Monday, July 12, 2010

Background, background, background, background!

Mark's Finest Papers' Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop. Our very talented Design Teams have created exciting paper crafts for your inspiration. With the addition of New Design Team members, this is going to be a really fun-packed Hop! Sit back, and hold on to your mouse! This is going to be a FABULOUS ride! Come Hop along with us!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Background Fun, Southwest Cowboy, Flourishes & Frame, and Apples & Camellia. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on July 13, 14, 15, and 16, 2010. On Saturday, (July 17, 2010), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day. ( There will be four different winners, one winner for each day.)

SO THAT MEANS IF YOU MISSED A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE OTHER CHANCES WIN! And, you can go back and comment, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!

Tuesday July 13: Background Fun
July Guest Designer- Melisa Waldorf-
Nancyruth -
Lois -
Vicky-
Jeanne -
Anne-
Debbie-
Peggysue-
Faith -
Susan-
Judi-
Patty-
Karen- That's me and you are here!
Connie-
Roxie-
Vicki-
Cathleen-
Claudine-
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Here is the card I created featuring Background Fun.



I stamped the bg stamp onto white cardstock using: So Saffron, Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery and Regal Rose ink, then cut/embossed using Spellbinders labels Twelve. These were popped up with dimensionals onto Brocade Blue cardstock, then white, then Certainly Celery. I used Xyron to apply adhesive to the back of the lusckious chocolate satin ribbon (also from MFP) before applying it to the square and then embossing with Cuttlebug's Diamond Plate folder. That embosses the ribbon as well as the cs. I used the label punch on This was mounted onto a 5-1/2" square of So Saffron cardstock. The corners are pierced and a rhinestone added.

The sentiment is stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto a piece of So Saffron patterned paper and cut/embossed with Spellbinders Petite Oval and backed with a chocolate scalloped petite oval. A knot of that wonderful ribbon was added to the top of the sentiment panel.

Thanks for stopping by!

38 comments:

Carol Dee said...

Fun way to showcase the basket weave stamp.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous card Karen! :):):):):):)

Becky said...

Great card..

Vicky Gould said...

What a great layout to showcase the background! Love it, Karen!

Lois said...

Cool layout, Karen. Gorgeous card!!!

Susan Raihala said...

Gorgeous! Lovely use of color and shapes!

Susan said...

very pretty!

Dawn Mercedes said...

What a simple way to showcase this new stamp! Very clever!

Vicki Dutcher said...

OH! This is great!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is such a great use of color and background! Very chic!

KellyG said...

Very nice card

Sue W said...

Great way to showcase this background stamp!

Debbie Seyer said...

Just lovely, Karen!

Claudine Poch said...

Very pretty card and layout.

Connie said...

Love how you showcased this image Karen! Very imaginative.
Connie

Super Jen said...

Way to make use of the basket weave. Thank you for the inspiration.

Karen said...

Such a pretty example of the basket weave background stamp. Like the colors you used!

Virgo5 said...

Great layout and use of the basket weave background!

Holly said...

love the new backgrounds

Jennifer S. said...

Nice card. Love the layout.

peggysue said...

Great way to use the backgrounds, looks marvelous!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Wonderful sketch to showcase the background stamp!

jdmommy said...

Karen, I just love those four pieces in diff colors showing the bg in basketweave. Great job, GF!

Lillian said...

This is a different style background - cute idea!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Very clever! cute card!

Sue D said...

Great way to show off the basketweave stamp in different colors.

Winnie and Patty said...

How cute is this with all the colors!!! I think this is a wondeful card!!!! TFS!

Emily Keaton said...

This is so sweet, Karen! I love how you stamped that pretty basketweave background in four different colors. Super job showcasing this set :)

redwasher1 said...

Your card is just wonderful!

Linda said...

that looks like quick and easy fun card to make.

Francie G. said...

Wonderful use of the basket weave! Love the sentiment!

youiesmom said...

Nice looking card. I like the coloring.
Babe

Theresa said...

So creative ...great use of the basket weave.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Oh, I like what you did with the weaves...can see it on a baby "blanket" card!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Cheerful.

Jess said...

Lovely and colourful card!

Heather said...

Love the layout.

Sarah A said...

Love how you have used the basket weave stamp on your layout!

Sarah x