Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers~ Week 2~ Day 2~ Blog Hop

January Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Jan. 14

Featured Jan 15
Umbrellas and Fans

 Featured Jan 16
Yikes a Mouse

Pleashop 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 three winners will be announced on Jan. 18,2014 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 Jan. 17, 2014

Today we are showcasing this beautiful set "Umbrellas and Fans"
This is my favorite set being released this month.  All the images are so pretty and the sentiments are perfect.

Here are my creations...

For my first card I stamped and embossed the umbrella onto velum and applied color  on the back with my copic marker.  I then cut it out.  Jewels are added to the bottom of the handle and the top. I loved this paper and I just wanted it to accent the umbrella so I cut the additional layer and added it to the top of the card. The bottom edge was punched with a Martha Stewart Punch.  The umbrella sentiment is stamped and two more jewels are added to the sides. 

My second card
I decided to do a vintage type theme with the fan image.  I stamped and cut the fan out and ran it through my crimper to give it a fan look. I layered papers from Graphic 45 and a die cut doily.  Under the doily is crimped distressed cardboard.  I topped it of with a sparkly brad and a black feather.

 I hope you are enjoying the hop this week.  Be sure to keep hopping.  Your next stop is Thrifty.

Here's the Design Team:
Cathy C  

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.
Thanks for stopping by,

Hugs, Jane


  1. Very pretty cards. I especially like the first one with the colorful butterflies.

  2. Jane--these are just lovely!!! I really can't choose a favorite here! TFS

  3. Don't know what to say ,,can't prefer one over the other they are both exquisite .........Lis

  4. Wow they are all beautiful
    But do like the one with the butterfly
    But they are all beautiful and like there color that you use
    Thank for showing

  5. Beautiful cards. I love the embossing on the vellum it almost give that rice paper look. Great colour too. Giving texture to the fan was a great idea too.

  6. Pretty. Like blue colors & Butterflies and the use of the Doily.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  7. Such lovely projects. I love those butterflies hovering under the umbrella! Love the use of the doily as well! TFS!

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  8. Both projects are absolutely lovely!

  9. Jane all the detail you put into these two cards is amazing. thanks for sharing
    stamping sue

  10. Jane, I love both of your cards. The layouts are awesome.

  11. Very pretty. Sort of Vintage oriental. Lovely.

  12. Love both of your cards. I especially like how the crimped fan looks.

  13. Beautiful beautiful work Jane! I really want to try that vellum/embossing technique. I wouldn't have thought of coloring on the back of the paper! And I love the way you crimped the fan! It's so realistic!

  14. Both cards turned out the colors that you used...well done

  15. Beautiful with that extra mile crimping.
    Carole Robb Bisson

  16. Wow are these beautiful! I love all the gorgeous layered embellishments that really add to your design.

  17. The vintage look of your papers and that doily really work well with the fan and umbrella images!

  18. Beautiful Asian and vintage inspired cards!

  19. Can we say WOW! These are exquisitely done. Love both of them.

  20. Oh WOW oh WOW - super lovely Jane!


Thanks for all the sweet comments. I really appreciate them.