Friday, May 14, 2010

Blog Hop - Day 4

Mark's Finest Papers Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop! All four sets are available TODAY! For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the design team members' blogs on May 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th. On Saturday, (May 15th), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day! Four different winners, one winner for each day. THAT MEANS IF YOU MISSED A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN! And, you can go back and comment, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!The four Winners will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog on May 15, 2010. Each winner will receive one Stamp Set that will be released NEXT month.

Again I have created two cards with today’s set – Tropical Vacation.




My first card is rather simple. I stamped the palm tree with Memento Tuxedo Black onto MFP Snow Storm Smooth and then colored it with Copic markers. One of the stamps in the set is made up of five clumps of grass. I masked off three of the clumps and stamped it with Palette Landscape several times below the palm tree then sponged along the bottom with the same color. After making a cloud template with a scallop punch, I sponged the sky with Beaux Arts Blue. The small panel of Breezy Blue cardstock has two stamped images of the bird silhouettes. The card base is Spring Green; the background DP is from Basic Grey Euphoria. I added the ribbon and a small cardstock “button.”




My final card for the Blog Hop is a 5 ½ inch square card of Spring Leaf. The palm frond DP is from the DCWV Photo 2 stack. I used a piece of patterned paper from the MFP Premium Paper Pack – I’ve Got the Blues . . . and Greens on which I stamped the palm front image in several shades of green. After stamping the egret image onto Snow Storm Smooth, I sponged in the background. Other tools I used on this card are the Spellbinders Labels Nine die and an EK Success border punch. I added the gingham ribbon and a fern charm – and I was done!

Be sure to visit the rest of the team to see what they did with this lovely set and comment on each blog. You have one more chance to win one of the stamp sets to be released in June.

Here is the Blog Hop LINE UP:

May Guest Designer- Emily
Nancyruth
Lois (that’s me)

23 comments:

HappyCrafter said...

These are both gorgeous, love how you did the clouds!

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Just gorgeous Lois! Great tropical feel to both these cards. Love the dp on that second one - very cool~

Liz Williams said...

Two more great cards. I loved all your cards this week, Lois! You've been a busy gal!

Vicky Gould said...

Wow, I love both of these - both layouts are outstanding!

StampinCathy said...

Bothe your cards are fabulous and just love you used this set.

dclouser said...

These cards are beautiful! You gave me lots of inspiration!

Emily Keaton said...

Gorgeous! I just LOVE those clouds :)

Janet said...

So pretty!

Michele said...

very nice cards, love the clouds and love the LO and colors of the second card.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous duo of cards, Lois! The blues and greens are super in the bird card.

Stephanie Zito said...

Beautiful cards! Love the scenes you created on both and your ribbon treatments!

Tany Sol said...

Awesome cards!!! Love the sky!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lois - both cards are fabulous! Love the palm and the 2nd layout!! Fabulous last day!

Becky said...

Both of these are fabulous, love your coloring.

Sarah said...

Very tropical! I love all the green :)

Karen said...

Oh, wow, what gorgeous cards. Make me wish I was on vacation! Love the color combos and the way you placed the birds behind the palms.

Lorrie Reid said...

wow what a great tropical card,love your cards

Claudine Poch said...

Both cards are great! Love the green and the scenes you created.

Carol Dee said...

Great cards, I LOVE card #2 today.

Virgo5 said...

Lois you are rockin this blog hop! I love the blue skies and the colours you've used in both!

Laura P. said...

Love both cards. I really like the colors used in both.

Stampin_melissa said...

Your artwork is fabulous! Your coloring is wonderful!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Both cards are fabulous, Lois!