Friday, February 16, 2018

Zen Garden Release Blog Hop Day 4!

Welcome to Day 4 of the Zen Garden Release!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've got a few cards to share with you today, and if your excitement isn't totally maxed out after 4 days of fantastic projects from the team, then check your pulse immediately!!! You can find the entire release here.


First up to bat is this little beauty that showcases the Faithful Flutterings stamp set. Want to know a fantastic secret about the Catherine Pooler Designs Premium Inks? You can make beautiful watercolor pieces with them! 


You can stamp the inside images from the set and then use the CPD inks and a paintbrush to spread the ink out and make the outline of the butterfly shape. I trimmed the watercolored panel down to a smaller size and then finished off this card by putting some coordinating washi tape on the edges of the panel before gluing it on to my card base. 



My next card uses some of my favorite things--foil!! I used the Split Chevron Stencil and my foil transfer gel to create this beauty. I used some silver deco foil and the Smile word die along with one of the sentiments from the Love Grows stamp set. 




And now for my favorite card! I readily admit that I, too, am totally obsessed with alcohol inks, and so I used some of my bright colors to make this card. I used the stained glass coverplate die to cut several layers and glued them all together before gluing it on to my alcohol inked background. I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the Faithful Flutterings stamp set to finish off the card.




Have you been hopping along this week?!?!?


Catherine Pooler is giving away a full set of ink pads to 2 lucky winners on each day of the blog hop! Hop along to each blog and leave a comment for a chance to win! Winners will be announced Monday. 

Here is the full hop list for today:

6. Kelly Martin >> You are here!

Thanks a bunch for stopping by today and checking out these cards. They were so much fun to make, and I hope you have tons of fun with the release! 

Have a crafty day!
Kelly



102 comments:

  1. Your coverplate card looks like stained glass! So pretty!

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    1. I definitely had tons of fun making that card!

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  2. Oh that last card still just blows me away! They’re all SO GOOD!

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    1. Well let's be honest...this was definitely a rare showing of good turnouts all on the same post, LOL!! :)

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  3. So much pretty!! I especially love the
    butterfly card. Love the striped borders
    and the pretty colors of the butterflies.

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  4. Stunning and beautiful cards - love them!!

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  5. Wow Wow Wow . . . just awesome cards! Love this release - and the ideas from you talented artists along the way!! :)

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  6. Oh wow! you are so talented. Beautifully made! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I absolutely love the alcohol inks cards! You are so talented. The butterfly cards are so soft looking.

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  8. Beautiful cards. The butterfly card....gorgeous. Love all these ♥

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  9. i love the party dress ink pad color. they are all so pretty! beautiful cards!

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  10. I love them all ! The colorful first and last cards and of course, the gorgeous foiling on the second one !
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  11. Great cards! I love how those colors pop from behind the overlay. So springy!

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  12. I just received an order of alcohol inks! Perfect timing...I’m going to play! 😊

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  13. The alcohol ink background is beyond stunning! It truly does look like stained glass :)

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  14. Beautiful cards!! I love the watercoloring you have done with the inks!!

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  15. Wowzer! That stained glass card is amazing!

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  16. I love what you do with the liquid inks, they are stunning. Can’t wait to try them.

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    1. Alcohol inks are definitely a favorite medium of mine! Thanks for stopping by today!

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  18. Wow I love the added wash tape as a boarder.. It looked like cardstock. You lined them up perfectly.

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  19. Wonderful group of projects! My fave is the alcohol ink background, it looks amazing with the cover plate die cut!

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  20. I am in love with this butterfly and cover plate. Can wait for my order. It is on its way.

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  21. Stunning cards!! Love that last one!!

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  22. Wowza! Every time I see the cover plate die I love it more and more! Come on IRS refund!!!

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  23. WOW! Awesome cards. Love this new collection.

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  24. WOw...I love the colors and designs. Beautiful!!!

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  25. Your cards inspired me on so many levels! Alcohol ink, washi tape, glitter- oh my!!

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  26. The colors of the butterflies are so
    delicate. The coverplate is going to
    be wonderful for the different inking
    techniques we are using. Love the
    vibrant colors on your card.
    thanks for sharing
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  27. OOOOOooooooooooooooooooo SO PRETTY, so VERY Pretty.....alcohol ink...stained glass with cover plate!

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  28. Beautiful cards. I loved all of them. Usually I just like 1 or 2 cards. I really love ALL of your cards. When I get my order, I have bookmarked this page, I am going to case these. Thank you for sharing.

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  29. Wonderful creations using the new release!

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  30. Beautiful card using the cover plate!

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  31. Beautiful cards, the butterflies almost look watercolored.

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  32. Gorgoeus cards - the stained glass coverplate one is stunning!

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  33. Stunning cards and I love the alcohol ink technique. Great designs.

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  34. great cards, I think the alcohol inked background with the cover plate is my favorite! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  35. Great cards. That alcohol ink is beautiful and I love that Winnie the Pooh saying. Who doesn't love Pooh Bear.

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  36. Oh wow! Love love love that coverplate - and with the stained glass background - awesome!

