Monday, 23 March 2020

Three Sweet Card Ideas using Catherine Pooler Forever 13 (Plus Blog Hop!)

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Good morning! Today the Ellen Hutson Design Ambassadors are hopping with some products from Catherine Pooler's latest release - Forever 13! Details are below.



As I often do, I fixated (who, me?!) on one stamp from Sweet Life and explored it for a while. Here's the evolution of my thinking:


Watermelon semi-circle stamped in rows to create a solid, vertical background. Finished with a sentiment and a smile made from the watermelon rind and a solid dot stamp from the set. 


Similar idea, but horizontal, and I created full circles with the semi-circle stamp rather than offsetting them. I started adding tone on tone 'decorative elements' and of course I immediately saw those dots as eyes.


So I made some bees, and created my own sentiment with some masking. This card also has 3 of the patterned papers on it and I want you to notice something. Both the dot patterns fit perfectly on an A2 size card - there is symmetry when I used them as borders - that, my friends, is called good design, which we always get with Catherine's products!

Blog Hop Details:

One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Sunday, March 29th at 11:59pm PDT. Winner will be notified by email.




Ardyth Percy-Robb  <<You are here!



34 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Super creative cards, Ardyth! I LOVE the Bees!

Janice Harrison said...

Cute!

Lynn Hill said...

Your cards definitely made me think "happy"! The more ideas I see, the more I want the fruit stamp!! Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

Susan Furr said...

I can't right now with your bees!!! TOO cute!! I love how your creativity genius works. Thank you for sharing such happy & bright cards right now. Sending lots of hugs to you.& yours!!

Christine Kiehl said...

Oh I love what you crafted with the stamps! Very creative indeed! I love your work!

Melissa Leftrick said...

So colorful and happy!!

Karen K. Creates said...

Ardyth, these are such fun and bright cards!

Lyne's world said...

lovely cards and I do follow you on youtube already and love your stuff :)

Farley said...

LOVE your cards! I love cards that make me smile and just say “happy”. Love the colors and how clever your designs are too.

Joanne G said...

Such cute cards! Those bees are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Susan T said...

I am smitten with you color choices for these cards. They make me happy.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Perfect stamping! I LOVE how you created these darling backgrounds!

sharon g said...

Wow, they are so versatile. They are really sweet

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the creative and alternate use for the set.

Creating with Susan said...

So creative Ardyth! Those bees are super cute.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Awesome and very creative cards! Love the the bright colors and designs!

kiwimeskreations said...

Love the way you see outside the box when using one of a set of stamps Ardyth - you are inspiring
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Denise Bryant said...

Love the fun colors and designs! The bees are adorable!

clavell said...

These are very fun and happy cards! Love each one!

JMN said...

Fun and happy, colorful cards. Great new release.

Brandi R said...

Love the evolution of your fixation :-D These are some fantastic cards with some awesome out of the box vision. Love these ♥

Teri S. said...

Ardyth, who knew what you could do with a watermelon! lol Such a fun release & I love the bright colours you used. Also like the lines of dots to outline on the last card.

Mary Holshouser said...

The cards are darling.
they do encourage me to be
happy - even tho' it's a
dreary day. thanks
for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Michele K. Henderson said...

Wow! These are all AH-MAZING! You are so creative and talented, andI love the fresh ways you've used these stamps! Those little bees are THE CUTEST! Love all of this!
Warm Hugs.
Michele K. Henderson
crimsonowl@comcast.net

Ceal said...

great cards, so fun and bright

Cyndi said...

Wonderful, colorful, fun cards. I love Catherine Pooler's ink colors.

~amy~ said...

Ardyth, these are all so fun and colorful!

donna mikasa said...

It's always a treat to see your cards--you are so dang creative!

Sue D said...

These are so cute, colorful and happy!

Tammy B said...

Oh my gosh! How fun are those cards?! Love the bees.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

How fun and creative are these?! I love them!

JMN said...

Awesome, fun and colorful cards, love them. A great release.

Linda said...

Cute cards. Love the bees!

Jean said...

These are just delightful!