Mark's Finest Papers July Hop Day Four: Sun & Moon and Heavenly Harmony

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July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured  July 15
Chinese Take Out

Featured July 16
Coneflowers & Roses

 Featured July 17

Featured July 18
Sun and Moon & Heavenly Harmony

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  July19, 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 July 18, 2014

For my first card I used the smaller stamp "Sun and Moon" set. I love how MFP combine these to images together. And its such a beautiful and fun whimsical set. So my first thought was to water color my images. I later found this water color paper I created but didn't use and thought how perfect it would be. I add a mat in black around the image and sentiment so they would stand out. I love that sentiment and will either stamp graduation or birthday theme in the inside. 

For my next two card I used papers by Graphic 45. The first card I really wanted to use a lot of the scraps that was left over in this pack and thought it would be perfect to help bring out all the colors in my sun. And boy was I right (not to toot my own horn lol) I love how well the colors worked together. 

Up next I really wanted to feature this cream and black pattern papers so I used it over the base of my card. I cut strips of the star paper and used the back side to which has nursery rhymes on it. I add some lace for a more elegant look and gems to set the lace off. Over all I love the look and can't say which is my fav. 

We truly thank you all for hopping along with us this week. We hope you found lots of inspiration and want to create with these sets!!!

Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.


StampNK said…
What beautiful cards and I love how you used black to make them stand out. The first one is perfect for a graduation!
MiamiKel said…
So cheerful and happy! What a burst of cheer on your blog with these gems!
Janine said…
Great cards today - 3 beauties
Lois said…
Three lovely cards today, AJ. And good work all week!
terrie said…
Great looking cards...
So many style of cards with using this stamp set...
Well done
Jane said…
I love all the cards you have created this hop AJ. I love all the coloring techniques you have used!
Good Job!!!
Unknown said…
Wow a fun way to use your stamp set
Like how you did
Well done
Rosie Guiher said…
wow your cards are beautiful.The last one really pops off the black background. I love the colors on the second one. such a happy face.
Beth F. said…
Your cards are so wonderful!
Beth's Beauties
Janis said…
Love the understated coloring with the high contrast black!! Great cards!!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
I love all 3 of these cards. The papers you used and the embellishments make them more unique.
Vickie Y said…
Beautiful cards.
Kathy Bradley said…
Your cards are really lovely and elegant!
SHartl said…
All your cards are beautiful but I especially love the one where you combined the sun and the moon!
Amy E said…
Oh my gosh! I stopped by to see what you had been up to and forgot is was MFP blog hop week!! Hahaha!! LOVE your cards you made with this stamp!! So cute!!

Thanks for stopping by for the blog hop today. I MISS YOU friend :( Hope everything is going good for you guys. Call me when you can!!
nwilliams6 said…
Beautiful image and colors on this! You did a fabulous job. Hugz!
kReN said…
Hi, A. I am an MFP teamie. Love your cards and I think I am already a follower. Do you follow me? Also, can you direct me to the MFP Facebook page? I couldn't find it.



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