If you haven’t tried Catherine Pooler’s Inks yet, you really must! I have tried and tested out MANY brands of inks and have liked some, disliked some and loved some….these however have soared above them all!
Here are some of my favourite things about them:
the variety of colours is not only large (and still growing) but they are fun and colour the range from soft, bright, subtle, vibrant and rich!
the foam pads are a dream to stamp with, the coverage on to your stamp is pretty perfect! You can also ink your project taking the pad direct to paper.
these inks blend beautifully sung a mini ink blending tool and are awesome to use in stencils!
they layer VERY well (as you can see in the photo below)
the ink pad is juicy but doesn’t need to be reined constantly!
Catherine Pooler has a whole range of products in addition to the inks including: Stamps, Dies, Stencils, Acrylic Blocks, Cardstock and Paper (all found in my shop).
I highly recommend you trying not only the inks but the other products in the range also, you won’t be disappointed! To that end I want to also mention that The Company as a whole is one of the best I have had the opportunity to work with!
Anyway, this is just a quick little ink review, all opinions are my own and I am happy to answer any questions you may have!
Click on the photo below to be taken directly to the Catherine Pooler section in my shop.
Hello lovelies! Colleen Tyler here from Maple Syrup Designs for Craftin’ Desert Divas showing you my Ombre Background Using Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens.
These pens can be used on their own or brushed over with a damp paint brush to blend out like watercolours. They have a huge amount of mica in them which provides the best sparkle in a pen I have come across to date.
Take a piece of watercolour cardstock and start by brushing on the Spiced Cherry Sparkle Pen in long strokes horizontally working up from the bottom of the cardstock.
Now take your clear overlay sparkle pen and at the top of the where you stopped with the Spiced Cherry blending in with the clear. This will dilute the pigment and make a lighter pink. Continue to blend over the pink pulling the colour up the card, again in horizontal strokes until the pink fades to a vert light colour.
Using a damp wide paint brush blend all over the card to smooth out the blending lines, dry with your heat gun.
4. Using the fancy frame die, cut out the largest scalloped rectangle.
5. Position the sentiment from the “Look For The Stars” stamp set and stamp in black ink in the top left of the card.
6. Colour the sweet little bear sleeping on the moon with coordinating colours (I have used Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers on SN Ultra Smooth card). Glue the bear onto the bottom right of the card.
7. Adhere to a card blank and add Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops for effect.
I hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial! This Ombre effect can be achieved in many ways, this is just my favourite, explore and experiment to find your favorite!
Well my plan to do another long post dedicated to Stamping Bella went right out the window! I was on holiday and had my dates mixed up, so here it is on the fly :)…..but that’s ok it just means there will be another one coming during the week!
So, Laurie from It’s All Cut and Die, and I promised a winner of a Stamping Bella Stamp set in our previous #maplesyrupmonday post, smithsaxon, it is YOU! Send me a message with your address and I will post a stamp set to you.
Here is a Quick video and some samples of me colouring the Stamping Bella “Set of Dragons” Stamp Set. Please Check out Laurie’s blog and leave us comment and subscribe to my blog for more posts, sales and giveaways!
Ok, so if you know me you know one of my all time favourite stamp companies is Stamping Bella! Their designs are adorable, fun, versatile and they have some pretty witty sentiments too!
I have a few cards to show you today and a mini tutorial for one of them, but of course if you ever want instructions to any of my cards just leave me a message and I will do up a tutorial for you 🙂
#maplesyrupmonday is a biweekly post that Laurie from It’s All Cut & Die and I started just for fun, to encourage you, help us all get use of your stamp sets, and of course the occasional give-away! We really hope you will play along and make some cards, simply post them on Instagram with the hashtag #maplesyrupmonday and you never know you may get picked to win a random prize 🙂
Prize you say……? OK! SO, there are a couple of ways to get your name entered to win a Surprise Stamping Bella Stamp Set:
Follow/subscribe to both of our blogs, and leave a comment. If you comment on both blogs yo have double the chances to win (the draw will be random, so if you have won before you are still able to win again!)
We will announce the winner on May 21st which will be our next blog post. Good LUCK!! 🙂
This Beauty is created using the “Courtney Loves Kitties” stamp set from the most recent release……so much fun!
I am SOOOOO excited about these products because they are AMAZING!!! These are so fun and easy to use, grab these, some watercolour paper and you are set! They work brilliantly with stamps, embossing, sparkle pens, there are just so many techniques!