My stamping adventures

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

MFPaHC blog hop day 1 - Pocket Watches

Aug. Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Featured Aug 13th
Pocket Watches
Featured Aug 14th
Joyous Season
Featured Aug 15th 
Country Charm
Featured Aug 16th
Wealthy Fish

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 Aug 17, 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 Aug 16, 2013.

The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Lucky You"
The mini stamp set we have for you this month is
"Take Time Mini"

This month I'm featuring the chalkboard technique on my cards.
  It's a fun and easy technique.  So let's get started....get out your chalk............nope..........get out your white inks.  I prefer to use my VersaMagic white chalk ink for the powdered chalk effect on my cards but for the actual stamping I like Colorbox white pigment ink and white embossing powder.  BUT there is always an exception so look to your right ..... on this tag I used holographic embossing powder just for the fun of it.  Please continue on to see what Janine has to show you in her pockets filled with watches.
Here's the Design Team:





  1. Love the effect but every time I have tried it looks terrible. I don't think I have the best white inks to use.

  2. Hi enter too quickly!
    Love your cards and the embossed tag is really pretty.

  3. That tag is breathtaking! Talk about gorgeous! I have that type of embossing powder and love it! The chalkboard technique worked very well with the large background, too! Great samples!

  4. Great job with the chalkboard technique -- and that tag is outstanding!

  5. Thank you for visiting my blog today Sue...I loved your comment "Bee-utiful"...and I am pretty sure I am going to have to incorporate it into a collage sheet to go with my other one :0).
    Cool effects with the chalk ink!

  6. Like the embossed images.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  7. I love your theme this month! Very nicely done on both!

  8. wow, wow, wow!!!! Awesome cards! I have just written down the colorbox ink. I always use versafine and white EP but my white EP always looks a little cream colored. Never thought of using white underneath! That might help make it look more white!

    Love your holographic embossing powder card! What a great look!

  9. What gorgeous projects! I think your card is fabulous and I love the holographic look on your ribbon.
    Beth's Beauties

  10. Awesome technique you used! I especially love the first card!

  11. I think I will have to look up this chalkboard effect. It is really striking on the ribbon card you did.

    1. I did give one link to instructions for chalkboard technique in my post. if you do it please come back and let me know so I can visit your blog.
      stamping sue

  12. What a wonderful effect with the chalkboard technique and your tag is awesome too - beautiful.

  13. I need to get out the white ink , these are beautiful....Lis

  14. The watches look fabulous in white. Love the color effect on the watch to the right.

  15. Sue--these are lovely cards! Great job. TFS

  16. Thanks for stopping and commenting on my card today!! Your cards are just gorgeous, and I love the holographic embossing powder!! I'm a new follower. ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  17. Love the b/w card. Quite stunning!

    Come and see what I've done!
    Life is Good with kren @

  18. These look wonderful! A chalkboard theme, I can't wait to see what else you have done!

  19. I love both cards but the one w/the holograhic embossing is favorite. The stamped image is really neat and would work for several different occassions. W/the holograhic embossing it makes me think of New Years. The chalkboard technique works well w/this image. All your cards look great. Thanks for sharing the idea and technque.

    1. Hi Marlene, good to see you here. Yes, have had a few say it would be good for New Years...never thought of that myself.
      stamping sue

  20. Looks great with the chalkboard technique.

  21. Lovely! The techniques you've used perfectly compliment the set! :)

  22. These are absolutely incredible techniques. I hope to maybe find a tutorial???

  23. Great projects; love the holographic effect. Thanks for sharing


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