Heffy Doodle & Catherine Pooler Blog Hop ~ Comment to Win!


Welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Catherine Pooler Designs Collaboration Blog Hop!
Design Team members from both companies are sharing inspiration using products from both companies!

I can't tell you how much I love to create interactive cards so when Heffy Doodle and Catherine Pooler decided to do a collab, I was SO super excited!

For my card share today, I created this fun Shadow Box card!
 

I began my card by die cutting two white cardstock card bases using the Heffy Doodle "Big Shadow Box Die".  I also used the stitched square die to cut out the window from one side of a single panel.   I then used the Over Coffee ink to stamp the "Good Vibes Border" (sorry, I didn't realize it had been retired) image all over the front of both card base panels.

For easy repeat stamping, check out this video below.  I have some great tips on how to stamp a background with ease!

VIDEO: Tips & Tricks to Creating a Repeating Background

On the backside of the large square panel (without the window), I used my blender brushes and created a cool sunset sky using Be Mine, Tiki Torch and Tiara inks.

Then I die cut 2 of the landscape shaped pieces from the Heffy "Big Shadow Box" die.  I used Clay Mask and Sand Castle inks to created a beachy feel to the first landscape.  For the second landscape, I used the grassy border die to cut the edge and then inked it up with Lime Rickey ink.


Next I stamped bird & floral images from the "Toucan Do It" stamp set in Midnight ink and colored them using Copic Markers.  I also stamped some greenery from the "Tropically Yours" stamp set using Garden Party and sponged Lime Rickey inks.  Two fun palm trees from the "Fearless Pursuit Dies" were also cut out and I free-hand drew in palm trees using Copic Markers for those.  Yes... you can always use your dies alone with out using the coordinating stamps!

Next came assembly time!  I first taped the 2 Big Shadow Box panels together leaving the front glue strip unattached.  Then I laid in my landscape pieces; sandy landscape towards the back and the grassy landscape towards the front.  I also ended up die cutting another landscape piece and trimming it and inking it up to match the pink of the sunset to hang some greenery & my toucan from.  I carefully attached my palm trees to the sandy beach, then my toucan hanging upside down using a piece of clear acetate and then added all the rest of my greenery and flowers.  I also used acetate to help attach my Cockatoo bird as well.

And of course, you can't forget a place to write a message to your recipient!  I used the stitched piece of cardstock from cutting out the front window and mounted it to a fun piece of pink patterned paper from the "Be Mine Prints" 6x6 paper pack and added a fun sentiment from the "Toucan Do It" stamp set.


Now... the good stuff!

HOW TO PLAY ALONG AND WIN:

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop!  Catherine Pooler will be giving away $35 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores! Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM EST on Nov 24th to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on Nov 25th at 10AM EST! Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and Catherine Pooler Blog to see if you’re a winner!

You should have come from Amanda Fitterer and the next stop is Ashley Young.

Our Blog Hop Lineup:

Thanks for dropping by!  Don't forget to leave a comment below for a chance to win!
 
~ Ally ~

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25 comments:

dean said...

I would never have thought to put one of the parrots upside down. Thanks for the different look.

blsmats said...

Love how playful the images are. Awesome blending!

Betsy Calvin said...

Thanks for sharing such a fun card. Loved the easy way to line up the border stamp.

Diana Soling said...

This is so cool! I really like how the parrots are inside with that amazing background!

patti said...

I love how you created the background

Amanda Wilcox said...

This card is just fabulous! I love everything about it!

Dfrank said...

Great card, love the bird upside down.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Love these colors and darling birds! How clever and cute!

sharon g said...

I LOVE your colorful birds. These are so cute, and go together so well. LOVE THIS SO MUCH!

Alexandra Y said...

What a fun card!!! I love the upside down parrot! So cute!

Melissa Leftrick said...

This is amazing!!! Such an awesome card!!

Sra. Spitzer said...

Hi, Ally - The card is great and you have done a fine job of explaining how you put everything together - thank you for that!
I appreciate the inspiration!! Love the colors you used.
Lori S in PA

JHixon said...

What a cute card! Get way to mix stamp companies!

shay said...

Wonderful blending skills. The card is so vibrant.

2suns said...

Your card is cute. The colors are so bright and fun. I’m glad you used the Over Coffee ink as I just ordered it and am excited t get another Catherine Pooler ink. I’m building my inks up slowly!-Pam Foy

Faye Russell said...

Your card is amazing, so fun and bright. You nailed the background for the theme as well.

Denise Bryant said...

These birds are just too fun! Love the shadow box card you created! I have two pet birds (a cockatoo and a sun conure), so I love these adorable birds!

lsaxe said...

Love love love the tropical theme! And this shadow box is such a neat product! thanks so much for sharing!

Marianne said...

So fun! Also love your tropical ink blended background and the toucan hanging upside down.

Laurie said...

Love your shadow box! Such a great collab of great products.

Jess Schierling said...

So creative to hang the parrot upside down!

D.L. Walls said...

Awesome card! I love the design, images and colors!

my Heritage Happens said...

Love these birds and Catherine Pooler inks! I Am new to this and look forward to trying these out!

Janis said...

So much fun with the parrot hanging upside-down! Love the vibrant colors!!
Great design.
<3 J

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Helen said...

Super fun card! Love the shadow box die!!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Stay safe! :)

 
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