Thursday, September 9, 2010

Welcome to the MFP September Blog Hop! This month, we’ve added two new DT members and have shortened link lists! And…LOOK for a NEW LINK LIST TOMORROW!!!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets: Autumn Fun, Broom Rides, Stinky Situation, and Thankful Mums and Pumpkins. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase NOW!

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9/9 THURSDAY Stinky Situation




I hope you don't think my card STINKS!!!! LOL

I stamped these wonderful trees from this fun set using black ink and stamping onto white cs. I used Copic markers to color the sky between the trees. Next I inked up the tree - yes the tree - from the set Regal and Proud which was released last month using one shade of green ink and then thumping with two more shades of green markers before stamping (three times) onto the bottom of the tree panel to give the look of bushes. Isn't that great? I love thinking of other ways to use my stamps. Next I cut/embossed that panel using the oval Spellbinders die. I cut the next smaller shape into the green cs square and aligned it with the opening and leaving a 1/16" edge of green around the panel. I cut the black cardstock to size and positioned my oval opening panel in place, adhering with a removable adhesive on one edge, then slipping the oval I had cut from the tree panel below it and adhering to the black panel. Next I popped the panel with the opening into place using foam squares to pop it up. Next I stamped the three skunks and cut them out. Can you see all three? One is tucked back onto the back tree panel with just a little of him showing in the oval. The other two are popped up and their tails curled a little for a bit more dimension. The sentiment is stamped with black onto the white cs and punched out and then added to a black punched oval to make it stand out. This was all mounted onto a white card and the inside stamped with the small skunk on the bottom right and the bigger skunk was stamped and cut out and added to the top left corner of the inside with a little foam square below the tail toadd more dimension. I left plenty of space for an apology. Sometimes you just need to tell someone that you stink and you are sorry! Or is that just me? lol

So there you go! Now go visit these great designer's blogs for more inspiration:
Nancyruth
Lois
Vicky
Jeanne
Anne
Emily
Karen-That's me! You are here!
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Claudine
Dawn
Joanne T
Nicole
Marilynn
Mark’s Finest Papers

Thanks for stopping by! One more big blog hop day tomorrow, so be sure to come on back!

37 comments:

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Your card definitely does not stink! Love the way you did the trees! They really stand out.

Vicky Gould said...

Great use of this set!!!

Karen said...

I like what you created....

Doris said...

Nice way to apologize!

Lois said...

I would never have thought the "bushes" were from that tree! Very creative.

Dawn Mercedes said...

Oh you posed these critters like an earlier card! Great minds think alike. I'm glad MFP has so many great designers!!

Liz Williams said...

Love the oval spotlighting on this.

Markie's Mom said...

Karen, this is FABULOUS!!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I have a little stinker that visits at night and although it is not always a pleasant visit they are cute. This card is cute!

Janet said...

Very nice--I like the oval on the front. It really catches my eye.

Erin K said...

This is beautiful. I love your sky and the cute skunk family.

jdmommy said...

Fab bushes! Do I have the wrong address for you???????????????????????PLMK!

tlgirl353 said...

Nope, your card does NOT stink-it's so cute!

Carol Dee said...

Another Cute Skunk card. The trees for shrubs was a great idea!

Rosemary said...

your card is just gorgeous!

jovialjudi said...

Adorable!!!!!!!!!!

Lagene said...

SOOO stinkin CUTE!

Emily Keaton said...

Adorable, Karen!! Great scene :)

Tanya said...

So pretty, love your little scene.

redwasher1 said...

Karen, absolutely delightful!!!!!!!!!!

Diane said...

At first I thought the inside might read, "...therefore I am." ;) I love the blue between the trees to really hilight them.

Claudine Poch said...

Such a cute skunk family! Your birch trees look wonderful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Karen - I like the way you colored the sky in between the trees! Nice job on the inside too!

Lindsey said...

This card most certainly doesn't stink, and the tree oval sends it right over the top!

Gail said...

nice touch with the circle..gives it some pop..tfs..loves ya

Payne Holler Cards said...

nice touch with the oval!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Nice smooth color job with the copic for the sky. I thought the trees had been cut out and placed on that color of paper.

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like how you made the bushes.

Ola said...

Your card absolutely does not stink.... very cute!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Denise said...

Very cute card!
DeniseB

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your card doesn't stink, but it is stinkin' cute! I love the trees in the background and I love the skunks!

Susan Raihala said...

Karen, the blue sky and green foliage creates such a wonderful scene for your cute skunk family!

Karen said...

No stinking there! Love the oval that spotlights the tree trunks.

Connie said...

Stinkin' is right, stinkin' cute that is! Great ideas Karen!
Connie

Sandy said...

Wow, this is awesome!

Helen F. said...

Love your stinkin' cute card :o!

Bev Gerard said...

LOL ...
Totally Stinkylicious, Ms. Karen! Darlin' too!

~Bev