Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 2 - Wild & Free

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

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

Asian Delights Featured July 17
Wild & Free Featured July 18
Garden Art Featured July 19
Hot & Spicy Featured July 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 July 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 July 20, 2012.

Again I've got a relatively clean and simple card for today's set.  After stamping the tree, I masked the card base using a Spellbinders die and sponged in the sky.


I then added the animals and the sentiments, then drew the frame.

I must be in a rut because my second card is another side step card.  The giraffe and tree image is actually from the 5th stamp set for this month.  It's called Above the Rest and coordinates very nicely with Wild and Free.


The sentiment is actually longer than what appears on my card, but it was too long to fit in the space.  I think the shortened version still conveys the message!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the team members' blogs and comment to win a free stamp set.

31 comments:

Benzi said...

Super cards, Lois. Good job masking on the first and the side step is great. I love that long necked giraffe standing by the tree.

Lagene said...

Great cards! love the side step card!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Awesome cards Lois!!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--you've really got it going on with these side step cards!!!! Your first card is really pretty, but you 2nd card is amazing! It must take you forever to make those side step cards! Great job! TFS

Janine said...

Great cards - love the fun side step one.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Lovely Card! I love the inking on the first one and the side step is perfect. TFS AJ~

Vicky Gould said...

You always make the best side step cards...love your reverse masking card too!

Theresa said...

I too love the side step card. Great use of the stamps.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

wonderful! just had to comment about 'elephant walk'....just what i was thinking as i made my card. proves we are the smae age!

kurtskd said...

What a pretty stair step card. Perfect for the stamped images.

maryr917 said...

there is no way you are in a rut girl-I love love love your sidestep card-its really a CREATIVE way to use this set

wannabcre8tive said...

Awesome cards, great job on the reverse masking and the step card.

Pam said...

Both cards are amazing...that side step card is another work of art. Love this set using it.

Pat Garvin said...

Love the step card

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the sun background coloring. I need to find out how you did the coloring to try that technique. Like the Giraffe paper piecing card. I used Be Wild & Free for the Simple Salutations Ch#3 Tree and used 2 inks to color it.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Isn't that awesome. I love the animals marching across you card!

Ravengirl said...

Great cards Lois! Fun papers that work so well with the African animals on your side step card.

Janis said...

I love all the giraffes in a row! :) Janis

MariLynn said...

Beautiful card. I love the sidestep card. I like how you used the silhouette animals.

Tangii said...

Both of these are great Lois!! LOVE the colors & layouts :)

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Awesome cards. Such a beautiful scene on the first card - and love your stair step card with the animals - it's so lovely!

Designing with Debbie said...

Great cards and great inspiration. Love the different scenes you created.

Karen said...

Fantastic cards. I really like that first one!

jimlynn said...

Both are fantastic! Love those images too.
Lynn

Jo4Him said...

Awesome cards; love how you created the decorative "sky" area on the 1st card-very creative. Thanks for sharing

KC said...

beautiful work! I love your step card!

Pat Jandacek said...

Great cards! I especially like the sidestep one. TFS

Karenladd said...

Wow, I've never seen a fold like that but your card is spectacular!

Teresa Sue Jones said...

Great cards. I really love the 2nd card with the stair steps. Thank you so much for letting us see these cards.

Tammylee said...

This is a nice set for a side step card!

Golda said...

Amazing!