Friday, August 13, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop-Day 4

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 to inspire you, this is going to be a really fun-packed Hop!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Tweet Blessings, Flourished Sea Creatures, Regal & Proud, and Owl Be Here. 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 August 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2010. On Saturday, (August 14, 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.)

THAT MEANS IF YOU MISSED A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE OTHER CHANCES WIN! And, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!
 
Today we are featuring the "Owl be There" stamp set.
I decided to make two cards featuring different owls from the set.
For this card, I stamped the owl and greenery by applying the ink directly to the stamp, as I did not want to use the border for this stamp.  I stamped the greenery several more times around and on the owl. I colored the owl with Copic markers then framed it with Spellbinders Nestabilities.  I stamped the background panel with the crackle background stamp from the "Background Fun" set, and ran the other panel through a Stampin Up embossing folder.  The papers used are Bravo Burgundy and Soft Suede from Stampin Up and fibrous handmade paper.  I completed the card by adding a ribbon, antique brads, and a fern charm.  The Copic markers, Spellbinders Nestabilities, brads, and charm can all be purchased from Mark's Finest Papers.   
 For this card, I wanted went for a clean and simple look.  I stamped the bird and sentiment in black onto Desert Sand card stock by Mark's Finest Papers.  I added three pieces of felt rick-rack to complete the card.  Wow, that was just too easy!  I'm starting to like these clean and simple cards.
  
August Guest Designer- Wendy- http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/

Join us tomorrow to see the Blog Hop winners!

32 comments:

  1. The burgundy paired with the soft suede looks so pretty together and I love that cute ribbon. Pretty CAS and darling rik rak on the other. The owls are fab.

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  2. Love the rows of color from the ricrac! Super cute and creative!

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  3. I like the added pine on the first card. And the felt rickrack really looks nice on your CAS card.

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  4. Wow, that first card is just beautiful. How clever to show a CAS card too to let everyone know how easy this set can be used.

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  5. Gorgeous, love the way you've framed the owl in the first card. Love the CAS of the second card, perfect. Heather:)

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  6. Super pair of cards!! I love all the textures on the first and that CAS card looks SUPER. The triple line of rick rack is just the right touch. :)

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  7. I love your firt card. very nice !
    Corinne

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  8. From lavishly layered to C&S, these cards are fantastic! I love how you layered the diecuts and embossed the first, but the 2nd looks downright adorable with all that colorful ric-rac!!

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  9. I love both looks! The texture of the first......and the felt rickrack of the second! Great job, Claudine!

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  10. I really am getting into making simple but still striking cards....I love yours!

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  11. Awesome colors and textures on the first card!! Fabulous ric-rac trim on the second!! Sensational work, Claudine!

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  12. Beautiful cards--I like the framing and texture on the first and the felt ric rac on the second.

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  13. WONDERFUL texture and great lay outs!

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  14. You did a fabulous job on both cards!!

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  15. I LOVE clean and simple! It can be so dramatic.
    Connie

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  16. WOW! Fantastic texture on the first and a beautiful CAS card!

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  17. The first card has such great textures (like that you used the owl minus the frame), and the clean and simple card is superb!

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  18. How nice that first owl looks with the burgundy paper and textured panel! And I love the sweet simplicity of your second card. :)

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  19. Great cards! Really like the CAS card with the rick rack.

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  20. Great cards....love that CAS one with rick rack. Great texture on the first one. TFS

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  21. I love the ric rac Owl card. The textures are great on the other one too.

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  22. I know, I think I could get the hang of the CAS look with a bit more practice, both look wonderful!

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  23. Love both cards!! The coloring of the owl is spectacular!

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  24. Claudine--these cards are great!!! I really love the first card. Your coloring is awsome. The second card is cute with the colored rick rack!!! Great job. TFS

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  25. What pretty cards. Love your colors especially with the rick rack one!! I do love this stamp set and you have used it in such a wonderful way. Thanks!

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  26. I have enjoyed visiting this week. You have made some lovely things and thanks for sharing with us.

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  27. second try with my comment.....hope this one posts.....

    Fabulous cards...the first has wonderful texture and the second is sweet simplicity...both fab, yet unique

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  28. Love, love, love that second card -- perfectly CAS!

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  29. Wonderful 2 cards! My fav? The 2nd one- beautiful CAS card!

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  30. Two great looking cards, great job with the details on the first and CAS on the second.

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  31. Beautiful textures and layouts!

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