Monday, July 8, 2013

Lotus Blossoms - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured July 9th
Lotus Blossoms
 
Featured July 10th
Shello 
 
Featured July 11th 
Be Virtuous
 
Featured July 12th
Presents

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 four winners will be announced on July 13, 2013 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 11PM EST on Friday July 12, 2013.

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Dino News"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is
"Dragonflies"
As soon as I saw the solid block image with the rounded corners, I thought of shadow stamps.  I worked it into today's card with some color blocking.  The line art lotus image crosses several of the blocks.  I had to work in some of the scrumptious dragonflies from the mini stamp set with the same name.  The "wonderful day" sentiment was perfect for today.
 
Today was my husband's birthday and we celebrated with a grand dinner at home.  We barbecued pork chops and beets straight from the garden.  I added some rice pilaf, roasted garlic bread and blackberry pie for dessert!  It was delightful...now I need to stay away from that pie.  Wish me luck!

Here's the Design Team:

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of the hop!
 
Stamps: Lotus Blossoms (MFP); Paper: Sweet Tooth White; Ink: So Saffron, Almost Amethyst, Blush Blossom, Mellow Moss, Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic Multiliner.

25 comments:

stamping sue said...

Charming card. like the way the lotus flower goes into several of the color blocks.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Janine said...

Card is lovely and dinner sounds pretty good too - good luck with that pie!

Winnie and Patty said...

Toni--this color blocked card with the added dragonflies is lovely! TFS

wannabcre8tive said...

I love your color block beauty. A great idea.

Tamara D said...

WOW!! This card is SO beautiful!

Jane said...

Your card is just lovely!!!

MariLynn said...

A very pretty and creative card. I like the colors you used for the color blocks.

Pam said...

Your color blocking and the way you placed the images is the bomb! Love it.

kren said...

What a great idea to use shadow stamps! I think we all forget about that idea and it lends such a lovely effect. I love your card! TFS!

kren@
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

KayC said...

Love your card idea...

Michelle N. said...

What a creative, lovely card! Thanks for showing that simplicity can be stunning!

Designing with Debbie said...

Cool Card. Love the technique you did would love to see a tutorial on how to create this.

Angie said...

Beautiful color blocking! I love the outline on the card too! Yes, those dragonflies had to appear on several of my cards as well, they are just so perfect for some of the sets this month!

Kate said...

Stunning! The color blocking is fantastic.

Kathy Bradley said...

Toni,
Beautiful and elegant card! Your meal sounds scrumptious!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow beautiful done great card Toni.

greetings karin

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

How cute. I love the many color panel. TFS AJ-

Mary Ann said...

Love your card!Very Pretty!!!

Pat Garvin said...

I love how you made the background.

StampNK said...

Love your color blocked card and the way you combined the lotus with the dragonflies. So pretty!

Jo4Him said...

Great card; love the shadow stamping bg-very creative. Thanks for sharing

Cindy Groh said...

Love the multi colors in pastels. Fun way to do your background.

Beth F. said...

What a great background technique!

Anne said...

Gorgeous!

loulou said...

What a great idea the coloured block background is.