Tuesday, June 10, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 1 - Gears to You & Gear Up

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured  June 10
Gears To You & Gear Up

Featured June 11
Pretty Pears

 Featured June 12
Great Flowers & Flower Blocks

Featured June 13
Please Snow

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 six winners will be announced on 
June 14, 2014, 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 10 PM EST on Friday, June 13, 2014.

I'm not an official part of the Blog Hop today or tomorrow, but thanks for stopping by.  I do have some cards featuring today's sets to show you.  The two using Gears to You are both rather clean and simple -- and all four of my cards would be appropriate for a guy.  For the first one, I inked up an acrylic block, spritzed it with a little water, and stamped it in the center of the card.  Then I stamped the gears and sentiment.  

The only stamping on my second card is the sentiment.  The background is embossed and the gears are die cuts.

I've also got two cards made with the other (coordinating) set for today, Gear Up.  Both of these cards are a bit busier than the first two.   Gear Up contains a background stamp and one sentiment.  I stamped the background in black and colored in the gears with metallic pens, cutting out the full image and layering it on both silver and copper papers.  I tied a silver ribbon in a knot (no bows for guys!) and then popped up the sentiment panel, which also includes a die cut of a gear).

My second card is one-layer, with some die-cuts and copper twine added.  The sentiment is from the Gears to You mini set.

Here's the Design Team for today:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Card #1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Gears to You
Ink:  Ranger Distress Tea Dye, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Premium Heavy White
Accessories:  Detail Gold and Copper embossing powder, Acrylic block, Water spritzer

Card #2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Gears to You
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Black Linen, Snow Storm Smooth; American Crafts Silver, Gold and Copper Glitter paper
Accessories:  Cuttlebug Retro Circles embossing folder, Spellbinders Spritely Sprockets dies

Card #3
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Gear Up
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Snow Storm Smooth, Black Linen; American Crafts Silver and Copper Glitter paper
Accessories:  Fabel-Castell Gold, Silver, and Copper artist pens; Ribbon; Spellbinders Spritely Sprockets die, Foam pop dots

Card #4
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Gear Up & Gears to You
Ink:  Memento London Fog, Versamark
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Premium Heavy White; American Crafts Copper Glitter paper
Accessories:  Copper twine, Copper embossing powder, Spellbinders Spritely Sprockets die, Circle punch, Foam pop dot


MariLynn said...

Great cards. I love the embossed gears on the one card and I love how you tied the silver ribbon in a knot.

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, you have made some fantastic cards with the gear sets. I love how you embossed the gears on the embossed paper on the second card.

Pam MacKay said...

Awesome cards Lois love all of them! That die cut is great too!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

I don't know which card I like the best. They are all fun and Gear-riffic *U*

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

I don't know which card I like the best. They are all fun and Gear-riffic *U*

Kathy Bradley said...

Oh my gosh, Lois, you actually made the cards with gears look lovely and elegant! That's something for using gears!!

Carolyn said...

How to create a classy cards using gears? You have done it so well. Thanks for sharing with us.

Vickie Y said...

Love all the detail on each of your gear cards!

itzamitzi said...

My favorites are cards 2 and 3. I love the simplicity of #2 and #3 is just plain stunning and I really like the little gear with the sentiment. Fantastic work on all four cards!

Karen said...

All of these are fabulous and varying the colours makes each look very unique! Thank you for the inspiration Karen P

Pat said...

Great cards. The first one was my favorite.

Beth F. said...

Great masculine cards!

KC said...

such great creations! I love this set! beautiful work!!!

Sandy Hentzel said...

Lovin the gears!