Wednesday, May 14, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 2 - Oriental Joy


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

May Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are


 Featured May 13 - Kiss Me & Plywood 

Featured  May 14 - Oriental Joy

 Featured May 15 - Tiger Lily & Tree Frogs

Featured May 16 - Bearded Iris

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 
May 17, 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, May 16, 2014.




Continuing with my theme of Speedy TV Sketch Challenge with a Twist layouts, my first card today uses the layout from Sketch Challenge #47.  The twist for this challenge was an outdoor theme.


I may have been pushing the envelope with this one, but butterflies and flowers do grow/exist outdoors.  In addition, I rotated the layout and used a circle rather than a square for my focal image.


I used another Karen Burniston Pop It Ups accordion die for my second card.  This time it is the Circle set.  I had a DCWV Far East patterned paper pad, which has some very pretty oriental papers.  I cut the frame using a coordinating die set and added some pearls at the corners.  The birthday sentiment on the front is from another MFP oriental set, Branch of Blossoms.


This is the card opened so you can see all three panels.



Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.


Card #1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Oriental Joy
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Premium Heavy White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic markers

Card #2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Oriental Joy, Branch of Blossoms
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Lime Squeeze, Snow Storm Smooth; DCWV Far East DP
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Elizabeth Craft Designs Accordion Circle Card and Square with Circle Frame Edges dies, Copic markers, Pearls

31 comments:

wannabcre8tive said...

Very pretty cards. I really like the second one. That is neat.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loved the 1st card- perfect images for the outdoor theme! Wow- the 2nd layout is awesome!

Janine said...

2 lovely cards. Didn't think of using that die with the hummingbird but it works so well.

terrie said...

Beautiful cards..they both turned out really nice...
well done

Cindy Groh said...

Wow! I love the three panel card. That is awesome.

Stampsnob said...

Love the circle set card and the first one turned out great because you turned the sketch.....................Lis

stamping sue said...

BEAUTIFUL! excuse the caps but just had to yell. Lois you outdid yourself.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

MariLynn said...

Beautiful cards. I especially love your circle accordion card.

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful cards; love the flipped sketch with the circle image. Love love love the tri-fold card!

Jane said...

All of these cards are wonderful Lois! I love the flip card...

Georgei said...

Beautiful cards that you made
Thank for showing

Beth F. said...

Two gorgeous cards! I really like the coloration and style of the first one, but the card base of the second one is so neat!

Carla said...

WAUW...what a wonderful pop up card you have made.

Karen Petitt said...

Love your oriental backgrounds and the shaped care is fabulous. Absolutely love the hummingbird stamp - I can imagine playing with that and colouring my images with H2O paints. Gorgeous creations and thank you for the hop Karen x

Michelle N. said...

Gorgeous cards! Great stamps!

Karenladd said...

Gorgeous card designs and a beautiful stamp set! Love the happy Birthday sentiment!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow all of your cards is stunning. I just love that pop it up accordion.

Darcy Lefroy said...

Your cards always stun! Beautiful!

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
As always, beautiful and elegant cards - my fav is the second one - absolutely gorgeous!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Very inspiring oriental designs. Love both of them.

Pam MacKay said...

Wonderful designs on both cards but the accordian one is just awesome!

StampNK said...

Your fancy folded card is so beautiful! Anyone would be thrilled to get this!

Sue D said...

beautiful cards and I like the die you used on the second one.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Very pretty cards! Love those dies!

loulou said...

Beautiful cards. That accordion style card is amazing.

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Renee Collier said...

Beautiful. Beautiful.

Jan Castle said...

BEAUTIFUL cards!!!! Love everything you have done here!
TFS
Jan

Pat said...

Fabulous die

chaoscorner said...

Gorgeous use of these stamps - both cards so very effective but different. Love what you've done.