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!
Wednesday July 14: Southwest Cowboy
July Guest Designer- Melisa Waldorf-
Karen- That's me and you are here!
Mark’s Finest Papers -
Do you know a cowboy that has a birthday coming up? I do! My brother, Chad. This should be perfect for him.
The stamp was inked with versamark ink and then Ruby Red ink before stamping onto the card stock. I then dipped it into clear detail embossing powder and heated it. This was cut/embossed with the Spellbinders oval, then the edges and even the cowboy were sponged using Vintage Photo distress ink. That is layered onto a black cs oval. The star behind him is copper foil from Spellbinders which was embossed with the Cuttlebug stars folder and sanded. The edges were colored black with a permanent marker. The background is Ruby Red cardstock embossed with the stars folder again and matted with black to make it pop. The oval and the star were all popped up with foam squares. The birthday greeting was stamped onto the same cs as the cowboy using Vintage Photo distress ink and the edges sponged. It was curled a little and a knot of help added. The bottom border strip is Chocolate Box Core'dinations cs which was also embossed using the stars folder and sanded to bring out that turquoise color from the back. See the brads on the ends? I created those by punching a 1/4" hole into scraps of the copper embossed foil, centering that hole and punching a 1/2" hole. I ran them through my Xyron X to apply adhesive. Those were mounted onto black cs 1/2" punched pieces and then a copper brad added to the centers. I applied those to the strip using foam squares. I wrapped the hemp around the card twice and tied it with two small pieces of hemp, then added the button which was threaded with embroidery floss.
Well that's it. I hope you like it. I'm sure you will love this Southwest Cowboy stamp set. It's a great one.
Thanks for stopping by!