Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Catherine Pooler Designs Hello Sunshine Release

Today is release day at Catherine Pooler Designs! There is a blog hop today (details below) and a video hop tomorrow.

I'm not on the blog hop today, but I wanted to show you this fun, flip-flop card I made.

I started by stamping the solid (Twilight) and then striped (Black Jack) flip-flop stamps from Sunscreen Required in a grid. Then I masked them all, and used negative circle masks to blend circles all over, in bright happy colours.

I cut the flip-flop toppers from white cardstock, then used the same colours direct to paper to add some more colour and a bit of texture.

I stamped the sentiment with Midnight ink and backed the panel onto a Midnight cardbase.

Here's the blog roll - be sure to comment for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate. Prizes will be announced on Catherine's blog on Monday, July 1.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Pretty Pink Posh Rainbow Shaker

I'm on the Pretty Pink Posh blog and YouTube channel with this rainbow multi-window shaker card!

Eclipse Cards for Friends

Good morning! Today I'm back with some more eclipse cards. This pair was made for teen sisters who will be moving away from our church over the summer. I wanted to make them 'same but different' cards and I used our church colours and some sparkle.

I started by stamping a stripe on each card - one in portrait position, the other in landscape.

I used Samba, Limoncello and Fiesta Blue, letting the inks blend to create other shades. And then I stamped again, this time with WOW! Embossing ink before pouring Wanderlust embossing powder over and melting it with my heat gun.

I cut the words out from the colourful areas. I kept all the letter centres. Then I cut 3 more of each word from white cardstock.

I put tape behind the colourful panels, and I inlaid the first white die cuts directly into them, before I stacked anything. I found that this made it easier to put the letter centres in place. At this point I had a flat panel, with an inlaid white die cut in each.

Rather than stacking this time, I built up my stack on the panel. These word dies can easily shift and move and I wanted them to exactly line up. 
I created my sentiments from various Catherine Pooler stamp sets, which are all linked below.
I added some jewels from Pretty Pink Posh for even more sparkle.

Monday, 17 June 2019

Stretch Your Stamps - You Can Do It!

Today I have a easy card where I created a flying bird out of a sitting bird.

I stamped and the bird from Tropical Birds twice onto white cardstock. I used Copic markers and coloured one of the birds fully and for the second one, I just coloured the wing.

I used a co-ordinating die to cut the bird, but for the wing, I used my scissors and fussy cut it. The wing has nice smooth curves so it was really easy.

Then I played around a bit to position the wing behind the bird to make him look like he's in flight.

For the background, I stamped the branch and tiny flower from Tropical Toucans a few times down oneside of the panel, and around the edge of a white 4.25x4.25 card base.

I stamped the sentiment from Tropical Toucans, leaving space for my bird above it.

I backed the panel with a narrow black mat and then glued it to the card base. I popped the bird up with foam tape and added a few jewels from the Luau mix to the flowers.

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Stretching a Stencil with Masking (feat. Alexandra Renke)

Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper, Julie (mfb).

I chose this card as my inspiration:

I focused on Julie's:
-inkblended 'circular' focal image
-coloured sentiment strip

I changed:

I used an Alexandra Renke stencil and masked a portion before blending Catherine Pooler inks over it. Then I turned the card and repeated the masking and blending to form a symmetrical focal image.

I created a black sentiment strip with a wonderful die cut from Tonic December Skies paper.

Here's a quick video:

Friday, 14 June 2019

Hello Friend (Heffy Doodle / Therm O Web Collaboration)

I'm excited to be on the Heffy Doodle blog today as part of the collaboration with Therm O Web. I tried lots of new products and techniques to make this glitzy friendship card!

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Rainbow Slider Die Set Ideas - June Innovations with Ardyth

I'm on the Ellen Hutson blog and YouTube channel today with my next Innovations with Ardyth video. This time, I've got 6 ways to use the Essentials by Ellen Rainbow Slider die set!