A Rainbow of Thanks

Welcome, Friends!

Thanks for stopping by today for another card that features the new Wild and Wonderful Release from Catherine Pooler Designs. If you still haven't checked out the release, you can find all the products here.

For some reason, every time I create with my Catherine Pooler products, I'm always inspired to do rainbows and really vibrantly colorful projects.

Today is no exception!

I used the Kaleidoscope Background stamp and the Carnivale Ink collection to make this lil' beauty. In case you didn't know this, the Catherine Pooler inks blend SO WELL! I love that these inks take all the frustration out of ink blending. It's a joy to create with products that make creating effortless!

I cut a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card panel, masked off the bottom portion of the card with post it note tape, inked up the background stamp with Versamark ink, and then laid my cardstock panel on top of the stamp to apply the ink. I was careful not to shift the paper! I applied my white embossing powder and then heat set it.

Now it's time for the fun part!

I used an ink blending tool to apply the inks on to my card panel, watching the embossing portion resist the ink. I used a cloth to buff off the excess ink. I kept the post it note tape on the panel this entire time, knowing that I wanted to stamp my sentiment on the bottom portion of the card.

I used a sentiment from the Note of Thanks set and Midnight ink to stamp the finishing touches and then reveled in the rainbow beauty!

Thanks again for stopping by today, and happy crafting!


A Colorful Thanks + Sentiment Background + Catherine Pooler Release

Hey There!

Thanks for wandering over to my blog today!

I'm still crushing on this new Wild and Wonderful Release from Catherine Pooler Designs. There are some really beautiful stamp sets in the release as well as TWO NEW INKS, so what's not to love about that?!

You can find the entire release here. The Wonderful Wildflowers set is my favorite!

Today I'm sharing a simple card that carries a huge punch. The Note of Thanks stamp set has some great sentiments in it and is one of the most well-designed "thank you" sets I've seen in a while.

I cut down a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card panel from watercolor paper  and taped it down to a hard surface. Since I planned to apply watercolor, I taped the paper down so that it would lay flat and take the water better.

I then pulled out my Gansai Tambi watercolors and laid a rainbow wash of colors down on my card panel. After I heat set that card panel, I applied some baby powder all over the panel since I knew I wanted to emboss and didn't want the powder to stick to the panel.

After I prepped the card panel with baby powder, I laid it in my MISTI and arranged my stamps all across the panel. I stamped them with Versamark ink, and then applied white embossing powder before heat setting it.

I had a few gaps in my panel, so I placed some stamps in the open areas again and repeated the embossing process until my panel was full.

After the panel was complete, I adhered it to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base to finish off my project.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!