Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Glad Glads - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 3

March Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured March 19 Garden Bunny
Featured March 20  Spring Things
  Featured March 21  Glad Glads
   Featured March 22 Seed Packets

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 March 23,2013 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 March 22,2013.

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

"News From The Woods"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

                                                         "Corn Ears"
Today's featured set is another beautiful, and versatile, floral for your collection, so I have two samples for you.
My first sample uses the large gladiola stem, butterfly and saying stamped in memento black onto MFP white card stock and colored with prismacolor markers with Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink stippled around them then layered onto scrap Stampin Up! card stock.  My background is stamped in regal rose ink directly onto the card itself using the same large gladiola stem.  The only embellishments added are some moss brads I've had in my stash for years and diamond ice stickles to keep the card clean and simple.
For my second card, I wanted to continue using as much of the scrap card stock on my stamp desk as possible, so I continued with a similar color combination.  After stamping the bold block image in memento black and coloring with prismacolor markers, I layered the image onto more scrap card stock before adding some Making Memories white baby brads.  The background of the card is again stamped using the large gladiola stem stamped directly onto the card, however this time in blushing bride ink, then with the sentiment over stamped directly onto the background before adding a small ribbon knot and ice stickles.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs for a chance to win today's featured set.
Stamps: MFP Glad Glads, Daffodil Greetings, Sayings Galore
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Regal Rose, Blushing Bride, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: MFP White, Stampin Up! Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Scraps
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Ice Stickles, Stipple Brush, Ribbon, Glue Dots, Brads


  1. Wow both of your cards are beautiful. I dont know which one I like the best bec they are both great cards. TFS AJ-

  2. Awesome cards. I love the brightness and wonderful coloring on the first one. The second is my fav, I love how you stamped it in black and filed it in with the color.

  3. 2 lovely cards and all the fine layering sets them off beautifully.

  4. Wonderful backgrounds and color.

  5. Both are super uses of color! Please, no more snow here! I am ready for Spring!

  6. The vibrant colors of the first card have a real wow factor. TFS!

  7. I love how many scraps you used and yet both of the cards are still really simple and pretty. Anyone would love to get these! :)

  8. Two really wonderful creations. I love the colors on the first and the striking butterfly on both cards...really stands out.

  9. I like how you took your glad onto the card bases of both of your cards. . . and the way you layered the focal image on the second. Great job, Bonnie.

  10. Your first card is just stunning! Beautiful shade of rose/salmon! And the blue butterfly with the blue framing is gorgeous! The black background of your second card really pops the images! And I love the multicolored layers that you used in the back!

  11. Oh so lovely!!!! I see your wonderful stippling on your image edges! Both GORGEOUS cards! Love how you have been creating your backgrounds!!! The blue butterflies are just gorgeous on both cards! Wonderful cards!

  12. Two beautiful, beautiful cards, Bonnie. Love them.

  13. Great looking cards...I like the pink color that you did..well done

  14. Bonnie--both of these cards are lovely! I really like the way you made the BG paper for both of them! One of my favorite techniques. Especially love the pink/rose colored card! TFS

  15. Great cards.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net
    Loving Scrapper 101

  16. Bonnie,
    Such pretty cards. My favorite is the second card with the pinkish/peachy colors - beautiful and elegant!

  17. Fabulous work! I love the colors card bases, the stippling and the multiple mats.

  18. Fantastic cards!
    stamping sue