Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Coneflowers and Roses - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured July 15Chinese Take Out 

Featured July 16 - Coneflowers and Roses

 Featured July 17 - Snowflakes

Featured July 18 - Sun and Moon and Heavenly Harmony

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 July 19, 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 July 18, 2014.

Here's the Design Team:

Both of today's featured sets are awesome!!!  For my cards, I let the designer paper I matched up choose the colors I used.

First up is my coneflowers matched with some Basic Grey Indian Summer designer paper (love this stuff) along with three different Tim Holtz distress inks.  After stamping the image in memento ink onto white card stock and coloring with prismacolor markers, I stippled brushed corduroy and tumbled glass around the image before layering and adding some vintage baby brads.  Then I layered the panel over another layered border before sponging walnut stain around the entire card.  The final step was stamping my saying in memento black directly onto the designer paper for a finished look.

My second card is probably my favorite of this week's release.  Even though I was still dealing with a nasty migraine, it came together fairly easy.  Again, I stamped the image in memento black and colored using prismacolor markers before stippling tumbled glass distress ink around the image to "soften" it up a bit before layering and adding brads.  I then sponged walnut stain around the layered card before adding some ruffled ribbon using brads to hold it down, popping up the rose panel over it, and then building my own floral spray using mini prima roses and punched fern leaves in the upper corner.  The final touch was adding a small green pearl prima flourish to the lower right hand corner.

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 sets.

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Stamps: MFP Coneflowers, Roses
Ink: Memento Black, Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy, Tumbled Glass, Walnut Stain Distress Inks
Card Stock: Stampin Up!, Basic Grey Indian Summer, Bo Bunny Prarie Chic Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Brads, Stipple Brushes, Pearl Flourish, Prima Roses, Martha Stewart Fern Punch, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Ribbon


  1. Beautiful designer papers and colored images.

  2. Lovely cards. Great papers and layers. We were on the same track with a blue rose - the embellishments with yours are great.

  3. Beautiful cards, Bonnie. I especially like the blue rose!

  4. Beautiful card
    And very pretty color

  5. These new floral stamps are so pretty! Your cards are gorgeous! Beautiful colouring!

  6. Bonnie,
    Very pretty and elegant! And, I love the colors on the coneflower card!

  7. Wow, the layouts are fabulous as are the layers. The coloring and color scheme, the embellishment, the ... EVERYTHING is so beautiful. I would love to receive cards like these. I would keep them forever and hang them on my walls.

  8. Fabulous set. Love the vintage look you gave both of these cards.

  9. Lovely cards, Bonnie...You've done a fantastic job with both. I am very happy to have discovered your blog! :o)

  10. Both of these cards are simply gorgeous! Love them both!
    Beth's Beauties

  11. WOw- stunning cards- love your coloring- and so happy I found your blog!