Monday, 18 February 2013

Mark's Finest Papers Sneak Peak - Extra Stamp Sets

Hello Everyone! I can't believe that this month has gone by so quickly!  I had a ton of fun taking the CAS card class earlier this month, and you will see that it has influenced most of what I've come up with this month. It helps that so many of the sets are perfect for a CAS style.  The extra sets this month are no exception, they are really lovely (no pun intended, lol)!

First I'll show you the extra set called "Love Script":

Isn't it pretty?  I gravitate toward any patterned paper with script or text on it, so this script stamp will be very versatile in creating my own backgrounds.  For this reason I am showing this card first:

I decided to make a square card and heat embossed the card front with the script stamp.  I added a small square of kraft with dashed lines, some hearts, and a banner with a heat embossed sentiment.  Glitter and Glossy Accents are the perfect accent.

My second card with this set happens to be the one I gave to my husband on Valentine's Day:

The red on white gives a nice clean feel, and the sequins combined with more glitter and glossy accents  give some sparkle without going over the top.

The second set is the mini you can get for free if you purchase the four main sets.   You could use this set for a lot of occasions because who doesn't love cupcakes?  It's called "Big Cupcake":

This card isn't that simple.  I let myself have fun with papers and embellishing:

I chose a cream base to keep the card from feeling too heavy, and water coloured the image to coordinate with the layered papers.  Some ribbon and Viva Pearl Pen finished off the front.

I used the same papers on the inside that were used on the front and added the sentiment.

Aren't these sets fun?  Don't forget to check back tomorrow for day one of the hop.  You won't be disappointed! :)

I used the following supplies to create my cards:

Card #1 -

Card Stock: Neenah Desert Storm, pink from stash

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers Love Script

Ink:  Versamark Watermark Ink

Embellishments:  Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star, Sakura Gelly Roll white, Ranger Glossy Accents

Adhesive:  Foam Squares

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart Scoring board, ruler, Recollections heart punch, heat tool.

Card #2 -

Card Stock: Neenah Solar White

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers Love Script

Ink:  Stampin' Up!  Real Read

Embellishments:  Recollections sequins, Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star

Adhesive:  Ranger Glossy Accents, foam squares.

Tools:  Bone folder, paper trimmer, scissors, Martha Stewart Scoring Board

Card #3 -

Card Stock:  Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Pure Ivory, October Afternoon Woodland Park

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers Big Cupcake

Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy Brown

Markers:  Stampin' Up!  Stampin' Write

Embellishments:  American Crafts Premium Satin Ribbon, Viva Pearl Pen, Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star pen, Ranger Glossy Accents

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart Scoring Board


  1. Cathy, Your cards are stunning! I am so into the Kraft and Pink right now and your card is just GORGEOUS! LOVE what you did with the 2nd one. I am going to be CASEing this!!! LOVE the glitter on your hearts on the 3rd card.

    Cathy, I have to say that you made my heart sing with your comment on my try at "shabby". This was my first attempt at a card like this and I felt like I just couldn't get it right. So THANK YOU for the positive comment!!!

  2. All of your cards are just beautiful. You have done a wonderful job with these sets.

  3. Cathy,
    Your cards are beautiful! The first card on kraft with the white script is really pretty. I love the CAS Valentine you gave your husband (I might have to CASE this card - I hope you don't mind)! And, the cupcake card is wonderful and very yummy-looking!

  4. Lovely cards - I especially like the one you made for your husband for Valentines - great simple yet elegant style.

  5. Good heavens! These are all so cute! Love all the glossiness I have seen here on your blog!


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