"The Perfect Reason" Stamp of Approval - Blog Hop Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of "The Perfect Reason" Stamp of Approval Collection Blog Hop!

If you are new to Stamp of Approval... here's what's its all about!

Stamp of Approval is a box filled with a special collection of stamps, dies and in this case, a stencil just for you!  All of the items in the box can be mixed and matched together and are designed to do so. Accompanied by your favorite ink, this box makes a great gift too!  I would suggest Catherine's own ink line, found here.

This lovely box of creative goodies comes straight to your mailbox but you have to order it quickly as it tends to sell out within the first 12 - 18 hours!  

To get on the Wait List to receive your "ready for purchase" email, click here!  If you are a member of StampNation, you will receive your shop email an hour ahead of time.  Just one of the perks of being a member! :)

Now let's get to sharing some fun creations made using the contents of "The Perfect Reason" Collection.

For my background, I used a soft nylon bristled brush to achieve the soft blended back ground of inks through our fun stencil included in this release's collection.
This card features the beautiful inks from Catherine Pooler Designs in the colors of: Fiesta Blue, Aquatini, Grass Skirt, Lime Rickey and finally, Tiara.

For my second card, I wanted to create a fun, bold back ground so I stamped all of my elements in Midnight ink and then masked them off using masks cut using the stamp sets' coordinating dies.
Once masked, I used Tiki Torch, Tutti Frutti, Flirty Fuchsia and Party Dress to ink over top of the whole panel.  With a final few flicks of Midnight ink to add some splatter & a few drops of water, I removed the masks and VOILA! 


Would you like to WIN a box of your very own???  Comment on each designers blog hop post to WIN. There are THREE days a chance of winning. One winner will be chosen at random from each day's blog hop comments and announced on February 9 on Catherine's blog. The winners will win their box and if you have already bought it, you will be refunded!

Now hop on over to the next designer's blog for more Stamp of Approval goodness...





Thanks for dropping by!  Happy hopping today!

~ Ally ~


Supplies:
Stamps: Perfect Reason, Everyday Mod (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink: Tiara, Lime Rickey, Grass Skirt, Aquatini, Fiesta Blue (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Paper: Premium 100lb White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Accessories: Perfect Vine Dies, Perfect Reason Dies, Mod Squared Stencil (Catherine Pooler Designs)

Stamps: Perfect Reason, Perfect Peacock, Everyday Mod (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink: Midnight, Tiki Torch, Tutti Frutti, Flirty Fuchsia, Party Dress (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Paper: Premium 100lb White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler Designs), Black Cardstock (Recollections)
Accessories: Perfect Reason Dies, Perfect Peacock Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs)

191 comments:

Swimmom said...

Love these, Allison! Great color combos!

Nana Donna said...

Wow, wow, wow I LOVE your cards. The second one is awesome, love the bold look to it.

Susan Powell said...

WOW Ally! These are fantastic! Love the way the b&w just pops off those fun of colors of the second card and that first one -ahhhhh- I love those blues and greens - can't wait until my inks get here!!

Vickie Buehler said...

Love your cards! And love how you explain how you do the techniques, very helpful!

Jean Mervine said...

Love your blended backgrounds!

NancyLynn said...

Love them! I too prefer to use the stencil brushes...I get a more even blend!

Laura Manning said...

Both backgrounds have wonderful ombré effect but the black and white flowers pop off that background! Awesome!

Jo Ann Lovell said...

Ally, your cards are always beautiful..Thanks so much for sharing!

Scraplea 1 said...

Oh wow, fabulous cards! I love them both--so different and striking. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

Ellen C said...

Love your colorful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa Knopf said...

You've outdone yourself Ally!
I love these cards!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Amazing!! Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie Sanche said...

Your cards are fabulous! I am not sure which one I will CASE first!!!

Beastybunny said...

Fabulous cards! Love the vibrant colors!

AngelaB said...

Love, love, love, the colors the collection.

stampinfranni said...

