All That Jazz Blog Hop – Day 2

Mel's Card Corner | All That Jazz Blog Hop

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.

Mel's Card Corner | All That Jazz Blog Hop

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.

Mel's Card Corner | All That Jazz Blog Hop

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.

Mel's Card Corner | All That Jazz Blog Hop

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.

Mel's Card Corner | All That Jazz Blog Hop

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:

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 …

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  1. Ardyth Percy-Robb says:

    Rainbow on that stencil?! Having a head slap moment – why didn’t I think of that – it looks FAB! Great projects!

  2. Becca Yahrling says:

    I love a rainbow of color; I love shakers (my favorite!); I love a musical score. That equals I love your beautiful cards!! 🙂

  3. Carol Hardie says:

    Melissa …. nicely done. Really love the Music Note stamp over the watercolor. Soft yet dramatic at the same time. Love this release.

  4. Vickie Buehler says:

    I can not pick which of your cards I like better, I thought I really liked the first one until I saw your second one! Now it’s a toss up! Both of them are GORGEOUS!

  5. Mary Holshouser says:

    I love the layering on the first
    card. That always makes such
    a spectacular design.
    The shading on the music
    is wonderful. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  6. Dana M says:

    Great cards! Your designs really highlight these fabulous backgrounds. Terrific colors to highlight the graphic stencil on the shaker card. And, I love the little pop of color in upper left of the musical note background.

  7. canadiancaroline says:

    Talk about two for one! I love how you used the bits and pieces and leftover ink from card 1 for card 2. The shaker card is super-fun, especially the use of the vellum over the bright stencil design. Great idea.

  8. Michelle Hackett says:

    Great designs Melissa. The shaker card was so vibrant, and the musical note card was so subtle. Great job with both.

  9. Annalisa says:

    I literally said “Ooooo!” (like the aliens in Toy Story) when I saw these cards. So pretty! I love the rainbow inking and how you didn’t waste the ink! I’ve got to remember that next time I’m cleaning a stencil. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Andrea Hastilow says:

    Great fabulous stunningly colourful cards, love the rainbow stencil on the first shaker card, such a great advert for all these products and the second you’ve taken a gorgeous background and made it so great its the main card not just a layer, absolutely my fab cards so far x

  11. Laura Miller says:

    I love when stampers show off how they don’t let anything go to waste. Taking the ink from the stencil and putting onto water color paper and then stamping the music notes – – what a wonderful, soft affect and really allows the primary sentiment to be bold.

  12. Izzy Scrap says:

    Two beautiful cards, Melissa ! Love your happy rainbow shaker card and the contrast with the soft and delicate second card. Lovely showcase. Thanks for sharing.

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