Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Day 1 of our Mark's Finest Paper Blog Hop!

*I apologize if you visited earlier and were not able to leave a comment.  I have changed my blog settings, and it should be fine now!

Mark's Finest Papers Design Team is celebrating our FIRST Blog Hop!
How could we make it a REAL celebration?
How about giving away some Blog Candy?

For your chance to win, visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on December 9th and 10th. Then, on Friday, a winner will be chosen from those who have visited all 7 blogs both days. The winner will receive 2 BRAND NEW Stamp Sets, 5 packages of Mark's Finest Papers and 5 Satin ribbons! And remember, Friday night will be the New Flourishes Release at Mark's Finest Papers! The winner will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog on Friday.

Good Luck!

Nikki {You Are Here}



This is my card for the hop today.  It's actually a gift card holder! I made the base from Speedy the Cat Black cardstock.  The Ripened Tomato cardstock, ribbon, Basic Grey DP, Palette Inks and Flourishes stamp set, is also from Mark's Finest Papers.  I embossed the ornament in gold and sponged in the color with Palette Inks.  To make the ribbon a little wrinkled, I heated it with a heating tool used for embossing.  Thanks for stopping by~ have fun checking out all of the cool MFP design team creations.

41 comments:

marla said...

A very beautiful card!! Love the embossing!!

Sandra said...

Love it!
thanks for the inspiration.
Sandra

Cheri Howard said...

How pretty!

Renee G said...

great idea with the heat gun, and pretty embossing!

nancyruth said...

really festive and pretty Nikki!!!

Barbara said...

This is onemore reason for me to buy this stamp set that is on my wish list. Love It...

Peggy said...

WOW! Look at that gorgeous bow!! Your card is soooo pretty!

Lois said...

Great bow on your gift card holder, Nikki! And I really like that background paper.

Karen said...

just lovely.....

StampinCathy said...

This is fabulous and love that bow too. Thanks for this inspiring eye candy along this hop.

Crystal said...

Nikki WOWZA girl your bow and card is GORGEOUS!

Pam said...

I love this card. That ripened tomato is great and speedy the cat black is my fav paper lately!

Vicky Gould said...

Oh, Nikki! This is absolutely beautiful. Love your two ornaments.

Carol Dee said...

WOW - look at that bow! Fabulous card.

Etha said...

Your color sponging is awesome!! The ornaments look so dimensional this way. Like that red card stock ;)

Marg said...

The ornaments are beautiful. What an addition the ribbon is!

vdutchr said...

Nikki -so pretty! Love that ribbon!!

Karen said...

Love those ornaments and gorgeous ribbon!

Anita said...

Beautiful card!

Dawn B. said...

Nikki this is wonderful :). I love the reds.. You did a super job on this card.. Your photography is perfectly done too.. It looks so pretty with the tree in the background...

Mary said...

What a beautiful card! The ribbon is so lush and gorgeous!

inkedx2 said...

Love that background paper and that ribbon is fantastic!

Robbie

Lynda M said...

Love those reds and the crinkled ribbon technique. You've inspired me despite the fact all my Christmas cards have been sent.

Terre said...

Your ornaments are stunning, a very pretty card.

madeleine barnett said...

the red ribbon you used is wonderful. Marks finest papers carries such beautiful ribbon

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty! Love the holiday colors and the gorgeous ribbon. TFS!

piecesandpom said...

Trying to leave a comment again - I love the subtle reds and gold here. Scrumptious ribbon, too!

Anonymous said...

I love the colors and the very pretty ribbon.Very pretty card.

Mary L Schreiber

Dotti S said...

We are getting to where we give a lot of gift cards. I love the bow.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love teh card- the stamping and all....but what a fabulous bow! TFS

Luv Flowers said...

Nikki, I love your ornament and the designer paper behind it. I also really love that fluffy big red bow!!

Kim

Joanne (jojot) said...

stunning ornament....a wow ribbon effect

Deb H. said...

Looks like the ornaments are really hanging from the bow. Like the ornament stamp.

jimlynn said...

Just beautiful! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the bow!

thestampinglady said...

Gorgeous ornament on your card and the ribbon is an excellent bellie for that final touch.

scraphappy4067 said...

Beautiful card and I love that ribbon!

Kelly

Carol Southern said...

Don't you just love these ornaments, so pretty.
Gorgeous color combo you used.

Connie said...

Stunning! Just love the ornaments & the embossing. Never thought this was a gift card.

Bonnie said...

WOW! That ribbon is GORGEOUS with the beautiful ornaments. Nicely done!

Janet L. said...

Pretty card! I really like the color combination!

Cassie said...

very elegant - those ornaments could grace a tree!