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"
Well after the snow storm that we had here yesterday it definitely does not look like spring, so this stamp set, called Glad Glads, is a good reminder of what spring might look like eventually, lol. :)
Pretty, eh? Of course my favourite image is the larger flower and I decided to water colour it.
I heat embossed the image before colouring and I find it gives it a nice detail. Keeping all of the papers monotone helps make the image pop.
For my second card I decided to use my other favourite technique, cracked glass.
For this card I used a lot of white pen to highlight and embellish. Under the cracked glass embossing I find the white gel pen gives depth to the image.
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! :)
Card #1 -
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers Glad Glads
Card Stock: Neenah, Fancy Pants
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Embossing Powder: Ranger Clear
Markers: Stampin' Up!
Embellishments: May Arts seam binding, Recollections gemstones
Tools: Paper trimmer, bone folder scissors, water brush, heat tool.
Card #2 -
Stamps: Marks Finest Papers Glad Glads
Card Stock: Neenah
Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan, Versamark Watermark Ink
Embossing Powder: Ranger Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Embellishments: Sakura Gelly Roll white, May Arts twine, Recollections gemstones
Tools: Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug embossing folder Baby's Breath, heat tool.