OMG...OMG! These cards are the BEST! I love the colors and design of the first card. It's gorgeous! And the technique you used in the second card is great. I've been stamping many years, and I never thought to use masks in that way. Have to try it. I love the look! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas.

ann greene said...

Wow, the masking was worth it for the background you got. It's beautiful. The stencil for the first card really makes a gorgeous background too. Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. Lowry said...

Love your cards! I especially love how all the colors coordinate so well together!

JuliaP said...

Love your Sending Hugs card! Gorgeous use of colors. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Serrahn said...

love the cards

Preety said...

Beautiful cards! Love the vibrant colors.
thanks for sharing :)
cheers
preety

Linda Ford said...

I love your cards and the ombre backgrounds are great

Ingrid said...

LOVE your cards Ally - especially that first one. :) :)

Robin Monsos said...

OMGeeee! I just love your paisley design.

Amy Seigler said...

Beautiful cards! Love the backgrounds on both of them! Great Stamps! Looking forward to adding them to my collection!

Colleen Balija said...

Hi Allison!! Both of your cards are great. Ilove the first one for the floral arrangement around the sentiment. Those flowers are perfect for that! And your second card? OY!!! That's a beautiful one with that background against the black. I'll definitely be CASEING both of your cards, my SN friend!

Ebrown said...

Love your cards Ally. The softness of the first card is beautiful and the boldness of the second card is stunning...

Wendy Kasper said...

Allison you have created two very pretty cards. TFS

Yvonne David said...

You cards are truly amazing. Your talent shines threw on these cards.

Lorie Brunner said...

I really like your second card. I need to use more masks to I can get that kind of background. Thans!

Annie C said...

Love the pastels. Your background is great.

Lee Owens said...

Beautiful cards I just love the color combos on the first card all my favs from the ink collection

Linda Gorman said...

Your color blending is amazing! Love your cards and this SOA Box!

Marj said...

Lovely cards! The second one is especially eye-catching!

Betty McDougal said...

Love the cards.

Susan Wareham said...

That 2nd card is a fun one great Idea, thanks for the inspiration.

Arianna Barbara said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Love them!!!

Sharon Salerno said...

Awesome cards! Especially love that stencil background!

Pamela said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The paisley card is my FAVE!!!! I will definitely CASE this one.

Penelope said...

I really like those vibrant colors!

canadian_liner said...

Wowsers, those are some Jekyll-and-Hyde cards! Love the softness you achieved with the stencil brush, and the little posy with the new flower set. And your masked-off black and white paisleys are AWESOME! What a great technique, and also justifies the purchase of the matching dies! lol

Brenda Gentry said...

Wow, Ally, they are beautiful! I love the colors in both of them!!.,

Colleen said...

Love both cards but the bold colors with the black, be still my heart!

Laurie Schlichter said...

Ally,
Absolutely love the Party Dress, Flirty Fuschia, Tutti Frutti, Tiki Torch combination. The masking technique with the matching dies was very effective.

Gail and Ralph said...

Very attractive cards Ally. I love the bold colours on the paisley card.

Marianne said...

I love your first card but I totally adore your second card. What a stunner!

Lorie Langsdorf said...

These are awesome - love your designs!

di said...

Love your cards. Such innovative ways to use the stamps.

Jane M said...

I love that stenciled background and flowers card. Your colors are amazing!

TerriLynn said...

Love those bold colors & that stencil is destined to be a favorite. Great cards.

Sabrina said...

WOW!!!! Both cards are just absolutely fantastic!!

Patti Krauss said...

Beautiful cards - love the new products!

Happy Grandma said...

You make such beautiful backgrounds! I keep practicing!!

Tasha Dawson said...

Ohhh I just love the background and colors that you chose!

Sarah Greber said...

I really like your masking technique! So cool. And I love the way the brushes stroke on the color for the first card. Both are so awesome!

sunflowerlori said...

love the color choices in both cards! really cute!

Sue LD said...

