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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Catherine Pooler
- Jenny Colacicco
- Tracie Pond
- Karen Baker
- Allison Cope
- Nanette Tracy
- Melissa Miller <– You are here
- Ilina Crouse <– GO HERE NEXT
Until next time …