Tuesday, March 20, 2018

All That Jazz Blog Hop + Giveaway!


Welcome, Everyone!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Aren't you just SO JAZZED about this release? See what I did there?!

This release has some really unique pieces in it, and I had so much fun creating with them! You can find the entire release here.

Let's get to the first card:


Everyone loves a good rainbow, am I right? This card uses the Tags, Etc. die, the Polkadot background stamp, and one of the stamp sets from the Counting Blessings prior SOA release. I inked up the background stamp with several colors of distress ink and then applied my CPD premium cardstock over the background and used a firm hand to rub in the inky goodness. 



I then cut out a piece using the large tag die and stamped one of the sentiments from the Autumn Blessings stamp sets. You can add little embellishments around your tags with the small images from this stamp set--they are the perfect size! I added some shiny black ribbon to the tag and then added some black Tonic Nuvo drops. I mounted the tag on top of the polkadot background to finish it off!

How do you feel about watercolor looks? If you're like me, you love every.single.one. 

I used a technique for the first time on this card--and if you haven't tried it, YOU MUST!! I took a piece of watercolor paper and laid it flat on my work surface. Then, I used my Zen Garden reinkers to drop a few drops of ink on to the paper, and then used my water sprayer to spray the living daylights out of the panel. And of course, you can guess what happened. The color moved and mixed together and created this lovely watercolor goodness! 



I then used versamark ink and white heat embossing powder along with the images in the Bloomin Bouquet stamp set to create the rest of the background. I trimmed it down and mounted it on a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base. 



To create the sentiment, I just stamped one of the sentiments from the Grateful Heart stamp set and trimmed it down to a smaller panel, then mounted the sentiment panel with foam tape on to the card to finish it off. 

Last but not least!

You must buy all the black tie gala patterned paper. I'm telling you guys--this stuff is pure gold!! This card was SO easy to create, and you can easily incorporate this technique into other cards with patterned paper. 

Cover a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base front with adhesive, and then take 4 sheets of the patterned paper and lay them on to the card base, varying the angle, but always using the corners to line up with the corners of the next piece. After you've covered the entire card base, trim off the excess patterned paper. 

Pull out that new ink pad and fall in love all over again! Ink up a large sentiment stamp (I used one from the Bloomin Bouquet stamp set) and then stamp it on to a white panel. Trim down that white panel and mount it on to the black and white card base using foam tape. 


VOILA!! You're all done! So simple, quick, and easy to pull together!



You've come for a blog hop and a chance to win prizes, have you??? Well here's some more information...

Hop along to each blog, leave a comment, and you'll have a chance to win a great prize! 5 random winners will be chosen to receive 2 ink pads! And if you know anything about the Catherine Pooler Inks, you'll know what a great prize that is! Winners will be announced Friday, March 23 on Catherine's blog.

Here are the blogs you can hop along to today:

1. Catherine Pooler
2. Kelly Martin >> you are here!
3. Jen Carter
4. Ardyth-Percy-Robb
5. Laurel Beard
6. Kristie Goulet
7. Susan Powell
8. Lydia Evans
9. Cynde Whitlow

Have fun hopping and I hope you enjoy this new release!

Kelly


Supplies Used
1. Doin The Polka Background stamp
2. Distress Oxide inks in Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough, Salty Ocean, and Wilted Violet
3. Tags, Etc. Die
4. Black Satin Ribbon
5. Black Tonic Nuvo Jewel Drops
6. CPD Inks in Midnight, Rose Petals, All That Jazz
7. Black Tie Gala paper
8. Autumn Blessings stamp set
9. Bloomin Bouquet stamp set
10. Versamark Ink
11. Hero Arts White embossing powder
12. CPD Reinkers in Rose Petals and Shea Butter



74 comments:

  1. I love your cards!! I can get most of the products local to me but I did go to Catherine's shop for a couple of packages of the Black Tie Gala paper and a stamp set and die!!

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  2. Love your cards Kelly - especially the watercolor one. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Awes one cards! I love the black and white paper!

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  4. Beautiful cards. I love your backgrounds and the color combinations. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  5. Love them! I did a card sketch on the black card with white panel sentiment. Love the design! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I love B&W pattern papers & these are no
    exception. Love how you did the BG for the
    last card with the different ones in this kit.
    All of your cards are lovely.