I like your colorful backgrounds.

kim Smith said...

Just love yours cards.

Joan F said...

These are so lovely!

Lucie Aspirot said...

Great cards, I just love this collection.

nancy y said...

wonderful cards, that's a clever idea to use the die cuts as masks!

Tinstar said...

Wow wow wow. That b&w certainly pops with those colours. Grt cards

Mary Kay Werry said...

Love your cards Ally. the one with the white masked off areas is just stunning! and really like the layout and color choices on the other one.

Mary Nelson said...

Fabulous and fun cards! Two more days....yay!!

tara powell said...

Awesome cards! I can't wait to get my hands on this box:)

cghundley said...

Awesome colors
and designs.
Carla from Utah

Heather North said...

Great job, Ally! I'm lovin' the little black splatters on your second card. Nice touch!

Leanne said...

Gorgeous cards!

Tonya said...

The masked bold card is FABULOUS!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

Lisa Harrolle said...

Whoa Ally!! These are fantastic! I love your ink blending on both cards. The way the flowers peek out from the sentiment strip on the first card is so fun. I'm going to have to give that a try. ;)

June Sefscik said...

Love the bold look of your second card....love flowers...can't wait to get the collection

Sherry Lee said...

Loved your cards! So colorful! Thank you for sharing.

Patti Bomgardner said...

Such pretty cards! I really like the softer colored card, but both are fabulous!

Michellew said...

WOW Ally! Gorgeous cards.

Maureen Peterson said...

Love the colors with the black! Great cards!!:)

Nana Griffin said...

Wonderful ideas with these products. Love the colors.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Stunning cards - love the background you created:)

clare barford said...

Awesome cards ally I especially like the second card. I love the flowers in black with the bright background. Fabulous as always.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love your background blending. those inks look like they work great!

rookay said...

Love your cards. Can't wait to get my SOA box and see what I come up with. Thank you.

Sue McRae said...

The backgrounds on both cards are just awesome!

Linda Coley said...

Thanks for sharing these fun colorful cards! I love the backgrounds and colors! FUN FUN

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

I really like these cards! My favorite is the "Sending Hugs" one because the black against the vibrant colors is so striking.

Judy Woodland said...

Oh, how stinkin' CUTE!!! I love all the whimsy here, and your cards are so amazing. Looks like a great box of goodies!!!

Shirley A. said...

Beautiful cards! Love them and all their beautiful colors.

bethany koubsky said...

Wow! Love the color combination! Gorgeous!

JanetB said...

Your cards are truly amazing!

jeanietootoo said...

Fantastic cards...the second one grabs your attention with the bold colors and black stamping......Love it!

spelsue said...

Great cards. I love the bold background of your second card. Fun stamp set.

Theresa Robinson said...

Love both your cards Ally...great ideas, thanks for sharing!

Susan White said...

Fabulous cards Ally!!

Jodi Lick said...

Love the colors you used on the first card

The Savvy Me said...

Love your creativity and color combo!

Anne said...

Thanks for sharing the masking technic you used on the second card.

Mary Reiner said...

I really like your color combinations...and your cards are lovely!

Marjorie King said...

Thanks for sharing love the backgrounds. Great job.

Karen Kreider said...

Beautiful color choices!

Kathy Doyle said...

Love your cards, great colors and designs! What a awesome idea to use the die cuts to mask for the background colors! Love that! I never would have thought of that. Will have to give that a try myself once I finish the hopping the blog!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, love the backgrounds and card design, and those colors look awesome!

D Golly said...

What bright, cheerful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cindy said...

Love your cards Ally!

Kathy M. said...

Your cards and color choices are wonderful!

Diane said...

Your second card is my favorite so far! Love the contrast of the black with the bold background colors.

Cati Ballard said...

Love the colors and design! Love the way you used the products! Fantastic job!

Kara Stainbrook said...

Gorgeous colors!!!! Absolutely love your first card!

Michele Strickland said...

Love the colors, great cards

Yvette S said...

