Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bearded Iris - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 4

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

May Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured  May 13
Kiss Me and Plywood

Featured May 14
Oriental Joy

 Featured May 15
Tiger Lily and Tree Frogs

Featured May16
Bearded Iris

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 six winners will be announced on May 17, 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 May 16, 2014.
Here's the Design Team:

  Pam M

Welcome to the final day of the blog hop! I hope you've been inspired by the design team this week.

Today I am sharing a card I made using the new Bearded Iris set along with Works of Art.  I started out by stamping the main image in memento black then coloring with prismacolor markers before stippling Tim Holtz tumbled glass and broken china distress inks over and around the images before layering.  Then I stamped an additional butterfly onto some white scrap card stock, colored, cut out and adhered using pop dots.  The background on the card was stamped using the oriental lettering from Works of Art in magenta ink directly onto the card before over stamping the saying.  I then added the layered image panel and some gold cord before spritzing an orchid marker onto the entire card.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs to leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.

Stamps: MFP Bearded Iris, Works of Art
Ink: Memento Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Stampin Up! Magenta
Card Stock: Stamping Up!
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Gold Cord, Stipple Brushes, Brads, Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Color Spritzer Tool, Orchid Marker


  1. Beautiful colors and lovely card!

  2. A beautiful card and I love your vibrant iris.

  3. this is such a great set! I love the image combo!!! beautiful coloring!!!

  4. lovely card and beautifully coloured.

  5. So pretty, Bonnie! I like how you gave the background some texture by stamping the oriental lettering.

  6. Brilliant colouring, your iris is beautiful and love your inked and spritzed background too.

  7. Such a beautiful card...
    great coloring and well done

  8. Bonnie, Terrific card! your coloring is superb.
    stamping sue

  9. What a beautiful card that you did like that color
    And that stamp set is so very pretty
    It make pretty card like yours
    Thank for showing

  10. Beautiful card Bonnie, love the colors :)

  11. What a stunning card. I love how colored the iris. I like where you placed the butterfly.

  12. Beautiful coloring and I like the stippling.

  13. Gorgeous card with lots of textures.

  14. What fabulous coloring and shading on your card! There looks to be so much depth love it!!

  15. Beautiful card; love the colors you used.

  16. Bonnie,
    What a lovely and elegant card and I especially like your BG!

  17. Gorgeous card, love the iris stamp, love the colours and colouring, love it all! TYFS Karen x