Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mark's Finest June Blog Hop Day 1

Today is day 1 of 4 for Mark's Finest Papers June release blog hop, and since I'm a guest designer this month (yeah!!!) I get to join in the fun (double yeah!!!). All 4 sets are available TODAY! and we'll be showing off one of those sets per day for the next 4 days. For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on June 8, 9, 10 and 11t, 2010. On Saturday (June 12, 2010) a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day! (4 different winners, one winner for each day.) (THAT MEANS IF YOU MISSED A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE OTHER CHANCES TO WIN! And, you can go back and comment, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!)The 4 Winners will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog on June 12, 2010. Each winner will receive 1 Stamp Set that will be released NEXT month!

The first stamp set in the line up is Believe in You:
I wanted to showcase a few things with this card. First up is the beautiful ribbon. It comes in so many colors you're bound to fall in love with it. There's no trick to creating these flowers, I just pleated a few times, added a stitch to hold it in place, and then repeated the process until it was the size I wanted. I also had to display MFP's great charms. Instead of tying these charms on, I used some super strong liquid glue and adhered them to the underside of the center flower. To create the background of the card, I used a technique called emboss resist. I stamped the images from "Believe in You" in brown pigment ink, added some clear embossing powder, heat embossed, and then sponged on some yellow and pink ink.
I posted this card on my blog last week. Just a little sneak peak using Believe in You. If you want to see more of the details on this card click here to go to last week's sneak peak post.

Now it's time to join in the fun. Head on over to the other designers' blogs to see what great projects they've created, and don't forget to stop back tomorrow for an all new release and chance to win.

Get hopping!
Nancyruth - http://nancyruthat.blogspot.com

37 comments:

Lois said...

Very cool flowers, Samantha!

Cheryl said...

Great card especially love the flowers!

Robbie said...

I love the yellow and pink sponging on this! It's so subtle and seems to place emphasis on the pretty flowers.

wendyp said...

loving those flowers you created with the ribbon!!!

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Very creative girl! I love the colorful flowers - great cards~

Markie's Mom said...

Love the use of the stamps for a background! Awesome card!

Debbie Seyer said...

Just lovely! Those flowers are awesome!

Carol Dee said...

I love the ribbon roses you used on the 1st card. Nice clean lines on the 2nd card. Hugs...

Liz Williams said...

Samantha, I love those ribbon roses. I will have to try that because you are right MFP's ribbons will be perfect for these.

Susan Raihala said...

Beautiful cards! I agree with Robbie...the sponging definitely accents the flowers perfectly!

MOMO S said...

REALLY beautiful ribbon flowers!
I LOVE THEM!

jdmommy said...

Those ribbon flowers are just beautiful!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW - your flowers are terrific!

Emily Keaton said...

Beautiful work!! I just LOVE those handmade flowers :)

peggysue said...

Very pretty Samantha! I like both projects! And I am always a fan of charms .

Kelly Sas said...

Great ribbon flowers and I love that you used the stamps to make the background paper.

Karen said...

Yummy ribbon and love your flowers made with it!

imastampin said...

So nice. I love those ribbon flowers.

Julia Aston said...

Love the bg stamping and those ribbon flowers are super!

Joanne Travis said...

Really beautiful, Samantha! Love the ribbon roses.

Margaret C. said...

Awesome flowers and the sponging is great!!!

jovialjudi said...

Samantha the flowers on that 1st card are fabulous! Very creative card. I love it! TFS

Yogi said...

June 8th,
Nice stamp set, thanks for the chance to win it. BIG GRIN


love the flowers

Vicky Gould said...

Love your ribbon flowers and stamped flowers - very pretty!

Claudine Poch said...

I agree with everyone else, those flowers are great!

mitz said...

..take time to stop and smell the flowers.. georgous! !
thanks for the opportunity
(mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

Gloria Westerman said...

Awesome.....love your flowers

marla said...

Beautiful cards and especially the ribbon flowers!!

Patty said...

Love your ideas, very inspirational.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful cards. Love the ribbon flowers!

Becky said...

Great card, love that ribbon.

Chrisd said...

Great cards but those flowers are fab!

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

Virgo5 said...

Congratulations on the Guest Design spot Samantha! Love your emboss resist card and those ribbon flowers are beautiful!

Lynn McAuley said...

Wonderful work with these great images! Love those ribbon flowers!!

One Picky Family said...

I like the charms too!

Sandra said...

pretty flowers!
Sandra