Monday, 19 March 2018

Catherine Pooler Designs All That Jazz Release - Make a Wreath

It's Day 2 of the Blog Hops for the new release from Catherine Pooler which will be available tomorrow. I'm not on the hop today, but I've included the list below, so you can hop and comment for your chance to win 2 CP Ink pads!

Seems like everyone's making wreaths these days, doesn't it? There are stamps that turn and there are templates that turn, but I made this just with a square panel and my MISTI.

The stamps I used are from two sets from the Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval Collection that was released last fall, and will be available in the shop tomorrow.  I used pretty pastel colours, and voila, my wreath has a fresh, spring feeling! That little spiral really goes with the pumpkin stamp, but it fits right in here, doesn't it?

It's important to start with a square panel (I used 4.25x4.25 and then cut it with a circle die when I was finished my stamping). And you need to know where the centre of the panel is. I use a circle die and a pencil to draw a guideline, but that step isn't necessary.

Be sure to hop and comment for a chance to win:

Catherine Pooler
Chrissie Tobas
Tracie Pond
Ashlea Cornell  
Jen Carter   
Josefine Fouarge  
Ilina Crouse  
Melissa Miller  

Here's a quick video:

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Sunday, 18 March 2018

Catherine Pooler All That Jazz Release

I'm excited to be here with a card using some new products from Catherine Pooler that will be available on Tuesday, March 20 (for StampNation members, you can order on Monday at 10 am! Here's more info about becoming a StampNation member!).

We are celebrating with 3 days of blog hops. I'm not on the hop today (but the blog list is below, so you can hop for your chance to win!) but I couldn't wait to show you some fun cards using the new goodies!

This release is made up of some completely new stamps, dies and stencils, as well as the products that were in the Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval Collection last fall and the All That Jazz Ink pad and reinker.

This card uses a solid leaf stamp from Leaf Motifs in a rainbow of inks from the Party Collection. I started by creating an 8-petal 'flower', overlapping each one for even more pretty shades of colour. 

I used the scalloped rectangle die from Tags, Etc. to create the scalloped edge on my white panel.

The Awesome die is brand new and is, well, awesome! I love the bouncy, happy font! To get this look I blended the rainbow of inks onto a piece of cardstock and then die cut it. I then spritzed it with water and let it dry before cutting it out. I stacked it with 3 other die cuts for some dimension.

Be sure to hop for your chance to win 2 inks - winners will be announced on Catherine's blog on March 23.

Friday, 16 March 2018

SugarPea Designs Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop

Good morning! It's time for SugarPea Designs' Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop! Now that you have had a chance to play around with the newest goodies, our Design Team has come up with even more inspiration for you!

Would you like to WIN a $20 gift certificate to spend on some SugarPea Designs of your own?  Please visit with each of our design team members listed below and leave a comment for your chance to win! The winner will be announced on Saturday, March 24th.

Sugar cookies are my weakness, but my paper version of my favourite treat is just as sweet, with no calories! I stamped and masked the cookies and then coloured them with Copic markers. I blended some Antique Linen Distress Ink for a warm glow and stamped my sentiment.

These cards show you how this Diagonal Stripe Cover Plate creates two cards for one! I blended ink onto one panel before cutting. I used the full panel for one card and a few of the cut out stripes for another. 




Thursday, 15 March 2018

Happy Easter

I'm on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with a video showing how I made my pastel rainbow background with one sentiment stamp, and how I added colour and dimension to a die cut.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Colour Trend: How to Incorporate Attitude (Colour Palette)

Good morning! Today I've got a fun card inspired by this vibrant Attitude colour palette, using stamps and dies from the latest Essentials by Ellen release and Catherine Pooler inks.

I love these bright colours and that  rainbow citrus caught my eye right away!

I started with a 4.25x4.25 white panel. I blended Fiesta Blue about half-way down the panel, fading to white.

Then Something Borrowed just on the area closer to the top.

I splattered it with water and let it dry.

Then I stamped (with some masking) my girls and the sentiment.

I used Copic markers to colour their obis and left their kimonos white, because I wanted to capture that rainbow-citrus from the inspiration photo in their parasols. I used the matching dies to cut out the 3 parasols.

I trimmed the panel to 4x4 and adhered it to a white card base before adding the 3 parasols.

And that's it! Really a simple, mostly-stamped card with some blending and colouring but bright, fun and full of energy and life! 

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Saturday, 10 March 2018

FS579 - Roll With It

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

I focused on Denise's:
-colours (black, white, green)
-circular focal point with strip behind

I changed:
-stamped image
-clearer background

I started by simply stamping my images and sentiment on a white panel. I coloured it with Copics and then thought about how to add some interest.

First, I cut and coloured the sushi grass as my strip for a bigger pop of colour on the card. Then inspiration hit, and I created a big maki roll by cutting my focal panel with a circle die and matting it on black (seaweed).

For more interest, I tilted my maki so that it looks like it's rolling.

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Muse 256 - Golden Anniversary

Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge, where Anita gave us this pretty, romantic inspiration:

I focused on Anita's:
-anniversary theme
-metallic accents

Later this year we will be celebrating my parents' 50th (Golden) wedding anniversary, and this is my mom's favourite colour, so I decided to get a head start on the card.

I decided to make a big card (for me, anyway!), so I started with a 5x7 panel of watercolour cardstock.

I used the cling-wrap with watercolours technique for my background, with some blue-y green Catherine Pooler re-inkers as my watercolours. Using the reinkers gives a more intense colour but you could easily smoosh your inkpads onto your palette and achieve a similar look, as I've done before.

When the panel was dry, I flicked Delicata Gold ink over it for some golden splatters.

Next, I cut the Prismatic Heart die from Gold Mirror cardstock and again, out of my panel. I adhered acetate to the back of the panel and created a shaker with Pretty Pink Posh Gold confetti and Studio Katia iridescent gems. Here's a close up.

I used a spray adhesive on the delicate golden die cut - so much easier than trying a liquid glue, which may have spread onto the acetate.

Here's a quick video:

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