Thursday, 21 March 2019

Catherine Pooler Designs Tropical Treasures Release Blog Hop

Today is the blog hop for the March Release from Catherine Pooler Designs. I'm not on the hop (details below), but I couldn't wait to share another card with you!

This one is SO simple. I stamped the Wild Thing background in Midnight ink on a white panel, and then used one of the small flowers from Be Wild to stamp over some of the dots, making them into flower centres.

I used one of the Be Wild flower dies to create a scalloped circle for my sentiment from One in a Million Mom and used a flower centre to stamp the dots in matching colours. I popped it up over a black strip of cardstock and put it all on a black cardbase.

Blog Hop List:

AVJD - You Crack Me Up

I'm on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with this cute chick!

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Pink & Main 5th Birthday Hop

Good morning! I'm excited to be celebrating Pink & Main's 5th birthday by being part of a celebratory blog hop! See all the blog hop info with links and prize details below!

I made two 'bee-day' cards for the hop.

For the first card, I stamped and masked all 3 of these bees - I couldn't choose just one of these cuties! I kept my colour scheme simple because the scene was already  quite busy, and I wanted some focus for the sentiment.

I used the Happy Birthday die but I trimmed the birthday, to make B day. And then I coloured the letters yellow with Copic markers, and then added a bee-like stripe. After they were glued down, I put Stickles on the letters and on the wings, for some sparkle.

For my second card, I coloured and die cut the hive and then die cut a bunch of the tiny bees. To keep this card more clean and simple, I blended a strip of blue sky but left the rest of the panel white.


There will be FIVE randomly-chosen winners of $50 store credit each.

The winners will be chosen from comments left on posts of the blogs linked below. To qualify, you must comment on all the blogs in the hop.

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Catherine Pooler Designs Instagram Hop

It's release day at Catherine Pooler designs! Tropical Treasures is now available and we're having an Instagram hop to celebrate!

I created a quick Instagram video showing how I did this foiling around the edge of my circle panel, so be sure to check it out.

For this card, I used a square panel and drew lines from the 4 corners to find the centre, using a pencil. Then I cut a circle with a die, trying to make sure the centre was in the centre, if you know what I mean!

Then, I used my foil press with a template created from vellum with a circle cut out. I drew lines on the vellum so that I could place each 1/8th of the circle in the same spot. I left the die in the same spot, turning the circle panel to put the foil in the same spot. I used silver sparkle foil from Gemini. It adds a very subtle shine around each flower.

I stamped the flower from Be Wild inside each foiled impression and then I used Copics to add more detail and dimension to the stamped images.

I blended It's a Boy around the edges before popping up the circle panel on a plain white cardbase.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Alcohol Inks - Thanks

Last week, I went to Virginia to visit my sister for a few days. I am so lucky that there are a number of my crafty friends who live nearby, and I was able to meet up with some of them.

Jessica and Cheryl came to my sister's house one evening for some conversation, snacks and a lesson in alcohol ink. Jessica was the teacher, Cheryl and I were very eager and willing students!

This was the second panel that I made that evening, with lots of coaching from Jessica!

I used some Ranger Alcohol ink as well as a Copic refill (B99) along with some Pinata Brass ink. I used an air puffer to move the ink, and a small paint brush to splatter some of the gold and some alcohol over everything.

And just before it was dry, I laid down some Gold Shimmer foil and it adhered in the 'sticky' places, adding even more shimmer!

I finished this card by inlaying a Catherine Pooler thanks die cut that had been heat embossed with Wow! Metallic Brass embossing powder. I think this swoopy font goes perfectly with the shapes formed in the alcohol inks.

I can't wait to practice and make some more of these panels!