There are also some add ons to the collection and the acrylic blocks are the bomb!!!
Links to the SOA and add ons:
Welcome to Day 3 of the Winterhaven Stamp of Approval Blog hop! All the hoppers participating in todays hop are linked at the end of this post. And there are prizes! More on that in a bit! Be sure to join the wait list so you can be notified right away when the Winterhaven Stamp of Approval collection is available for purchase. They sell out fast so I highly recommend you getting on that wait list. Release day is TOMORROW! If you want to see what’s in this collection, Catherine has been sneaking (well not really, she is SHOWING) a few products each day on her blog
To recap for those that may not know – Stamp of Approval is a quarterly hand picked, exclusive collection of products that were designed just for the box. The stamps and dies in the Stamp of Approval Collections won’t be released for individual sale for several months over at the Catherine Pooler store. Be sure to subscribe to the Wait List so you will be emailed the purchase link when the collection goes on sale!
Onto my cards! I have two cards and one video to share. I’m using a gorgeous background stamp and stand alone die set for this card. I also did the iron off embossing technique. The benefits of iron off embossing is you can stamp directly onto your panel (where as if the embossing powder was there, it would resist any ink you put down) and it appears as if I hand painted the background because all of the embossing powder was removed.
You can watch the video here on the blog or by clicking HERE and heading to my youtube channel to watch in HD!
I added a few Nuvo drops to embellish the wreath. All ink colors are Catherine Pooler inks (exact colors below in the supply list).
My next card feature this adorable die set with little houses!!!! I combined it with another stamp set for the sentiment…
I added some texture with a snow marker and glossy accents…. Again, all colors used here are Catherine Pooler Inks! I adore these little houses!!!!! And the Merry Christmas font is gorgeous isn’t it? I heavily sprayed the entire card with a shimmer spray so it really sparkles!
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One winner will be chosen at random from each day’s comments and announced on OCTOBER 11th on Catherine’s blog. The winners will win their box and if they already bought it, they will be issued a Gift Certificate worth $100 towards a future purchase.
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Hello! Long time no see! I am trying to get back into the swing of things and created these two cards and filmed a video! I am using some new products from Catherine Pooler. I did a little masking, ink blending, stamping, die cutting, scoring, lol……. I was very rusty so it took me a while to create this, let alone edit all the nonsense out of the video!!!! LOL.
Speaking of video, you can watch the video here on the blog or over on my youtube channel in HD by clicking HERE!
The first card took the longest because I’m so rusty! But I do love the way it turned out. As I was stamping inside the doily, it got a little too busy for me…. I never go n with a plan. I just go with the flow. So instead of trashing it, I managed to salvage it. I die cut the large doily die with masking paper, adhered it to some card stock and did some ink blending – ALL SUPPLIES I USED ARE LINKED BELOW.
The florals are from a new stamp set called Tilly’s Magic Garden designed by Lydia Evans, a new illustrator to the Catherine Pooler store! I inlaid the hello die to break up the pattern I created with the floral images and as a result, I was left with a beautiful “hello” piece to use for a second card….
My second card uses the beautiful hello die and that’s it! I paired it with some new cardstock and added some score lines to the background. I popped up the hello die with foam dimension (that was the hardest part, getting the foam dimension in the small areas of the hello) and that’s it!
I love the pattern on the hello die.
Be sure to check out the video to see how I created both cards!!!!! Thanks for stopping by!
Coloring on vellum can be very tricky! Vellum is a lighter weight than traditional card stock and its translucent so usually you can see the glue that you use. I found a way to color vellum beautifully AND adhere it without the glue showing!!! I’m using the best vellum ever, 40 pound. Every product I used today is linked in the supply list below!
I made this video several months ago and haven’t shared it yet, shame on me! You can watch the video here or over on my youtube video in HD by clicking HERE!
A couple of still shots before you go!
I am pleased as punch to be here with you all today bringing you: one video showing you how to make your own DIY glittered patterned paper, a pawsitively ad-roar-able shaker card and another clean and simple Ad-roar-able and I ain’t lion card (the puns get me every time). You should have hopped on over to me by way of the fabulous Lydia Evans…. I bet she knocked your socks off didn’t she? I am the last stop on the Heffy Doddle Blog hop! If you got lost along the way, you can start at the beginning by clicking HERE.
I’ve got three cards to share with you today so let’s start with the one that has a video to go along with it. (All the images on all three cards were colored with Copic Markers by the way)…. I love the look of sparkly glitter but don’t like the mess that glitter brings along with it, which is why I rarely use it. Using some of the small images from the Ad-Roar-Able Lions stamp set, I created my very own Glittered Patterned Paper without using glitter…
You can watch the video here on the blog, or over on my youtube channel in HD by clicking HERE.
Using the Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste, I instantly transformed the patterned background into a shiny piece of glitter paper without the mess. The Glimmer Paste stays put… Meaning, it doesn’t come off on your hands when you touch it (FIST BUMP). It dries quickly and comes in a bunch of different colors. I wanted the adorable sweet images to be seen so I opted to use the Moonstone color as its translucent. It’s hard to capture on camera just how sparkly this background is… DIY Glittered Patterned Paper peeps! That’s where it’s at!
Moving on to my next card! A shaker!!!!! I stamped all of the images from the Ad-Roar-Able stamp set, colored them and then die cut them out with the coordinating dies! I stamped multiples of the small images because I knew I wanted them to become shaker bits for my card.
I love shaking this card around and watching all of the bits move about the background. Speaking of the background, I created that little background by swiping some mini distress ink pads across the watercolored cardstock in rainbow order and then sprayed some water over the top so they would blend together. Quick and easy!
Used some double sided foam tape to pop up the lions as well as to pop up the window panel so the bits could move about, and all those adorable floral sequins??? Those are Flora Sequins from The Ton Stamps. How fun are those lions too! 🙂
And last, a very clean and simple card showcasing the images from the set. Notice the lioness has made an appearance! She works hard collecting all the treats for her den, doesn’t she…
And how about that added punny sentiment, “and I ain’t lion” – ha ha. I had to use that. I did add a little bit of sparkle to the colored images using my Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen and added a striped border to the card base.. The Yay Stripes stamp set is a perfect staple to any craft room. Stripes go with EVERYTHING!
So there you have it! 3 cards using the Ad-Roar-Able stamp set and coordinating dies from Heffy Doodle stamps. Now thru the end of July, you can pre order any stamp and/or die combination (various purchasing options) at a discounted rate by heading to their Kickstarter campaign.
Phew, if you hung with me thru this entire blog post, you ARE a trooper and deserve a reward…. Which means….
GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment on all the hoppers blog post by July 22nd to enter the giveaway! And the prize???? The winner will win a Heffy Doodle cotton tote AND a set of 12 Distress Oxides. Entries are open worldwide.
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