Catherine Pooler’s Zen Release Blog Hop: Stained Glass Coverplate and Faithful Flutterings

Hi Crafters, Catherine Pooler's Zen Garden release is on it's last day of blog hops and today we are featuring the Faithful Flutterings and Stained Glass Coverplate die. Yesterday, I created a separate post for the Faithful Flutterings set (you can see that here), and today I'm focusing on the cover plate. These are definitely cards that aren't difficult, but take patience. I find puzzles calming, so this was perfect for me! I did it while watching a few episodes of tv. 

Comment on each of the blogs in the hop for a chance to win 1 of 2 sets of the new 8 colours of spa inks! 

For this card, I embossed the Doodle Garden background stamp onto coloured cardstock and die cut it using the cover plate. I also die cut the white cardstock and used the frame. I filled in the coloured pieces onto the cardstock in random areas using pink and the full circle using green. To create the silver smile die, I embossed it in silver embossing powder three times over to create a nice, thick sentiment.

These two cards may look the same, but they aren't. I used the positive space frame of each colour and glued them onto the cardstock. The blue cardstock has a textured frame with spaces in each of the white spaces. On the pink frame, I filled in the gaps using the white pieces so it's all one layer. I added a Thanks and Smile die to the fronts.

I wanted to see how a black frame would contrast the colours and it turned out so stunning. I used leftover pieces from the green, pink and blue pieces to fill three circles. I also embossed the sentiment using some Wanderlust embossing powder.

Blog Participants: Catherine PoolerCynde WhitloweJustine HoveyIlina CrouseAshlea CornellKelly MartinLaurel BeardJosephine FouargeKristie GouletJenny Colacicco Maureen Merritt
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