Tuesday, 11 February 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day #3 - Birdcages

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

February Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

Featured February 9 Foo Dogs 
Featured February 10 Birds of the Orient
Featured February 11  Birdcages
Featured February 12  Medallion
Featured February 13  Fairies
Featured February14  Lucky Duck

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 six winners will be announced on Feb. 15, 2014 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 10 PM EST on Friday Feb. 14, 2014

Hi Everyone!  You'll notice this month we are mixing up the structure of the blog hop again.  Instead of spreading the hop over two weeks you'll get six days in a row!  For the first three days one half of the design team (including me)  will be participating in the hop, and the other half of the team will have their projects displayed on the main blog.  For the last three days of the hop the reverse will happen.  That way you get the benefit of all of the crafty inspiration the design team provides, without having to hop and comment on so many blogs.  This just makes it easier for you to win one of this month's lovely sets!

Today's set is called "Birdcages".

I looooove this set!  Here is what I came up with:




More texture today and I also had alot of fun with vellum.  For the first card I kept everything soft and pretty with gold accents, and combined today's set with an older one called "Marsh Silhouettes"  For the second card I stamped and embossed the bird on vellum, then coloured the back of the vellum so the colour looks soft and blended.  A pop of yellow on black is always fun.  Both bird cages were gold embossed on vellum and trimmed out. 

I hope you liked my cards today!  There is lots more inspiration to be had with the rest of the design team and also on the main blog.  If you've been hopping along Sue is next on the list, if not you can start at the beginning:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous cards. You did a fabulous job with this set.

  2. What a great effect with the gold embossing on vellum I am going to have to try this technique myself! BEAUTIFUL cards!

  3. Two fabulous cards! like that you gold embossed them.
    stamping sue

  4. Two lovely creative cards with some interesting texture.

  5. Amazing cards. I love all the layers and texture. The embossing on the vellum is magic.

  6. Wow these cards are all very pretty
    Thank for showing

  7. One word: Pretty, pretty, pretty!

  8. Very Pretty cards Cathy!!! Love them both.

  9. Really pretty. I especially love the first one. Love how your cages look in gold.

  10. I love how you used the vellum. Beautiful work!

  11. Such a beautiful card...
    Well done

  12. Beautiful cards; love the texture.

  13. I love the dimension your birdcage seems to have.

  14. These are just lovely. I love that you went with gold and that embossing paste is awesome. Can't wait for mines to ship. LOVE IT!!!

  15. The gold embossed cage is fabulous! So eye catching!

  16. just when I think I find a card of your I really like, you go and make another one just as lovely or better *U* Both of these are gorgeous. Love the colors, details and techniques of each one.

  17. Beautiful with the gold cages.


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