Monday, February 10, 2014

MFP Blog Hop -Birds of the Orient

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

February Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Feb. 9
Foo Dogs

Featured Feb. 10
Birds of the Orient

 Featured Feb. 11

Featured Feb. 12

Featured Feb. 13

Featured Feb. 14
Lucky Duck

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 six winners will be announced on 
Feb. 15, 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 Feb. 14, 2014

Clean and Simple is not usually my style. I usually have so much on my cards that it would cost a fortune to mail them. This set though, just made think that CAS would be elegant. I did a bi-fold card with more of the card on the left side. I stamped the crane with black ink and colored it with my prisma colored pencils. How do you color a white crane?I actually used two different shades of gray. One has a slightly blue tint to it and that is what I colored on the top of the crane. The other gray was slightly darker and maybe a little hint of tan in in. That is what I used to color the bottom of the crane. I stamped the symbol and word on the right flap. I took a gold marker and went around the edges. I was only going to have a single gold line around the edges, but my pen slipped, so I ended up putting two lines at the bottom. I like how this card turned out. You need to check out what the rest of the design team did with this set.

Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.


  1. Pretty card. I love how clean and simple it looks.

  2. Your crane is in a perfect position on your gate-fold card..well done

  3. Lovely CAS design. These cranes are beautiful

  4. You should do more clean and simple cards, because this is a WAUW-card. Like the colouring you did.

  5. You made a super simple card which really shows off the clean, elegant and simple lines of Japanese art! Superb!

  6. Very pretty CAS card that you did
    Very pretty stamp set

  7. A beautiful card, Marilynn. I think the CAS look was perfect for the crane.

  8. Sometimes simple is best and this is one of those times.
    stamping sue

  9. Your card is very elegant! Love the gold trim.

  10. Love the simplicity of it! Great job.

  11. CAS is hard for me too, but when it works, it works, and yours is perfect! I like the two lines at the bottom too, it's totally looks like you did it on's to happy accidents!!

  12. Very elegant. CAS works for you!!!

  13. This is a lovely card. We all make slip ups and we all cover them up. I am guilty of that as well. Nice job. love the gold edges.

  14. A simple and elegant design that showcases the bird image perfectly!

  15. Love it MariLynn - well done on a simple, elegant card.

  16. Love this CAS and quite elegant card- LOVE this set!!!

  17. Pretty CAS card! Great coloring job on the crane!

  18. Clean and simple makes for stunning art and often found in Japanese art.