March Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Featured March 19 - Garden Bunny
Featured March 20 - Spring Things
Featured March 21 - Glad Glads
Featured March 22 - Seed Packets
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 March 23,2013 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 and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday March 22,2013.
The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"News From The Woods"
Today's set is one of my favourites, called Spring things:
I must say I kind of got carried away with this one. I started with an idea for a card set:
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I had a ton of fun making these, starting with the backgrounds. Each one was created with water colour paper, using the salt technique I learned from my Clean and Simple card class that I took last month.
With each colour I scribbled three shades on a craft mat, wet it with a water bottle, and pressed the paper down, making sure all of the white was covered. When doing this the paper gets quite wet, so when you sprinkle the salt on (I used coarse kosher salt) it sticks to the paper and wicks away the colour in some spots making a really interesting pattern. Once the paper is completely dry the salt just brushes away.
Since I started with the backgrounds I wasn't sure where I was headed at first and I had used sheets of water colour paper close to the size of my card fronts. Once I had embossed my images and trimmed them down I had a ton of leftovers. So, I kept going!
I had a scrap from each piece that were the same all the same size so I just played around with them on a card front and came up with this layout. I couldn't fit the green piece on so I decided to make the little inch worm green. :)
I still had a ton of scraps left so I made one more:
I hope you enjoyed viewing my cards as much as I enjoyed making them. The rest of the DT had a great time with the stamps this month so don't forget to continue hopping and see what wonderful things they've done. And you should also visit the Mark's Finest Papers store. There you will find a lot more beautiful stamp sets and some wonderful crafty products! :)
Supplies used for all of today's cards:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers Spring Things
Cardstock: Gina K Designs, Neenah.
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Embossing Powder: Recollections Clear
Markers: Stampin' Up!
Embellishments: May Arts twine, Recollections gemstones, Sakura gelly roll clear star
Tools: Paper trimmer, bone folder scissors, Ranger craft sheet, water bottle, kosher salt, heat tool