Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers November Blog Hop! Day Three!

Welcome to the MFP November Blog Hop! This month, we are releaseing 6 NEW SETS!

And…LOOK for a NEW LINK LIST TOMORROW!!!

We have 6 New Stamp Sets Released: Brick Wall, Bells on Bobtail, Christmas Postage Due, Bold & Free, Muscial Holiday and Welcome Home. For your convenience, all 6 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 TODAY. On Saturday, (November 13, 2010), a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!) If you miss a day, 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 to showcase the new Welcome Home set. I just love this set. Lighthouses can be used for so many wonderful cards. For this one, I stamped the image onto vanilla card stock and colored with Copic Markers. I sponged light blue around the lighthouse to give it a sky look and then shadowed and sponged the lower portion with a caramel color. I then cut/embossed the image with an oval Spellbinders die then did the cracked glass technique on it. I rubbed in more brown and blue inks to get into the cracks so you could see them better. I then mounted that onto the light brown cardstock which was cut/embossed with Spellbinders Beaded Ovals die and I sponged on the darker brown using the die as a stencil. That is popped up on the blue cardstock. I added a strip of the brown cardstock behind the blue which was cut/embossed with Spellbinders Fancy Tags and then the sentiment was stamped with brown ink and popped up. I added the lace and ribbon bow and the lighthouse charm. All the supplies for this card can be found on the Mark's Finest Papers website. I love that lace.


Nancyruth
Lois
Vicky
Dawn L.
Anne
Emily
Karen- – that’s me and you are already here!
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Claudine
Dawn
Joanne T
Nicole
Marilynn
Geri
Lynn
Mark’s Finest Papers

24 comments:

Lois said...

Your cracked glass technique looks really good with this lighthouse. I like that you added some additional brown over the "glass" to accent the cracks.

Dawn said...

oooh, love the CG! so pretty Karen!!

Susan Raihala said...

Sooooo soft and pretty! Love the lace treatment in the corner especially.

Claudine Poch said...

Gorgeous card and colors! The cracked glass and ribbon add a nice touch!

orangepunkins said...

Pretty card I LOVE the colors!!!

Lynn McAuley said...

Your image looks sensational under the cracked glass, Karen!! What a beautiful design!!

jimlynn said...

LOVELY card! Really like the colors and that bow is fantastic.
Lynn

Carol Dee said...

great card, great colors, great technique!

Mo Moss said...

The lace is just the ticket. Really fine detail, Love it

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful!!!! Love the colors and design!

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful, love the cracked glass!

Theresa said...

Beautiful card...great color and design.

Pat said...

Ouch, my messages keep soing south!

Anyway, I love the blue, and the oval for the lighthouse.
Hugs, pat Smith

Joan V said...

This card is so pretty. Thanks for the detailed post about the cracked glass. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing and I agree that this is a great set.

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Love the cracked glass effect.

Our Little Inspirations said...

I've never tried to rub inks into a cracked glass image, but I LOVE this look!! Your coloring is beautiful and I love how you framed this with that gorgeous Nestie!

ButterflyEars said...

Karen, your card is lovely. I really love the colors, that fabulous crackled glass image, the die cut oval and the pretty lace bow.

MariLynn said...

Karen, I love the colors that you used for your lighthouse. The cracked glass looks awesome!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Looks wonderful in the nestie!!

Winnie and Patty said...

Karen--this is lovely!!!! Love this is the scalloped oval nestie!!! TFS

Sue D said...

Beautiful card--I like the cracked glass technique with the lighthouse.

Dawn Mercedes said...

Was today "technique day" on the hop?? love it!

Emily Keaton said...

So beautiful!! I love the colors, Karen :)

Becky said...

Wonderful card, love the design.