Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop- Day 2

Welcome to the MFP November Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 6 NEW SETS!

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

We have 6 New Stamp Sets Released: Brick Wall, Bells on Bobtail, Christmas Postage Due, Bold & Free, Musical Holiday and Welcome Home. 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, (November 13, 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 celebrating the release of "Christmas Postage Due" and "Bold & Free."
For this card, I used the "Christmas Postage Due" stamp set.  It was hard to decide what stamps to use, as this set has so many awesome stamps.  I decided upon the Santa stamp and the Ho! sentiment.  I stamped the Santa image with Versamark then embossed it with black embossing powder.  I colored Santa with Copic markers, and used a Sizzix embossing folder for the white background panel.  I made the sentiment by stamping Ho! three times then mounting them onto punched circles.  I completed the card by adding a piece of Stampin Up Riding Hood Red ribbon and a holly leaf made with a Martha Stewart punch.
 
For this card, I used the "Bold & Free" stamp set.  I used the buffalo image and one of the sentiments.  I embossed a piece of Hazelnut Tan card stock with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, then used an oval Spellbinders die to cut out the center.  I used Tim Holtz distress ink on the embossing to give it a leathery and aged look.  I stamped the buffalo onto Corn Husk then colored it with Copic markers.  I completed the card by using gold Smooch around the inside of the oval and adding four brads.  The stamp set, card stock, Spellbinders dies, Tim Holtz distress inks, Copic markers, and Smooch can all be purchased from Mark's Finest Papers. 
   

Be sure to join us tomorrow for day 3 of the blog hop!

36 comments:

  1. 'oh that is cute, the ho ho ho almost looks like a little line of bottle caps and the second card? Stop the enabling, I need that cuttlebug folder now.

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  2. OMG, that frame on the Bison is awesome. Wonderful cards!

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  3. Great layout for your Santa, and the frame around that powerful buffalo is just perfect!

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  4. oooh, great cards! LOVE the embossing!! that frame is perfect for the buffalo!

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  5. beautiful cards!! love the postage Santa!! And the frame looks so gorgeous on the second card!!

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  6. Great samples Claudine! I especially like your buffalo art.
    Connie

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  7. Claudine, the stanta card is fab...your coloring is so soft and perfect on his face! And the bison card achieves something I'm never able to do...a truly great guy card. I'm in awe of it!!!

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  8. Love the cards. I love that postage santa and the buffalo reminds me of when we were in South Dakota. Great job

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  9. Awesome cards. Love the embossing around the buffalo.

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  10. These are so beautiful, Claudine! The embossed backgrounds look sensational with these beautiful images!! Exquisite Copic coloring!

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  11. Love the Santa/Ho Ho Ho card (perfect pairing of image and sentiment). And the embossed frame works nicely with the buffalo image.

    TFS and ...

    Happy Crafting!
    Tina aka TeeGeeDee

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  12. These are both beautiful, love the embossing folder on the first, I haven't seen that one before!

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  13. Both are fabulous!! Love the coloring on your bison, you gave it such dimension with the colors and embossing. Lovely work!

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  14. Great work on both of your cards.
    Your buffalo card is exceptional.

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  15. Fantastic work on both of these!! The holly punches on the top card are the perfect embellishments, and I love the pretty embossed frame you used on the second card :)

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  16. I like the Ho Ho Ho on the first and the beautiful embossed frame on the second.

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  17. The second card is so handsome...thank you for sharing it.

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  18. Great job on your cards. I especially love that frame on your second card. WOW!!!!!

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  19. Both cards are beautiful!! You have amazing talent!!

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  20. Both cards are great. I especially love how you framed the bison with an embossed frame!
    Hugs, Pat Smith

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  21. Love the embossing on both card - what folder is that with the Santa postage card? And you framed the Bison with it beautifully. Well done.

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  22. Beautiful cards! I love the Santa card!

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  23. Oh my goodness, you've done both stamp sets proud with these great cards! The colors on the Santa card are so bold and beautiful against the embossing, and you've beautifully framed the buffalo image!! Awesome!!

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  24. Oh my--what WONDERFUL cards!!!! Love them both, but the embossing around the buffalo is fantastic! Great job. TFS

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  25. Love the circle hohoho & the leather look frame.

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  26. WOW = for BOTH cards. So pretty.

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  27. I love the embossing folders on both cards. I haven't seen them before - must go shopping!

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  28. These are both WOW cards. I love the embossing on both cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  29. REALLY liked the ho ho ho and the framing of the bison was great. Liked the cs that you used. Pretty

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  30. Excellent use of the embossed frame around the buffalo~~ Perfect masculine card! Your Santa card is wonderful!

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  31. Love both cards; the colors in the first are great; the buffalo is awesome!

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  32. wow....love old bessie the bison card! haha great coloring and textures!

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  33. Nice cards for both sets, I really like the textured brown for the bison card.

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