Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers. . . Big Cats

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Welcome to the MFP February Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!

Our New Sets are: Greet the Day with Gerber, Big Cats, Spring Has Sprung and He is the Lamb.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!
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All Blog Hop participants will have the chance to win a Month Long GUEST DESIGNER position on our Senior Design team! That’s right! ONE lucky winner will receive a Guest Designer package that will include March 2011’s Four New Release sets, a selection of Premium Papers, and beautiful embellishments. The winner will also receive a Guest Designer Watermark, Blog Button and have the choice to participate in the March 2011 Blog Hop!
What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. EACH DAY that participants comment on all the Design Team blogs, their name will be entered once in the random drawing. Each participant has the opportunity to have his/her name entered up to four times. (There are four days of the blog hop, so there are up to four entries per person.) The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, February 12, 2011

I am having such a time trying to get a decent image of this card, but this will have to do. My thoughts here were twofold; leopards strike me as such elegant, graceful felines, yet mysterious and exotic and also . . dangerous and earthy at the same time! I took some patterned paper with these wonderful stripes that reminded me of decorations from India and I cute around the design on the paper to make my paper 'ribbon' on the side. I embossed the cat's eyes in copper on black . . . its peering at you from the dark! And I used an elegant cuttlebug embossing folder in the background because of the big cat's elegance and grace, but rough twine between the image and sentiment--the mixture of the qualities in this large animal. Sort of an elegant/masculine card if such a thing is possible? Anyway, that's what I was aiming for. Happy hopping and good luck!



WEDNESDAY, February 9, 2011- Big Cats
Nancyruth
Lois
Vicky
Dawn L.
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Claudine
Dawn M.
Joanne T
Nicole
Marilynn
Geri
Lynn
Emily N.
Mark’s Finest Papers

42 comments:

jdmommy said...

I just love copper embossing! Great job!

Liz Williams said...

Love this very different take of this set. The copper is great.

Nerina said...

Eeeek!! Love your take on those cat's eyes ... and I don't feel like I should head outdoors in a hurry!! Gorgeous embossing!!

Lois said...

Whoa! This is exquisite. Love that copper embossing.

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

WOW!

Vicky Gould said...

Take tiger eyes and make them look elegant? Mission accomplished! Beautiful!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Those eyes look like they are ready to pounce - love the colors. TFS

Winnie and Patty said...

Peggysue--I never thought to emboss this stamp in the set! What a great idea!!! Just love it. TFS

Ted said...

Peggysue, I love the African theme you have going on here. :)

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Great masculine card!

Barbara Colbert said...

Love the embossing!!! WOW!!!

Theresa said...

Neat card...love the copper....great stamps!

Joanne Travis said...

So beautiful! The embossing and the decorative strip are lovely touches.

Carol L said...

The great embossing truly adds to the theme of these jungle cats! Beautiful!!!

crotnem said...

Oh those eyes!!! Great.

Julye said...

Wow how different this image looks embossed, fab.thanks for sharing.

Connie said...

So utterly elegant Peggysue.
Connie

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very masculine!

Lynn McAuley said...

Love your dark and mysterious design, Peggysue!! Excellent work on this wonderful card!

Virgo5 said...

Wonderful love the texture!

Darla said...

Love it!! I am always drawn to copper on cardsand this is no exception and that twine tied like whiskers.... Love it!!!!

Sharron said...

Just gorgeous, Peggysue! I love all the embossing and that patterned paper is perfect.

imastampin said...

Very nice. The copper embossing is great for the eyes panel.

Pat said...

Great job on that! The copper embossing, and the button are great, as are the colors you chose.
Hugs, pat Smith

Kristie Maynard said...

Now this is very different and I totally love it! Great job!

Connie C said...

The embossing with copper and the 'ribbon' you made with the dp is really wonderful! I think you've managed to get the effect you wanted. Great set!

Nan G said...

yes, those eyes .... love the effect.

The Mama Monkey said...

Beautiful! Really rustic and safari like! I love it!

Donna said...

Love the sentiment. Great card!

Joanne (jojot) said...

deep, rich , and dramatic

ButterflyEars said...

Love the wonderful look of the golden cat eyes and the embossing.

redwasher1 said...

Super card!!! Love the different look to this!!

Sharon Peele said...

Love your embossing on the BG and the stamp image!! Great job!!

Amy said...

Now this is AWESOME!! That embossing totally steps up these stamps!! So fabulous!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Very cool card! :)

Janet said...

Great texture here. Love it!

pennykitz said...

I really like this one!!! Super Job!!! pennykitz@charter.net
http://pennykitz.blogspot.com/

thinker said...

love the embossed eyes... nice and subtle

Emily Keaton said...

Outstanding texture. Wow!

MariLynn said...

Love the eyes in copper. Gorgeous!

Roxie said...

Spooky eyes in the dark, wouldn't want to cross that kitties path. Great use of the tools for your creation.

wwilloww said...

I am not sure if my comment went through, so I will try again!! Your color choices on your card are just beautiful!!