Thursday, June 12, 2014

MFP Blog hop day 3

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured  June 10
Gears To You & Gear Up

Featured June 11
Pretty Pears

 Featured June 12
Great Flowers & Flower Blocks

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

When it comes to flower stamps, I am super happy. I love finding creative ways to use them. I am in love with the big blossoms in the GREAT FLOWERS set. I made 3 cards with it because I was having so much fun playing with them. I shared them because each one is a little different and unique. For the cards I took a piece of white cardstock.I stamped the flowers randomly on the cardstock. I tore pieces of encyclopedia pages and glued them to the cardstock. I took a swirl embossing folder and colored the inside of the folder with multiple shades and hues of blue and green markers. I spritzed the folder with water and placed the cardstock in the folder. When it came out there were swirls of white where the pools of colored water didn't reach the cardstock. I added drywall tape to the first one and on all three I added texture paste with a swirl stencil. I used pinks and reds to water colored the flowers. I enhanced the colors with prisma colored pencils.  I stamped the sentiments randomly. 

For the second set for today, FLOWER BLOCKS, I decided to go CAS. I stamped the butterflies. I added a butterfly from MFP set called BEARDED IRIS. 

 Thanks for reading through my post. I hope you enjoyed learning how I made these cards. Check out what the other designers have done with these sets.

Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.


  1. Gorgeous cards MariLynn - I love how you share your innovative ways of making your beautiful cards.

  2. You had fun with the first set and created some lovely pieces. Also like your CAS card too.

  3. Love this technique. They look great.

  4. All of your cards are beautiful, I especially love the first one. Great details.

  5. I really love the vibrant colour combination you created.

  6. Oh my gosh; your colors for the first cards are amazing creating beautiful cards. The butterfly card is so elegant. Thanks for sharing and being part of the blog hop.

  7. This stamp set is so gorgeous and you really, really brought out the best of it with your cards!

  8. Gorgeous cards! Love the colors you used; your Great Flowers cards remind me of a kaleidoscope, absolutely gorgeous!

  9. MariLynn,
    All of your cards are lovely and wonderful. But, I have to say that my very favorite is the last card in the first set - the colors are just amazing - love it!

  10. Beautiful - love the bold colours. Thank you for sharing and for the hop Karen x

  11. You are so creative. Love the fun techniques and design choices.

  12. I love your technique! Fab cards.