Monday, May 17, 2021

A Rainbow Seahorse


It's been exciting to see the Waves of Happiness Release Mini Collection from Catherine Pooler Designs reach crafter's homes and seeing what is being created! I was intrigued to create a basically white on white look with pops of color, so I tried my hand at it!

I white heat embossed the Coral Garden Background Stamp onto an Ultra Smooth White Cardstock card base. Then I stamped the accessory images from the Ocean Chums Stamp Set and die cut using the coordinating Ocean Chums Dies using a lot of inks in rainbow order. The cute seahorse from Ocean Chums Stamp Set was stamped in black, to provide a focal point.


I finished the card with a stamped sentiment strip from Thoughtful Phrases and some After Dark IZink.


Such a fun way to incorporate a rainbow into a design!


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Saturday, May 15, 2021

AECP:: In the Mood for Color

I've enjoyed all the classes I've taken as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Program. This entry is for the In the Mood for Color, the class really pushed me to try something different...stick to one color palette and I really love the results! 

Creating a one layer card to make the stamping and coloring shine was a challenge, but I did enjoy the coloring process. Although I know it isn't for everyone, coloring really relaxes me. It also doesn't come easy for me, as I tend to be heavy handed with my darker tones, and have to go back and try to add highlights. I really liked how the instructor, Stephanie, reminded me of this too, as I was really conscience for this creation to keep the white highlights to begin with. 


I started this card with a light blue card base and then stamped the outline image of the Majestic Bloom Bloom Stamp Set a couple of times in a dark blue ink, and then complimented the image by stamping leaves in a lighter blue ink. I then colored the image with Prismacolor Colored Pencils. Stephanie also mentioned being aware of the arrangement on a card, so my layout was based in the lower left corner and side, and I used the leaves to fill in the gaps and lightly ink blended some blue ink over the final image to create a soft feel. I finished the card with white splatters and a die cut sentiment from Signature Words Die cut and a stamped sentiment from the Sentiment Strips Stamp Set.


The class offered many great tips on how to really make review your use of color on cards, and provided support on use colors outside of your comfort zone. This card was part of Level 2 of my journey in the Altenew Educator Certification Program.



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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Coral Garden

The Waves of Happiness Release Mini Collection from Catherine Pooler Designs is here, and there are so many options to create with this release, especially the beautiful new ink colors of Bay BreezeSea GlassTranquil and Cove BlueThe release will be available tomorrow, Wednesday, May 12th for general release and today for Stamp Nation Members.

I couldn't resist trying out some more of my mixed media supplies with the Deep Sea Bundle. This card started by coloring some Dreamwhip Embossing Paste with Sea Glass. I covered a panel heavily with the colored paste, and then pressed the Coral Garden Background Stamp inked with Bay Breeze right into the paste to create a reversed image full of texture and dimension.


After the panel dried, I trimmed it down and mounted it to an Ultra Smooth White Cardstock card base. I also stamped the base with a sentiment from the the Ocean Chums Stamp Set. Then I stamped and lightly colored the stingray image from the Ocean Chums Stamp Set die cut using the coordinating Ocean Chums Dies onto the card as well.


 I really like how these ocean images can hold their own just stamped in a colored ink. You can dress them up or dress them down and they are just as pretty and whimsical as can be. 


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Catherine Pooler Designs Coral Garden Background Stamp
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