Monday, July 14, 2014

Chinese Take Out - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop - Day 1

For my Virginia's View challenge card, please the end of this post.

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured July 15Chinese Take Out 

Featured July 16 - Coneflowers and Roses

 Featured July 17 - Snowflakes

Featured July 18 - Sun and Moon and Heavenly Harmony

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 July 19, 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 July 18, 2014.
Here's the Design Team:

Today's featured set can be used a couple of different ways - clean and simple or on an elaborate card.  My first card is clean and simple just using some Die Cuts With A View Far East designer paper as part of a background, then using the chopsticks to stamp a panel before adding the stamped take out box.  Due to the migraine I've been dealing with, the card took longer than it should have to put together.

The second card is more elaborate using some handmade green/gold designer paper, die cut green/gold fern leaves, brads, gold cord, ribbon, charm, and two popped up fortune cookies for extra dimension.  I also color spritzed a hunter green marker over the take out box for a little extra something.  I like how this one came out so much, I'm entering it into this months Virginia's View Die Cut challenge.

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.

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Stamps: MFP Chinese Take Out
Ink: Memento Black, Tim Holtz Pine Needles, CTMH Ocean, Stampin Up! Bermuda Bay
Card Stock: Stampin Up!, Handmade Designer Paper, DCWV Designer Paper, Gold Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Color Spritzer Tool, Hunter Marker, Sponge, Stipple Brushes, Brads, Gold Cord, Dimensionals, Spellbinder Foliage Dies, Paper Crimper, Charm, Dimensionals


  1. That second card is really something! At first I thought the crimped leaves were rolled ribbon. (Duh!) Very rich-looking colors.

  2. Oh Bonnie, what fantastic cards. I totally understand about migraines I was fighting with one last week. feel better!
    stamping sue

  3. Love the vibrant colors; beautiful cards.

  4. Wow, Bonnie, two beautiful cards. I must admit the second card is my fav - and is awesome!

  5. Love both of these cards and the techniques you used on them.

  6. Wow love how you did the background with the teal and gold just beautiful!

  7. Beautiful. Especially that second card.

  8. I love the Asian stamps! Both cards are lovely! The colours on your second card are gorgeous - the gold charm is perfect!