Tuesday, June 11, 2013

MFP a HC - June Blog Hop Day 1 - Need a Vacation

June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured June 11th
Need a Vacation

Featured June 12th
Fire Fighter
Featured June 13th 
Be Proud
Featured June 14th

Classic Dad

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 June 15,2013 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 June 14,2013.

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

"You Are an Angel"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is


Welcome to the first day of the June Hop at Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC!  Today's feature is "Need a Vacation".  For my first card I heat embossed the flower then pressed distress ink directly on craft mat.  I used two colors: TH Mustard Seed and Victorian Velvet.  I should have used more Victorian Velvet because you can barely see it on the lower right petal.  I spritzed the ink with water and then placed my panel over the wet ink. After it was dry I sponged the edges with Victorian Velvet to mellow out the yellow a bit.  Mustard Seed is REALLY bright!  :)
 For my second card I used a different water color technique.  I used TH distress markers and water.
The Inside: 

Thanks for looking!  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win today's release!  I hope you will visit my teammates blogs to view their fabulous inspiration for today's feature!

Supplies Used: 
You Need a Vacation: Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps A Heinrich Co - Need a Vacation.  Paper: Basic Grey Serendipity, SU! Crumb Cake, Water color Paper, Misc. Blue CS. Acces: MFT Fishtail Flags, Wonky Scallop Border.

Greetings: Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps A Heinrich Co - Need a Vacation. Paper: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps A HC 140 lb Premium White, MME Indie chic "Saffron", SU! Crumb Cake.  Acces: SNSS Mini Tag Dies, MFT Wonky Scallop Border. and ribbon.



  1. wow beautiful cards Angela.

    greetings karin

  2. Interesting use of techniques on these and lovely cards. The bright yellow does make you think of sunny holidays so was a good choice. Love the palm trees

  3. Two nice cards -- I especially like the way you did that first card!

  4. You have done beautiful work here, my friend! All 3 cards are terrific. Love the colors on the first and the touch of velvet is just perfect, I think!

  5. Your cards are beautiful, I especially like the flower embossed in white.

  6. Two very very pretty cards!!! Love the technique on the first and your coloring is perfect on the second. I love the cute banners too!

  7. The first one is my favorite! Love the pink and yellow combined.

  8. two great techniques! they worked wonderfully with your cards.
    stamping sue

  9. Angie,
    How very pretty! The techniques you used on both cards look wonderful!!

  10. Beautiful cards Angie! Love the pretty background on the first and how you colored the image using Distress markers on the second. So inspiring!

  11. I do need a vacation! Lovely cards!

  12. These look amazing! I really love the resist technique you used on your hibiscus card! The combination of the two colors is really nice.

  13. Angie-I'm in total awe-these are fab! LOVE them!

  14. Angie--all of these cards are fabulous! Love them! TFS

  15. Oooh, love the effect with the white embossing and inking! Gorgeous!

  16. Stunning cards. I love the gorgeous cas designs. The pink and yellow combination is stunning.

  17. WOW! I love the colors on your first card. Just gorgeous!

  18. I do love your CAS cards. I am trying to simplify my own layouts and you are inspiring me to try harder. TFS!

    Keep it simple. Keep it fun.


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