Thursday, 21 February 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day # 3 - Rain Clouds

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Lots of Luck Featured February 19 
Hum Along Featured February 20
Rain Clouds Featured February 21
All Postal Featured February 22

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 February 23,2013 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 February 22,2013.

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Love Script"

The mini stamp set we have for you this month is
"Big Cupcake"


Today's set is a fun one.  I have two cards to show you, and I could have come up with more if I had more time.  Here is the set:

Both cards today are really CAS, particularly the first one.  I have been enjoying using sequins lately, and when I saw the set this is the first idea that came to me:

I started with stamping and trimming out the cloud and the sentiment.  Its difficult to see in the picture, but I also had a kraft panel popped up on foam tape.  I added the cloud with more foam tape, and some sequins adhered with Glossy Accents.

Once the sequins were dry I added the sentiment, then decided more was needed so I added some lines with a white gel pen.

The centre consists of a white panel stamped with the sentiment and some rain drops.

The second card is still CAS, but had a bit more detail:

I stamped the boots first, then the sentiment so that I could get the placement just right.  I coloured the image, then added some patterned scraps and twine.  Once the panel was adhered to the card front I added some Glossy Accents to the boots.

The centre is similar to the first card:

This set is perfect for spring!  But this isn't the only great set this month, make sure you check out the Mark's Finest Paper's Store to see what other great sets and supplies they have to offer.

And don't forget the rest of the design team, they have some beautiful projects to show you as always!  

I used the following supplies:

Card #1 -

Card Stock:  Neenah Desert Storm, Neenah Solar White

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers  Rain Clouds

Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Blue Iris

Embellishments:   Recollections Sequins, Sakura Gelly Roll white pen

Adhesive:  Foam squares, Scotch ATG, Ranger Glossy Accents

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart scoring board, tweezers.

Card #2 -

Card Stock:  Neenah Solar White, Echo Park Sweet Day 6x6 pad

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers Rain Clouds

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black.

Markers:  Bic Mark Its

Embellishments:  Twinery bakers twine, Ranger Glossy Accents

Adhesive:  Foam squares, Scotch Quick Dry

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart Scoring Board, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper


Ravengirl said...

These are so fun! The sequins are super fun and I love that particular design on kraft card stock. Your glossy accent on the boots is very fun too!

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Oh how cool. Love the gems for rain drops and I didnt even thing to use glossy accent. Nice touch. TFS AJ

kren said...

Bling for rain drops! Nifty!

Pam said...

Totally wonderful CAS creations. I love the sequins raindrops!

Katie Wenger said...

great this stamp set

wannabcre8tive said...

Cute cards and I like the sequins.

Jane said...

Very creative and cute cards!!! Love that you did CAS!

Lois said...

Two very creative cards. I especially like the "rain" falling from the cloud on the first one.

Janine said...

Such great cards - you get really pretty rain where you live!

mariko said...

The sequins are so fun! What a great idea! The white lines you added to frame the picture are a perfect touch Your card just made me smile as soon as I saw it. I really like your yellow boots with the glossy accents in the second card. That really is the texture of rubber boots isn't it?
Really fun cards! Thank you for the ideas!

Debbie Moran said...

Awesome card. I love the gems you used for rain drops.

Vicky Gould said...

That first card is a gem, the boots on the second.

MariLynn said...

Love the shiny boots. Your sequined raindrops with the white doodled outline look fantastic!!! Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Bradley said...

Oh my gosh, who wouldn't love to receive this very adorable card in the mail with all the pretty sequins - this would cheer up anyone - I love it! Your second card is adorable as well - big smiles for both of these wonderful cards!

Winnie and Patty said...

Cathy--what cute cards!!! Love them both, but must admit that I really like the first one with all the bling!!! TFS

stamping sue said...

Fabulous! boots! like the extra touch of glossy accents to the boots.
stamping sue

Sue D said...

How cute--love the sequins on the first one.

Pat Garvin said...

Great use of sequins.

Jo4Him said...

Super cute cards-love the sequins. Thanks for sharing