Thursday, July 11, 2013

Be Virtuous - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured July 9th
Lotus Blossoms
 
Featured July 10th
Shello 
 
Featured July 11th 
Be Virtuous
 
Featured July 12th
Presents

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 July 13, 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 July 12, 2013.

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Dino News"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is
"Dragonflies"
I made a smaller than A2 card using today's set called Be Virtuous.  My card measures 3 1/2" by 4 3/4".  I gave it a little faux binding on the side because it reminded me of the menus in the Chinese restaraunt that my parents used to take my sister and I to, for dinner when we were much younger.  I used four of the images from the set on my card!  It's a bit hard to see, but I drew in the veins on the leaves with a gold gel pen.
 
You'll want to head off to Sue's blog in just a bit!
 
Here's the Design Team:
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!
 
Details - Stamps: Be Virtuous (MFP); Paper: Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold, Black Licorice; Ink; Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-tape, gold gel pen, MM gold eyelets, vanilla satin cording, crop-a-dile, stampin' dimensionals.

23 comments:

Angie said...

Stunning!!! I love the look! This is such an elegant card! I love the gold highlights on the leaves! Stunning card!

SHartl said...

Oh, this is so pretty. The tones of gray and black make for such a classy card!

Winnie and Patty said...

Beautiful Toni! Love the added touch of the ribbon down the side! TFS

Janine said...

Really love the elegant look of this and your border. Maybe you will get to one of those Chinese restaurants again soon!

stamping sue said...

Charming card with all the detail of the faux binding and gold detail in the vine.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

What a nice card-actually it looks a lot like the one I made!

Tamara D said...

Love this card!!

Cindy Groh said...

Love the different size card. I get in such a rut of always using the A2 cards. Fabulous design to your card. Thanks

wannabcre8tive said...

So pretty. I love the colors.

Jane said...

I love your smaller version card! It does remind me of a Chinese restraunt menu! :)

Lois said...

This is so elegant, Toni. I like the binding on the side.

Pam said...

Awesome and elegant!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is beautiful and great text Toni.

greetings karin

Kathy Bradley said...

Toni,
Lovely and elegant! I like the side treatment - awesome.

Mary Ann said...

So Very Pretty!!!

Beth F. said...

What a fun card!

Pat Garvin said...

Lovely in these colors.

Michelle N. said...

Such an elegant card-love the little touches of the gold pen & the binding!

Jo4Him said...

What a clever card-love the binding on the side. Thanks for sharing

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Beautiful card. I like the colors you picked. TFS AJ-

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Beautiful card. I like the colors you picked. TFS AJ-

Anne said...

So chic and elegant!

loulou said...

Very elegant and totally gorgeous.