Wednesday, November 26, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 2 - Crisp Winter

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

November Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Nov. 25
Java Time

Featured Nov. 26
Crisp Winter

 Featured Nov. 27
Ice Skating

Featured Nov. 28
Vintage Fashion

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 four winners will be announced on Saturday, November 29, 2014, on the MFP Stamp Shop 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, 
November 28, 2014.

When I first looked at today's set, Crisp Winter, I thought of a big stained glass window; and it reminded me of an Arched Window die I have.  While I didn't actually use the die to cut out my shape (it was just a bit too narrow), I did use it to draw the shape.  The branch on the bottom panels of my window is from another MFP set, Chill in the Air.  I created the snowflakes using masking fluid.  I wrote a tutorial for this technique, which you can see here.

I am a guest designer for the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  I took that opportunity to show off another image from today's set.  This is my sample card for the challenge.

I actually made two similar cards; this one was inspired by the sketch but did not exactly match the layout.

Be sure to check out the rest of the MFP design team to see how they used Crisp Winter.

Here's the Design Team for today:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.


Janine said...

Pretty cards

nwilliams6 said...

Lois, these cards came out so great! I love the stained glass look (very creative way you achieved that) and the CAS cards are wonderful too. Well done - you showed some awesome ways this very cool set can be used. Hugz

Davi said...

Beautiful card Lois, especially love the stained glass one! Congrats on your guest spot too :)

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

The blue and white color combo is fantastic!

terrie said...

Beautiful cards...The top one with the window is just awesome...

stamping sue said...

You go gal! all those great cards with the windows and yes, that stained glass is terrific.
stamping sue

MariLynn said...

Beautiful cards. Love your stained glass one the most.

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, Lois, your first window card is just beautiful - what wonderful scenes and your other two cards are lovely as well.

Monika Reeck said...

I adore your first card what a wonderful scene of winter time...nice blue it

Vickie Y said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, you really knew how to pull the best cards out of this set. I have loved everyone of them that I have seen. Great job.

sweet art designs said...

Can't pick a favorite! Love all the cards,

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous cards. Love this set. The silhouettes look great with the blue. Hugz

Sandy Hentzel said...

All three cards are great. Love the first one.