Thursday, 12 September 2013

Sepember MFP Blog Hop Day #3 - What a Scream

Mark's Finest Papers September Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Sept 10 - Koi Fish
Featured Sept 11 - Primitive Farm 
Featured Sept 12 - What a Scream  (That's Today!)
Featured Sept 13 - Tailgate Party

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 Sept. 14, 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 10 PM EST on Friday Sept. 13, 2013.

The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Holiday Tag"

The mini stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Nature's Brushstrokes"

Today's set is called "What a Scream" and as you might guess by the title its a fun Halloween set:

With Halloween cards I love making things a little more shabby-chic, but for my first card I tried to do a cute CAS card that might be fun to include with a Halloween gift:

I used water-based markers to colour the candy corn image, and I added the glossy accents as an afterthought so the ink bled.  I was a bit annoyed when I saw it the next morning but I decided to just go with it.  I still think the card is bright and fun.  :)

With my next card I decided to just use a sentiment along with my favourite Halloween die:

Those little bats are my favourite at this time of year!  I especially love the gemstones as eyes, they make the bats look just a little more creepy.  I also like how the black pins turned out, I coloured the pearls with black Stazon on reinker.

I also had fun with my last card:

I love how this one turned out.  I started with the cat and originally I had stamped it in black with the intention of colouring it.  I found, though that when trying to colour a black line image with black marker that the image was lost.  To remedy this I decided to emboss the image in white on black cardstock.  

For the background I trimmed the panel from a Halloween themed paper pad and crumpled it up tightly before flattening it out and inking edges and some of the wrinkles with creamy brown ink on a blending tool, and then swiping most of the same spots with a juicy black ink pad.  One of the funnest backgrounds I've done in a while!  :)

I hope you enjoyed my cards!  If you like this set and the other sets coming out this month be sure to visit the Mark's Finest Papers store.  They have a lot more lovely sets and card making products that you will enjoy!

And don't forget about the other Design Team members!  This is a blog hop after all and if you've been following along the lovely Toni is next.  If you haven't been following along here is the list of members so you can start at the beginning.  You won't regret it!! :)


  1. Wow these are three super cards! Love them!

  2. Great cards! I especially love the glossy candy corn!

  3. Well, I know how I am going to use that cat next time! I love it heat embossed on black cs!!!! Stunning card with aged print! Love the bats on your second one! Great mix of die cuts and DP! Love that shiny candy corn on your first card!

  4. LOve the candy corn and the bats. Great embellishing both.

  5. 3 really fabulous creations! Love the giant candy corn with the CE.

  6. Good job with this fun set. I like how your white cat on the black paper turned out, but I think my favorite is the candy corn card. I love what you did with the glossy effects.

  7. All your cards are super cute!!!

  8. yes, enjoyed your cards very much!
    stamping sue

  9. Your halloween cards are so perfect! I love each and every one of them.

  10. Very cute cards, I love the glossy accents on the candy corn and the white embossed cat.

  11. Love all of them, but especially the ones coated with glossy accents!!!

  12. Love all your projects today - very creative.

  13. Wow, Cathy, I like all of your cards! I loove your adorable bats with the green eyes - awesome job!

  14. The creations are wonderful. I like the way the candy corn looks w/ the glossy accents.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  15. Okay all of these are amazing. I love the many layers of on your 2nd halloween card.

  16. Love the gloss on your candy corn and you white embossed kitty on black! Love the fabulous vintage work!


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