Friday, August 7, 2020

Mountain Sky



It's my first time hosting a challenge over at StampNation! StampNation is an online resource where "paper crafters share the love of stamping and card making! You can hone your skills with quality Master Classes and tutorials, learn alongside fellow stampers of all abilities and ask questions, share your struggles and grow you paper crafting skills with members who get it, who get you!"

My card today was created by first by applying Sangria, Be Mine and Sauna inks to Ultra Smooth White Cardstock using the direct ink to paper technique-I just swiped the ink pad right across the paper and let the ink do the blending for a beautiful, vibrant mountain sky. Then I used Spruce ink to stamp the mountains and trees from the Mountain of Thanks Stamp Set, die cut with the Mountain of Thanks Dies. These were adhered to the card right under the mountain sky. I finished with a stamped sentiment in Sangria from Mountain of Thanks-the font on this stamp set is just perfect. Finally, I adhered some clouds from the Mountain of Thanks Dies to the sky.

This card came together really quickly-I hope it inspires you and I hope you get a chance to play along if you are a StampNation member! If not, please consider joining the StampNation community!

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Catherine Pooler Designs Ultra Smooth White Cardstock
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Catherine Pooler Designs Sauna Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Sangria Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Spruce Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Be Mine Ink
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Mini MISTI
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Catherine Pooler Designs Mountain of Thanks Stamp Set
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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Happy Birthday with 17 Inks!


I love the MISTI! (Catherine Pooler Designs has the new MISTI!) It lets me use as many Catherine Pooler Designs Inks one one card as I want!

For this card, I am featuring one of my favorite techniques, multi-step stamping of the same stamp, in different ink colors. I used the Happy Birthday Many Ways Stamp Set and the following inks (linked below)


The Ultra Smooth White Cardstock makes this technique super easy as well, because the inks take easily to this paper. I created a video for this card, if I get brave enough, I'll share it!
Edit: Ok, here's my video!



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Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Tiara Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Limoncello Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Bellini Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Sauna Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Rouge Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Lemongrass Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Samba Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Rockin' Red Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Tuiti Fruiti Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Tiki Torch Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Garden Party Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Melon Ice Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Mandarin Spice Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Peppermint Scrub Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Orange Peel Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Shea Butter Ink
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Mini MISTI
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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Mission Control


I've had these cute astronauts for a quite a while now, they haven't gotten much love from me...what a better time to pull them out for a few of the MFT Card Challenges? I enjoy playing along in these challenges because they get me out of my comfort zone! How about you?
 Congratulations to MFT for their 500th Sketch Challenge


I created a galaxy planet for a base of my astronaut from the Space Explorer Stamp Set. Then I stamped, die cut and colored the cute astronaut, adding in some shiny gold details. The colors are based off of the MFT Color Challenge 146.



I embossed a frame from a retired MFT die set, then I finished the card with stamped sentiment banners, also from Space Explorer. Creating the galaxy planet was fun, coloring the astronaut was fun, and isn't having fun what card making is all about?!



Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Flowers on Wood



I thought I would try something different with this card, by building my own "background".
I was inspired by the vintage colors from the July 2020 Altenew Inspiration Challenge.


I started with a kraft card base, stamping some of my favorite floral images from Beautiful Day and Remember This stamp sets from Altenew. The flowers and leaves were stamped with shades of blush and sage, and then colored with Prismacolor Colored Pencils. I then added a "background" of wood or a tree trunk with copic markers and colored pencils. I finished the card with a die cut sentiment from Majestic Blooms.



Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Whale of a Time


One of the best summer vacations I can remember is traveling out of state with my boys, my sister and her son and visiting my parents, sister and her boys in North Carolina. We spent a few days at the ocean just enjoying life with no agenda at the time. It was wonderful!


I was reminded of this best summer vacation when I saw the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Summertime Fun. I used Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Sea, Happy Everything, and Year Six. I created a shaker wreath from copic colored images from the above set, then applied it to a sea-worthy card base covered in Distress Oxide and Distress Inks in shades of blue. The shaker was filled with iridescent sequins and beads.



Monday, July 27, 2020

Bright Clouds and a Dragon



These sweet, little MFT Magical Dragons get me every time! I was drawn to the colors in the July Butterfly Reflections Ink Mood Board Challenge (hosted by Davina) and I based my card off of the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #499


I created some bright clouds using distress inks and the MFT Clouds Stencil, then colored and die cut the sweet dragon from Magical Dragons, as well as clouds from Magical Unicorns and the balloon from Adorable Elephants. I finished with a sentiment from More Essential Sentiments Stamp Set.


I'm so happy that I overcame my fear of creating with bright colors and using a colored card base, because I love this sweet card!



Sunday, July 26, 2020

Bringing The Cheer Challenge: Week Four


Thank you to everyone that joined in on the Bringing the Cheer Challenge Weeks One through Three! There's one week left of our little challenge. If you missed the first three weeks, you still have time to play!
Kelly, Amy and I are teaming together every Sunday in July to bring some holiday cheer! For Week Four, we are inviting you to create a holiday project based on the color combination in our graphic. 


To enter, upload your photo on your Instagram page and use the hashtag #bringingthecheer2020 so we can find it! We will randomly draw two participants to win $15 each to their favorite online crafty store on August 2, 2020. (Although not required, we would really appreciate it if you follow our Instagram accounts for more inspiration at @kelbertram @amypeach1978 and @kmskerve)

For my holiday card today, I did some no line coloring on an image from Lil' Inker Designs Tis' The Season Stamp Set. Oh, how I miss that company! I stamped in no-line ink, laid a base of color with Copic Markers, then added detail and shading with Prismacolor Colored pencils.


I stamped the sentiment in Over Coffee Ink and then mounted the colored panel onto some shimmery copper cardstock. The card base panel was embossed with the Flourish and Whimsy Stencil from Catherine Pooler Designs, and then the panel adhered over the card.

It was fun to pull out some of my favorite sets that I haven't used in a while, just to play and have some fun! I hope that you have a chance to play along with us, and please stop by our instagram's pages!

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Catherine Pooler Designs Over Coffee Ink
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Mini MISTI
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