Thursday, June 12, 2014

Marks Finest Papers- June Blog Hop- Great Flowers and Flower Blocks

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

Please scroll down to see my projects for these stamp sets
 Featured June 10
Gears To You and Gear Up 
andFeatured June 11
Pretty Pears

So here are today's cards. I had a lot of fun creating these ones.
 Featured June 12

Great Flowers and Flower Blocks
 For the 10th and 11th, I did clean and simple/ one layer cards with using glossy accents. For the next two days, I am sticking with the one layer technique but I wanted to play with my Stickles.

Great Flowers...
I did random flower stamps but picked just one to be my focal flower. I messy colored with my TH distress and them picking a couple different Stickle colors to add my bling. Of course I had to keep going, and going, and going, lol.
My second card is Flower Blocks...
I tried the clear block technique (which I found in the tutorial list on MFPS ning site. This is an awesome forum for techniques, tutorials, challenges, and of course stamps)
So for this card, I did this great flower block stamp and inked it up in black. Taking Black Diamond Stickles, I did a very fine line. An of course to stay with the one layer technique, I used different do washi tape.

So what do you think? Have you done any of these techniques before? 
Hope to see you tomorrow for our last hop day!
Featured June 13
Please Snow

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 
June 14, 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 June 13, 2014

Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.


  1. Love the sparkle on your flowers! Gorgeous card.

  2. Love all the glitter and especially like the second card with the black stamped image and the washi tape!

  3. great flower cards Sandy.

    gr karin

  4. great flower cards Sandy.

    gr karin

  5. I like your sparkly first card with just one flower colored. Very pretty!

  6. Great cards. I really like how you highlighted a single flower with colour on your first card - very effective.

  7. Great looking cards..different technique but they both turned out really nice...
    Well done

  8. Lots of sparkle today. Nice cards

  9. Lovely cards, I love the use of the Stickles.

  10. Fun cards! I really like your second one!

  11. terrific! yes, I have to agree Stickles are a fun embellishment.
    stamping sue

  12. Love the sparkle effect on the pretty flower image with the fun glitters - gorgeous!!

  13. Love the layout on the first! Lovely cards both of them!!!

  14. Great cards. Love the sparkle bling on them.

  15. Sandy,
    Two very pretty and sparkly cards!

  16. Both of these are fabulous! I would never have thought to use the big flower as a background too - thank you so much for inspiring me to do this with a stamp I own. Thank you for sharing and for the hop Karen x

  17. Love all the fun glitter and fun card designs!

  18. Love these floral cards. Both are fabulous and fun.

  19. These techniques are all new to me!! This is why I LOVE hops!!!! And I haven't done a hop in months. So glad to be playing along with this one. The new release is so fabulous!!!

    Thanks for sharing your cards and talking abt how you made them. I definitely need to browse around the tutorial and tips on the site. There is SO MUCH GOING ON at MFP!!! LOVE IT!!!!
    <3 J

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