Sunday, March 31, 2019

A Rainbow Hello

I had a delightful time crafting with a friend yesterday, and although I created just one finished card and started another, I'd call it a successful day!

I used some Lil' Inker Designs (affiliate links used) products on this card. I started with a white card base in which I inked blended various shades of blue. I then added some blue splatters. Then I created a rainbow using Zig Markers, and the fun die from Lil' Inkers Rainbow & Clouds Die Set. This was adhered on the card base, with the top cloud using dimensional adhesive. I finished the card with a bold sentiment, from the Snarky Shadow Hello Die and Stamp Bundle.

This fun, playful die is included in the Spring Bundle (three products at an amazing price!) that is offered by Lil' Inker Designs, and they are also having a sale through tomorrow!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Darker Colors

Catherine Pooler Designs (affiliate links used) had a fabulous release this month, and I have a bold beauty to showcase today. 

I started by covering some Ultra Smooth White Cardstock with Samba, Tiki Torch, Grass Skirt Inks, then stamped the Grunge Background Stamp over it with the same color ink-for a fun two-tone texture. From these, I die cut the cool, fun flowers from Be Wild Dies and leaves from the Leave Me in Paradise Dies. I stamped the coordinating images with the Be Wild Stamp Set and Leave Me in Paradise Stamp Set.

I arranged these onto a black cardstock panel that was embossed with the Chevron Divide Cover Plate Die. I trimmed the panel a bit short so I could showcase the card base, that was made by stamping SambaTiki Torch, and Orange Twist Inks on to the Grunge Background Stamp and then stamping that over a blend of Tiki Torch. I finished the card with a sentiment created from the Isn't She Lovely Stamp Set and Lovely Word Die.

I usually don't create bold designs such as this, so it was fun to try something "newish" for me!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Catherine Pooler Designs:: Tropical Treasures Release

Are you ready for Catherine Pooler Designs newest release, Tropical Treasures!? There are so many awesome products released this go round, I have a feeling that you will love them all like I do! And guess what, the products from the Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval are now released as individual items as well!

I'm starting off with my favorite card made from some of the many products in this release. My card base is the made from the awesome Ultra Smooth White Cardstock, which is the perfect cardstock for bases as well as die cuts, coloring, well, pretty much anything! I then adhered a strip of the new Spring in Bloom Patterned Paper, and did some inlay die cutting with another pattern from the Spring in Bloom Patterned Paper and the One in a Million Mom Floral Die. I then stamped the beautiful image from  One in a Million Mom Floral Stamp Set in Royal Treatment and colored the image in with Copics. I finished the card with a sentiment and die cut sentiment from the Isn't She Lovely Stamp Set and Isn't She Lovely Die. I just love the simple elegance and flirty fun of this card.

My next card also features the Spring in Bloom Patterned Paper, along with the new Be Wild Stamp Set. I started with a base of Ultra Smooth White Cardstock. I then used some flower and leaf stamps from Be Wild Stamp Set in It's a GirlMelon Ice, Garden Party, Pixie Dust and Sweet Sixteen Inks.  All of these colors were chosen because they coordinate with the colors in the Spring in Bloom Patterned Paper. I then doodled right on top of the flowers with a Tombow Dark Grey Marker. To finish the card, I selectively inked a sentiment from the Be Wild Stamp Set in Sweet Sixteen Ink, and then paired it with a selectively inked sentiment from the previously released Cottage Corsage Stamp Set

I adore that you can customize this stamp set, layer the colors, doodle, make it your own!

Please be sure to hop and comment, as there are prizes! One winner will be chosen to receive a $25 gift certificate to the Catherine Pooler Store! Winners will be announced on Catherine's blog on April 1st.
The Catherine Pooler supplies I've used are linked (affiliate links used) in the body of my post, I hope you have a chance to check them out!
Here is the complete list of the Creative Team and guests that are hopping today:
Karen (me!)