Thursday, May 24, 2018

Catherine Pooler Designs:: Wild & Wonderful Release

Wild and Wonderful indeed is the newest release from Catherine Pooler Designs! (affiliate links used) This collection features two new inks- Limoncello and Grape Crush, along with the now available Be Mine Ink, (All that Jazz Ink is included with these three, now known as the Party Collection: Carnivale Ink Bundle!). The Wild and Wonderful Collection also features two red rubber background stamps- Kaleidoscope and BFF, along with beautiful photopolymer stamps and Dies- Note of ThanksWonderful Wildflowers Stamps and Wonderful Wildflower DiesFocus on the Good Floral Stamps and Focus on the Good Floral Dies and the beautiful Scroll Butterfly Die and In Flight Butterfly Die

I've got a few projects to showcase today for the last day of the blog hop-although all items are now available! 

My first card features the beautiful and all too fun Wonderful Wildflowers Stamps and Wonderful Wildflower DiesI stamped the solid images in the set onto Ultra Smooth White Cardstock, die cut them, and arranged them onto a pale blue cardstock base. I finished with a sentiment strip stamped with Note of Thanks and a few black Nuvo Drops. I used the following ink combinations for my flowers and leaves:
Orange= Tiki Torch, Orange Twist
Yellow= Limoncello, Sauna
Pink= Be Mine, Party Dress

My next card, I feel, is so grand and quite the showstopper when delivered by hand due to the 3-D nature! I started again with the amazing Ultra Smooth White Cardstock as a card base and then also cut a panel. Onto the panel, I inked a soft layer of It's a Girl Ink, and onto top of the panel I stamped the beautiful pattern from Kaleidoscope with Sauna Ink and stamped a sentiment from Note of ThanksFrom this stamped panel, I die cut In Flight Butterfly Die, and then I die cut another butterfly and inked it up with Limoncello.

I then inked some paper with Sauna Ink and die cut the Scroll Butterfly Die These were adhered to the card at the body of the butterfly and the wings lifted for a nice 3D effect.

One last card today for you! I started this one by inking an Ultra Smooth White Cardstock panel with Grape CrushSweet Sixteen and Royal Treatment Ink. Then I watered the BFF Background Stamp with water, and pressed it onto the purple panel. This created a soft pattern onto the panel. I adhered this to a white card base, along with a strip of Limoncello colored paper. I added detail and a sentiment on the card using Note of ThanksFocus on the Good Floral Stamps and Focus on the Good Floral Dies. The background color is Limoncello  and the details stamped in Tiki Torch-what a great, bright and happy combination!

Please be sure to hop and comment, as there are prizes! 5 random winners chosen to receive two free ink pads (and free shipping!)  Winners will be announced on Catherine's blog, Friday, May 25.

Here is the complete list of the Creative Team that are hopping today:

Monday, May 21, 2018

Where Creativity Meets C9:: Blue Blooms and Lime Dots

I have a card up on the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge Blog for Challenge #21: Florals.

Please stop by there to see the full card!

The current challenge ends on in a few days, on May 29th, I hope you have a chance to play along! Check out Where Creativity Meets C9 on Facebook and Instagram!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge:: Florals

The May Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge #21: Florals is here and we would like for you to be inspired by Florals! There's so many awesome floral items from Concord & 9th that will work for this Challenge and we can't wait to see how you were inspired, as this challenge is dedicated to the innovative stamp company and their products!

I started my card with a watercolor panel and used my most loved Concord & 9th Wildflower Stamp Set. I used the back of the zinnia flower stamps to create colorful areas and then spritzed the panel with water and let the colors mingle. After that dried, I splattered the panel with pink ink and then used the fronts of the stamps to add the flower image. 

I then added some greenery using shades of kraft ink. I finished the card with a sentiment from Many Mandalas, adhered the panel to a kraft card base and tied a burlap string bow on top.

The challenge is sponsored by the fabulous Concord & 9th and one lucky random entry will receive a $25 gift certificate for a Concord & 9th shopping spree. The favorite entry will be asked to guest design for a future challenge! The challenge runs until May 29th, so there is plenty of time to pull out your favorite Concord & 9th stamps and die and create Plus, new Concord & 9th products were released TODAY and they are fantastic! 

You can find Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge on Facebook here, and their Instagram here!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Catherine Pooler:: Faithful Fluttering Spinner

They have arrived! Catherine Pooler Designs has introduced Faithful Fluttering Dies (affiliate links used) to coordinate with the previously released, beautiful Faithful Fluttering Stamp Set.

I created a spinner card, one that even impressed my boys!

I stamped the butterfly two separate times with Bellini, Polished, and Mandarin Spice and Midnight Inks, and then die cut each. I sandwiched a string in between before adhering them back to back.

On the front of a card panel, I die cut a circle and frame, and then affixed the string in between. I stamped a sentiment from Faithful Fluttering Stamp Set. Before putting the card in the envelope, I twisted the string, so once the recipient opens the card completely, the butterfly spins!