Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Catherine Pooler Designs Release Day - Zen Feathers and Chevron Cheer


Hi Stampers! 
Welcome to Day #1 of the Catherine Pooler's new release! The new Zen Grarden release is now LIVE in Catherine Pooler’s online store. This release consists of eight AMAZING inks from her new Zen Garden Collection, new stamp sets (with available coordinating dies), a background stamp, stand alone word dies and stencil.
Since there are so many new items, check out What’s New section in Catherine’s store to find the new items this release. 
You should have arrived here from Ardyth's blog, but if you didn’t, you can find the whole blog hop list at the bottom of this post. 
And your next stop will be Justine and you don't want to miss her amazing creations.
PRIZES: To celebrate the new release Catherine is so awesome and each blog hop day she's giving away 2 sets of the Zen Garden inks!!!! (if you already purchased them, you'll receive $45 gift certificate). Winners will be posted on Catherine's blog!!!

Now let's move to the projects I have for you today. First I wanted to introduce you to the new 8 ink colors for this release. The Zen collection: Polished, Shea butter, Seafoam, Spruce, Skylight, Stone Blue, Sugared Lavender and Rose Petals.

And they fit perfectly with previously released Paradise Found 8 colors. All these colors are from the SPA collection, which compared to the Party Collection has more muted colors, but still greatly pigmented! 


For my first card I used the Zen feathers set and stamped the background using: Aquatini, Green Tea, Spruce, Eucalyptus, Royal Treatment, Rose Petals, Sauna, Shea butter and Sugared Lavender. I die cut the create die 3 times from Midnight card stock, and embossed the top layer 3 times with clear embossing powder. Adhered the die cuts together and then onto my card. I stamped "sunshine" from the "Eat, Sleep, Create" set on Midnight card stock and embossed with white embossing powder. I assembled my panel and adhered to a card base made from Midnight card stock.




For my next card I used the Chevron Cheer set along with the Ovals and Flowers dies. I used the Split Chevron stencil to do some dry embossing on the background to give it a subtle look. It may be little hard to tell on the pictures due to being a white background, but it;s there. I used Polished Stone, Green Tea, Sauna and Shea Butter to ink up the flower and leaves die cuts. 




Next, I used the stencil again on Mirror card stock, but this time I applied Transfer Gel from Therm-o-web and when it was dry I run it through my Minc Machine using Opal Deco Foil. Next I stamped sentiment from Zen Feathers on vellum and embossed with white embossing powder. Die cut it and assembled my card.









And the stencil strikes again. Now I used it with white sparkle embossing paste onto Catherine Pooler's premium white card stock. White it was drying I stamped different sentiment from Zen Feathers set on Vellum and embossed with white. I die cut it using circle dies and layered onto PTI's Berry Sorbet card stock. I added some silver thread, iridescent confetti and adhered to coordinating top folding card base.  



Last, but not the least I made 3 coordinating cards using the feather stamp from Zen Feather set and few of the new ink colors. I used the MISTI to stamp them symmetrically.  I used Polished stone, Seafoam, Skylight and Sugared Lavender. I used the same colors to ink up the edges of my card bases to create coordinating colored card stock. 
I stamped different sentiments from Zen Feathers set on Vellum and embossed with white. I die cut it using circle dies and adhered to my panels







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160 comments:

Colleen said...

Fabulous cards, Ilina! I love your feathers!

tneudorf said...

Love the card that u did with the Chevron stencil

Unknown said...

I love those feather cards! And the background on the Create Sunshine card is fabulous!!

Hope said...

Beautiful cards! Can't wait to get my hands on those inks!!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards with some very clever little twists!

Hope said...

Beautiful cards! Can't wait to get my hands on those inks!!!!

Val p said...

You were really busy! Beautiful cards.

Amy Martin said...

Wow!! Amazing cards. I especially love the feather ones. Beautiful!!!

Mrs. Lowry said...

Oh, my goodness! Each card is so different from the next! I love the versatility of Catherine's products.

Ellen C said...

Your cards are gorgeous - I love them all.

minnesotabackyard said...

Ilina,
You gave us some great ideas for using the stencil, and the feathers cards are beautiful. Thanks.
Linda

Diane Loughrey said...

So many ideas so little tome.

Unknown said...

Every card is gorgeous! The foil was is especially stunning.

Karen Hasheck said...

Love the cards and the new stamps inks! I am going to have to try those new inks soon!

Kelley H. said...

Beautiful cards. That gray background with the deco foil--gorgeous!!

Vivian said...

