Friday, May 16, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 4 - Bearded Iris

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 May16 - 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.

Here it is -- Friday already, the last day of this month's Blog Hop.  Again I'm not an official part of the hop, but I'm glad you stopped by to see my cards today.  The SWAT challenge that I chose for today is challenge #46, but I rotated the layout.

In addition to rotating the layout, I also elongated the focal panel to accommodate my iris.  The twist was to use nature's colors.  If I'm making a card of a natural-growing plant, does that make my colors "nature's"?  I hope so!

For my second card I used a Sizzix Movers & Shapers die to cut my card base.  I strategically stamped the butterflies on the inside so that they show through the three circles, which are backed by a small acetate sheet.  The color of my iris is more purple IRL.

Here's the inside.

Here's the Design Team:

I hope you've gotten lots of inspiration from all the design team members this week.  We sure had fun showing off this month's sets.

Card #1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Bearded Iris
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Premium Heavy White, Momma's Favorite Purple
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Elderberry
Accessories:  Copic markers, Square Lattice embossing folder, Ribbon

Card #2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Bearded Iris, Scenic Selections
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Premium Heavy White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves
Accessories:  Sizzix Movers & Shapers die, Copic markers, Bakers Twine


wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are so pretty. I love the colors you used on the second Iris card. It is gorgeous.

Davi said...

Beautiful Beautiful Lois, I love what you did with the Irises!!

stamping sue said...

Lois! I like that you did the flower in a different color.
stamping sue

Stampsnob. said...

Lovely cards. This is a beautiful stamp...........Lis

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful cards!

Kathy Bradley said...

Your cards are really lovely and elegant! I think my fav is the last CAS card with the butterflies.