Zen Garden Release Blog Hop Day 1

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ZG_BlogHop_Blog It’s our first day of blog hops for the Zen Garden Release, my friends!  We have a line up of four days of hops to introduce you to the fabulous new products we have hitting the shop today.  All week we’ll be showcasing our new Zen Garden Ink Pads along with the stamps, dies, stencil and brand new cover plate.

Today the Creative Team is (mostly) featuring the Zen Feather Stamp Set and Dies, Chevron Cheer Stamp Set and Ovals and Flowers Dies.

Chevron Cheer Thanks Die, You Die, Chevron Cheer Stamp Set – I used the Pattern of the Rings stencil to perfectly line these flowers up!  LOVE that stencil for this purpose!!!

I began with Rose Petal, then moved around the rainbow in ROY G BIV order going light to dark.  This is every single color in the Spa Line of inks.

You can see how beautiful this muted, sophisticated color palette is and how wonderfully the colors all work together.

Zen Feather Sponged and Wet Zen Feather Stamp Set –  I stamped the feather in Versamark ink on watercolor cardstock, then sponged Daydream to the left of it with my Ink Blending Tool.  Next, I sprayed it with water to smooth it out and get some watermarks and let it dry.

To the right of the feather, I sponged Seafoam, then sprayed it with water and let it dry.

I stamped the sentiment, layered it on black, then attached it to a card base.  This card is slightly smaller than my normal A2 size and measures 4 – 1/4 x 4-3/4.

To see the entire collection, download the PDF, or click here for the new section in our shop.


What’s a hop without prizes?  For each day of our four days of blog hops, we’ll be randomly picking two people to win their Zen Garden Ink Pads.  (If you already have them, a $45 GC will be issued).


How do you enter?

***Leave a comment and let me know which of these techniques you’d like to see in a video and if you prefer Facebook Live or YouTube Live!


Here is the line up of our super talented, amazing Creative Team!  Can’t wait for you to see what they have in store for you!


Have fun hoppin’, my friends!

  • Rhonda Price February 14, 2018, 4:54 pm

    These are beautiful!

  • Denise Kasbohm February 14, 2018, 5:44 pm

    What gorgeous colors!!!

  • Kris Reeves February 14, 2018, 9:16 pm

    I’d love to see the first technique and prefer YouTube over Facebook!

  • Trina Chaska February 14, 2018, 11:04 pm

    Your cards are beautiful. I like YouTube live.

  • Sammibug February 14, 2018, 11:13 pm

    Stunning cards, Catherine! Awesome colors! I’d love to see The technique you used with the Zen Feathers as a you tube video!

  • Susie Draper February 14, 2018, 11:16 pm

    I would love to see how you used the stencil to line up the flowers on a video. I prefer UTube when viewing technique videos. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Anita E Falcone February 14, 2018, 11:32 pm

    Catherine, I love these colors! You keep coming out with the best products. I love these cards. They are so pretty. Thanks for sharing Catherine. Love the products!!!!!

  • Dawn B February 14, 2018, 11:44 pm

    These are beautiful, I just love your inks.

  • Barbara February 14, 2018, 11:44 pm

    Love the feather.

  • Teresa Cherka February 14, 2018, 11:49 pm

    I like facebook live and I think the first cards with the perfectly stamped flowers is stunning.

  • Iris Soscia February 15, 2018, 12:21 am

    Gorgeous cards. I’d like to see the techniques you used with the Zen feathers on FB.

  • Kari VanNoy February 15, 2018, 1:58 am

    I’d love to see how you lined up the flowers using the ring stencil!! And truthfully I didn’t even know there was such a thing as YouTube Live (lol)…so I’m going with FB Live. :) Loving the new inks!

  • Donna Kalinowsky February 15, 2018, 4:53 am

    Love the cards but would like to see the flower pattern on you tube most. The pattern is so well done it looks like you used patterned scrapbook paper.

  • Sabrina Radican February 15, 2018, 5:52 am

    Both cards are absolutely beautiful!! I would like to see the first technique. and I prefer Facebook Live only because I have never scene anything else.

  • Beth Bray February 15, 2018, 6:49 am

    I’d like to see the aligning with a stencil on YouTube Live. Gorgeous new colors by the way.

  • Jennifer Colacicco February 15, 2018, 7:19 am

    That little flower as a background is so cute! And I love the sponged card, great effect. Jenny x

  • Lisascreativeniche February 15, 2018, 7:56 am

    Would love seeing some rainbow stamping, and fb live is awesome!

  • Debra Bradley February 15, 2018, 8:51 am

    I like the Zen Feather Stamp Set and what you did with it. And, I like YouTube Live!

