Thursday, 21 March 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day #3 - Glad Glads

March Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured March 19 - Garden Bunny
Featured March 20 - Spring Things
 Featured March 21 - Glad Glads
 Featured March 22 - Seed Packets

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 March 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 March 22,2013.

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

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is
"Corn Ears"

Well after the snow storm that we had here yesterday it definitely does not look like spring, so this stamp set, called Glad Glads,  is a good reminder of what spring might look like eventually, lol.  :)

Pretty, eh?  Of course my favourite image is the larger flower and I decided to water colour it.

I heat embossed the image before colouring and I find it gives it a nice detail.  Keeping all of the papers monotone helps make the image pop.

For my second card I decided to use my other favourite technique, cracked glass.

 For this card I used a lot of white pen to highlight and embellish.  Under the cracked glass embossing I find the white gel pen gives depth to the image.

I hope you enjoyed viewing my cards as much as I enjoyed making them.  The rest of the DT had a great time with the stamps this month so don't forget to continue hopping and see what wonderful things they've done.  And you should also visit the Mark's Finest Papers store.  There you will find a lot more beautiful stamp sets and some wonderful crafty products!  :)

Supplies used for today's cards:

Card #1 -

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers Glad Glads

Card Stock:  Neenah, Fancy Pants

Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black

Embossing Powder:  Ranger Clear

Markers:  Stampin' Up!

Embellishments:  May Arts seam binding, Recollections gemstones

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder scissors, water brush, heat tool.

Card #2 -

Stamps:  Marks Finest Papers Glad Glads

Card Stock:  Neenah

Ink:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan, Versamark Watermark Ink

Embossing Powder:  Ranger Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel

Embellishments:  Sakura Gelly Roll white, May Arts twine, Recollections gemstones

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug embossing folder Baby's Breath, heat tool.


AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

WOW is all I can think of for such beautiful cards. You did a great job show casing this stamp set. AJ-

wannabcre8tive said...

These cards are real beauties. I love the first one with the black embossed flowers. I like the cracked glass technique on the second one.

Janine said...

Gorgeous cards - you are having one great hop.

Pat Garvin said...

That water colored card is gorgeous

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I really like the first card- the water coloring is fabulous!

kren said...

I have been following you unofficially but I am now official. Your card is so dramatic and I love it! I really like b/w/pink.


Pam said...

Stunning cards, Cathy. One of my fave techniques is cracked glass, too. I love the richness of the first, too.

Lois said...

That first card is definitely a stunner! The embossing makes the glads pop against the more subtle background.

Angie said...

Cathy, your water coloring is gorgeous!!! Beautiful design of the card and I love the black bow! Love the "peace" image in brown on your second card, I haven't played with that stamp yet but I will definitely try it in brown!

I did heat emboss in white on the first one. Give it a try and let me know what you think. I tried one in black once and the alcohol seemed to eat away the ink but I forgot about that when I tried it in white. It changed the heat embossing slightly but overall I think it gave a very cool affect. Make sure you give me a shout out when you try it, I want to see!!!! :)

mariko said...

Two totally different cards! Love the water coloring that you did on the first one and the background that you placed it against makes the whole card just stunning! I like the second one because I think it would be a great masculine B-day card!

Vicky Gould said...

Two very different techniques producing two very gorgeous cards!

terrie said...

Very nice cards...the first one I like the color very much..
well done

Winnie and Patty said...

Cathy--both of these cards are so pretty! I especially love the top one with the black & white BG paper! Just beautiful! TFS

Sue D said...

Very pretty watercoloring and papers on the first and I like the cracked glass and embossing on the second.

marg0006 said...

The flowers look lovely.

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Kathy Bradley said...

2 very, very pretty cards! I have to say my favorite is the first card with the black/white base - wow - elegant!

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful cards. Your water coloring is fantastic. The cracked glass technique is perfect for that little image.