Sunday, October 31, 2021

A TWO-FER PUFFIN PARTY

In honor of CP's 5 year Inkaversary Catherine Pooler is having a SALE on her ink. ALL but the 6 new Luxe colors will be on sale on November 1st & 2nd. This almost NEVER happens so you definitely do not want to miss it!


For all the info on this sale and a HUGE GIVEAWAY please click HERE



The Design Team has been sharing our favorite ways to use this incredible ink all week. Today I'm sharing one of my favorite color combos. It's to use shades of the same color and then throw in a pop of red. I used the blues today - LOVE these colors - it works great with neutrals too.


I've got two cards made from one panel and the same supplies. Lately I've been trying to stretch my stamps and use them for more than they were intended. For example, the Puffin Party Stamp Set was not designed with Christmas in mind but throw on a Santa hat and add a few pieces of holly and you've got a Christmas card. 


I used Tranquil, Stone Blue, Cove Blue and Juniper Mist with the Wavy Lines Stencil to create the panel. I die cut a circle and saved it for the next card. I blended a couple of the blues - I believe it was Stone Blue and Cove Blue on the card base and stamped the Lighthouse from the By The Sea Stamp Set with Juniper Mist. I added the panel with craft foam then added the images and the embossed sentiments to the card. I love how the Sending Waves of Love sentiment from the Puffin Party Stamp Set takes on a Christmas feel when paired with the From Our Home To Yours sentiment from the Alpine Village Stamp Set


I used the die cut circle piece leftover from the card above and another Puffin for this next card.


I put the Wavy Lines Stencil back in place on the circle piece then added some Golden Era Nuvo Glacier Paste randomly over top. I love how this piece turned out. When it was dry I added it to the card base with craft foam. I decided this Puffin was going to a birthday party so I added the party hat from the Peeking Pets Stamps and Dies. For the pop of red I colored in a few stripes on the hat and stamped the sentiment in red - I usually reach for black when stamping a sentiment but throwing in a pop of color here is fun.



What's your favorite color combination to play with? Leave me a comment as I'm always looking for new combos to try. I have a few different ones that are my go-to's right now and I'll be back soon with another one.



Happy Stampin'

and thanks so much for visiting!*

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan



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Saturday, October 30, 2021

THREE ROOM STUDIO SATURDAY CHALLENGE - BOLD & BRIGHT

 


Happy Saturday Everyone!! Welcome to another Three Room Studio Saturday Challenge. This week the prompt is Bold & Bright. I kept my card really simple and I definitely ticked the Bold & Bright box.


I started by swiping some Catherine Pooler Designs mini ink pads across a white card stock panel. I chose some of the brightest colors in my collection - Party Dress, Lime Rickey and Flirty Fuchsia from the Life of the Party Collection and Limoncello and All That Jazz from the Carnivale Collection. I used the stitched rectangle die from CPD's Postage Stamp Die set to cut the panel and added it to a white card base with craft foam.


I used the Aww Thanks Stamp Set & the coordinating die set from Three Room Studio for the rest of the card. I stamped the image then tried to figure out what colors to color it with. I decided I liked it without any color so I cut it out with the coordinating die and added it to the card with some craft foam. I stamped the sentiment, cut it out with the coordinating die and added that to the card with more craft foam. I die cut a few of the hearts from the same set and adhered them directly to the card.




For all the details on how to play along in this challenge and how to win a $15 Gift Certificate to the Three Room Studio shop please check the Three Room Studio Blog

Be sure to check out my team mates and what they made:

Tracy Freemanhttp://inkyfingersandribbon.com or @inkyfingersandribbon

Kerri Boucherhttp://kerri-thankgodforcolors.blogspot.com or @kerri1974mar

Allison Cope Israelshttp://yourmemoriescanada.blogspot.com/ or @i_card_so_hard

Karen Boycecardsstampsandink.com or @cardsstampsandink

Kimberly Skinnerhttp://stampingimperfection.com or @stamping_imperfection

Susan PowellCreating with Susan or @creatingwithsusan


Happy Stampin'

and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan



SUPPLIES

If you're interested in purchasing any of the supplies I've used I've listed them below. I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links below I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. 

Thank you! I truly do appreciate your support!

INK SMOOSHING WITH CATHERINE POOLER INK


Yesterday I told you about Catherine Pooler Designs celebrating her 5 year Inkaversary and that we're celebrating in lots of ways. 
                                                                                           

The first way we're celebrating is with a SALE!

