I am delighted to be invited to test drive some of the newest products in the house at Ellen Hutson, LLC and to HOP along with the Ellen Hutson girls! You should have arrived here from the lovely Lisa Adametz and her Paper Grace blog-extraordinaire.
Speaking of arrivals an INK-credible package arrived from Catherine Pooler! Right out of the box, I knew I'd love the muted tones of Catherine's Zen Collection of colors:
I wanted to see how they would stamp on my go-to card stock, Neenah #110 Solar White, and using one of the stamps from the enclosed Chevron Cheer stamp set, I created my own little color chart...
That sweetest little border stamp is showcasing the fabulous Black Jack ink from Catherine's Neutrals Collection - quickly becoming my new favorite dark gray ink!
After stamping with Versamark, and white heat embossing the cute little Chevron oval, I chose four of the inks, tapped onto an acrylic block! They are fantastic! and by controlling how much water you use, a wide variety of tones can be achieved. By the way, you can mix them, too.
Catherine shares lots of inky tips in her YouTube video... one I wanted to test? coloring my own card stock -
especially my favorite Linen cardstock from E.H.
All that was left to do was my stamping, die-cutting, adding dimension, and a few embellishments from my stash:
So many variations could be made from this
set of 4 dies: 2 plain oval...
and 2 Scalloped... and all these darling little blooms!
I decided to use two to frame my garden.
I chose the small oval die cut for my inside sentiment ... stamping with the same Seafoam Green I used for the landscaping.
Thank you Catherine, for inviting us to try your fabulous inks, stamps, and dies!
...and thank all of YOU who were sweet enough to hang out with me today! If you've been looking for a really versatile ink, that works great for so many techniques, I'd give these a try! You'll find all of the products I've used today, and MORE wonderful Catherine Pooler products, at Ellen Hutson, LLC.
Ready to HOP? I am! Let's go visit Sharon Harnist - quickly - you know she'll have plenty of pretty Paper Perfections! BTW you can always start over at The Classroom where you'll find a full list of the stops on the Hop!
Yes! This is so timely as i'm starting to collect the CP inks. Love your post Michele and your card is ADORABLE.
I've been using Catherine's inks for almost a year now and absolutely LOVE them!! They blend FABULOUSLY too!! And your card is just as sweet as can be Michele...love it!! :0)
Yay, congratulations on being on Ellen's team! You deserve it! I hope you have balls of fun. I know you will add laughter along the way to all who get to see your works of art you share with all of us. And these cards are as sweet as you are!
Your card is so cute. I love the stamp set, and those inks look wonderful!
Beautiful colors and such a very beautiful card!!!
Your card is so sweet and lovely and the die cut ovals are a nice touch.
Lovely card! I like how you made your own color chart.
Congratulations on being on Ellen's team! So awesome! LOVE your cards!!!
Your little garden is totally charming, Michele! Especially with all those soft lovely colors and scalloped frame! Thanks so much for sharing all of these photos with us...I love how you created your color chart and how you shared the versatility of Catherine's inks :) I have 2 colors, but I'm sure I'll be buying more!
I'm so happy to see you as part of the hop...you are so deserving, my friend!!!
This card is so sweet. It’s a really beautiful design.
Congratulations, Michele!!! So excited for you! Great post! Thanks for sharing more examples and info about the CP inks. I’m really interested to try them out! Hopefully I’ll have a chance to do so at an upcoming crafty retreat in early March :) These inks look so fabulous!
Great job on your card!
ooh, such a sweet little scene and the subtle pattern and colours are perfect in the background Michele!
CONGRATULATIONS on your new DT, I'm SO HAPPY for you!!! I knew it was only a matter of time, you always use her products beautifully! I mean...just look at this little number! It's just as sweet as can be. I love the pretty little border image!
Loved your card. Sweet!
A subtle rainbow, a flower garden, all that crisp white ... and a great post, Michele ... who could ask for more first thing on a Monday morning! So exciting to see you with EH, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)
beautiful card Michele, love all the die cut layers framing your image.
Congratulations on being a permanent member of the EH team, Michele. You've shown off their products in the best light in the past and they know talent when they see it. For example, this darling little flower scene. Thinking seriously about adding those inks to my collection.
Beautiful cards. I really love oval die cut card with flowers in it. Thanks for sharing....
Thanks for sharing this great information, Michele! I’ve been curious about the inks. Love your card, as always. Color on texture-simple but still eye-catching.
I love this sweet little landscape card! Adorable!
You are one fabulous test driver! Congrats on being on this amazing DT! I know you are going to make me want every set you feature!
Amazing Michele! I love seeing your process for this darling card : ) Catherine and Ellen are sure blessed to have YOU my friend!!
Very charming birthday card, Michele! Thank you so much for showing us how you tired CP's new products and how to make this card with lots of pictures! Hideko xx
Thank you for the awesome review of CP inks! Your card is adorable with all of the oval, scallopy goodness!
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