CPD-WOW Blog Hop

Mel's Card Corner | CPD & WOW Blog Hop

Welcome to the Catherine Pooler Designs and WOW! collaboration blog hop! We have a huge line up of amazing inspiration and some great prizes up for grabs. You should have arrived here from Marion’s blog, but if you didn’t, don’t worry. I’ll have a full line up for the entire hop at the end of my post.

Mel's Card Corner | CPD & WOW Blog Hop

For my card, I started by stamping the chevron square stamp from the Happiness Enclosed stamp set from Catherine on white cardstock using VersaMark ink. I stamped it three times then heat embossed them using WOW! embossing powders in Misty Sky, Royal Crush, and Copacabana.

Once the embossing cooled, I trimmed each of the squares right to the edge of the embossing leaving no white border. To help them “pop” a bit from the card base, I matted each square on a 1-1/4″ square of Midnight cardstock.

On a landscape card base, I lined up approximately where I wanted the embossed tiles to go (approx. 3/4″ from the top) then lined up the sentiment stamp below it. The sentiment is from the same Happiness Enclosed stamp set and is stamped in Catherine’s Grape Crush ink which I thought went beautifully with the Royal Crush embossing powder.

I adhered each of the embossed tiles to the card using some foam tape. I wanted to tie in the black I used for the mats on the embossed squares and to fill in a bit of the white space at the bottom. I decided to stamp the diagonal border stamp from the same Happiness Enclosed stamp set about 3/4″ from the bottom of the card using Midnight ink.

Mel's Card Corner | CPD & WOW Blog Hop

Comment to Win!

Be sure to visit each stop along the hop and leave a comment on all the blogs. Two lucky winners will be randomly selected from everyone who leaves a comment on EVERY stop. One winner will receive a six-pack of embossing powders and a carrying case from them from WOW! The other winner will receive the Life of the Party ink collection from Catherine Pooler Designs. Winners will announced the week of July 2 by WOW!

As promised at the beginning of my post, here’s the full line up for our hop today.

Until next time …
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  1. Isabel Z says:

    I love blog hops because they inspire me to create and I learn about products that are new to me–thank you.

  2. Leanne in Cali says:

    Oh I like this card! The colors are great and I love the sentiment “matching” color! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!

  3. Sharon Nesvog says:

    Melissa…your card is so clean and simple…but has a real WOW factor!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  4. Sharon Perehudoff says:

    Mel, love your card along with the sparkle. Thanks for playing along with this amazing Blog Hop and for sharing your clean and simple card. Amazing!

  5. Laura Miller says:

    Truly – your card would be a great example of CAS. But then your did the images in gorgeous embossed colors. OH MY. Really lovely and still clean and simple with “oompf”.

  6. Cathy Lillie says:

    Beautiful! I love the simple design. It packs a punch with those glittery embossed chevrons! The grape crush ink is gorgeous!

  7. Mary Holshouser says:

    Fun card.
    Love the little squares – makes an
    interesting card and looks
    elegant. thanks for sharing

  8. Diane Brown says:

    Beautiful CAS card that really pops. Love the way you edged them with black and also the black and white stripe across the lower part of the card. Thank you for your inspiration and for sharing.

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