Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mark's Finest Papers June Blog Hop Day 3 Be Proud

June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured June 11th

Need a Vacation

Featured June 12th
Fire Fighter
Featured June 13th 
Be Proud
Featured June 14th

Classic Dad

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 June 15,2013 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 11PM EST on Friday June 14,2013.

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

"You Are an Angel"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is


Patty P.
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co 

 For the background for my card, I took a toothbrush and blue and red water color paint and I splattered it onto white cardstock.

When I stamp on white cardstock and then cut it out, you can see the white edges. This is especially noticeable when I have the image on a dimensional or a paper spring.

 By coloring around the edges of the image with a black permanent marker I am able to eliminate
the white edge.

 This is a short video showing how I make paper springs.

  Here is photo showing where I glued two of my paper springs to the back of the bear.

 Here is a side view of the paper springs once I put the bear on the card.

The finished card.


  1. Love your card MariLynn - the teddy bear is fabulous against the splattered background. Thanks for the tip about colouring the edge of the image, and the video for the paper springs.

  2. Really cute card - lovely background and great to know how you make your paper springs.

  3. I like the splattered background behind your bear. And your video was exactly like I remember making those "springs." Good job!

  4. Love the springs. What a great idea. Awesome background too.

  5. I am loving your splattered background!!! Cute bear popped with the springs!

  6. Awesome! Hey, you're giving away my secrets! I DO the marker around the edges of my paper pieced images. LOVE your video. Thanks.

  7. What a lovely speckled background and great sewing. I do the same thing with my images I cut out.

  8. THANK YOU! I wondered how you made those springs! LOVE this card and all the elements-great job describing the process.

  9. Great job
    I love your blog..Lis

  10. What a wonderful tutorial on this fabulous card. I love this cute little bear card with the great background! TFS

  11. Very cute! I think the patriotic water color splatter looks wonderful!

  12. Adorable! Love the splatter background.

  13. MariLynn- great card- love the sping effect and those splatters are just great!

  14. Such a cute card! like your paint splatter background and thank you for the reminder how to make the paper springs. haven't made one of them in years.
    stamping sue

  15. I love the card and the tutorial about the paper springs is terrific. TFS!

    Keep it simple. Keep it fun.

  16. Beautiful music to go along with your card!!!! LOVE the idea of paper springs!!!! I tried to make a "wobble" but didn't love it....Paper springs, now that's a good idea. Sweet card!!!!