Heart Valentine Card with Pretty Pink Posh


Hello crafty friend! This is the last day of the month and the last day of the Valentine Theme Week Sale at Pretty Pink Posh. They have tons of cute things in their shop, so jump over there and check out their products in the Valentine Section 15% off by the end of 31th of January. Thank you so much for supporting small businesses like Pretty Pink Posh.

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CARD INSPIRATION 

I started the cardmaking with stamping. I created the background with the beautiful Love script sentiment from the Valentine Hearts Stamp Set. I just stamped it multiple times. Next, I stamped the heart images from the Valentine Hearts stamp set with brown and dark pink alcohol marker friendly inkpads to create a fun look on the card.

Love this beautiful stamp set, so versatile and not only for Valentine's Day.

I continued with the coloring. After a quick heat set I colored them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers, where I have used the following colors: FS1, AP2, AP3, AP4, CR7, CR9, CR11, DR7, MG2, MG3, MG4, BP6, BG3, BG1, Blender. When it was done, I run them through my die-cut machine with the Valentine Hearts Coordinating Dies.

Next, I created the background with this beautiful Love script stamp from the Valentine Hearts Stamp Set. I just stamped it with dark red inkpad to a rich pink cardstock. I splattered on it with white, red and gold watercolors to break the background.

When it was done, I put my card together with 3d FoamSquares to add a little dimension to my card. In the end I embellished the card with Gold Sequins, and it was ready. Thank you so much for stopping by, see you next time. Hugs, Mona.


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10 Things Every Crafter Should Know About Catherine Pooler Inks

I was planning to write this post since last year, when I had an opportunity to try the Catherine Pooler Ink Pads according to the Winter Trio Hop which was a really great hop between three amazing brands, but I wanted to test them longer. 


I am not going to lie, I never understood the hype around these ink pads, but when I received them in November, I fell in love with them, and I needed to order some colors immediately! I can tell you, I was the happiest girl ever when they sent me the new Date Night Ink Pad Collection! Why? Read the details below. 


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When I received the new Date Night Ink Pad Collection, I thought it’s a perfect time to swatch them, and write a post about them. You need to know, I am writing this post, because I am really obsessed with Catherine Pooler Ink Pads. I received the Date Night Ink Pad Collection as a gift, but no one asked me to create this post. 


For the swatching I have downloaded the editable ink swatch template from Jennifer McGuire, edited with the names of inkpads then printed out to heavy weight cardstock. In the end I swatched my inkpads with the Color Swatches for Ink Pads Stamp set. Now let’s jump to the mentioned tips. 


PERFECT FOR STAMPING 

Okay, everybody knows that, the inkpads are for stamping, so why I am wasting your time here with this tip? Of course, the inkpads are for stamping, but I want to mention, that these inkpads have really high quality, smooth foam pads and they are super juicy. 


You barely have to touch the inkpads with your stamps which means, one or maximally two taps with Catherine Pooler Ink Pads are enough to cover your image perfectly and you are ready to stamp. It transfers perfectly and the result is a beautifully smooth finish


You don’t need to repeat the stamping process for the same image, because the stamping result will be solid and smooth from one stamping which is priceless and time saving as well. 


I am in love with the beautiful Cummerbund color I have used on this card. For me this is the perfect light turquoise color, and I can’t get enough of it! For more details of this card visit my Instagram post here.


USE THEM AS WATERCOLORS 

The Catherine Pooler Ink Pads are a perfect choice for your favorite water coloring techniques like various watercolor washes as well as wet-on-wet or wet-on-dry techniques. I am planning to order in the future their re-inkers and use them as watercolors too. 


I have created this simple and easy card with the new Date Night Ink Pad Collection where I have used them as watercolors. In the background you can see watercolor stripes from three shades only. 


I have used Cummerbund, Pucker Up and Chiffon colors. I painted with Cummerbund first and after a quick heat set continued with the other colors too. 


I just overlapped the colors and the result is this bright rainbow striped background. 


THEY ARE GOOD FOR STAMP LAYERING 

If you check the full inkpad collection, you will notice that, the colors are coordinated perfectly. You will find many inkpads in matching tones and saturations. After the stamping you will need to wait a few seconds until it dries. The totally dried image will be as light as the lid, but I will talk about this later in this post. 


