Wednesday, February 20, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day 2 - Hum Along



 
February Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

Lots of Luck Featured February 19
Hum Along Featured February 20
Rain Clouds Featured February 21
All Postal Featured February 22

Please hop along with us! You have a chance 
 to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the blogs listed below (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 February 23, 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 11 PM EST on Friday, February 22, 2013.





 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Love Script"

The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Big Cupcake"

My first card today is called a Cascading card, and I learned how to make it while doing a Technique Lovers' Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  I used several of the single hibiscus blooms, one of the multiple blooms, and two single hummingbirds -- one of which has the sentiment included.


Here you can see the side, showing the different layers -- and also you can see the spring on which the hummingbird is mounted so that he can "wobble."  I used Patty's tutorial for this.


My second card is a clean and simple one.  I did stamp the hummingbird twice, cutting it out and popping it up.


Be sure to check out what the rest of the team did with this versatile set.   And remember, the more you comment, the more chances you have to win a free stamp set.   PattyLois (that's_me), Vicky, Jane
 Debbie,  Pam,  Pat,  Thrifty_Stamper,  MariLynn,  Karen,  Bonnie,  Kathy,  Angela,  Cathy,  

27 comments:

wannabcre8tive said...

Lois, your cards are gorgeous. I love the wonderful colors in the cascading card, it really stands out. I also like the cas one, it is very striking.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Love that first card, Lois. It looks like it does not open up, is that correct?

SHartl said...

WoW! This is such a spectacular card! it's more like a table decoration than a simple card...gorgeous!

mariko said...

What a fabulously gorgeous card! It is a lush bouquet of beautiful hibiscus! I'd know someone really cared about me, if I received this card from them! You second one is lovely for its simplicity!
Two awesome cards!!! Thank you for sharing!

Pam said...

Holy smokes, my friend...BEAUTIFUL.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Oooh- love both, but that first one is a winner!!!

Sue D said...

Very pretty CAS card and fabulous cascading card--a friend is going to teach our stamping group how to make these next month--love the wobbling hummingbird.

kurtskd said...

Love cascade cards. It really makes a statement with those images!

Janine said...

I love both your cards - all the details of the cascade card and the use of so much white on your second card - beautiful work as usual.

Kate said...

Two wonderful projects! The first is my fave, tho. It's beautiful!

Debbie Moran said...

Absolutely stunning cards. All I can say is gorgeous

MariLynn said...

Gorgeous cards. I especially like your first one. The coloring on your hummingbird is spectacular.

Sherry said...

both cards are beautiful, but I really like the cascading one the best!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Your cascading card is absolutely gorgeous - and I can see all the work you put into it - but wow - it's awesome! Your second CAS is lovely and elegant as well!

Vicky Gould said...

That cascading card is awesome, Lois...so is your CAS card...love this set!

Pat Garvin said...

The perfect images for this type of card. Beautiful!

naneruth said...

You did such a wonderful job with the first card! These are great.

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow Lois--you hit it out of the park with these two gorgeous cards!!! I really love the cascading one with all the beautiful hibiscus! But the CAS one is very pretty also. Great cards! TFS

Jane said...

Two very beautiful and well done cards Lois!!! Your coloring is perfect.

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Wow I love both cards. I really love your your first card with all the fun images. Like the clean and simple look of your last card. TFS AJ-

Katie Wenger said...

very nice cards...love the 2nd one...but then again the 1st one is really neat...well done...

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful cards Lois! I love the Cascading card. It must have taken hours to make with all those colored images.

Tammylee said...

Wow, the first card is so pretty and then the second just jumps out and looks real!

SusieQ said...

Love your simple card with the beautiful coloring. Your different layered card is fantastic. Love the concept and the colors are wonderful.

Thank you for sharing

marg0006 said...

Great colors w the sentiment.

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Cathy Clouston said...

Oooooh! Look at the lovely garden you have!! :)

Jo4Him said...

WOW-great cards, especially the 1st one-stunning. Will have to try that technique. Thanks for sharing