing - love it!

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  27. What an elegant card. It is stunning in it's simplicity!

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  28. LOVE those big word dies on your beautiful card!

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  29. You say easy I say beautiful. This is a very pretty card

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  30. Love this simple, festive card!!! The red and white really POP!!

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  31. Love this CAS card, so elegant and love the ombré red color!

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  32. Exquisite.
    Love the blending of the red.

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  33. So stylish and pretty! Love your simple design!

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  34. Simple but so very effective! Love it!

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  35. This is awesome, and so simple! I LOVE the two-piece die here - I haven't seen a die set like this before. So cool!

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  36. Love the card. It's simple, but so elegant. Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Extravaganza.

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  37. Very fun card! Love the simplistic design & pretty coloring.

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  38. Crisp, CAS and sensational, Danielle ... so striking! Anita :)

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  39. I love the clean simplicity of this!

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  40. The simplicity of it gives the card a softer message. Love the merry and bright font too! Thank you for sharing.

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  41. What a beautiful eye-catching card!

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  42. }Love the crisp and clean look! Beautiful red and white card!

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  43. I LOVE it! It's a perfect CAS Christmas card!

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  44. Simple and bright and is clean and crisp.

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  45. Oooh this card is so simple and sweet:)

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  46. So gorgeous and CAS!! Love that watercolored background you created

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  47. Love the gradient look Danielle!

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  48. Great card! Thanks to Neat and Tangled for sponsoring this fun extravaganza!!

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  49. Love the simplicity but still so elegant.

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  50. Great dies and the graduated color..."ombré". Love the card, simple but beautiful!

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  51. Wow! Great and easy idea. Must give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

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  52. Stunning card.
    The vivid red really makes
    the sentiment pop.
    Fantastic card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  53. Love the impact of this simple design.

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  54. That's a cool trick, thanks for sharing!

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  55. I like the method, and I like the impact.

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  56. I love this card. I had to take a second look at it. It's awesome

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  57. Love your card Danielle, the red really makes the card pop. Great font type. Simple and yet it stands out beautifully.

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  58. What a great card....I was needing some quick ideas! Thanks!

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  59. so simple yet such great dimension!

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  60. Oh this is a special die, Love it!

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  61. I love your CAS card! The graduated watercolour with all that white really makes the die-cut sentiment pop!

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  62. So Christmasy in such a beautiful way! Love the simplicity.

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  63. Watercoloring was a great way to go with this - very pretty.

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  64. Wonderful CAS design...love that die!!

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  65. Like the idea to watercolor the background for the die cut.

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  66. A simple design but the bold color makes it stand out.

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  67. Beautiful card! Love the simplicity

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  68. It's a simple card but it's not. It's not simple because I don't have a die cutter so I can't make this. However, it's 2 words and paint. That is simple and your right, you could do a whole bunch of these in different colors and mass produce them. A plain and simple card that really isn't so simple for those of use without die cutters but plain all the same. No glitter, no sequins and no embossing. I like it!

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  69. I'm a fan of clean and simple. Your card is lovely and versatile. Great die, too.
    Ingrid

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  70. Lovely radiant background! Love the clean and simple look.

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  71. Your Merry & Bright die is my favorite and looks stunning in red against the stark white!!

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  72. I like the big impact this die makes without all the fuss?

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  73. Love this simple yet festive design.

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  74. Love the ombre effect! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  75. I love this clean and striking design!

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  76. Beautiful card, and I always love something that is not too complicated at this time of year as I am lucky to get my Christmas cards done in time. I have been wanting to try one of those color gradient backgrounds, looks like fun!

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  77. I love simple cards like this and the red background is perfect!

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  78. Simple and beautiful....well simple for you don't know if I could blend like that!

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  79. LOVE, Love, Love the Ombre effect - stunning card!

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  80. Fabulously CASE - love it! The water coloring is stunning!

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  81. Love the simplicity and unique design. Also the ombre effect is so beautiful!.

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  82. Awesome card! Love the Merry & Bright die!

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  83. Stunning! The red background sets of this great die so beautifully...thanks for sponsoring a day of the extavaganza!!

