Monday, September 12, 2011

MFP Blog Hop Day One! Autumn Glory

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

This week's new releases are:Autumn Glory. Boo To You, Covered Bridges, and Get Your Broom On.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: Autumn Glory? (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!)

I love the look I got on this card. First I created my own designer paper by stamping the beautiful leaf image several times onto the card stock using three shades of distress ink: Walnut Stain, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany. I then stamped the sentiment "Autumn Glory" repeatedly over the leaves. I then used Spellbinders largest leaf from Nested Maple Leaves to cut and emboss the dp I created. I then cut/embossed Spellbinders leaf from Assorted Leaves from that leaf shape. I then used sponging along the edges of the card and the leaves. The leaves are popped up over the negative spaces left when I cut the shapes. The whole thing is backed with a brown shade of card stock. To embellish, I tied a short length of organdy ribbon around the right side of the card and added a stick pin.

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 Autumn Glory. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Lois
Vicky
Dawn
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Linda
Karen
Patty
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Debbie
Mark’s Finest Papers

44 comments:

Аня said...

Wow! That's a great idea!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Wow! I never would have thought to get this layered look. Great idea.

Naomi said...

Oh my gosh! What BRILLIANT use of this fabulous new set! Just LOVE that stamped background and the dimension you added with the die-cut leaves!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Love those luscious layers and vibrant color. Just beautiful.

Vicky Gould said...

Very creative - love the autumn color!

Liz Williams said...

Wow, this reminds me of the leaves that cover the ground during the fall season. A great way to use this stamp.

Rosie G said...

WOW this is so pretty! Love all the layers of color you used to get the look.

Joanne (jojot) said...

gorgeous leaf creation...love the monotone

Markie's Mom said...

Karen....I love this dimensional effect you achieved using the monochromatic color scheme and the dies....WOW!!!!!!!!!

Marianne said...

Wauw, this looks great. Great 3D card! xxx Marianne MW

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this look, too, Karen! How awesome!!

Lois said...

What a cool look, Karen!

ashjoy said...

What a lovely fall card!

Jennifer said...

This is awesome! Totally LOVE it! Looking forward to working with you more over at SPeedy's!!!!

Pam said...

I love the look you got on this card, too! Gorgeousness.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love the leaves in thei gorgeous color, Karen!

JoanL said...

Breathtaking! Love the richness of it.

Designing with Debbie said...

Karen beautiful card. I love how you stamped the image in different layers. AWESOME!

Sherry said...

gorgeous!!! love those colors!!

Linda Carson said...

Awesome!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is a gorgeous monochromatic card, Karen! :)

Barbara Colbert said...

Great idea!!! And this stamp is perfect for it!!! Excellent! Thanks!

Karen said...

Very unique, I really like how the colors look layered.

KC said...

I love that you created your own DP this is such a beautiful card!

Billie Dee said...

What an interesting card! I love the black and red contrasts.

dj1952 said...

Wow! I love the card. I don't think I'd have thought to just use one color, but you did an excellent job. I love the die, as well as the distress inks. Hugs, dj1952 (Debra)

Kim160 said...

Absolutely awesome cards. The colour is exceptional. Thanks for sharing.

Georgee said...

Beautiful colors of fall!! Fantastic card.

Lorraine said...

this is fab so warm and inviting xx

Jo4Him said...

Stunning card; love the colors. Thanks for sharing

Connie said...

Lovely fall colors and feel Karen! You've captured the very essence of chilly nights and warm days...love it!
Connie

julieprice3 said...

Wonderful card
Hugs Julie P

Winnie and Patty said...

Beautiful job!!!! TFS

Neva said...

Great job on this card Karen

Francie G. said...

Love this fabulous creation, Karen! Such beautiful fall colors! Beautiful!

Janeen said...

great BG, you did wonderful with this set.

beadz said...

Love this tone on tone!
hugs,
Gini

Peggysuez said...

So very pretty, lovely monochromatic job.

Ceal said...

very pretty!

Rufus said...

Very rich looking tone on tone!
R/

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous fall card, Karen...such beautiful colors and I love how you stacked the leaves!!!!

Dawn said...

ooooh, love it!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh Love the layers and dimension. beautiful card!

Shirley said...

Wow, Karen, this is just gorgeous and to rich and elegant too!