Thursday, 17 January 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day #3 In My Den

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers January Blog Hop!

 This Month’s New Stamp Set Releases Are:
Fantastic Dogs Featured January 15
No Sour Grapes Featured January 16
In My Den Featured January 17
Love, Love, Love Featured January 18

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 January 19, 2013 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.  Comments on the MFP count twice!)  The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST (12AM ATL) on Friday January 18, 2013.

Happy New Year!!!  Welcome to the first blog hop of 2013!  We are so excited to share the great stamp sets we are releasing this month and in the months to come!

The mini stamp set we have for you this month is called “Not so Ugly”.

The special extra stamp set we have for you this month is called “Oh Baby”.

I absolutely love today's set.  It would be great for masculine cards, retirement cards, birthdays, or that globe would look great on a travel related scrapbook page (even though I don't do any scrapbooking, lol).  The set is called "In My Den".

Again I have two cards to show you and here is my first:

I started with the image by stamping on water colour paper and water colouring using markers.  Seems to be a theme this month!  I also inked the edges after distressing.  

I chose patterns and card stock to match and cut everything down to the size I wanted.  I added ribbon to the smaller pattern and adhered it to the main panel and then the card front. 

I stamped the sentiment on a pattern scrap and foam taped it and the image to the card front.

For the centre of the card I stamped the sentiment on a lined pattern matted with another coordinating pattern. 

Here is my second card:

I also started with the image, water colouring as before.  This time, however, I tore the edges of the image and inked, then treated with the cracked glass technique.  

With my image complete I chose some travel related papers, inked all of the edges and adhered the main panel.  I decided to add both twill ribbon and bakers twine, then adhered the panel to the card front.

I stamped the sentiment on a coordinating scrap, banner cut the ends and inked the edges.  The image and the sentiment were foam taped to the card front.  Foam tape is one of my essential tools these days!

I matted an inked piece of kraft with a pattern from the same set and also a scrap strip.  All done!

What a fun set to play with!  But this isn't the only great set this month, why not check out the Mark's Finest Papers store to see their wide selection of stamps, including the ones from this month.  Before you do that though, don't forget to hop along to the rest of the DT and see what great projects they have to show you:

These are the supplies I used for my cards:


Card Stock:  Gina K Designs In the Navy, Stampin'  Up!  Water Colour Paper, Authentique Loyal 6x6 pack.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers In My Den

Ink:  Staz On Jet Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy Brown.

Markers:  Stampin' Up!  Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Always Artichoke.

Embellishments:  May Arts Seam Binding

Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, foam tape.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart scoring board, Ranger Blending Tool, Tonic Distressing tool, water brush.

Card #2

Card Stock:   Neenah Desert Storm, Stampin' Up! Water Colour, Studio Calico Abroad Collection 6x6 pad.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers In My Den

Ink:  Versamark Watermark Ink, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy Brown, Stampin' Up!  Going Grey, Versafine Onyx Black, Staz On Jet Black.

Markers:  Stampin' Up!  Not Quite Navy, Bordering Blue, Night of Navy, Garden Green, Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel.

Embossing Powder:  Ranger Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.

Embellishments:  Twinery Baker's Twine, Stampin' Up!  Twill Tape.

Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, foam tape, glue dots.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart scoring board, Ranger Blending Tool, water brush.


Janine said...

Not sure if I am commenting again - first one vanished! Great techniques and great cards.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

Vicky Gould said...

Cathy, you made two outstanding cards. Awesome colors and papers!

stamping sue said...

This is a great set of stamps to make masculine cards. loving all the ideas I'm getting from everyone.
Cathy your green chair card is my favorite.
stamping sue

Jane said...

Two really great and creative cards!!! You do such wonderful cards Cathy :)

Pat Garvin said...

Your cards are my favorites this month. You have great style.

Sue D said...

Great cards--I like the papers you used and the cracked glass technique.

wannabcre8tive said...

This is really cute, love the cracked glass technique.

Angie said...

What lovely cards!!! Love the design of the first one! The inside of your cards are terrific!

Debbie Moran said...

Both your cards are fantastic. Love the cracked glass, the coloring, the layout, all of it.

Ravengirl said...

Your patterned paper choices look amazing! Perfect pairing of the chair and sentiment. The watercolored look is quite inviting. The cracked glass technique is beautiful with the globe. I like the twill and twine combination and want to see if I can make it work for me.

Winnie and Patty said...

Cathy--what wonderful cards!!! I especially like the top one. It just looks so inviting! TFS

MariLynn said...

Cathy, what great cards. I love the papers that you used with your green chair on the first one. So creative to do the cracked glass technique on the globe. You gave it such a vintage look. I am going to have to try it now. Thanks for the idea!

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, such pretty cards - all! I have to say my fav is the top card with the pretty green DP and chair in green! However, they are all wonderful and lovely!

mariko said...

Ooooo, I love the detail and the layering in both of your cards! My first impression upon seeing the first really was to say "ooooooo"! The shades of green are perfect!

Kate said...

Such wonderful creations! Great colors & details.

Rosy Newlun said...

Wow, love both your cards, esp the distressed colors!

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Wow all of your cards are amazing and beautiful. TFS AJ-

Melissa Chesser said...

What beautiful cards. You put such love and care into your art.

loulou said...

Stunning cards. Fantastic techniques - water colouring, distress, cracked glass and your perfect selection of patterned paper. cheers Linda