Thursday, 13 June 2013

MFP June Blog Hop Day #3 - Be Proud

Mark's Finest Papers June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured June 11th
Need a Vacation

Featured June 12th
Fire Fighter
Featured June 13th 
Be Proud
Featured June 14th

Classic Dad

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 June 15,2013 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 June 14,2013.

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"You Are an Angel"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

Today's set is called "Be Proud" and its perfect for the upcoming July 4th holiday in the US:

For my first card I thought I would keep it CAS on a white background so that the blue and red would pop:

I used the fine tip on my water based markers to colour in the image, and I think the navy baker's twine and red gems are the perfect embellishments on this card.

For my second card, I thought I would attempt something that wasn't obvious.  Since I'm not American, and I know there are other international MFP fans out there, I thought it would be fun to create a card that anyone would enjoy receiving:

I think this card would be great for a graduation, or to remind a loved one of something they should be proud of!  To make this card I simply stamped and embossed the image, and after colouring I trimmed it out, leaving out the banner the eagle is holding in its talons.  Alternatively, you could ink the image and try wiping the ink of the unwanted area, or you could try masking your image with a post it, but since I wanted to trim out the eagle anyway this was the easiest thing for me to do.  The sentiment from inside the card comes from an April set called "Be a Showoff".

If you are enjoying these sets we are showing this week visit the Mark's Finest Papers store to get some for yourself.  In addition to these stamps they have lots of great sets along with tons of card making and crafting supplies.  And don't forget to come back tomorrow to see the next set we are showcasing.

But, the fun is not over! Now that you've had a look at my contribution, you should hop over to the rest of the DT and see what they've come up with.  The MFP Senior DT is a very creative bunch and you won't be disappointed!  See you tomorrow!  :)


Janine said...

Cathy - I wish I had thought of that with the eagle. I did do a version of the teddy earlier in the week without the red, white and blue and she looked quite cute. 2 lovely cards again.

Lois said...

Two very nice cards. I like how you did the twine on your first card, and the bling on the second one is a nice touch.

Pat Garvin said...

Love the white card.

Jane said...

Two more wonderful cards Cathy! Love the twine and ribbon...

Pam said...

Simply terrific! Love the clean work and great twine treatments!

Stampsnob said...

The twine is super , both cards are very well done.....Lis

Kathy Bradley said...

Wonderful cards and the eagle looks wonderful on your second card!

MariLynn said...

Your first card is so elegant. I knew you would make an elegant card! :) I like how your eagle looks too!

Sue D said...

I like all the white and the twine and gems on the first and great showing another use for the eagle.

Winnie and Patty said...

Two wonderful cards Cathy! Love them both!

Ravengirl said...

Lovely cards! The sprinkle of bling on both of them really sets them off!

Michelle N. said...

The first one I just adore with the accents of the blue and red-love the simplicity! The 2nd one is so awesome with the great eagle on it!

Vickie Y said...

both cards are beautiful. Love the way you used the twine on the first card.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Cathy- these are really super designs!! Love them!

stamping sue said...

Your first card is simply wonderful. Now your eagle card is fabulous. I could use this idea for a card for my niece.
stamping sue

Angie said...

I was interrupted yesterday so I don't think I was able to leave a comment. These are gorgeous!!! You always leave a huge impression on me! Love that gorgeous CAS in white! Your Eagle is beautiful on the second and I love the random placing of the gems! Gorgeous!