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.