Monday, June 18, 2012

Welcome Poppies - Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's  June Blog Hop!
 This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Welcome Poppies Featured June 19 I'm In Stitches Featured June 20 Island Life Featured June 21 Silly Shells Featured June 22 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 23, 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 June 22, 2012.
For my sample today, I used a DIY paper technique I first saw used by Alison Cope last month. I stamped all my poppies first in a random pattern and then colored between. I liked the look so well, that I didn't feel the need to add color here or there like Allison did. I just added a few rhinestones to the exposed poppy center and called it good. I finished off my focal image with a some grosgrain ribbon and a sentiment. My card base looked rather flat compared to my DIY paper, so I took my Versamark cube and inked up the edges a bit.
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to head off to Tangii's blog to see what gem she has in store for you!
Details - Stamps: Welcome Poppies (MFP); Paper: Chipboard (MFP), Speedy The Cat Black Linen (MFP), Going Gray; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Versamark; Accessories: Copic Markers, black grosgrain ribbon, M's rhinestones, Nestabilities, stampin' dimensionals. 

29 comments:

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Oh how cool!! I'm going to have to check out this technique.

stamping sue said...

very interesting...I like it!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Vicky Gould said...

I can't read all your description, but this card is totally amazing, Tonii!!

Lois said...

A very interesting technique. Very pretty card.

Benzi said...

Toni, this is sooooo pretty and such a wonderful technique. Wow!

Katie said...

now thats PRETTY...I love how you did it 'different' then coloring the poppies...well done and what a great technique you shared...thank you, I might have to remember this one...

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Clean & Simple (CAS) look with the wonderful framing.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Janis said...

What a great technique. This turned out so pretty and elegant! Smiles! :) Janis (your DT sister)

Thrifty Stamper said...

Hold the horses and whoa! This is very beautiful! I want this a wallpaper in my bedroom! very pretty!

maryr917 said...

this is a great technique-it looks like patterned paper-well done

NancyK said...

What a great technique - and a perfect way to make dp!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, I really like the technique you used on your lovely card. I like the blackened edges - very elegant!

Lagene said...

This is lovely, Love the monotone.

Designing with Debbie said...

Toni this is a really pretty card. I love the technique you used on the poppies.

Elizabeth Hart said...

what a great technique - makes a very stunning card!!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

How different it looks in neutrals with this technique!

MariLynn said...

What a stunning way to use this set. Love it!!!

Tammylee said...

This is such an ellegant card, just love it!

Janine said...

Very elegant and so different. I am seeing your font all across the page too.

zehra said...

this is a great technique, i will try it. thank you for sharing how it si done. Great card

kurtskd said...

This is kind of a "less is more" card. When you color around the images, it really sets them off. I like this technique!

Vickie Kertz said...

Fantastic look. So different from the colored ones, but very striking.

Winnie and Patty said...

Toni--what a wonderful monochromatic card!!!! I've never seen this technique before, but it's wonderful! TFS

Jo4Him said...

Cool technique; will have to check that out. Your card is very creative. Thanks for sharing.

Georgei said...

very pretty card like how you did
thank for showing

Pat Garvin said...

It looks wonderful. Great technique.

Teresa Sue Jones said...

A totally different look with this stamp set. I like very much. Thank you for a lovely card.

Sue D said...

Very elegant and unique.

JennyH said...

Wow, such a different use of the poppies - I love it : )