Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

September Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Sept.23
Hot Air Balloon 

Featured Sept. 24

 Featured Sept. 25

Featured Sept. 26

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 
Sept. 27, 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 Sept. 26, 2014

When I saw the old fashioned hot air balloon image, my mind went straight to Steampunk. I stamped the balloon, and fussy cut it out. I then embossed it and used copper inka gold. I used a gate die cut and paper gears to make it look more steampunk. I decided to color in the polka dots because it got too busy. The 3 sentiments are from 3 other MFP sets. The "Live" is from  BE WILD
"Love" is from SWANS
"FLY" is from ON THE FLY 
The paper was from FAB SCRAPS (RUSTIC FISHING)
Check out what the Design team has done with this hot air balloon stamp.

Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.


  1. How fun that you went steampunk! Love how this looks Marilynn. Great combination of sentiments too! Super card - looks fabulous. Hugz!

  2. Awesome Awesome Awesome!!! I Love your stream spunk card!!! Such a great idea.

  3. Very steampunk indeed!!! And quite clever, too!

  4. I'm not big on steampunk but I like your hot air balloon. maybe I'll give steampunk another try.
    stamping sue

  5. A very cute card. I love the steampunk look and the fab gears. Great job.

  6. MariLynn,
    Very original and fun - and it turned out so pretty! I really like steampunk.

  7. Very unique balloon and card. I love it.

  8. Very creative! Love the way you pulled the sentiment together!

  9. What a fabulous image and I am in awe of how you have used it!

  10. Steampunk was a terrific direction to go with this set!! Wonderful results!!!
    <3 J

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