Welcome back to the Victoria Marie Blog! Today, I am so excited to be part of the Spread Joy Not Germs Blog Hop, hosted by the Hedgehog Hollow and Catherine Pooler Designs! Come join me and my fellow card makers as we spread lots of joy and creative inspiration as we support each other through the current Coronavirus pandemic. For this blog hop, I am representing Catherine Pooler Designs!
If you are looking for a creative distraction, then be sure to follow this blog hop! Also, there are a TON of fantastic sponsors who are offering fun prizes and giveaways – you don’t want to miss it!
To be entered to win a prize, all you have to do is answer the following question in the comments section: “What is your favorite creative tool that you cannot live without?”
You must comment in order to be entered to win a prize. And the more blogs you comment on, the better your chance of winning a prize! THIRTY ONE companies are offering more than FIFTY prizes on this hop!
Comment on the blogs on the hop to be entered. No minimum number of comments required, but the more blogs you comment on, the greater the chances of winning.
Check out some of the participating sponsors!
- Catherine Pooler Designs – $20 Gift Certificate on the CP blog and each of the Brand Ambassadors’ blogs
- Hedgehog Hollow – one month free sub to the box with free us shipping
- CAS-ual Fridays – Win the new release – over $80 value
- Heffy Doodle – £35 voucher for the store
- Whimsy Stamps – $15 GC on each of their Creative Team team blogs
- Sassy and Crafty Stamps – $35 Gift Certificate
- The Ton – $20 Gift Certificate (stamps, dies, ink or sequins)
- Ellen Hutson – $35 Gift Certificate
- Polka Dot Orchard– $20 Gift Certificate
- And many, many more!
For this blog hop, I created two fun cards using inks and dies from Catherine Pooler Designs! A full list of available products are listed at the end of this blog post.
Catherine Pooler stamps, inks, and dies make creating cards a breeze! For this project, I used a direct to paper technique using CP inks!
Starting with a 4.25 x 5.5 inch white card panel, I applied Catherine Pooler stamping inks directly to the panel, creating a vertical strip of color from the top to the bottom of the panel. Each color overlaps slightly, creating an interesting color blending effect!
For my second card, I repeated this same technique using the front of a 4.25 x 5×5 inch card base.
Next, I ran the inked panel and one solid white 4.25 x 5.5 inch panel through my Gemini die cutting machine using the Catherine Pooler Wall Flowers Cover Plate Die.
The both panels were adhered to a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base.
For the sentiment, I used the “We’re All in This Together” printable by Catherine Pooler. This printable was created to spread joy and encouragement during the current pandemic. To grab this FREE printable, click HERE!
Using the Picture Frame Die by Catherine Pooler, I die cut the sentiment and adhered it to the front of the panel for both cards. For the first card, I created a layered design using black card stock to frame the printable.
For a finishing touch, I stamped and die cut small flowers using the Catherine Pooler Whipped This Up Stamp Set and the Whipped This Up Dies.
I hope the projects in this blog hop bring you joy and inspire you to create something beautiful for a friend or loved well!
And don’t forget to play along with this hop and leave comment on each blog (no limit) so you can be entered to win some amazing prizes!
To be entered to win a prize, all you have to do is answer the following question in the comments section of this blog: “What is your favorite creative tool that you cannot live without?”
Next up in the blog hop is Emily Mydlowski! Click HERE to check out her project!
Good luck and enjoy! Please stay safe and be well!
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