Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mark's Finest Paper & Stamps HC - Blog Hop Day 1 - Marsh Birds


May Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured May 14th
Marsh Birds

Featured May 15th
In Tents
 
Featured May 16th

Space Fun
 
Featured May 17th

Now Showing

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following 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 May 18,2013 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 11PM EST on Friday May 17,2013.



 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Marsh Silhouettes"


 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Lilly of the Valley"
                                                      


Happy Tuesday!  It's the first day of the hop so I get to share two cards I created with "Marsh Birds". 

I decided for this card to just showcase part of the cattails stamp.  I lightly sponged blue behind the cattails.  Created a window with label dies and added the veneer dragonflies.  I can't quite capture the color correctly but the inner window is a Dark Blue.


I have left off the sentiment on the inside until I know the destination of the card.

To create the Marsh for this fellow, I used the 2 Cattail Stamp from "Marsh Silhouettes".  I masked off pieces of grass or cattails to achieve the look I wanted.  


Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to leave a comment here and at my talented teammate's blogs for your chance to receive today's new release!


Dragonfly & Cattails: Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps - Marsh Birds.  Paper: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC 140 lb Premium White, night shift blue.  Acces: Spellbinders Labels 4, Recollections Embellsihments.

Marsh Bird:  Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps - Marsh Birds, Marsh Silhouettes. Paper: Black Licorice, American Crafts - Amy Tangerine Sketchbook, Gray CS. Acces: Sizzix Rounded Tags, Die-namics double scallop, ribbon.


 

29 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous cards. The designs are fantastic and I totally adore the soft highlighted background in your last card it really sets off the beautiful heron.

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  2. Gorgeous cards as always. Like the strategically placed heron on the inside of the first and the blue grey heron against that pink sky is lovely on the second.

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  3. I love that first card with the dragonflies flitting around your window.

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  4. Beautiful cards, Angie. I especially like the second one with the pink and gray colors. (I like that die, too)

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  5. Angela, you've done beautiful work here. I love the cattails.

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  6. Angie! just fabulous! I, too leave off sentiments to the inside of card till I need a specific card.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  7. So pretty, especially love your first one!

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  8. Oh my! Your cards are quite stunning. I can't decide which I like best. TFS!

    kren@
    http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  9. gorgeous. I love the soft pink and grey. really touched my heart. i just purchased that die dbl scallop die also, it's not here yet.

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  10. Oh!!! I love the window card!!! What a great idea. Both cards are BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  11. Stunning-I like the third one a lot because of the different tag shape and the colors-all are just amazing.

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  12. Great marsh cards--I like the addition of the dragonflies on the first one.

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  13. Wow, you sure made some awesome cards! Good job!

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  14. Wow!! all three of your cards turned out so nice...well done

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  15. Wow Angie--what beautiful cards! Both are very well done! TFS

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  16. Absolutely love that second card. Love the background colds and that paper.

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  17. Angie,
    Such pretty and elegant cards! I especially like the second card and the colors!!

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  18. Fabulous cards! love the colors on both!

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  19. Love how different the two cards look, and yet they are both wonderful. I especially like the second one with the arched shape and fabulous background paper!

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  20. Both of your cards are so pretty Angie! Love the cat tails and pretty sunset!

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  21. Loving these beautiful cards Angie. Love how you used pink to shade the background for your second card. It looks like sunrise.

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  22. Wow all of your cards are cute. I really like the last one. The paper is perfect. TFS AJ-

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  23. I love how your first card is framed. The second one is amazing with the masked cat tails. You made a fabulous scene!

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  24. Beautiful work! Those veneer dragonflies are perfect with those cattails! I love the great patterned paper you paired with the heron. And the pink sponging on it is beyond fabulous!

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  25. Both cards are great. Must admit I am partial to the second one. Great job!

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  26. Your cards are lovely. Love the window card and the stamping

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