Thursday, February 13, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 5 - Fairies

CCEE Stampers Challenge - one post down

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

February Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Feb. 9
Foo Dogs

Featured Feb. 10
Birds of the Orient

 Featured Feb. 11

Featured Feb. 12

Featured Feb. 13

Featured Feb. 14
Lucky Duck

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Feb. 15, 2014, 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 10 PM EST on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

My best friend's birthday is in a couple of weeks, and one of the sentiments from today's set, Fairies, expresses my feelings for her.  We have been best friends for around 35 years, and we now share this addictive hobby of stamping.  I am giving her this card for her birthday.  I've put a birthday greeting on the inside.  The smaller mushrooms are images from this set; I made the larger mushrooms, using both circle and oval Nestabilities, some patterned paper, a pair of scissors, a marker, and a little imagination.

Here is the inside of my card in which I used one of the silhouetted fairies.  The sentiment is from the MFP Birthday mini set.

I used the Square Flip-Its Framelits dies today, as well as some pretty paper from Prima.  I stamped and cut out the mushrooms, then colored them with Copics.  Then I stamped the fairy silhouette on the DP as well as on the mushrooms, and lined up the cut-out mushrooms over the DP.  This way there's no break in the ink as probably would have happened had I just glued on the mushrooms and then stamped the fairy.

On the inside I stamped the other silhouette  and then added the birthday sentiment (from MFP Glad Glads) and the flourish.

Be sure to check out the "fairy" nice creations made by the rest of the design team.  Remember to comment often so that you'll be in the running for a free stamp set.

Here's the Design Team:

Come back tomorrow for more creativity.

Card #1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Fairies, Birthday mini
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, TH Distress Tumbled Glass
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Groovin' Grape, Spring Leaf, Snow Storm Smooth, Desert Sand; My Mind's Eye Dolled Up patterned paper
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spica glitter gel pen, Memento Rich Cocoa marker, Oval and Circle Nestabilities, Die-Namics Cloud Trio die, Fiskars Grass punch, Foam pop dots

Card #2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Fairies, Glad Glads
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Strawberry Freeze, Snow Storm Smooth; Prima Sweet Fairy DP
Accessories:  Copic markers, Sizzix Flip-Its Framelits (Squares), Sizzix Flourish die, Modern Label punch


Renee Collier said...

Great projects ladies!

Anne said...

Both your cards are wonderful but I have to say that your first card is spectacular! I do like your what inspiration! Your cards are always so neatly and beautifully made and very inspirational. Superb!

Janine said...

Two great cards and I think you did a wonderful job creating "matching mushrooms" The second card is very girly and pretty.

loulou said...

Lovely cards. I especially like your great scene. I love how you made your own mushrooms very clever.

terrie said...

Wow Lois all of your cards turned out so nice with the fairy stamp...
well done

Unknown said...

Wow very pretty cards and like the fairy
Well done

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, great cards. I am in love with the second one. it is beautiful.

Pat said...

Great hand made mushroom.

MariLynn said...

I really like how your flip card looks with the silhouette fairies.

Jane said...

Two beautiful cards Lois! Love how you created the mushrooms.

Vickie Y said...

Both cards are gorgeous! Love the handmade mushrooms and scene on the first card; love the flip card design for second card.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Both cards are beautifully done. Love the popped up clouds on the first and the fun fold on the second.

grammyklitch said...

Adorable projects and very creative on the bigger mushrooms!Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful cards; we all like the magic of fairies.

Carolyn said...

Your second card is exceptional. Love it and the design.

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful cards!!!