Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers July Release: Southwest Cowboy

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 featured set is Southwest Cowboy. Now before I sat down to use it I wasn't sure about it, I don't have great luck with guy cards. But I absolutely think this is going to be one of my favorites. The images are really versatile and make it easy to create a card.

For the first one I decided to go with a long version of a card to fit into a business sized envelope. The accent stamps, like the little line of cactus, make a great border.


I loved the colors on the rocks we've seen when I've traveled west with the kids; I have a poster from Zion National Park hanging in my family room and the colors are soooo bright! I thought polished stone could help highlight some of that dramatic beauty you find only in the west. The chiffon flower this time has no stickles on its edges, just seemed to fit the card a bit better.


Here is the blog hop order. Have fun and happy hopping!

July Guest Designer- Melisa Waldorf
Nancyruth
Lois
Vicky
Jeanne
Anne
Debbie
Peggysue- That's me!
Faith
Susan
Judi
Patty
Karen
Connie
Roxie
Vicki
Joanne
Julia
Claudine
Mark’s Finest Papers

Deets:

Long card
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers Southwest Cowboy
Ink: black craft, versamark
Paper: kraft, ocean tides, cream, black
Other: nestabilities, border punch, clear EP

Blazing west
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers Southwest Cowboy, Flourishes and Frame
Ink: reinkers in razzleberry, melon mambo, dusty durango, black craft ink, gold craft ink pad
Paper: glossy white, kraft, orange
OTher: rubbing alcohol, cotton balls, chiffon, buttons, cuttlebug folder

44 comments:

Becky said...

These are gorgeous, love how you did the background.

Markie's Mom said...

WOW!!!! BOTH cards are OUTSTANDING!

Winnie and Patty said...

Peggysue--these cards are wonderful! I especially love the long slender one!!!! TFS

Vicky Gould said...

I don't know which I like better because I think each one is BEST!!!

Lois said...

I think the long card is my favorite, but I've got to tell you that polished stone background really shows off the horse wonderfully.

Susan said...

Love how you used reinkers to create a dramatic background!

Theresa said...

Love your cards...such different looks. Like the long card..great use of cactus!

Virgo5 said...

Love the simplicity of the first card, I never really noticed the guy on the horse til now!

The 2nd card is Absolutely Stunning! Who would have guessed this set could make such a beautiful feminine card!

jdmommy said...

These are just gorgeous!! I love the LONG card, and the fab colors on the second!! WOW!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE that polished stone background card with the flower! What incredible details on both cards! Fabulous!!

jovialjudi said...

Marvelous cards! And both so different! I could not choose a favorite if I had to! Hugs, Judi

Julia Aston said...

Two beautiful card! love the colors on the 2nd one!

Carol Dee said...

Oh WOW! I like both cards. Especially like the LONG card.

Roxie said...

Beautiful and handsome, great colors on the second card.

Connie said...

Love your soft colors and that layout. Great job!
Connie

Debbie Seyer said...

These cards are just beautiful! I especially like your long card! Just wonderful!

giddusadik said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards! Especially the second one!
Nana

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Both cards are great! Love, love the polished stone with those images!

Nanny's Room said...

Both cards are lovely! Great work!

Rhonda said...

Lovin the cowboy theme!

Bev E said...

Love your cards & color selections.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent job with incorporating the circle flourish!!

Jennifer S. said...

The layouts on both of these are great. Love the background on the second one.

Susan Raihala said...

Oh, both cards are amazing! That polished rock technique works beautifully!

Doris said...

These two cards are absolutely stunning!

katspaw said...

The more I look at cards and pages made with the Southwest Cowboy set the more I want to purchase it! Your card is great.

Claudine Poch said...

Two wonderful cards!

Heather B said...

So cool that you used the stamps for a masculine card AND a very pretty feminine card. That's talent!

Heather B said...

So cool that you used the stamps for a masculine card AND a very pretty feminine card. That's talent!

Holly said...

Wow, I love this polished stone look, so beautiful with the new set

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What fun! I know just the person who would love those cards.

Karen said...

The cactus border is great for your long card. Love the colors in the other card. Nice!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The polished stone is just stunning with the horses! Wow!

Super Jen said...

I love the way you used the two cactus stamps together. Well done.

Traci M said...

Now that is one really cool card...the background on the horse using the polished stone is gorgeous, and I love the black medallion to frame it!
The cactus border one is super cute, err I mean manly...and really like the size.
Do you feel like you are growing a cowgirl hat on your head? :)

redwasher1 said...

Both card are amazing!

Emily Keaton said...

Super cool cards! Great use of this new cowboy set :)

Jennifer said...

Beautiful!! Great work

Lillian said...

That's a vey nice long card and the colors on the second one are perfect for the cowgirls.

Sue D said...

Polished stone was a great idea and I like the layout on the long card.

Linda said...

Those are so lovely I love flower on your card!

imastampin said...

Awesome projects!

Heather said...

Gorgeous. Heather

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them. Love the background on the 2nd one!