Thursday, February 21, 2013

All Postal - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 4

February Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Lots of Luck Featured February 19
Hum Along Featured February 20
Rain Clouds Featured February 21
All Postal Featured February 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 February 23,2013 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 February 22, 2013.

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Love Script"


The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Big Cupcake"
My first card is a clean and simple (CAS) example for you using today's featured set, All Postal, along with some cuttlebug border embossing folders I had forgotten were in my stash.  Have you ever had some really cool stamping supplies and just plain forgot they were there?  Geez, I think I need to go through my stash more often.  However, I digress. 

After stamping the crocus postage image three times in memento tuxedo black ink onto MFP white card stock, I then colored the images with koh-i-noor pencils with a blender marker before layering.  Once the layering was finished, I then dry embossed three stitched borders by running the "forgotten about" embossing folder through my big shot directly onto the card before adding the layered image.

My second card has more of a vintage feel after pairing some Prima Botanical designer paper with MFP desert sand card stock and a stamped strip of deep olive card stock.  Both of my main images are stamped in memento tuxedo black ink onto corn husk card stock then colored with koh-i-noor pencils and a blender marker.  Once the coloring was finished, I stippled Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink lightly over and around the images before adding a layer of brushed corduroy distress ink to finish the "aging process".  After popping up my images over the stamped border, I lightly stippled some artichoke ink around the edges of the card and designer paper before stamping my saying at the bottom and adding ice stickles to highlight both the butterfly and amaryllis flower.  I just love how this postage set combined so well with Garden Art and Amaryllis Definition.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs to leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.

Stamps: MFP All Postal, Garden Art, Amaryllis Definition
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy, Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: MFP, Stampin Up! Night Of Navy, Prima Botanical Designer Paper
Accessories: Koh-I-Noor Pencils, Blender Marker, Pop Dots, Stipple Brushes, Ice Stickles, Cuttlebug Border Embossing Folders, Big Shot


  1. What adorable cards. I appreciate that you include the materials used. It is such a great way to appreciate all the work that goes into a card. TFS!

  2. Two beautiful creations! I especially like the second one. It has a vintage feel to it.

  3. I really like the Vintage look! You did a good job on both.

  4. These cards are really pretty, that second card is my favourite :)

  5. Gorgeous cards. The blue is really pretty. The one with the vintage feel is my favorite.

  6. I love how you used different sets to make this your own. Really fun cards and great designs.

  7. Oooo....beautiful blue crocus! I really like the gold and green borders that you gave the image...really lets it stand out from the beautiful blue background...I frequently forget where I've stashed my supplies. Your second card is beautiful. I really love how you colored your images, especially the amaryllis! Really pretty cards!

  8. Fabulous work! When I thought of which images to put inside of the stamp frame, I pulled out all of those sets! So glad you made these!

  9. Great cards - love all the details - amazing how many things we "forget"

  10. Love both your cards! Great designs. Isn't fun to make your own stamps?! Love your combining of stamps sets for your second card!

  11. Bonnie,
    Two very pretty cards! I love the embossing on your top card andn I love the blues! Your second card has a vintage feel and is lovely as well!

  12. Beautiful cards. I really like the vintage looking one.

  13. Great cards; love the 1st cas one. Thanks for sharing

  14. Bonnie, two fabulous cards and I like that you explain how you created your cards. thank you
    stamping sue

  15. Hard to pick one over the other, but that second is really cool. The CAS is wonderful too.

  16. Love your stamps and that stamp paper is awesome.

  17. Bonnie--wow--what wonderful cards!!! I love them both, but especially the vintage one! Just beautiful! TFS

  18. Two wonderful cards, Bonnie. Great job of showcasing some of the fabulous images.