Thursday, July 14, 2011

MFP July Blog Hop Day 4

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

This week's new releases are: Little Birds With Big Mouths, Planted with Love, Lilacs in the Summer, and Adirondack Summer.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: Adirondack Summer? (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 Adirondack Summer. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.


Mark’s Finest Papers
Now this card shows you different ways to use the stamps. For this one, I used the hanging branches of the weeping willow tree turned upside down to create the greenery which is stamped right onto the front of the fence and behind the chair. To add the flowers I just dotted different colors of AtYou pens. The chair is stamped with versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. See how versatile these stamps are. Just think outside the box!

For this one, I kept it very simple - another great way to utilize these stamps. The image is stamped onto the card front and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I used a Spellbinders square die to just emboss a square around the image. I then added the baker's twine and the charm - all from MFP.

This card is a little more challenging and time consuming to make. I stamped the image onto watercolor paper and used watercolor crayons to color it before cutting/embossing with a Spellbinders die. It is mounted onto the blue layer which is cut/embossed with the next larger size of the same die set. The white panel is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder called Organic Flourish. I added some ribbon and the stamped sentiment and mounted it onto the green card front.


Kittie said...

Karen, all your cards are lovely but I adore the first one with all the pretty greenery on the fence. I've got to get that fence. LOL!!

Marlena M. said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Dawn said...

Clever YOU! love that first one!! great samples there kiddo!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Great cards, Karen! I LOVE that first one! Just gorgeous. :)

Roxie said...

Nice cards, the first one with the fence is great, nice CAS ont he second one too.

MariLynn said...

I love how you did the greenery with the fence. So super creative!!!!

Designing with Debbie said...

Great cards. Love the designs and the elements

Emily Keaton said...

These are so pretty, Karen!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Your cards are just so pretty. I love your fence on the top card and how your framed the second.

Joanne (jojot) said...

wonderfully CAS and tranquil, each and every one

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Beautiful cards!