Monday, 25 June 2018

WOW! Catherine Pooler Blog Hop


Good morning! I'm excited to be part of a Blog Hop with some of the designers from the Catherine Pooler Creative Team and also some designers from WOW! Embossing Powders. We're hopping to show you how well these two product lines work together.


As you can see, I created two cards with stripes. What you maybe can't see is that they both used the exact same 6 WOW! Embossing Powders!

I thought it would be fun to show how different the powders look when you use a different ink as a base. I used the same stripe stamp from Eat, Sleep, Create for both cards. I used the same embossing powders in the same order. But for the Celebrate Everything card, I used Versamark ink. For the Star card, I used black Versafine ink. 

Working top to centre (and then I reversed the order and worked back out to the bottom), I used 
The Versamark card resulted in colours that were soft, pretty and romantic, so I went with that feeling as I finished the card.



I used the scalloped rectangle from Tags, Etc. to trim the panel, and then I used the stitched rectangle from Postage Stamp dies to create an inner panel, which I popped up. I cut some flowers  from the dies that match Love Grows, and coated them in Versamark before embossing them with Vintage Romance and Mermaid Tails. My sentiment comes from Good Things and was embossed in a seventh variety of embossing powder - Metallic Gold Rich Pale Superfine.


The black ink gave more industrial, metallic results so I kept my card very simple and masculine. Again, I used the stitched rectangle from Postage Stamp dies, but I turned it on my panel a bit so that the stripes would be on an angle.


I simply inlaid the new Star Word die into the panel and called it done.


No blog hop is complete without some prizes. Are you ready for some awesome giveaways?
WOW! Embossing Powder
Any 6 powders of your choice along with a WOW carry case to store your powders safely.

Catherine Pooler Designs
One Set of Life of the Party Inks
(Party Dress, Tutti Fruitti, Tiara, Tiki Torch, Lime Rickey, Aquatini, Something Borrowed, Flirty Fuschia)
The CP winner will be given a code to order the inks for free from the CP online shop.
Winners will be chosen randomly from the commenters who comment on ALL THE POSTS on the hop and will be announced on the WOW! blog during the week of July 2.


117 comments:

Jo Herbert said...

Fabulous cards show casing the WOW Embossing Powders. Thanks for hopping along Ardyth your cards are always inspirations. Cheers Jo

Crystal said...

Your cards are lovely. Just the right amount of sparkle and shine without going overboard! I've never heard of some of these embossing colors so thank you for the intro!

Sherina57 said...

Love them both. TFS.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards.

Julie said...

Love your colour combos - gorgeous cards!
Julie
x

Karen K. Creates said...

Beautiful and sparkly!

Jill D. said...

Really beautiful cards.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

what fun cards, I often stamp with the VersaFine Black Onyx Ink and emboss with my colors - great result
thanks for sharing
Barb Housner

Sabrina said...

Very pretty cards!!

Gerry's Craft Room said...

Fabulous cards💕

Wendy Lambert said...

Very pretty cards. I love the sparkle!

Perky Hobby said...

Fabulous cards. Love how the inks and embossing powders coordinates well together. 😍💕

Laurel Beard said...

SO STINKIN COOL ARDYTH!

Elizabeth Roberts said...

Great cards Ardyth

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful cards!!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous, Ardyth! Love the sparkly stripes!

Kathy Serrahn said...

Awesome cards

Brandy Duncan said...

Beautiful display of embossing powders. I love how you show the difference when using 2 different inks to emboss. Great designs as well.

Tracey Bradshaw said...

Beautiful card's made with amazing products!

Peggy M said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

Lindar C said...

Very interesting cards, they have a vintage look to them. Well done!

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards!

Crafty Ola said...

Love it !

Lori Walker said...

Who knew you could change up a card that much just by changing the ink color! That is awesome. Thanks!

Katherine said...

I struggle with masculine cards and I love that you have included one in this post...Ardyth I love your videos!

Janice Woll said...

