Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Catherine Pooler Designs :: Bursts & Backgrounds

Catherine Pooler Designs has just released the coolest mix of products with the Bursts & Backgrounds Bundles Release! There is a mix of background stamps and dies, stencils and Color Burst Powders, that match perfectly with some colors from the Carnivale Ink collection. Even if you aren't a mixed media artist-possibly a more clean and simple artist like me?, these products are still sure to please. I absolutely love them!

I started my card by applying some Color Burst Powders in Limencello and Mardi Gras onto Canson Watercolor Paper. After the background dried slightly, I laid down the new Bear Grass Stencil and applied a water mix made from a drop of the Mardi Gras ColorBurst Powder and water. So cool that you can also watercolor with these powders!

I finished the card by trimming the background panel and adding it to a card base from made from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock, the sentiment from the Three of a Kind Die and a bird from Happy Together, and a side strip from the Black Tie Gala Patterned Paper Pack. I really like how you can create so many backgrounds for cards and accentuate them with other items from your stash!

My second card features the amazing Samba Color Burst Powder and the matching Samba Ice Liquid, which adds a lovely shimmer and sparkle to the mix! I have also used a stencil that is special to me, the Polka Heart Stencil. The Polka Heart Stencil is perfect for Valantine's Day, but can be used for so many other occasions as well. You can even mask off the stencil to create halftone stripes or squares!

I created a background first with the Samba Color Burst Powder and the matching Samba Ice Liquid onto Canson Watercolor Paper and then after it dried, I applied Samba ink over it with the Polka Heart Stencil. I then did a bit of inlaid die cutting using the Love Word Die. I mounted the panel onto a cardbase of Ultra Smooth White Cardstock and then finished with some stamping and die cutting with the Bon Voyage Stamp Set and Bon Voyage Dies.

This whole release is so much fun to just sit and play with, to enjoy the cards you can create with results that are unique each and every time. 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!
Be sure to check back later this week, I will have more cards to share with this release!


  1. On the Catherine Pooler product Sandy Background Stamp, you have the most luscious color design of yellows and reds. I follow your blog so popped on over to find more detail. What? It's not there? Maybe tomorrow? Other than technique where did you get the script "just because?" Thank you.