Flash Sale on Ink Pads & Refills
The Flash Sale will run November 1st- 2nd. All full size Ink Pads and Refills will be 15% off!  (excluding the 6 new Luxe colors). We almost NEVER put our ink on sale, so this is a very special offer!   

PLUS...Refresh of 3 Classic Colors
Coming January of 2022  
We're so excited to now be able to bring a more highly saturated version of our classic colors: Mint to Be, It's a Boy & Sweet Sixteen.  These refreshed colors will be added in January 2022 to our Party Collection as we retire our three classic colors.

And there's also a HUGE GIVEAWAY!


We are about to celebrate our upcoming 5 year Inkaversary, and one lucky CP Ink fan is going to WIN every NEW ink product we release in 2022!!!
That means every new ink color in the full size pad, the refill and our new Mini Ink Pads!  Can I hear a whoot, whoot?!?!


How To Enter To Win???

Join us LIVE November 1st at noon Eastern for our YouTube LIVE Inkaversary Party! 

Comment on the video (live or on the replay):
*Tell us your favorite ink color or color combo
*Tell us your favorite feature of CP Inks

Contest closes on Thursday, November 4.  We'll announce the winners on our Facebook Live on Friday, November 5 at 9am Eastern.


Who's going to WIN all of the new colors for 2022?!?!  Will it be YOU?



New to CP Ink?  Click HERE to learn why they've become a favorite of so many crafters over the past 5 years!

Ink Smooshing may just be my all time favorite technique to do. It's fun, it's messy and it's different every time. On today's card I used Mint to BeIn The ParkAquatiniMardi Gras and Party Dress inks.


 When you do this technique be sure to dry the paper between each color. I love how each color layers on top of the one before it and how it blends in some areas as well. It all depends on how much water you add and how much you mix the inks on the paper.
I will link to a post and video of another card I made showing the whole Ink Smooshing process. You can see that HERE
I finished this card by stamping the camera and the sentiment from the Oh! Snap! Stamp Set in Midnight ink using my MISTI. Because I used watercolor paper for the ink smooshing I stamped the sentiment a few times to get a solid print. Once I did I cleaned off the stamps leaving them in place in my MISTI then inked them up with WOW embossing ink. I stamped over the black ink then heat set it with clear embossing powder. This helps them to pop off the paper more than if I had just stamped them.




Looking for some color inspiration? Make sure you head on over to the shop and grab your FREE CP Ink Color Wheels 




and then you may also want to check out the new and FREE Party Collection Color Combo Guide. This is a great way to jump start your creativity if you've misplaced your mojo.


Happy Stampin'

and thanks so much for visiting!*

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan


SUPPLIES

If you're interested in purchasing any of the supplies I've used I've listed them below. I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links below I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. 

Thank you! I truly do appreciate your support!


Friday, October 29, 2021

TIME FOR CP INKAVERSARY

  

Happy INK-aversary Everyone!!
November marks the 5th Anniversary of Catherine Pooler's Inks and we're celebrating with a CP INK FLASH SALE!!


Flash Sale on Ink Pads & Refills
The Flash Sale will run November 1st- 2nd. All full size Ink Pads and Refills will be 15% off!  (excluding the 6 new Luxe colors). We almost NEVER put our ink on sale, so this is a very special offer!   

PLUS...Refresh of 3 Classic Colors
Coming January of 2022  
We're so excited to now be able to bring a more highly saturated version of our classic colors: Mint to Be, It's a Boy & Sweet Sixteen.  These refreshed colors will be added in January 2022 to our Party Collection as we retire our three classic colors.
 
So mark your calendars for a CP INK SALE ON  NOV.1st & 2nd


Would you like to win a Year of CP Ink!!

What?!?!? 
You read that right! You could WIN a WHOLE YEAR of New Catherine Pooler Inks!


We are about to celebrate our upcoming 5 year Inkaversary, and one lucky CP Ink fan is going to WIN every NEW ink product we release in 2022!!!
That means every new ink color in the full size pad, the refill and our new Mini Ink Pads!  Can I hear a whoot, whoot?!?!

Imagine every few months receiving a package in your mailbox filled with NEW CP Ink Pads, Refills and Minis...for FREE...pretty sweet, right?

New to CP Ink?  Click HERE to learn why they've become a favorite of so many crafters over the past 5 years!


How To Enter To Win???

Join us LIVE November 1st at noon Eastern for our YouTube LIVE Inkaversary Party! 

Comment on the video (live or on the replay):
*Tell us your favorite ink color or color combo
*Tell us your favorite feature of CP Inks

Contest closes on Thursday, November 4.  We'll announce the winners on our Facebook Live on Friday, November 5 at 9am Eastern.


