Altenew July 2018 Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hi Crafters,
I'm excited to be a part of another Altenew release featuring some stunning stencil. I wanted to something a little different than the usual ink blending and I had never tried out embossing with a stencil so I thought I would give it a try! In today's cards, I used the Aztec Motif and the Mega Hydrangea stencil.



This card was inspired by a monochromatic background technique that I learned in Polychromatic Class over at Altenew Academy. I wanted to create a subtle white on white detail (monochromatic) for effect on this card. This card is one of my submissions to the Altenew Educator Program which I hope to finish next month. In order to finish off the card after I embossed the background, I used the Thinking of You die and layered it using gold and black cardstock. I really wanted to create a beautiful focal point since the background is very subtle.



For my next card, I spread some Gold Glimmer Paste across the Aztec Motif stencil. I love how the gold ties into the Aztec theme and it looks so elegant. I paired it with a sentiment from the Dearest Friend stamp, a personal favourite of mine that I reach to time and time again!


To celebrate this release, I am giving away $30 on my blog! Additionally, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here and on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, July 12th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/15/2018.


Congratulations Lolita!



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144 comments

  1. Thank you for sharing this really cool technique in embossing with that gorgeous stencil! Both card are lovely and the glimmer paste matches the theme of the Aztec stencil perfectly! 💕bkchester

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  2. You are awesome!...I always learn new techniques from you. Thanks so much!

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  3. Love Love your cards! So clean crisp and beautiful. You always inspire me especially when I lose my mojo...then I start up again in creating cards.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Love your card. Thank you for sharing your talents!

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  5. Your cards are simple, lovely and turn out so well. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. These are awesome cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Love the new stencils! I liked what you did on the Aztec with gold on top. That is really classic. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

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  8. I love the way the embossed hydrangea turned out. So pretty!

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  9. love that aztec stencil!! and of course all your videos :)

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  10. Love your tutorials. Going to try these techniques.

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  11. Absolutely beautiful set of cards. Loved all of them! Thank you much for inspiring and for the opportunity to win!

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  12. Just love your quick and elegant cards.

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  13. Like the glimmer paste effect.Great ideas with the stencils.

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  14. Hey Justine, you've done it again! Inspired me with these lovely CAS cards. Offsetting the black sentiment on the gold is so effective. The Mega Hydrangea is my favourite stencil from this release. I keep forgetting about embossing my few stencils, so thanks for the reminder. Cheers from the West coast of BC.

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  15. That Gold Glimmer Paste across the Aztec Motif stencil! Wow! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Beautiful treatment and use of a stencil!

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  17. Follow you all the time because you make such wonderful cards and I love Altenew!

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  18. Lovely cards. Definitely need to try embossing with stencils.

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  19. Thanks for sharing these great cards. The gold and black and white is such a sophisticated look, love it!

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  20. Great stencils and lovely ideas.

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  21. That Aztec Motif card is just stunning! It looks so elegant! Your hydrangea card is lovely as well but I just love the look of that gold glimmer paste.

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  22. Beautiful cards! I love the clean and simple look, they're stunning!

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  23. Great cards and I love the gold with this stencil. So pretty!

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  24. Love these cards and tecniques. You're a great instructor!

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  25. LOVE the dry embossing with the stencil!

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  26. Gorgeous cards and great techniques. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  27. First let me thank you for that great video. It is always so helpful to see that visual. Great cards...thank you so very much.

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  28. I love the gold glimmer paste. I only have the white. Sometimes I use embossing paste and put embossing powder on top. So many options to use with stencils.

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  29. Thanks for the video. I love to see how the cards are made. It makes such a difference.

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  30. Stencils are so versatile and I love seeing the many ideas you can do with them. Always look forward to yours and really like your simple creativity. Thank you.

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  31. Your two cards are beautiful ! Thank you to share your creativity with us (and to remind me to use my stencil for dry embossing. I never think about it when it's a fantastic technique, as you've proved it !)

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  32. These are some more spectacular and unique stencils. Love the amazing results that you achieved with these, and I already have some on my wish list. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. Stunning! Love these stencils.

