Catherine Pooler Heat Embossing Techniques

Watercolor Stripes: Right at Home Stamps + Catherine Pooler Ink Blog Hop

I’m delighted to be creating with Right at Home Stamps AND Catherine Pooler inks today as part of a super fun blog hop!  Right at Home not only has an adorable line of stamps and dies, but now they are carrying Catherine Pooler inks, which I believe is a fantastic pairing!!!!

Both of my cards feature the Watercolor Background stamp. I love those bold, uneven, thick stripes!!!! I inked up the stamp with Seafoam ink, spritzed the stamp with water and then pressed my cardstock onto the stamp (didn’t even use watercolor cardstock). Then came the snails, lol! How cute are these snails….

The snails, sentiment and heart all came from the mini Handmade by Me.  Rainbow snails… LOL! Why not…. Oh how I wish I had some tiny googly eyes, lol!!!! Black and White diagonal striped background finished off the design nicely.


The next card reminds me of a unicorn. I have no idea why. Maybe the blending of the ink colors… I didn’t plan it that way. I just blending some colors I liked and fell in love with the results. So much so, it was hard for me to cover up. So I heat embossed the Watercolor Background with Silver Pearl Embossing powder.

I stamped the sentiment with Flirty Fuchsia and heat embossed it in clear! Yep, all of the Catherine Pooler inks are heat emboss-able if you work quickly!


Blog Hop Order:


Readers that hop along and leave comments on each blog hopper post will be entered to win an item of your choice from Right at Home newest release.  Winners will be announced April 26th on the RAH blog!

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  1. The heat embossing over that background is amazing. I love it. I think it reminds you of a unicorn as the colors are very reminiscent of the rainbow hair on my little ponies in the 80s. That’s my guess 😀 Jenny x

  2. Tara Prince says:

    Very pretty and fun cards!!

  3. Wow your cards are awesome. I like the heat embossing on the background.

  4. Sarah says:

    Love the rainbow snails! How fun!!!!

  5. Gayle Bartholomew says:

    Great cards. The background on the second card is stunning.

  6. Beautiful cards! I just ordered that background stamp, I had to have it!

  7. lLOIS JOHN says:


  8. kajunhunnie says:

    Fun cards!

  9. Marcia L Rollins says:

    Cool as usual, Miss Laurel! I really like the stripes!

  10. Wow..stunning cards.! Heat embossing on blended BG is amazing ❤️

  11. Ellen says:

    I love these cards. The snails on the first one are so cute with their pop of color and the second one is my favorite with that gorgeous background.

  12. Kelly B says:

    I love this background stamp. So versatile!

  13. Mary Holshouser says:

    The background on the second card is gorgeous.
    I’d put that one on display if I had it. The snail
    mail is fun – great striping. thanks for sharing

  14. Dana M says:

    Terrific cards! Love the adorable rainbow of snails and the blend of colors and shine in the second card is stunning.

  15. Dee Earnshaw says:

    wow your cards are just awesome – LOVE the texture on the second – thanks for sharing 🙂

  16. Pretty cards. I love the fun colors and stamps

  17. Love your cards! The snail mail one is adorable. The second one is awesome! Love the colors.

  18. Lauren Lovato says:

    Oh my gosh I LOVE the effect of the clear heat ending with the watercolor stripes! So gorgeous!

  19. So pretty! Your snail mail card cracked me up. A great use of smaller stamps and so colorful (googly eyes would have been great)! Love the “unicorn” color card with the subtle heat embossing in the background.

  20. Love your heat embossing and the way you used the striped background stamp!

  21. Carla Hundley says:

    Lovely cards. I love
    the second one,
    fabulous background.
    Carla from Utah

  22. tsurutadesigns1 says:

    Who doesn’t love snail mail?! Both of your cards are fabulous!

  23. Sharon Perehudoff says:

    Gorgeous cards really love the rainbow of snails on your first card. Love your backgrounds as well thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas.

  24. Love the snail mail card!!

  25. Both cute and beautiful creations!!

  26. I love these fabulous creations! Great colors and details on each of your cards!

  27. SO cool that you can heat emboss with these inks!! Yay! Love the colors so much

  28. Wow! Both your cards are really gorgeous!!! Love your colouring!!!

  29. I love those stripes!

  30. Iris M Soscia says:

    So pretty – love the snails on the first one and the embossed background on the second one.

  31. Denise Bryant says:

    Great cards! Love the row of little snails… great colors!

  32. Sue D says:

    Great card designs and love the colorful snails.

  33. Such amazing designs! Love the gorgeous embossed background!

  34. Fran Smith says:

    So cute. Love the colors on the second card and the snail on the first. Thanks.

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