Thursday, November 16, 2017

{Catherine Pooler Designs} Paradise Found Release Blog Hop: Day 3


Welcome to Day 3 of the Paradise Found Release Blog Hop! In case you missed Day 1 and Day 2, head over HERE to get the links for those stops. I have four cards to share today so let's get started!


For my first card, I used the stunning Medallion Mix-Up stamp set, layered with the Small Doily die. Since the design is very simple, I stamped on a linen cardstock panel for more visual interest and texture.


The sentiment is from the latest sold-out Stamp of Approval Winterhaven Collection. All four of the medallion colours are also reflected in the sentiment - Green Tea, Sauna, Eucalyptus and Peppermint Scrub.


Sources for All is Calm, All is Bright:




For my second card, I once again used the Medallion Mix-Up stamp set but only a single image from that set. I merged the two panels I shared on Instagram to create a layered holiday card. I trimmed the flower centres from the linen cardstock panel and adhered them to the smooth solar white panel.


I slightly off-set them so they add movement to the base image. Then I used Copic markers to colour each white pearl centre to match the first, second and third generation stamping of Peppermint Scrub, Mandarin Spice, Sauna and Eucalyptus inks. The sentiment, stamped with Midnight ink, is  also from the sold-out Stamp of Approval Winterhaven Collection.



Sources for Joy to the World:
 



My third card features the same two sets as the first card but in a very different way. I used the Small Doily die to dry emboss a panel cut from Catherine Pooler's Premium White Cardstock. Then I stamped four medallions in Juniper Mist, Eucalyptus, Sauna and Mandarin Spice.


I stamped three of the sentiments in coordinating colours. I love the way the ink stamps over the embossed doilies, giving this one-layer card so much visual interest.


Sources for Smile, Enjoy, Be Happy:




My last card uses the Wonderful Time of the Year stamp set. I used the small bough with Eucalyptus ink to create a wreath. Then I stamped the ornament balls in Peppermint Scrub and Sauna and arranged them in a cluster on one corner of the wreath.


I hung the wreath with white silk ribbon and stamped a sentiment from the Stamp of Approval Winterhaven Collection. Then I layered pearls over sparkling clear sequins and adhered them around the wreath.


Sources for Warm Wishes:


Be sure to hop along with all of these fantastic ladies for more inspiration and a chance to win one of three $25 gift certificates to the Catherine Pooler Store! Comments close at 11:55 p.m. EST on Friday, November 17, 2017.

Day 3

Thanks so much for hopping with us!

74 comments:

Donna Hawkins said...

Wow! Amazing cards!

Avra Williams said...

Very striking cards! I love your style!

duncan620 said...

Love all of the texture in your cards. Wow, I’m going to to have to CASE how you used the doily with the medallion. So cool.

Grace said...

Loved the cards. They were amazing

Julie Mogford said...

Love every single one of them. The Medallion Mix-Up array of colors is beautiful and genius!

ann greene said...

Amazing cards. They are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Marise Nyberg said...

These are so beautiful. I never thought of using more than one colour on the sentiment, it looks fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rae Moan said...

These cards are amazing. I am going to have to pull out the medallion stamp set and start creating!

Heather North said...

WoW, Emily! Amazing creations and unique ways to highlight this collection. You have my creative wheels turning.

minnesotabackyard said...

Emily, your cards are amazing. Thanks for these beautiful images and ideas!
Linda S

Ashlyn D'Aoust said...

Awesome cards! You are really talented with layering elements on cards - I wish I had that skill.

Melody said...

I love all of your cards! I see some casing in my future.

Sarah Greber said...

WOW. I. love. every. single. one. Seriously really great designs. I was just having the same idea of doing the medallions and putting a die-cut medallion in the mix. You beat me to it!! VERY cool!

Francine D said...

WOW, I love the medallion mix up.. THAT really highlights the new colors! Lots of wonderful inspirations using all the new product being released. So lovely. Thanks for sharing with us.

Mrs. Lowry said...

Love your cards! The colors are striking in that first card. I love that wreath on the last card, too. It has so much dimension to it that I wanted to reach out and touch it to see if it was fuzzy. So simple, but so pretty!

Vivian said...

Love the flowers card....I want to try it. The wreath card is my favorite I think. Thanks for the inspiration!

Diane Auriemma said...

love building layers . looks . lovely

Andrea Hastilow said...

Fantastic medallions, great sets of colours but my huge wow is the fantastic, vamazing flower card, wow I want a go at creating one like that, that's really inspired me to try this thank you x

Denise Bryant said...

Love the layering and color combos! Beautiful cards!

Ellen C said...

Your cards are elegant and I love the colors you used.

Leanne said...

Love all your cards.

Shelly said...

These are all absolutely GORGEOUS, Emily!

Jo Ann Lovell said...

All your cards make me smile and feel happy. Love the ornament one!

Dee Earnshaw said...

love your cards today. The layering is just gorgeous:)

Connie Brooks said...

Really nice and very pretty cards. May I cas them? I’m still learning to create and I have these sets to use. I just love Catherine’s releases. This new set of SPA inks is amazing. Mine shipped Tuesday. Can’t wait to play.

