Welcome to day two 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 Ilina’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 decided to use the new Square Dance Stencil. I absolutely love working with stencils and this one is fabulous! I used an ink blending tool to create a rainbow across my card using Catherine Pooler inks in Rockin’ Red, Tiki Torch, Tiara, Garden Party, Fiesta Blue, and Pixie Dust.
I decided I wanted to turn this beautiful rainbow panel into a shaker card. I used one of Catherine’s Circle Dies to cut a circle into the panel. I adhered the main part of the panel to a black layer then lined the same circle die up into the opening to cut the circle out of the black layer. I also used the same circle die to cut one more circle, this time from vellum. Once cut out, I ran the vellum circle through my Xyron machine then adhered it over the circle cut from the rainbow panel to help tone the colors down a bit so the sequins would show up better in the shaker.
While I was die cutting, I also cut out the Wonderful Die from some Midnight card stock. I used a small strip of the same Midnight card stock to create an accompanying sentiment using three of the sentiment builder words from the Autumn Blessings stamp set. I stamped them using VersaMark ink then heat set them using white embossing powder.
To assemble the card, I adhered the vellum covered circle to a top-folding card base created from white card stock ensuring I had it lined up correctly with the larger rainbow panel. I adhered a piece of acetate behind the opening on the larger rainbow panel using double-stick tape, then added foam tape strips around the circle and along all the edges. I poured some Sparkling Clear Confetti Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh over the vellum covered circle. I removed the backing from all the foam adhesive then adhered the panel to the card base. Finally, using a bit of liquid glue, I adhered the word die and coordinating sentiment tag.
For my second card, I decided to not let all the beautiful inks go to waste that were left on the stencil after I ink blended the rainbow background for my shaker card. I grabbed a piece of watercolor paper and spritzed it down really well with some water. I then flipped the inked side of the stencil down onto the watercolor paper and let it site for a couple of minutes to allow the ink to transfer. Once I removed the stencil, I let it dry then trimmed it down.
Next, I decided to stamp the Music Notes Background Stamp in Black Jack ink to add some interest to the really soft rainbow background. Since I was going to be stamping on watercolor paper, I used my MISTI so I could double stamp it. I then trimmed the panel down a bit and matted it to a black layer made from Midnight card stock.
For the sentiment, I decided to use the leftover black circle from my previous card. I stamped a sentiment from the Bloomin’ Bouquet stamp set onto the circle using VersaMark ink then heat set it using white embossing powder. Once the embossing had cooled down, I trimmed away the excess circle and adhered it to the watercolor panel. To complete the card, I adhered the matted watercolor panel to a top-folding white card base.
That’s it for me today. I’m the final stop for today’s hop. If you missed any of the other stops, just head over to Catherine’s post for the starting point or check out the links below.
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 two of the hop:
- Catherine Pooler
- Chrissie Tobas
- Tracie Pond
- Ashlea Cornell
- Jen Carter
- Josefine Fourarge
- Ilina Crouse
- Melissa Miller – You are here.
Even though I won’t be part of the official hop tomorrow, I do have another card to share in honor of release day! Be sure to stop by again tomorrow to check it out and then you can head over to Catherine’s store to purchase all the new products.
Until next time …