IT’S A COLORFUL WATERMAKR INK 

If you have clear embossing powder in your stash, then I suggest you to try your Catherine Pooler Ink Pads as a colorful watermark ink. 


These inkpads do not dry immediately, so you will have a few seconds to add embossing powder to the top of it. Then just continue your heat embossing process. It’s so cool especially for the sentiments! 💙 


YOU CAN USE THEM FOR INKBLENDING 

When the background was dry on my previous card, I made an ink blending with the Catching Rays Ink Pad behind the sentiment, to pop it out more. 


So YASSS! The Catherine Pooler Ink Pads are perfect for smooth ink blending too and it looks really nice, when you are combining two techniques on one card.


OTHER FANCY TECHNIQUES

Beside the above-mentioned techniques, you can use these inkpads for many trendy cardmaking techniques like the Stamp Kissing, Ink splattering, distressing with water and many more. You can mix the colors with white watercolor to make it more pastel for water coloring, or mix it with white gouache to have opaque colorful splatter in any color. 


This is another example above. Here I have created the background with Flirty Fuchsia and Aquatini from the Life of The Party Mini Set. (For the houses I have used the same set.) Then splattered with various watercolor mixes. The result is a bright and smooth blend with cool splatters. Read more about this winter card here.

THERE ARE NO MORE COLOR TRANSFER PROBLEMS 

The stampers biggest nightmare is to stamp after a vibrant dark color a lighter one to get the wanted light shade. Or drop the acrylic block to the finished stamping LOL Unfortunately the Catherine Pooler Ink Pads will not levitate your stamping blocks, but you can feel totally safe, stamping a lighter color after a vibrant ink color. 


Just make sure to clean your stamp before the next color. I am cleaning mine with stamp shammy, then I am stamping a few times on a scratch paper before inking it again. 

FREE COLOR WHEEL

I was super excited when I saw, that they created a new Color Wheel for their Party Collection which you can download FOR FREE! On this color wheel you can find the Party collection including the new Date Night Ink Pad Collection colors as well! 


I always wanted to have a color wheel and now I have more, because it totally coordinates with the inkpads I love, and I don’t need to think about what colors to choose. Be sure to follow their blogpost to learn how useful it is for creating your own color combos. And they have a color theory to the post with video tutorial too. 


IT HAS WIDE RANGE OF COLORS

They separate their inkpads in two categories, by the colors. In the Party Collection you will find fully saturated colors, which means they are happy, bright and vibrant colors. In the shop you can see them in rainbow order which is really inspirational. 


In the Spa Collection you will find low saturated, soothing colors, kind of muted and greyed down colors which are really trendy now and, on the cards, they just look amazing. 

INNOVATIVE DESIGN

Last but not the least, let me talk about their inkpad design. First of all, I really love that they are white, and on the top of the lids you can see the inkpad color. In 2021 Catherine Pooler Designs Updated their Ink Pad Labels. They did this because they wanted to have a more accurate representation of their ink colors. 


This means, that the top of the inkpad, will match with your stamped image once it has dried. Soo fantastic right? They made it available for their existing customers for an affordable price, if they want to fresh up their already owned inkpad lids. If you don’t own Catherine Pooler Ink Pads yet, then you will receive automatically the upgraded inkpad lid. 


BONUS THING TO CHECK OUT

CPD is giving away 8 $25 Gift Cards this week, one for each new color on their Instagram! For a chance to win, visit my Instagram post here, you will find every instruction there. Eight commenters will be chosen at random from #cpdatenightinks posts. Winners will be announced on @catherinepooler Instagram on 1/30/21. If you are reading this later then don't worry, they have fun giveaways often.



Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you found this post useful. I really like the Catherine Pooler Ink Pads, they are amazing! Please let me know in your comment what are you thinking about this brand. If you want to read more about their ink pads, feel free to check their All About Inks post. See you next time, Mona. 

USED SUPPLIES

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[VIDEO] Pastel Slimline Card Tutorial

Hello lovelies, I am back with another coloring video tutorial. Today I am going to show you how I created this sweet pastel slimline card with cats and melons. You can find the video here



THIS CARD FEATURES

  • Purrfect Day Stamps HFF | SBC | SSS ]
  • Treat Yo'Self Clear Stamps HFF | SSS ]
  • Stitched Slimline Trio Dies HFF | SBC | SSS ]
  • Slimline Pull Tab Dies HFF | SBC | SSS ]
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VIDEO TUTORIAL

Watch my video tutorial below to learn how I created this slimline card as well as how I colored these cute cats. If you have any questions feel free to ask in a comment.


