Hi friends! Today the latest collection from Catherine Pooler just released, and it’s very appropriately titled Celebrate Spring. There are so many pretty spring-inspired goodies, from floral stamps and slimline cover dies to essentials for Mother’s Day cards and Easter.
Today I’m sharing a card made with the new Fresh Picked Floral stamp set, which also comes with coordinating dies. This set has both line art and a few solid images, so whether you want to color or just stamp, you’ve got options!
To get started, I selected three darker inks – Sauna, Daydream and Sangria – as well as 3 lighter inks – Shea Butter, Cummerbund and Royal Treatment. With color pairings for the yellow, blue and purple color families, I was set to start stamping. I randomly stamped one of the small leaf images all over a white A2 card panel in my 3 darker ink colors, then used one of the small solid stamps from the previously-released Bold Bits and Patterns to “color them in” with the 3 lighter inks.
After trimming the panel down to 4.75″ tall x 3.5″ wide, I moved on to the sentiment which comes from the new Just Plain Fabulous Sentiments stamp set. I embossed my sentiments on Concord and 9th cardstock (Oceanside and Peacock), then adhered them with foam tape towards the bottom 1/3 of the leafy panel. To finish, I mounted the whole thing with more foam tape to an A2 card base and popped on a few clear sequins from the Crater Lake mix. Ta-daaa!
I’ll have a few more cards to share featuring this collection over on Instagram throughout this month, and below is a look at two more that use this same stamp set in different ways. If you’re yearning for spring and need a craft session to put you in the mood, I think creating with this release will do exactly that!
You’ll find the full release (including so much more than I’ve shown you here) in the Catherine Pooler shop. I hope you have as much fun with it as I have. Happy crafting!