Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Rain Clouds - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 3

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 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 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 11PM 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"

I have to say I absolutely LOVE today's featured set and had so much fun making samples for you. 
First up is a card I made using the cute little frog image with the rain clouds paired with some SEI Black Orchid designer paper from my stash.  After stamping the main image in memento tuxedo black onto MFP white card stock and coloring with prismacolor markers, I then layered the image onto some teal and turquoise card stocks before adding some faux brads then adding to my card.  Then I stamped some additional frog and cloud images onto white scrap paper, colored and cut out to pop up later using dimensionals.  Before adding my embellishments, I lightly stippled Tim Holtz stormy sky and forest moss distress inks as a last minute thought.  Once the stippling was finished, I added my popped up images, ice stickles, primas, metal rain stickers, and some polka dotted ribbon from my stash.  The final touch was a pair of googlie eyes onto the frog for a bit of whimsy and then my saying stamped in the lower right hand corner.

My second card uses the umbrella image stamped onto MFP white card stock and colored with prismacolor markers before layering onto Stampin Up! scraps before adhering at an angle to a card with Die Cuts With A View Pocket Full Of Posies designer paper.  Before adding my faux brads, I lightly stippled some Tim Holtz tumbled glass around the edges before stamping my saying.  The only embellishments I added were some punched butterflies and flowers with bling centers.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs to leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.
Stamps: MFP Rain Clouds
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, Forest Moss
Card Stock: MFP White, SEI Black Orchid Designer Paper, DCWV Pocket Full Of Posies Designer Paper, Stampin Up! Razzleberry, Teal, Turquoise
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Bling, MS Butterfly Punch, Marvy Flower Punch, Glue Dots, Primas, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Metal Rain Stickers, Small Hole Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen


  1. How cute Bonnie! I absolutely love your Rainy Day frog card!

  2. Beautiful cards. I like the colors used in your last card. TFS AJ

  3. Perfect papers and color. Excellent!

  4. Two really super cute cards. I especially love the one in blue.

  5. Two really cute and fun cards!!!

  6. Nice cards - love the vibrant colours on the 2nd one.

  7. The layout and design of your first card is wonderful! I really like how you framed your image, and how the cloud pops out of the card! The frog is adorable with his google eyes, and I really like the accents that you used on the cloud, raindrops and umbrella...The colors that you used on your second card are so vibrant and cheerful! Reminds me of a summer day! And that umbrella looks more like a beach umbrella to me! Great cards!

  8. Bonnie,
    I love both of your cards - they are awesome. I think my fav will have to be the one with all the bright and happy shades of red!

  9. Your second card is fantastic with the bright cheery colors. I like the whimsical look of your first one. Love the wiggly eyes. Praying that you are having a good day, headache free.

  10. Bonnie--both of these cards are adorable!!! Can't choose a favorite here. TFS

  11. Bonnie! you hit it out of the park again with all your detail right down to the googly eyed frog!
    stamping sue

  12. I love the colours you've used on each of these! :)

  13. Super cute cards, especially the 1st one. Thanks for sharing

  14. Love both of these images... and the sentiments, too! Two DARLING cards!!