Welcome to the final day of our big three day blog hop celebrating the new Winterhaven Stamp of Approval release launching tomorrow from Catherine Pooler Designs. You should have arrived here from Julie’s blog, but if not, don’t worry. I’ll have links to all the stops for today’s blog hop at the end of my post.
The Winterhaven collection will be available to wait list subscribers at 9am ET tomorrow, October 10. If there is any inventory remaining, it will be made available for general purchase beginning at 6pm ET tomorrow. As always, this collection will only be available while supplies last, so if you aren’t already signed up for the wait list, I would definitely recommend signing up now if you want a chance to get this collection.
For my first card today, I used a few different products from the collection. I used the hillside, trees, and houses from the Winterhaven Dies to create the village scene. The flying Santa sleigh is from the Here We Come A-Caroling stamp set. I used the add-on coordinating die set to cut it out. Finally, the sentiment is from the Good Stuff stamp set.
To create the night sky behind my village, I used a combination of Catherine’s ink. I started by blending the entire black ground with Something Blue. I then added some Flirty Fuchsia along the top to deepen the color a bit. I stamped the sentiment and sleigh using Catherine’s Black Jack ink. To complete the scene, I added some snowflakes to the background using a white gel pen.
For my second card, I used the Joy Wreath dies. I cut the wreath out from a white panel. To give it some color, I used a direct to paper inking technique using Catherine’s Garden Party ink. I cut the joy sentiment from the center remnant of the wreath. I used the same direct to paper inking technique using Rockin’ Red ink to give it some color. When the red ink was dry, I covered the entire word with VersaMark ink then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to give it some dimension and shine.
I adhered some acetate behind the opening in the white panel then inlaid the wreath back into it. I used some small stars and snowflake sequins inside the shaker portion of my card. I sponged some It’s a Boy ink onto the background to give the card a bit more color and to help the sequins show up a bit more. Once I had everything assembled, I adhered the joy sentiment to the center of the acetate window using some Multi Medium Matte. For a bit of final embellishment, I added a few dots of cranberry Stickles.
As promised at the beginning of this post, here’s a list of all the stops on our blog hop today:
- Catherine Pooler
- Laurel Beard
- Emily Leiphart
- Heather North
- Cynde Whitlow
- Julie Mogford
- Melissa Miller <– You are here
- Taheerah Atchia <– Go here next
Don’t forget to leave a comment on each of their blogs for a chance to win this wonderful collection. Catherine will be giving one collection away for each day of the blog hop. Entries close on Wednesday, October 11 at 9am ET and will be announced on Catherine’s blog later that day. If you are one of the winners and have already purchased this collection, you will receive a $100 gift certificate towards your next purchase from Catherine’s store.
Please be sure to stop back tomorrow. I’ll be sharing another card I created using this collection in honor of our official launch. If you’re a member of StampNation, be sure to join us tonight at 9pm ET for our release PJ Party. If you haven’t registered yet, you can find all the details about how to sign up over at StampNation.
Until next time …