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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

MFPaHC July blog hop - Shello

July Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Featured July 9th
Lotus Blossoms
Featured July 10th
Featured July 11th 
Be Virtuous
Featured July 12th

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

 For Shello I did a couple of regular stand up easel cards in teal and green.  On teal Shello I did a fun background technique where basically you put inks and paints on a craft sheet then just smoosh (technical term. lol!) cardstock in all the inks, let it dry then stamp on it.  Also did some basic masking so Shello would be swimming behind the seaweed plants.  For my
second Shello easel card I stamped Shello on a separate piece of cardstock then blended colors all over him with my blending tool, cut him out and mounted on card.  I do like that saying, "sea ya soon!"

Oh yes, did I mention the theme for this month is easel cards!  regular easels, twisted easels, shape easels and more! Next stop is Janine so please see what she has to show you.


  1. Your easel card is so cute. Love the way you colored the sea turtle and the fun sentiment.

  2. The "swooshing" and masking makes a nice card.

  3. Such pretty cards. I like the way you turtle is hiding behind the sea weed.

  4. Sue, gorgeous cards! Love your masking on the first card and on the second the color on the turtle is outstanding! Beautiful creations!

  5. Super sweet turtle easel cards! Love your colors.

  6. I love how you colored your turtle on the green easel card. Great cards.

  7. Two really cute turtle cards!!!

  8. Two cute cards. I like how the turtle is swimming through the seaweed on the first one.

  9. Great turtle cards-but the first one I really like the smooshing technique for the background! I learn so much from you and the DT's.

  10. these are gorgeous cards Sue great stamping.

    greetings karin

  11. Beautiful cards!!!Great design!!!

  12. You created wonderful scenes for cute Mr. Turtle and he looks quite happy and content - adorable.

  13. Love the background on that first card.

  14. What wonderful easel cards Sue! Love them both! TFS

  15. These are really cute! I do love the pom-pom trim your second turtle is swimming above!

  16. Super cards; love the details. Thanks for sharing

  17. Love the Lotus Blossoms! I have a fishpond full of them, and they just finished their blooming season. Now all the pods are there waving in the breezes!

  18. Love the easel cards. This turtle stamp set is on my wish list. Love it.

  19. Wow, your colouring techniques have produced such gorgeous results.


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