Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers July Release: Background Fun

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, 20101, 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's introduction is Background Fun. There are so many things you can do with this set. I cannot decide if I like the crackle or the basket weave better, and seriously in the past I wouldn't have been fond of the crackle but the cowboy set we're highlighting later this week? Oh my! I fell in love with it! Here are my two creations. The one with the flowers is highlighting the basket weave stamp in versamark on gray, so it is very subtle and might be hard to see.


This card is supposed to mimic what I imagine a framed photo might look like on a papered wall in the Old West, or in a scrapbook page.



This card highlights the different looks you can get when you use vintage photo ink on kraft . . . while the card above has, I hope, a distinctly western or more vintage feel, this one is supposed to reflect a picnic, with the basket, the tablecloth and white lace.



Here is the hop order. The final stop will take you to the Mark's Finest Papers store front. Have fun hopping!

July Guest Designer- Melisa Waldorf
Nancyruth
Lois
Vicky
Jeanne
Anne
Debbie
Peggysue- http://rosesbymywindow.blogspot.com
Faith
Susan
Judi
Patty
Karen
Connie
Roxie
Vicki
Cathleen
Claudine
Mark’s Finest Papers

Deets ~

Grey/Floral Card
Stamps: Background Fun, Apples and Camellia
Ink: Versamark, black, gold crat
Paper: soft stonr, going grey, pink pirouette, scrap of DP, watercolor paper
Other: gold EP, reinkers and aquapainter for painting flowers, corner rounder punch

Cowboy crackle
Stamps: Background Fun, Southwest Cowboy
Ink: Ranger vintage photo distress ink, black craft
Paper: kraft, DP
Other: brown gingham ribbon, black button, gold gel pen, oval and scalloped oval nestabilities

An Apple a Day
Stamps: Background Fun, Apple and Camellia
Ink: Pure Poppy, Ranger vintage photo distress ink, black craft
Paper: Poppy, white, gingham red, kraft, kiwi kiss
Other: white lace ribbon sticker, paper piercing tool, scalloped circle nestability

44 comments:

Becky said...

wonderful cards..

Vicky Gould said...

Three wonderful projects. Lovin' the backgrounds!

Amanda B said...

wow!! love those cards!! way to be creative!! jealous!

Lois said...

Three different looks -- and all are beautiful!

Susan Raihala said...

THREE wonderful cards!

Winnie and Patty said...

Great cards!!! I especially like the camellia card! TFS

Cammie said...

Great cards! Of course, I am partial to the camellia card! :)

Susan said...

sweet! great use of the stamps on all 3 cards. Love your descriptions under each card as well.

Liz Williams said...

I knew I needed that cowboy, but now I know I need the background stamps as well.

Markie's Mom said...

Wow! These creations are FABULOUS!!!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love that first one's subtle bg - wonderful 3 cards!!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Ooh wow!

jovialjudi said...

Three fabulous cards! The first is delicate and pretty, the second, rugged and habdsome, and the third is adorable! TFS! Hugs, Judi

Our Little Inspirations said...

Beautiful use of these backgrounds! I love the first card with the subtle basketweave. It softly accents those gorgeous flowers perfectly. The old west is alive and well in #2 and of course the last card is a summer delight with the picnic theme!

Roxie said...

Your cards all look wonderful, I certianly like the camellia with the weave.

imastampin said...

Wow - 3! And they are all wonderful. I love your coloring on the Camellia card.

Sue W said...

Beautiful cards all three~

Debbie Seyer said...

BEAUtiful! Love all your projects!

Claudine Poch said...

All very nice. I like reading your descriptions of your inspiration.

Connie said...

3 totally different takes with the same image...you go Girl!! Love 'em all!!
Connie

Nanny's Room said...

Outstanding! These are great uses of the backgrounds. Beautiful work~

Karen said...

Creative use of the background stamps. Think they are a "must have!"

Super Jen said...

Really loving that basket weave! Thanks for the inspiration.

Carol Dee said...

wonderful cards, especially card one with the camillias.

Virgo5 said...

Fabulous creations, and you definitely achieved all the looks you were going for!

Holly said...

love the way you used these backgrounds, so beautiful

Jennifer S. said...

Great cards and nice use of the backgrounds.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

All three of your cards are just perfect! I am partial to the red and brown. Beautiful!

jdmommy said...

I LOVe the three cards you made with the two new bgs!! Great job!!

Terri said...

Nice job on all of them. I especially like the first one. Love those flowers.

Lillian said...

Nice backgrounds on each of the three cards - great job!

Joanne (jojot) said...

each is so different and unique...love the clean lines and beautiful blooms of the first....the 'manliness' of the western one......well...each is just fabulously unique

Melisa Waldorf said...

WOW!!! Those flowers are gorgeous. Great cards and fun blog hop!

Dell said...

Awesome cards!

Emily Keaton said...

All three of these projects are just beautiful, Debbie! You used the new backgrounds magnificently. Way to go :)

Sue D said...

I like how you made 3 totally different cards with these background stamps--fabulous!

redwasher1 said...

All three of your cards are just gorgeous!!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are all really FABULOUS Peggy Sue!!!

Carol Southern said...

3 totally wonderful cards. Love your work.

Linda said...

wow these are just beautiful! great work my firend....

Babe O'Mara said...

Beautiful cards. I love the camellia card. Thanks for a chance to win.
Babe

Theresa said...

Outstanding cards...such creative use of the stamps.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Great cards...nice use of the backgrounds...very clever with the cowboy "picture"!

Heather said...

I love these projects, and of course the stamps! Heather