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  34. Beautiful cards! I love the Aztec stencil, especially in gold.
    That's stunning.

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  35. Love these stencils. I need to add them and some of the sprays to my crafting tools.

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  36. wonderful techniques, Justine - thanks for sharing them along with your lovely cards using these new stencils!

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  37. Truly beautiful backgrounds. The stencils are the star of the show.

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  38. I really like both of these cards. So pretty and elegant.

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  39. Oops, personal email coming too. I love the simple design, that paste is amazing!

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  40. Love the tone on tone of your first card, and the layering of the black on gold is an eye popper! And as soon as my stencil order arrives, I'll be using my gold glitter paste to replicate your second card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  41. love your cards - very elegant:)

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  42. Both cards are stunning. I never think to use my stencils to emboss--must try it! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  43. I like the cards in white with pops of color, will try this

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  44. Thanks for using the stencil to emboss. I have only used my Gemini Jr. to die cut. This is great. Also, because of you, I purchased my first Altenew stamp set and love the sentiments. Keep up the great work.

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    1. Congratulations Lolita! You are the winner of the gift certificate. Please email me by July 20th to claim your prize :) jJust use the contact form at the bottom of the website!

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  45. I just love what uve done here....gorgeous!

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  46. I always appreciate your simple but elegant designs, because they really show that you don't need a TON of supplies to make beautiful cards

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  47. Love the monochromatic card and the Aztec motif card is beautiful! Great use of the new stencils.

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  48. I really like your Aztec card with the gold glittery embossing paste!

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  49. Love the hydrangea card! It’s very simple and classy!

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  50. Beautiful cards, Justine! Love the new stencil release.

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  51. Lovely cards! I haven't tried embossing on a stencil but can't wait to try.

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  52. I love your gold, glittery stencil designs! This is so pretty, and so heartfelt!

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  53. Love the Hydrangea stencil and your cards are so pretty!

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  54. I am finding so much inspiration in this blog hop! Your aztec motif friendship card is amazing! Gina

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  55. Both cards are beautiful. I do love that mega hydrangea stencil!

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  56. Thanks for the inspiration and those lovely cards

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  57. so many great ideas for the stencils. thanks as always for sharing.

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  58. Love your use of the stencils and the Thinking of You did is great

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  59. The gold glitter paste with that stencil is so divine.

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  60. As always, awesome techniques.Thank you!

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  61. Cool white on white background! Makes the texture pop!

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  62. I enjoyed your video I learned something new! I didn’t know you could use a stencil as a embossing folder look! Thanks so much

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  63. Your video is always such a delight to watch, Justine! I am so glad that you enter your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work!

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  64. I had forgotten that stencils can be ran through die cutting machines (with the proper mats, of course.) Thanks for the reminder. Great cards!

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  65. Your monochromatic designs are so elegant! Its amazing what can be done with stencils, especially the lovely ones from Altenew.

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  66. I love your ideas for using these gorgeous stencils, Justine! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  67. Beautiful use of stencils…all cards are gorgeous!!

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  68. Gorgeous cards. I
    love the Aztec Motif
    stencil card.
    Carla from Utah

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  69. Love the new cards. What would you use to emboss with a stencil on on Big shot? Same shims? Thanks!!

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  70. Love your use of the glimmer paste!!

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  71. I love all of the new ideas!

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  72. I love the monochromatic look, I love all the new stencils altenew has been releasing recently. Thanks for sharing.

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  73. Love how elegant both cards turned out. I was a bit on the fence about the Aztec stencil but after seeing your card you've given me inspiration on how to use it!

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  74. I love the tone-on-tone looks with these stencils.

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  75. Love the clean, crisp look of your cards.

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  76. Love the technique - can't wait to try it out for myself!

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  77. Very cool. Always love your cards. I don't have many stencils myself, but I think I need to pull them out and play a little!

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  78. Love cards, Justine, and great techniques.

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  79. The thinking of you with the embossed background is stunning.

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  80. Both of your cards are beautiful! I really love the look of the gold glimmer paste :)

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  81. Beautiful backgrounds, the new stencils look awesome! Love your CAS style!

