Wild & Wonderful Blog Hop – Day 3

Mel's Card Corner | Wild & Wonderful Blog Hop

Welcome to the final day of our big three-day blog hop celebrating the launch of the new Wild & Wonderful release from Catherine Pooler Designs. You should have arrived here from Nanette’s blog, but if not, don’t worry. I’ll have the full blog hop list at the end of this post.

I have two cards to share with you today. They were both created using a variety of products from the new release.

Mel's Card Corner | Wild & Wonderful Blog Hop - Day 3

For the first card, I decided to use the Joseph’s Coat technique. I started by creating an ink blended background on white cardstock using Catherine Pooler Designs inks in Be Mine, Limoncello, All That Jazz, and Grape Crush. I just couldn’t quite seem to stop making rainbows with these four colors. LOL

Once the ink blended panel was dry, I stamped the Kaleidoscope background over it using VersaMark ink then heat embossed it using WOW! clear embossing powder. I used a mini ink blending tool to apply Midnight ink over the entire panel two or three times until everything but the embossed areas were were completely black. I used a dry microfiber cloth to buff away any excess ink from the embossed areas which revealed the beautiful rainbow Kaleidoscope background.

Mel's Card Corner | Wild & Wonderful Blog Hop - Day 3

For the sentiment panel, I applied some Grape Crush ink to white cardstock using a direct to paper inking technique to create come Grape Crush cardstock. Once it was dry, I stamped the large Thanks sentiments from the Note of Thanks stamp set using VersaMark ink then heat embossed it using WOW! Opaque Bright White embossing powder.

Mel's Card Corner | Wild & Wonderful Blog Hop - Day 3

For my second card, I decided to create a shaker card using some two-color embossing. I started by die cutting the In Flight Butterfly Die from a white cardstock panel. I put the panel into my MISTI stamping tool and used one of the corner brackets from the Creative Corners set to place the panel away from the edge a bit to ensure good coverage with the background stamp. I then placed the die cut butterfly back into the negative space so I could have the background stamped continuously between the two pieces so the pattern would line up correctly.

I stamped the panel and butterfly with the Kaleidoscope stamp using VersaMark ink. I heat embossed the main panel using WOW! Clear embossing powder to create a tone-on-tone-look. I heat embossed the butterfly using WOW! Royal Crush embossing powder.

Mel's Card Corner | Wild & Wonderful Blog Hop - Day 3

After the embossing had cooled, I lined the panel up with a top-folding card base. I added a bit of liquid glue to the back of the butterfly then adhered it to the card base using the opening in the panel as an alignment guide.

I removed the panel from the card base and adhered some acetate behind the opening. I added foam strips all around the butterfly opening and around the edges of the panel. I placed some clear sequins and some small purple star sequins from my stash (no longer available) on top of the die cut butterfly on the card base then adhered the shaker panel over it.

For the sentiment, I decided to use the previously released Hello Die. I die cut the word five times from Midnight cardstock then adhered them together to create a dimensional die cut. I adhered it to the front of the card using liquid adhesive.

Mel's Card Corner | Wild & Wonderful Blog Hop

As promised earlier, here’s the full line-up for today’s hop. Be sure to visit each stop and leave a comment for a chance to win! Five (5) random commenters will be chosen to receive two free ink pads (and free shipping!)  Winners will be announced on Friday, May 25, on Catherine’s blog.

Until next time …

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38 comments

  1. FD91354 says:

    Really beautiful cards! Love the first technique. Looks gorgeous with that rainbow! The white card with the butterfly and the purple peeking out.. love!

  2. Amy L says:

    Mel,
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations. I appreciate how you gave us two very different cards with use of the Kaleidoscope Background stamp. It shows how vertical one stamp can be.
    Amy

  3. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the first card.
    the colors really pop off the black.
    The shading is wonderful.
    the butterfly is fantastic.
    The inside of the shaker is
    lovely. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. Lori A Walker says:

    WOW! That butterfly card with the two colors of embossing – THAT MATCH UP! – is so neat! I’m going to have to try that one…. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Brandy Duncan says:

    THe Jospeh’s coat gives the kaleidoscope background such a unique look. The purple butterfly is gorgeous. Love your designs. I can’t wait to get my hands on these goodies.

  6. Sharon Perehudoff says:

    Beautiful cards, Mel. Love your shaker card awesome. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent.

  7. Izzy Scrap says:

    Wow, wow, wow ! Two stunning cards with the same background stamp but so different ! Didn’t know the Josephs Coat technique and I love the result ! And this shaker card is a pure beauty with these soft tones. Fabulous. Thanks so much for inspiring and sharing the techniques. x

  8. Cindy Holmes says:

    Great cards! I love the two different ways that you used the kaleidoscope stamp! Especially the top one with the black background and then the beautiful rainbow embossed effect on top!

  9. Joanne Guarino says:

    Great cards, Melissa! I love how you did the first one using the kaleidoscope background stamp. That technique is so cool. It is something I want to try. Love the butterfly shaker card too! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Dana M says:

    Such lovely cards and well executed cards! The bright colors just pop off the black to make a very happy card. The second card is soft, sweet and elegant.

  11. Joanie Canzone says:

    Love both cards! The butterfly is beautiful but the Thanks is great too. Love the look on the dark card Stock!

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