Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers Sand Surf Relax blog hop

Hello! Welcome to the June 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This week's new releases are: All Aboard, Poppies Poppies Poppies, Sand Surf Relax, and Floating Along.

For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Sand Surf Relax? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs.
That winner will win Sand, Surf, Relax. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.

Emily
Nancyruth
Neva
Silvia
Faith
Claudine
Dawn
Marilynn (You are here)
Patricia
Chrissy
Karen
Pam
Joanne
Kittie
Sharon-Guest Designer for June
Mark’s Finest Papers



This is my card using this marvelous set. Last week I had a dream about it. (That is when you know that stamping and card making take up a big part of your life when you dream about them.) I pictured a polaroid photo that someone might have taken on their vacation before digital photos. :) (So I was thinking old people like me!!) I stamped the shells and colored them by watercoloring. I cut them out and used porcelain paper technique on them. I also shaped and curved them so that they resembled real shells. The background was brown paper that I crinkled up and distressed the edges to make it look like an old treasure map. I doodled around the edges and made that "X" all treasure maps have. I added raffia to look like grass that might be growing along the shore and I added twine with a figure 8 knot. I made this masculine card as a thank you note for my sons' boy scout leader. He took them camping this last weekend and had to put up with a lot with high temperatures, high humidity and rain in the tents... I really appreciate all that the voluteers with boy scouts do!! They are amazing!



46 comments:

  1. Yay Marilynn - that is amazing - great card - and I too am obsessed and dream cards... :-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. WOW!!! Your card is fantastic! I love the dried grass!!

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  3. What a fantastic card. I just love all the detail. Authentic without being fussy, a perfect guy card!

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  4. Very sweet card - great idea with the raffia ... WONDERFUL work!

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  5. This is really beautiful MariLynn. I am having trouble commenting on blogspot with my goodle so I can only get it to work with anonymous...Kittien

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  6. This card is just a true beauty! Wonderful coloring and layout!

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  7. Wonderful job, who wouldn't want to receive this great Thank You. Love your idea of the raffia for grass and the shells look so real, just as you intended.

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  8. What a cool card you've made Marilynn!! I especially like the twine!
    Connie

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  9. I love all the textures you added. Your son's leader will see all the details and feel touched you took the time... ;)

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  10. Fabulous card--i like the treasure map.

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  11. Great take on this stamp set! I really like the boat and how you colored it.

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  12. Fabulous creation! I can hear the water nearby!

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  13. What a fabulous creation! I love the treasure map theme, and all the natural elements you added to your card! Beautiful coloring and design!!

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  14. It's great the way you used the boat with the shells. Love the rustic feel with the twine and the sentiment on craft.

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  15. Love the card. Perfect for any man in your life. I am always looking for masculine stamp sets.

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  16. Very cool use of the stamps, love the organic feel.

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  17. I Love your card! The coloring is wonderful...I think Google sabataged comments, I left one earlier & so here it is again :-)

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  18. So beautifully colored MariLynn. I like the torn edge on the sentiment too!

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  19. Great male card that are so hard to make.

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  20. MariLynn,
    Wow! This is beautiful, love the boat. Love how you colored it all in. Fab job!!
    Happy Stamping,
    Kristy

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  21. oh Marilynn - I LOVE this card! What great techniques you used - the shells are amazing! Love the crinkled treasure map in the back! Love everything about it. And i love that it is for a BS leader :) My hubby was a scout leader and scout master for years and he is still very close to a lot of the boys in his troop!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  22. I'm lovin' all the amazing details on your card! Especially love the technique you used on the shells. Hugs, Sarah

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  23. Beautiful card, MariLynn. I love your coloring!

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  24. mmm hhmmm, very manly! nice.

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  25. Love this rustic beach scene. I am with everyone else you don't see many male cards and this would perfect for any occasion for your favorite male friend. Great job with this stamp!
    Patricia Carter

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  26. Great card!! So many details make it special.

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  27. Great rustic card. I am with everyone else, you don't see to many male cards but this will be perfect for your favorite man in your life.
    Great job on your card!

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  28. Great 3-d effect. Love all the embellishments!

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  29. Marilynn,
    You have a great blog. Like the music. Your card is fabulous! It is beyond beautiful!!
    Wishing you inky fingers,
    Kristy

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  30. Just a fabulous card! Great idea, great coloring, just great!

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  31. MariLynn--this is so pretty & serene. Great job! TFS

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  32. Great card. Very masculine to me and I have such a hard time creating masculine type cards... thanks for the inspiration. Lovely

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  33. Love your use of the stamps..Great card!

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  34. What a great card colored beautifully. Great card for a scout leader.
    Vicky Schmidt

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  35. Amazing card! I love the rustic look! I just love this set! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Fun Hop!!!
    Jenn
    www.jaxbeanstalks.blogspot.com

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  36. Love your poppies! Beautiful! Love the seashells too.

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  37. What a fabulous 'He Man' card..wonderful details.

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  38. What a remarkable design, MariLynn, with your faux photo focus!! I know I will always find something amazing when I visit your blog!!

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  39. I love how you created this to look like a photograph! SO COOL!

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  40. your coloring totally rocks...wow

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  41. Very nice coloring and use of the set!

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