Who's going to WIN all of the new colors for 2022?!?!  Will it be YOU?

I wanted to share a card with you today using one of my favorite techniques to do with CP Ink and that is ink blending.


CP Inks blend beautifully together and with very little effort. For someone whose hand goes numb all the time having inks that blend so easily is really important. 

I used Rockin' Red, Cranberry Fizz and Merlot inks along with CP's Blending Brushes to create this background panel. Once it was a dry I heat embossed the snowflakes from the Chillin' Snowflakes Stamp Set with some Rose Gold Embossing Powder from WOW! 
The sentiment is from the Alpine Village Stamp Set and embossed in the same Rose Gold Embossing Powder onto some scrap card stock. 
I die cut the panel using the large stitched rectangle from the Postage Stamp Dies and then added it to a card base with craft foam. 





Happy Stampin'

and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan



SUPPLIES

If you're interested in purchasing any of the supplies I've used I've listed them below. I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links below I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. 

Thank you! I truly do appreciate your support!


WHIMSY PENGUIN CHRISTMAS CARD

 


I'm back with another card using a Whimsy Stamps Digital Image. Have you checked the Passionate Paper Creations & Friends Facebook Page? Whimsy is a Sponsor and they have a great SALE going on right now. Not a member of PPCF? No worries. Click HERE to come join in on all the fun.


There's not much that's cuter than a penguin except for a penguin with a Santa hat maybe.  This is the Penguin Thinking of You Digital Stamp - so cute right?!
I printed him onto some white card stock then used a mixture of Copics and Altenew Artist Markers to color him in.  I die cut him into a circle then masked him off. Using a combination of Distress ink and Distress Oxide inks I blended on the sky.


Since alcohol markers will bleed through the paper I die cut another circle the same size to put on the back. I die cut another circle out of heavier card stock, added a scor line about a 1/2" from the top. I added scor tape above the scor line then adhered that circle to the back of the penguin piece. I cut a very small section from the bottom of the back panel - you can just see it in the pic above. This makes it so the card can stand still and won't roll away.


I used some white acrylic paint mixed with a tiny amount of water to splatter snow all over the card. A simple embossed sentiment finishes this card.

Head on over to the Passionate Paper Crafter's and Friends and grab your discount for Whimsy Stamps


Happy Stampin'

and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan



SUPPLIES

If you're interested in purchasing any of the supplies I've used I've listed them below. I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links below I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. 

Thank you! I truly do appreciate your support!

Thursday, October 28, 2021

A SNOWMAN'S NEW HOPE

 


Whimsy Stamps has something special going on at Passionate Paper Creations & Friends Facebook page! It's a SALE!! Not a member? Click HERE to come join in on the fun! 


I thought the Snowman's New Hope Digi stamp was so cute and couldn't wait to color it up. I printed it out 3x - one a little bigger than the others and colored them in using my Copics and Altenew Artist Markers. I don't have a lot of each set so I combine them - they work great together. 



I masked off the snowman and the ground and blended on the sky using Distress and Distress Oxide inks. I spritzed it with water to get the 'snow' look. I stamped the trees along the snow line, then removed the masks. 
I used some slightly watered down white acrylic paint to splatter snow all over the panel. 
Once it dried I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die then added it to a card base with some craft foam. A simple embossed sentiment finishes the card.


Head on over to the Passionate Paper Crafter's and Friends and grab your discount for Whimsy Stamps

I'll be back tomorrow with another cute digi from Whimsy to share with you.


Happy Stampin'

and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan



SUPPLIES

If you're interested in purchasing any of the supplies I've used I've listed them below. I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links below I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. 

Thank you! I truly do appreciate your support!


Tuesday, October 26, 2021

MINI INK PADS FOR THE WIN

I love, love, love the CP Mini Ink Pads. I tend to take a lot of card making supplies when I go camping (don't judge - I can only go a few days without doing something crafty and my my hubby gets it) and these mini ink pads are a GREAT way to take a lot of ink without taking up a lot of space. It's a win win. 

Also they are great for cards like this. When you want to add a lot of color but in small sections what's better than a mini ink pad to do the work for you.

