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
Mark’s Finest Papers
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
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