Zen Garden Blog Hop Day 2: Love Grows Stamp Set and Dies

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Welcome to the second day of blog hops celebrating the Zen Garden Release!  Today we are featuring the Love Grows Stamp Set and Dies.

Love Grows Collection

These three products were created to go together…the stamps, the dies and the Smile word die completes several of the sentiments in the stamp set.

Check out my projects (3 different ways to stamp the Love Grows flowers!), then check out the blog hop at the end of the post.  The Creative Team has a lot of fabulous inspiration on their blogs to share.

Love Grows 2 The first card uses the “stamping off” technique, or second generation stamping.  I stamped the outlines first (Rose Petals, Shea Butter and Seafoam) in “full strength” to get a dark outline.  Next, I inked up the filler stamp, stamped it off on scratch paper, then stamped it inside the outline.  This gives a great colored in look with very little effort!

The flowers and leaves were die cut with the Love Grows Dies and arranged on the card after stamping the greeting.

Love Grows

Next up…I wanted to “CASE” my first card.  Can you tell this is a CASE?  Nope, I can't either…lol

(CASE means Copy and Share Everything, it's a great way to be inspired for your next card making project.  Just pick a card you love (that you made or someone else made) and remake it…be sure to change up 3 things or take 3 things from the original card to make it your own.  This is how I learned to be a card maker!  I CASED everything …and I still do!)

For these leaves and flowers, I used two different colors of ink for each image which perfection shows off how fabulous the colors in the Spa Line of inks work together!

  • Peppermint Scrub and Rose Petals
  • Sauna and Shea Butter
  • Green Tea and Eucalyptus
  • Daydream and Stone Blue


I also use the Eat, Sleep, Create Stamp Set for the sentiment and the dots under it, the Create Die, and the Split Chevron Stencil with Stone Blue for the background.

My original intention for this card was to add some sponging and stenciling behind the flowers, but then an entire bouquet ended up growing on this card!

This is a TOTALLY different color combination for me and that's party of why I'm so excited about this ink release.  Finally, I have a color palette of muted ink colors that GO TOGETHER!  SWOOON!

Love Grows 3

Lastly, I stamped the flowers, leaves and stems in Black Jack ink and stamped the filler stamps in Seafoam and Polished.  Using Black Jack gives a completely different look!


COMMENT TO WIN:  out of the three ways to stamp these flowers, which is your favorite?

  • Second Generation
  • Two different colors
  • Black Jack with colors for fillers


I can't wait to see what you think!




If you missed yesterday's blog hop, click here to view it.

I made a card with several techniques including Heat Embossing, Sponging and Water Techniques.  I loved how it turned out, so I hopped on YouTube Live and recreated it in different colors.  Here's the replay!

Have fun on the hop, my friends!

  • Tracie Pond February 14, 2018, 9:16 am

    These are all so pretty. The flowers in this set are the cutest and so fun. =)

  • Marianne February 14, 2018, 9:24 am

    Love the different looks you have created, Catherine. Your version using two different colours to stamp your flowers is my favourite.

  • Avra Williams February 14, 2018, 9:29 am

    My inks will be here tomorrow! YAY!

  • Donna Hawkins February 14, 2018, 9:42 am

    I love these cards and new Inks. I can not wait for my order to arrive. Oh my, the possibilities.

  • Ellen February 14, 2018, 9:44 am

    Very pretty cards. Using two different colors for each image is my favorite.

  • Karen K. February 14, 2018, 9:49 am

    I love the 2nd generation stamping look!

  • Sharon Salerno February 14, 2018, 9:54 am

    Love your cards! I really love the use of two colors especially using the Zen Feather.

  • Jenny colacicco February 14, 2018, 9:55 am

    The Black Jack with color is amazing – wow the contrast is awesome! Love all the cards. Jenny x

  • Dee Earnshaw February 14, 2018, 10:02 am

    super cards – love the different techniques you used – My favorite is the black jack with colors for fillers:)

  • Lynn Hardy February 14, 2018, 10:14 am

    All of your cards are lovely, but I prefer technique no.2 – two different colours of ink used. Thanks for the chance to win some of your amazing inks.

  • Riecy February 14, 2018, 10:15 am

    I love all 3 of your cards but I think my fave is “you make me smile”. Love the colours used!

  • Hope Angotti February 14, 2018, 10:17 am

    Two different colors is my preference, but I would try them all three ways!!!

  • Lindar C February 14, 2018, 10:30 am

    I prefer the stamping off technique because you can get two cards out of it. One will be bold and the other soft.

  • Debbie Alderson February 14, 2018, 10:33 am

    I love your cards and the new Zen Garden!

