Wednesday, March 22, 2023

VIDEO | Catherine Pooler | Canadian Adventure YouTube Hop + Giveaway!

***THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. The lucky winner is Caroline Bredeson!***

Welcome to the Canadian Adventure YouTube Hop! My crafty friends and I are featuring the brand new O Canada Bundle which is part of the Global Adventure Part Tres Collection, now available at Catherine Pooler Designs. If you missed my preview Instagram Reel, please check it out HERE!

My video shares lots and lots of tips on stamping every image included in the O Canada Stamp Set, as well as how to use the Forever Maple Stencil and coordinating Forever Maple Dies. I also have a quick tutorial on how to reink Catherine Pooler ink pads and using stencils to dry emboss like I did here on my first card.

The colour palette featured on all of these cards was inspired by the Moose Crossing Patterned Paper, which includes Rockin' Red, Cranberry Fizz, Glitz, Grass Skirt, Deck the Halls, Something Borrowed, Dress Blues, Over Coffee and S'mores. I also used Sand Castle, Twilight, Black Jack and an alternate black ink.

The background of this first card features the Forever Maple Stencil, which was used to dry emboss the pattern into the base panel. I used the Melon Edge Dies to cut two sheets of Moose Crossing patterned paper to mimic water and sunlight.

I cut up one of the sentiments so I could easily stamp one word as the sentiment, popped up the beaver on foam tape and added some sparkle using the Yukon Sequin Mix. To soften the corners and coordinate with the die cut papers, I used the 1/2" side of my corner chomper to round the upper right hand corner.

My second card features two more prints from the Moose Crossing paper pack. I also brought in an older but new-to-me set called Snow Globe Adventure. I stamped the snow globe with Deck the Halls, water with Something Borrowed, moon with Twilight and stars with Glitz.

I used a vellum overlay on the forest background because it would've taken away from the elements in the foreground. I white heat embossed the sentiment directly on to the base of the snow globe. Everything was glued flat to the card base, except for the large trees and beaver, which were popped up with foam tape.

I just love this adorable card with a scene within a scene! I just love snow globes and was thrilled that this older set worked with the O Canada Bundle. The snow globes could be used on their own, as small note cards and even gift tags and shakers.

This last card design was inspired by Ilina Crouse who frequently uses an angled panel on her cards. I used the largest of the Scallops and Dots Dies and another piece of Moose Crossing patterned paper to create that panel, which was glued on to the white linen base.

I glued the stamped maple leaves on to the maple syrup bottles. I also white heat embossed the coordinating sentiment on to black cardstock, then die cut it using one of the Ex Libris Dies. I popped up all of those pieces with foam tape. In hindsight, I feel like the lower right bottle should be sitting on top of the sentiment panel so don't mind me while I carefully make that change after-the-fact. ;)

I hope you enjoyed all of today's inspiration, including the detailed review of the O Canada Bundle and many tips and tricks related to reinking, as well as using the Forever Maple Stencil and coordinating Forever Maple Dies.

Remember to leave comments at every stop for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Catherine Pooler Shop. The winner will be announced on YouTube on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

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