Love both cards. Love the different looks just from a change of inks.

Sandra W. said...

Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Kaky Long said...

Thank you for showing us the WOW products.

LLT llt said...

Like your style of cards. Thanks.
Linda T

D said...

Great cards. Love them.

Elizabeth nceliz said...

What a great way to show the WOW powders in action. Nice!

Ruth Shanahan Allmart said...

Gorgeous cards Ardyth! I love stripes and adding embossing and glitter to them, well, that just makes them even better :)

Cynthia Simpson said...

Love your cards. The flowers card is over the top. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Scull said...

I love those sparkly stripes! What fun cards! :)

stampladyri said...

Love all of your cards and (of course!) the gllitter!

Dana M said...

Stunning cards with beautiful shine and colors! What a difference the ink base makes on the embossing powder, cool to see a visual comparison.

michiganderintexas said...

2nd card, angled stripes, very stunning

Jeanne Beam said...

Such beautiful cards!
Thanks for sharing...

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

You’ve made two very beautiful cards !!
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Amy Lemmon said...

Such fun cards. Thank you for sharing.

Marcia Rollins said...

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Loving the stripes idea!


Amante del Papel said...

your card is amazing!!!!

asmart99 said...

Pretty cards! I love the glitter :)

Ann Cifaldi said...

Loving the color combinations!

Scraplea 1 said...

Oh Wow, these are fun ideas with the stripes and those great colors! Thanks for sharing with us on this blog hop!!

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create and I learn about products that are new to me--thank you.

Wanda Radler said...

Nice cards - I do like the subtle colors more. Thanks for the inspiration and idea of using that stripe stamp!

Saxon and Jaedyn said...

Great cards!!

TheWinstonFamily said...

Loved your cards.

Nouveau Chef said...

I love the masculine card - so cool to see how the embossing powder shows up. Thanks for sharing!

Ellen C said...

Very pretty cards - love the color combinations.

Peggy Pride said...

Great cards! Love the powders!

Quilt lady said...

The postage stamp die is very popular and I like the look. Like the embossing of wow powder on the flowers. Great cards.

Polly said...

That is really amazing what a difference the Versamark and Versafine inks made in results. Good lesson.

~amy~ said...

Love the comparison of colors...great cards!

Trina said...

Wonderful use of the embossing powders.

Farley said...

How clever and creative using the WOW powders as stripes! Love the color combo. Thanks for the inspiration.

Susan Powell said...

Love the stripes Ardyth!

Sharon Nez said...

I'm a real lover of bright colors...but these muted tones really pack a WOW ;) the way you've created your cards Ardyth!! Very nice! TFS! :)

Dawn said...

Beautiful cards!

Nicole England said...

Love the simplicity of your cards. The colour combinations are beautiful

Teresa Doyle said...

Love your cards Ardyth, these ink colours look amazing with the WOW EP's! ♥

Ebrown said...

Love the stripes! Especially the neutral one with a pop of color. Great job.

Teri Smith said...

I love stripes on cards in the background like this. Great use of the inks & Wow E.P.

Linda Anderson said...

Beautiful cards showing the versatility of the WOW embossing powders with different ink colors. My mind is racing with all of the possibilities! Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia said...

Thanks for making clear how the embossing powders can enhance any color ink they overlay!
Love your cards

Tammy TWP said...

Love those flowers. Wouldn't it be nice to have real life glitter flowers

Alaska .Kris said...

I love the masculine one!

Jill said...

What a beautiful card. I love the colors and the sparkle. Thanks for sharing.

Laura Miller said...

Great examples to show how same embossing powders look different. I really like the versa mark and the resulting shades.

twyla davis said...

Great reminder of how fun embossing powders can be

T's Corner for Craftin' said...

I am learning so much from this hop! Thank you for sharing!

Sue D said...

Great cards and thanks for showing what a difference the ink makes.

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful cards and how the ink makes a difference. Great Blog Hop! So hopping along to the next person.

