Welcome to day one of our big three day blog hop featuring products from the new All That Jazz release from Catherine Pooler Designs. You should have arrived here from Josefine’s blog, but if you didn’t, don’t worry. I’ll have a list of the full blog hop at the end of my post.
As I mentioned, this blog hop is featuring products from the new All That Jazz release. In addition to the launch of several brand new products, items from the previously released Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval (SOA) collection will also be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, March 20.
For my first card today, I started by stamping the new Doin’ the Polka Background Stamp on a piece of white card stock using Stone Blue ink using my MISTI. I double stamped the Stone Blue to get a nice dark color, then stamped a third time using VersaMark so I could clear emboss over the Stone Blue. Once the embossing was cool, I used a mini ink blending tool to sponge Shea Butter over the entire piece. After achieving the level of color I wanted, I die cut the panel using the scalloped rectangle from the Tags, Etc. Dies which was part of the Counting Blessings SOA.
For the sentiment, I die cut the tag from the Tags, Etc. Dies from white card stock. The tag was a bit longer than I needed, so I trimmed 3/4″ from the bottom then rounded the corners using my Corner Chomper. I stamped the small floral spray from the Grateful Heart stamp set along the bottom using Midnight ink then color them using my ColourTint pencils from Crafter’s Companion then used a Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen to blend the color. Finally, I stamped one of the sentiments from the Grateful Heart stamp set using VersaMark then heat embossed it in gold.
To assemble the card, I created a top-folding card base from the new Sand Dune card stock. I adhered the scalloped rectangle using liquid glue. After finishing the tag off with a bit of pink shimmer ribbon and gold twine from my stash, I adhered the tag to the card at an angle using foam adhesive.
For my second card, I decided to turn my attention to the awesome new Black Tie Gala Patterned Paper. It’s a collection of gorgeous black & white graphic designs. This nice thing about this paper is it’s heavy enough to also stand up to inking technique. In this case, I used an ink blending tool and applied Party Dress ink over the entire panel. I applied more ink near the top and then lightened my pressure as I went down the panel to create a slight ombre effect. I then matted the panel on a piece of Midnight card stock and adhered it to a top-folding card base created from white card stock.
For the sentiment, I used one from the Good Things stamp set which was part of the Counting Blessings SOA collection. I stamped it using Catherine’s Midnight ink. I stamped it using my MISTI so I could double stamp it to ensure I got nice ink coverage on the thicker solid images. To complete the card, I wrapped a bit of black and white baker’s twine around the top of the card. It gives a fairly simple card a nice finishing touch and helps fill in the large white space in the upper right corner of the card.
That’s it for me today. Next up, you’ll be heading over to Jenny’s blog for more awesome inspiration!
Comment to Win!
Be sure to hop along with us for all three days and leave comments at all the stops on our hops. Five (5) randomly selected winners from all the commenters will each receive two (2) free Catherine Pooler Designs ink pads and free shipping. Winners will be announced on Catherine’s blog on Friday, March 23.
Here’s a list of all the stops for day one of the hop:
- Catherine Pooler
- Josefine Fouarge
- Melissa Miller <– You are here.
- Jenny Colacicco <– GO HERE NEXT!
- Karen Baker
- Justine Hovey
- Ilina Crouse
- Maureen Merritt
- Allison Cope
- Ingrid Blackburn
I’ll also be participating in the hop tomorrow. Be sure to stop by again for more projects features products from this release.
Until next time …