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 to inspire you, this is going to be a really fun-packed Hop!
We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Tweet Blessings, Flourished Sea Creatures, Regal & Proud, and Owl Be Here. 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 August 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2010. On Saturday, (August 14, 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.)
THAT MEANS IF YOU MISSED A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE OTHER CHANCES WIN! And, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!
Tuesday, August 10-Tweet Blessings
Where do you get inspiration? Me - everywhere! I was watching one of my favorite programs on TV "Color Splash" and they showed a lamp shade that inspired this card.
I stamped the bird using Ballet Blue ink onto white cardstock and then added the flourish from Flourishes and Frame with Creamy Caramel ink. The sentiment is also stamped with that ink. I then cut/embossed the panel using Spellbinders Labels 8 and sponged the edges with Creamy Caramel. I added a teeny blue jewel (from Taylored Expressions) for the eye. I also added just a teeny dot of Clear Rock Candy stickles to the centers of the flowers on the bird, trying to keep it subtle. I cut a rectangle from the Ballet Blue cs just a bit bigger than the panel and rounded the corners before mounting my image panel. The card is Ballet Blue. The background panel was created again using the flourish from Flourishes and Frame stamped with Creamy Caramel, cutting and embossing with the larger Labels 8. I then embossed this panel with the Cuttlebug Textile Texture folder and sponged the edges with Creamy Caramel. I wrapped the beautiful blue satin ribbon (also from Mark's Finest Papers) around the card and tied a bow. I popped up the bird panel with foam squares. It's a fairly simple card, but I really like the result. Do you?
August Guest Designer- Wendy-
Karen- That's me and you are here!
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