Love the new colors...but I have to have the “Spread your wings...” stamp!

Jean Arizona said...

Love the feather stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Woe. My first thought was how I love the color combo in the first card. Then I came up on your last set of cards with the feathers. I am a simple clean card maker and those are amazing. Great job!!!

Ray and Char said...

Oh my, they are all beautiful. I love how the feathers can be used in so many ways. The colors of the inks on the first card are beautiful.

Unknown said...

Love the feather stamp, die and colors. Very nice looking.

Stella said...

Groovy cards!

Marcia Rollins said...

What lovely cards! I am thrilled to see Vellum back in use! It is one of my favorite elements to use.

Nancy-Anne said...

Gorgeous colourful background!

Avra Williams said...

Great cards! Can't wait to get these ink colors!

Penelope said...

I love all of the ideas! Thanks!

Unknown said...

I love all your cards, especially where you've used glitter paste.

digeomea said...

love the colors and the sparkle

canadian_liner said...

Wow! You've been busy! No lack of inspiration with these new goodies. I LOVE your all-over background with those doodled flowers--awesome, and the effect with the opalescent foil is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing your talents :)

Joanne G said...

Your cards are beautiful! The colors are amazing together. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us.

Sharon said...

Wow! Love your feather cards, awesome colors you chosen. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cards.

nfabbri said...

WOW!!! Your designs make me want the whole collection, thanks for the awesome designs!!!

Lynne W said...

The new colors work so well together!

Nan0807 said...

Gorgeous cards! You have been very busy. Love the new inks.

BeverlyBL said...

Love all that you did with that chevron stencil. Foil and sparkle. Wooohooo!

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow such beautiful cards -love the deco foiled cards:)

Unknown said...

The new ink colors are beautiful

shy324 said...

Great to see all the different ways you uses the chevron pattern.

Donna Hawkins said...

Beautiful cards! I love these new colors!

JanetB said...

So many beautiful cards! The Opal Foil background is stunning!

Mary Holshouser said...

So many fantastic ideas for cards.
thanks for doing the comparison
of the old with the new colors.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Susan White said...

Wow!! So many beautiful cards!! I love these new colors and of course all of the others too!!

Holly said...

I LOVE all your cards , but the first one is my favorite. The colors are great!

Donna said...

I'm so impressed - 5 beautiful cards! I think it goes to show that when a crafter gets hold of great tools that it's hard to make yourself stop! :0

Enigma Artist said...

Thanks for sharing your creations. They are beautiful.

LaurieSherwinDesigns said...

Wow. Lots of different cards. I love the first two cards you made best. Beautiful cards. Love all those colors together. They really all go together so well.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards. I would have a hard time picking a favorite. I liked all of them. Thank you for sharing.

Denise Terry said...

Mirrored background. Love it! I always have a hard time working with foil, but this year I'm committed to mastering it (or at least getting 1 card to come out the way I wanted it to)

Susan PJ said...

Oh MY - You certainly created sunshine here! I'm so in awe of how beautiful your cards are. The first one with the multi-colored stamps is just WOW! Thanks for sharing your creative genius with us Illina!!

Tracie Pond said...

Hi Ilina! Amazing floral background and wow that white sparkling embossing paste is gorgeous! Great cards =)

Patricia Frey said...

Fabulous creativity !! Love the colors !! Beautiful Job !!

Purple Princess said...

I love the feathers!!

Terri said...

These colors make me swoon!!! I loved looking at the swatches. Can't wait to get mine. Your cards are lovely....I especially like the first one and the dark one with the stencil and foil. Really creative!!

Patty Butler said...

Wow! All of your cards are so much fun. Thank you for all of the wonderful ideas.

Unknown said...

Ooo, as if I wasn't excited enough about the new inks, I get to see swatches! (Is that just me, or does everyone love seeing swatched out inks?) And what a varied bunch of cards you've made for us. Great use of the split chevron stencil. And I really like the nestled feathers you made for those last cards. Thank you for sharing all your creativity with us!

Joyce said...

Ordering all the new innings and refills from Betty's Creative Studio.

Unknown said...

If I had to pick a favorite card it would be hard! Love them all

Becca Yahrling said...

I love a stamped all over design like you did
on the first card; it's gorgeous. All of your
cards are beautiful.

Joni said...
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Smilegreetingcards said...

OMG! I love all of these cards! The foil on the Smoke and Mirror cardstock looks amazing! I love thee blog hops! I always get so inspired by the brillant ideas I see! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

Sher@SistersInk said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Thanks for sharing so many cards highlighting the different products and techniques. I loved the chevron stencil card and how you used the embossing paste. All the cards are beautiful and colorful. Thanks!