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  84. What a gorgeous CAS design! Beautiful card. :-)

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  85. Simply adorable!Clean and simple :)

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  86. such a classy CAS card - love it!!

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  87. Love the dies. The way you made the simple quick card is AMAZING!

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  88. Great clean and simple card and very striking I may add. Cheers.

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  89. Fantastic design...love the color contrast!

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  90. I like the simplicity and elegance of your card!

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  91. What a great card. And the ombre watercoloring makes "bright" really, well, bright! :-)

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  92. I really like the look of this card: Bright and simple and RED! Very cool!

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  93. Ombré! Great and funky font! Amazing execution! Just love this card.....and all of the color opportunities it provides.

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  94. Absolutely love this clean and simple card. Thank you so much for sharing

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  95. I love this! Have to give this a try.

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  96. Love this card. I will need to try this one for sure!

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  97. Thank you, Danielle. The watercolor is very nice. I love the sentiment

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  98. Love the clever way you designed the sentiment.

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  99. Love your card. Thank you for sharing.

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  100. Love the gradient color background in one of my favorite colors - red! So fresh and lovely!

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  101. What a beautiful, clean and simple Card! It is just lovely in its simplicity and bright red background! Thanks for sharing!

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  102. Great card.... with the water color paper behind to showcard "Merry and Bright."

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  103. Brilliant CAS card, I really really love the idea, I need to try that!

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  104. Great card for last minute cards that I always seem to need! LOVE the red and white.

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  105. Great CAS card that really grabs your attention!

    Sammibug in Ohio

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  106. Great card simple but the sentiment is awesome and I love the rich color!

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  107. This is really beautiful and now I need this die! Lol. Love it!

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  108. Beautiful! Love the simplicity & wonderful colors on it!

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  109. lovely and streamlined! Merry Christmas!

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  110. Great clean and simple holiday card!

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  111. love how bold and festive this looks!

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  112. Wow, that is so cool! Love it!

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  113. Fun! That gradient background really adds dimension under the solid white sentiment!

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  114. Great card. Love the demension you achieved and the ombré effect.

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  115. What a clean, simple and wonderful card! I love it! Thank you for taking the time to share--especially during this busy, busy time of year! (Peg)

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  116. Great way to use a shadow die!

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  117. Sweet card!! Perfect for some mass production!!

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  118. I like the simplicity of your pretty card.

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  119. The simplicity of this card is amazing!!! Love it!!!

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  120. Simple and gorgeous, what a delight!

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  121. Strikingly simple and the color you chose for the background is a lovely red shade. I'm a sucker for CAS cards and this one is genius.

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  122. OMG!! I love this!! I love the color. I love the simplicity! Great job!!

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  123. Cute and simple! Very easy to make a card set. Thanks for sharing!

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  124. Clean and simple, yet very beautiful!

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  125. Beautiful ombre design...love the CAS look.

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  126. What a punch your design packs. Love all your handwritten designs. TFS.

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  127. This is gorgeous! Simple but so incredibly striking.

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  128. love it bold and beautiful yet so simple!

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  129. CAS but fabulous. Thank you for the idea.

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  130. So simple, yet so effective! And the ombre look is fab! I wish I was good with CAS cards, I really do! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!

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  131. Great idea for an easy but stunning Christmas card

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  132. wow! that ombre is perfection!! i'm in awe!

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  133. Ooo . . . this is super CAS and super fabulous!!

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  134. Classic and gorgeous! Love the ombre detail!

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  135. What a cool way to use a die cut and negative!! Lovely background!!
    Thank you for sponsoring this fun extravaganza!

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  136. Simple, but a great way to show how to utilize the negative die cut part!

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  137. That is quite beautiful- and it looks do-able! Thank you so much for sharing! I definitely have to try this :)

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  138. Gorgeous and yet so simple!! Love your card!

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  139. I love the clean and simple look of your card.

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  140. Love the ombre look that makes this pop. So simple and clean. Thank you!

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  141. So beautiful - love the ombre effect, it really gives depth to the design, thanks for sharing!

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