Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers June Blog Hop - Day 1 Gears to You and Gear Up

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are


 Featured  June 10
Gears To You & Gear Up

Featured June 11
Pretty Pears
 Featured June 12
Great Flowers & Flower Blocks
Featured June 13
Please Snow

Gears to You!  I used the cracked glass technique with this stamp set.  The card size is 3 3/4 x 4 1/4 with the cracked glass panel being an ATC size (also used an image from the MFP ATC stamp set).  I stamped the card background using images from the Gears to You set before layering the cracked glass panel and sentiment onto the card base.  Embellished the card using a Tim Holtz pen nib.
For my Gear Up card I sponged the image panel with distress ink and then used pearl glimmer mist on the stamp as ink and then stamped the misted stamp onto the distress inked panel.  The mist pulled the image off of the ink and left the stamped image to give a unique pearl look to the card!  Twine and a Tim Holtz gear embellish the card.
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 six winners will be announced on 
June 14, 2014 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 10 PM EST on Friday, June 13, 2014.
Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.


  1. Two really interesting masculine cards - well done

  2. Awesome cards. Love the nib and gear embellishments that you used.

  3. Cute cards, I really like the cracked glass on the first one with the nib.

  4. Really cool broken glass technique! I am going to have to give it a try!!

  5. Love the different techniques you have used for both of your cards.

  6. Two wonderful "gears" cards. I especially like the cracked glass technique - very cool!

  7. Hi saw you on the outlawz and am now following you.
    Love the cracked glass on your card.

  8. Hi Vickie!
    I found your blog through the Outlawz and have now become your latest follower. You have some really lovely cards and I look forward to seeing your future projects. I would love for you to visit my blog and become a follower. cardsbymarianne.blogspot.ca

  9. Love both of your cards and techniques Vickie!! Thank you for sharing them with me.

  10. Both are fabulous but I love the second - have not seen that technique before so thank you very much for the inspiration Karen P

  11. Both of these cards are so perfectly masculine. Great job!