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Night Sky Background

I have had lots of requests to share with people how I made this background (thank you!) so I have a quick tutorial for you to help you make your own! 🙂

  1. Cut a piece of black pearl cardstock to 15.5cm x 10cm
  2. Cut a piece of Matt Mirror Silver cardstock to 15cm x 9.5cm
  3. Cut a piece of water colour cardstock to 14.5cm 9cm
  4. adhere the mirror cardstock onto the black pearl carsick, and then the black onto a card blank, set aside.
  5. Generously spare the water colour cardstock with Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray, let dry.
  6. Using Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks blend onto the water colour card using your mini ink blending tool.
  7. Using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and your mini blending tool work the ink in from the edges to make the dark par of the sky.
  8. Spritz on top of the inked card using Nuvo Mica Mist in Silver Smoke, let dry.
  9. I then touched up a few spots on the sky that I wanted to make more black and more pink.
  10. The Sentiment is then directly stamped onto the inked card using StazOn Black Ink, I used my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to stamp twice.
  11. Add you coloured and cut out stamped image and you’re done!


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Fun with Catherine Pooler Stamps and Inks!

I have been wanting to use these two Catherine Pooler Stamp Sets since they arrived in my shop, but I had some projects on the go that needed to be finished first, so the moment they were done today I grabbed the Doin’ The Polka Background Stamp and the Grateful Heart Stamp Set.  I had totally planned to colour in these flowers but loved the look as it was so I just added a little sparkle instead with my Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay

  1. Cut your piece of Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (or Catherine Pooler Smooth White Cardstock) to measure 4.25″ x 5.5″.
  2. Using your Tim Holtz Stamp Platform (I used the *NEW* travel sized one), position the sentiment and the large floral spray on the card as shown:
  3. Stamp the floral spray into a piece of stamp masking paper, cut out and stick over top of the floral spray that is stamped directly onto the card.  
  4. Using the Doin’ The Polka Background Stamp, stamp in versa mark to totally cover the card (Don’t worry your floral spray is protected by the masking paper), sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.
  5. Using a mini ink blending tool with Catherine Poole “It’s A Girl” ink start at the top right hand corner and work down on a diagonal.  In the lower left hand corner blend up with Catherine Pooler Ink in “Party Dress” and blend the two together.
  6. Cut a piece of black pearl cards that measures 6″ x 4.5″ and cut a decorative edge into the top using a die from the Crafter’s Companion Decorative Edge die.
  7. Attach the Card front to the black Panel using some double sided tape.  From here you can either make a card back and attach pr mount this right onto a card blank.

Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks to see more projects that I make with these amazing stamp sets!

Also, it is totally worth noting that by far, Catherine Pooler Inks are indeed the best and most versatile inks that I have EVER used!