Wednesday, 28 November 2012

MFP Blog Hop Day #2 Amaryllis Definition

November Blog Hop!

This Month's New Stamp Releases:
Big City Featured November 27
Amaryllis Definition Featured November 28 (Thats Today!)
Mountain Selections Featured November 29
Just a Note Featured November 30

Please hop along with us!  You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets!  Just comment on the following blogs (including this one) each day for more chances to win!    You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day as the  names are drawn randomly.  All four winners will be announced on December 1, 2012 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 (12AM ATL) on Friday November 30, 2012

The holidays are right around the corner and now is the time to get your shopping done.  Why not avoid the crows and shop online with Mark's Finest Papers?  There are some great deals to be had!

Every Month there is a special extra stamp set released along with the main four.  The extra stamp set we have for you this month is called “Winter Scenes”.

Today we are using a beautiful set called "Amaryllis Definition".

I love MFP botanical themed sets and this one is no different.  I  have two cards to show you today, here is my first one:

Its always fun to take some time and get inky, so that is what I did here.  I started by spraying some dark teal mist on a manila tag, then spraying some dark silver mist over a hexagon mask.  Once the tag was dry (I used my heat tool) I cut the tag to fit the card front and stamped the flower image, and inked the edges.  I added some glitter pen, some white gel pen, and some ribbon.  I had crinkled some seam binding by wetting it, scrunching it up and drying it with my heat tool.

Once I had the tag, I cut a card base and a coordinating silver patterned panel.  After inking the patterned paper edges and adhering to the card front I adhered the tag with foam squares.  I stamped the sentiment on some scrap grey card stock, trimmed banner ends, and inked the edges with more charcoal.  The sentiment was adhered with foam squares some rhinestones were added to finish the card front.

The centre of the card was decorated with an inked piece of grey matted with more pattern, and stamped with a sentiment from the "Winter Scenes" set.

I love how the white gel pen makes the image pop.  

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
  1. Catered Crop -  Silver or Gold
  2. Creative Stamp Friends - Christmas

Here is my second card:

I started by stamping the image with Versafine on watercolour paper. I then coloured the image with  a water brush and my water based markers including the background.  Once done I rounded the corners and inked the edges.

Once the colouring was done I chose my card stock and coordinating patterns. I assembled the main panel, added ribbon, and adhered the panel to the card base.  The image was foam taped over the ribbon.  Lastly I added some rhinestones, I can't seem to finish a card without them these days!

The centre of the card was decorated with an inked piece of cream stamped with a sentiment from the Amaryllis set and 'Winter Scenes', matted with more pattered paper.  All done!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
  1. Hiding in my Craftroom - Christmas cards
  2. Party Time Tuesday - Anything goes

The Amaryllis set is so pretty, it could be used for Christmas cards, or all year round.  But this isn't the only amazing set this month, why not go to Mark's Finest Papers store and have a closer look at what is being offered.

Oh, and this is a blog hop after all so don't forget to check out what the rest of the DT has come up with!  And the main blog has lots of inspiration as well.  Happy hopping!

I used the following supplies on my  cards:

Card #1:

Card Stock:  Stampin' Up! Basic Grey, Echo Park Dots and Stripes, grey scrap from stash, Ranger Manila Tag.

Stamp:  Mark's Finest Papers Amaryllis Definition, Winter Scenes.

Ink:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Charcoal, Staz On Jet Black

Mists:  October Afternoon Grove, Smooch Spritz Silver foil

Embellishments:  Scrappin' Supplies Rhinestones, Sakura Gelly Roll White, Clear Star, May Arts Seam binding, curly ribbon.

Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, foam squares.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart scoring board, Ranger Blending tool, heat tool, Studio Calico Hexagon mask.

Card #2:

Card Stock: Stampin Up!  Old Olive, Lily Bee Design Jingle 6x6 Tiny Tablet, Stampin' Up Watercolour paper, Gina K Designs Pure Ivory.

Stamps:  Marks Finest Papers Amaryllis Definition, Winter Scenes.

Ink:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy Brown, Versafine Onyx Black.

Markers:  Stampin' Up!  Stampin' Write Bravo Burgandy, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Real Red, Always Artichoke, Summer Sun.

Embellishments:  Scrappin' Supplies Rhinestones, Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star, May Arts Seam Binding.

Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, foam squares, glue dots.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart scoring board, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Waterbrush, Ranger Blending Tool, heat tool.


  1. Oh, my word - amazing cards!!! They look so half vintage half shabby very beautiful!

  2. You have done a fabulous job with this set.

  3. two very beautiful cards great designs.

    greetings karin

  4. Gorgeous card - love the depth of colour and sheen on that first one.

  5. Cathy, you are so very talented,girl! I love the tag on the card with the honeycomb background. Very soft and pretty. And the flower on the next card with the red touches are so awesome! :) Janis

  6. Two very pretty cards, Cathy; but that first one is over-the-top gorgeous. The white gel pen really brings out the design of the flower.

  7. Two beautiful cards, but that green is awesome!!!

  8. Cathy! you have out did yourself. two great cards but I have to admit I like getting inky, too so the tag card is the one for me.
    stamping sue

  9. LOVE them both! Like the use of a tag. 2 beautiful creations.

  10. Two BEAUTIFUL cards!!! You always amaze me with your projects. Lovely!!!

  11. Both creations today are a total wow. I love the tag and the teal you used...also the white pen accents.

  12. Gorgeous cards!!!! Beautiful colors!!! They are both so fun to look at! Wonderful details!!!

  13. You do put your heart and time into your blog ...Beautiful cards.....Lis

  14. You did a great job on both of your cards - I love this stamp set and you used it well in both creations - the variety is great - thanks for sharing your creations on this hop and have a great week Cathy!

  15. Cathy,
    Both cards are beautiful and elegant! I especially love the red panels on the second card - it just makes your image pop! WoW!

  16. Wonderful cards Cathy! I think the gel pen and glitter pen on the tag card are perfect accents. The design on your second totally rocks!

  17. Both of your cards are gorgeous. I really love the look on your tag card. Simply stunning. I love the colors of the tag!

  18. Cathy--both of your cards are fabulous!!!! TFS

  19. Wonderful cards--I like the misting on the first one.

  20. Fabulous cards; I especially like the non-traditional colors on the first one. Great job; thanks for sharing

  21. Lovely cards!

  22. Very lovely. I especially like the first one.

  23. Great cards. Love the layouts and color combinations. Thank You

  24. Like both cards - but I also prefer the first one.

    Thank you for joining us at Creative Stamp Friends :)



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