Monday, March 10, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 2 - Easter

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

March Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured March. 9
Hoppy Easter

Featured March. 10

 Featured March. 11
Fabulous Pets

Featured March. 12

Featured March. 13

Featured March. 14
Bundle of Joy

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the participating 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 six winners will be announced on 
March 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, March 14, 2014.

I've actually used the same technique (Sun Rays) on both of the cards I made for today's set, Easter.  There is a tutorial on Speedy TV showing how to achieve this look.  My first card is a clean and simple card, with just the sunrays and a single sentiment.  I stamped "Happy Easter" on the inside.

My second card is an easel card on which I used one of the images from the set along with a sentiment.

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT blogs in our hop today.  Easter is right around the corner, and you might fnd something you would like to use as inspiration for your own cards.  And don't forget to comment on the blogs for a chance to win one of this month's stamp sets.

Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Card #1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Easter
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Snow Storm Smooth
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; TH Distress Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw
Accessories:  Acetate Sheet, Sponge daubers, Foam pop dots

Card #2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Easter
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Groovin' Grape, Snow Storm Smooth; MME Sunshine DP
Accessories:  Copic markers, Acetate Sheet, Sponge daubers, Spellbinders Fancy Labels, Foam pop dots


Vickie Y said...

Both cards are beautiful; love the technique you used.

Janine said...

Lovely and elegant Easter cards.

terrie said...

Wow, your sunburst just make your card really pop out...
Both of the cards is awesome.
Well done Lois.

Angie said...

Beautiful!!! Gorgeous sun burst and perfect setting for the sentiment! Great easel card as well!

Renee Collier said...

Absolutely love, love that sunburst card! Beautiful!

Jane said...

Very pretty cards Lois...

MariLynn said...

Love the sunburst on your first card.

Georgei said...

Wow these cards are beautiful

wannabcre8tive said...

Lois, your card is fabulous, inside and out.

Anne said...

These are such beautiful cards and wonderful stamps. You have made the most of them! The sun rays is a favourite technique I use and always brightens a card up! TFS!

Kathy Bradley said...

Two gorgeous cards! I love the simple eleganceof the first card!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like how you used the sun rays for a bee-utiful Easter card.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sue D said...

The sun ray technique is perfect on both of these cards.

Cindy Groh said...

I LOVE that first card. Beautifully done.

Thrifty Stamper said...

Beautiful work on these! I love the sun burst!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Love this technique! Love your cards!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Two gorgeous cards- LOVE this stamp set- and the sunrays in the BG- perfect backdrop!

Beth F. said...

Both of these cards are stunning! I love the sun burst you have created in the backgrounds.
Beth's Beauties

Jo4Him said...

Beautiful cards; love the 1st one. Thanks for sharing

loulou said...

Beautiful cards. I love your sunrays. Such a perfect background to this lovely stamp set.

Sandy Hentzel said...

Love, love, love the sun rays. These are fabulous!

Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day,
♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥
♥ A Working Mom's Joy ♥