Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Marks Finest Papers July Release Day 2!

Welcome to Day 2 of Marks Finest Papers July Release blog hop! There are 4 New Stamp Sets available today! Background Fun, Southwest Cowboy, Flourishes & Frame, and Apples & Camellia.

Today we are highlighting Southwest Cowboys!

I used the three galloping horses stamp to make my own designer paper. I cut out the big cactus and popped it up on the sentiment panel using foam dimensionals. I distressed and sponged all the edges.

All supplies for this card are from Marks Finest Papers.

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs.

On Saturday, (7/17) a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY of the blog hop from those participants who commented on all the blogs listed for that day. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day, Tues - Fri)

SO THAT MEANS IF YOU MISS A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE OTHER CHANCES TO WIN! And, you can go back and comment, as the winners won't be chosen until Saturday morning!

July Guest Designer- Melisa Waldorf- http://melisawaldorf.blogspot.com/

Nancyruth - http://nancyruthat.blogspot.com/

Lois - http://clownmomcreations.blogspot.com/

Vicky- http://www.villagestamperramblings.blogspot.com/

Jeanne - http://nannysroom.wordpress.com/

Anne- http://inkinginred.blogspot.com/

Debbie- http://www.debbieseyer.com/

Peggysue- http://rosesbymywindow.blogspot.com/

Faith - http://stampinwithmarkiesmom.blogspot.com/
Susan- http://simplicitybylateblossom.blogspot.com/
Judi- http://paper-rose-petals.blogspot.com/
Patty- http://winnieswhimsandmycrafts.blogspot.com/
Karen- http://www.karenskreativekreations.blogspot.com/
Connie- http://sodakstamping.blogspot.com/
Roxie- http://paperscaper.blogspot.com/

Vicki- http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/
Joanne: http://sleepyinseattlestamps.blogspot.com/
Julia (me!) - http://createwithjulia.blogspot.com/

Claudine- http://cardsbyclaudine.blogspot.com/

Mark’s Finest Papers - http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com/

Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Southwest Cowboy
Paper: Marks Finest Papers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Bundled Sage, Tea Dye
Accessories: Distresser, sponge applicator - Ranger, Long rectangle nestabilities, foam dimensionals.

48 comments:

Crystal said...

This is AWESOME Julia, GREAT card!

Joanne Travis said...

So beautifully done, Julia!! I love how you created the background dp with the horses. So lovely!

Roxie said...

I like the way you used the border image for the background, great western card!

Becky said...

Wonderful card.

Markie's Mom said...

I LOVE this!!!! the mustang background ROCKS!!!!!!! GREAT card!

Winnie and Patty said...

Julia--I love how you made the background paper! This is a wonderful card! TFS

Vicky Gould said...

Love the background you've created on this gorgeous card!

Lois said...

Nice background you created with the horses!

Susan said...

great homemade designer paper with the background stamp...

Virgo5 said...

Fabulous! Love the horse background paper!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

LOVE how you made the background paper for the card!

jovialjudi said...

Another one here that loves that bg! Fabulous work as always! Hugs, Judi

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love the fantastic background you created with the horse stamp and how perfectly it coordinates with the image! Great colors and distressing!

Debbie Seyer said...

Just Fantastic!!

Connie said...

Love your soft colors and your use of this set.
Connie

Andrea said...

What a great masculine card - love it!

Carol Dee said...

Love this. Cool set. Nice color choice.

Nanny's Room said...

Great work!

Nanny's Room said...

Great work!

jdmommy said...

I love the distressing and the wonderful horses as a bg!!

Bev E said...

Really great looking card! Wow

Jennifer S. said...

Fantastic layout. Love the use of the small horse for the background.

Liz Williams said...

Fabulous stamped background.

Doris said...

Love the cactus! The whole card is well designed.

Riet said...

ohhh Julia,What a wonderful card,i love the papers and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Heather B said...

So cute and very cool way to use the stamps.

Holly said...

beautiful design, love the colors

Karen said...

Your homemade background is great!

katspaw said...

I really like the rugged look of your southwest cowboy card. A great card for any man!

katspaw said...

I really like the rugged look of your southwest cowboy card. A great card for any man!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Awesome card! I see you finished off the inside beautifully also!

Super Jen said...

Well shoot, howdy, that's a fine card, ma'am. Turning out to be my favorite set. Thanks for the inspiration.

Claudine Poch said...

Great card and background paper. I love it!

peggysue said...

Great colors, looks wonderfully distressed.

Emily Keaton said...

Fantastic card! Great use of this new cowboy set :)

redwasher1 said...

WOW! This is gorgeous!!

Lillian said...

Nice touch with the sponging on the edges.

Sue D said...

I really like how you made your own DP.

Linda said...

neat card my friend!

Blogs said...

..looks like she's roundin' up the herd! (is it a "herd" of horses?!?)

Susan Raihala said...

Wonderful way to create your own DP...and make a great card with it!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Hi Julia, Love the DP you created and your awesome design. You really showcased this new set to perfection.

Bev J. said...

Love your neat background-neat card.

katspaw said...

Your cards are wonderful to view. Did you do the flourishes and frames separate? or incorporation it?

cindy said...

Lovely card.

Wanda Cullen said...

Love how you designed your DP using the horse image...great card!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What an awesome card Julia! LOVE the Western theme & your custom DP!! :) This card is so appropriate for the Wild Wild West here in AZ :)

Judy Rozema said...

Beautiful card, Julia! The background is just really neat and I love the colors!