Mark's Finest Papers July Hop Day Two: Coneflower and Roses

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July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured July 15
Chinese Take Out 

Featured July 16
Coneflowers & Roses

 Featured July 17

Featured July 18
Sun and Moon & Heavenly Harmony

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 July 19, 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 July 18, 2014

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Day Two of Mark Finest Papers Blog Hop.
Today were featuring two favorites of mine. For my first card I'm using Coneflowers. I love that MFP artist did two stems. I had lots of fun water coloring my images with Tim Holtz distress inks. I used papers by Carta Bella and add a black border to each paper. I thought that the sentiment would be perfect going across the bottom stem and some black gems in random spots to complete it.

Up next I've created two cards using the Rose stamp set.  For this card I used Tim Holtz walnut stain ink to get a light outline of the flower. I first stamped the image on a scratch piece of paper and  then stamped on my water color paper. I did this so that I had fant lines. I then filled the in each line with distress inks in various colors. I really love that it has a water color look and how easy it is to achieve this look just with stamps. I later colored  the outside and add splatters of back dots. 

To see a video on how I created this watered colored rose visit my YouTube or Go HERE

For my final card.  I followed the same technique as I did above but later went back in to stamp the outlines of the image. I love that you can achieve two different looks using one stamp set. I use a doily die by Prima and papers by Carta Bella. I add the gems  to give my card that add pop. 

Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.


Janine said…
Gorgeous cards AJ. Love the different looks you have achieved.
Lois said…
Your water coloring is excellent! I like the two looks you achieved with that rose.
Unknown said…
Wow so very pretty
Like how you did your beautiful card
Thank for showing them
KT Fit Kitty said…
These new floral stamps are so pretty! Your cards are gorgeous! Beautiful colouring!
Kathy Bradley said…
Lovely and elegant cards, AJ and thanks for sharing your techniques on these beauties.
Jean Bullock said…
Wonderful job on all three cards. Although the first is my favorite, the others are beautiful as well.
Another set of cards fabulously done.
Beth F. said…
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love them all!
Beth's Beauties

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