Friday, 18 January 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day #4 Love, Love, Love

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers January Blog Hop!

 This Month’s New Stamp Set Releases Are:
Fantastic Dogs Featured January 15
No Sour Grapes Featured January 16
In My Den Featured January 17
Love, Love, Love Featured January 18

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 January 19, 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.  Comments on the MFP count twice!)  The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST (12AM ATL) on Friday January 18, 2013.

Happy New Year!!!  Welcome to the first blog hop of 2013!  We are so excited to share the great stamp sets we are releasing this month and in the months to come!

The mini stamp set we have for you this month is called “Not so Ugly”.

The special extra stamp set we have for you this month is called “Oh Baby”.

Today's set is so pretty, and with Valentine's day less than a month away its perfect!  Pretty and feminine it is great for Valentine's day and for many other occasions.  It is called "Love, Love, Love".

I love this set so much I came up with three cards today!  Here is my first:

Again I started with image and water coloured it.  I can't stop!  Once dry I trimmed it out and inked it a bit to give the edges a bit more definition.  I then chose papers and coordinating cardstock.

Once I trimmed the papers and adhered the main panel together I added some ribbon and a bow.  That panel was adhered to the card base, then I foam taped the rose and a sentiment stamped on a scrap of white.  Some pink rhinestones finished off the card front.

For the centre I matted a piece of white with pink and added some scraps.  I stamped the sentiment where the two scraps meet.

My second card uses two of my 'go to' techniques:

More water colouring and more cracked glass.  I couldn't help myself, lol.    I love how the image turned out so I decided to with a kraft base.  I drew some stitching lines and heat embossed a sentiment.

I decided to go with a kraft panel so the image would stand out.  I trimmed a panel, dry embossed it with a heart embossing folder and added some ribbon.

I foam taped the panel to the card front, then foam taped the heart to the panel.  Some pink rhinestones finished the card front.

For the centre I added some stitching lines and a heat embossed sentiment.

This last card is my favourite, and it was one of those ones that came to me in a flash and worked out perfectly when I put it together:

I started with a panel of white, and cut out a heart with my Cricut big enough to fit the stamp. I then used my Cuttlebug and a Valentine's Day embossing folder on the panel.

I cut a white card base and then placed the main panel on the card front so that I could lightly mark with a pencil where the heart opening would be.  I then centred and stamped the checked heart in the space and erased the pencil marks.

I added some red and white twine to the panel and foam taped it to the front.

For the centre of the card I simply stamped the sentiment on red.  :)

I really love this set, which is appropriate since Valentine's day is only a few weeks away!  But this isn't the only great set this month, why not check out the Mark's Finest Papers store to see their wide selection of stamps, including the ones from this month.  Before you do that though, don't forget to hop along to the rest of the DT and see what great projects they have to show you:

Here are the supplies I used for today's cards:

Card #1

Card Stock:  Neenah Solar White, Gina K Designs Bubblegum Pink, Echo Park Be Mine 6x6 pad, Stampin' Up! Watercolour paper.

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers  Love, Love, Love

Ink:  Staz On Jet Black, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy Brown, Verasafine Onyx Black

Markers:  Stampin' Up!  Rose Read, Bravo Burgundy

Embellishments:  Ribbon from stash, rhinestones from stash.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart scoring board, Water brush, heat tool.

Card #2

Card Stock:  Neenah Desert Storm, Stmapin' Up Water Colour paper

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers  Love, Love, Love

Ink:  Staz On Jet Black, Versamark Watermark Ink,

Embossing Powder:  Recollections fine detail powder Snow, Ranger Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.

Markers:  Stampin' Up!  Real Red, Bravo Burgundy, Rose Red.

Embellishments:  Ribbon from stash, rhinestones from stash, Sakura White Gelly Roll pen.

Embossing Folder:  Lifestyle Crafts Sweethearts.

Adhesive:  Foam tape.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart scoring board, heat tool, Cuttlebug, Waterbrush.

Card #3

Card Stock:  Neenah Solar White

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers  Love, Love, Love

Ink:  Stampin' Up!  Real Read

Cricut Cartridge:  Basic Shapes

Embossing Folder:  Lifestyle Crafts Sweethearts

Embellishments:  Twinery Baker's Twine

Adhesive:  Foam tape

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart scoring board, Cuttlebug, Cricut Mini   


loulou said...

More absolutely stunning cards. I love the black and pink, it looks beautiful teamed with the kraft and white too. All your ribbon work is fantastic. The CAS design of the last card is great too. cheers Linda

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Janine said...

Gorgeous projects - can see you love the set. Impressed by your embossing - I always get stray flecks!

Pam said...

Terrific cards. I adore the white with a splash of red.

Vicky Gould said...

Wow, Cathy, you had fun with this set and the results show how much you like it..all are beautiful!!!

Jane said...

Beautiful cards!!! All three are so different and each one is just as pretty as the next.

KC said...

oh wow! these are all amazing! love the crackled heart!!!

stamping sue said...

what a busy stamper you are! WOW! all are great!
stamping sue

MariLynn said...

Awesome cards. I especially love the one with the cut out heart letting the stamped heart peek through.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous stunning beautiful cards. I also love this stamp set. Mary L Schreiber

mariko said...

Beautiful cards! Love the way you colored the rose in the first one; really like the layout in your second card, and the way you wrapped the ribbon. The baby pink works so well with the desert storm paper. And the cut out heart is perfect on the third!

Winnie and Patty said...

Cathy--I really think you like this stamp set!!! LOL All 3 of your cards are so lovely!!! I can't choose a fav here! TFS

Ravengirl said...

Way to go Cathy! Don't stop watercoloring or using cracked glass!! You are magical with those techniques!

Kate said...

STUNNING!! Love the watercoloring & cracked glass effects.

Melissa Chesser said...

So beautiful. My favorite is the first one - love the pink and gray.

Angie said...

I am with you, I love this set!!! So many wonderful possibilities! Your cards are just gorgeous! What a treat to get see your beauties!!! I have fallen in love with cracked glass over the past month. It looks wonderful on your heart on the 2nd card. Don't you just love it when a design comes to you and it WORKS!!! These are all lovely!

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, Cathy, you did a grand job on all three beautiful cards. I love them all - so I can't pick a favorite!!!