Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop- Day 2

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.    

July Guest Designer- Melisa Waldorf- http://melisawaldorf.blogspot.com/
Claudine- http://cardsbyclaudine.blogspot.com/  (you are here)

Join us tomorrow for day 3 of the blog hop.  We will be featuring the Flourishes and Frame stamp set.

37 comments:

  1. Very nice leather technique Claudine, great job with scene too, I like that orange sun.

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  2. Awesome, Claudine!! That looks like real leather in the background. Very beautiful.

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  3. Claudine, this is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Claudine--this is wonderful. Love the colors. TFS

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  5. Great job on the faux leather, Claudine. Beautiful southwestern card! TFS

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  6. I really like the leathery look to your background. A beauty!

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  7. love the faux leather technique with that card!

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  8. Fabulous masculine card! I love all the texture!

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  9. Great faux leather technique...great for the card. Love the colors.

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  10. Terri (blindstamper)July 14, 2010 at 8:55 AM

    Oh, I love all the texture on the card, and the ink shading with your images!

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  11. The faux leather looks perfect with this image, and the paisley panel looks like red leather too! I'm really liking the silver hardware accents which perfectly compliment this great western-themed card!

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  12. Your embossed bg is perfect for this western card!

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  13. Love how your embossed background looks like leather! Wonderful!

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  14. Great guy card!! Love that leather look.
    Connie

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  15. Great work! I love the textures~

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  16. I love that faux leather look! What a wonderful card this is!!

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  17. Oh Claudine - perfect "leather" background for this set!!

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  18. You card is wonderful with that leather background. Thanks for posting the link for instructions.

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  19. Wow. Love the colors and layout. And that faux leather background is great. Will have to look at that tutorial. Thanks.

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  20. The faux leather is gorgeous on this card. The medtal brads add to it also.

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  21. The texture and colors on this card are gorgeous!

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  22. love your faux leather bg and the design, the colors are so fabulous

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  23. What a wonderful card. The faux leather and embossed layers are perfect!

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  24. I can just smell the leather and hear it creaking! Great job!

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  25. Very nice faux leather background. Very masculine card any man would be proud to receive!

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  26. Talk about a tough guy looking card, you've done it! I need that cuttlebug folder to recreate that faux leather look.

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  27. Awesome faux leather! Great use of this new cowboy set :)

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  28. Gorgeous! You have created a work of art!!!

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  29. The leather look is great for the western card and your scene has such nice colors.

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  30. Great card and really love the leather and paisley layers.

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  31. i like your project looks fun to make. great work!

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  32. .. "as free as the wind blows, as free as the grass grows, born free to follow your heart"!

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  33. Amazing - love that background. Hev

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