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Thursday, 12 June 2014

MFP 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


 Featured June 10 - Gears To You and Gear Up 

Featured June 11 - Pretty Pears

 Featured June 12 - Great Flowers and Flower Blocks

I generally love MFP flower stamps and these two sets today are great. 

The first two cards use the flower blocks set. 

The first one is simple black and white with a touch of red.  The DP is actually black and white but looks slightly green below.  No colouring on this one just simple stamping with a gem in the centre.

This second card uses several of the tiles, a fancy spellbinders die and a MFP butterfly carefully cut out. Colouring was done with Prismacolor pencils on the images and with Copics on the standalone butterfly.

My next card uses the same flower from the Great Flowers stamped and masked and the lacy edge is made with a Martha Stewart punch.  Colouring is done with Prismacolor pencils.

My last card is paper pieced with dimension added using an embossing stylus.
Also entered for JUN14VSNE
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. Janine, all of your cards make me say "Wow". I love them all. That lacy border punch really looks great.

  2. Your cards are beautiful! What a gorgeous display for both stamp sets!

  3. These are all just beautiful! I love both stamp sets and those luscious blooms are absolutely exquisite!

  4. Beautiful work on these gorgeous flowers, Janine! I especially liked the second and third ones -- the lacy cut-out border on the second one and the pencil work on the third.

  5. What an amazing array of cards. I love all the different techniques and styles. Just shows you how versatile these stamps are. I much say my favourite is the second card. I'm totally in love with your copic colouring.

  6. All I have to say is all of your cards are just beautiful...
    Well done on all of them...and so many styles.

  7. Awesome border on that butterfly card.

  8. Your cards are stunning! I love the die cut borders and the way you colored those flowers with the prismacolor pencils...WOW!

  9. Fabulous flower cards!!!
    stamping sue

  10. All four cards are gorgeous, Janine. On your first card, I love how you left the flower block uncolored with just the beautiful red gem accenting it. Also love how you used the border punches as another way to accent the pretty flower images. The textured flowers on your last card are Really pretty!

  11. So much fabulous creativity going on here - your cards really show off the variety of ways to use these images -- plus these cards are so pretty too!!

  12. Love your cards!!! Your coloring is excellent!!! The border punches just add that special touch.

  13. Wow and wow these are so very beautiful
    Well done with the new stamp set
    Thank for showing

  14. Beautiful cards. I like the way you make each one different so you can see just what to do with them.

  15. Wow, gorgeous cards - each and every one! You did an amazing job showcasing the images!

  16. Wow! Every single one of these is fab! I love what you have created with the stamps. Thank you for sharing and for the hop Karen x

  17. Wow, these are all beautiful and I really like the first one with the simple coloring! Just glorious!

  18. All 4 of your cards are fantastic.

  19. What beautiful cards!! Impossible to pick a fave. You have such lovely coloring techniques!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  20. Really fabulous collection of cards!!!! You did amazing things with the images!

  21. I love the whole collection of cards!!!


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