Thursday, December 9, 2010

MFP Blog Hop Day Three! Hello Sunshine!

Welcome to the MFP December Blog Hop - day three!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released this month: Hearts, Hearts, Hearts, Nature's Postage Due, and today's featured set is Hello Sunshine. Tomorrow will be Take a Peek. 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 TODAY. On Saturday, (December 11, 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.

Now is your chance to visit all the designer's blogs to see what they have done with this great new set.
Dawn L.
Karen-That's me!
Mark’s Finest Papers
For the image on this card, I inked the stamp with versamark ink and then with yellow ink, stamped onto white cardstock and clear embossed. The outside of the sun was cut out and the edges distressed a little, then I used the yellow marker on the edges to add a bit more dimension.
I inked the stamp again with versamark ink and then colored with markers before stamping the image and clear embossing once again. I then colored this image with copic markers and then punched out and mounted onto the yellow sun shape. This is popped up on the corner of the designer paper. The card front is core'dinations which was embossed using a cuttlebug swirls folder and then sanded to really make the embossing pop. The sentiment was stamped and punched out with the word window punch and attached to the front of the card.
Now don't you wish you were on this beautiful beach right now? What sereneity.

Thanks for stopping by. Come back tomorrow for day four!


Lois said...

I actually was at the beach last week (not this week though, it's too cold). Your card is so pretty with its lovely beach scene and swirly embossed background.

Theresa said...

Great card....never used versamark and ink together on a stamp...have to try.

Vicky Gould said...

What a great card - such pretty colors

jdmommy said...

Love the embossing....also the dp! Love this in yellow.Very smart!

LaNell said...

Very cute card. Love the color combination.

Dawn said...

love the sanding... great dp to go with the image!!!

Olga said...

Gorgeous card!!!!

Liz Williams said...

The sanded embossing is nice. I love that look for this.

MariLynn said...

I agree with Liz. I love the sanded embossing.

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh Karen--how beautiful!!! Love this in blue and how you sanded the embossing! Just wonderful! TFS

Crafty Math Chick said...

I like the embossed background and the pretty colors you used on this card.

Claudine Poch said...

What a pretty summer card!

Sue D said...

Nice card--I like how you sanded the embossed background.

Pat said...

Great card. I love the colors and image, also how you did the BG.
Hugs, Pat Smith

carrie said...

Super card!

ButterflyEars said...

Karen, what a great card. Of course I love the image, the embossed/distressed bg and the wonderful stamped words.

Carol Dee said...

Very pretty.

Virgo5 said...

Fabulous love the paper, stamp and sentiment combo!

Susan Raihala said...

Oh, my! What great combination of dp with the stamp!

Emily Keaton said...

How wonderful!

Roxie said...

Very nice card Karen!