Heffy Doodle and Catherine Pooler Collaboration Blog Hop

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 Welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Catherine Pooler Collaboration Blog Hop!

Design Team members from both companies are sharing inspiration using products from both companies!

Here's the card I made for this special occasion.


- Catherine Pooler: Ocean Chums stamps and dies
- Catherine Pooler Inks: Mint to Be, Cummerbund, Something Borrowed and Grape Crush
- Heffy Doodle: Slimline Quartet dies
- Heffy Doodle White cardstock
- Copic Markers

For making this card, I started with the background: I took half a sheet of Heffy Doodle White cardstock and ink blended it with Catherine Pooler Inks Mint to BeCummerbundSomething Borrowed and Grape Crush to create an underwater look. This was my first time using Catherine Pooler inks and I'm so happy about them, I totally fell in love with this color combo!

Once I was done with the ink blending, I splattered the sheet with water and with white pearl Gansai Tambi watercolor. When everything was dry, I used a white inkpad and a stencil (very similar to Heffy Doodle Rays the Roof) to simulate the sunrays coming from above and then I used the biggest die from the Heffy Doodle Stitched Slimline Trio set to cut out a perfect slimline rectangle.

I also created the sandy seabed on a small scrap of cardstock using Distress Oxide Antique Linen and Walnut Stain and cutting it out with a hill die and the bottom of the Stitched Slimline Trio rectangle.

I stamped the images from the Catherine Pooler Ocean Chums stamp set and I colored them with Copic markers, I added details with a white gel pen and I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

At this point I placed the images on the background and I decided where to add the sentiment, then I used the HUGS from Heffy Doodle Slimline Quartet dies on the ink blended panel and on a piece of white cardstock. I die cut another rectangle from white cardstock and glued the ink blended one over it, then I fill the "voids" with the white letters for giving them dimension. I also cut the HUGS letters out of Lawn Fawn Perlescent Vellum and glued them over the white ones: you cannot see it in the pictures, but I can assure you that the effect is simply awesome, is seems like the letters are made out of mother of pearls! It's just a small detail but it changes the card completely, too bad I wasn't able to capture it on camera.

Once I was happy with the background, I used foam squares to keep the images in place and I attached the panel to a white card base.


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 Karen Baker and the next stop is Daniel West!

Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Ali Farmer

Ilina Crouse

Amanda Fitterer

Allison Cope

Ashley Young

Karen Baker

Claudia Mauri (you are here)

Daniel West

Catherine Pooler Blog

I'm using this card for entering Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Make your own background".

Happy crafting!


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26 commenti

  1. Really like your color choices for the background

  2. Lovely blended card … colors are beautiful! Love the ocean theme!

  3. Oh how I adore nautical themed cards! Your little sea creatures are just so sweet with the foliage details! Love the choice for the big bold sentiment! Right on!

  4. Loving your theme and choice of colors. Thanks for such a great idea for this card.

  5. Stunning. The scene flows so well. Loving the colors for the water!

  6. Gorgeous card! Beautiful colors and super cute design!

  7. Cute card and I love the octopus, it’s darling!

  8. I love your ink blending and stunning little underwater critters!

  9. Beautiful card, great instructions! Love the colors

  10. OH I LOVE THE Sea creatures. Sea horses are my FAVORITE sea creature, and this one is extra, extra cute!!!! The jelly fish is adorable, too. Much cuter than the real thing :)

  11. Such an adorable card!!! Love those sweet underwater creatures!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous!!! These colors are amazing!

  13. Oh, Claudia! You could not have known this, but my weak spot for any kind of scene is underwater. I just love all the blues/greens/purples this kind of scene lends itself to. You have not disappointed with all the beautiful colors you used. Love the sea creatures -- I have those stamps!
    Lori S in PA

  14. Favorite card so far, but I love everything ocean! Your color blending of the ocean is fabulous! The sea creatures are beautiful! Paint splatters are the perfect touch!

  15. Marisela Delgado said: So wonderful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

  16. Your ocean creatures card is cute. Love the background with the CP inks, they are so versatile. -Pam Foy

  17. The stitched slimline is so adorable with this card and your gradient background is gorgeous.

  18. Anything nautical or tropical is my favorite theme! These colors are just radiant! Thanks for sharing all the tips on how to achieve the details!

  19. Great inspiration project! I'm a CP ink user so thanks for the inspiration!

  20. So love this card!!! Beautiful!!! ( I am Cheryl P…)

  21. Oh, my goodness....what an adorable undersea scene!! Love the vibrant colors and sweet sea creatures.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  22. Simply gorgeous! I love this sweet little underwater scene!!! Wonderful colours and clever design! Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Stay safe! :)