Friday, June 22, 2012

June Blog Hop Day 4

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

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.

Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Mary (you are here)
Thrifty Stamper
Janis L.
Mark's Finest Papers

I really like the seashells in this new set and I was determined to use them for my sample card. So I took some cheesecloth to simulate a net and filled it with the stamped shells, some clam buttons and pearls. The images were stamped with versamark and then embossed with white embossing powder.

I took some twine and ran it around the cheesecloth and tied a knot on each end. Don't know how to make a sailor's knot so I did a "faux" one (lol).

My sentiment is from the island life set from yesterday. I am going to give this card to my friend who is going to the Outer Banks next week. She loves the beach. I thought I would pack her a little travel package of goodies for the 10 hour drive.

Well this is the final day of the hop. I hope you have enjoyed all my samples as well as the rest of the team. Next stop is MariLynn's blog.

Some other challenges:
1.  Repeat Impressions DCC620 ~ Head for the Beach Challenge
2.  Sarah Hurley has a dimention & texture challenge. I used cheesecloth and embossed my sea shells, added pearls & twine.


  1. I love this in all white on black! Great idea with the cheesecloth!

  2. Oh my! The white embossing on black here is sooo striking. I love it!

  3. fantastic card! great composition and unusual color combination

  4. Oh, wow! I love this, Mary. The black and white and the way you used the cheesecloth is awesome. I like that you added the pearls, too. What a striking creation!!!!

  5. Great card; love all the details, especially the cheesecloth-that's thinking outside the box! Thanks for sharing

  6. Black & white is a great effect! wish I thought of it. lol!
    stamping sue

  7. I love the monochromatic look of this, the white embossing is beautiful : )

  8. I love the net, good use of 'stuff'...thanks for sharing

  9. I love black and white cards and yours is stunning! kk

  10. Like the texture & dimension that the cheesecloth adds to this holding the sea shells. The twine is a wonderful touch. Has a definite seashore feel to it. Reminds me of my younger days on growing up on the E coast of FL near the Cape. I like all things sea shell. Have a sea shell collection in my master bathroom. Wallpaper theme of master bathroom is beach/sand castles/sea shells.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  11. Such a great idea to use the cheesecloth! Love the net full of shells and your knots! :)
    I am sure your friend will appreciate the card and the goodies!

  12. Mary, this is gorgeous. I love the chesecloth, and the black and white is just stunning!!!

  13. The white embossing on the black is stunning.

  14. WOW! Mary, this is a work of art. I love how you added the cheescloth net. Simply gorgeous!!! Great job showcasing the sets this week!! HUGS!!

  15. Love your design with the creative cheesecloth 'net' Mary - really stunning in the black and white! I'm sure your friend will love this as she goes off to the ocean!

  16. Whoa! Back up the train.... let me look at this again. This is fabulous! :) Janis

  17. wow and wow this is so beautiful love the color that you use

  18. Perfect card for your vacationing friend.

  19. WOW Mary that is too cool. I love your net with the sea shells in it.

  20. Oh my gosh, Mary, what a gorgeous and elegant card! I love your net filled with shells - and I especially like the black BG with pretty white embossing!

  21. What a dramaticly gorgeous card!!! I LOVE the b/w and the details you've used are stunning. Thank you for playing along with the DCC at The House That Stamps Built.

  22. Very unique card. Amazing design!

  23. Wow Mary--what a fantastic card!!!! I really really like this one! TFS

  24. Beautiful!! Love how you embossed and embellished!!

  25. This card is a WOW in the black and white - very cool effect.LOve it.

  26. Wow, wow, wow! How beautiful, and oh so clever is this! Fabulous creation! Thanks so much for joining our DCC challenge at The House that Stamps Built!

  27. Wow, Mary! How clever and unique! I love the "net"!

  28. Absolutely fabulous! I love how different this is! :-) Thank you so much for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges this time, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have a new challenge sponsored by Sarah Hurley if you would like to pop by and play along!



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