Nana Donna said...

Wow, Wow, WOW, I love your cards. So cool how you put that vellum layer on the first one, it adds so much dimension

Judy said...

Love all the variations of texture. I always forget to use vellum and I have it so I may have to case your card.

Heike K. said...

Amazing cards.

JmB said...

These cards are wonderful. I kept saying to myself, "wow" after each one I saw. Beautiful color combos. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen Kreider said...

These cards are wonderful! Love how you used the doily die to dry emboss...such a great idea!!

Donna Neal said...

The medallions, the layered flowers, the wreath - can't pick a favorite -all are FANTASTIC! I am so anxious to receive my box of goodies tomorrow! :)

beth said...

These are amazing cards. Thanks for sharing.

TheWinstonFamily said...

Love all your cards. Very pretty.

Sue LD said...

Wonderful card designs and fabulous colors.

desertskyquilts said...

Four fabulous cards! Thank you so much for this inspiration.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I'm totally in love for the STUNNING layouts of your breathless cards!!! Awesome colouring!!!

Nana Griffin said...

I just love the wreath. Great colors used and nice cards for this hop.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Fabulous cards. I love the three generation stamping card, that's really pretty. And the difference in the three generations is amazing. The wreath card is my favorite. I just love wreaths. Love how you added the white pearls on a sequin; looks very pretty!

Colleen Balija said...

those cards are lovely, and that first one...WOW!!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Gorgeous cards, I love them all and their different looks with the same medalllion set! Love the vellum die cut layer, the dry embossed doily background and the generational color stamping of the small medallion image. The wreath is so pretty with the ornaments too!

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Truly amazing cards, Wow! I got the Medallion Mix-up now have to give it a try soon. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful Ideas and colours from the new SPA collections.

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful cards! I love all the dimension!!

Mary Nelson said...

You need a sign on your craft room door....Genius At Work!!! I'm in awe at your incredibly stunning work!! Hope you don't mind, there will be some serious CASing going on!

Pennie Glasser said...

WOW! Incredible cards! Tons of ideas to use! Thank you!

Jill D. said...

Very creative cards. Thanks for sharing

Tracy A said...

Beautiful cards. I love all the dimensions that you added.

jandbspiegel said...

I'm not sure I know which one I like the best. The flowers are beautiful, I'm definitely going to try that. The wreath on the last one though....... Those pearl accents really finished it off. Thanks so much for sharing.

Sharon Klumph said...

Thank you for sharing your creativity. I love that all the colors in the Spa Collection blend so well that every creation is as beautiful as the other.

sharon g said...

I am in love with the pretty colors on the medallion!!!!!

Deborah Kaye said...

Your cards are stunning! I really like how the doily die goes so well with the medallion stamps.

Four11Lady said...

Love the way you took these products to te next level. Your cards are all stunning.

foleysfriend said...

What a stunning collection of cards. I especially love the layers of the Joy to the World cards.

Jodie Ramdas said...

Gorgeous cards Emily! So creative! Thanks for sharing!

Trina said...

Your cards are awesome.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous inking and wonderful layering!

Joyce Spear said...

Your cards are amazing, with so much texture to them! I need to try out these techniques myself. Thank you for the inspiration!

Angela Walters said...

Your cards are gorgeous! The first two are my favorites. The new ink colors look fabulous, too.

Dawn Turley said...

stunning cards Emily.

Sophia Blair said...

Absolutely stunning cards! I love all of the products and how they fit so well with previous releases! I’m obssessed with these new inks

Marcia said...

So much great eye candy! Love your creations!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh these are beautiful! I love that wreath!

Rhonda Price said...

These are beautiful!

Laura Miller said...

WOWZA - -- what a way to end the 3-day blog hop. I love the use of the doily on your 2 medallion cards. Heck - I'm in love with everything. (Can I create like you when I grow up??)

Posh Kitty said...

I love the little pin wheel flowers on the joy to the world card

Localeyez said...

Can't pick a favourite - they're all great!

Nancy Salkeld said...

All of these are just so fabulous! Love that dry embossed doily die card!

StarSpry said...

Your cards are beautiful! I really love the Joy to the World and wreath cards :)

Barbara Brennan said...

Warm Wishes Wreath card was my favorite for a holiday card. I LOVED the combo of colors used in the card above using the medallion stamp set.

Nouveau Chef said...

LOVE your use of color and texture in these cards. I can't wait to get my hands on these inks!

Lindsey said...

WOW. These are beautiful, Emily. The colours, the designs, that wreath!!! Again... WOW. :)

Christy Borfitz said...

Fabulous cards! I am in love with the wreath card! Simply amazing!

Barbara Edwards Staradumsky said...

What can I say but Genius! I wouldn't have thought to mix the Small Dolly Die with the Medallion Mix up..It gives just the perfect resting place to draw your eye in! And the Wreath Card made with Winter Wonderland...amazing! I again, wouldn't have thought to make a wreath from this stamp set! I am so going to case the wreath! Just gorgeous!

Teresa Cherka said...

Love the cards and the new colors!

QuilterLaura said...

I loved each card more than the last. The medallion is gorgeous, but that wreath card is my favorite!