This week marks the release of the latest Stamp of Approval (SOA) collection from Catherine Pooler Designs. If you aren’t familiar with SOA, new collections are released quarterly and contain products specifically designed to work together. Once a collection sells out, the products won’t be available again for purchase for many months and never again as a full collection. For even more information or to get on the wait list for early access to purchase, check out the FAQs about Stamp of Approval on Catherine’s website.
I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a few of the products from the new Adoring You collection a little early. I received three of the stamps sets from the new collection and wanted to share a card today that I made using two of them.
For my card, I used The Key stamp set to create the fun background then used the Congratulations stamp set for the sentiment. The variety of keys from The Key stamp set work so beautifully with the sentiment builder words in the Congratulations stamp set. I love sentiment builder sets like this because it allows me to create the exact sentiment I want.
For the background, I started by repeatedly stamping all the different key stamps on a piece of white cardstock using VersaMark ink. I heat embossed them using white embossing powder, then used ink blending brushes and a variety of Catherine’s amazing inks to create a fun diagonal rainbow ink blended background. The inks I used were Be Mine, Tiki Torch, Limoncello, Garden Party, It’s a Boy, and Sweet Sixteen.
I matted the ink blended panel on some black cardstock and adhered it to a top-folding card base made from white cardstock. I used the same black cardstock to stamp my sentiments from the Congratulations stamp set using VersaMark ink then heat embossed them using white embossing powder. I adhered the sentiment over the ink blended background and that completed my card.
If you would like to purchase this collection, you can pick it up in Catherine’s online store. Here are the dates and times to remember:
- January 8 – Purchasing opens for StampNation members at 9pm ET.
- January 9 – Purchasing opens for Wait List members at 9am ET
- January 9 – General purchasing opens for everyone at 6pm ET.
Until next time …