Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hot & Spicy - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 4

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 and Free Featured July 18
Garden Art Featured July 19
Hot and 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 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 July 20, 2012.

Now I just had way too much fun using today's featured set Hot and Spicy, so I'm showing two different projects for you: a clean-and-simple card plus another framed item.
First up is a card that took about 20minutes to make, mostly because of the couple of masks that were needed for the peppers.  The technique is called cascading images and it's really simple to do; it just looks hard.  I started out by stamping one of the chili peppers along the right side border, made & cut out a mask, then repeated with a pepper going the other way - moving the masks along the way.  Once my stamping was finished, I stamped my saying, highlighted it with prismacolor markers and my card was done.

My second project is perfect for the kitchen.  I took another $1 store frame, added a die cut frame, and stamped the chili pepper string into the middle before coloring the peppers and raffia with prismacolor markers.  For a little extra dimension, I added a couple of strips of raffia folded into bows before adding two cut out chili peppers over them.  In order to get the saying to fit inside the framed area, I cut the entire saying apar (very carefully I might add) and then reassembled it next to the string of chili peppers to make sure it fit just right before stamping.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and make sure to stop by the rest of the design team blogs to leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.   Also, join us next week for our Christmas In July Blog Hop for some more inspiration and gift ideas.

Stamps: MFP Hot & Spicy
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Card Stock: MFP Snow Storm Smooth
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, $1 Store Frame, Raffia, Glue Dots


  1. Nice card but great frame for the kitchen

  2. Cute card and project. That black frame makes the art work pop. Thanks for letting me peek at your cards.

  3. I like your cascading peppers...good job with the masking. Your frame is a perfect kitchen hanging.

  4. Great project. Love the frame with the saying..great job.

  5. good card but better framed art! keep up the good work/art!!!
    stamping sue

  6. I like your border down the side of your card. And another great frame! You've got an art gallery going this month!

  7. Great card with the chilis stamped down the side and I love how you showcased the sentiment. Great frame, too!!!

  8. Love the pepper placed on one side and I like how you highlighted the word spicy in red. And how cute is that frame. The sentiment is perfect. LOL too cute. TFS AJ~

  9. Especially like the frame. My daughter likes more spicy food than I do. I like my food with some spice as in hot spice but tend to like mild more. Your creations are HOT looking indeed. These make me think of Tex Mex food.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  10. Bonnie,
    Your card is so cute, but you know how much I love your framed pieces - wow - this is awesome - what a perfect gift for a friend that loves to cook!

  11. What a great idea for a kitchen accent! You're too clever.

  12. Beautiful pieces - love the cascading peppers, and the framed piece is just great! I've enjoyed the hop. Thanks for your part in it.

  13. Bonnie--loving your beautiful card and project!!! Too hot!! TFS

  14. Great projects! You brave woman, cutting up your stamps like that! I think it paid off!

  15. Great projects; love your cascading peppers. Thanks for sharing