Friday, February 17, 2012

MFP Blog Hop Day 4 - Dogwood Blossoms

Hello! Welcome to the final day of Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's February Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

Relax A Bit Featured February 14
North American Woods Featured February 15
Blessings Featured February 16
Dogwood Blossoms Featured February 17


Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the design team members' blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on February 18, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday February 17, 2012.

Two of my favorite techniques are masking and reverse masking, so I combined them for my first card. I stamped the dogwoods, masked them with another image cut from Eclipse tape; then I used the negative of a Labels Twenty-One diecut and laid it on my card before I sponged with the green.


For my second card I actually CASEd a card from the Technique Junkies newsletter, using the technique Framed Embossing. As you can see, the green background inside the frame is embossed with a Swiss Dots embossing folder.

We hope you've enjoyed this month's release. Just for the record, my favorite is today's set. We had two beautiful dogwood trees in our yard when I was growing up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. I have many pleasant memories of my childhood in the country. Make sure you comment on the following blogs to increase your chances of winning one of this month's sets. Lois (that's me)  Vicky  Anne  Pat G.  Karen H. Patty P.  Mary  Dawn M.  Marilynn  Chrissy  Karen K.  Pam  Debbie  Nancy  Bonnie  Harriet  Kathy  Brenda  Mark's Finest Papers

Our new promotion begins this month! With the purchase of the February New Release Package, you will receive this stamp set for FREE!
Our February New Release Mini:
Spring Joy

32 comments:

stampqueen said...

Pretty flowers - love the pink on the edges on the first one!!

Ultimate Whirligig said...

Ooo, I like this card. Great layout.

Аня said...

Amazing cards!!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Oh Lois, these are both so cool!

Harriet Skelly said...

Both cards are beautiful Lois - this is my favorite set this release too!

Pam said...

Beautiful creations. I really like how the second is framed!

Vicky Gould said...

You have made some outstanding cards with this set, Lois...these two are no exception!!! Love the colors on these.

Evik said...

Lovely cards!!!

Benzi said...

Great job with these beautiful images, Lois. I can hardly wait to see the real ones pop out with blooms.

stamping sue said...

both your cards are great. I'm a technique stamper, myself.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Sue D said...

Great techniques on your beautiful cards.

Angie said...

Lovely!! So many fun details in these cards!!!! I just love dogwoods!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Love the layout on the big label!!

Luanna said...

When I see the dogwood trees in bloom, I know Spring is here. Lovely cards. I especially like the second one.

Anonymous said...

I especially like the layering in the card pictured above; it gives it dimension. Diana Craig

NancyK said...

Your dogwoods are just lovely Lois - the touch of pink on the edges is perfect! Hope you are feeling better today!

Laura P. said...

Lois, beautiful cards! Love the colors and the designs. Very creative!

MariLynn said...

Beautiful cards. I was intrigued by the two different dp's that you used on your second card. So very eye catching!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Both of your cards are so very lovely and elegant, and, both are awesome techniques.

Janine said...

Your first card really appeals - must use that die more!

mariko said...

Beautiful! This is my favorite set of the 4 released this month!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--these cards are so pretty! Love them both. TFS

Lisa Lynn said...

These cards are gorgeous.

maryr917 said...

2 pretty cards Lois-I love this dogwood set

Jo4Him said...

Lovely cards; love the "new" techniques. Thanks for sharing.

Pat Garvin said...

Great design ideas. Pretty colors.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Lois- you did a great job on both and your dogwoods are fabulous!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards, love your designs!

Ravengirl said...

These are very pretty! Love the fancy masking you did there!

Designing with Debbie said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the colors

Bernie said...

These are so beautiful. Sorry I missed the hop yesterday but I love this set!
Blessings Bernie

Karen said...

Lois, your blossoms are gorgeous with just that little hint of color on the edges. Beautiful creations.