Love the color combos! Amazing cards.

Beth L. said...

I love your ink blending on the cards! You made gorgeous cards!

Debbie Reemtsen said...

Love both these cards-the color combinations are beautiful!

Beverly Roachell said...

Really like the second card. Midnight ink and then the bright colors in the background. Thanks for the inspiration.

Michelle Collins said...

Love all these cards!!!

Abby said...

Great cards!

Laura Miller said...

What a great way to show us a different use for the flower stamps. Love the flowers in black with that colorful background.

claudiamtz said...

Beautiful cards! Great color combos!

Lynn Fletcher said...

Ally, you keep on surprising me with your fabulous cards. Love what you did with the second one. It really pops out. Love it! :)

jandbspiegel said...

I am totally in love with the second card - the colors are so vibrant against the black and white - definitely one I am going to CASE once I get this SOA in my hands!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Both cards are awesome! I love the colors you used.
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

Joyce said...

Love the bold colors.....gotta get those ink pads!

Samantha Buse said...

Love the colours used on these cards

Localeyez said...

Your colours are chosen so well Ally! Love them :D

JD, Just Juris Doctoris said...

I love your first card! It's clean and simple and I like that arrangement of flowers.

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Ally ~ I love both of these cards for different reasons. Your first is beautifully stenciled (LOVE that stencil!!) and I love the bright, bold colors in the second. The midnight splatter adds just the right touch. Thanks for sharing. ~HUGS~
#kindnessmatters

Oralee B said...

It's so nice to see all the stamps stamped in black for a change! Thanks for the tip about masking them, and then inking that background, with those beautiful colors from CP Inks. Love the contrasts!

Theresa Turri said...

Awesome cards! My favorite is the true friend card. I love how the flowers are peeking out from the sentiment. Sooo pretty.

Christy Borfitz said...

Gorgeous cards! Such different looks from the same collection! Stunning!

Trina said...

Love the blended backgrounds. The colors are so pretty.

amee said...

Beautiful designs!

Dawn Kloman said...

I absolutely love these cards. Will definitely be casing the second card.

Beth Karschnick said...

HEy Ally, wonderful, beautiful, marvelous cards as usual!!! I would love to clone some of your creativity!!! TFS

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful color combos and details on your lovely cards!

Jill said...

Great cards!!!!!!

Kirsty said...

Gorgeous, love your bold color choices

Susan Brozek said...

Sue Brożek (aka mailboxmoments) Your sending hugs card is absolutely awesome. Love all the colors!

Sher@SistersInk said...

Yummm, your cards are bright, fun, and tasty too.

~De~ said...

It must be so fun getting the Stamp Of Approval Boxes in the mail!!

Jayne said...

Beautiful cards. Love the stencil, the inks, the stamps...its perfect. Thank you for sharing. Happy day.

Brandi R said...

Your cards are lovely! Thank you for the inspiration ♥

Heather Parry said...

Beautiful cards. I love the colour combinations!

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous colour combinations. Both cards are so colourful

Nandini said...

Both cards are really gorgeous! Love the new stamp sets and the Mod Squares stencil is just fabulous!

Miznez said...

Love your cards Ally!! From soft and dreamy to bold and dramatic!! They're beautiful!!

Elaine said...

Your cards are beautiful....awesome ink color

Tamara said...

So cool! Love the flowers.

Kathy F said...

I had a REALLY hard time deciding which card I preferred (which doesn't happen very often). I finally decided on the True Friend card - but I think it was based on it being the end of a very energizer bunny type of day and that card is so calm and serene to look at. I really enjoyed it.

Jean said...

Just delightful!

loulou said...

Stunning cards. I love your gorgeous colour blending. Your second card with the masked stamping really packs a visual punch in the best way - it is awesome.

Linda Anderson said...

Wonderful, vibrant colors on both cards. The stencil makes a great trellis for the stamped and die cut flowers. Your use of black on the second card really makes the colors pop. Love the sentiments!

