Welcome to our big collaboration blog hop showcasing Right at Home Stamps (RAH) paired with Catherine Pooler Designs (CPD) ink! In case you haven’t heard, Nicole from RAH is now carrying CPD inks in her online store! You should have arrived here at my post from the RAH blog. If not, don’t worry. I’ll have a list of the full blog hop at the end of this post. You’ll definitely want to hop along with us for a chance to win!
I was apparently on a “three” theme today for my card. I used three stamp sets from RAH Stamps and three ink colors from CPD. The stamps I used are the Watercolor Background, Tiny Sentiments, and Fall Sentiments. The inks I used are Tiara, Tiki Torch, and Black Jack.
I started by stamping the background stamp on white cardstock using Tiara ink. This 6×6 stamp is absolutely awesome for creating a simple graphic background. After letting the ink drying for a bit, I trimmed the panel down to 4 x 5-1/4″. I wrapped some black & white baker’s twine around the panel then adhered it to a top-folding card made from white cardstock.
For the sentiment, I wanted to create a bit of a sunray effect using the I Miss You sentiment from the Tiny Sentiments stamp set and some repeat stamping. I used my Stamparatus stamp positioning tool to make this step easier on myself. I simply lined up the stamp vertically at the 6 o’clock position on a 3.75″ square of white cardstock. I stamped it using Tiki Torch ink then rotated the square 90 degrees clockwise and repeated the process. I continued this method until I was back at the beginning.
I cleaned the stamp then lined it up at a 45 degree angle between the 3 o’clock and 6 o’clock stampings from the first step. Once again, I inked up the stamp and stamped the image then rotated the paper and repeated until I was back at the beginning. I repeated this process two additional times lining the stamp up at an angle on both side of the 45 degree angle stamp. When it was all said and done, I had a total of 24 stamped I Miss You messages in a circle.
For the main focal image, I started by creating a piece of Tiki Torch cardstock by using the direct to paper inking technique. I applied the ink to white cardstock using the Tiki Torch ink pad then set it aside to dry for a bit.
While waiting for the cardstock to dry, I turned my attention to my main sentiment. I used the Hello image and the There image from the Fall Sentiments stamp set. Even though the set includes several Fall-themed sentiments, there are some great year-round sentiments in this set as well! I stamped the sentiments using Black Jack ink then quickly applied some clear embossing powder and heat set it using a heat tool. I then used a small stitched circle die to cut it out. I used a slightly larger scalloped circle die to cut a coordinating layer from the Tiki Torch cardstock I created.
I was originally planning to use a circle die to cut out the I Miss You sunrays, but didn’t have one in my stash that would cut as closely as I wanted. Everything I had was either too big or slightly too small. Instead, I VERY carefully used my detail scissors and fussy cut the circle.
Now that all the parts were ready, it was time to finish putting the card together. I adhered the I Miss You circle to the card base using tape runner. I also used tape running to adhere the Hello There circle to the Tiki Torch scalloped circle. I then adhered the combined circles to the center of the I Miss You circle using dimensional adhesive and that completed the card.
As promised at the start of this post, here’s the full blog hop list. Be sure to visit each stop and leave a comment for a chance to win a fabulous Right at Home prize pack!
- Right at Home
- Melissa Miller – YOU ARE HERE
- Chrissie Tobas – GO HERE NEXT
- Tracie Pond
- Ashlea Cornell
- Ardyth Percy-Robb
- Ilina Crouse
- Laurel Beard
- Jen Carter
- Karen Baker
- Jenny Colaciccio
- Kristie Goulet
- Maureen Merritt
- Kelly Martin
- Susan Powell
Until next time …