Thursday, November 27, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 3 - Ice Skating



Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

Nov. Blog Hop! 



This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured  Nov. 25
Java Time

Featured Nov. 26
Crisp Winter

 Featured Nov. 27
Ice Skating

Featured Nov. 28
Vintage Fashion


Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the participating blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, on the MFP Stamp Shop blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win; and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 
10 PM EST on Friday, November 28, 2014.

I'm not an official member of the Blog Hop today, but I'm glad you stopped by to see what I did with today's set, Ice Skating.  


My second card using today's set is a Flip Card, made with a Stephanie Barnard flip die for Sizzix.



Be sure to check out the rest of the Blog Hop.

Here's the Design Team for today:



Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

CCEE1448 - Telescoping Image Technique

Maryann continues as hostess for the CCEE Stampers this week and has asked us to make a card using the Telescoping Image technique.  You can find a tutorial for this technique here.  I enjoy using different techniques on my cards, so this challenge was fun.


Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see the cards made by the rest of the design team.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 2 - Crisp Winter


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

November Blog Hop! 



This month's New Stamp Set Releases are


 Featured Nov. 25
Java Time


Featured Nov. 26
Crisp Winter


 Featured Nov. 27
Ice Skating

Featured Nov. 28
Vintage Fashion


Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the participating blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on Saturday, November 29, 2014, on the MFP Stamp Shop blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win; and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday, 
November 28, 2014.

When I first looked at today's set, Crisp Winter, I thought of a big stained glass window; and it reminded me of an Arched Window die I have.  While I didn't actually use the die to cut out my shape (it was just a bit too narrow), I did use it to draw the shape.  The branch on the bottom panels of my window is from another MFP set, Chill in the Air.  I created the snowflakes using masking fluid.  I wrote a tutorial for this technique, which you can see here.


I am a guest designer for the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  I took that opportunity to show off another image from today's set.  This is my sample card for the challenge.


I actually made two similar cards; this one was inspired by the sketch but did not exactly match the layout.



Be sure to check out the rest of the MFP design team to see how they used Crisp Winter.

Here's the Design Team for today:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.