Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Blog Hop Day Three!

Hello! Welcome to the June 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This week's new releases are: All Aboard, Poppies Poppies Poppies, Sand Surf Relax, and Floating Along.

For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Sand Surf Relax? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Sand, Surf, Relax. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.

Sharon-Guest Designer for June
Mark’s Finest Papers

These shells are just part of the great new set, Sand, Surf, Relax. Ahhhhhh! Now I live nowhere near a beach, but I love the colors and sights of the beach. I won't get in the water, however. lol

I stamped the shell three times onto white card stock using Rich Cocoa Memento ink. I then colored them using Copic markers and the airbrush system before cutting them out. Next I placed them upside down on an old mouse pad and used an embossing tool to puff them up. The Kraft panel is stamped with another shell stamp from the set using the brown ink again. This is all mounted onto the coral colored cs which is embossed and airbrushed using Spellbinders Sea Scape Impressabilies. It is very subtle, but you can see it in person. I colored a small length of seam binding using Tim Holtz distress ink refills, crumpling and my heat gun.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to come back tomorrow for another featured stamp set.


Lagene said...

Very pretty, the kraft & pink are a great combo!

Kittie said...

Gorgeous, Karen! Your shells are colored so perfectly.

Marlena M. said...

I love the touch of shells. The colors you combined look amazing. ;)

Designing with Debbie said...

Pretty card, looks great. Thanks fro sharing

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is beautiful, Karen!

Emily Keaton said...

Love how you fanned out the shells for this beautiful card!

Janeen said...

you use soft colors so beautifully.

Lois said...

I like the layout on your card, Karen.

Anonymous said...

Love the way you put those shells together for this card. Liz

Dawn Mercedes said...

nice job!

Lynn McAuley said...

Absolutely divine, Karen!! I love these beautiful pink shells and your awesome layout!

Chrissy D said...


Joanne (jojot) said...

fab colors...great design