Friday, August 13, 2010

Blog Hop Day 4

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!

Friday, August 13-Owl Be There
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-
Liz-
Claudine-
Joanne T-
Joanne G -
Mark’s Finest Papers -

And without further ado, here is the card I created for today! I love how this turned out. It was exactly how I had pictured it in my mind.


My first step was to cut the owl shape from the Core'Dinations cardstock using a piece that measures 4 X 5-1/4". I then embossed that with the Cuttlebug Woodgrain folder and then sanded to bring out the red core. Love it!!! Next I positioned that onto the Riding Hood Red card front and using my stamp-a-ma-jig (yes, I love saying that!) stamped the owl and flourish/branch through the cut out shape using Chocolate Chip pigment ink and clear embossing. Next I stamped the sentiment using Riding Hood Red ink and cut/embossed using a Spellbinders Oval die and matting with another oval cut from the Riding Hood Red cardstock. I positioned it onto the card front and pierced through all layers and added the brown brads. Isn't that little owl just too cute peering out through the owl shaped hole?

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments. I hope YOU win!

Hugs,
Karen

31 comments:

Liz Williams said...

Wow,Karen is this ever cute with that owl shaped hole punch. Love the woodgrain and the RED!!!

Heather said...

Wow, love that wood grain embossing and what a cool way to frame the owl. Heather:)

Emily Keaton said...

Adorable, Karen!! This is SO clever. Great wood grain :)

Benzi said...

That sanding did bring out the red core beautifully. Love that woodgrain embossing folder. Adorable card with this owl set.

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love how you placed the stamped image into an owl shape! The sanded woodgrain embossing looks fantastic!

Claudine Poch said...

Great use of your woodgrain folder! This is so nice and woodsy!

jdmommy said...

Karen!! this is such a fabulous idea!! I love how this card turned out.....I guess I need an owl punch after all!! Great job, GF!!!!

Lynn McAuley said...

What an adorable card, Karen!! I am so glad I own this embossing folder!!! I see some owls in its future!!!

karla said...

very cute!

Carol Dee said...

Wood grain Texture plate is perfect with this set.

Michelle VP said...

How perfect to have an owl shaped hole in your tree-trunk. :)

Sue D said...

Very cute--I really like the sanded woodgrain and the owl cutout.

Colleen Dietrich said...

How cute!

Chrissy D said...

Wonderful WOOD look and owl cut out!

redwasher1 said...

Karen your card is gorgeous and I love that background!!

Connie said...

So cute Karen! Like how your sanding turned out.
Connie

Virgo5 said...

Love the wood texture, and neat idea using an owl shaped cut out!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Fabulous card! The embossing, cut out and little swirl beneath the owl image...GREAT!

carrie said...

Very different color scheme. I love it! What a great use for the nestie owl cut out and love the wood grain embossing.

Theresa said...

Great card...love the owl set in the owl shape and great colors. Great use of wood grain embossing. Love this owl stamp set. TFS

CCC said...

Love texture cards. This is a perfect match-owl and tree. Love it.

peggysue said...

I like the woodgrain background with the owl, very cool!

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh Karen--I just love this pink & brown card!!! And the owl cut out is too cute. Great job!!! TFS

Patti P. said...

I love him peering out too! Unique colors and very creative!

njgramma said...

The elements you used all work perfectly to make a great card!

Joanne (jojot) said...

very creative punch...eye catching

Lindsey said...

That was so inspired to frame your owl image in an owl cutout!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great job!

Roxie said...

I like the woodgrain for the owl and pretty cool cut out.

ALICIA said...

Great effect with the sanding. What a perfect punch!

Mary said...

Love your card. great use of punch, papers and very creative. This is my first visit to your site...congrats on the weight loss. I'm at 45 pounds with a bit more to go....you look wonderful!