Thursday, April 18, 2013

Birds & Trees - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop


April Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:
 Featured April 16
Columns & Topiaries
Featured April 17
Be a Showoff 
Featured April 18
Honor & Glory 
Featured April 19
Birds & Trees

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 April 20,2013 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 April 19,2013.
 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Zoo Friends"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is
                    "You May Bow"                     
All of the images in this new set are super cute, but I just couldn't be normal!  Forgive me, I had to fuss with them!  One of the neatest things about clear stamps is being able to cut them apart.  I took a pair of craft scissors and carefully cut one of the small trees off the end of the row of trees image.  That made the image more manageable because then I had to mask it.  Before a couple of week ago, I would have used a marker, direct to stamp, to ink up only the selected portions I wanted.  Recently, I watched a video about using painters tape to cover up the portions of an image that you don't want inked up.  What  a difference that makes!  I masked off the trunk of the tree and created a flower with the main portion of the tree.  Then I hand drew in my stem and leaves (pardon the childish drawing) and colored up the whole thing.  A sentiment and some burlap twine finish off my card.  I love the burlap twine and sometimes you have to give it a haircut (wink, wink)!
That's my last card for April's blog hop.  Don't forget to travel on over to Sue's blog to see her next card.  Thanks for stopping by!
 
Details - Stamps: Birds & Trees (MFP), Paper: Sweet Tooth White; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic Markers, Copic multiliner, Black Burlap Twine, Scor-Tape, stampin' dimensionals, Moonlight Smooch.



22 comments:

Marisa said...

Precious CAS card :) love the flower.

Angie said...

Look it us..not wanting to be normal!!! I think I like your out-of-the-box use better than mine. I actually tried to make a string of Christmas lights out of the large ones and couldn't get it to work...I didn't think of cutting one of the smaller ones ...hmmmmm...another day. I don't think your drawing looks childish at all. I am in awe! My hand drawing is such a mess!!! Love this wonderful CAS!

Janine said...

I must admit to taking scissors to some of my stamps recently too. I had the flower idea but didn't end up doing it. I was actually going to stamp and cut them out - like your idea better!

kren said...

What a great take on this set to use the shapes to make a bold flower. TFS!

MariLynn said...

Very creative. Now I want to go use mine to make a flower too. Thanks for showing a different way to use this set. :)

Karen B. said...

Beautifully clean and simple.

Pam said...

I am so amazed the a couple of you thought to make flowers....so excited. This is darling.

terrie said...

Awesome card...I like it that thought outside the box for doing your card...well done

Davi said...

BEAUtiful Toni!! so clever to use as petals, fab job ;)

Lois said...

That "daisy" is adorable made from the trees. Way-to-go creativity!!!

Michelle N. said...

I love that flower! I think the hand drawn stem turned out wonderfully!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

So creative! Good idea!

wannabcre8tive said...

So pretty, I love your tree flower, a very cute card.

mariko said...

What a pretty card! I love the idea of using the tree images as petals for a flower!

Kathy Bradley said...

Toni,
Your card is absolutely wonderful and adorable. Your drawing is not childish at all - it looks awesome. I love this idea!

Winnie and Patty said...

OMG Toni! This is too adorable! TFS

StampNK said...

Great little CAS card!!

Pat Garvin said...

Very creative.

marg0006 said...

Sweet card.

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Pam said...

This is so sweet! Love that flower!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

stamping sue said...

Toni, way to be different....different can be a good thing. I like your stem and leaves.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Cathy Clouston said...

What a great idea!