Catherine Pooler inks are special. The stamp beautifully and you can do all kinds of techniques with them. The vibrant colors are just so fun to work with as well. These remain one of my 3 favorite ink brands.
Today I played with the re-inkers. I haven’t watercolored in quite awhile. I decided it was time to play a little and I had seen a fun video over on The Stamp Nation site and decided to give that technique a try.
I’m sharing 3 cards today and two tomorrow…just FYI! All will use this same stamp set. Here is my favorite card from today:
This technique involved using watercolor paper and the re-inkers to create backgrounds to put under the cover plates. I LOVE cover plate dies. I used Grass Skirt and Something Borrowed re-inkers. First you use a big paint brush to flood the watercolor paper with water, drop one of the ink colors on in a few spots, spritz the center of the spots where the ink is concentrated to get it flowing. Then drip on the second color and repeat the spritzing until the paper is covered. The video showed 3 ink colors, but I so love the effect I got with just these two, I didn’t add anymore.
Look at the color variation I ended up with! It’s so pretty! This is the Retro Star Cover Die from Catherine Pooler Designs (CP).
My second card involved playing with Sauna, Rockin’ Red, Orange Twist, and Grape Crush. I didn’t love the outcome until I put the Starry Night Cover Die on top.
I watercolored the camera in a variety of colors. I do wish that I had either waited longer for the black ink to dry or heat embossed the camera in black. I was in a Zoom Meeting while I was dabbling with it and it’s a very messy watercolor, but I sort of liked the look for this card.
I love the effect that this produced for a background under the cover die. I also liked this cover die for the camera stamp set.
I actually got the camera stamp set to use on scrapbook layouts, but I’m loving it for these fun cards.
This card doesn’t have any special techniques beyond a quick watercolor wash below the image and some simple Copic Coloring on the camera. And splatters…it definitely called for splatters. Isn’t this sentiment fabulous?
This card was created for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. It’s a nice clean and simple sketch this week with lots of possibilities.
I just got this stamp set from Kelly Neis from 7 Kids Craft Store. I am part of her YouTube Design Team and I start officially in August. I will be using her exclusive line of 7 Kids Craft Store stamps. I was delighted to see that she carries some of my favorite stamp brands and paper brands in her store. She carries Catherine Pooler and Altenew stamps! Her patterned paper selection and suppliers are to die for!
You can find some Catherine Pooler supplies at 7 Kids Craft Store by clicking HERE.
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