Thursday, July 6, 2017

Catherine Scanlon Designs Stamps....Day 2

Hello everyone..
I'm back with Day 2 of Catherine Scanlon Week...
here at the Bellissima Cards Blog.

If this is your first visit...take a peek at yesterday's blog post 
to see the cards that I created with the Blossom in Bloom stamp set.

I enjoy sharing what I love with you and am appreciative each and every visit.
I know that I get LOTS of blog visitors...even though not many visitors comment.
(the "counting" tool attached to my blog tells me that lots of people check in here daily)
If you haven't commented in the past..that's okay...
But...NOW is the time to start leaving a quickie little comment each day...
so that you'll be part of the GIVEAWAY the end of Catherine Scanlon Week
(Giveaway opened to USA cards makers)

Today...I'm really excited to share a few cards with you..
each created with Catherine Scanlon's ARRANGEMENT  stamp set.
I've had this stamp for a while...and never had time to enjoy using it.
So when I created today's was the fist time that I inked up this stamp!

I stamped the image with Versamark ink...
Heat embossed with Sparkle n Sprinkle Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
water colored each card using Altenew Crisp Ink...
and an assortment of paint brushes in various sizes.
I used a few sentiments from a Penny Black SNIPPETS stamp set

I created 3 cards with this image...each with a different color palette
and a different sentiment. we go...
3 cards created with the Catherine Scanlon Designs stamp....ARRANGEMENT .
**I order all of my Catherine Scanlon stamps from the
ART GONE WILD web site.

This version is all about shades of coral with a touch of yellow.
Look at the details!
The vase is gorgeous with all of those swirls...and the "Arrangement" of flowers (?)
Absolute and sheer gorgeousness!
Those big leaves and gorgeous blooms are heaven for someone like me 
who LOVES to water color beautiful blooms
The mat layers were cut from LCI metallic card stock
I chose to keep the sentiments small on each card
because I felt that the image itself needed to be in the spotlight
and the first thing that the eye goes to.

For the second card...
I went with purple tones for the blooms..complemented by shades of blue.
The tiny floral details were wonderful to water color...
and are ideal for water coloring with a heat embossed image.
The shimmer of the gold embossing powder looks fantastic with this beautiful image.
The mat layer colors work nicely, I think...with the water colored image's color palette

For the third and final card created with ARRANGEMENT
I went with pink blooms.
I made sure to add lots of color blending and shading to define the blooms and leaves.
Altenew Crisp Ink pads are perfect for water coloring...
The colors are magnificent and translate to water coloring with ink, beautifully
and...for his card...I added a print to the matting layers.
The solid mat layers are LCI metallic card stock 

This image...and each of the cards were a JOY to water color and create cards with.
They truly reflect my style...
and the type of images that I love to create with.
This is a stamp that will get used often, in my studio!

So what do yo think?
Are you as wowed by Catherine Scanlon's stamp as I am?
Isn't the ARRANGEMENT image gorgeous?
I know that some of you are lovers of big beautiful floral images and water I am...
so be sure to share a short comment below to let me know what you think

As a final note: Please know that I am not affiliated with Catherine Scanlon stamps in any way...
or with any of the companies and products that I have mentioned above.
I'm just a card maker like YOU....who enjoys sharing info about what I love.

Thanks for visiting...
and if you leave a comment below....Thank YOU!
Hope to see you tomorrow for Day 3 of Catherine Scanlon Designs Week here at my blog!
Wishing you  wonderfully creative day!


  1. Beautiful...I love the purple and blue. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Gorgeous! I think the coral one is my favorite! This image looks like stained glass!

  3. These remind me of some of your "retired" "vintage" flower cards that I have "hoarded"! 😂😂😂

  4. They are all gorgeous. I think the coral is my favorite but I absolutely love the blue vase.
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

  5. These are so elegant! Beautiful design and lovely coloring! Love the different looks with the different color combos!

  6. Turtle,Therese Marquez,another gorgeous set of cards beautiful colors ! ��������

  7. I love that you often show us different color combinations with the same image. It really inspires me to experiment with my color choices. Scanlon's image is really wonderful and I love what you did with it! TFS!

  8. The first one is definitely my favorite,although the blue was a good challenger!

  9. Such pretty cards! Love the color combos!

  10. Gosh, these are SO pretty! It's fun seeing them done so differently. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. So pretty. Coloring is so on point.

  12. So pretty. Coloring is so on point.

  13. beautiful colour pallets on the flowers ...remind me of my English country garden ! my peach /pink compassion rose was stunning this year x

  14. I'm not normally a huge purple girl, but love this one in purple!

  15. Oh the purple is so vibrant and beautiful on the second card.

  16. These are all so very beautiful!
    My favorite is the purple flowers and blue vase.
    You did an outstanding job on all of these.

  17. They're all beautiful, I have to say the blue and purple were my fav

  18. Thank you for introducing me to the beautiful designs of Catherine Scanlon! Love this swirly vase arrangement! I am off to check out Day 1!

  19. Nice job Michelle, love your cards!

  20. Love this stamp! It's now on my "wish list"!


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