Wednesday, September 11, 2013

What A Scream - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 3

Sept. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Sept 10 - Koi Fish
Featured Sept 11- Primitive Farm
 Featured Sept 12 - What a Scream
 Featured Sept 13 - Tailgate Party

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 Sept. 14, 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 10 PM EST on Friday Sept. 13, 2013.

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

"Holiday Tag"

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

"Nature's Brushstrokes"

Here's the Design Team:

Jane C
Pat G
Thrfity Stamper
Cathy C
Sue W
Kate Z
Shirley Q
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Today's featured set can be used for many occasions besides just Halloween so I chose to go with a birthday theme for my project.  After stamping the background for my card in artichoke ink using the solo pumpkin from Autumn Splendor then sponging the same ink around the sides, I was ready for the main image panel.

I stamped the cat from What A Scream in memento black then colored with a grey prismacolor marker before stamping the bare trees from Tree Selections Mini and Tree Greetings in pallet burnt umber ink before sponging more artichoke ink along the bottom for grass and then some grey ink at the top for the sky.  I also stamped the bird trio from Scenic Selections several times in memento ink to mimic bats flying across the top before layering my image panel and adding brads.  Then I stamped the "eek" from What A Scream onto some scrap white card stock and the "you're how old" saying from the Birthday Mini underneath along with some leaves from the Halloween Selections Mini, colored and layered before popping up on pop dots in the upper left hand corner.  My final touch was to add two pumpkins from Autumn Splendor popped up on dimensionals to help frame the cat a bit more.

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: What A Scream, Autumn Splendor, Tree Selections Mini, Tree Greetings, Scenic Selections, Birthday Mini, Halloween Selections Mini, Celebrate Mini (inside)
Ink: Memento Black, Stampin Up! Artichoke, Going Grey, Pallet Burnt Umber
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brush, Sponge, Pop Dots, Dimensionals, Brads
Card Stock: White, Stampin Up! Artichoke, Pumpkin, Black


  1. That is great how you changed this Halloween stamp into a birthday card!

  2. Bonnie, you are Queen of the Scene!!!! I will be borrowing this fabulous idea for sure!!! LOVE the pumpkins on the side! TERRIFIC card!

  3. What a great use soy so many sets. Perfect for a Halloween birthday.

  4. Great job showcasing the sets' versatility! Wonderful scene!

  5. Great job showcasing the sets' versatility! Wonderful scene!

  6. Great way to change a basically Halloween set into a birthday card. Very creative!!!

  7. I love your card!!! Very creative...

  8. Bonnie, I know I've said this before.....You are the queen of scene stamping!!!
    stamping sue

  9. This card is AMAZING! I love everything about it!

  10. A fabulous birthday card, I like the different take you had with this set. A cute little scene you have made. I also like how you added the sentiment from the birthday mini to use with it.

  11. This is perfect for those October birthdays!!!

  12. What a great scene - we were of the same mind with the sentiment. I love how you have pulled so many sets into this scene.

  13. Bonnie,
    Your card is so very cute! I love that you made a birthday card and your scene is wonderful!

  14. Like how you've framed the card and how the pumpkins have dimension.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  15. Wow this is an awesome card. I lvoethe many MFP stamps used.

    TFS AJ-

  16. Love it! I am totally going to use those sentiments together like that. This is a fabulous Fall birthday card!

  17. Wow! Hope your SS appreciates your creativity! This took a lot of thought!