Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop- Day 2

Welcome to the MFP October Blog Hop! This month, we’ve added TWO MORE STAMP SETS!!!

And…LOOK for a NEW LINK LIST TOMORROW!!!

We have 6 New Stamp Sets Released today: Seasonal Poinsettias, Time to Chill, A Walk in the Woods, Greetings of the Season, Thankful for You, Snowman Country

For your convenience, all 6 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 TODAY. On Saturday, (October 16, 2010), a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!) If you miss a day, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!

Today, we are featuring the "A Walk In The Woods" and "Greetings of the Seasons" stamp sets.


For this card, I used one of the trees and sentiments from the "A Walk in the Woods" stamp set.  I inked the tree in Versamark then embossed it with white embossing powder.  The papers used are Hazelnut Tan, Scarlett Red, and Seeds of Thyme from Mark's Finest Papers.  I ran the tan piece through a Cuttlebug holiday embossing folder.  I completed the card by adding a few silver half pearls, three small red flowers, and a few sprigs of greenery cut with a Martha Stewart punch.


For this card, I used the cardinal and one of the sentiments from the "Greetings of the Season" stamp set.  This is such a beautiful and versatile cardinal stamp.  I wanted to color a female cardinal, as I needed another color to balance out all of the red in the papers.  I colored the cardinal with Copic markers then placed it on a frame made with a Spellbinders Pendant die and a small piece of designer paper.  The papers used are Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke from Stampin Up and holiday patterned paper from Bo Bunny.  I completed the card by adding a ribbon, half pearls, and a snow-flake punched border. 

Claudine- http://cardsbyclaudine.blogspot.com/ (you are here)

Join us tomorrow for day 3 of the Blog Hop!

38 comments:

  1. What beautiful cards, Claudine!! I love the texture and roses on the first, and the nesties and pearls added to the wonderful cardinal! WOW!

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  2. Lovely layouts Claudine. Love your color choices.
    Connie

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  3. I love the dramatic look of the white tree against the dark green background of your first card; and your lady cardinal looks beautiful. And I like the pearls on that beautiful plaid ribbon. Two awesome cards today!

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  4. Love the cardinal....the tree is beautiful!!!!

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  5. I like the white tree on the dark card stock. The cardinal is exceptionally wonderful!

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  6. What gorgeous cards Claudine! The roses were a beautiful touch to the first and the exquisite detailing on the cardinal card is amazing!

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  7. These a beautiful cards. I love the texture of the embossing on the tree card. The cardinal is wonderful.

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  8. Beautiful cards! I love the cardinal and the tree is beautiful!!

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  9. Wow, I love the cardinal card- so very pretty.

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  10. Claudine - BEAUTIFUL - love your layouts also~

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  11. How gorgeous!! I love the cardinal in this color.

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  12. Your creations are GAWGEOUS!!!!

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  13. Great cards! Love all the dmbossing and die cuts. I am so loving the new sets!

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  14. I have always felt bad for the female cardinal, until now. You have accented her beauty and let her shine! What a unique idea. :)

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  15. Wow, these are both beautiful!

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  16. Awesome detailing on these gorgeous holiday cards, Claudine!! Sensational work!

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  17. Your cards are very lovely. I like the little roses on the evergreen one.

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  18. The tree is absolutely the most striking card...and the cardinal, well it is over the top. :)

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  19. What beautiful cards, Claudine. I love the look of your tree card best but your Cardinal is super also.

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  20. Such rich-looking cards, Claudine!! I LOVE the fact that you colored your cardinal as a female. What a wonderful idea!! She looks so good with all of those lovely papers :)

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  21. Claudine--these cards are sooooo elegant!!!! They are both beautiful! I really can't pick a favorite. I love the white & green on the A Walk in the Woods Card and the brown tones rather than red tones for the cardinal making her look like a female!!!! Wonderful work! TFS

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  22. Lovely cards. I think my favorite is the tree one.
    Hugs, Pat Smith

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  23. Beautiful cards! Great choice on the cardinal color - the balance is perfect!

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  24. I love your white tree against the green background! Your cardinal is beautiful!

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  25. truly beautiful cards. TFS.

    taniwol at yahoo dot com

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  26. Very elegant cards--love the colors!

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  27. Fantastic job! I love how you made them yours!

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  28. What gorgeous richness, and such a unique spin on the cardinal, I am going to have to remember that!

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  29. Elegant cards! Love all the details!
    DEniseB

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  30. Claudine, these are gorgeous! The cardinal card is fantastic!

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  31. Very elegant creations. You colored the cardinal perfectly and the tree is gorgeous! I just love the rich colors and beautiful designs. Stunning work, Claudine.

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