Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Blog Hop Day 1 - Asian Delights


Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's                         July Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Such a simple card, and so easy to mail. I stamped the word images onto the red card stock using Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold. The Geisha girl image is stamped using Black Soot distress ink and clear embossed. The red card front is matted with black. I then stamped the sentiment onto black and heat embossed using the gold powder and then backed it with red. I used gold and red cording behind the sentiment panel with just a simple knot for more interest.
Aren't these blossoms just gorgeous? Yes! I stamped the same image twice onto the white panel which is cut/embossed with Spellbinders Romantic Rectangle die. I colored in the images with Distress markers before mounting the panel onto the coral colored card stock. The top of the coral layer is embossed with a Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder. I added the beautiful trim (also from MFP) to the top of the image panel.
Asian Delights Featured July 17 Wild & Free Featured July 18 Garden Art Featured July 19 Hot & Spicy Featured July 20 Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on June 23, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday July 20, 2012.
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31 comments:

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Absolutely love the blossom card. It is beautiful. TFS!
Blessings,
Belinda
http://theembellishedcard.blogspot.com

Lois said...

That first card is so dramatic with the red/black/gold.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Both your cards are awesome. I really love how you did the top border on the cherry blossoms.

Vicky Gould said...

Two outstanding Asian cards, Karen.

Benzi said...

Super cards, Karen. Love the trim on the second one. The red, gold, and black on the first is just perfect.

maryr917 said...

2 very pretty cards karen-love the color combo on your first-seems so fitting for an Asian themed card-

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards, the pink blossoms is my favorite!

Kathy Bradley said...

Karen,
Both cards are lovely and elegant - but my favorite is the red card with gold embossing - wow!

itzamitzi said...

Two very nice cards. That red one looks so Asian. Aren't the Distress markers wonderful for coloring!?!? Love 'em.

Janine said...

Lovely cards - both have their own charm.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the black, red & gold colors on 1st card. Especially like the Spellbinders die cut & trim on the 2nd card.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful Cards! I love the embossing on your first card and the ribbon and shape your image on is on pefect. TFS AJ~

Golda said...

Both are beautiful!

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh Karen--both of these cards are wonderful!!! I can't decide which one I like better--gonna have to call it a tie! LOL Both are just beautiful! TFS

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful work! The flowers are colored beautifully and the classic color combination on your first card is perfect!

Rosy Newlun said...

Very pretty red/gold. And the 2nd card - the coloring is beautiful with the distress markers.

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Very pretty cards!! Elegant! Thanks for sharing!

Kelli Hull said...

Bith are wonderful Karen!!!

Jo4Him said...

Beautiful cards--can't choose which one I like the most, but I think it's the first with the black, red and gold combo. Thanks for sharing

Teresa Sue Jones said...

Both cards are beautiful. The red, black, and gold is stunning. But the 2nd card with all the embossing , die cuts, and beautiful coloring is my favorite. Thank you for showing us your cards.

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Love both of these cards.

Theresa said...

Delighted by your Asian cards!

kurtskd said...

Great cards and all different. TFS.

Pat Garvin said...

The gold embossing is perfect for this set.

Janis said...

I really love the gold and red background. :) Janis

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful cards. I love the red and gold card, perfect for those Asian Themed cards. Your second card is so elegant and gorgeous.

Karenladd said...

Love the dramatic red of your first card and the gorgeous coloring on the flowers for your second!

Pat Jandacek said...

Gorgeous cards. TFS

Tammylee said...

Two beautiful cards and the trim on the second one is awesome!

MariLynn said...

Wow, both of your cards are fantastic. I love the gold embossing and gold cording on the first and the second one is amazing with you how colored those flowers. Great job showcasing this months sets.

Kekoa Pika said...

Wow, both of our cards are so beautiful... Nice coloring and choice of colors too. Great!

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