  • Ann Greene February 15, 2018, 11:21 am

    I don’t know how I missed day one, but I’m here now. These stamps are so versatile. So many in each set. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  • Michelle Hackett February 15, 2018, 3:53 pm

    I’d love to see the feather card video. I really like YouTube. I’m so excited about his release and the beautiful ink colors.

  • Jeanne Beam February 15, 2018, 4:00 pm

    Beautiful cards. I watch YouTube videos more than Facebook live. Thanks

  • Donna Ligon February 15, 2018, 4:38 pm

    This release is fantastic. I love the Zen Garden Background stamp

  • Carol Hardie February 15, 2018, 5:02 pm

    Catherine …. I’d like to see the Zen Feathers card technique. YouTube Live is my platform choice. Thank you for making ordering this collection a One Finger Touch with the “I Want It All Button”. LOL

  • Tracy Parks February 15, 2018, 5:05 pm

    I have all your inks and refills and love love love them all. And now more heart happiness! Thank you. Like FBLive and sponged card

  • Laura Miller February 15, 2018, 5:19 pm

    love the rainbow affect of the stamped image

  • Marjorie DUMONTIER February 15, 2018, 5:26 pm

    Both cards are really amazing ! I like to see the technique on how to align with the stencil. And I actually prefer YouTube live. Love from France, Marjorie

  • Kelly G February 15, 2018, 8:11 pm

    I think the idea of using the ring stencil is great!–no need to see it to understand how to use it. I don’t really like to watch videos; they can take a long time and I am usually only interested in a small segment. I’ve never watched FB live, so I guess I would vote for YouTube.

  • Christy Borfitz February 15, 2018, 8:43 pm

    Beautiful cards, Catherine! I would like to see the second technique in a video and I prefer YouTube Live.

  • Jina Winston February 15, 2018, 8:51 pm

    I love your cards and the new ink colors. I like YouTube live and watch anything you video. Learn so much from them.

  • Suz Gray February 15, 2018, 10:27 pm

    Love the new colors. The feather card background is gorgeous. I like YouTube, Facebook live and YouTube Live equally

  • Jennifer Meister February 15, 2018, 10:43 pm

    I like the change up of YouTube and Facebook live I will watch on both platforms! I enjoy watching all your videos and I would say I would like to see the one most challenging to make in a video. Thank you for your products!

  • Dana M February 16, 2018, 1:17 am

    Fabulous cards! I really like the soft colors of the Zen feather card and would like to see that technique. I prefer YouTube.

  • Jean Marmo February 16, 2018, 9:02 am

    A lovely rainbow of colors.

  • Donna Williamson February 16, 2018, 9:45 am

    I want them all. :) My birthday wish list is getting put together for hubby! I prefer YouTube myself, although I have watched FB live events as well. I love both cards – love the little flowered background and just adore the feather . . . so either or will be awesome!

  • Robyn February 16, 2018, 11:27 am

    Love the cards. I like YouTube better.

  • Jodie Ramdas February 16, 2018, 11:03 pm

    Lovely cards Catherine! My favourite is the one with the little flowers, so cute!

  • Rubeena Ianigro February 17, 2018, 9:34 am

    great cards!

  • Melody Moore February 17, 2018, 10:37 am

    These stamps and colors are all gorgeous! I love how you did the flowers using the stencil. I would love to see that in a video. I’m sure there are many small stamps that could be used that way.

  • Cathy P. February 17, 2018, 1:24 pm

    I definitely like u tube live. I would love to see the first card done in a video, using the stencil. I have issues keeping the paper & stencil from moving…. I really like how the flowers are all nicely spaced! Can’t wait to tryout the new colors! Keeping watch out for mail today, new inks are on their way! Thanks for awesome blog hop with great inspiration!

  • Beth Swisher February 17, 2018, 1:29 pm

    Love the feather card but the flower card is great too. I don’t know how to do either live events:-(

  • Danielle Gibson February 17, 2018, 10:43 pm

    I really would like to see a video of the Zen Feather card technique with the inking. It’s beautiful!!! And, Youtube would be my preference. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous products and the techniques to use with them.

  • Brandy Duncan February 18, 2018, 11:15 am

    I would love to see the techniques you used in the feather and. It’s stunning. Love your flower design as well. Thanks for all you do. You are truly an inspiration.

  • Colleen Reilly February 18, 2018, 3:54 pm

    I love blog hops and I love your cards

  • Kim Klinkovsky February 19, 2018, 2:04 am

    I’d love to see more on how to create the blending on the feather card. And I prefer Facebook live because it alerts me to a video. Just lovely projects. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Jennifer Archambault February 19, 2018, 11:58 am

    Great release! Those ink colors are beautiful!

  • Anita E Falcone February 22, 2018, 12:18 am

    Catherine, thanks for doing what you do to bring all of this to us.Your Cards are wonderful Thank you

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