Monday, 10 February 2014

MFP February Blog Hop Day #2 - Birds of the Orient

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 "Birds of the Orient":


Here is what I came up with:










More textured backgrounds today.  For the first card I decided to keep everything light feeling with white on white and just a touch of grey.  For the second card I wanted to add a pop of colour.  I started withe the patterned paper and found some ribbon to match.  I also added some pearls from a Viva Decor Pearl Pen.  I must have bumped the card before they were dry because one of the pearls flattened, but it was still a circle and I thought it kind of tied into the background so I left it.  :)

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.

22 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the texture you achieved- love this set- and the pop of green ribbon is wonderful!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Such beautiful cards. I'm so excited you inspired me to order some embossing paste. LOVE your cards Cathy!!!

Janine said...

Lovely cards - lots of interest.

terrie said...

I like both of your cards but the one with texture is just awesome...well done

loulou said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards. I love the limited colour palette - very elegant and that fantastic stencil you used on the first card

Carla said...

Oohhh...my gosh....both your cards are just breathtaking lovely.

Anne said...

Wow the textures and details are incredible! Thanks for all the close-ups! beautiful cards!

Georgei said...

Wow your cards are very beautiful there a lot of work there

Jane said...

Love all the textures!!!

wannabcre8tive said...

Beautiful cards, I love the texture.

stamping sue said...

So pretty! did you emboss or use embossing paste?
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Vickie Y said...

Your cards are beautiful; love all the texture you used with this stamp set.

Pat said...

Great textures. Nice look.

Pat said...

Great textures. Nice look.

Renee Collier said...

Very nicely done. The texture is such a great focal part!

Amy E said...

Beautiful! I love both of these cards!! And I think you've convinced me that I NEED that texture paste! Haha!

Lois said...

Love that textured background on your cards. I have some paste like that (had to buy it, hardly ever use it) and your may have convinced me to use it more.

MariLynn said...

Love the texture. I am thinking I need some of that paste now!!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

WOW! I am loving these cards. That texture is so cool looking. Love the pop of green on the longevity.

Karenladd said...

All the extra details and texture make for really striking card designs! WOW!

Sue D said...

I like your textured backgrounds.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Loving the textured backgrounds on your cards!