Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April Blog Hop Day 2


April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured April 16
Columns & Topiaries

Featured April 17
Be a Showoff
 
Featured April 18

Honor & Glory
 
Featured April 19

Birds & Trees

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 April 20,2013 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 April 19,2013.



 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Zoo Friends"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"You May Bow"
                                                         


 
I enjoyed the peacocks. Brought out a few supplies I haven't used in Years. The background on this first card was made with Versa Mark and PearlX. The peacock is embossed with black and colored with Metallic Pencils. Metallic Gold ink on the edges.


The background on this one uses Opalite Ink Pads. They are made to stamp on dark card stock.  The peacock is embossed with black and colored with pencils.  Metallic gold ink on the edges. 

29 comments:

Ravengirl said...

Fabulous work Pat! I love the shimmer and the feathers in background are beautiful!

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Such beautiful cards. Love the embossing of them. TFS AJ-

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Oh wow!! Didn't think to use the pearl ex. What a great idea!

LindaS said...

The metallic is just perfect for the beautiful peacock.

Vicky Gould said...

Such rich backgrounds on such beautifully colored peacocks, Pat!

Janine said...

Very pretty backgrounds - makes for some nice cards.

kren said...

Love those dark backgrounds. TFS!

kren@
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Pam said...

Two super pretty cards. I love the addition of the gold.

Angie said...

Wow! You created stunning backgrounds for your peacocks!!!! Beautiful gold accents!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

This looks like a great technique that you used! These are very pretty cards.

wannabcre8tive said...

So pretty, Pat, I love how you did the background.

Davi said...

Very pretty cards Pat,,love how you did the backgrounds, looks really pretty with the peacocks :)

Lois said...

What marvelous backgrounds you created! It's always nice to pull out things you haven't used in a while.

terrie said...

I like how your did your background for your cards...
well done

Michelle N. said...

Wow-both cards are stunning! I love the backgrounds you made-thank you for listing the supplies you used.

Tara Bruening said...

I love that feathered background. Hope you will stop by and link up at Craftin Desert Divas “Peacock Color Challenge” Linky Party.

Tara
Craftin Desert Diva's

Kathy Bradley said...

Pat,
Beautiful and elegant cards! Your BG using the opalite inks is so very pretty. I think I will have to invest in these pads - as they make such a wonderful BG!

Karenladd said...

Gorgeous!! Love the way you did the background with the feathers and shimmer!

itzamitzi said...

What a beautiful way to do backgrounds with peacock feathers! I didn't even know you could get the Opalite inks anymore. I LOVE your cards!

SHartl said...

What a great background to make with the feathers! Such a beautiful card and so dramatic!

stamping sue said...

Two stunning cards.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Golda said...

Both are beautiful!

Jane said...

What a beautiful card!!! Love the idea of using things that are dusty :)

Winnie and Patty said...

Pat--these cards are so elegant!!! Love them both! TFS

mariko said...

Love your backgrounds! Stunning! Both cards are so elegant!

MariLynn said...

Beautiful cards. I especially love the first one. I love the background.

Pam said...

WOW! I love how you did the feather background!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

marg0006 said...

Pretty card and the paper is perfect.

marg0006 at Verizon dot net

Cathy Clouston said...

The backgrounds are perfect to show off the stamps, beautiful work!