Thursday, December 15, 2011

MFP Blog - New Pines

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

I'm still making Christmas cards, so in addition to an image from today's set, New Pines, my first card has a Christmas sentiment from another MFP set, Greetings of the Season mini set. I still had some MFP Robin's Egg cardstock on my desk from one of yesterday's cards, so I stamped the two trees onto it rather than on white. To "cover up" the blue on the trees, I added some snow -- by way of Polar White Flower Soft.

I think my last card of the blog hop is my favorite. Masculine cards are always a challenge, but these pinecones made it so much easier. Stamped on MFP Corn Husk cardstock and colored with Copic markers, I matted them with several layers (MFP Deepest Mahogany and Corn Husk) and popped the panel up on pop dots. The background paper is from Basic Grey's Oxford paper pad.

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)
Karen H.
Patty P.
Dawn M.
Karen K.
Brenda T
Mark's Finest Papers

Card 1
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - New Pines & Greetings of the Season mini set
Paper: MFP Greener Green, Robin's Egg; Basic Grey Jovial DP
Ink: Versafine Olympia Green
Accessories: Clear ep, Polar White Flower Soft, EK Success trees border punch, White gel pen

Card 2
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - New Pines
Paper: MFP Deepest Mahogany, Corn Husk; Basic Grey Oxford DP
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Copic markers, MS border punch, Baker's Twine, Pop dots


Bonnie Lynn said...

Very pretty Lois. Love them both.

Luanne said...

very beautiful cards Lois. Love the patterned paper and the cleanliness of your card, great LO.

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Vicky Gould said...

Beautiful cards, Lois. I really like how you colored the boughs!

Karen said...

Beautiful cards Lois. I love the pine boughs on the bottom one.

Connie said...

Your "man" card got my attention Lois. Love it!!

Tammylee said...

Another two great cards. My favorite is the bottom. Love the paper used too!

Priscilla said...

Very pretty, love the pine boughs of the second card.

Sue D said...

Lovely cards--I like the flower sot on your trees.

Anne Harmon said...

Lois, another gatefold! You know I love them! What pretty cards!!

stampingbowd said...

Lovely cards!!!! Mascline cards are hard for me as well!!! Yours is gorgeous!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love both of your cards equally. The flower soft on the trees is wonderful and I love the pinecones and the dp you chose with them.

Аня said...

great cards!

Ravengirl said...

Such beautiful card Lois!

Anonymous said...

Wow, the dp and images in both these cards totally rock!!

Theresa's Studio said...

Love both cards, Lois. Great stamp set.

Pat said...

I like that pine cone stamp also. Both cards are lovely.

Kathy Bradley said...

This lovely new set will be quite versatile and your cards are beautiful and elegant - as always. Thanks for sharing!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Both are so nice, Lois, but I agree the second one is perfect for a guy!

Shelia said...

Very pretty. I really like the pine boughs

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards Lois!!! I really like the pines in black and white.