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Mike, you used the top note die perfectly. I love the woodgrain background. The two sets of different flowers anchor the bottom of the card and add so much textural interest.
Fabulous card

Ann Schach

Absolutely stunning, Mike! It's perfect in every way...including the pearls. This is my favorite floral stamp set. I always forget to use the Top Note die. It really is a classic!


Love this rustic take on the colors, Mike! That woodgrain makes such a great background for your flowers!

Sandy M

Wonderful card, Mike! I love the hardwood/ top note background and those lovely flowers.


Gorgeous card, Mike! I love the sponging on the Hardwood. It adds a lot of depth to it.

Nance Leedy

Your purist approach to the color challenge cracks me up! I'm, glad you embraced some neutrals coz I don't think of them as "colors" either. Love your hardwood background especially with the sponging and the Stippled Blossom on BB with CC ink is gorgeous! Just what I had in mind with these colors, too!

Nancy Lempinen

Very pretty card,I love the way the flower color pops on the blue card base and the wood center sets everything off.

Claire Broadwater

Mike, this card is fabulous! I love the use of the negative space for the hardwood and then the way it frames your flowers is genius! XX


Great take on the challenge, Mike! I like how you sponged the hardwood, such a nice effect.

Carol Carriveau

Love the Top Note die and the wood grain stamp on that fab shape and on the leaves....your flowers are beautifully colored! This piece should be on a frame...loving it!

Andrea W

Lovely card Mike! The flowers are gorgeous framing the wonderful hardwood center.

Joanne James

I love how you used the top note negative space to frame the hardwood background, then layered the flowers on the front. Lots of dimension without making the card too bulky! Love your thoughts on purist colouring - normally I would agree, but I did sneak a little kraft onto my card this week (as an alternative to white as my neutral ;-) - felt a little naughty though!!)

Mitzi Luttrull

I like how you used the Top Note die cut with the blue paper. Very nice card.


Mike!! You did it again...I'm in love with this card.
I have attached it to my "Mike to do Honey list".


Beautiful, Mike. I love how you aged the Hardwood.


Fabulous card Mike. That fourth color must have made it easier for the purist to enjoy the challenge completely. ;-) come Monday, I'll be able to give these challenges a try. Looking forward to that. TFS, hugs Jess

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