Mark's Finest Papers June Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Featured June 11th
Need a Vacation
Featured June 12th
Featured June 13th
Featured June 14th
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 June 15,2013 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 June 14,2013.
The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"You Are an Angel"
Today's set is called "Be Proud" and its perfect for the upcoming July 4th holiday in the US:
For my first card I thought I would keep it CAS on a white background so that the blue and red would pop:
I used the fine tip on my water based markers to colour in the image, and I think the navy baker's twine and red gems are the perfect embellishments on this card.
For my second card, I thought I would attempt something that wasn't obvious. Since I'm not American, and I know there are other international MFP fans out there, I thought it would be fun to create a card that anyone would enjoy receiving:
I think this card would be great for a graduation, or to remind a loved one of something they should be proud of! To make this card I simply stamped and embossed the image, and after colouring I trimmed it out, leaving out the banner the eagle is holding in its talons. Alternatively, you could ink the image and try wiping the ink of the unwanted area, or you could try masking your image with a post it, but since I wanted to trim out the eagle anyway this was the easiest thing for me to do. The sentiment from inside the card comes from an April set called "Be a Showoff".
If you are enjoying these sets we are showing this week visit the Mark's Finest Papers store to get some for yourself. In addition to these stamps they have lots of great sets along with tons of card making and crafting supplies. And don't forget to come back tomorrow to see the next set we are showcasing.
But, the fun is not over! Now that you've had a look at my contribution, you should hop over to the rest of the DT and see what they've come up with. The MFP Senior DT is a very creative bunch and you won't be disappointed! See you tomorrow! :)