Wednesday, November 26, 2014


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November Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Nov. 25
Java Time

Featured Nov. 26
Crisp Winter

 Featured Nov. 27
Ice Skating

Featured Nov. 28
Vintage Fashion

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the participating 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 Saturday, November 29, 2014, on the MFP Stamp Shop 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, 
November 28, 2014.

The shape of this image made me think of a panel of stained glass. So I did faux stained glass technique. I stamped the deer and tree image first. Then I stamped the background from MFP set called CRACKED HELLO. I then took a variety of blue and green markers (crayola) and colored onto a plastic acrylic folder. I sprayed the scribbles with water and painted the image. The crackles help give a defined area to color. I tried not to color any two crackles that were next to each the same color. When I was done, I made an easel card base. I added burlap, lace and a button then added handmade quilled pine cones and punched branches. I added some styrofoam snow to the pine cones and branches. I used the sentiment from another MFP set called PINE BOUGHS


  1. WOW MariLynn this is amazing - love how you made the background, and the silhouette images are perfect.

  2. OOOOOh! Love this an innovative idea of faux stained glass technique, perfect for this stamp set in easel shaped creation. Love your handmade pinecones with snow!

  3. MariLynn,
    What a beautiful stained glass BG you've created on your lovely card - wow!

  4. Wow! Gorgeous background and card.

  5. That required a lot of work and turned out beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration.

  6. MariLynn, this is stunning!!! I have got to try this technique. I love every card you create this way and I still have the one you gave me that reminded me of Callaway Gardens.

  7. Beautiful technique. I will have to try this!

  8. Perfect technique for this card! It came out so well! Love the colors and look and the top detail is gorgeous. Wow. Hugz