Mark's Finest Papers' Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop. Our very talented Design Teams have created exciting paper crafts for your inspiration. With the addition of New Design Team members, this is going to be a really fun-packed Hop! Sit back, and hold on to your mouse! This is going to be a FABULOUS ride! Come Hop along with us!
We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Background Fun, Southwest Cowboy, Flourishes & Frame, and Apples & Camellia. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!
For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on July 13, 14, 15, and 16, 2010. On Saturday, (July 17, 2010), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day. ( There will be four different winners, one winner for each day.)
SO THAT MEANS IF YOU MISSED A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE OTHER CHANCES WIN! And, you can go back and comment, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!
Today we are featuring the Southwest Cowboy stamp set:
For my card, I wanted a rugged look to go with the masculine stamps in the "Southwest Cowboy" set. I used a faux leather technique for the background panel. It's amazing how easy this technique is (see tutorial at Splitcoaststampers) and how much it looks like leather! I made the red panel by embossing red cardstock with a Cuttlebug paisley embossing folder then sponging it with Tim Holtz Distress inks. For the main image, I stamped the cowboy, sentiment, and barbed wire with distress inks then sponged the scene with distress inks. All of the Tim Holtz distress inks are now available at Mark's Finest Papers. The colors are fabulous, and they work well to create scenes or a distressed-look. To complete the card, I sewed around a few of the layers, distressed the edges, and added star brads from Stampin Up.
Nancyruth - http://nancyruthat.blogspot.com/
Jeanne - http://nannysroom.wordpress.com/
Claudine- http://cardsbyclaudine.blogspot.com/ (you are here)
Mark’s Finest Papers - http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com/
Join us tomorrow for day 3 of the blog hop. We will be featuring the Flourishes and Frame stamp set.