Patty Cappello said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE all the glitter and colors. What a wonderful way to make it jump out!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love these embossing powders...really makes me think it can be used on masculine cards too!

StarSpry said...

Both of your cards are so cool! Thanks for sharing how different the embossing powders look with different inks :)

Cindyellen Robinson said...

Those are amazing cards - and different. Nice job.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

How very interesting that the powders came out so different using different inks! I've always used versamark (except with clear ep) and never even thought to use black for anything! I can't wait to try it! Your cards are gorgeous (I love stripes!).

Phyllis Sinclair said...

Like what you did with the stripes.

Rae Moan said...

Great cards! I love your color combo.

Emma Murphy-Smith said...

Love the soft vintage colors in the first card!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Beautiful cards! I like the colors and the sparkle. :)

Marianne said...

Such a cool effect, Ardyth. Love how different these EPs look when using different ink colours. Awesome cards!
Marianne x

Nana Griffin said...

Cool stripes!

Di said...


Love the striped cards, great effect, love the WOW EPs. Great not having to remember to dust the cards first.
Di Brown.

Katherine C said...

Beautiful cards. Cool how the different ink gives totally new look.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

What fun! I love experimenting like this!!! I'd love to see what those same colors look like embossed on kraft with just versamark since the color of the paper would tint the look. I often make cards on black, kraft, and fog gray card bases so I have a swatch of my embossing powders on all 4 cardstocks.... but I never thought to try them over different inks!!! I have to redesign my swatch sheet and redo it now!... Not to mention after this hop, there are plenty of new powders I'd like to add to my collection!!!

Tammy Chapman-Pavlik said...

Wonderful card
Thank you for sharing your work.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love them all!

Cathy Lillie said...

Great cards! It's amazing the difference in colors when using the black ink underneath the embossing powders. I prefer the softer look with the clear Versamark, but the other would be great for certain cards, especially masculine ones. Thanks for comparing the two.

Jodi Wayman said...

Gorgeous sparkle & love the stripes

Katie Kinde said...

Lovely design!

สวยพี่สวย said...

Cool technique. A lot like Kelly Latevola's under-painting with Distress Oxide inks and copics.









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Susan T said...

A match made in heaven!

Holley Downs said...

Love, love, love your cards! I do believe I have glitter in my veins as this embossing powder is calling my name! TFS your creativity!

Kelley H. said...

Great cards.

Veronica Klatt said...

Your cards are so pretty - love the dimension.

Sheila said...

Love the cards. Thanks for sharing.

ginger na said...

WOW powders are gorgeous. I definitely need more.

Jane DeJesus said...

Great cards! Thank you.

Teresa McKiearnan said...

Love the cards. So pretty

Jaine Drake said...

How gorgeous. The colours you've chosen work so well together.

Aunt Mary said...

Wow, I never thought to use versafine ink under colored embossing powders/glitters. What a difference. Like having twice as many embossing colors!

Helen Gullett said...

Ardyth, both cards are super amazing.
Love love love love love the glitery backgrounds for sure.

Lisa Moline said...

Love your cards! Those embossing powders are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary Holshouser said...

the cards are so pretty.
thanks for showing how different
inks make the embossing powder
look different. You ovten
don't think about that but it
does make a difference.
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Patty said...

So very pretty & sparkly!!

Nandini said...

Love the gorgeous cards. The embossing powders are beautiful. I love the different looks you get with different base inks. That is such a great way of stretching supplies!

Carol Godfrey said...

Beautiful cards love the sparkle

Sue McRae said...

Such pretty sparkly stripy goodness!

Denise Mlady said...

love these cards! It is fun to see how the embossing powders look different over clear and black ink.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the stripes in the backgrounds!

F. Andre said...

Love the glitz and sparkle on these projects. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Unknown said...

Always looking for cards that are more masculine in nature. Thank you for your example. Peace!

Val p said...

Your cards are beautiful! Love the WOW!

K Hover said...

Fun cards, clean and simple.