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  37. I tend to think of layering stamps as things one Ought Not Mess With, but I love how the watercolor look turned out. I might have to try that myself! And I can totally see why the last one is your favorite; you really leaned into the stained glass aspect of it, and it looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  38. Great cards! Love the butterflies and your stained glass card really pops with the colors you picked!

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  39. All of your cards are amazing but my favorite card is the one the resembles a stained glass window. It truly is a masterpiece. Thank you for sharing you many talents with us.

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  40. I really like how you did your water coloring! The colors turned out very vibrant!

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  41. Your butterfly card is so pretty. The colors on the cover plate card are amazing!

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  42. Wow... your cards are gorgeous. I still favor the butterfly card in it's simplicity but you've made me rethink the cover plate with it's beautiful background. Love the the colors are muted instead of full force color. Thanks!

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  43. I really like the Stained Glass with Alcohol inks. Truly makes it feel like a stained glass window.

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  44. Gorgeous cards, Kelly! The one with the stained glass cover plate looks like a stained glass window. Just amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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  45. These are all so pretty! And of course, those alcohol inks with the Stained Glass coverplate die over them really caught my eye!! GORGEOUS!!

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  46. Very pretty butterflies and liked spreading color. The cover plate and alcohol inks are striking.

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  47. Love, love, love the rainbow watercolor effect with the cover plate card. Stunning in it simplicity. Thanks for sharing your creativity and inspiring me.

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  48. I like the contrast between the subtle colors of the butterfly card and the bright pop of the cover plate card. And not to leave out the beautiful chevron card. Three great cards!

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  49. The colorful background to the die cut is gorgeous!!!! I like the colors you chose.

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  50. Your butterflies turned out perfectly :)
    The alcohol ink background with the cover plate die cut is
    Absolutely stunning! Tfs

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  51. So pretty - love the butterflies and the cover plate.

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  52. Love the watercolor butterfly card! Than you go and do a sensational color plate!
    The colors!,,

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  53. Amazing cards! I thought the first one was going to be my favorite with the simplicity & cool colors but then I saw the stained glass card &, just WOW! pure awesomeness!

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  54. Love the butterflies and that Smile card is gorgeous! I am still trying to figure out how to work with foil.

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  55. Lovely colors on your beautiful cards! I love the butterflies, and the cover plate is fabulous!

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  56. I always love anything water colored, I just find it beautiful and calming. But, your alcohol ink design is stunning! I love alcohol inks as much as watercolor, but truly just loved your color choices. So very pretty!! Thanks for taking the time to share with us.

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  57. Love the alcohol ink background with the coverplate Kelly! Definitely have to try this when I get my coverplate.

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  58. Those alcohol inks really make the white cover plate die pop! All the cards are beautiful.

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  59. Sweet, elegant and bold - amazing cards!

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  60. Your cards are amazing thanks for the inspiration

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  61. More beautiful cards! You all have outdone yourselves.
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  62. wow wow wow these are all amazing cards!

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  63. These inks are so vibrant and your cards are very creative Kelly.

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  64. I agree with you on the favorite card! The others are wonderful too, but that last one is a real eye-catcher! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

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  65. I love all of your amazing cards/ Thanks for sharing your inpiration!!

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  66. So very beautiful!!! I can't wait to start using my new stamps, die and of course the inks....TFS

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  67. Wow, Wow! Beautiful cards, thank you so much for sharing. Love this stamp set and die cut sets. Last card really caught my eye.

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  68. So I've never worked with foil before...but I think I see it in my future! Thanks for enabling my addiction!

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  69. Just love the foil card and your alcohol inks card, just wow!

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  70. Oh just love the foil with that chevron pattern. So pretty!! It would make me smile to receive a card like that one for sure. :)

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  71. pretty cards - really love the last card -so colorful:)

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  72. Love how colorful these cards are using thrvAI just genius

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  73. Colorful cards! Thank you for sharing your talent!

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  74. I love the watercolored butterflies kelly! So beautifu!

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  75. Love your beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing...

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  76. Stunning cards, Kelly! I especially love the cover plate card with an alcohol ink background! Fabulous!

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  77. Love the designs. The smile card is my favorite!

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  78. Love your cards. Great designs and inspiration. The alcohol ink background with the cover plate looks so cool.

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  79. Kelly your cards are amazing!! The colors are awesome :)

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  80. Amazing cards! The cover plate card is stunning!

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  81. Wow, those cards are beautiful, I really like them all but I have to agree the alcohol ink one is my favorite, looks like stained glass!!

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  82. Ooo-LA-LA - I agree - the alcohol inks create a gorgeous background to that cover plate. I did some alcohol painting on tile -- I like your finished product better.

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  83. wonderful cards, I am torn between the foil and alcohol ink one.

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  84. I love your cards. They are all beautiful but that alcohol inked card is stunning. I hope I can create one as pretty as yours. Thanks for sharing!

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  85. Great cards. I love the water color look. I love the foil technique. And those alcohol inks are amazing under the coverplate. Just lovely cards.

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  86. Wonderful cards, Kelly. Love the different look and feel of each of them.

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  87. I tried the CP inks for watercoloring and it worked great. Your cards are beautiful!

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  88. Beautiful job! I love the way you stamped and colored the butterfly images. Thanks for your hard work!

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