Teresa Cherka said...

Wow, these cards just pop! Love the colors you used.

Carol TM said...

LOVE these cards! Great job!

Brandy Duncan said...

You are so good with color Ally. These combos look great. Your designs are fabulous as well.

Elaine said...

Wonderful cards....love the colors!

Hsin-Yi said...

Love this stencil! Also love the background colors, one is soft and the other is vibrant- very different but both are beautiful!

Dana said...

Gorgeous cards!! Really love the background on the second card!!

Colleen said...

Your cards are stunning...those colors are just gorgeous, so vibrant!

D.Ann C said...

Two wildly different cards and yet I love them both! Such pretty colors!!

Robin L said...

Love your mix of color with black and white - very eye catching! Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Tate said...

Wow what lovely cards, both completely different styles, I especially love the bold look of your second card.

Kim Goodman said...

Love these cards!!So much fun!

Shannon Hahn said...

I love the combination of the greens and blues. Very cheery card.

Carol Hardie said...

Ally ~ two cards with such extreme differences. The blues and greens are so soft and pretty and then the awesome bold colors on the 2nd card. Simply Gorgeous!!

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

I love your colors, really inspiring!

Sabrina Fioretti said...

Love your beautiful card!

Jodi Wayman said...

Your cards are so pretty! Love your designs and colors

Melissa Miller said...

Gorgeous cards, Ally! Your colorful backgrounds are AMAZING!!

auntbubbels said...

Your color combos are perfect.

Deb K said...

Love the colors you used with the stencil and flowers! Awesome cards!

Retired Librarian said...

I like the first card best. It's the way the colors come together.

Maureen Peterson said...

I may have commented already but to make sure I will comment again!! Love your cards!! Especially the second one. I am so loving the bright colors with the black!! Thank you for sharing :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Super pretty, looks like a box of fun!

stephanie agurkis said...

Love your style!! Great box and great colors. Thanks for sharing.

Rose W said...

Candy couldn't be more fun than your paisley card. Great colors

Barbie said...

wow, I love the background on both cards. And that stencil is great. thanks for the inspiration!

JoAnne R said...

Love your bold background with the black and white elements. Super fun color blend on the top card. :-)

Posh Kitty said...

Love them all

vicenta ghylin said...

Awesome cards. Love the bright colors. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Awesome cards.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Love your beautiful colorful backgrounds!!! Great cards!

Sara Killian said...

Great cards!! Love the first one!! And they bright vibrant colors!

godzillagamer awsome said...

This us definately a great collection!! So much diversity in a few stamp sets! I'm in love with the whimsical flowers, so much diversity in a few stamp sets! Can't wait to play!!
Kitty T.

Erin said...

Wow! Stunning, especially that second card!

Jackie said...

Wow, gorgeous cards!! I am loving that stencil! Your second card is stunning and must have taken a bit of time to mask all the images. So worth it though!! Just beautiful!

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Love!

Z Sullivan said...

Wow! Just gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.

Donna Neal said...

Love your use of color! The cards are so very different - one more subtle and the other bold - thank you so much for sharing your work. :)

ladyj said...

I love the use of colors in your cards. Very beautiful.

Michelle King said...

Wow Ally, that true friend card is GORGEOUS! I love both of the cards, but that one is my favorite. The colors are beautiful and that stencil.... I am just in love with it! I am going to be making cards forever with that stencil! lol :)

Marianne B in AZ said...

You really wowed me with your blending on both cards! That is one of my favorite techniques, so I love seeing on a card that is so beautifully done. The second card is so eye catching. It is not something I would have ever thought to do, but I certainly will now! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

Kelley H. said...

The first card is spectacular. You are so creative!

Jan Barrie said...

Your card with the 'Mod Squared' Stencil is awesome.

Craftydancer said...

I need to try that masking technique where you Stamp first. Great cards. Love the colors.

Deeps said...

The blending on both the cards is fabulous. I love the second card with the masking.