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  82. Pretty cards . Love these gold embossing

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  83. Love the simple and elegant look of these cards. Love the gold!

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  84. I love the glimmer paste that you used on the stencil!

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  85. Thanks for reminding us to use stencils to dry emboss. I had forgotten that trick.

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  86. I just love this stencil release! So versatile. Great variety. Can't wait to try them. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  87. You have created such wonderful texturized backgrounds Justine! All your cards are gorgeous, thanks for the inspiration!

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  88. Love your cards and these stencils!!!!

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  89. Love your cards and always love your videos!!

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  90. I love the subtleness of your first card using the Mega Hydrangea stencil. It is an elegant background, and then by layering the sentiment it just begs to be given to someone special. Thanks for sharing your work.

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  91. NICE and ELEGANT card! Great use of the stencil too!!

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  92. Your cards are gorgeous. I didn't know you could emboss with a stencil so I will be trying this out for myself. Love the glitter paste on the Aztec stencil. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  93. Beautiful cards. I really can't wait to try glitter paste! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  94. These cards look awesome!! I've yet to try using anything other than inks for my stencil, but that glitter paste looks amazing!

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  95. Love these cards! Simple but sweet!

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  96. Beautiful card! I love the shimmer you added. :)

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  97. Didn't think I was going to like the gold in the background and the black on top, but you're right it looks very classy! Another great release

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  98. Wonderful cards- and a great idea to use the stencil to emboss the pattern - I am very inspired by that card and have to give that a try myself!

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  99. Lovely cards !! A beautiful way to use the new products!

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  100. Beautiful cards, Justine! I love the clean, simple designs. The gold glimmer paste is fabulous with the Aztec stencil!

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  101. Love this technique and how your cards turned out!

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  102. So beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful ideas for these great new stencils!

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  103. Bold,graphic and beautiful! Fantastic cards.

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  104. Loved your card idea and how beginner friendly it was. I subscribe to your youtube channel and the video mentioned a giveaway, Is there a giveaway on your blog that I am over looking? Or did I misunderstand? Thank you again for all of the inspiration and beautiful cards you have showed us how to make.

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  105. I love dry embossing stencils. I find stencils to be so inexpensive and so very versatile. I love how your dry embossing turned out and the gold on the aztec looks beautiful!

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  106. Love this video and all your ideas. Thanks for sharing. I will be giving this technique a try.

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  107. Great cards using the new stencils!

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  108. Absolutely love ur cards. Simple and quick techniques. Tsmfs. Stay blessed n talented

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  109. Pretty cards! I am loving these stencil techniques!

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  110. Love both these cards. My favorite is the first one -- so elegant.

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  111. Love your cards! That gold glitter paste on the Aztec stencil is amazing!

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  112. Such wonderful cards.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  113. Both cards are simmple but elegant! Thaks for sharing.

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  114. beautiful with the gold and that stencil!

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  115. Your cards are fabulous! LOVE them both ♥

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  116. Pretty cards. I like the sparkle.

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  117. Both cards are very elegant, I love them. I haven't tried glimmer paste on stencils yet but I definitely will start. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  118. Stunning white on white embossing and then with the golden glitz of the Nuvo paste! Really beautifully done, Justine!
    Beverly Jordan
    @jordanbev5 on IG

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  119. Love the new release. And the inspiration cards are gorgeous! Love the touch of gold.

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  120. Wonderful, I would never have thought of embossing with stencils.

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  121. Awesome techniques Justine! Thanks so much for sharing your video.

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  122. I love your use of the Aztec motif stencil!!. Stunning!!.

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  123. Hi Justine :) I love the gold glimmer on the Aztec stencil card and the beautiful contrast on the Thinking of You card! TFS :)

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  124. I love these stencils. Altenew has such beautiful products. I really enjoy your youtube cards and techniques.

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  125. I forget that you can use stencils for embossing, so thank you for reminding me of that, and showing off two of Altenew's prettiest new stencils!

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  126. Absolutely gorgeous cards! Love the gold paste on the Aztec card!

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  127. Awesome great design really i like this model.
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