Monday, 14 August 2017

Stamp of Approval Counting Blessings Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Stamp of Approval Counting Blessings Blog Hop. You should have come from Kristie's blog (full blog list below). 

Oh, wow, this collection is absolutely stuffed FULL of amazing products - it includes basics that you will use all the time as well as some amazing season-specific goodies. I couldn't stop making cards with these incredible stamps, dies and stencils!

If you’re new to Stamp of Approval – click here to check out everything you need to know about this amazing collection of Stamps, Dies and other goodies.

You can WIN your Stamp of Approval Collection!

THREE commenters will be chosen at random from all the comments on all the blogs (one each day). The more blogs you comment on, the better your chance of winning!
Entries close on THURSDAY, August 17 at 9AM EST and will be announced on Catherine's blog later that day.
If you have already purchased a box, you will receive a $100 gift certificate towards your next purchase.

Let's move on to some cards so you can see some of the stamps, dies and stencils included in this fabulous collection!

Stamps: Autumn Blessings, Good Things
Dies: Thankful, Tags, Etc.
Stencils: Geo Trio, Marching Leaves
Inks: BlackJack, Midnight, Rockin' Red, Tutti Frutti, Orange Twist, Tiki Torch, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Aquatini (links below)

For this card, I used a fun ghosting technique with the Marching Leaves stencil. I created the top 'bar' with the chevron portion of the Geo Trio stencil and a stitched rectangle die from Tags, Etc. Next, I blended ink onto watercolour cardstock, then laid the stencil over it before misting with water. I left it for about a minute before pressing paper towel onto it. I just love how well these vibrant Catherine Pooler inks react with water! Here's a quick video of the process:






Stamps: Bloomin' Bouquet
Dies: Tags, Etc.
Ink: Midnight, Fiesta Blue, Lime Rickey, Tiara, Tiki Torch, Tutti Frutti (links below)

For this card, I used one die repeatedly (a 3x4 grid of tiny hearts) and popped it up over a blended rainbow. I used the same scalloped rectangle die as the first card, but only on one edge. Clean, simple but lots of impact!


Stamps: Bloomin' Bouquet, Leaf Motifs
Ink: Black Jack, Party Dress, Tiara (links below)

For this card, I stamped the bunch of daisies 5 times to create a larger flower. I cut a circle and sponged pink and yellow ink for my flower centre.


Today's Blog Hop:
me!



237 comments:

  1. I love the see through hearts on the You Matter card!!

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  2. Thanks for posting the. Ideo. Fantastic cards!

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  3. Really lovely cards! I especially like the leaf background. This is a great kit.

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  4. Beautiful cards. Love the colors.

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  5. Great cards,I am really loving that leaf stencil.

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  6. Great blog hop and cards! I am going to try ghosting ASAP!

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  7. Fabulous cards!Love the sentiments and the colors!tfs

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  8. very creative cards, loved them all!

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  9. I love the card with the die cut rainbow hearts window! That's just beautiful!

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  10. Fun cards, love the stencil technique.

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  11. Gorgeous cards! I just love what you did with the leaf stencil! I am excited to order this collection!

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  12. I need this collection. So many ways to use it and love the cards Cas look.

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  13. I really love your cards, they are so unusual, but thought provoking.

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  14. All you cards are beautiful! Thanks!!

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  15. Love the leaves in this kit! Makes me anxious for fall!

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  16. Love these gorgeous cards! All so different but equally stunning!

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  17. All of your cards are terrific, but I really dig your you matter and many thanks cards.

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  18. The little heart cut-out card is absolutely adorable. All of your cards are beautiful - thanks for sharing.

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  19. Great cards. Love the different ways the stencil can be used.

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  20. The "You Matter" card is my favorite! I love the simplicity of this card yet it's so eye-catching!

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  21. Gorgeous cards. I love your rainbow colors!

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  22. I really like the creative way you used the stamps, dies & stencils on all 3 cards, but I must say that the masking technique you used on the "thankful" card is my favorite.

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  23. Wow! I'm loving the colorful hearts! What a great collection!

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  24. Love the rainbow colors used!

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  25. Ardyth, you have inspired me with all those amazing CAS cards with the new SOA kit. Love watching your video tutorial, too. Stunning works! Thank you so much for sharing them.

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  26. clever - the flower made from the small flower stamp!

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  27. Love the rainbow you matter card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. I love this box! I feel very fortunate that I am able to budget in purchasing the SOA every quarter. I typically do not comment on the blog hop, because I hope the winner is someone who may not have that financial luxury; however, this morning was a bit crazy and when I went to purchase, it was SOLD OUT! The blog hop is my last chance at owning one of these boxes...fingers crossed...I've owned every one from the beginning.

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  29. Love your awesome use of color!

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  30. Love all three of your cards, and I love the fall colors

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  31. Really beautiful cards! Thanks for posting a video showing how you used the stencil on the first one. I must try that when my collection arrives (maybe on Friday or Saturday!)

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  32. All three cards are amazing. Your rainbow colors just make you smile. Love how you used the cluster of flowers to make a larger flower.

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  33. Want to case them all. Thanks for the inspiration.

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