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  7. Great cards. Love how you used all the patterned paper on that one card

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  8. Amazing cards, Kelly. Love how you use the polka dot stamp set along with a tag, awesome. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. What a great way to create a unique background and use the patterned papers.

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  10. Great ideas! I do love how that watercolor technique turned out.

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  11. gorgeous cards - love the designs:)

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  12. I absolutely LOVE those cards, especially the watercolor one! Can't wait to try that technique!!

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  13. Can't wait for my polka dots, esp. after seeing your card. Love the pastels.

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  14. Love the cards! They are all fabulous!

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  15. Lovely cards! Whoops I sent the first comment in your contact area. Sorry!

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  16. I love the multicolored polka dots, well, actually I love all your backgrounds. I would not have thought to mix the black and white patterns to create a background. It's so bold and fun, but doesn't compete with the sentiment! Thank you for another cool idea.

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  17. Love the Jazz blue ink on the gala background papers - stunning!

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  18. Fantastic cards, the watercolor background is gorgeous!

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  19. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Love black and white with a pop of color!!! Also am wishing I got that polka dot stamp but I spend so much already it will have to wait. Great cards!!!

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  21. Love your cards. Your choice of colors are wonderful.

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  22. Bright and beautiful can't help being happy ty.

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  23. GREAT CARDS! THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR CREATIVITY!

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  24. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. I LOVe these bright and beautiful cards, especially the second one. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  26. I LOVE the "You are loved" card! I LOVE how you did the water colored background and then white embossed the flowers, so VERY pretty!

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  27. The black and white card is so much fun...but, the watercolor card is my favorite! I haven’t done it yet, but now I think I’ll give it a try.

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  28. Beautiful cards, but I love, love, love the black n white one

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  29. I like what you've done with the cards you made Im just starting and would love to make cards like this

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  30. These are fun and beautiful cards. I like the b & W patterned paper idea - will have to try that!

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  31. These are so pretty! Love the colored dots on your first card! Awesome release!

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  32. Ok - using pattern patter like you did on your last card is PURE GENIUS! Thank You!! I.Love.It!

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  33. Great cards.
    They are clean and simple.
    Love plain cards.
    thanks for sharing
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  34. Love your cards, especially that floral background on the first one - so pretty.

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  35. Beautiful cards. I really love the reinker watercolor look.

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  36. LOVE YOUR CARDS! I love the water color technique - - using the reinkers certainly did create circles of color. And the white embossing over is stunning. And yes -- I'm in love with the black tie card stock.

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  37. So pretty - love the patterned paper.

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  38. Love tour cards. The watercolor one is my fave.

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  39. Kelly, I love your cards. The backgrounds are fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Great rainbow dot effect, love it, your cards are a real set of eye catching ones with every effect you've used x

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  41. Oh, I love, love, love polka dots. Gotta get that background stamp! And, seems simple, but what you did with that gorgeous paper is genius! Thank you for sharing.

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  42. Beautiful designs! I especially loved the b/w background you created!

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  43. Wow, beautiful cards! Love the rainbow colored polka dots and the soft watercolor background. The graphic b&w pattern paper card design is awesome too!

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  44. I absolutely love your second card! SWOON!

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  45. Lovely card designs and colors.

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  46. Fantastic cards! I love that you showcased the products in such different styles. Amazing watercoloring.

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  47. Beautiful! The watercolor background is gorgeous!

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  48. OMG... what amazing cards. I love the watercoloured one.

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  49. Beautiful cards Jen. They are all so amazing

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  50. Three different cards but all of them very beautiful. I especially love your soft watercolored card. So serene and peaceful. Amazing showcase of the new release. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. These are all so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing

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  52. Wonderful cards. I love how you mixed and matched the black and white paper!

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  53. You are loved is so soft and calm Thanks for sharing your ideas

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  54. I am with you!: all the watercolor looks, all the time! What a pretty combo rose petals and shea butter make, especially with the soft white flowers on top. And then the super bold use of the patterned paper is great too. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  55. Great cards, I love the patterned paper!

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  56. Lovely projects, really liking the pattern paper. Looks like a must have

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  57. Wow ! Your second card definitely blew my mind !
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  58. Loved the 2nd card with the soft watercolored background.... soon beautiful. Thanks for sharing!s Very creative work!

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  59. All your cards are absolutely stunning! Great designs and beautiful color combos.

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  60. Love the polka dot card! And the soft colors of the floral card are quite stunning!

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  61. I love your second card with watercolor technique. Great job. Cheryl

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