Sunday, 27 May 2018

FS590 - Thank You

Congratulations to this week's Featured Stamper, Sylvia (aka Zylvia). I chose this card as my inspiration:

I focused on Sylvia's:
-insect theme
-use of repetition with a popped up focal point

I changed:
-dragonflies to butterflies
-sentiment position

I stamped my panel with the butterflies on a slight angle, using the new Limoncello ink from Catherine Pooler Designs. I stamped the layers, die cut and popped up one central butterfly and stamped my sentiment underneath with Black Jack ink. The panel was cut with the scalloped rectangle from Tags, Etc. I added some Sparkling Clear Confetti for shine.

I used:

Friday, 25 May 2018

Muse 267 - Thank You

Here's my card for this week's Muse, where Kim gave us this sweet inspiration:

I focused on Kim's:
-colour scheme
-floral accent on the tea pot
-tea bag (my tag looks like one!!)

I started by cutting out the tag from Tags Etc. I stamped leaves from Focus on the Good driectly onto the tag in Eucalyptus (outlines) and Green Tea (solid). On a separate scrap I stamped the flower with Mandarin Spice (outline) and Polished (solid), with an Over Coffee centre.

I blended Over Coffee ink (from the latest Stamp of Approval collection, not yet available in the store) on the bottom of the tag, fading it upto the floral arrangement, and then stamped the sentiment from Note of Thanks in Icing on The Cake. I trimmed about 1/2 inch off the bottom to make it 'fit' on the card.

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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Catherine Pooler Design Wild & Wonderful Release Blog Hop Day 3

Good morning! It's Day 3 of the blog hops to celebrate the new Wild and Wonderful release from Catherine Pooler Designs! I'm not on the blog hop today, but I have included the list below so you can comment for a chance to win.

Today's cards both feature the Kaleidescope background - it is so versatile. It can be subtle or it can take the main stage!  

For my first card I stamped it with Midnight ink. I used a solid flower stamp from Focus on the Good to create a rainbow and then cut a circle out. I stamped the sentiment directly on the card base and coloured it in with matching Copic Markers.

Stamps: Kaleidescope Background
Ink: Midnight, Party Dress, Rockin Red, Tutti Frutti, Orange Twist, Limoncello, Lime Green, Grass Skirt, All That Jazz, Fiesta Blue, Something Borrowed, Grape Crush
Paper: White, Midnight

For the second card, I used the Kaleidescope as more of a subtle background, with tone-on-tone stamping. For the focal panel, I repeated one stamp from A Note of Thanks, using Black Jack on the sentiment and the 4 Carnivale colours (Limoncello, Be Mine, Grape Crush and All that Jazz) for the little flourishes. My MISTI came in handy to make sure the spacing was just right.

Stamps: Kaleidescope Background, A Note of Thanks
Inks: Black Jack, Limoncello, Be Mine, Grape Crush, All that Jazz
Paper: White, Mirrors

AJVD - Thanks

I'm on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with this pretty thank you card!

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Catherine Pooler Design Wild & Wonderful Release Blog Hop Day 2

It's Day 2 of blog hops to celebrate the Wild & Wonderful release from Catherine Pooler Designs. I'm not on the hop today, but I've included the list below so you can hop and comment for a chance to win!

I used the small flower from the Wonderful Wildflowers set for my first card and watercoloured them with Limoncello, Tiki Torch, Party Dress and Grape Crush - this colour combination just screams summer to me!

I used one of the flower layering stamps as a butterfly over the sentiment.

Stamps: Wonderful Wildflowers
Inks: Midnight, Limoncello, Tiki Torch, Party Dress, Grape Crush
Paper: Watercolour, Midnight

This card uses the BFF Background set and a fun sentiment from the Note of Thanks set. I stamped the background and coloured it with a rainbow of Copic markers. I stamped the repeating sentiment and then trimmed the sentiment strip to fit between the lattice work on the background.

Stamps: BFF Background, Note of Thanks
Inks: Midnight
Paper: White, Midnight
Other: Copics


Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Catherine Pooler Designs Wild & Wonderful Release Blog Hop Day 1

Good morning! Today is Day 1 of 3 days of Blog Hops to celebrate the arrival of new goodies at Catherine Pooler Designs! Click on the graphic below to shop all new products! See below for the full hop for today - the more you comment, the more chance you have to win a prize (details below).

My first card is a shaker card using the new In Flight Butterfly die. I started by cutting the butterfly out of a white panel. I used sponge daubers to gently add ink around the edges of the wings, starting with Limoncello, moving on to Tiki Torch, Party Dress and finishing with Grape Crush. 

I built my shaker with a double layer of foam tape, filled it with sequins and backed it with black for drama. I adhered it to a cardbase that had a layer of striped paper from the Black Tie Gala Patterned Paper Pack.

Stamps:  Note of Thanks Stamp Set
Inks: Midnight, Limoncello, Tiki Torch, Party Dress, Grape Crush
Paper: White, Midnight, Black Tie Gala Patterned Paper
Dies: In Flight Butterfly die
Other: Acetate, foam tape, sequins

My second card shows off the new Limoncello ink (along with some others!) and the new Wonderful Wildflowers stamps and dies. This set is a layering set and comes with a number of flowers and leaves that all have solid and outline stamps, giving you so much flexibility. After I stamped my panel of flowers, I stamped the sentiment before using the matching die to cut one flower out and pop it up with foam tape.

Stamps: Wonderful Wildflowers
Inks: Midnight, Limoncello, Tiki Torch, Mandarin Spice, Over Coffee
Paper: White
Dies: Wonderful Wildflowers
Other: Stickles

Catherine has done it again with another fabulous background stamp! I thought it would be fun to pick out a pattern and colour it with Copics, using a lighter colour in the centres and a darker colour around the edges, to give a stained glass look. I stamped the circular sentiment on a die cut Spiro Doily.

Stamps: Kaleidescope Background Stamp, Note of Thanks Stamp Set
Inks: Midnight
Paper: White
Dies: Spiro Doily (previously released)
Other: Copics

Be sure to hop and comment on all the blogs for your chance to win! 5 random winners will be chosen to receive two free ink pads (and free shipping!) Winners will be announced Friday, May 25, on Catherine's blog.