Saturday, February 28, 2015

MFP Stamp Shop Blog Challenge - Create a Scene!

 
This week's MFP Stamp Shop Blog challenge is to create a scene and use a fence on your card.
 
For my card, I used the MP Stamp Shop Spring Things stamp set.  For the scene I first created a side-step card for my card base.  The fence and grass were punched using Martha Stewart Border Punches.  The sentiment was stamped and then punched out using a Fiskars Cloud punch.  The bunny and butterfly  were fussy cut and added to the card.
 
Please share your card with a scene and fence with us!  You can find the challenge HERE.

Friday, February 27, 2015

MFP Stamp Shop Oriental Sketch Challenge 67

 
Here is this week's Oriental Sketch for the MFP SpeedyTV Challenge:
 
 
For my card, I used the MFP Stamp Shop Works of Art stamp set.  I decided to use two coloring techniques using the sketch.
 
The background was created using the Bokeh technique.  I used the smooth side of Ranger watercolor paper, spritzed it with water to get it good and wet, then I wet my watercolor brush and loaded it using watercolor paint and touching the wet panel with the paint and watched as it spread; did this with 3 different colors, red, green, and yellow.  I used my heat gun to dry the wet watercolored panel.  The colors blended together beautifully for a soft background.  Then, I created a circle mask using transparency film and circle punches.   Laid the mask over the colored panel and used white craft ink to randomly sponge the circles onto the panel, making the larger circles lighter and the smaller circles darker.  I also used my heat gun to speed up the ink drying process.
 
I used white craft ink to stamp the dogwood branch onto black cardstock.  I then dabbed pearlescent chalks over the white stamped image to make the image colors pop on the black cardstock!
 
We hope you'll use the sketch and share your Oriental cards with us at the MFP SpeedyTV Oriental Sketch Challenge this week.  You can find the challenge HERE.

MFP Oriental Card Blog Hop - Day 4


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers Stamp Shop
 February Blog Hop

 We're doing something different to start out the new year. We're looking back at all the wonderful sets released in 2014. For the next 4 days the Oriental Sketch Challenge Design Team will show you their "Favorite Oriental" sets of 2014. Please visit each blog and leave a comment. One person will be chosen to receive this Oriental Stamp Set .
Birds of the Orient

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win the Birds of the Orient set! 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!) The winner will be announced on 
Feb. 28, 2015 on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 10 PM EST on Friday Feb. 27, 2014

Let's get started!!

Here's the Oriental Sketch Design Team:
Today we are doing a Two Tone Resist Technique
Tutorial can be found HERE
 Try out the tutorial.  Post your card on Speedy TV.

I used MFP Stamp Shop Works of Art, Natures Brushstrokes, and Be Virtuous stamp sets.

Pat 

Come on back tomorrow to see if you are the Winner!!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

MFP Oriental Card Blog Hop - Day 3


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers Stamp Shop
 February Blog Hop

 We're doing something different to start out the new year. We're looking back at all the wonderful sets released in 2014. For the next 4 days the Oriental Sketch Challenge Design Team will show you their "Favorite Oriental" sets of 2014. Please visit each blog and leave a comment. One person will be chosen to receive this Oriental Stamp Set .
Birds of the Orient

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win the Birds of the Orient set! 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!) The winner will be announced on 
Feb. 28, 2015 on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 10 PM EST on Friday Feb. 27, 2014

Let's get started!!

Here's the Oriental Sketch Design Team:
Today we are doing a Block it Off Technique
Tutorial can be found HERE
 Try out the tutorial.  Post your card on Speedy TV.

This was my first time to use the "block it off" technique.  FUN technique with so many possibilities!  I used the MFP Stamp Shop Lucky You stamp set.

Pat 

Come on back tomorrow for more Oriental Favorites!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

MFP Oriental Card Blog Hop - Day 2


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers Stamp Shop
 February Blog Hop

 We're doing something different to start out the new year. We're looking back at all the wonderful sets released in 2014. For the next 4 days the Oriental Sketch Challenge Design Team will show you their "Favorite Oriental" sets of 2014. Please visit each blog and leave a comment. One person will be chosen to receive this Oriental Stamp Set .
Birds of the Orient

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win the Birds of the Orient set! 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!) The winner will be announced on 
Feb. 28, 2015 on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 10 PM EST on Friday Feb. 27, 2014

Let's get started!!

Here's the Oriental Sketch Design Team:
Today we are making Center Step Cards
Tutorial can be found HERE
 Try out the tutorial.  Post your card on Speedy TV.

 
For my center step card, I used the MFP Stamp Shop Lanterns stamp set.

Pat 

Come on back tomorrow for more Oriental Favorites!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

One Layer Christmas Card Challenge 4 Reminder

 
The One Layer Christmas Card Challenge (OLCCC) is always anything Christmas goes with an optional twist.  The twist for challenge 4 is Bells. 
 
For my card I used the inlaid die technique!  What a FUN technique and gives a smooth card front.  I used the Sizzix Card w/Jingle Cut Out die and then cut out the jingle again using red cardstock and inlaid it into the cutout on the cardbase.  The bells image is from the Stampin' Up Bells and Boughs stamp set.
 
Get a head start on your 2015 Christmas cards and join in the OLCCC.  We would love to see your gorgeous CAS Christmas cards!
 
 
You'll find the challenge HERE.
 

MFP Stamp Shop Oriental Card Blog Hop - Day 1


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers Stamp Shop
 February Blog Hop

 We're doing something different to start out the new year. We're looking back at all the wonderful sets released in 2014. For the next 4 days the Oriental Sketch Challenge Design Team will show you their "Favorite Oriental" sets of 2014. Please visit each blog and leave a comment. One person will be chosen to receive this Oriental Stamp Set .
Birds of the Orient

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win the Birds of the Orient set! 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!) The winner will be announced on 
Feb. 28, 2015 on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 10 PM EST on Friday Feb. 27, 2014

Let's get started!!

Here's the Oriental Sketch Design Team:
Today we are making Screen Cards
Tutorial can be found HERE
 Try out the tutorial.  Post your card on Speedy TV.

For my screen card, I used the MFP Stamp Shop Birds of the Orient and Marsh Silhouettes stamp sets.


Pat 

Come on back tomorrow for more Oriental Favorites!!