Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 2 - Coneflowers and Roses

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July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured July 15
Chinese Take Out 

Featured July 16

 Featured July 17

Featured July 18
Sun and Moon
Heavenly Harmony

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July 19, 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, July 18, 2014.

We're featuring two sets today -- both of them flowers (my favorite type of image).  As with yesterday's post, I have a regular card for each set and then something else.  My card for Coneflowers is actually a set of four notecards.

Because these are one-layer cards and Copic markers tend to bleed through card stock (unless it's really heavyweight), I stamped the images on another piece of card stock, colored them and then carefully cut them out.  I ran the cut-outs through my Xyron and glued them down.  I measured in 1/2" on all four sides and drew a fine line with my journaling pen to create a "frame" around the edges.

My second project using this set is also a card, but it's a bit more elaborate.  It's called a Cascading Card.

I made the card base using a tutorial which actually appeared in an issue of Card Maker magazine last year. Then I stamped, colored and cut out the flowers, placing them strategically within the folds of the card.  I added some leaf die-cuts and punched out branches then added the butterflies, which are glued to strips of acetate.

The second set for today is Roses.   For my card, I stamped the rose three times on a piece of card stock. The image actually includes two leaves, but I cut them off because I wanted to use the die cuts behind the rose.  

I cut out the roses --one full one and two partial ones so that I could create a paper-tole flower.  You can see the layers here:

While it's a 3-D project, my second "card" can actually be flattened and mailed in an envelope.  Here it is "unopened."

But, when you open it up, it's actually a bouquet of flowers in a box.

I used the smaller rose from today's set along with a couple of lily-of-the-valley and leaf diecuts.  I added a few punched-out butterflies on acetate strips and two of the many sentiments from this set.

Be sure to check out all of today's blog hop and see what the rest of the team has created with these pretty sets.

Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Card #1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Coneflowers
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Snow Storm Smooth (regular and heavy)
Accessories:  Copic markers, Journaling pen

Card #2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Coneflowers
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Bundled Sage
Paper:  The Paper Studio 12 x 12 Rust; MME Dolled Up DP; Mark's Finest Papers - Snow Storm Smooth, Spring Leaf
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders Foliage die and Labels 8 die, Martha Stewart branch punch and butterfly punch, Cheery Lynn lattice die, acetate strips

Card #3
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Roses
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Bundled Sage
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Scrambled Eggs, August Greens, Snow Storm Smooth
Accessories:  Copic markers, Rhinestone bling, Foam pop dots

Card #4
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Roses
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Bundled Sage
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Scrambled Eggs, August Greens, Snow Storm Smooth; unlabeled DP
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders Foliage die and Lily of the Valley die, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Circle punches, Acetate strips, Ribbon


pjmackay said...

Wow these projects are just fabulous! Love them all!

Vickie Y said...

Wow! Each card is gorgeous! Love the CAS fussy cut coneflowers. The flowers in the box is beautiful And, the cascading card...oh my goodness! So beautiful!

wannabcre8tive said...

Lois, all of your cards are absolutely wonderful. I think the one layer cards and the box card is my favorite.

Karenladd said...

Oh, those coneflowers are just gorgeous! Your box card is fabulous!!

Janine said...

What a beautiful set of projects you have on show today. You like those flowers stamps too!

lisa808 said...

OMGosh--each one is more beautiful than the last.

Stampsnob. said...

Love the layers and coloring on the rose Good job Lois..................Lis

terrie said...

Wow your cards and the coloring is awesome...they all turned out really nice...
Well done

Sue D said...

wow--lots of beautiful floral creations--I like the special details and folds.

Davi said...

FABulous Lois, All your creations show off the new sets to perfection!!

Unknown said...

Wow beautiful card that you done
And a very pretty stamp
Like very much these flower
And your color is beautiful

KT Fit Kitty said...

All I can say is WOW - these are all so gorgeous!

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, Lois, I love each one - they are all gorgeous. They are all my favs this time!

Jean Bullock said...

Well ... you just blew me away with all these great card variations! Can't wait to try that cascading fold. You certainly have shown off the beauty of these stamps. Awesome job.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

I am going to guess that you like this set *U*. I love all of your projects - especially the notecard set.

KC said...

these are all so lovely where do I start? the notecards are beautiful! the cascading card is amazing, the yellow rose card is so elegant, and the flowers in a box is genius!

CarlavdM said...

Oohhh...your cascading-card and the card-in-a-box are just WAUW!!!!
The Coneflower is the one I really like, have some in my garden!!!

Janis said...

Wow.....what a way to start a hop!!! Flowers are my fave kind of image, too, and your projects are way over the top gorgeous!!! I am in awe!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

stamping sue said...

Lois your cards and projects are fabulous!!!
stamping sue

Michelle N. said...

ALL of your cards are fabulous-I ADORE this stamp set!

Joanne (jojot) said...

all are great, but that cascading card is over the top FABulous

Lynn McAuley said...

Awesome work with these beautiful blossoms, Lois!!

Beth F. said...

Absolutely stunning creations!
Beth's Beauties