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!
We have a BRAND NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGER!
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY!
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.
My first card for this month's hop is an outsized one (4 1/2 inches x 7 1/4 inches) -- made to fit in some envelopes that my daughter gave me. The large gerber daisies were stamped with Versafine Black Onyx on MFP Speedy the Cat's Cream and then colored with Copic markers. I then cut it out using the next-to-the-largest Labels Ten die and sponging with Tim Holtz Distressed Orange Marmalade before removing the die. In order for the mat to be narrow, I traced the same die onto a piece of MFP Florida Peach (the same paper as the card base)and cut it out with scissors. This gives the nice narrow 1/16" border. The sentiment panel was cut with regular Oval Nestabilities, and I added the row of small orange pearls under the sentiment. I added some larger pearls to the image panel, ran some ribbon and made the bow, and then used a corsage pin with some pale green beads.
For my second project I used the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers for the 3" x 3" notecard purse.
For the cards I stamped the single gerber daisy and colored each one a different color. I used the cute little mouse for the purse. The handle for the purse was made using a Martha Stewart punch. The DP on the notecards is the same as what I used for my large card -- Rubber Soul Meadow's Edge.
Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop so you are in the running for the prize package.
Lois (that's me)
Mark’s Finest Papers