Friday, March 14, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 6 - Bundle of Joy

Speedy TV Tutorial Time Challenge - one post down

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.

Because they're really fun and easy, I made another easel card for today, the last day of this month's Blog Hop.  I'm of an age where I don't make many baby cards, but it's always nice to have one tucked away -- just in case you need it in a hurry.

This is obviously for a girl, but the design could be used for a boy -- the plaid would work, and you'd just have to change the pink card stock and pacifier color for blue.  I'm always on the lookout for ways to make clouds in the sky.  What I did here was cut out some cloud die cuts and lay them out in the sky area -- after stamping the stork.  I used some removable glue runner to hold them down.  I actually cut one of the larger clouds in half and got two clouds out of it.  I brushed some pearlescent chalk in the sky area, carefully going around the stork -- but not having to worry about the clouds themselves.  They look pretty natural.  I will definitely use this technique again!

I figured I'd better give the boys equal billing.  The sentiment is actually only part of the stamp.  I masked out the word "Our" when I stamped it so that I could use it to wish the new parents well.

Make sure you check out the blogs of the participating DT members and comment, comment, comment.  You'll increase your chances of winning a free stamp set that way!

Here's the Design Team:

We hope you have gotten lots of ideas this week.

Card #1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Bundle of Joy
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - ABC Bubblegum, Snow Storm Smooth; K & Company Hopscotch DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Pebbles pearlescent chalks, Die-Namics Cloud Trio die, Circle punches, Foam pop dots

Card #2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Bundle of Joy
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Blue Skies, Snow Storm Smooth; DCWV Nana's Nursery DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Foam pop dots


Vickie Y said...

Both cards are adorable! Love the cloud technique on the stork card!

Janine said...

Lovely baby cards - I do hope you get to use them. Some parents would be delighted.

Davi said...

Love both your card Lois, each so pretty using the images :)

Pat said...

Awesome sky!!

Anne said...

Beautiful cards and I love the speed lines on the stork card!!!!!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your easel card is beautiful. I love the clouds. Great coloring on the baby buggy, too.

Kathy Bradley said...

Your cards are pretty - and my fav is the baby stroller card.