Thursday, June 13, 2013

Classic Dad - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 4

June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured June 11th - Need a Vacation
Featured June 12th - Fire Fighter
 Featured June 13th - Be Proud
 Featured June 14th - Classic Dad

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 June 15, 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 June 14, 2013.

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

"You Are an Angel"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is



I love vintage stamp sets so today I have two cards to share with you again.  My first card incorporates a Tim Holtz die, umbrella man, I've been dying to use since buying it almost a year ago along with the gadget gears die.  Since the umbrella man is a Sizzix bigz die, I used the smaller gadget gears for this card even though I have both sizes.

Once my card stock was die cut, I pulled out some DCWV Timeless Collection designer paper and covered a mahogany card before stamping my image onto a piece of scrap corn husk then colored with prismacolor markers.  After coloring the image, I pulled out my Background Fun set and stamped the cracked image over the colored car and the die cut gears for added texture before layering and adding to my card.  I kept the embellishments pretty simple with just some faux brads around the classic car and dew drops between the gears using micro glue dots.

My second card uses scrap pieces of the DCWV Timeless Collection designer paper and same colored card stock as the first since everything was still sitting on my desk.  After stamping my image in memento black and coloring with prismacolor markers then layering, I stamped the saying then added some vintage brads before adhering to the card.  The only additional embellishment is some antique Tim Holtz metal gears I picked up on clearance last year.

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: Classic Dad, Background Fun
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Dark Chocolate, Tim Holtz Tea Dye
Card Stock: MFP Corn Husk, Mahogany, DCWV Timeless Collection
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Dew Drops, Glue Dots, Brads, Tim Holtz Dies and Metal Gears


  1. Wonderful cards - glad you used your umbrella man - he works so well with the vintage car.

  2. Perfect embellishments on these two great guy cards!

  3. Great cards. Love the colours, designs and the fantastic use of embellishments.

  4. two very creative cards! the umbrella man fits perfectly around here...been raining off and on for a few weeks!
    stamping sue

  5. Bonnie, your cards are fantastic. I especially like the style of the first one.

  6. I was wondering how these antique cars would look like with TH. Just great I see! TFS!

    Keep it simple. Keep it fun.

  7. Great cards. The Tim Holtz products coordinate perfectly with these stamps.

  8. I loved looking at your cards!!! You used so many fun elements on both! Two really great cards!!!

  9. LOVE the addition of a little TH!! Absolutely fantastic creations.

  10. The umbrella man is wonderful.

  11. Great accessories on these cards! The gears are absolutely perfect and the umbrella man is cool too!

  12. Bonnie,
    What pretty cards - and I like the colors and layouts.

  13. Terrific masculine cards!!! Love the gears on both cards! That die cut is so cool on your first card!

  14. Super guy cards! Love your addition of gears and sprockets!

  15. Love the colors and design on these cards. They are perfect guy cards.