Wanda R. said...

I love the background you created in your first card and I really like those feathers!! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Unknown said...

Create Sunshine and Zen Feather are great, colors really work.

Lynne said...

Love the more muted colors.

D.Ann C said...

So many pretty projects! Love the feathers and the off the edge oval with the pop of color in the sweet flowers and, and... love it all!

Sue McRae said...

Wow, what fabulous mix of card designs and thanks for the color swatches, it really showcases the new shades for us.

Sue Smith said...

Oh my gosh!! Your cards are all so beautiful. I am really crazy about the Opal Deco Foil you used on the card. Great job.

Roberta Eldridge said...

Wow! So many lovely cards, Ilina! TFS!

Unknown said...

All I can say is WOW! your cards are just beautiful. I really like the onew you foiled and used sparkle paste. Way to go.

Unknown said...

Love the flower background card.

Unknown said...

Love you use of the words on the cards

Jill D. said...

Awesome cards! Looks like you had fun. Thanks for sharing them.

camilla_cortney said...

Love Catherine Pooler products!

Unknown said...

Love all your cards and especially what you did with that cool stencil

Phyllis said...

Love your use of color. Looking foward to getting mine.

sharon g said...

I especially like the flower cards! Nice mixture of colors, too.

jandbspiegel said...

I am always so impressed by the detail on your cards. I love the "Minc" and often think I would like to get that, but I'm saving my money for CP Inks - LOL.

Unknown said...

Love those feathers and the sparkley chevron background....great colors

Angie said...

Absolutely beautiful and amazing cards. I love the gray chevron one and the Create sunshine card. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Pdesmaraisdesigns.com said...

I love these new colors and your beautiful cards

Patti Bailey said...

What a wonderful variety of cards!!

The Hardy Stamper said...

So many lovely cards! Thanks for all the inspiration :)

Unknown said...

I love how you used the embossing paste on your card. I've never used paste but I think I need to try. All your cards are very beautiful. Very inspiring!

Connie Hinkle said...

Beautiful cards!!!!

Sue D said...

wow you have been busy making a variety of cards!

Cindy said...

Holy Moses, you really highlighted this wonderful release. Totally fabulous. Thank you for sharing your talent and the Zen release.

Peggy M said...

Love all the colors!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty cards...love the colours.

Susan Powell said...

Love ALL of your cards Ilina! Especially the one with the foil :)

blbrennan said...

Doodle Garden creation with all that beautiful color is my favorite of your five cards!

Unknown said...

Fantastic cards!

Laurie said...

Lovely cards! I especially like the "Create Sunshine".

Alli Shrewsbury said...

Fun cards! I really like the first one. Thanks for sharing!

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Great cards Ilina!

Carol Owen said...

Love love your cards

Unknown said...

Wow! What a beautiful array of cards. I especially love the foiled card - it looks like chrome!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous projects!!!

Unknown said...

3rd card that's the ticket hun gr8 card for a male or for a professional.

Unknown said...

Wow! So many amazing projects!
I love the first background that you created, it shows how well all the different ink collection work so well together.
The chevron stencil is so simple but there are so many different techniques to use wth it. I love the foiled look, so pretty

Unknown said...

So many great designs I can't pick a favorite one! Love the new ink colors!

Mary Nelson said...

Such pretty fun cards. Really love the flower background.

Theresa T said...

Wow! Just WOW! I love how you created the background for your 1st card. I love the offset ovals and circles with your sentiments. The embossing is awesome and the feathers are gorgeous. Awesome cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous new colors! Love your pretty cards!

barb oliver said...

Ilina,

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards!

Retired Librarian said...

All the cards are nice but I am just crazy about the feathers.

Brandi R said...

Wow! Were your busy!! Absolutely gorgeous set of card. I love each and every one of them (so glad you didn't ask for a favorite) ♥

Althea Domani said...

Really love the background you stamped for your Create Sunshine card!

Dana Driscoll said...


Over your card, and the colors! I'm infatuated with these inks. I really want to try some soon!

SandiL said...

Thank you for the colour comparison, exactly what I wanted to see. Your stencil cards are amazing! Wow!

Teri S. said...

CP inks look awesome! You've showcased this release in such a great way. Your chevron card rocks! And, I love the soft colours in the patterned background of the first card in this wonderful line-up.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Love these new colors!!! Gorgeous cards!!!

Lindar C said...

Oh my gosh! These cards are so pretty! Love the shimmer paste!

