December Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:Ivy and Blossoms Featured December 18
Oh Beans Featured December 19
Recipe Card Starters Featured December 20
Kilt Fun Featured December 21
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following 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 December 22, 2012, on the Mark's Finest Papers 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 11 PM EST on Friday, December 21, 2012.
Here it is -- the last day of the Blog Hop. And Christmas is right around the corner. Again, all of us at Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company, want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
" You've Got Style"
Today's cards were the most fun for me to make this week. And I think that little Scottie dog is my favorite image this month! My first card was made using Scor-Pal's tutorial called Double Fold Card. Here's the tutorial. I was a bit timid getting started with this one, so I used a piece of copy paper first until I was sure I knew how to fold and cut it. After a couple of stutter starts, I figured out what to do.
The base of the card is MFP Snow Storm Heavy; the mat is Masonry Red; and the DP is Basic Grey Oxford. I love that plaid!
I decorated the middle panel with a Spellbinders Lattice border diecut.
And this is the inside.
I wanted to use the plaid background stamp, and I also wanted more than just two colors. So my second card was actually the most fun of the week. It was made using the tutorial which appears on Splitcoaststampers.
To make the plaid, I first stamped the image with Versafine Crimson Red onto a piece of yellow DP. I confess it was in with my scraps, so I don't really know whose it is -- other than it's probably from a Basic Grey pad. Then I clear embossed it. To get the third color into the plaid, I stamped the image again onto a scrap of MFP Special Mint, embossing with clear embossing powder. Then I carefully cut the green strips and glued them onto the original piece. In order for it to fill up the space on the bottom of my easel card, I had to mat it with several layers of coordinating cardstock. I paper-pieced the blanket on the Scottie dog in the same manner -- with the strip of green. I finished it off with a few little buttons and some paper piercing.
As a bonus today, I made a card using the extra set for this month, You've Got Style. The card was made with another Scor-Pal tutorial, Cami Tri-Fold.
I followed Cambria's directions, except that I had to make the opening on the front wider to accommodate the size of the shoe. The purse was stamped with Versamark and embossed with Detail Gold embossing powder. The papers were from Prima's Annalee patterned paper.
This is what the card looks like opened all the way. You can see how the fold allows the shoe to peek out of the opening in the center panel.
I hope you have enjoyed all the tutorials I included in my posts this week, and I hope you try one or two of them. Make sure you visit everyone else's blogs today and comment often for a chance to win a free stamp set.
Patty P., Lois (that's me), Vicky, Jane C, Debbie, Pam, Pat G, Thrifty Stamper, MariLynn, Karen K, Bonnie, Kathy B, Angela B, Cathy C, Toni, Sue W, Kelli H, Janine B, Tammylee, Janis L, An'jenic, Kate Z, Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co
Stamps: MFP Kilt Fun
Paper: MFP Snow Storm Heavy, Masonry Red; Basic Grey Oxford DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders Lattice Border die, Circle nesties, Clear ep
Stamps: MFP Kilt Fun
Paper: MFP Aged Cranberry, Special Mint, Morning Sun, Snow Storm Smooth; scrap DP
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red, Memento Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk
Accessories: Clear ep, Copic markers, Buttons, Paper-piercing tool
Stamps: MFP You've Got Style
Paper: MFP Spring Leaf, Precious Pink, Ivory; Prima Annalee DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves; Versamark
Accessories: Copic markers, 1 3/8" Square punch, 1/2 Circle punch, Piercing tool and circle template, Gold cord, 1 1/4" Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Gold embossing powder, Pop dots