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Mark’s Finest Papers April Release – Day 4!!

 Welcome to Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Company’s 
April Blog Hop!
This month’s New Stamp Set Releases are
Fabulous Dogs Featured April 17
Daffodil Greetings Featured April 18
Hey, Cowboy! Featured April 19
Train Talk Featured April 20

The last set released this week is call Train Talk.   It’s a great set for young and not so young boys!

I stamped the image with Memento ink and colored it with red pencils.   The plaid paper is from Basic Grey’s Jovial line – yes it is a christmas paper but looks good for a masculine card any time of year!

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 April 21, 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 April 20, 2012.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Mary
Marilynn
Pam
Debbie
Nancy
Bonnie
Kathy
Brenda
Toni
Tangii
Anna S
Sue
Kelli
Janine
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Mark’s Finest Papers February Blog Hop Day 2!

Hello! Welcome to Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Company’s February Blog Hop!
This month’s New Stamp Set Releases are
Relax A Bit Featured February 14
North American Woods Featured February 15
Blessings Featured February 16
Dogwood Blossoms Featured February 17

 

Yesterday’s card was all feminine – today it’s all about the guys!  Here is my card featuring images from todays release – North American Woods.

I stamped the image with Memento Ink on white cardstock and sponged with Memento inks.  The frame was also white cardstock sponged with similar colors.  I used Memento Dandelion, Cantaloupe and Potters Clay.  To make it more rustic I used a stipple brush and stippled some black around the frame.

Nestabilities were used to cut out the circles.    I used kraft, black and red cardstock from MFP.  Black twine seemed a good choice to finish it off.

 
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 February 18, 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 February 17, 2012.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Mary
Dawn M.
Marilynn
Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam
Debbie
Nancy – you are here!
Bonnie
Harriet
Kathy
Brenda
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Our new promotion begins this month! With the purchase of the February New Release Package, you will receive this stamp set for FREE!

Our February New Release Mini:
Spring Joy
Thanks for stopping by today – check back tomorrow for day 3!!

men at work

Caution:  Men with tools!   This card is for today’s featured stamper challenge and it gave me a chance to use this great workbench image from Peddlers Pack!  Does your guy have a workbench – or do you?  Is it as neat as this one?

I stamped the image (it’s just one stamp that covers almost the front of a card) in Memento Tuxedo Black on Copic X-Press it Blending cardstock.  Then I went to work coloring with copics – I used a bunch and an image like this calls for many colors in the brown and grey ranges.  Here is what I used

E21-E25-E27….E49-E44-E41……Y19-Y00…R46-R59-R20….N8-N3-N1….C1-C5

Once I finished coloring I mounted it on red, then on a caramel card base.

The “caution” sentiment was computer generated and printed on yellow cardstock – I think is is saffron.

Take a closer look at the embellishment behind the sentiment – see that metallic thing?  That is called a “lock washer” and this one is  a 5/16″ size.  I was at Home Depot with Orvil and saw a small pack of these and thought they would make a great embellishment for a guy card.  I bet if these were in the craft store they would probably sell for about $5, but at Home Depot a pack of 12 were about $1.   I also found some cork pieces that I will use on another “guy” card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

blog hopping!

Hello friends!  Today I am blog hopping with the talented ladies from the DigiDesign House!   The theme for this hop is “Follow Your Dreams”.    I’ve gone with a masculine themed card because I am always dreaming of my man!! Plus it reminds me of the wonderful vacations we took throughout the southwest.  And you can never have too many masculine cards.

The card uses two images from the Western set.  I uploaded both the hat and boot images onto one file, resized them and printed the image on copic x-press it blending cardstock.  I used the following copics to color:  R35, R39, R59, R89, Eoo, E08, E11, E15 and E18.

Once I was finished coloring I used the “ragging” technique to add a little texture to the hat.  Ragging is taking a piece of an old rag, applying a little bit of copic colorless blender fluid to it, then pressing the rag onto the image.  The colorless blender removes some of the color and leaves a textured look.  Here is a closer look at the hat image.  The center image is “before” the right image is after applying the rag.  If you look closely at the one on the right you can see it is more “mottled”.

I’ve been stamping for many, many years and when I first started it was wood mounted rubber only.  Then I went to a stamp convention and saw bins of unmounted rubber – I initially thought I would never go unmounted until I saw some wonderful images that were available only unmounted and ended up with a bunch!

Fast forward a few years and clear stamps started making their way onto the market.  Again I thought I would never stray from rubber, but, once again I saw some beautiful images that I just had to have.  My stamp collection is now about half rubber and half clear.

Fast forward again to the present day and the wonderful world of digital stamping.  Well, never say never!  There are some incredible digital images available.  The great thing about digis is that you can resize them and flip them around to fit your needs.  The DigiDesign House, which is the digital side of The Angel Company has some great digis – this card uses the Western set and I know I will get much use out of this set!

As part of the blog hop three mystery Design Team members will be giving away the Cool Chicks set from Digi Design House to a random commenter on their blog post. You have until 6:00PM CST on Thursday, March 3 to comment. At 6:01PM, the number of comments will be tallied, and the random number generator will do its magic to pick the winner. You don’t know which team members have the candy, so make sure you comment on EACH stop in the hop. Additionally, all of the names of our faithful (those of you who comment on EVERY stop on the hop) will be put in a hat to draw an additional set! Oh yes, we are giving away FOUR FREE STAMP SETS!   So – continue hopping and you can be a winner!  So, if you came here from Michelle’s blog you can continue on to Paula-Kay’s blog.  If you came here on your own, you can start from the beginning with Christine’s blog.

*Christine Pennington
* Debra Miller
* Dee Pritschet 
* Hannah Clark
* Mandi-Lee Klinger (Guest Designer) 
* Michelle Single (Coordinator)
* Nancy Kirk (Guest Designer)   <—you are here!
* Paula-Kay Bourland
* Stephanie Serrano
* Teresa Jenkins
* Tracy Jackson

Thanks so much!

Shirt and tie

Here’s one for the guys – it’s for the Embellish Magazine challenge  which calls for paper piecing and using the colors yellow, light and dark green and kraft.

The shirt and tie images are from Rubbernecker and were paper pieced using Basic Grey’s Origins paper line – which is the perfect match for the colors of the challenge.  The green part of the card is also from the same BG series.  Everything was mounted on a craft top fold card.

Thanks for stopping by today!