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Catherine Pooler Unsinkable Collection Blog Hop

Catherine Pooler Unsinkable Collection Blog Hop

Welcome to our celebration of the Unsinkable Release from Catherine Pooler Designs. We are blog hopping today. Daniel West here with a few cards to highlight the maritime (merry-time?) fun of this nautical collection of stamps, dies and other goodies.

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I have included a list of the entire hop for today below. Leave a comment on each blog! With each comment you have an entry to the drawing for $25 to shop Catherine Pooler Designs.

Vitamin Sea Card

For my first card, I made an underwater fun card with the all the sea life images from the Vitamin Sea stamp set and the Hook Line & Sinker stamp set.  I stamped out my sea life using a generational stamping technique for the fish and coral with Peppermint Scrub Ink.  Then, I did the same with Aquatini Ink and the other plant life. I wanted to darken a few of the pieces, so I added some Black Jack to one of the fish and one of the plants. For the larger plants, I stamped them out with Black Jack and colored them in with Copic markers.

After die-cutting all of the images, I lightly ink blended a panel of White cardstock with Aquatini and Peppermint Scrub ink and die cut a circle out of it. Next, I stamped the mini school of fish onto the circle. Then, I stamped the waves image onto another panel with Aquatini Ink and began adhering my sea life to the circle. After building my little scene, I adhered it all to the front of the card panel over the waves image.

Finally, I created an A2-sized card base and ran the edges over with my Aquatini Ink Pad to create a border. I adhered the panel to the front of the card base and added some sequins and a sentiment from the Hook Link and Sinker stamp set.




Stamps:  Hook Line and Sinker, Vitamin Sea

Dies: Vitamin Sea Coordinating Dies

Ink:  Aquatini, Peppermint Scrub, Black Jack

Paper: White

Accessories: Charleston Sequin Mix, Foam Tape


For my next card, I used stamps from the StampNation exclusive set called By the Sea. This card is fairly simple, but I love the composition and colors. 

To begin, I stamped out the Adirondack chairs, umbrella and sign images using Midnight ink. I drew a shoreline with a drawing pen. Then, I colored everything in with Copic markers. For the sand, I used E35, E34 and E31. And for the water, I used B05, B04, B02, and B00. For the umbrella, I chose R24 and R22. And for the sign and chairs, I used neutral grays.

After coloring in the scene, I adhered my panel to the front of an A2-sized card base with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. Then, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and colored it in a bit with a B00 Copic marker. 



Stamps used: By the Sea (StampNation Exclusive)

Inks used: Midnight

Paper: White

Other: Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, Drawing Pen

Please be sure to hop along with everyone in the list below and comment on each post. A random winner will be chosen from the comments on August 12 and will be announced on Catherine Pooler’s Blog. 

Thank you for hopping by. I added a grid of supplies below for your convenience. Click here to shop the Unsinkable Collection release. 

Hop List

Catherine (go here next)

Jenny C










Daniel (you are here)


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