Thursday, July 15, 2010

Blog Hop Day 3 ~ Flourishes and Frame

Mark's Finest Papers' Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop. Our very talented Design Teams have created exciting paper crafts for your inspiration. With the addition of New Design Team members, this is going to be a really fun-packed Hop! Sit back, and hold on to your mouse! This is going to be a FABULOUS ride! Come Hop along with us!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Background Fun, Southwest Cowboy, Flourishes & Frame, and Apples & Camellia. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!
For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on July 13, 14, 15, and 16, 2010. On Saturday, (July 17, 2010), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day. ( There will be four different winners, one winner for each day.) SO THAT MEANS IF YOU MISSED A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE OTHER CHANCES WIN! And, you can go back and comment, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!

Here is my card for Flourishes and Frame, using tan and white paper from MFP, punches, ribbon, gold cord, and of course an MFP charm.

Thursday July 15: Flourishes & Frame
July Guest Designer- Melisa Waldorf-
Nancyruth -
Lois -
Jeanne -
Faith -
Mark├ó€™s Finest Papers -

Please join us again tomorrow for the last day of the Blog Hop.

DDIC #32

Our Inspiration challenge this week comes from the Container store. This lovely gift wrapping is what Lori, our Fearless Leader, chose to give us to work with.......and the colors are absolutely gorgeous.

The pink, the wonderful green ... what a basis for making a card or project!
The flowers were so delicate, and that's what led to the card you see below:

I used a very delicate flower that was mostly petals. They are painted in the palest pinks to go with the pink framing. The soft green seems to be the same color as the inspiration wrapping paper, and to fill it out, I added the Sizzix Victorian corners.

The flowers are cut out and popped up. That took a lot of time, but I thought it was really worth it. I was looking for not only dimension, but also texture. It seemed to have a distinctly Asian feel, hence the Chinese character. I hope you like it.

Please feel free to join us by adding DDIC to your keyword, and be sure to check in with the rest of the team and their projects by going to their blogs through my sidebar. See you in two weeks.