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Thursday, 25 September 2014

MFP September Blog Hop - Day 3 - 25/09/14

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

Sept.  Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured  Sept. 23 - Hot Air Balloons
Featured Sept. 24 - Witchie
 Featured Sept. 25 - Chrysanthemum
Featured Sept. 26 - Nutcrackers

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 
Sept. 27, 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 Sept. 26, 2014
My cards today are quite different to each other.  My first card was stamped and cut, stamped and cut etc.  The blue background was stencilled and the orange card base was die cut with a Spellbinders die and another Spellbinders die was used for the sentiment panel.  It isn't as nice as I hoped it would be and I probably won't give it to my Mum.
The second card was created by stamping the large Chrysanthemum image onto wet water colour paper with Distress inks.  I used more watered down distress ink to colour.   


Here's the Design Team:


Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.


  1. Two great ways to use this set Janine! Love the crinkled up flowers on the first one and the cool technique on the second. Super creative ideas!!! Hugz

  2. Two absolutely beautiful cards Janine! Love the watercolor technique you used!

  3. Wonderful cards. Love the fussy cutting and layer of your Chrysanthemum and watercolor - distressed look.

  4. Love how you tried to give dimension to the mum on your first card.That was a lot of fussy cutting. I love the colors you used and the butterfly on your second card.

  5. What an cool look you achieved on that second card!

  6. Janine,
    Two lovely and elegant cards! I really like the dimension on your first card and the watercoloring on the second is awesome!

  7. Both cards are just lovely!!! I love how you cut the mum to add dimension!

  8. Oh, my pretty!!! LOVE the curled petals of the first one and the lovely watercolor effect of the second one. So nice!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  9. Both cards are very pretty; the fussy cutting/layering is very effective.

  10. Both cards are just as pretty as can be. Great job.

  11. 2 totally different uses for the stamp. Thanks for the ideas!

  12. Janine, I like the techniques you used on both cards! Love the curly paper layers on the first and I love the soft design of the second! You did a great job showcasing this stamp set!


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