Thursday, 11 July 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day #3 - Be Virtuous

Mark's Finest Papers July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:
 Featured July 9th - Lotus Blossoms
Featured July 10th - Shello 
Featured July 11th  - Be Virtuous 
Featured July 12th - Presents

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 July 13, 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 July 12, 2013.




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




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



Today's set is another asian themed set called "Be Virtuous":


I wanted to do some cards that were very simple, and as usual I came up with two:







As you can tell  I love the black and red combination.  I decided to make these note cards so the insides are left blank.  The good thing about this is that later on I can always stamp a sentiment if I feel the need too.

This set was lovely to work with, but of course this isn't the only set Mark's Finest Papers offers.  You can find this month's sets along with many other beautiful sets at the Mark's Finest Papers Store.  In the meantime, why not have a look and see what the other design team members have to offer?  The lovely Toni is next on the hop, but if you haven't visited the other designers I really encourage you to visit everyone.  There is lots of inspiration to be had!  See you tomorrow for day #2!  :)

23 comments:

SHartl said...

Two very different looks using the same stamp set and colors. Wow!

Winnie and Patty said...

Cathy--these cards are beautiful! Love them both, but IF I had to choose a favorite it would be the red on red one! Both are gorgeous! TFS

stamping sue said...

My favorite is your first card with the simple stamping (as you call it) but as a stamping nothing is really simple in stamping and that you backed it with a kraft card. your second card stamping with black on red is dramatic!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Janine said...

Great way of showing how versatile the set is - lovely cards.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Very nice! The second one especially-reminds me of a menu at a Chinese restaurant! Cool!

Tamara D said...

Nice work!

Cindy Groh said...

Beautiful cards.

Jane said...

Beautiful cards Cathy!

Ravengirl said...

Lovely cards! I think this set will make darling notecards also!

wannabcre8tive said...

Gorgeous cards, Cathy. I like the colors of the first one.
The second one really pops with the black embossing on the red. It is my fav.

Lois said...

I too like the black and red. I think that, if I had to make a choice, my favorite would be the first one.

Pam said...

So stunning...love your colors and the twine on the first.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wonderful cards Cathy.

greetings karin

Kathy Bradley said...

Cathy,
Wow, two very pretty cards! But my fav is the red/red - gorgeous!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Michelle N. said...

Both cards are fantastic-I like leaving a lot of my cards blank for the same reason as you do! LOL!

Beth F. said...

Great cards! The simple color palate is perfect

Pat Garvin said...

The red is very striking.

Jo4Him said...

Two great cards-each with a different look. especially like the 1st one. Thanks for sharing

Kate said...

Two totally different looks! Wonderful cards. Love the brown.

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Wow your red card is amazing. I love the tone on tone. Just to cute. TFS AJ-

Angie said...

Very pretty! Your CAS cards are always stunning!!!

loulou said...

wonderful cards. Red, black and white always work so well for Asian style cards.