Friday, March 11, 2011

MFP Blog Hop - Day 4

Welcome to the MFP March Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!


Our New Sets are: Just Dandy, African Veldt, Grandma's Boudoir, and Fish You Were Here. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!

PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY!

All Blog Hop participants will have the chance to win a Month Long GUEST DESIGNER position on our Senior Design team! That’s right! ONE lucky winner will receive a Guest Designer package that will include April 2011’s Four New Release sets, a selection of Premium Papers, and beautiful embellishments. The winner will also receive a Guest Designer Watermark, Blog Button and have the choice to participate in the April 2011 Blog Hop!

What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. EACH DAY that participants comment on all the Design Team blogs, their name will be entered once in the random drawing. Each participant has the opportunity to have his/her name entered up to four times. (There are four days of the blog hop, so there are up to four entries per person.) The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, March 12, 2011.

Although I'm not officially a part of the blog hop today, thanks for stopping by and taking a look at what I did with today's set, Fish You Were Here.

When I first saw today's set, I swore that I would never use the "fish you a merry Christmas" sentiment. It seemed way too "punny" for me. BUT, I decided to be a good sport and use it.



After I stamped the fish and colored him with Copic markers, I cut him out using one of the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments dies, sponging in the shading before removing the die. Do you think that ornament hook looks like a fish hook?

About five or six years ago, I made a gel (water) card using the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. I thought this might be the time to make another one.



I made the porthole by cutting the silver cardstock with two circle nesties and adding some eyelets. I wouldn't try mailing this card -- for one thing, it's very heavy; and for another, I'd be afraid that the zip lock bag would break or leak!

19 comments:

Sharon Peele said...

Lois how cleaver!! I have never seen a gel card and yours is awesome!! And your Christmas fish is sooo cute!! Wonderful work!!

Velta said...

How clever...How Perfect! This is absolutely creativity to the max! I love what you have done with these images...of course, I have been browsing your blog and your work is more than amazing...Thank you for sharing :)

Vicky Gould said...

I love your fishy Christmas card, Lois. Wonderful idea!

Auntie Em said...

Your fishy Christmas card is too cute. Love the gel/water card. I haven't done one but I think yours might be one of the best I've seen yet.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I just love your cards, Lois! Fabulous! :)

Lynn McAuley said...

Looks like you have reached into your bag and pulled out two more winners, Lois!! What an awesome talent you are!! I love these fabulously fishy designs!!

PaperAddictJenn said...

I love both of the fishy cards! I really like the ornament shape you used on the Christmas card. I need to go check out that water/gel card tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

Lillian Child said...

SO creative !!!!

ButterflyEars said...

Lois, Ho!Ho!Ho! to this fun fishie Christmas card. I love the design, the papers and that cute fish.
I also love the way you created water on your second card.
Awesome work on these my friend.

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are awesome Lois! I love making Christmas cards all year too, and think it is so cool how you used the ornament nestie shape for the base. And I LOVE the looks of the second card that looks like a ship's window with the eyelet rivets - TERRIFIC! I hope everyone visits your blog on today's hop so they don't miss these treasures!

Designing with Debbie said...

great use of colors

MariLynn said...

Great minds do think alike. At least creative great minds do. I love how your gel-card turned out. I like the bling around your port hole.

imastampin said...

You are so clever! Cute, cute, cute.

Pat Garvin said...

I love your little fish bowl. so cute. Pat

Roxie said...

Super cute, I like the Santa fish.

redwasher1 said...

Lois, Wow!! This first card is amazing!! Love it as a Christmas card and your coloring is fabulous!! I adore your other card too!

Emily Keaton said...

What cool fish cards! The one with the porthole is so clever. :)

Dawn said...

excellent samples Lois!! clever, clever you!

Harriet Skelly said...

Lois all of your samples for the release are awesome - my favorites are the criss cross card and the tissue holder!!