Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wild & Wonderful with CP Designs Blog Hop









Welcome to Day 2 of the Wild & Wonderful release blog hops for Catherine Pooler Designs. The creative team has been and will be sharing projects made with the new products released yesterday May 22nd.
I have 3 cards to share with you today. The first one uses the Kaleidoscope Background stamp, the Scroll Butterfly die, the In Flight die and the Note of Thanks stamp set.



I started by embossing the beautiful Kaleidascope Background stamp with white embossing powder onto some watercolor paper. I used Lemoncello, Party Dress and Lime Rickey to create a 'watercolor' background. Working with one color at a time I smooshed the ink directly onto a craft mat, gave it a few spritz of water and then pounced the paper into the ink heat setting it before adding a new color. The Scroll Butterfly die is layered on top of the In Flight die - both are cut from vellum. The sentiment is embossed with white onto a piece of Smoke card stock.

My next card features the Wonderful Wildflowers stamp set in an unusual way.


When I was stamping the flowers for another card the leaves made me think of fish. My daughter thought it was silly but I couldn't let the idea go so I made a card. I smooshed some Lime Rickey and Grass Skirt onto my craft mat, gave it a few spritz and then used that to ink up the leaf stamp. I stamped it onto watercolor paper and then used the outline stamp and embossed it in gold. I layered them onto a panel that I had sponged with It's a Boy, Skylight, Stone Blue and Aquatini. The sentiment is stamped with Black Jack ink.

And finally for my last card I used the Focus on the Good stamp set. I LOVE that sentiment and it's something I need to remember.


Everything on this card is embossed in either white or gold. I started with the panel by stamping the sentiment and the leaves in white onto Smoke card stock. I used the layering stamp for the leaves and added some gold embossing. I stamped the outline images for the flowers and the leaves onto the Sand Dunes card base and embossed them in white and gold. 
I really love how this one turned out and think I may keep this one on my desk as a reminder to Focus on the Good.

Here's the hop order below.
Be sure to check each one out and leave comments because Catherine is giving away some goodies to 5 lucky winners!

Susan Powell - (you are here)


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!



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55 comments:

  1. Such great cards Susan - that first one...the background is just gorgeous. And of course I love the tadpoles (in my mind they are...lol)!

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  2. I'm just so impressed with the variety of styles on these cards. And naturally I've been a fan of the tadpole card since the first day I saw it, so GO YOU!!!!

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  3. So pretty! And creative how you used the leaf stamp as a fish! Love it!!

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  4. I am so glad you included the tadpole/fish card. It’s really so creative and I love how you used the kaleidoscope stamp ❤️

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  5. Lovely cards, Susan!! So creative!

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  6. Beautiful card designs. I love that second card! So creative! Glad you gave it a go!

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  7. What is not to love about these cards. Love the muted colors used and then an added touch of ‘pop’.

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  8. I don’t know where to start...your cards are outstanding and very clever.

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  9. Love how you used the leaf and turned it into something entirely different. Just shows the versatility of this release!

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  10. Love the cards! The last one is simply stunning!

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  11. The fish card is so creative!!

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  12. Great cards,Susan. The fish card is so cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. So creative! I love how you made the fish. They look like they are flowing through water, too! And, that last card would be great for women or men!

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  14. Lovin the embossed background on your third card--very elegant.

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  15. Creative use of the leaves for fish.

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  16. Love your creative cards and above all the fun second one ! So clever ! Also love the last card, so elegant and classy with the white and gold embossing ! Fabulous showcase. Thanks so much for sharing. x

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  17. Great cards! I love that you saw a fish in those leaves! You and Ingrid definitely think outside the box! Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent with us!.

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  18. Creative & beautiful. That last card.... swoon. Stunning.

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  19. Love the fish! They have great Dr Seuss appeal. The last card is pure elegance, just lovely.

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  20. Beautiful cards! I especially like the top one where you white embossed it and then water colored styled it! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  21. Awww!!! Beautiful cards!!! Love so much the combo of colors of your first one!!! And your last one is very elegant!!!

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  22. Beautiful cards, love the fish made from the leaves

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  23. Love that ink smooshed background.

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  24. Your gold card is just beautiful and I love your fishies.

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  25. How funny, love the fish. Love your color combo in the first card. That sentiment is gorgeous. The neutral look great as well.

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  26. Great cards, I love the colors!

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  27. Your cards are really pretty. But I am just fascinated by people who can see stamps used for totally different purposes. Way to go!

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  28. Great cards! Love how you made fish from leaves! So cute I giggled when I saw it!

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  29. Outstanding cards! Love the bright and happy background on the first card. The fish card is just too cute and so very clever. The third card is classically elegant.

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  30. FAbulous card designs and very clever idea to make fish.

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  31. I must admit I thought the fish looked like sharks but are gorgeous what ever swimming creature they are. So simple yet so effective. The first card is amazing with the colours and the resist. And the gold, black and white of the third card on Kraft card stock. Amazing! love the simplicity of it. would never think of it myself and that is why I love these blog hops- so much inspiration 😊

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  32. Loved all of your cards from this fabulous release, but those green fish really took the top spot for me!

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  33. Backgrounds rock! absolutely love the elegant look of your last card Focus on the Good.

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  34. BEAUTIFUL CARDS! I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE FOCUS CARD! TFS!

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  35. Such pretty cards - love the flowers and the embossing.

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  36. That butterfly background is incredible! Super pretty cards

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  37. So pretty. Love the butterfly background!

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  38. Beautiful cards! The butterfly is gorgeous!

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  39. Spectacular cards! LOVE your "Focus on the Good" card. Such an uplifting sentiment.

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  40. So beautiful. Love the yummy BG with the pretty
    butterfly.

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  41. Love how you turned the leaf into a fish and the last card is lovely.

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  42. Love the innovative use of the leaves.
    I saw a pea in a pod. your cards
    are fantastic. thanks for sharing
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  43. You’ve designed a great variety of cards ! The background on the first one is amazing !!
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  44. Beautiful cards, Susan!! I'm so glad you included your fish card in your post. :)

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  45. The gold and white embossed card is a stunner!

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  46. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing.

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  47. Great cards! Thanks for sharing with us on this fun blog hop!!

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  48. Love, love, love the Focus on the Good card! It’s awesome. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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