Catherine Pooler Blog Hop

Hey everyone and welcome to my stop on the Catherine Pooler Blog Hop.  The team at Ellen Hutson LLC is super excited to have the Catherine Pooler products in the shop so we’re celebrating with this awesome hop. You should have arrived at my blog from my friend, and the phenomenally talented, Kittie Caracciolo.

I was so super excited to be able to use the Catherine Pooler inks. I’ve heard so much about how amazing they are. And, if you’ve never tried them? I really DO suggest that you buy a few pads. Everything that you hear about these inks is 100% true. Absolutely ALL of the hype. Since I enjoy doing mixed media, I can be a little rough on my ink pads and these pads are dreamy. One tap with a stamp and you’re set to go. But, even with blending they’re so smooth and clean. Not splotchy and very intense (if you want). I know without a doubt that these with be my new go-to ink pads. They are so worth it.

I did a lot of ink blending over stamped, embossed and die-cut images for my card.


The stamp set is called Zen Feather and is so pretty (you can see most of it in the image above). I stamped 6 of the feathers in Versamark Ink, heat embossed them with Platinum embossing powder, then die-cut each one.

Then using select inks from the Zen Garden Collection (linked below) I sponged and blended 3 colors at a time onto each feather. I love how they turned out. Really beautiful. Prior to adhering to the card front I blended a little of the Shea Butter Ink and also some Polished Ink to the card front in the center where the feathers will be, just to provide a little interest.

Everything then gets adhered down after that. I embellished with some confetti sequins and a little nest of fine string, too. Seemed fitting with the feathers.  ;) I thought about adding a sentiment and then decided I liked it without one…at least on the front. When it gets mailed, I’ll add it inside. There are a few beautiful sentiments included with the set.

Please continue to hop along with us to see all of the rest of the Ellen Hutson, LLC Design Team’s creations. Your next stop is the brilliant MICHELE FERGUSON !! I know that she’ll have something gorgeous in store for you. You can always go back to The CLASSroom if there are any broken links.)

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the hop!



13 Responses to 'Catherine Pooler Blog Hop'

  1. pat smith says:

    I love the card you made. That stamp set is great. Good job.

  2. Ellen says:

    Very nice card.

  3. Lisa K says:

    Beautiful feathers! So pretty.

  4. tsurutadesigns1 says:

    How pretty, love the colors.

  5. Michelle Hackett says:

    Feathers have really made a comeback. Yours are so pretty. and now I have to agree with your statements about CP ink pads. They are awesome.

  6. Amanda R says:

    Beautiful blending!

  7. those feathers look so beautiful and shiny!

  8. Janie S says:

    Love those zen feathers… actually I love zen everything.

  9. Jeanne Beam says:

    Love your card. The feathers are gorgeous..

  10. Susan N says:

    These colors are delish! What a lovely card!

  11. donna mikasa says:

    Wonderful showcase of the new inks–and those feathers are so gorgeous!

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