Tuesday, December 6, 2011

ihp + MSS=amazing!


Welcome to the i {heart} papers and Market Street Stamps combined teams blog hop!  We're so excited to have you join us, and we know you're in for a real treat!

You should have arrived here from Carolyn's blog.  If not, visit Kate's i {heart} papers blog to start from the beginning.  You'll go from there to the blogs of our designers and finish up at the Market Street Stamps blog.  If you get lost, both company blogs have the complete list of links.

about i {heart} papers:
i {heart} papers is proud that we recently celebrated our 3rd anniversary in October. We’ve grown by leaps and bounds and have not strayed from our core principle of stellar customer service with FAST and FREE shipping. You ALWAYS receive free shipping with your $50 US order/$150 CAN order with no gimmicks or restrictions like so many other companies, and orders are almost always shipped within 24 business hours. We’re thrilled to be hopping along with the MSS team today and to be carrying the MSS line of stamps. If you’ve never ordered from us before, please mention that you learned about us on this hop for a free gift with your first order! Please visit us at www.iheartpapers.com, “like” us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/iheartpapers, where you'll find over 1900 other IHP fans!) and follow us on Twitter (@iheartpapers). Enjoy the hop! If you order by Wednesday midnight EST, all MSS sets are 15% off!  Leave comments along the hop to be entered in a drawing to win one free MSS set. The more you comment, the more chances to win!  You have until Wednesday at midnight...winners will be announced on the ihp blog on Friday!

about Market Street Stamps:
Market Street Stamps, LLC, was founded in January 2010 by Angelica and Jorge Suarez, a husband and wife team who create unique stamps made from peach-tinted photopolymer, the best available on the market today! Market Street Stamps' goal is to produce durable, high quality designs that you'll turn to again and again! We are thrilled to be hopping with i {heart} papers and their incredibly talented design team today! Be sure to "like" us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/MarketStreetStamps) for the latest releases and project ideas from our Design Team!

My card for today is a little different than my usual cards...it has NO COLORING!  Nope!  I didn't use a single Copic marker on this one, nor any other marker, for that matter!  Copics have become my #1 go-to tool, so it is a rare occasion that I make a card without them!  This time I opted for some Palette ink on kraft card stock using Market Street's newly released background stamp, Grace.  The sentiment is from Essential Holiday Elegance, a wonderful set with lovely fonts and classic holiday greetings.  I used a classic oval to cut a window from the stamped background so that the card base could peek through to frame the sentiment, which is adhered using dimensional adhesive.

The flowers were made using Spellbinders' Spiral Blossom One.  I followed Heidi's tutorial to make the bloom and buds, then tucked in some leaves, a few sprigs of ribbon and a big Bow Easy twinkle ribbon bow.

After the card was completely assembled, I liberally misted everything with Gold Shimmer spray.  That gave it a beautiful pearly gold glow!

From here, you're headed to Dobea's blog.  Enjoy the hop!  Thanks for your comments!  Remember to order your MSS from ihp before Wednesday to get the 15% discount!

Notes:
Market Street Stamps GraceEssential Holiday Elegance
Palette ink
Spellbinders' classic ovalspiral blossom one 
Glubers
dimensional adhesive
Bow Easy
twinkle ribbon 
Gold Shimmer

    32 comments:

    1. I love the vintage feel of this card. Beautiful colors, and that flower is just outstanding!

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    2. Hi Deb! This card is beautiful!! I LOVE the flower and the sentiment. The Gold shimmer is really cool, adds beauty to the card. Have a great day!! {hugs}

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    3. Oh gosh, this is absolutely stunning!

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    4. JAW DROPPING! This is AMAZING!

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    5. so pretty! You used my favorite background stamp! It looks great on kraft!

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    6. So very pretty. I love your vintage feel to this card...Love your blog as well.

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    7. Deb this is just gorgeous! Hope all is well :)

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    8. This is really stunning, Deb. So gorgeous and elegant...love the beautiful dimension of that flower...and NO copics. WOW =)

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    9. I KNEW I was in for a treat going to "THE DEB's" blog... and BOY HOWDY... if THIS isn't a beauty... I'm having a hard time resisting just going to the shop NOW!!!! LOL LOVE these background stamps!!!

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    10. What a gorgeous flower! Your card is so elegant, amazing work!!
      -Sam

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    11. Beautiful card!
      The Grace background is my new favorite!
      The sentiment looks larger than normal - how did you do that?

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    12. Wow! Your card is so beautiful! I love the flower and the simplicity of the Grace background stamped on the kraft!!

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    13. I like your bold color scheme. Nice!

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    14. This is so elegant Deb! I love that big flower you added. Gorgeous!!

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    15. That background stamp is amazing--and so is that lovely rolled rose!

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    16. Gorgeous flower! The Grace background looks wonderful on this card :)

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    17. Very pretty. I love how the flower and ribbon add so much to the card.

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    18. Wowza ... beautiful card! Thanks for the link to the flower tutorial too!!

      Kathy Jacobson

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    19. Deb, this is gorgeous. The flower is just show-stopping!

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    20. Holy cow, that flower is amazing!!!! And I love the sentiment...the whole card just flows together so well! Thanks for sharing!

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    21. Oh that flower is just gorgeous! Love this card!

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    22. So pretty! Can't get over the background stamps!
      They rock!

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    23. Lovely and elegant card! The gold shimmer is beautiful touch. Thank you for sharing.

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    24. A very elegant card! Love the rose accent!

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    25. Hopek Fiskateer 8476December 7, 2011 at 8:53 PM

      Very elegant.

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    26. Love your work!! So nice to meet you!! looking forward to coming back often! thanks for sharing!
      Paula

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