Friday, September 25, 2020

A Catherine Pooler Collaboration with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

 Happy Friday everyone!! So excited for the weekend!!!

Today on the blog I am sharing THREE cards I created in a collaboration with Catherine Pooler Designs and CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. Catherine Pooler was so kind to send the design team a package of her AWESOME inks (I received the Carnivale set, along with her Midnight Ink) and I decided use them in three different ways.  

For my first card, I used Suede Shoes ink color and the CAS-Fridays Modern Petals Stencil to create a background for my card.

I paired this with the Garden Fri-dies and the soon to be retired Peace and Comfort stamp set to complete my card.

I used Catherine Pooler's "Be Mine" for a little direct to paper action for my pink flowers and the "Mardi Gras" to shade in the green leaves.

I stamped the sentiment from Peace and Comfort using the Midnight Ink

For my second card, I did some ink smooshing on white paper using Catherine Pooler's "Tutti Frutti," "Tiki Torch," "Mardi Gras," and "Lemoncello" dye ink. I then die cut leaves out of the home made paper using CAS-ual Fridays soon to be retired Acorn Fri-dies.


These inks were awesome to use for this technique as they were so pigmented that I didn't have to do a ton of work.


I layered these leaves over a piece of kraft embossed paper that I received as protection from some products in a package!! I love to recycle on a card!!


The stems were die cut from kraft cardstock and shaded in with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

My last card I used a direct to paper technique with a rainbow of inks from Catherine Pooler. I then used some water over the top to get the drips down watercolor paper.


I let the background dry and then sprayed it again with some shimmer spray to make it shine. I paired this background with the CAS-Fridays Be a Unicorn stamp set and matching Unicorn Fri-die.

I used Copic markers to color in my unicorn but I made it a little too dark. Sigh. These things do happen!!!

To finish off my card, I added some clear sequins that I covered with Nuvo Glitter Accents.


My final step was to cover the unicorn horn with the Nuvo Glitter Accents and the entire unicorn with some Wink of Stella. There is a TON of sparkle and shine on this card that was really difficult to photograph. This is my favorite of all three cards!!!!

What is a blog hop without prizes? Hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog and the Catherine Pooler Blog for more details and to see the other designers creations!!!

Want to go shopping? Used my code NORASENTME to get 15% off your TOTAL purchase at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!!


I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by today. Have a FABULOUS Friday!!!







18 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

FABULOUS cards Nora! I think the one with the pretty fall leaves is my favorite!

Unknown said...

All of your cards are awesome, but I love your ink smooshed leaves the best!

Phyllis said...

I know just who I would send your card, too.

Mrsfish02 said...

I love the suede shoes color and I need to get the leaf dies before they retire. Lovely cards.

Karen H said...

WOW, loved all three cards. Awesome ink colors and designs.

Unknown said...

Love the ink smooshed leaves!

Eve N said...

Pretty cards. Love the bold pattern on the thinking of you card.

~amy~ said...

Nora, these are amazing!

Nandini said...

Wow! These cards are so beautiful!

Jennifer Archambault said...

Nora your cards are BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for sharing with us!

Lagene said...

Awesome creations, I especially love the leaves card!

Chandhini said...

Your cards are so pretty, I really love how the bright blue stencilling lets the white flowers pop in the first card.

Ashley Cortez said...

You did really pretty backgrounds and great techniques on all of these cards great job

sentsue said...

Beautiful work!

Laurie2cats said...

Beautiful cards!

Helen said...

What a great set of cards, Nora! I love the bright, happy colours and your clever designs using the great stamps and stencils! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Take care! :)

Elizabeth Roberts said...

LOVE this first card with the blue stencil and the thinking of you!

Witchcrafted Life said...

These are stunning! Each on grabs the eye immediately in different ways, but the unicorn is my personal fave. It's like a rainbow rendered in mail-able form.

Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life