Wednesday, April 17, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day 2 - Be a Showoff


April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

 Featured April 16 - Columns & Topiaries
Featured April 17 - Be a Showoff 
Featured April 18 - Honor & Glory
Featured April 19 - Birds & Trees

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 20, 2013, 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 11 PM EST on Friday April 19, 2013.



 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Zoo Friends"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"You May Bow"
                                                         

My cards today are non-traditional shapes -- a tri-shutter card and a twisted easel card.  I used the larger peacock on my tri-shutter card, as well as the single feather.  I found some coordinating DP at Michaels that go very well with the peacock images of today's set.


For my twisted easel card, I used the smaller peacock and the same DP.  I decided that I didn't want to take away from the peacock feathers by putting some sort of stopper for the easel.  So I glued together eight pieces of cardstock and one of the "eyes" from the peacock paper and then cut it out.  After coloring the sides with green, I glued the "eye" down onto the DP on top of the one in the pattern.  I think I camouflaged it pretty well.



Be sure to check out the rest of the DT members' blogs to see their creativity with today's set.  Remember, you have a chance to win a free set if you comment.   Patty,  Lois (that's me), Vicky,  Jane,  Debbie,  Pam,  PatThrifty Stamper,  MariLynn,  Karen,  Bonnie,  Kathy,  Angela,  Cathy,  Toni,  Sue,  Janine,  An'jenic,  
Kate,  Shirley,  Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co 

Card 1
Stamps - Mark's Finest Papers - Be a Showoff
Paper:  Bazzill Teal; MFP Lime Freeze; Recollections Peacock Feathers DP, Recollections Aqua Screen DP
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Clear embossing powder, Prima flowers, Sizzix flourish die, Oval punch, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die

Card 2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Be a Showoff
Paper:  MFP Lime Freeze, Snow Storm Smooth; Bazzill Teal; Recollections Peacock Feathers DP, Recollections Aqua Screen DP
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Clear embossing powder

33 comments:

Ravengirl said...

Great work with the fancy folds Lois! I think your peacocks look great!

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Wow both cards are stunning. Love that you used the feather to hold your last card. TFS AJ-

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Wow!!! These are both AWESOME!!!

LindaS said...

Gorgeous use of the stamps.

Karenladd said...

Wow, your fancy card is just spectacular!! This would make a wonderful centerpiece and those peacocks are perfect!

Vicky Gould said...

Two unique cards...equally beautiful, Lois!

Janine said...

You did a great job with both cards.

Angie said...

Wow! You just amaze me every day!!! Stunning cards! Love all the fun embellishments on your first one and thanks for telling us how you created the stopper on your second. I was looking at it and wondering how it was made until I read it!

kren said...

Your tri shutter is wonderful! Love all the embells!

MariLynn said...

Fabulous job Lois. I love the fancy folded cards. I really like the dp that you used. Great idea with the stopper for the twisted easel.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...


Gorgeous cards, Lois! You did such a good job on these!

Pam said...

Two super beautiful cards and such a wonderful way to showcase this stamp set.

wannabcre8tive said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love the second one withe the blues and yellow. Great idea of using the eye for the stopper.

Davi said...

Beautiful cards Lois! The tri shutter is sooo cool with all the elements and the love how you popped up the eye of the feather for a stop on the easel!Both really show off the images perfectly ;)

Michelle N. said...

Wow. I love both cards! The twisted easel card with the peacock eye as a stopper is so creative! I need to try the tri shutter!

terrie said...

Both of your peacock cards turned out so nice...well done

Tara Bruening said...

This is so lovely. Hope you will stop by and link up at Craftin Desert Divas “Peacock Color Challenge” Linky Party.

Tara
Craftin Desert Diva's

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Wow, two beautiful cards. The tri-shutter card is so pretty and the DP and colors are awesome. My favorite is your twisted easel card - again, the DPs are perfect, as is your coloring. Your stopper blends perfectfly with the paper.

itzamitzi said...

Lots of work in that beautiful easel card! The regular card is more my quick and easy style and I have that peacock feather paper! Great work!

SHartl said...

Wow is your project amazing! All the folds and gorgeous stamping!

Golda said...

What wonderful cards!

Jane said...

Two beautiful cards Lois!!! I love both!!!

Pat Garvin said...

LOve the easel card.

Winnie and Patty said...

Beautiful cards Lois!!! I especially love the first one!!! I've never tried a tri-easel card as they look too hard! LOL. Thanks for your time tonight too, and your support. I sincerely appreciate it! Take care my friend! TTYS! hugs-Patty

mariko said...

Your tri shutter card is just gorgeous! Really love all the coordinating paper that you used! That peacock is just beautiful!

Sue D said...

Fabulous peacock cards. I like the folds.

Rosy Newlun said...

What bold and deeply rich colored images and papers -- well done!

Donna K said...

Amazing work on both of your cards! I have YET to create a tri shutter style card. The colors and layouts are wonderful. Thanks for linking up with us at Tara's Craftin Desert Divas “Peacock Color Challenge “ Linky Party.

~Donna K

Robin Carroll said...

What an awesome card!!! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party over at http://craftindesertdivas.com/.


Robin
Cut One Designs by Robin

Pam said...

Love all the fancy folds and the beautiful colors!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

StampNK said...

Wow, I have never seen a card with this fancy fold! It's really amazing and so beautiful!

marg0006 said...

WOW, both cards are lovely. I have been wanting to do a shutter fold card and still haven't.

marg0006 at Verizon dot net

Cathy Clouston said...

Beautiful!