Foundations Box Now Available

Mel's Card Corner | Foundations Box

I’m back today with three bonus designs I created using the new Foundations Box launched today by Catherine Pooler Designs. Just as I did yesterday for the blog hop, I’ll start today by sharing two one layer cards and will finish up with a more stepped up card to round things off.

Mel's Card Corner | Foundations Box

Here’s another one layer card I created using the For Everything stamp set. I used the hexagon row to create a border along the fold of the card using the Fiesta Blue ink then stamped the sentiment in the lower right corner of the card using the Midnight ink. Finally, I filled in the lower part of the card by randomly stamping some of the single and triple hexagon images sweeping from the left to the right. This helps draw the eye from the bold border over to the sentiment.

Mel's Card Corner | Foundations Box

For my second card, I used images from the Fore Everything stamp set. I started by stamping the tree image using Grass Skirt ink. I used Midnight ink to add the double bar stripe on either side of the tree. I masked off the left side of the card with a sticky note since I didn’t need the full stripe on that side. Next, I stamped the Merry & Bright sentiments in the lower right corner using the Rockin’ Red ink. To finish off the card, I pulled some embellishments from my stash adding a gold star sequin to the top of the tree and wrapping the card with some red baker’s twine.

Mel's Card Corner | Birthday Foundations

For my final card, I used some basic white card stock from my stash in addition to the items found in the box. For the focal layer, I stamped the diagonal stripe stamp from the For Everything set in the four bright ink colors included in the box. I adhered the focal panel to a black mat layer using my tape runner then adhered the matted panel to one of the card bases, also with tape runner.

Mel's Card Corner | Foundations Box

To create the black mat layer, I did a direct-to-paper inking technique using the Midnight ink pad. Catherine’s ink pads work great for this technique! The ink pads are juicy enough I didn’t have to keep going over it again and again trying to get complete coverage. One coat and I was done! This is a great way to create perfectly matching layers to go with these inks.

Mel's Card Corner | Foundations Box

To create the sentiment, I stamped the Happy circle stamp from the Spot On stamp set on some scrap white card stock using the Rockin’ Red ink. I love the amazing coverage these inks provide because I got a perfectly stamped image on the first try which can be difficult with sold images like this. I fussy cut the circle then adhered it flat to the focal layer over the stripes. I then stamped the birthday sentiment from Spot On using the Midnight ink and trimmed it to the desired size. I used my scissors to add a fish tail banner to the right side then adhered it my card using some foam tape.

Mel's Card Corner | Foundations Box

For an even more stepped up version of this card, how about some heat embossing? I did everything exactly as I did for the card, but stamped the Happy circle from Spot On using VersaMark ink then heat embossed it using gold embossing powder. I also stamped the birthday sentiment with VersaMark on a scrap of black card stock then heat embossed it using white embossing powder.

I can’t decide which version of the final card I like better. Which version do you prefer — the red spot or the gold? Please leave me a comment and let me know!

Until next time …

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  1. Jo Ann DiSalvo says:

    Great cards! My favorite color is red, so I like the red spot card better! Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to get my box!!

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