Thursday, August 12, 2010

Blog Hop Day 3

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!

Here is the card I created using the set Regal & Proud.

I inked the tree stamp with markers using the lightest color of green first and then tapping on two other shades of green before stamping I then used Copic markers to fill in a bit. I used the same technique on the trunk of the tree and the flowers at the base. I added a little red to the flowers with an At You Spica pen. I then inked up the tree two more times using the same technique and stamped the shrubs. I then stamped the soaring eagle. Next I airbrushed the sky and the grass with Copic markers before cutting/embossing with Spellbinders oval die. I then mounted that onto an Always Artichoke Big Scalloped Oval. That is popped up with dimensionals onto the dp card front. The sentiment from thee set is stamped with Chocolate pigment ink and clear embossed before punching out and framing with the hardware. I also added the artichoke organdy ribbon and heated it just a little bit to get the bow to lay the way I wanted it.

Be sure to visit all the blogs and then go to Mark's Finest Papers and let them know you went to all the blogs so you can have a chance to win!

Thursday, August 12-Regal and Proud
August Guest Designer- Wendy-
Nancyruth -
Lois -
Vicky-
Jeanne -
Anne-
Debbie-
Peggysue-
Faith -
Susan-
Judi-
Connie-
Emily-
Karen- That's me and you are here!
Patty-
Roxie-
Vicki-
Julia-
Liz-
Claudine-
Joanne T-
Dawn-
Lynn-
Mark’s Finest Papers -

Thanks for stopping by! Come back tomorrow for Day 4 of the hop!

36 comments:

wendyp said...

What a great idea to use the tree as shrubbery!!! This is gorgeous!!!

Sandra said...

very nice!
Sandra

Emily Keaton said...

Your sentiment says it all--this truly IS beautiful!! I love the scene you created :)

Lois said...

Creative use of the tree -- those shrubs looks great! Lovely card, Karen!

jdmommy said...

WOW! I love it all...the bg dp, the ovals, the tree used as both tree and greenery! WOW!

Heather said...

Gorgeous, I love the softness of this card. Heather:)

Julia Aston said...

I love how you've 'prettied up' this masculine set Karen! what a wonderful scene you created!

Liz Williams said...

You picked the right sentiment all right, this is beautiful. Love the layout.

Dawn Mercedes said...

It's so refreshing to see a sweet styled card from this set! I must try that myself!

Claudine Poch said...

Beautiful scene and colors! Your background is beautiful, as well.

Patti P. said...

You have given this set a whole other look...love the dp's and the way you created your scene is so creative. TFS

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is just lovely with the beautiful coloring! I love the hardware you used for the sentiment panel!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh so pretty! Love the flower soft!

Benzi said...

Beautiful technique on your tree and shrubs. Just a beauty and finished off with the very pretty ribbon!

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this peaceful beauty!! What an awesome design, Karen!!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

So pretty! I love what you chose to do with these images! You showed a different side than most!

HELLO my name is Jill said...

looks like a scene out of a storybook! your cards just keep getting better and better! <3

peggysue said...

Fabulous job on the scene you created, but I have to say I really like the hardware with the sentiment as well, it just completes everything.

Virgo5 said...

Very pretty!

Michelle VP said...

Love the panels for your background and the way you combined colors with your markers for these stamps. :)

Sue D said...

Beautiful card--I like how you inked the tree and made shrubs.

carrie said...

Great card! Love the technique you used to stamp the tree and bushes and the contrast between this technique you used to create the scene and then popped that on top of the background.

Joanne Travis said...

Such a beautiful scene, Karen! Love the layout and dp too.

Roxie said...

Nice job with the scene and great use of images.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great use of the tree!!!

redwasher1 said...

Gorgeous scene and great card!!

Rosemary said...

very pretty!

Carol Dee said...

Pretty scene.

CCC said...

The colors go so well with the tree stamp. Nicely done.

mmwilken said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!! I fell in love with the stamp set that I ordered it today. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

Winnie and Patty said...

Karen--what a pretty card. Totally different take than most of the cards using this set. Very creative!!! TFS

njgramma said...

Very nice.. you show how versatile this set is.

Lindsey said...

What a pretty, peaceful card you've created from this set.

FibreJunky said...

Ooh, I love the earthy colours in this! So soft...

Brenda said...

Lovely card!! I love the shrubs.

ALICIA said...

Your technique leads to an incredible card!