Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mark"s Finest Papers Release: Flourishes & Frame

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 Flourishes and Frame and I've been using this set a lot. I love a good flourish and this one is as fancy as the heart could wish.

I needed a wedding card and decided to offset the frame a bit stamping and embossing white on white. I've lost my fine white embossing powder and had to use clear instead, which made the image a bit lighter than I would like, but I hope you can see it. Then you can overstamp another image because the embossing resists it. To finish off the card there is just a slight border of pink at the top and a bit of embossing in the lower corners.


For this next one, I am a big fan of pink with cream and this stamp again seemed a natural for a bit of a graceful look. My good friend Joanne gave me a package of pretty pink flowers over a year ago, would you believe this is the first time they've matched up enough to use one? Notice the frame is centered but the sentiment is not, this gives you room to add an embellishment.


This is my oldest daughter's favorite card, she likes the brighter colors. Again, I bought these primas ages ago and they've never suited a card before, but seemed to match the bounce and spirit of the DP. Thanks for looking.


Here is the complete hop order, if you follow along to the very end, the last link will take you to Mark's Finest Papers store front. Happy hopping!

July Guest Designer- Melisa Waldorf
Nancyruth
Lois
Vicky
Jeanne
Anne
Debbie
Peggysue<------This is me!
Faith
Susan
Judi
Patty
Karen
Connie
Roxie
Vicki
Joanne
Dawn
Claudine
Liz
Mark’s Finest Papers

39 comments:

giddusadik said...

I have no words! The cards are so beautiful!
Nana

Dawn Mercedes said...

Ooh...#1 is my favorite!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love your unique style of off-center stamping! Every one of your cards is gorgeous with wonderful detail work!

Vicky Gould said...

Each card leads to another equally beautiful. Really, really beautiful!

Lois said...

Three masterpieces! I like the punched/embossed corner on the first one, the offset sentiment of the second one, and the bright colors of the third. You go, Girl!

Debbie said...

I would love to receive these cards. They are beautiful!

jovialjudi said...

Your first card is perfect for a wedding...so romantic! The second is gorgeous and the third is happy! You aced these PeggySue!! Hugs, Judi

Theresa said...

Gorgeous cards...love this stamp set.

Anika said...

Love your Birthday card! Those flowers and colors are great!

jdmommy said...

All elegant, all different! I love the pink and white with the embossed frame!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous projects! I am really enjoying the creations with this set!

Bev E said...

Wow great cards...I think my favorite is the wedding card, but it was very hard to pick just 1.

Carol Dee said...

WOW-wow-wow !!!! All three are perfectly stunning.

Virgo5 said...

Wow! Soft and elegant to colourful & fun, they are all fabulous!

Debbie Seyer said...

I love that last card so much. Kioshi is one of my favorite patterned papers! They are all beautiful!

Roxie said...

Such elegance, I like the soft pink on the first two, great job on the third too.

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards--I like the embossing and the offset sentiments.

Lillian said...

All your cards are so pretty, my fav is the second one.

Becky said...

you are on a roll with these fabulous cards. number 1 is my fav.

Jennifer S. said...

All of these are lovely! And I think the embossing shows up just fine on the first one. Great job.

Super Jen said...

Love the embossing on that first card. This would be a great wedding card.

Holly said...

Wow, these are stunning, love them all!

Nanny's Room said...

These are all just gorgeous!!!

katspaw said...

Wow, each card is so different! and so beautiful in their own right

Claudine Poch said...

Wow, three cards! Each one is gorgeous!

Susan said...

all three are very pretty and unique!

Cheryl Walker said...

OMgosh you have been busy!!! I LOVE them all!!! They are all my favorite as each 1 is different!!!! Beautiful job with this set!!!
Hugs,
cheryl

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! Talk about an array of samples! Whoa!! All are just elegant!! Fabulous job!

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh Peggysue--these are GORGEOUS!!!! You really did a wonderful job showcasing all the various ways to use Flourishes & Frame!!!! I especially love the wedding card!!! TFS

Emily Keaton said...

All three cards are perfectly lovely. Great work showcasing this set :)

Karen said...

All 3 of your cards are equally beautiful.

mmwilken said...

Oh, what gorgeous cards. Just love the flourishes!! Thanks for sharing!

Liz Williams said...

All of these are so beautiful. I can'
t even decide which is my favorite because there is something special about each one.

Markie's Mom said...

All three are BIG WOWS!!!!!!!!!

Jess said...

Classic!

Heather said...

Gorgeous, i love these flourishes and frames. Heather

Heather B said...

These are simply gorgeous! My fav is the embossed white on white. All are beautiful!

Terri said...

Great job on all of them. I especially like the 2nd one. Very pretty!

Karen Lynn said...

Very elegant!