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using graphic images for backgrounds

Today I am using a graphic image strip to create a background.  Here’s the card:

The background panel with the white design uses an image from  Papertrey’s Background Builders – Retro set.  I stamped the image 7 times on a piece of transparency using Staz-on white opaque ink.   Lining each row up was a breeze with the Fiskars Stamp Press – if you don’t have one of these get one!!  It is perfect for doing this type of pattern.

The sentiment, from Impression Obsession, was stamped with SU Teal ink  The patterned paper is from American Crafts Shoreline series, the cardstock from Mark’s Finest Papers.  The little starfish sticker is from K and Company and was the perfect match in color to the cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Mark’s Finest Papers June Release Day 4: Silly Shells

Welcome to Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Company’s  June Blog Hop!

This month’s New Stamp Set Releases are
Welcome Poppies Featured June 19
I’m In Stitches Featured June 20

Island Life Featured June 21

Silly Shells Featured June 22

Today’s set, Silly Shells, has some great shell images along with wonderful sentiments.  I used many of the images on this card – mostly for the background.

The images were stamped with Memento Desert Sand  and the sentiment with Rich Cocoa.

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 June 23, 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 11PM EST on Friday June 22, 2012.

Lois

Vicky

Anne

Pat G.

Karen H.

Patty P.

Mary

Marilynn

Pam

Debbie

Nancy – you are here!

Bonnie

Kathy

Brenda

Toni

Tangii

Thrifty Stamper

Sue

Kelli

Janine

Tammylee

Janis L.

Mark’s Finest

Mark’s Finest Papers June Release Day 3: Island Life

Welcome to Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Company’s June Blog Hop!

This month’s New Stamp Set Releases are
Welcome Poppies Featured June 19
I’m In Stitches Featured June 20

Island Life Featured June 21

Silly Shells Featured June 22

Today’s set, Island Life, is my favorite of the releases this month.  I love anything beachy and can see the images in this set used not just for birthday, but also for holiday cards that I send to my family up north.

This no-layer card was done on heavy weight watercolor paper.  The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with watercolors.  It was quick and easy – and you end up with a card that is a breeze to mail!

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 June 23, 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 11PM EST on Friday June 22, 2012.

Lois

Vicky

Anne

Pat G.

Karen H.

Patty P.

Mary

Marilynn

Pam

Debbie

Nancy – you are here

Bonnie

Kathy

Brenda

Toni

Tangii

Thrifty Stamper

Sue

Kelli

Janine

Tammylee

Janis L.

Mark’s Finest

Island Life

Here is the final sneak peek for Mark’s Finest Papers.  This set, to be released next week, is called Island Life.  I am loving this set.  Living in Florida I am always  on the lookout for beachy type images and I love the ones on this set.  Here is my card.

I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on watercolor paper and colored with watercolor pencils.

Stop by next week when we have the official blog hop!!!

sneak peek – Silly Shells

Welcome friends to another sneak peek day!  Today I am showing stamps from the soon to be released set from Mark’s Finest Papers called Silly Shells.

I love all types of beachy stamps and this shell set will be one of those that I go to again and again.  I chose a clean and simple layout – the images are stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with copics.   I sponged memento sand and sky inks for the background.

Be sure to stop by again this week for more sneak peeks!