Wednesday, April 18, 2012

MFP Blog Hop Day 2 - Daffodil Greetings

 Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
April Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:
Fabulous Dogs Featured April 17
Daffodil Greetings Featured April 18
Hey, Cowboy! Featured April 19
Train Talk Featured April 20


Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the blogs listed below (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 April 21, 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 April 20, 2012.

Today's set, Daffodil Greetings, just screams yellow and green! And both of my cards today use that color combination. My first card is a standard A2 shape. After stamping the single daffodil, I used a round "plastic canvas grid" as the template for the pierced circle around the bloom. The center of the flower is stamped twice, popping one up for dimension.


My second card is a Joy-Fold card. I added a pearl flourish embellishment.


Be sure to check out the rest of the cards in today's hop and comment for a chance to win a new stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company. Lois (that's me), Vicky , Anne , Pat G., Karen H., Patty P., Mary, Marilynn , Karen K., Pam , Debbie , Nancy, Bonnie , Kathy, Brenda, Toni, Tangii, Anna S, Sue, Kelli, Janine, Mark's Finest Papers

Card 1 
Stamps: MFP Daffodil Greetings 
Paper: MFP Lily Pad, Snow Storm Smooth; Prima Sweet Fairy DP 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Bundled Sage 
Accessories: Copic markers, Petite Ovals nestabilities, EK Success punch, Pearls, Pop dots 


Card 2 
Stamps: MFP Daffodil Greetings 
Paper: MFP Lily Pad, Snow Storm Smooth; Prima Annalee DP 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black 
Accessories: Copic markers, Pearl flourish and small medallion

24 comments:

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Lois, these are beautiful cards as usual! I love the popped up part of the daffy, and the piercing done with the template. Great joy fold card!

Vicky Gould said...

Beautiful work, Lois...two great layouts and perfectly colored cards!

Benzi said...

Lois, you're right about the green and yellow. It's perfect for these beautiful daffodils. Both cards are great! Wonderful coloring.

shirl said...

Hi, I especially love the first card and the colour combo - the daffodila look wonderful and the whole card has a peaceful feeling

Theresa said...

Beautiful Cards...great designs....love the joy card.

maryr917 said...

2 beautiful cards Lois-love the coloring on your daffs and the piercing around your 1st sample is fab

NancyK said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Pam said...

Oh, so pretty! The embellies are perfect for these wonderful daffodils.

Sue D said...

Beautiful daffodil cards. I like the pierced circle on the first.

Pat Garvin said...

Love that punched border on the first card. Both cards are pretty.

Jane said...

I love both of your cards!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

MariLynn said...

I love the piercing around the daffodil. It really frames it.

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous cards Lois! I couldn't agree more that the daffodil calls for yellow and green.

Lagene said...

Beautiful cards! Love this stamp!

Janine said...

Two pretty cards - the joyfold is really nice.

Lena said...

so beautiful!

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Both cards are just lovely and I like how you've pierced around the blossum on the top card and the punch you used is awesome. Your second card is pretty and your paper is awesome and the pretty pearls are wonderful!

Stampsnob said...

So pretty

Stampsnob said...

So pretty

Priscilla said...

Love both your cards especially the one with the piercing around the flower.

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful cards. What a great idea to do the joy fold card this way. Looks great.

stampqueen said...

Very pretty daffodils!!!

Ultimate Whirligig said...

Two pretty cards with great colours and a lovely use of the stamps

Jo4Him said...

Gorgeous cards; love the details and colors, especially love the piercing. Thanks for sharing