Sunday, 9 February 2014

MFP February Blog Hop Day #1 - Foo Dogs

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 "Foo Dogs"


Here is what I came up with:


 





 



With the majority of the cards I've made this month I started with a fun textured background.  After watching all of the CHA videos a few weeks ago I noticed a lot of vendors are offering things like embossing paste and moulding paste. Many of the demonstration videos showed spreading the embossing paste over masks and stencils.  I already have a few of those to use with mists, and I thought it would be fun to try one of these pastes.  I couldn't find any of the brands from the videos at my local craft store as it was too early for them to be in stores, but I did find some Martha Stewart Texture Paste.  I had a ton of fun playing with it!

I love today's stamp set, these lions are so regal!  I couldn't resist using the filled in image with gold embossing, and I decided to also use the set called "Lots of Words" for the inside sentiment.  I kept the line drawing image simple with white embossing on kraft and a gemstone eye.

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.

15 comments:

Vickie Y said...

Love the texture you added to your cards. Both cards are gorgeous!

wannabcre8tive said...

Fabulous cards, I especially love the one with the black and red.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

These are beautiful. I love your style of crafting. AMAZING JOB!!

stamping sue said...

I do like your cards but believe it or not my favorite is the kraft card with white embossing. wondderful!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

I don't know which card I like best *U* they both a very creative approach and look.

MariLynn said...

Love how the textured paste looks. I really like how the guardian lion looks in the gold.

Pat said...

That black red and white card is GORGEOUS!!!

Pat said...

That black red and white card is GORGEOUS!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the gold embossing on the B/W BG with Texture paste- fab! Also love the monochrome Kraft card. Awesome!

terrie said...

Great texture card and the bold color is perfect for the first card...
Well done on both cards

loulou said...

Stunning cards, especially the gorgeous red, black and gold. Love the great texture on the backgrounds.

Georgei said...

Wow beautiful card here

Renee Collier said...

You've outdone yourself!

Amy E said...

What fun Cathy! I've been wanting to try out the texture pastes too, but I haven't yet. I've been cutting out some reusuable masks with my Silhouette though, so now I just need to drag myself tot he store for the paste!

Love the embossing too!!! And the Kraft works awesome with the image! Great job!!!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Your cards are fantastic! TFS!