Catherine Pooler Stencils/Masks Techniques

3 cards: Some Kind of Wonderful Ink Layering Blog Hop

The latest Catherine Pooler release has two layering stamp sets in it and I was super excited to create a few cards using them. The new layeringstamp sets are the Hello Autumn stamp set (the leaves) and the Rose Garden stamp set. Both stamp sets also have coordinating dies, but for today’s cards I am using just the stamp sets…

In case you missed it, I shared my Ink Layering Guide with you all in this post. The guide shows you all the color combinations I have found that work great together using the ink. I also have a video showing you them up close and how I store my swatches. With this guide as a reference, I was able to quickly build up unique color combinations for today’s cards. IF you are interested in the coloring combinations I used, be sure to check out this post.


Card #1:

I stamped the various layering images from the Hello Autumn stamp set onto a piece of white cardstock. I adhered a small piece of vellum over the top and heat embossed a sentiment right on top. The layering and ink colors really show well.

Card #2:

I masked off an oval by cutting an oval from masking paper and adhered the oval on the card panel.  I  blended Mint to Be ink over the entire panel and when I removed the mask, I was left with a beautiful white oval. Then I stamped one of the roses from the Rose Garden stamp set right in the center of that oval and stamped the sentiment right underneath!

Card #3:

I used the left over negative space masked oval from the card above on this one. I placed the masking paper (with the oval cut out) right over my card panel and that left the center shape over the oval exposed. I blended the same Mint to Be in the oval very light and then peeled up the mask. That left everything outside the oval white. I stamped the adorable acorns from the Hello Autumn stamp set and turned them into BUTTERFLIES, used the dot stamp (that goes on the bottom of the acorns) to add some polka dots here and there and then stamped a portion of the Angled Square stamp set in Midnight ink to finish off the card.


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  1. Elizabeth Roberts says:

    Always love when I can get two cards for the work of 1.

  2. Cute cards Laurel – I LOVE that acorn one. So sweet. Great video on color combos!! 🙂

  3. Marcia L Rollins says:

    Loving the leaves kind of falling off the card. And in non-traditional colors.

  4. Thanks for sharing your color combos. Love these cards!

  5. Lori A Walker says:

    I love how you show us how to use a “leftover” from a card on another card!

  6. Darylene Foster says:

    Love how you used the acorns. I’m not sure if you intended it that way, but they look like butterflies. Could be another creative way to use that stamp.

  7. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the gorgeous autumn leaves and your color combos!

  8. Vicki Smith says:

    Great cards and I appreciate the video!

  9. Tara Prince says:

    Gorgeous cards

  10. beccab33324 says:

    Lovely cards, Laurel. I really love the
    leaves, which is my favorite new set.

  11. Janie S says:

    Thanks for sharing your cards! The acorns kind of look like little
    Butterflies to me?? Does anyone else see that? Thanks again

  12. Kelsey Thomas says:

    These are so pretty! 🙂

  13. Karen Kreider says:

    Your cards are great! At first I thought the acorns on the last card were small butterflies! Cute!!

  14. Dorothy Breitenstein says:

    Love the colors and the use of the acorn stamp.

  15. Donna Hawkins says:

    Your cards a fabulous.

  16. Jeanne Beam says:

    Great cards. Love the colors and designs.
    Thanks for sharing…

  17. Love your arrangements of the different designs.
    Great cards. Thanks for sharing

  18. Sharon O says:

    Your video tutorial was top-notch! I really like the idea of using the coin pocket sheets for swatches and will try this soon. Also love your cards!

  19. Susan says:

    Thanks for the wonderful ideas. The Rose Garden card is so lovely. The card using the acorns looks like butterflies — I always love seeing/using stamps in new ways.

  20. Jill D. says:

    Lovely cards, Laurel. I loved the masked off areas and the colors you chose.

  21. Teresa Selby says:

    Love the tree that looks like the leaves are falling off. Love Autumn and Halloween. You did a great job on your card. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

  22. These are adorable Laurel! That second makes me think of a cameo broach my Grannie had. Your acorn butterflies are really creative and cute.

  23. Fabulous cards Laurel. I love all the gorgeous color combos you put together with the layering sets. Can’t wait to see what I can come up with.

  24. Laura Miller says:

    I love the creativity of your third card. First – I always like using pieces from another project and then to think to use acorns and make them into butterflies – – WOW.

  25. Sandra W says:

    Love the cards and the video is really helpful. Thanks!

  26. Denise Mlady says:

    Thanks for the layering guide, I would have never thought to put some of those colors together! And your cards are so pretty. Great use of acorns to make butterflies, so creative!

  27. Laurie says:

    Cute cards!

  28. June Sefscik says:

    Love the butterfly idea. Great cards and thanks for the color swatch layering guide too.

  29. Sue D says:

    Your cards are beautiful!!

  30. These cards are gorgeous and I love the colors used.

  31. Nana Griffin says:

    Great cards and thanks for the color combinations.

  32. cyndi morris says:

    Beautiful cards. The Rose Garden set is gorgeous.

  33. Dana M says:

    Lovely card designs! Thanks for sharing your ink layering and swatching system.

  34. Debbie Bonczek says:

    These are so beautiful. I love the soft background. Can’t wait to play.

  35. Barbara S says:

    Great cards – I really like the leaves

  36. Gorgeous cards, so soft and colorful. Thanks for sharing your video was very helpful.

  37. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I especially like your leaves. The detail, the colors, everything.

  38. Denise says:

    Love the color combinations on the autumn leaves. Beautiful! And who would have thought of using the acorns as butterflies? Genius!

  39. Nancy-Anne Rockwell says:

    Your ride is simply stunning

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