Tuesday, November 12, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day 1 - Tigers



Nov. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Nov. 12 - Tigers
Featured Nov. 13 - Duck Hunting
 Featured Nov. 14 - Out on the Town
Featured Nov. 15 - Chill in the Air

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 Nov. 16, 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 10 PM EST 
on Friday Nov. 15, 2013.







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

Calendar



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

Mini New Year
                                                 


If you've visited my blog before, you know that I like fun fold cards.  The first one I have for you today is a side-step card.  I used images from several other MFP Oriental sets on this card.  I masked off a small section before I stamped the background so that I could put the "Hold On, Tiger" sentiment there.  I added an Oriental coin for some interest.


The next card I have for you is also on the Mark's Finest Papers blog today.  I wanted to be able to show you both tiger images from this set.  I was in Joann the other day and saw this great Darice embossing folder and knew it would work well as a background for this tiger.


Be sure to check out the rest of the design team members' blogs for more inspiration.  And don't forget to comment when you visit.  You might just win a free stamp set from this month.

Here's the Design Team:
Lois (that's me)


Card #1 
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Tigers, Works of Art, Koi Fish, Wealthy Fish
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Bundled Sage
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Desert Sand, Snow Storm Smooth, Spring Leaf
Accessories:  Copic markers, Fiskars Grass border punch, Oriental coin, Ribbon

Card #2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Tigers
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Snow Storm Heavy, Licorice Whips
Accessories:  Copic markers, Darice Bambo embossing folder, Pop dots


29 comments:

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow these are pretty. I love the embellishment on your step card. I like the embossing folder on the last. You know I think I may have this one. Great job on both of your cards. Both are beautiful.

Ravengirl said...

Fabulous work Lois! Your coloring looks amazing!

Cathy Clouston said...

Your card is perfect with the bamboo! So pretty ! :)

Janine said...

Great cards. Love the background on the 2nd one

Carla said...

Oooh my goodness....what wonderfull Oriental style cards you have made. LUV the side step card very very much.

loulou said...

Wow. I absolutely love both of your cards. Such fantastic designs and colouring.

wannabcre8tive said...

Very pretty cards, Lois. You have colored this tiger wonderfully. I love the step card and the embossing folder on the second card is so perfect to showcase the tiger.

stamping sue said...

two grrrrrrrrrrrrrreat (as Tony the tiger would say.) cards. I like that embossing folder...I'm a nut for embossing folders and ink pads..have way too many. lol!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Georgei said...

These two cards are very pretty like the color
Thank

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Just amazing how you have produced these adorable and beautiful cards. Blessings
Carole

Pam said...

Lois, absolutely stunning. Your tigers are colored so realistically.

Jane said...

I love how you colored your tigers and the step card is so lovely!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Both are fabulous, but that step card is amazing!

Angie said...

Gorgeous projects!!!! Love the charm on the side step card! Love the gorgeous coloring on the last card!!!!

MariLynn said...

Great job on both of your cards. I really like how you have colored your tigers.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like both Tiger cards. Especially like the scene in the 1st card. Like Wild Cats.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Anne said...

Superb! I love both of these and the bright colours go so well with this image!

Kathy Bradley said...

Oh my gosh, Lois, your cards are gorgeous - and your tiger is wonderful! You should do a tutorial on coloring this tiger - I for one need the help!! Wow!

Jean Bullock said...

Fabulous! I love the side step card with the coin and the embossing was a perfect way to show of the the tiger in the second. Love it. I followed you via GFC and hoped to follow you by e-mail but I did not see the link. Is there one? Or am I not looking carefully enough?

Renee Collier said...

Wow. Wow. Wow. Love that tiger step card. I so have to scrap-lift this one! LOL.

Sue D said...

Terrific tiger cards. I like how you decorated the side step card and the embossing folder on the second one.

Michelle N. said...

great cards-love that embossing folder, and those tigers look amazing!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--what beautiful tiger cards! Beautifully colored! TFS

Pat G said...

Love both of your cards. I actually printed the one off and colored my tiger to look like yours. Thanks for the inspiration.

Stampsnob said...

Love both cards That tiger looks like he belongs on that side step....Lis

Gail said...

Like that step card very much

Jo4Him said...

Gorgeous cards; love all the details, especially the step card. Thanks for sharing

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Both cards are fantastic. I find step cards harder to do than other folds, but you have done a tiggerific job. The second is wonderful as well - love the bamboo background and CAS approach.

KC said...

step cards are so much fun! I love it, and the bamboo embossing is perfect with the second!