Kelly Martin said...

STOP IT!! I love your foil card!!! And your feather one is just so pretty. Way to go!!

Nana Griffin said...

Great cards using the products.

nancy y said...

Fabulous! Oh that foil card is so pretty, love it. All your cards are so great, thanks for sharing!

Riecy said...

Wow! You made some gorgeous cards! Love that stencil...

Cathy Lillie said...

Wonderful techniques for using the chevron stencil! I love what you did on the feather cards! Clean and simple yet beautiful and sophisticated!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Great cards, especially love the first one with all the stamped flowers! Loved the ink swatches too :-)

Sue Wareham said...

WOW were you a busy crafter, all your projects are fantastic

Rhonda Price said...

Wow! Love what you’ve done.

Marianne said...

A wonderful set of cards. Wish I could buy it all...

Lagene said...

Wonderful projects! The feathers are my favorite!

Denise Kasbohm said...

I always love your beautiful cards. The first card is gorgeous and I love what you did with the zen feather set..my fave.

blawndee82 said...

Love them all, especially the feathers.

Trina said...

Beautiful cards. I love the first card. Just gorgeous.

sammi said...

So many awesome cards in one place! I always enjoy stopping by to see your creations. Love your style! I love the first one and the way you used the different colors - That one has to be my favorite, but I'd love to receive any of them! All of your creations are wonderful!

Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

Nitae1952 said...

Lovw the cards!!! They Are So Gorgeous.tnanks

Barbara M said...

Love the cards.

Unknown said...

Wow...fabulous cards!

Iris said...

Stunning cards - love the feathers

Donna K. said...

Love them all, especially the split chevron foil technique. Using the inks to add color along the sides of the card base was a cool and easy way to pop up the color.

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous colors for some very gorgeous cards!!

Beth B. said...

The card on the dark background would have made a nice masculine valentine.

Jenny Colacicco said...

Ilina these are absolutely stunning. My goodness. They’re all beautiful but I think the opal decofoil is my fave. Because foil. Gorgeous Jenny x

Kari V. said...

Such beautiful cards...you are so talented! I especially love the one with flowers. And those inks are gorgeous!!

Unknown said...

Wow, you were busy and covered just about everything. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

Michelle H said...

The ink colors in this release are just so amazing, along with the stamp sets. And your cards are beautiful.

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing..

Tracy Campbell said...

Awesomely creative with the transfer gel and velumn

Carol Hardie said...

You have truly outdone yourself .... your designs are simply gorgeous!! The Zen Feathers is a favorite of mine and love your color combinations.

Laura said...

WOW - - you were BUSY!! Like how you used vellum through out these projects. If I had to choose - - I like best the "Spread your wings" in sorbet.

TheWinstonFamily said...

Pretty cards. Thanks for sharing.

Christy Borfitz said...

All of your cards are gorgeous! I love the card with the feathers and those colors...perfection!

Suz said...

Really pretty cards

Jennifer said...

Your cards are gorgeous thank you for sharing

Jennifer said...

Your cards are gorgeous thank you for sharing!

Dana M said...

Wow, wow, wow! Amazing cards!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness . . . seriously, I love how you use the background stamps as a stencil. And how all of the talented artists in the hop are giving me so many new and different ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Oh my goodness ! You made such a wonderful job with these cards ! This is a great variety of designs possibilities ! Thanks for sharing !
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Jodie Ramdas said...

Beautiful cards Ilina, and lovely colour combos

Helen Gullett said...

Ilina, you rock! All of your cards are gorgeous and inspiring
using the mew Zen Collection!! Thank you for sharing them!

Rubeena I. said...

those inks are gorgeous. my fave is the first card you shared!!

Melody said...

Wow! Five cards and all fantastic! Thanks for sharing so many different ideas and techniques! Love all the colors and stamps in this release!

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards! Amazing inspiration as always! Have never tried the deco foil - love the look! Thank you for the wonderful blog hop!

beth said...

All your cards are beautiful and love the different techniques. TFS

Danielle G said...

I loved your first card, then you did so many fabulous techniques with the chevron stencil! I would love to see a detailed tutorial or video of the one with the minc foiling and vellum. Well done and thanks for sharing!!

Kris in Alaska said...

Simply amazing cards!

Brand6 Duncan said...

Wow so much inspiration. I love all of your designs. The grey card just blew me away.

Unknown said...

Love these new colors they are so awesome

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Just stunning. I love the colors, design, and texture you created. Just lovely cards.

Nitae1952 said...

Very pretty cards.Thanks for sharing them.

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