Friday, May 13, 2011

Last Day!

Welcome to the MFP May Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!

Our New Sets are: Here Comes the Grad, Big Boy Toys, Magnolia Wedding, and American Made.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!***

What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, May 14, 2011. ***See the MFP blog for all the contest rules and PRIZES!

FRIDAY, May 13, 2011: American Made

Guest Designer, Crafty Math Chick
Guest Designer, Pat
Connie –
Emily N.-
Karen K.
Mark’s Finest Papers

Both of these card were created with the new set American Made!

American Made 2 ksh_edited-1

This one features that great image of the Statue of Liberty. Love it. I stamped the image with versmark ink onto red cardstock and embossed with silver before mounting onto white and dark blue card stock. The red and white panels, as well as the blue star are embossed with the Cuttlebug Stars folder. The USA is inked with versmark ink and embossed with white before being cut and popped up. I added the blue star with the white brad in the center.

American made ksh

This card utilizes some dp by Kaiser Scrapbook. The wonderful eagle image is inked with Black Tuxedo Memento ink but the flag colored blue with a blue marker. The image panel is matted onto the starred designer paper. I added more panels of the designer papers and used machine stitching around all of them. The sentiment was added to the bottom right corner with star brads embellishments. The brads were ivory so I colored them with Copic markers to match. The bow is actually regular old cotton twine with one length colored with my blue marker.

Stamps: American Made 

I need to send some cards to some military men I know. These will be perfect.

Thanks for stopping by!


Miesje said...

Love both of them! Great projects!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Very nice patriotic cards, Karen!

Lagene said...

Wonderful patriotic cards!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

really like them both - but that second one is my fav!!!!

Sherry Kushibab said...

My fav would be the eagle - what a beautiful card and great layout. Madame Liberty isn't too shabby either. TFS

Pat Garvin said...

Both cards are great. I really love the colors on the eagle card.

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What stunning cards. I love your creativity!

Designing with Debbie said...

Great patriotic cards. Love the embossing.

Barbara Colbert said...

Great projects...excellent use of stamps!

Winnie and Patty said...

Karen--what great cards! I can't choose which one I like best. TFS

Liz Williams said...

Your layers are just gorgeous on both of these amazing cards. Love your layouts.

montygonza said...

WOW, I really love the colours in the cards, the are really effective.

Lynn McAuley said...

Gorgeous creations with these fabulous images, Karen!!

Dawn Mercedes said...

ooh, love #2 the best!

Janeen said...

both great, especially like the gold and blue together

Karen McAlpine said...

Love the eagle card. So great! Super new release!