Monday, January 13, 2020

Sparkle And Shine


I have a quick card share today. My manager took a job outside of my place of employment, and as the resident card-maker, I was asked to create a card for all of our team to sign. I only had a night to make it, so this was quick and easy!

I started with a white card base, topped with some purple glitter paper and the amazing Retro Star Cover Plate from Catherine Pooler Designs. I then topped that with an embossed sentiment from Be Wild Stamp Set that was cut with the Fitted Frames Dies.


I have a whole pack of this glitter paper in a rainbow of colors, I'm going to try this out with the other Cover Plate Dies available at Catherine Pooler. (affiliate links used)


Monday, December 30, 2019

A Tropical Breath


I created another card for the Altenew's 2019 Year in Review Challenge, this time focusing on the lovely hibiscus and color scheme of July's photo. It's like a tropical breath of fresh air during these gloomy winter months to create with bright and fun colors and images.



I started by stamping some beautiful hibiscus flowers and leaves from the Hibiscus Bouquet Stamp Set onto a white card base and once again used Catherine Pooler Inks (Orange Peel, Samba, Be Mine, Spruce and Sage). I then finished with a sentiment from the Many Thanks Stamp Set. I like the burst of bright orange surrounded by the greens in the inspiration photo, so that is what inspired my layout on this one layered card.

A fresh breath of tropical air~



Sunday, December 29, 2019

Foggy Flowers


I seem to enjoy the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas and Christmas Day itself, but it is ever so nice to have the week between Christmas and New Year's to unwind and relax. I created a few cards just for fun for Altenew's 2019 Year in Review Challenge


I was inspired by the beautiful, serene images and colors of December's Challenge, and attempted to recreate it on my card.


I started by stamping some beautiful flowers Garden Treasure Stamp Set and leaves from Remember This from Catherine Pooler Inks onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock, then watercolored the images in with the inks. (Sangria, Rose Petals and Coral Cabana. I also used Green Tea and Eucalyptus for the leaves, and Bellini for the small flowers). I finished the card by lightly inking the edges with Stone Blue and then flicking ink in both Stone Blue and Green Tea to create a foggy look. I mounted the panel onto a light grey card base.

I purposely wanted a sketchy look to match the mysterious fog like appearance in the inspiration photo, so I opted for double stamping. I didn't want to perfectly align my prior stamping so I offset each stamp just a bit. I love the results and it was so much fun to play!



Thursday, December 26, 2019

Really Big Dreams



I hope everyone had a happy holiday! It was such a relaxing time for me, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Tonight I have a card that showcases patterned paper. I don't often use patterned paper, so this card is a big departure from my norm.


Catherine Pooler Designs usually releases coordinating paper packs with their stamps and dies, and the most recent release, the Out West Collection was no exception. I chose one of the patterns from the Prickly Patterned Paper to create my base, and then simply added the fun Dream Big Word Die as a sentiment. I embellished with a few sequins from the Santa Fe Sequin Mix.


The Catherine Pooler supplies I've used are linked (affiliate links used at no cost to you, I sure appreciate your support!) in the body of my post, I hope you have a chance to check them out!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Explore


Today's card has to be one of my favorites that I created with the Out West Collection from Catherine Pooler Designs that was just released! 


It's simple but full of mixed media too! I started with a card base of watercolor paper and created a soft background with Hot Tub and Green Tea Inks. After the background dried, I created another layer by outlining the Triangle Cover Plate pattern (I cut a stencil from it!) with a black pen. Love the look that this gives, and takes a cover plate to a whole new level!


I finished the card with a simple sentiment made from the Explore Word Die. I stacked three of them together, and the top piece was watercolored with Polished Ink.

Here are the ink colors I've used...what a pretty combination!



One of the best parts of cardmaking for me, even after all these years of making cards, is trying to stretch my supplies and get different looks. I can't wait to see if you try this technique too!

The Out West Collection is influenced by the Southwest, boho love and nature but really is perfect for any card. You can order individual products, bundles like Dream BigShine OnWanna Hug or you can order it all
The Catherine Pooler supplies I've used are linked (affiliate links used at no cost to you, I sure appreciate your support!) in the body of my post, I hope you have a chance to check them out!

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Aloe There!




I have a card today that showcases how all of the products and bundles from the Out West Collection from Catherine Pooler Designs work so well together. Each release is curated so carefully from Catherine and her team, so that each can work splendidly separately or together. The collection itself is influenced by the Southwest, boho love and nature, You can order individual products, bundles like Dream BigShine OnWanna Hug or you can order it all


I started with a card base of Ultra Smooth White Cardstock and stamped the trio of mountains image from Mountain of Thanks in Sauna Ink as a background pattern. I then created a focal panel by die cutting a circle and border from the previously released Snow Globe Dies (already on my desk for holiday projects) and stamping a background with some small images from the Dream Big Sentiment Stamp Set and then a sentiment and focal image from Wanna Hug.

