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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mark's Finest Papers MAY Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop

Let's get started!!!!

This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured May 26
Tree Scene

Featured May 27
Animal Birthdays

Featured May 28
Pots and Vases

Featured May 29
Tree Scene Selections

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be announced on May 30, 2015, right on  MFP Stamp Shop 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 Friday May 29, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

 Here's my card to start you on your way!

I used an embossing folder to give my card the tree look. I took an ink pad and rubbed it over the embossing to add the rough bark type appearance. I used a circle die cut for the hole. Since my owl is  stamped on the inside I needed to be sure it would be perfectly place in the circle center so I used a pencil (while the card was closed) to mark a small line on each edge of the circle. Then when I opened the card I could visualize exactly wear the stamp needed to be placed, then I erased the pencil marks. The owl was colored with Copic markers and googly eyes added. I took another piece of cardstock for my sign, stamped the sentiment, and used an embossing folder for my wood look and used a sponge to add a bit of black. I wanted it to look like a sign. I added a brad for my "nail". 


I used the new stamp set
"Animal Birthdays"
"Owls" for my sentiment

Here's the Design Team: Begin Your Hopping!!
Pam T  (you are here)
Pat (next)

Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun and don't forget to stop by MFP Stamp Shop to check out all their amazing stamps and products!

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  1. Great card - very effective tree

  2. Well done! I like the tree effect with the owl peeking through.
    stamping sue

  3. Great use of the embossed tree and the owl inside. Darn cute! TFS!

  4. Pam- Such a cute idea and one I will have to try soon!

  5. How cute!!! I will have to remember this layout. LOVE it!!!

  6. Owls rule! Love your cute
    card with the owl peeking
    through! Love the embossing.
    Carla from Utah

  7. Oh My Gosh!!! I LOVE your card!!! It looks just like the owl is looking out of a hole in the tree!!! What an awesome idea!!! So creative :) Hugs...Janie

  8. Love the tree with the embossing! Super cute design!

  9. Love your little peek-a-boo birthday owl!

  10. Love the Owl in the Tree! Super cute.

  11. Your sweet owl is adorable! Whoo could resist?! A very fun card.

  12. Love the wood texture and the little hole for your owl to peek through. I love the wiggle eyes. Great job combining the two sets.