Monday, May 12, 2014

Kiss Me and Plywood - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 1

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 May 16
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:

Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

I have two cards to share with you today.  The first one uses both the new Kiss Me Mini and the new Plywood background.  I really like the snarky sayings on the new mini.  They're definitely going to give someone a smile, or laugh, on the receiving end of a card. 

The background is stamped in Tim Holtz walnut stain ink with brushed corduroy and vintage photo inks stippled over and around the edges of the panel to give more of a "wood grain" feeling. The frog was then stamped in memento black and colored using prismacolor markers before stippling tumbled glass distress ink around the edges for the sky.  I only added brushed brass brads for embellishments.

My second card uses the new Plywood background along with the new Tree Frogs set.  Again I stamped the background in walnut ink before stippling brushed corduroy and vintage photo inks to give the "wood grain" feeling.  I then stamped the frog onto scrap white card stock, colored using prismacolor markers, then cut out and set aside.  After die cutting a few leaves using a Spellbinders leaf die set, those were added using glue dots before adding the cut out frog using dimensionals.  After adding my saying along with some brads, I added three ladybug stickers for the final touch.

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.

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Stamps: MFP Plywood, Kiss Me, Tree Frogs
Ink: Memento Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo Distress Inks
Card Stock: MFP, Stampin Up!
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Glue Dots, Stipple Brushes, Big Shot, Spellbinders Leaf Die Set, Ladybug Stickers, Brads


  1. Great wood on your cards and cute frogs.

  2. Bonnie,
    Love how you've incorporated the plywood stamp on both adorable cards!!

  3. Both of these are fabulous cards. Love how you colored your frog and sponged the edges of the image. The Father's Day card is cute for the little lady bugs you placed and your leaves.

  4. Great Father's Day card! Love the frog with the plywood background!

  5. What a fun card the one with the ladybugs.
    Both cards are lovely.

  6. Two great cards - the frog and the wood background is just perfect!
    TY for the sharing and the hop Karen x