Friday, December 4, 2020

Waiting For You To Come Home

 

Someone very special to me worked really hard to get where she is at, and to celebrate her latest accomplishment she rewarded her family with a new dog, a golden retriever! I had to celebrate both occasions so I created this interactive card for her.

My card started with a card base made from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock. From the front of the card, I die cut the shutters with the Outside Your Window Dies, then stamped the shutters with Icing on the Cake Ink and the Outside Your Window Stamp Set. This created a super cute window interactive element. On the back side of the front card, I adhered a die cut window frame made with the Window Sill Dies, covered in Seafoam Ink. I then stamped and colored one of the pups from Peeking Pets onto a card panel (colored to look like a golden retriever, using Sauna Ink), which was adhered to the inside of the front panel.


To finish the card, I stamped a sentiment from the retired Congratulations Sentiment Stamp Set in Seafoam Ink and then adhered strips of white paper to the card front to mimic siding of a house.

It's so fun to combine stamp sets and dies from Catherine Pooler Designs, and especially fun to come up with new ways to peek pets out of of!

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Chevron Crackle Thanks Slimline

During my time off of work for the holidays, I decided to use up some scraps and discarded items that I've kept over the past year on cards. I loved this personal challenge, as it is hard for me to toss items that hold a lot of interest, or that I've already spent a lot of time on.

I had a live zoom tutorial on StampNation for World Card Making Day where I showcased how to manipulate the fantastic Nuvo Crackle Mousse with Catherine Pooler Designs inks. I had swatches of the Mousse colored with Hot Tub, Pink Champagne and then non-colored Mousse over tiles inked with Twilight Ink. With these swatched tiles, I cut them in strips and adhered them to a panel in a chevron pattern. The panel was adhered to a slimline card base made from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock. I finished the card with a die cut from Happy Thanks Word Dies and a stamped sentiment A Note of Thanks Stamp Set from in Black Jack Ink.

The texture on this is absolutely outstanding and it was such a fun and quick project. Such satisfaction to be able to use swatches on a card so I didn't have to toss them.

Just wanted to remind you of the sale, too! Catherine Pooler Designs is having an amazing Black Friday Sale! This even includes her amazing, vibrant, juicy inks and anything in the essential area as well...adhesives, paper, blocks, etc!


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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Sending Thoughts & Prayers & Black Friday Sale


Thoughts and prayers are needed all over, all the time. What better way to show someone you are thinking about them than with a handmade greeting?
This card features beautiful butterflies and vibrant ink from Catherine Pooler Designs, with a wonderful retired background stamp from Simon Says Stamps.


I started with a card base made from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock, then inked up the background stamp with Polished Ink. Then, I die cut two butterflies from Faithful Flutterings Dies, and then stamped the layers with Tiara, Limoncello, Orange Twist. and Tutti Fruiti using the coordinating Faithful Flutterings Stamp Set. Before adhering the butterflies to the card, I splattered some black paint. The sentiment, also from Faithful Flutterings, was white heat embossed on black paper, and adhered with dimensional adhesive.

Catherine Pooler Designs is having an amazing Black Friday Sale! This even includes her amazing, vibrant, juicy inks!

There are also some wonderful bundle gift sets introduced as well. The Joyful Bundle, The Floral Bundle, and The Happy Bundle. These are perfect to build your stash, or to gift to a new stamper!




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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Eat The Rainbow


Did you mother or father ever tell you to make sure you "eat the rainbow" aka "eat your veggies"? This card reminds me of that saying!
I brought out a few favorite stamp sets of mine from Catherine Pooler Designs that I haven't played with in a while, and since I'm always in need of a Thank You card, the Veggies, Please and Big Thanks stamp sets fit the bill.

As usual, this card started with a card base made from Ultra Smooth White cardstock. I stamped the word "thanks" from the Big Thanks stamp set in Fiesta Blue on the bottom portion of the card. Then I added the fun "grounding line" from the Punctuated Party Stamp Set inked with Midnight.


I then die cut and stamped the fun vegetables from the Veggies, Please stamp and corresponding die set. I used the following vibrant ink colors: Garden Party, Grass Skirt, Samba, Melon Ice, Lime Rickey, Sauna, and Mandarin Spice. I used a corner rounder for the bottom corners and ended up with a mailing friendly, full of fun thank you card!

Keep your eye out for the amazing Black Friday Sale that Catherine will be announcing soon for Catherine Pooler Designs! Let's just say it will meet all your crafty needs!

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