Good morning! As a newly minted member of the Ellen Hutson Design Team (I’m still pinching myself on that one…. seriously though), I am thrilled to take part in a blog hop celebrating Catherine Pooler‘s line of products now being available for purchase in the Ellen Hutson store! Catherine Pooler has an absolutely gorgeous lineup, including some stellar inks and beautiful stamps. Today, I was lucky enough to get to play with one of her brand new stamp and die sets, a brand new stencil, and the gorgeous new Zen Collection of inks!
For this first project, I loved the “create your own sunshine” greeting in the Eat, Sleep, Create stamp set, and thought a rainbow would be the perfect backdrop for such a fabulous greeting. I started by blending the Polished, Shea Butter, Sea Foam, and Skylight inks using Clarity Stencil Brushes on an A2 card base to create a pretty rainbow background. (All of the products used in my projects today are linked at the end of the blog post!) Next, I used the Split Chevron stencil to add some Tonic Glimmer Paste to the background.
While the Glimmer Paste was drying, I die cut the “create” three times from black shimmer card stock and adhered them together to create a dimensional die cut. I white heat embossed the rest of the greeting from the Eat, Sleep, Create onto some strips of black card stock. I adhered everything to the (now dry) card front and added some Sparkling Clear sequins to add some more texture.
For my next project, I decided to combine the pretty sentiment with the beautiful Bed of Roses cover plate die. The Catherine Pooler inks blend beautifully, so I die cut the Bed of Roses cover plate die using some Bristol card stock, masked the edges of the die cut with washi tape, then used my foam blending tools to add some Rose Petals and Sugared Lavender roses. When I pulled off the washi tape, I had a lovely white frame on the edge of the die cut. On the card base, I blended some Sea Foam ink around the edge, leaving the center white to add some interest to the background.
For the greeting, I used the same process as the previous card to create a dimensional die cut from black card stock and heat embossed the rest of the greeting on black card stock. I mounted everything on the card base, then added some more Sparkling Clear sequins for some sparkle.
As an afterthought, I added some Glossy Accents to the dimensional “create” die cut to add a bit more texture to the card front. And that’s it! Two totally different cards using essentially the same set of supplies.
So…. are you excited about being able to purchase the Catherine Pooler lineup from Ellen Hutson? It’s so fabulous to be able to go to one store for one-stop shopping!! Here’s the rest of the hop lineup (you don’t want to miss any of these projects; they’re all fantastic!):
Emily Midgett<— that’s me!
Hope you enjoyed these projects! Have a marvelous day, friends!