Thursday, July 15, 2010

Crisp Round Apples

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!

Here is my creation for today.



This card is a 5-1/2" square cut from a caramel color cardstock and stamped with the crackle background stamp from Background Fun using Ruby Red ink.

The sentiment is stamped onto vanilla cardstock with chocolate chip pigment ink and embossed with clear. That was cut/embossed using Spellbinders Deckled Mega Rectangles and sponged with Ruby Red ink and backed with a rounded corner rectangle of the blue dp. I popped this panel up with foam squares and onto the Big Scalloped Square, backed by another square with rounded corners. I stamped the apple border onto the solid dp after inking the stamp with versamark and Ruby Red ink and stamping end to end and clear embossing. That is backed with the Spellbinders Big Scalloped Petites cut from the coordinating stripe paper. The largest apple is stamped with versamark and Ruby Red ink and clear embossed before being cut out and popped up in the lower right corner. I added a double bow of light blue dotted ribbon to the sentiment panel. I hope you like my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday July 16: Apples and Camellia
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-
Dawn
Liz
Claudine-
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32 comments:

Roxie said...

Nice paper pieced apple, cute card!

Becky said...

How created, love the dp.

Winnie and Patty said...

Karen--beautiful card. Love all the layers!!! TFS

peggysue said...

pretty, I like the combination of the crackle with the apple. So much detail!

Jess said...

Lovely card!

Heather said...

I love how cute this card is.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Layers and texture, how awesome!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Nice warm colors, and a great paper pieced apple! Great borders and background! Nice job on this beauty!

Sarah A said...

Love the paper pieced apple and the colours are so shabby chic warm!

Sarah x

Debbie said...

This card is so great! I love the country look to it. You are very talented.

Liz Williams said...

I love the designed paper and how you paper pieced the apple. I'm going to have to try that. That is my favorite technique.

Susan said...

very pretty

Carol Dee said...

Unique card.

Super Jen said...

so soft

jdmommy said...

Love all the crackle, and thanks for the RED!!

mmwilken said...

My, what a pretty card. Love the crackle too and colors!

Lillian said...

Nice job with your paper piecing, thanks for sharing.

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful card!

Bev E said...

Great card! I am loving this blog hop. Thanks.

Jennifer S. said...

Great job. Love the use of background stamp,patterned paper and layout. Just fantastic.

Heather B said...

Cool background and colors.

Holly said...

so pretty, love the design

Dawn Mercedes said...

Oooh...fun card! great patterns!

marilynprestonn said...

Very pretty apple card, love the papers.

Emily Keaton said...

I love the aged, vintage look you used with that beautiful apple, Karen! Nicely done :)

Theresa said...

Great vintage look with background and colors. Great Job!

Claudine Poch said...

Nice layout and use of patterns!

Sue D said...

I like the subtle colors on this card.

Amanda B said...

like the colours! different! good job!

Karen said...

Really pretty "shabby chic" card...

GreenScrap said...

Love these new stamps!! ANd the paper is gorgeous!!

Connie said...

Love your creativity Karen! It all goes so well and the ribbon is the perfect choice.
Connie