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11/20/2013

3 Twenty Crafts - Borders Set

Hello my crafty friends and welcome to Day 3 of Jo’s Scrap Shack’s Surprise Blog Hop!  
Today’s hop is day 3 of a 4 day hop for the new launch and release of a brand new company called  “3 Twenty Crafts”!

For those of you who missed the news, Jo has decided to launch her very own company and stamp line!!! Very exciting time indeed! Every day we will show you a brand new stamp set from 3 Twenty Crafts and trust me, you don’t want to miss this!

The stamp set that we feature each day will be given away to one lucky winner, but in order to win the set you must hop along and visit each design team member’s blog, leave a comment and then comment on Jo’s blog to let her know that you have completed the hop! The winner will be randomly selected and we have no idea which blog the winner will be chosen from. So make sure to visit each blog and leave some bloggy love!

 Today we are showing you the new and awesome stamp set “Background Builders”.

  

 
 
This is what I created using this featured stamp set. 


I've not used very many border stamps, as I can never get them aligned properly (these are clear so that shouldn't be a problem with these border stamps ). Had seen a folk art Christmas tree recently and when I saw these borders, realized they were perfect to create that look. Selected several red & green SU inks, inked & stamped away on white C/S. Didn't get a very good impression on some of the stampings. Hmmm...the stamps were clearly inked well. So decided to try the Colorbox Fluid Chalk inks...worked _much_ better with the next stamping. Now ya'll may already have known that SU doesn't seem to work well for clear stamps (and maybe it was the Operator in this case!) but I didn't. I can report though, that for me the Colorbox ink worked well for a clean impression, the SU didn't.
 
Next I created the background using this card for my inspiration. Shirley does the most fantastic backgrounds with the DI's and Acrylic Block technique. I keep trying that, but have not achieved anything I was pleased with, as yet. I debated on using this one, created with Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters and Festive Berries; misted the block with water, then dragged over the c/s. This was my 3rd try, time was growing short, so I went with the last effort. Decided to stamp the twig from yesterday's Winter Wonderland set in Colorbox Creamy Brown to create a pattern on the background. MS corner punch for the holly trim, and Viva D├ęcor Pearls for the berries on the sentiment, stamped in Creamy Brown, punched with an SU Curly Label punch. As I looked at the tree when photographing, I thought I should have distressed the outer edge of the border 'branches'. I will try this one again, use DI Tea Dye & won't that look very country & folksy???
 
Here's the 2nd card. I really did want to try a stamp as a border - but I wasn't brave enough yet to try aligning - even the with stamp positioner I can manage to boo-boo. This border was long enough to cover the card without repositioning. A Dylusions background was handy, so off I go to ink with the Colorbox inks, which worked well over the sprayed background. Doubt that the SU inks would have been as intense (and perhaps I need to re-ink the pads?). Liked that look, so inked Happy Harvest Turkey with Rich Cocoa onto a white snippet; Black Tuxedo for the the pilgrim's hat from the same set. Colored these with copics, fussy cut, mounted on dimensional tape. I thought Mr. Turkey looked very chic & well dressed with his hat, ready for the holiday table. Stamped the sentiment from Happy Harvest in Versamark, embossed with Queen's Gold. Added corners punched from a Dylusions snippet, adhered tiny black pearls, and we are dressed for dinner! 

That's it for my project for today. Hope you will enjoy the cards.

Now just a reminder....to win Background Builders, visit each blog along the hop and leave a comment! Also, all four sets that are released this week will be available for purchasing on Thursday, November 21st at 3pm and will ship out on Monday, November 25th!

Soooo are you ready for some Blog Hoppin Fun???

I'm the last stop on the hop,  but if you get lost along the way, just start at
Jo's Scrap Shack at the beginning!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping with us today and make sure to join us tomorrow for another sneak peak at another great stamp set by 3 Twenty Crafts! And thanks for joining me this afternoon, and welcome to some new followers. I will provide links to their blogs after the blog hop posts. Hugs from me to you, and  have a wonderful afternoon.



35 comments:

Brenda said...

