Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Marks Finest Papers July Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
    July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Asian Delights Featured July 17
Wild & Free Featured July 18
Garden Art Featured July 19
Hot & Spicy Featured July 20

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 July 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 July 20, 2012.

 
For my card today, I used a wax paper technique to create my background. It's an old stamp tv technique. I took wax paper crumpled it up-then straightened it out an then placed it between 2 sheets of white cardstock.  I pulled out my iron and ironed the cardstock for a few seconds.


wax paper background

I then used a direct-to-paper technique and rubbed distress ink all over the cardstock. I used wild honey and vintage photo. The next step is to take a paper towel and rub off the excess ink. The design you see here is what shows up on the cardstock. I thought it looked like animal skin.

I stamped 3 of the giraffes from this fab new set and some grass underneath their feet.  The grass is from a set we previewed last month - scenic selections.

Using my stamp-a-ma-jig for placement I took the sentiment and stamped it on 2 lines. I am going to give this card to a young couple that we mentor. They are pregnant with their first baby. On the inside I am going to computer generate "and baby makes 3".

To complete my card I added some chocolate ribbon and a corduroy button.

That's it for me today. So see you tomorrow for day 3 of the hop. Click on MariLynn's photo below for the next stop on the hop. 

29 comments:

  1. Cool card, Mary. That really does look like animal skin. I like how you used the set from last month for the grass. Creative and very pretty card.

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  2. Awesome card! Love how you're using it as a baby card.

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  3. Mary--what a great card!!! I love the background paper you created. Your layout is wonderful! TFS

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  4. What a great way to use the set - would never have thought of it as a "welcome baby" card.

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  5. Wow this is a great tip and it really dose look like animal skin. Awesome card and you did an awesome job. TFS AJ~

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  6. Wonderful technique for the background. What a very pretty card...a keeper for sure, Mary!

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  7. Nice background, Mary. What a great idea to use as a "congrats for your new baby" card!

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  8. what a cute idea to add baby makes three inside. I like the wax paper technique haven't done it in years mainly because I hate to iron. lol!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  9. Love the background...beautiful card!!

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  10. Love the giraffes and the background. I recently tried the technique and it is great!

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  11. Very cool using this technique! Love your inside sentiment.

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  12. Thanks for sharing a new technique that does look like animal skin. I suppose that you need to have the steam off & no water in the iron so as to not melt the wax paper. Correct? Wild about this stamp set. Wonderful creations. On my bucket list is to go on an African Safari. I used Be Wild & Free for the Simple Salutations Ch#3 Tree and used 2 inks to color it.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  13. WOW! Mary, this is a great technique and love the way it makes that paper look! Gorgeous card too.
    Lynn

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  14. Your background paper looks fantastic! I love the sentiment on this stamp, too. Sometimes I could use a little less 'adventure.' :-)

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  15. So cool! What an amazing paper you created, it works so well here. The addition of the grass is cool too!

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  16. So pretty all in a row. :) Janis

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  17. Fabulous card and great job with the technique :)

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  18. Mary,
    Fantastic and lovely card - and your BG is wonderful!

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  19. Cool card Mary. I love that technique, I am going to have to try it. You know I am the queen of techniques.

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  20. Awesome card; love the color combo. Will have to try this technique. Thanks for sharing

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  21. what a great card! I love that technique!

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  22. Oh, I love those giraffes and the way you made your background paper!

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  23. I really love the color combo but the background paper with wadded up wax paper made the car unique. Thank you so much for a beautiful card.

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  24. Great background, great card!

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  25. Beautiful card, love how you did the background!

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  26. Love that paper technique! Another one for my files!!
    This is such a great card and a wonderfully unique way to welcome a baby! Love this idea and the sentiments!

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  27. Your background paper is perfect. Thanks for the reminder of that technique...it's very effective. I'm sure the recipients will be thrilled with this lovely card.

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