Thursday, July 11, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day 3 and CCEE1328 - Be Virtuous


July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured July 9th - Lotus Blossoms
Featured July 10th - Shello 
Featured July 11th - Be Virtuous 
Featured July 12th - Presents

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 July 13, 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, July 12, 2013.




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

"Dino News"


 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Dragonflies"
                                                      



My first card today is serving two purposes -- the MFP Blog Hop featuring the set Be Virtuous and the CCEE Stampers Challenge.    Sabrina, our CCEE Stampers hostess for today, asked us to use at least four different stamps to create a collage.  I created my collage using several sets from Mark's Finest Papers, three of which are from this month's release (Be Virtuous, Lotus Blossoms, Dragonflies) and one from May (Marsh Silhouettes).   After I created my collage, I cut it into four strips to fit into my Oriental screen.  You can find the tutorial for this screen one post down.


I found the layout for my second card on Page Maps and the bamboo background paper on the internet when I googled "bamboo."  There was no watermark on the image, so I printed it out and cut it down to size.  I attached the two Oriental coins to the ribbon by running the ribbon through the hole at the top, putting a little Scor-tape on the end of the ribbon and folding it over.  I then attached the coins to the card with a glue dot to keep them from flying around.


I'm sure you're going to like what the rest of the team has for you today.  Check out their blogs and comment to win a free stamp set.

Here's the Design Team:

21 comments:

loulou said...

I'm going to leave just a little more love for your screen just because it is so gorgeous. But I also like your latest creation. Asian design always look great in the black and white plus one colour combination and I really like your green background picture on this card.

Kate said...

That screen is GORGEOUS!! So outside the expected. Simply stunning.

Tamara D said...

My goodness! Your work never ceases to amaze me. The screen is fabulous!

Jane said...

Your screen card is so BEAUTIFUL!!! Your second card is lovely to. Thanks for sharing the tutorial also.

wannabcre8tive said...

I am loving this screen card and thank you for the tutorial. Your card is gorgeous, too. I like the ribbon with the Asian charms.

Ravengirl said...

I just adore the oriental screen you made! Fabulous work Lois!

Nancy Walker said...

Love what you did with the Oriental screen! Nice job.

Pam said...

Fantastic creations! Love that screen. You have a flair for the Asian creations.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous cards and design Lois.

greetings karin

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
I love,love your screen. I have copied your instructions and will be trying this out. Your screen is so very pretty. Your second card is lovely and the charms are perfect.

Sabrina said...

It's probably not fair to pick a favourite, but I have to say that when I was checking the blog post last night, your screen just jumped out at me, Lois. I love Asian-themed cards, and this one is really outstanding.

Vicky Gould said...

Love your screen card, Lois..so pretty...great tutorial too!

Michelle N. said...

What a cool screen! Very, very creative! I also like that you printed your own bamboo background-why buy if you can do it yourself? Wonderful projects!

Mary Ann said...

AWESOME PROJECTS!!!

Beth F. said...

Great job on your cards!

Pat Garvin said...

Just Gorgeous and I am so excited to have the tutorial!! Thanks

Jo4Him said...

Super projects-love the screen. Thanks for sharing

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Wow such lovely cards!! I love them both but that first one is perfect. TFS AJ-

Cindy Groh said...

Love that screen and your card is lovely too.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Wonderful screen using these Asian stamps, Lois.

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous work as always, Lois...particularly like that Asian screen you created...very original and unique and beautiful form for your collage