Friday, 21 December 2012

MFP Blog Hop Day #4 Kilt Fun

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers December Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Ivy & Blossoms Featured December 18
Oh Beans Featured December 19
Recipe Card Featured December 20
Kilt Fun Featured December 21

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 December 22, 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 (12AM ATL) on Friday December 21, 2012.

WOW can you believe it is December already? All of us here at Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co want to wish all of you and your families a very Merry Christmas! It is time for our December Blog hop and we Scotts some great deals and stamp sets for you this month. 

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is called " You've Got Style".

Today's set is called "Kilt Fun".

I love background stamps and this set includes a great one you could use for many projects.  I have two cards to share with you today, here is my first one:

When I saw this set I immediately pictured red and black plaid so that is what I went with.  I started by stamping the image on red card stock with black ink.  I added ribbon to the panel, matted it in black, and adhered it to kraft card base.  

I stamped the little dog on white, coloured it with alcohol markers, and trimmed out.  The sentiment was stamped on a banner strip, and both the sentiment and the image were foam taped to the card front.  I added some glitter pen to the doggies eyes to make them sparkle, and to the sentiment.  Some rhinestones finished the card front off.

I decided to make this a note card, so I didn't put a sentiment inside.  I did however mat more kraft with black and red card stock, and added some red and black punched hearts to echo the heart in the sentiment.  I added more glitter pen as a final touch.

My second project is being shown on the main blog today. 

On the second card I wanted to stamp the plaid in an unexpected colour.  I decided to keep things fairly monochromatic, so I stamped the image in brown on kraft.  I distressed the edges and foam taped it to a kraft card front.  Some dashed lines were added with a gel pen and a ruler.

I heat embossed the hydrant in white on kraft and trimmed it out.  I decided to add some shadowing by using a water based blender pen and the same ink I stamped the plaid in.  I foam taped the image to the card.

The sentiment was also heat embossed in white on a distressed strip, and a bit more shadow added.  Of course I banner cut the ends of the strip (when do I not, lol) and foam taped that to the card.  Some rhinestones finished the card front off.

With the centre I kept things simple by only heat embossing the sentiment inside.

You can see how much I have enjoyed this set so far, but this isn't the only amazing set this month.     Why not go to Mark's Finest Paper's Store and have a closer look at what is being offered this month!

Oh, and this is a blog hop after all so don't forget to check out what the rest of the DT has come up with!  The main blog has lots of inspiration as well.  Happy Hopping!  :)

I used the following supplies with my first card:

Card Stock:  Neenah Desert Storm, Solar White, Gina K Designs Onyx Black, Stampin' Up! Real Red

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers Kilt Fun

Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black

Markers:  Copic W3, W5.  Sakura Gelly Roll Glitter pen

Embellishments:   Ribbon from stash, Scrappin' Supplies rhinestones

Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, foam squares, glue dots

Tools: Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors

I used the following supplies on my second card:

Card Stock:  Neenah Desert storm

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers Kilt Fun

Ink:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan, Memento Blender Pen. Versamark Watermark Ink

Embossing Powder:  Martha Stewart Bright White

Embellishments:  Scrappin' Supplies Rhinestones, Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen.

Adhesive:  foam squares

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Tonic Tim Holtz distressing tool.


  1. More great cards and lots of details shared - one busy lady!

  2. Your cards are so cute!

  3. Awesome cards!! You make doing that scottie look easy.

  4. Very cute Scottie cards!!! I love both...

  5. two delightful cards. I do like the red on kraft card and the simplicity of your second card is perfect.

    stamping sue

  6. Great work! I love the bling on your creations.

  7. Great cards. I especially love the one in the red and black.

  8. Pretty, pretty! Of course, your red/black plaid is super, but I also like the way you did the inside of your first card. The white embossing on your second card really stand out nicely.

  9. Terrific cards!!!! Love the 3 ribbons on the first card and I really love the inside! I am always looking at see if I can make mine better and I love the one on your first card.

    Love the monochromatic 2nd card. I like the stitching!

  10. very nice job on your creations - and the bling is cool - Thanks for sharing and thanks for being on the hop - this is a great stamps set! Gail

  11. Your cards are wonderful! Love the bling! Thanks for the chance to play along!

  12. Cathy,
    Two very adorable cards! I love the Scot red plaid - so awesome. But, my favorite is the brown on kraft - it looks awesome!

  13. Making an elegant card with a fire hydrant is beyond what I could have imagined, but you did it. It looks amazing. I love the triple black ribbons on your first card. Merry Christmas.

  14. Stunning cards. Love your fire hydrant.

  15. Fabulous cards, both of them! I adore the hydrant card and really love how you trimmed it out!


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