Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC Blog Hop Day 1 - Koi Fish

Sept. Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Sept 10
Koi Fish
Featured Sept 11
Primitive Farm 
Featured Sept 12 
What a Scream 
Featured Sept 13

Tailgate Party

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 Sept. 14, 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 10 PM EST on Friday Sept. 13, 2013.

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

"Holiday Tag"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Nature's Brushstrokes"

Welcome to day one of the Hop!  I am so excited to share with you the card I created with the Koi Fish Stamp set.

I created this with TH alcohol reinkers.  I had a panel sitting on my desk, a reject from a DTGD challenge.  It was quite ugly but I am so glad that I have learned not to toss!  I dropped ink onto my felt and this time I added Citrus instead of the red I had previously used and to my surprise I turned something unusable into this gorgeous marble looking panel!

The fish are heat embossed on vellum.

Thanks for looking!

Don't forget to leave a comment  for a chance to win today's feature and I hope you will hop along to see the beautiful projects created by the rest of my talented teammates!

Here's the Design Team:

Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps A HC - Koi Fish
Paper: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps A HC - 140 lb Premium White
Acces: Spellbinders: Fleur de Lis Squares, Vellum


  1. never throw out a reject because as you proved here the revised piece is Gorgeous! and the fish stamped on vellum is great embellishment for the card.
    stamping sue

  2. So glad you rescued that background it looks great. Your fish on vellum are lovely too. Have a great day.

  3. And gorgeous it is! Great work.

  4. Great save! And you turned what was apparently not very pretty into totally gorgeous!

  5. Vellum embossing is a fave tech of mine. Yours looks great and I love that square die. Great project!

    Thanks for sharing your talents!
    kReN@ http://afourthlife.blogspot.com
    Come and follow me!

  6. Simply Beautiful!!! Also a great save...

  7. Like the marbled look. Glad you did not toss.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  8. A wonderful excuse to be a hoarder! I love how your background looks. I love the lights and shadows. My "Failed" watercolor panel that was destined for the trash, I ended up re working and I actually like it better than the one I used on my card.

  9. A beautiful card. I love how you white embossed the Koi and used the distressed ink background.

  10. This is such a beautiful card, Angie!! I love your bg and the fish looks great embossed on the vellum!! Great frame too!! TFS.

  11. Gorgeous card! Great job on the background!

  12. Angie,
    Wow - so beautiful. Your BG you created is stunning and I love the embossed Koi - awesome!!

  13. Love your alcohol inked background for the water!

  14. Wonderful background. Love the effect that you created. The embossed koi make the card pop

  15. Gorgeous Angie! Those vellum koi are absolutely fabulous!

  16. Wow this card is absolutely stunning. That background is gorgeous and the black frame and white koi just enhance the beautiful colours even more.

  17. This is really cool. Love the vellum fish-gives it a whole new look and love to see someone use TH Alcohol inks. They seem to be a forgotten item in everyone's stash. It is the perfect look for this stamp set. I'm pinning this lovely card.

  18. This is a cool save- like the way it turned out!

  19. What an unexpected look for this stamp set and I love it!

  20. This one is pretty. I love the background.


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