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CARD INSTRUCTIONS

For this project I will use these cute cat images from the Purrfect day stamp set as well as this melon image from Treat Yo’self. I think it’s so much fun to mix animal stamps with fruit images. I stamped the images with lighter brown, alcohol marker friendly inkpad called Gingerbread. I used this color because I wanted to achieve a softer look for the images.

For the coloring I have used Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers, but you can make it with any other marker as well. For the coloring and the full process be sure to check out the video tutorial here. Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers Used: GT3, GT2, GT1, MG3, MG2, MG1, PP2, FS1, TN3, TN1, FS6, Blender. Once the coloring was done, I added highlights with white pencil and white pigment pen. Once it was done, I run the images through my mini die-cutting machine with their coordinating dies.

I have also prepared slimline die-cuts with the Stitched Slimline Trio Dies and Slimline Pull Tab Dies in different cardstock colors. For the background I made a quick ink blending with Du-si-do Pink inkpad from Catherine Pooler as well as with Spun Sugar distress oxide ink. Next, I splattered on it with clear water and white watercolor as well, and let it air dry.

After this I stamped the have a purrfect day sentiment from the “Purrfect day” stamp set with watermark ink to the pastel peach die-cut, then I heat embossed with white embossing powder. I have also created four die-cuts with the Hello word die from white cardstock. I adhered them together for more depth and now I have everything prepared to finish my card. Thank you so much for stopping by, have an amazing day, Mona


USED SUPPLIES

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Pretty Pink Posh | Rainbow Birthday Card | Birthday Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY


Hi crafty friends! Welcome to day 3 of the Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Celebrations Blog Hop! I made this cute birthday card with the super cute Party Days Stamp Set. But there are lots of amazing new sets in this release, I am showing you some of my favorites, in this post too. 

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CARD INSPIRATION

When I saw this adorable stamp I knew that I will use it in a different way. For my card I stamped the images from the Party Days Stamp Set to Neenah Solar White Cardstock


After a quick heat set I colored the images with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers in rainbow order. I have used the following colors: OR2, BO3, BO1, CT1, CT3, CT4, GY3, CG1, AG1, AG2, AG3, GT1, GT2, GT3, IB1, IB2, IB3, TB3, TB4, PV4, PV3, PL1, PV1, BP5, BP3, BP2, BP1, FS3, TN3, TN4, MB1, MB2, MB3, MB4, GB5, EB1, EB2, EB4, EB6. 


After the coloring, I made a quick fussy cutting, because I wanted to show you, that there is other was to use this beautiful set. 


When it was done, I made a quick ink blending and created the background with distress oxide inks. You can find the used supplies below the post. 


When the ink blending was done, I stamped with watermark ink and heat embossed the celebrate sentiment with white embossing powder on a light brown cardstock. I also made on it a quick ink blending too and put my card together. Finally I added finishing touches with white pen.

I am absolutely in love with this Valentine Hearts Stamp Set as well. That "LOVE" scripty sentiment totally get me with it's coordinating die. You can also see a sneaky peek of my next card on this photo below.

I also love these Sweetheart rhinestones. Amazing and versatile release, let me know in your comment what is your personal favorite.

BLOG HOP

Below is a list of all of the designers participating in today’s blog hop! Check out all of the wonderful inspiration!



Pretty Pink Posh blog 

Mona Toth - You are here


GIVEAWAY 


Pretty Pink Posh will be giving away 6 $25 gift certificates during the three-day blog hop celebration! Comments must be left by 11:50PM , January 15th 2021. The winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog


Thank you so much for stopping by, don’t forget to check this beautiful release, enjoy the hop. Hugs, Mona.

USED SUPPLIES


Using affiliate links does not mean additional costs for you. I really appreciate your support. I am using only products I LOVE. If you buy supplies through my affiliate links, you support my channel and blog with a small commission and when you shop through my links I will do a happy dance. Affiliate Disclaimer.