Tuesday, June 10, 2014

MFP- Blog Hop Day 2 - Pretty Pears

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured  June 10
Gears To You & Gear Up

Featured June 11
Pretty Pears

 Featured June 12
Great Flowers & Flower Blocks

Featured June 13
Please Snow

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 
June 14, 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 June 13, 2014

Yesterday, Kathy left me a comment asking what metallic rub is. That was a really good question. It comes in a jar. I usually apply it by taking my finger and rubbing it in the jar and then rubbing it on my project. It is water soluble. Another way of applying it is to use a paint brush dipped in water then applied like watercoloring. It works on different porous surfaces, like wood, cardstock, or paper.

  Yesterday I used copper and today I used silver. I looked at the flowers and they just said "Do faux silk technique with us." So of course I listened.

I stamped the flowers on tissue paper and then crumpled the paper up. Then I glued it to cardstock. I carefully added pink to the flowers and green to the leaves. I rubbed the silver metallic rub over the top. The wrinkles of the tissue paper really caught the rub.

 I added lace and an old button. I added pearly fingernail polish to the center of the button and the centers of the flowers. 

 Thanks for reading through my post. I hope you enjoyed learning how I made this card. Check out what the other designers have done with this set.

Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.


  1. What a fabulous technique MariLtnn with a beautiful result.

  2. Sorry about the typo in your name :-(

  3. Pretty card and love the details of how you made it. I only have the gold rub but the silver is so nice!

  4. Your card turned out really nice and the touch of the silver is just perfect...
    Well done

  5. Lovely! The silver rub makes a nice effect.

  6. Wow that so very beautiful card
    Like how you did

  7. A really pretty card. The faux silk technique works beautifully with this stamp! Thank you for the blog hop Karen P

  8. A beautiful card and the faux silk is so pretty. I like the rub.

  9. MariLynn,
    Another beautiful and elegant card. Thanks so much for sharing the information about the rub - it really looks and shows so well on your card - very pearly - wonderful. Thanks again for the information and I will be shopping for some metallic rub.

  10. Absolutely beautiful!
    stamping sue

  11. Thanks for the close up - really shines and looks so elegant with the silver.

  12. Beautiful card done with the silver rub!!! Thanks for the info on doing this technique...

  13. You are so crafty. Love this technique you have used today.

  14. wow i just love how you did this. It's beautiful. Thank you for telling how to use the rub. Love the idea of using the tissue paper. Will the ink run??

  15. Gorgeous love your faux silk technique so pretty!

  16. Lovely card. Great technique and I like the silver and lace.

  17. Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for the details on this fantastic technique.

  18. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing how you did it!

  19. What a great card! Very pretty!

  20. This is exquisite! Thanks for the info on the metallic rub....I have it on my JoAnn wishlist waiting for it to be 50% off. :) Your technique with the tissue is just lovely!!!
    <3 J

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