Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop - Day 2

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 – Ladybugs and Carnation (one for the ladybugs and one for the carnation).




For my first card I decided that one of my favorite Basic Grey Christmas paper packs, Wassail, could be used for something other than Christmas. This is a pretty simple Thank You card, with two strips of DP mounted to a MFP Snow Storm Smooth card base. The ladybug parade is stamped with Palette Noir Black, clear embossed and colored with a red Copic marker. The vine frame is stamped with Palette Cognac, also clear embossed. I find that clear embossing the ink guarantees that there will be no smearing. I colored the leaves with a green Copic marker, and stamped the sentiment with Palette Moulin Rouge.




I saw the layout for my second card on PageMaps. The sketch wasn’t using the spotlight technique, but I thought it would look cool. It’s pretty self-explanatory – stamped in black, colored with Copics, and a few punches. I added some sponging with Palette Cognac. The card base and border punch panel are MFP Spring Leaf.

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 a 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
Nikki
Lois (that’s me)

23 comments:

maryr917 said...

these are both beautiful cards lois-my fav is the carnation-love the border punch

Becky said...

Both of these are beautiful, love the carnation.

Kim said...

Both cards are very pretty.

Tany Sol said...

Beautiful butterfly!
Great cards.
Thanks!

Vicky Gould said...

Both are outstanding - I love the layout and coloring on the ladybugs, but that carnation is purty durn nice too, Lois!

nancyruth said...

beautiful as can be Lois!

Peggy said...

Very pretty cards! Love the mix of paper on the first one, really brings out the vine frame. The coloring and sponging on the second is awesome and I love the border punch!

Claudine Poch said...

Both cards are great. You have been very ambitious this week.

StampinCathy said...

Fabulous cards and just love how you did the matching envelopes.

Janet said...

I like your take on this set. I like how the ladybugs are peaking out of the top of the card.

Emily Keaton said...

These are both so lovely, Lois. I like what you've done with this set :)

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow Lois! These are absolutely gorgeous!!! Great job with this set!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful - thanks for the inspiration on using the stamp within the circle..

Carol Dee said...

Pretty cards. I especially like the 1st one. Lovely Ladies.

Lorrie Reid said...

your cards are awesome,beautiful work,love that set.

Cathleen said...

These are beautiful Lois!

Stampin_melissa said...

Both your cards are lovely, BUT. . . . your carnation card is just gorgeous!! Wow!

Virgo5 said...

Two more amazing cards! I love the way you have the carnation coming off the main image panel!

Diana said...

Nice cards. I love the butterfly.

Karen said...

Both are very pretty. The butterfly on the carnation is so life-like. The lady bugs are just darn cute.

redwasher1 said...

Both of your cards are just stunning!! The butterfly looks like he just landed there!!

HappyCrafter said...

These are both gorgeous, and I love how you decorated the envelope!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great cards! The little line of ladybugs is adorable!