Thursday, August 12, 2010

MFP Blog Hop Day 3 and Stampin'B's Challenge

Mark's Finest Papers' Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop. Our very talented Design Teams have created exciting paper crafts for your inspiration. With the addition of New Design Team members to inspire you, this is going to be a really fun-packed Hop!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets: Tweet Blessings, Flourished Sea Creatures, Regal & Proud, and Owl Be Here. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the design team members' blogs on August 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th. On Saturday, August 14th, 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 4 Winners will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog on August 14, 2010. Each winner will receive 1 Stamp Set that will be released NEXT month.

My first card is serving two purposes – the Stampin’B’s challenge for this week and also Day 3 of the Blog Hop.



Faith was the hostess for this week’s Stampin’B’s challenge, and she wanted us to make a scenic card. I created my scene using the mountains from Regal and Proud, sponged with Tim Holtz Distressed ink (Tea Dye and Bundled Sage) and then cut out. I glued it to a piece of yellow cardstock embossed with the Tim Holtz Rays embossing folder, which I had inked up with TH Wild Honey. The bottom panel is also embossed – this time with the Cuttlebug folder Distressed Branches.



My second project was a little more involved – a pop-out card, which I made with the help of my Ultimate Crafters Companion. There was lots of masking and sponging in making this card. The same mountain scene from the front was used again inside. This time the eagle is suspended on a piece of twine in the opening. The black flourishes on the inside were cut using a long Sizzix die.
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I doubt that the mountains in this set represent the Smokey Mountains, but these salt and pepper shakers are the only ones I have that seemed appropriate for today.


Don’t forget -- For another chance to win a free stamp set, be sure to visit the blogs of the rest of the design team and comment on each.

The Blog Hop line-up is:

August Guest Designer- Wendy
Nancyruth
Lois - (that’s me)




43 comments:

Nanny's Room said...

Beutiful cards Lois - the embossed background is awesome on your first card!

jdmommy said...

I love how scenic these both are, Lois! Great texture on the first, and I love the inside of the secondas well as the front!!

carrie said...

All great cards, but I especially like the first card. It is very dramatic in appearance.

Connie said...

The first card is my favorite but I know you put a lot of work into both of them.
Connie

Heather said...

Gorgeous, I love that sunset, so impressive. Heather:)

wendyp said...

Wow!!! LOVE that scene in the 1st card with the sunrays!

Emily Keaton said...

Love your fantastic projects, Lois! That pop-out card is amazing. Great work with this set! Those sun rays are outstanding :)

Liz Williams said...

If you get two of these from me, it's because I am suffering from early morning brain disfunction. Somehow, it all disappeared so wasn't sure it got sent. Again, I love these elaborate, wonderful cards and those fabulous shakers.

Lynn McAuley said...

What exquisite work with this fabulous set, Lois!! So very beautiful!

Patti P. said...

Lois, your scene card is gorgeous...very creative with your embossing and I also love the other one. Loving your work.

Dawn Mercedes said...

I'm starting to get the feeling you like spicing up your foods! haha. Well, your cards are certainly taste for the eyes.

jovialjudi said...

Awesome cards Lois! I love them both and they are bith so different. The sun rays are impressive on the 1st and I am always amazed at pop out cards (they intimidate me!) Fabulous scenic cards! And cute salt and pepper shakers too!!

Claudine Poch said...

Both cards are wonderful! Love how you used the ray embossing folder on the first one!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love the sky in the first card! It looks sensational! Your pop out card is really cool too!

Benzi said...

Great job on that sunburst, Lois. Both cards are fabulous. I am so enjoying your salt & pepper shakers.

Theresa said...

Beautiful cards...great job. Love the salt and pepper sets.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh MARVELOUS creations! Love each one!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

That first card calls to me...simply wonderful...great with those embossing folders!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Such neat ideas with that mountain range...like the sun's rays coming from behind!

peggysue said...

I never have made a pop out card, very cool! And I like the sky you sponged in for the mountains, I have used that technique before and just didn't think of it for this stamp! Very neat effect with the rays as well, the sun going down over the mountains.

Vicky Gould said...

I gotta try that sunray technique. Two beauties again, Lois!

Virgo5 said...

Wow Lois these are incredible! I love your use of the embossing folders on the first and the second card design is fabulous!

Michelle VP said...

I love the scenes you created with the mountain stamp. Gorgeous rays and clouds! :)

Sue D said...

Wonderful scenic cards--I like your sun rays on the first and the pop up eagle on the second.

Joanne Travis said...

Excellent showcasing of the images in both cards, Lois!!

mmwilken said...

Love those sun rays and your card is so dramatic!! Love it and the stamps! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol Dee said...

Love the sky on both cards. I find skys hard to make look good.

redwasher1 said...

Both cards are just fabulous!!!!!!

Roxie said...

Nice job with the sky techniques on both these cards.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lois 2 awesome cards!!

MariLynn said...

Both of your cards are great. I especially love your second card. Great job with this set!

CCC said...

Two cards-WOW! Love the texture that goes so well with the first card. The second card with the cutout is beatuiful too. My mom use to collect S&P shakers.

Joanne (jojot) said...

Lois...both scenic cards are fabulous...esp. love the way you use the emb. fldr. as the sun/sky

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh Lois--these are beautiful!!! I love how you colored the 2nd card, but the first one takes my breath away!!! The embossing folder was perfect! TFS

njgramma said...

Beautiful cards... all the work on the pop out card was worth it ! It's wonderful !

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to get this set and play, too!
Kathy A

Brenda said...

Wow what fabulous cards!!! I love the scenes you created.

Lindsey said...

Great scenic cards!

Laura P. said...

Beautiful cards!

FibreJunky said...

Oh how beautiful!! I love the scene and the pop-out card is amazing!!

Heidi said...

Love the scene you created, with the Eagle, for the Stampin' B's challenge! It's gorgeous!

ruth said...

The sky in the first card is wonderful. Love the serenity feel to the first card as well.

ALICIA said...

Beautiful scenes with the rays and then the clouds!