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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mark's Finest Papers April Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop

Let's get started!!!!

This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured April 28 Paper Doll Sophia

Featured April 29 - Paper Doll Sophia Let's Go

Featured April 30 - Big Trees

Featured May 1 - Small Flowers

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be announced on May 2, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 Friday May 1, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

 Here's my card to start you on your way!
(Big Trees)

I really like this set, Big Trees, even though I only used ONE of the trees to make my card. I started by masking in the sky and hills. Then I stamped my trees in black. The "smaller" trees were stamped by using just the top of the large pine. I colored the trees using Copic markers YG95 and G94.  I then added my "lake" by masking over the lower hill and made a straight edge mask for the lake. I sponged in the blue, right over the trees and all. It didn't affect the colors of the trees at all. Then I stamped and cut out one large tree and mounted it on the right. The "Happy Birthday" sentiment came from MFP stamp set "Island Life" and glued (over a mistake) to front.  Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out all the other great blogs below! Remember to comment!

"Big Trees"

Here's the Design Team:

Pam T  (you are here)
Pat (next)

Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun and don't forget to stop by MFP Stamp Shop to check out all their amazing stamps and products!


  1. I love scenery cards and yours is quite wonderful. TFS!

  2. Wonderful scenery card. masking is one of my favorite go to techniques.
    stamping sue

  3. Pam, What a fun card, and the scene you created is wonderful!

  4. Oh, how I wish I were right there. You've created a great card.

  5. Beautiful scene. Love your lake.

  6. Gorgeous day in the forest! Awesome card!

  7. Oh, you are so creative! The lake was an awesome idea....just the right touch amongst your trees! And the coloring is perfect! Great job on your card!

  8. What beautiful work! It's amazing what a person can do with one stamp. I love that you are keepin' it real, telling us about your boo-boo covered with your sentiment!