I used a piece of card stock that started out about 3" x 8". Next I grabbed a rainbow of mini ink pads and swiped them across the paper being sure to get right up next to the color before it. I cut the panel down to about 2" x 6 1/2" 

Next I used a tree from the Fun Forest Stamp Set and stamped it on each color with WOW Embossing ink. I heat embossed each one with WOW White Embossing powder then added it with craft foam to a panel that I cut with the stitched rectangle die from the Post This Slimline Die Set. I layered that onto another piece of card stock that was cut to 3 1/4" x 8 1/4" and then adhered that to a white card base that is 8 1/2" x 7" scored on the 7" side at 3 1/2".




A simple embossed sentiment from the Merry Christmas Angel Stamp Set onto some scrap black card stock finishes this card.

Happy Stampin'

and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan



SUPPLIES

If you're interested in purchasing any of the supplies I've used I've listed them below. I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links below I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. 

Thank you! I truly do appreciate your support!

Saturday, October 23, 2021

THREE ROOM STUDIO SATURDAY CHALLENGE

 




Hi Everyone and Happy Saturday!!!
That means it's time for another fun Three Room Studio Saturday Challenge. This week the theme is Purple. Not my go to color of choice which is one of the reasons I loved this challenge. I love to go outside my comfort zone with challenges and embrace things I wouldn't normally embrace. I have to say I love how my card turned out and I really love all the purple.






I used the Mom's Hibiscus stamp set and stamped the image with Versafine Nocturne ink randomly covering a piece of card stock cut to 4 1/4" x 5". It's such a small stamp that I was easily able to stamp the whole panel without doing any masking. 

I colored the flowers in using my Prismacolor pencils and the leaves and background using my Copic markers. 


The Prismacolor pencils I used were PC132, PC1007 & PC956.
The Copics I used were G24, G94 & Y11 for the leaves and N0 & N2 for the background.
After coloring the panel I cut it with the largest die in the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Die Set and added it to my card base with craft foam.


I stamped the sentiment from the Aww Thanks Stamp Set and cut it out with the coordinating die - having word stamps with coordinating dies is a game changer in my book. I added that to the card with craft foam then stamped and heat embossed the small sub sentiment.



For all the details on how to play along in this challenge and how to win a $15 Gift Certificate to the Three Room Studio shop please check the Three Room Studio Blog

Be sure to check out my team mates and what they made:
or @i_card_so_hard
Marilyn Schellerhttps://onestampingfool.blogspot.com/ or @onestampingfool
Karen Boycehttps://www.cardsstampsandink.com/ or @cardsstampsandink
Susan PowellCreating with Susan or @creatingwithsusan


Happy Stampin'

and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan



SUPPLIES

If you're interested in purchasing any of the supplies I've used I've listed them below. I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links below I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. 

Thank you! I truly do appreciate your support!

Thursday, October 21, 2021

HAPPY HALLOWEEN SHAKER



If you know me you know that I am not much into Halloween. I'm kind of the Halloween Scrooge. It's never been my thing - even as a kid. When our kids were little it was very different. I still didn't love Halloween but I loved seeing our kids love it. We'd decorate - one year hubby and the kids made gravestones and decorated the yard with them - they loved it! We'd carve pumpkins and do Halloween inspired crafts, and they'd dress up and we'd go trick or treating and there was always fireworks somewhere to enjoy and we'd drink hot chocolate while watching. Sometimes we'd have a bonfire and roast hotdogs and marshmallows and make smores. Now that they're older and moved out I'm back to being a Halloween Scrooge. What can I say - it's not my thing. 

BUT these Squad Ghouls are so much fun and so cute I can't resist playing with them. 


I embossed a piece of black card stock with the Going Batty Background stamp and the Black Magic Embossing Powder. I just looked and that powder isn't available anymore but I did link to something similar below. 
After I embossed the panel I ran it through my die cutting machine using the large stitched rectangle from the Postage Stamp Dies and one of the Ghouls from the Squad Ghouls Die Set. 
The sentiment is from the Everything But The Broom Stamp Set. After I stamped it with Midnight ink onto some white card stock I cut it with the same stitched rectangle so the sides had the stitching to line up with the embossed panel.
To stamp the ghoul on the panel I put the card base into my Misti then positioned the embossed panel where I wanted it. I fit the stamp into the opening on the embossed panel, picked up the stamp with the door of the MISTI, removed the stamped panel then stamped the image onto the card base. Worked perfectly!
I added some acetate to the back of the panel, put some foam tape everywhere, added some Mockingbird Heights Sequins on top of the stamped image then adhered the panel over top. 
I added a few sequins to the front of the card to finish it off.






Happy Stampin'

and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan



SUPPLIES

If you're interested in purchasing any of the supplies I've used I've listed them below. I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links below I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. 

Thank you! I truly do appreciate your support!