Monday, May 14, 2012

Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Co.-May Blog Hop-Day 1

  Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 

                               May Blog Hop!

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

Oopsy Daisy Featured May 15

Get Reel Featured May 16
Scenic Selections Featured May 17
Flamingos on Vacation Featured May 18

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 May 19, 2012 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 May 18, 2012.

For my card, I using two stamp sets being released this week. For the daisies and sentiment, I used the Oopsy Daisy set and for the butterflies, I used a set we'll be featuring later this week, Scenic Selections. What a great set that you can use for so many things.

Paper-MFP 100 lb. premium cover white cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Cantaloupe (for sponging around image)
Accessories: Copics, ColorBox Victorian Parlour die cut accents (doily) adhesive sticker

I also wanted to make an altered clipboard with the Oopsy Daisy set. I picked up my clipboard at Office Depot and covered the background with a Tim Holtz Alterations bricked embossing folder. The punched border at the top is made with a Martha Stewart Laurel Leaf punch.

I stamped my image  10 times for a 3D effect, colored, cut out, and popped them on. The centers are buttons. I'm using a leaf and ladybug from the same set. It is so adorable.

Added a ribbon from Offray and the initials are chipboard that I colored with Copics.

Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Brenda  ( You Are Here)
Anna S
Mark's Finest Papers


Bonnie Lynn said...

Oh wow! Beautiful vintage card and what a wonderful way to use the daisies for your second one.

Mary Marsh said...

love your card Benzi and the coloring on the daisies-the doily die cut makes a fab bg-great altered project as well

JennyH said...

I love the background doily on your card and such a gorgeous blue for the daisies and butterfly.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Gorgeous card, and what a wonderful clipboard! Great colors on the white brick!

Lois said...

Beautiful card -- I love that diecut. And your clipboard is so clever!

Vicky Gould said...

When I came to your name, I thought, "this will be a pretty one" and guess what!!! That first one is gorgeous, the second one is pretty too, but the first is outstanding, Brenda!

Stampsnob. said...

Interesting die on the first one ..Lovely

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW your clipboard is so beautiful one would not like to use it and risk getting it dirty!!!


Pat said...

Love the background paper. The daisies are gorgeous in purple.

Anonymous said...

What wonderfully colored daisies and I love the butterflies.

Marisa said...

Love the wavy border around the rectangle on the first card. Fun bright colours on the second.

Jane said...

Lovely bright colors on the clipboard! I love the first card and the border. Very nice!!!

Kate said...

Two gorgeous cards! LOVE the vintage look of the first one.

Anonymous said...

I love the shape of the focal image on the card and your clipboard is just adorable!!!

NanaConnie said...

Both of these are great, Benzi, but I especially love the first one with the purple asters. Love the way you matted the stamp and your coloring is exquisite! Wonderful touch with the butterflies.

MariLynn said...

Beautiful card. Love how you have the daisies colored and the two little butterflies. I like the altered clipboard too!

NancyK said...

Gorgeous colors on your cards!

Janine said...

Love your card and the clip board colours.

Kathy Bradley said...

I love both cards, but that bottom card, (which sounds like lots of work all the stamping/cutting) - but it is so pretty, bright and elegant!

Lagene said...

Beautiful card and such a bright cheery clipboard!

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow Brenda!!!! The card is gorgeous and the altered clip board is fabulous!!! What a great way to show case this wonderful stamp set! Great job. TFS

Designing with Debbie said...

Brenda, gorgeous cards. The first one is so pretty and elegant.

Carol L said...

The card is gorgeous with those lavender blooms and beautiful butterflies! I love how you covered the clipboard with the bricked embossing - and again, those flowers look awesome! NJ on both!

Jo4Him said...

Great projects; especially the card-it is stunning. Thanks for sharing

nwilliams6 said...

Benz, the 'flies on that one card almost look real (actually they do look real)! Wonderful card - so pretty and so you!!!

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous projects! Love the clipboard and the sweet butterflies you added to accent your daisies!

Davi said...

OH my Brenda the card is Stunning and the clip board is wonderful!! I really Love this set and you did fab job coloring the flowers :)

Sue D said...

Beautiful daisies in blue and fabulous altered clipboard.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like all things Butterfly & Daisy. Wonderful coloring on this.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Bonnie said...

Love these bright flowers! What a beautiful clipboard!

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are beautiful....I especially like the first, more vintage one....with the unusual die shape...very cool