Wednesday, December 14, 2011

MFP Blog Hop - Pussy Willows & Ice and Snow


Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's December Blog Hop!




This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Pucker Up Featured December 13
Pussy Willows Featured December 14
Ice and Snow Featured December 14
New Pines Featured December 15



My gatefold card for the Pussy Willow set is rotated from yesterday's gatefold card layout. I love pussy willows -- they remind me of my childhood. When I was a kid, we used to put pussy willows in jars of colored water. As the water was drawn up into the stems, the pussy willows would change color. I had rows of different colored pussy willows sitting on my window sill.



For my second card, I stamped the large and small branches onto a piece of MFP Hurricane Gray cardstock to make my own background. Using a layout from Page Maps, I made one of the sentiments from this set into the focal point of my card.



The second set for today is Ice and Snow. My gatefold card is pretty straight forward. I stamped the trees onto a piece of MFP Robins's Egg cardstock, which is slightly mottled, giving the sky a realistic look. I cut one side off to make the image asymmetrical and added the deer image.



I love the icicles from this set and stamped them across the top of the background piece, adding some Icicle Stickles, and then stamped the large snowflake with some Memento Summer Sky ink. The sentiment was cut out using Spellbinders Labels Four (both regular and small sets) and popped up with pop dots. I punched out some snowflakes and scattered them around.





Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! We will announce all four winners on December 16, 2011 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Thursday December 15, 2011.


Lois (you are here)
Vicky
Anne
Connie
Linda
Karen H.
Patty P.
Geri
Dawn M.
Marilynn
Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam
Debbie
Brenda T
Bonnie
Harriet
Tammylee
Silvia
Mark's Finest Papers

Card 1
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Pussy Willows
Paper: MFP Flecked Dirt, Snow Storm Smooth; Authentique Journey DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distressed Tumbled Glass
Accessories: Copic markers, Labels Eleven, Sponge applicator


Card 2
Stamps: Marks's Finest Papers - Pussy Willows
Paper: MFP Bang Up Blue, Hurricane Gray, Snow Storm Smooth; Authentique Journey DP
Ink: Versafine Blue Lagoon, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Clear ep, Ribbon, Corner rounder


Card 3
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Ice and Snow
Paper: MFP Dark Night Navy, Sparkling Silver, Robin's Egg; Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distressed Faded Jeans
Accessories: Clear ep, Stardust ep, Ribbon, Modern Label punch, Pop dots, Snowflake brad


Card 4
Stamps - Mark's Finest Papers - Ice and Snow
Paper: MFP Premium Heavy White, Dark Night Navy
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky; Tim Holtz Distressed Tumbled Glass
Accessories: Icicle Stickles, Labels Four (large and small), Snowflake punches, Pearls, Pop dots

27 comments:

Аня said...

Wow! Great cards!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Wowzers!! Lois, these are both fantastic.

Vicky Gould said...

Fantastic cards. This is my favorite set this month...I absolutely love it!

Karen said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards Lois.

Becky said...

All of these are beautiful Lois.

Connie said...

Wonderful work Lois!! I like how you lopped off a portion of the trees there....never would have thought...
Connie

Tammylee said...

Both cards are just lovely!

Pam said...

Love all of then. The asymmetry with the deer rocks. I have fond memories of pussy willows, too

Sassy said...

Gorgeous!

Angie said...

Your Creations are Gorgeous!!! Beautiful papers and art work!!!

Designing with Debbie said...

Lois, gorgeous cards as usual. Beautiful designs.

MariLynn said...

Lois these are beautiful cards. I especially love your first card.

Lagene said...

Oh my goodness! I love your cards, love these stamps!

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards. I always loved pussy willows as a child too.
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Cheri said...

They're all so gorgeous, Lois. Love the pussy willow bg.

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful cards Lois!! I always look forward to see your fabulous creations.

Kathy Bradley said...

I really, really like both of these new sets - and you've showcased them beautifully with your lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

Priscilla said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the icicles and the pussywillows.

Harriet Skelly said...

Lois I love your cards - I especially love the pussy willows background! I never heard of putting the PW in colored water to make them turn colors - did you use food coloring??

Winnie and Patty said...

OK Lois, there is no way for me to make a decision on which of these 4 lovely cards I like best!!! They are all gorgeous!!!! TFS

PS I went and commented on your card from yesterday too, since I didn't get to comment last night.

Payne Holler Cards said...

they are all gorgeous! love that first one though (-:

Luanne said...

Great beautiful cards! Lois. Love the color combinations for each cards. I especially love the 3rd card with colorful background and simple silhouette stamped image.

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Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Beautiful cards Lois! I especially like the first one with the bird. Love that image!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Oh the pussy willow background is lovely!

Ravengirl said...

Lovely! I really like what you have done with Ice and Snow!

Theresa said...

Love all the cards, Lois. Great stamp set.

Brenda said...

Wow Lois these are awesome!!