Thursday, December 10, 2009

Day 2 of Our Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop!

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 today's blog hop day 2!  All Flourishes stamps, cardstock, paper, ribbon, embellishments and ink are from Mark's Finest Papers, of course!!  I would like to share two little things I did here which you may find helpful in your cardmaking, and I've realized that I do a lot when i don't have the exact embellishment I'm looking for.  First of all the Basic Grey DP was exactly what I wanted in terms of design (I wanted a small, repeating pattern to make my image panel the star of the show).  BUT, the small dots on it were chocolate brown, instead of black.  So, I used a black gel pen (I often use Copics for this) and changed the color of the dots to black.  Also, the Basic Grey adhesive pearls were green and I wanted them to be black, so I used my black Copic marker to color them.  If you color with Copics on something smooth such as one of these pearls or a button, be very careful about handling them until you are sure they are dry! 
Diamonds are forever...and so is black Copic ink!

Have fun on the rest of your hop!!

32 comments:

Carol Southern said...

Lovely card and great tips. Thanks for sharing this.

Lynda M said...

Beautiful card. I want that great tree stamp. So many uses.

piecesandpom said...

Great card and super tips. Looks like I need the black copic. . .another enabling moment!

Debs said...

Stunning card
Thanks for the tips too.
HAve a lovely day.
Debs xx

Barbara said...

Love the tree stamp. It's tops on my wish list. Great card thanks for the inspiration.

Etha said...

Such a beautiful misty scene! Gorgeous stamping!!

Lois said...

I like all the rounded edges on your card, Nikki. And good job changing the brown to the black that you needed!

Sandra said...

so calming, very nice!
Sandra

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Nikki.. I love the die you used.. It really coordinates well with your image.. GREAT job.

nancyruth said...

beautiful job GF!

Carol Dee said...

Beautiful, love those trees.

StampinCathy said...

This is one stunning and inspiring card. Thanks for the tips too.

Connie said...

Beautiful trees in the oval setting. Very pretty.

Vicky Gould said...

Nikki, this is just so beautiful - I love what you did with the DP - thanks for the tips! Gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the shadow stamping with the trees and the layout is great!

Joanne (jojot) said...

gorgeous image....love the matting of the oval with the label Nestie

vdutchr said...

Gosh you gotta love these trees!! Wonderful card Nikki!!!

Karen said...

You are so clever to alter not only the pearls but also the dots on the paper!

thestampinglady said...

What great tips! It was like a DUH moment for me. Lovely card--great designer paper--love the softness of the card.

Anita said...

Amazing card!

Deb H. said...

Good idea to color areas and embellishment to make them work. I will have to remember that. The more I see the tree stamp the more I thnik I am going to have to get it.

Mary said...

I just love your card. It's so peaceful.

Pam said...

This card is absolutely stunning. I am stuck on these trees. Love your colors and ribbon too. Simple divine darling!

Luv Flowers said...

Nikki, I love this card!! This image is one of my favs. The dp is really pretty too.

Kim

Janet L. said...

What a beautiful card. It seems so serene and calming.

Lynne Phelps said...

I love your card - the colors are so serene! I especially love your combination of stacked nesties - I had not thought of using the oval on top of that particular label! LOVELY!

jimlynn said...

Just gorgeous! Fabulous layout. Looks so peaceful.

Lisa Foster said...

This is so gorgeous!!!!
Hugs,
Lisa

madeleineb said...

Another fantastic design with the forest of trees stamps

beautiful

Marg said...

What a great idea to colour the pearls with the Copics. I must try that.

Cassie said...

so serene! makes me wish for a comfy chaise and a good book....to just enjoy the quiet and beauty of God!

Peggy said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Love your diecut background and the black ribbon across the front!