Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop day 3 - Mountain Selections



 November Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Big City Featured November 27 
Amaryllis Definition Featured November 28
Mountain Selections Featured November 29
Just a Note Featured November 30

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 December 1, 2012 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 November 30, 2012.


As you all know November is the time to gear up for Christmas shopping. So many sales and crowds, well stick with us we have some great deals for your Holiday Shopping needs.

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



Have you ever made a card where you didn't really have a plan, you just started? I usually start with a sketch and then pick out paper and then decide what image I want to use. For this card. I did it all backwards. 

I started with the tree and deer (There were so many great images from this set to choose from.)

I  wanted a wintery look, so I picked paper  that was reversible. One side had dark blue with light blue spots (almost white and made me think of snow) and the other side had light blue with dark spots.)

I thought since they are small, I am going to want to "frame" them so they don't get lost. That is where my squares came into play.

The only thing I would do differently is to put the "snow" on after sewing the panels down. My snow consists of a styrofoam ball and glitter. I scraped the styrofoam ball with the side of my scissors. I collected the scraps onto a piece of paper. I added some glitter and glued the "snow" to the cardstock just using regular white school glue. I wanted the trees to sparkle, but I didn't want the dimension of the styrofoam snow, so I just added glitter to the trees.

Pam 
MariLynn (This is me)
Toni 

24 comments:

  1. Love all the shine on this pretty card, MariLynn!

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  2. Marilynn, I usually start every card from scratch...though something will always catch my eye. But I don't usually have a sketch in mind! I digress. This is so pretty with the deer framed out and I love the touches of glitter. Beautiful dp, too.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful. I like all the glitter and the fact that you made the trees and deer into a holiday card.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  4. Beautiful!! Even without a 'plan' you can still make it all come together!!

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  5. I usually pick my paper first. That gets me going. Lovely!!!

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  6. What a great idea for making snow.

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  7. Beautiful card! Love the deer in the sparkly pine forest!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  8. Marilyn -cute, cute and lost of work but well worth it - I like how you used the squares and I cannot imagine me going to all that effort to make snow but you did a grand creation doing so - thanks for sharing your creativity - you are creative you know - thanks for the hop and enjoy your day! Gail
    http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

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  9. lovely cards you have made, so different in style.

    greetings karin

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  10. What lovely glittering trees! I like the sketch that you ended up with too!

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  11. MariLynn--this is a wonderful Christmas card! I really like the "softness" of it! TFS

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  12. What a great card! Love the small panels and your beautiful coloring.

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  13. Great cards; love al the details, especially the "snow". Thanks for sharing

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  14. Great layouts & design! Fun colors.

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  15. Wow!!! Gorgeous card!!!! I love the Styrofoam idea! I tried it last year but my glue turned yellow!!! Yellow snow...not so nice! I will have to try regular school glue and see what happens! I love your squares and showcasing one deer was inspired!

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  16. Love your sparkle & snow & great design!

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  17. I love these cards. So creative and the colors are fantastic. Thank you for letting us see these.

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