Tuesday, June 8, 2010

MFP Blog Hop - Day One

Mark's Finest Papers Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop! All 4 sets are available TODAY! For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the design team members' blogs on June 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th. On Saturday, (June 12th), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day! 4 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 4 Winners will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog on June 12, 2010. Each winner will receive 1 Stamp Set that will be released NEXT month.

I’ve got two cards for today’s set – Believe in You




During the recent Virtual Stamp Night on SCS, one of the challenges was to do something new. I had never done a Recessed Window card and liked the result so much that I decided to make another one for the Blog Hop. The card base is a wonderful shade of green from Mark’s Finest Papers called August Greens, and the DP is from the Basic Grey paper pad Capella. The hummingbird is stamped with Palette Noir Black and colored with Copic markers. After stamping the sentiment, I sponged around the edges of the white cardstock with Palette Landscape to soften them. The two circles were added to give some interest to the frame.




For my second card I chose the large egret and cut him out using the largest Labels Nine Nestabilities. To get the mat, I turned the solid DP over and drew around the outside of the die – then cut it out with scissors. The scene is colored with Copic markers and sponged around the edges. The only embellishments are the six Martha Stewart pearls.

Be sure to visit the rest of the team to see what they did with this lovely set. And remember, you have a chance to win one of the stamp sets to be released in July.

Here is the Blog Hop LINE UP:

June Guest Designer- Samantha
Nancyruth
Lois (that’s me)

36 comments:

Markie's Mom said...

These are both AMAZING!

Becky said...

Both of these are gorgeous, the second one is my favorite :), love those pearls.

MOMO said...

I love the flower card-simple and beautiful.

Cheryl said...

These are both lovely. I especially like the second card. The pearls and the choice of colors look so pretty.

wendyp said...

they're both gorgeous!!!

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Nicely done, very soft, very pretty! Love them both~

Debbie Seyer said...

Just love the cards but the second one is my favorite!

Carol Dee said...

Great cards, I especially like card #1. Hugs..

Liz Williams said...

Love these cards. The colors are gorgeous!

Susan Raihala said...

Both of these are GORGEOUS! The window is perfect and the egret looks awesome in the frame with his bill sticking out. LOVELY!

jdmommy said...

Both are fab, Lois, but that recessed window card is a stunner!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lois - that recessed framed card is a work of art! Both cards are just stunning!

Emily Keaton said...

What beautiful color palettes on both cards! I love what you've done here :)

peggysue said...

Recessed window, that's such a great technique. And that shape of nestability was just perfect to fit in the little bit of water that the egret is standing in! Both are lovely.

Karen said...

Both of your cards are so pretty. The recessed window technique is a wonderful showcase for your card.

imastampin said...

Great work Lois. Beautiful cards, for sure.

Julia Aston said...

I love both of these Lois! the colors are super - that recessed framing looks great on the first one -and the out of the box cutting of the bird is so pretty!

Joanne Travis said...

So gorgeous, Lois. I love thae paper, coloring, and colors.

Margaret C. said...

Both cards are Awesome!! Thanks for sharing
:-)

jovialjudi said...

Gorgeous cards Lois! The 1st one is my favorite. That technique is just beautiful! TFS!

Yogi said...

June 8th,
Nice stamp set, thanks for the chance to win it. BIG GRIN

Vicky Gould said...

Two very pretty cards, Lois!

mitz said...

... wants to be your ** friend ** wow.. great card.. thanks for the opportunity
( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

Gloria Westerman said...

These are so pretty....love em....

marla said...

Great cards - love how you did the window and the matching egret envelope for that card!!

Patty said...

Simplicity is beautiful

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very pretty cards. I really like the first one shown.

Chrisd said...

What lovely papercrafting projects you created!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely cards. Love the egret.

Samantha T. said...

Beautiful. I love the depth and dimension your cards have.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are beautiful Lois. I love the second one and your layout.

Virgo5 said...

Oh my, these are both gorgeous!

Grace said...

Wow Lois! Both are gorgeous! I love the recessed card!Love that dp too!!! I'll have to check out these finest papers... it's about time for me to order some! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lynn McAuley said...

Beautiful work on these wonderful designs, Lois!!

One Picky Family said...

I like the 3D affect on this card.

Sandra said...

very nice!
Sandra