Saturday, February 13, 2021

Catherine Pooler Designs | Lunar New Year Cards

Happy Lunar New Year to all those who are celebrating this weekend! We rung in the Year of the Ox yesterday and every year I make a few cards to share with close family and friends. A couple of the latest Catherine Pooler releases immediately popped into my head, along with a gazillion others, as being perfect for this type of card and I was so excited at how perfect these products worked together. While we couldn’t have a big feast and gathering to celebrate as we have in past years, I certainly hope we will all be blessed with luck, happiness, good health and prosperity!

The two primary sets featured are Cocktail Party and Hey There Dumpling. There are coordinating dies for both of these coveted sets so be sure to grab those using the supply links below! I stamped the outlines of the drinks in Midnight, then used Versamark watermark ink to heat emboss the decanter and wine glasses with gold tinsel and Rockin Red embossing powders.

Next, I stamped the dumplings using Shea Butter, Midnight and Pucker Up inks; chopsticks in Black Jack ink; and mint in Midnight and Sage inks. I die cut all of the images and created three different arrangements. I used border stamps from Good Times Bits and Borders, Geobuilders and a Club Sursee set from March 2020 called Springtime Elements.

The Midnight and Sage borders were stamped with the respective inks. The Rockin Red border was heat embossed and all were stamped directly on to the card base. The graphite glitter strip was something I picked up at Michaels and the Shea Butter and Rockin Red strips were created by using the direct-to-paper technique.

To finish, I used the tiniest six stars from the Sparkle and Pop stamp set to embellish two of the cards using Shea Butter and Sage inks. It was so hard to capture all the shimmer and shine in photos so be sure to watch my very first Instagram Reel to see all of the sparkle on these cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


1 comment:

Lindsey said...

These happy dumplings are so cute! These cards are awesome! Happy Year of the Ox!