Wow Momma Mary, you did a fabulous job using these banners on your cards! I am loving that tree and will be lifting this idea from you! I also love your turkey card, too cute!! You never cease to amaze me with your work! Hugs!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

They are so lucky to have you as part of these hops, Mary! Your designs showcasing the products have all been super duper!! Hugs, Darnell

Marilyn said...

WOW!! Love that background

Sue in CT said...

Very nice! That is using them in a way I haven't thought of. Great job!

Benzi said...

Yep, Mr. Turkey is quite the dude in that hat. Speaking of ready for the holiday table.....hmmmmmmm... He better watch out if you know what I mean. :-)

I love that border Christmas tree....great idea. I would like to find time to try one of those. Very pretty and unique. Super cards, Mary.

Meredith L said...

I really like the turkey!

jimlynn said...

You did great using those wonderful border stamps! Really like the first card. Very unique and so pretty. The little turkey is precious too!
Sorry I've missed your posts the last few days. Computer is finally back and I'm ready to go now.
Lynn

Tina Campbell said...

Love Love Love that tree! So whimsy looking with the different borders and the turkey card is cool too!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful cards and a funny turkey made your cards really unique.
Big hugs Anja

dixiedog65 said...

Nice Tree Mary, you are quite accomplished!

dixiedog65 said...

Nice tree Mary you are quite accomplished

Melissa said...

Cute, very creative, with that tree!!! You did gr8t creating your own background paper too!

Karen Petitt said...

Want, want, want! I love that style of stamp because you can do so much with them. Will pop over to start from the beginning and do another hop xx

Elizabeth Hart said...

Your tree is so creative - I never would have thought of that and it is such a clever idea and adds so much eye appeal to this card.

Joyce Tompkins said...

I love the backgrounds you've created...they are beautiful! I keep trying but haven't been able to achieve those back grounds yet.

Carol L said...

Nice job working on those background stamps! Whodathunk to use them to create a tree! Why you of course!! The turkey is so cute too! Way to have fun with those new stamps!

D- said...

What a wonderful tree. LOVE it. TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Candice Fields said...

I love how you used the background stamps to create the Christmas tree! The Thanksgiving card is adorable! Candice

scrappymo! said...

Two beautful card from my inking queen! This stamp company is lucky to have you on their team!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Both of these cards came out beautifully ! I love the Christmas tree !! I love everything that you did !

Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

~ Jo ~ said...

Oh my Miss Mary!!! You have outdone yourself again!!! That tree is brilliant!!!!!!!! I would never have thought to use the borders to create a beautiful tree like this. I LOVE it! Your second card is so stinking cute too! I love how you colored in the turkey and jazzed him up with his hat! Too cute! Thank you so much my friend!
Hugs,
Jo
xoxox

Katrina Brown said...

That tree is waaay too cool! Love it! It looks like a piece of art from a museum!! The turkey is oh, so cute!

Vickie said...

Love the way you use the borderstamp and the colors. LIKE LIKE LIKE!!!

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous!! I especially love how you used the borders to create the tree!! It looks amazing!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tina M said...

How fun, making the tree from the borders :)

I LOVE how you've shown that the sets can be easily mixed & matched :)

Sandy said...

This stamp is really neat and I see you have gone all artsy fartsy on me - wonderful!!! I do like your turkey and what a smashing background!
Sandy

Pat said...

You've made some lovely cards with all the stamps, but I particularly like today's borders, you have used them very cleverly Mary, and I love that background. x

Wynn Walton said...

That's one funky tree Mary. Love both cards. Hugs Wynn x

Creative M said...

Fabulous cards!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
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Paper Creations by Shirley said...

The borders are great and I love the tree that you created ! Fabulous backgrounds on both. Take care, Shirleyx

Erin Stephenson said...

These are both simply adorable!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the strips of background stamping for the tree.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Kellie 0:) said...

Mary - love your creativity. Both of your cads are awesome. TFS

Gail said...

HI Mary - both of your card are super - I especially like the tree card - I want to create one of those - love the choice of border you used for the background - thanks for sharing and enjoy your crafting week!
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linda said...

aww, this card is too cute!! hope you enjoyed your thanksgiving.
linda