Here are the ink colors I've used...what a pretty combination!




I really like how well all of these products work together and that they can be mixed and matched.
The Catherine Pooler supplies I've used are linked (affiliate links used at no cost to you, I sure appreciate your support!) in the body of my post, I hope you have a chance to check them out!

Friday, December 13, 2019

Catherine Pooler Designs:: Dream Big





Today I have a card that showcases how well the bundles work together from the Out West Collection from Catherine Pooler Designs. This is something that I admire about Catherine Pooler Designs- each collection and bundle is so carefully curated to get the most out of crafting! As always, you can order individual products, bundles like Dream BigShine OnWanna Hug or you can order it all


I've used Wanna HugMountain of Thanks and Dream Big Sentiment Stamp Set, along with the Prickly Patterned Paper! As always, I started with a card base from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock, stamped clouds from Mountain of Thanks and a sentiment from Dream Big Sentiment. I also stamped some cacti and pots from Wanna Hug, and then used one of the many patterns of paper from the Prickly Patterned Paper


I can't wait to see what you all create with these products!



This whole release is so much fun, and truly so versatile. I have even more cards to show from this release!
The Catherine Pooler supplies I've used are linked (affiliate links used at no cost to you, I sure appreciate your support!) in the body of my post, I hope you have a chance to check them out!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Catherine Pooler Designs:: Explore




How have you been liking all the projects Catherine and the team have been showcasing with the Out West Collection from Catherine Pooler Designs that is available now??! I love everyone's creativity with this Southwest, boho love and nature themed collection. As always, you can order individual products, bundles like Dream BigShine OnWanna Hug or you can order it all


My card today showcases items from the very trendy and chic Dream Big Bundle. I started with a card base made from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock. I did some solid color scene stamping with the cool images from the Mountain of Thanks Stamp Set.


I then added a die cut focal word from made with the Explore Word Die and finished with a sentiment, also from Mountain of Thanks-which has to be my favorite stamp set from the release!

I used the following beautiful ink colors on my card:



This whole release is so much fun, and truly so versatile. I'll showcase some cards later that feature more from this release!
The Catherine Pooler supplies I've used are linked (affiliate links used at no cost to you, I sure appreciate your support!) in the body of my post, I hope you have a chance to check them out!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Catherine Pooler Designs:: Out West Release




The Out West Collection from Catherine Pooler Designs is available now and I adore the versatility in this collection-I think you will too! It is influenced by the Southwest, boho love and nature, You can order individual products, bundles like Dream Big, Shine On, Wanna Hug or you can order it all



I couldn't resist showcasing the amazing Triangle Cover Plate and Dream Big Die, available separately or in the Shine On Bundle or Dream Big Bundle. I first watercolored a panel using the inks shown below and then die cut the Triangle Cover Plate from it. I mounted this to a card base made from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock.



My next step was to watercolor another piece with Skylight Ink and I cut out the Dream Big Die. I finished with a sentiment from Mountain of Thanks Stamp Set.

Here are the ink colors I've used...what a pretty combination!





This whole release is so much fun, and truly so versatile. I'll showcase some cards later that feature more from this release!
The Catherine Pooler supplies I've used are linked (affiliate links used at no cost to you, I sure appreciate your support!) in the body of my post, I hope you have a chance to check them out!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Catherine Pooler Designs:: Out West is Coming Soon!



Are you ready? Catherine Pooler Designs has a new release coming, Out West, and it will be available December 11th! This is such a great, uplifting collection, and the bundles and products available fit a wide range of crafting styles.



This soft look started by stamping the back of one of the cactus stamps and flower from Wanna Hug onto watercolor paper in Green Tea and Polished inks. After those elements dried, I added a watercolor wash background from Sauna Ink and then stamped over the images with the front side of the stamp in the same colors. I finished the card by mounting the watercolor panel onto Ultra Smooth White Cardstock and added a sentiment from Wanna Hug with Midnight Ink.



I couldn't wait to showcase the softer side of this stamp set, and I can't wait until you can order it for yourself! Please stop back by as I have many, many more projects to showcase with this release available in just a few short days.
The Catherine Pooler supplies I've used are linked (affiliate links used at no cost to you, I sure appreciate your support!) in the body of my post, I hope you have a chance to check them out!