  • Melissa Truhn February 14, 2018, 10:36 am

    The contrasting colors for each flower is such a clever idea! It’s a great way to showcase the ink color — and fabulous way to stretch your inks. Thanks for sharing this idea

  • Melinda Lowry February 14, 2018, 10:37 am

    My favorite today was the card using two different colors. I can’t wait to receive my order with these new colors!

  • Teri S. February 14, 2018, 10:53 am

    Catherine, it’s a toss up between card 2 & card 3. Love the chevron background with the flowers, but I’m going to say card 3 is my fave. The muted soft colours stamped with the lighter toned Black Jack ink gives it such a soft appealing look. Your inks are on my wish list, but exchange rate & shipping costs are a stumbling block. :(

  • Jodi Wayman February 14, 2018, 10:56 am

    Love these pretty flowers and gorgeous cards! That Black Jack ink is Amazing with these new colors!

  • Michele Strickland February 14, 2018, 11:00 am

    I like the blackjack with the colors filled in… I really like that card!

  • Amy Lemmon February 14, 2018, 11:01 am

    Selecting a favorite is difficult because they are all wonderful in their own way. If I have to select one today, I would go with the second generation stamping method.

    Thank you and your team for bring us such wonderful colors of ink. I absolutely love the Spa collection and will be placing my order soon for the Zen Collection.

  • Sharon Gullikson February 14, 2018, 11:23 am

    Those are some gorgeous flowers. They look folk art ish…Nordic or Scandinavian? I am really into that look these days. NICE

  • Wanda Radler February 14, 2018, 11:30 am

    Wow – I love that Love Grows stamp set and dies. I am a sucker for flowers. All three of your cards are amazing and I can’t wait to CASE them!!

  • Rae February 14, 2018, 11:30 am

    Great cards. I like the two color technique.

  • Angie February 14, 2018, 11:36 am

    I love the cased card… and it is very inspiring being that I am a new card maker. I know feel like I can use others cards for inspiration and not just copy what I see. Thank you so much.

  • Lisa Petrella February 14, 2018, 11:41 am

    All three of these cards are fabulous, but I absolutely LOVE the first one using the second generation stamping technique!!! So soft and gorgeous!!!

  • Diane Loughrey February 14, 2018, 12:03 pm

    Two different. I really want to see the Seafood color

  • Elise Smith February 14, 2018, 12:06 pm

    What fun, colorful florals! I especially love the sweet sentiment on the first card :)

  • Sjaron O February 14, 2018, 12:37 pm

    Second generation stamping adds such depth to whatever color you ink the flowers! I think this is my favorite way to stamp these flowers.

  • Char Hauser February 14, 2018, 12:47 pm

    I love the east sleep create card. The design and colors used are amazing.

  • Alison Hilburn February 14, 2018, 12:52 pm

    I really loved the second generation stamped card!

  • Cynthia A Simpson February 14, 2018, 12:55 pm

    Beautiful cards. Love all of them. It’s a toss up between the 2 different colors and the black jack. Wow!!! Since I can only pick one, I guess it will be the 2 different colors.

  • Susan G. February 14, 2018, 1:00 pm

    I am loving the color of these new inks. I would love to have them all! Hard to pick a favorite of these ways you stamped the flowers. They are all pretty. I do think the two color stamping shows off all those scrumptious colors.

  • Caroline B February 14, 2018, 1:04 pm

    I am very partial to the last version, Black Jack with filler colours. That combination plus the more subdued Zen Garden colours gives a Jacobean-print look to the flowers (très sophistiqué!). But I love all three cards! Love that you CASEd yourself…

  • Kelly Martin February 14, 2018, 1:13 pm

    Your cards are adorable, cheerful, and fun–JUST LIKE YOU! :)

  • Wanda Radler February 14, 2018, 1:27 pm

    I forgot to say that I like the stamping in two different colors technique/card the best but it was hard to pick just one! :-)

  • O'Reilly Lisa February 14, 2018, 1:41 pm

    Love the black jack with colors for fillers!!!

  • Samantha Smith February 14, 2018, 1:44 pm

    I love all of these but I LOVE the black jack with color fillers card. So different but so gorgeous!

  • Marion February 14, 2018, 1:45 pm

    Can’t wait to try these pads.

  • Linda Huffman February 14, 2018, 1:46 pm

    Great blog love the products

  • Nancy Y February 14, 2018, 1:47 pm

    the third card is my favorite, I am in love with Black Jack ink! But I do see how versatile this stamp set is, so many things you can do with it!

  • Marion February 14, 2018, 1:48 pm

    Forgot to answer you but the answer is all the above. I love multiple colors but am always trying new things. I guess I require flexibility for my pads

  • Toni Roush February 14, 2018, 1:48 pm

    Second generation is my favorite.

  • Marcia L Rollins February 14, 2018, 1:49 pm

    The last card using the Black Jack is So not your normal, as it is also not a combo I would have gone to, but is So cool.I will be casing this one for sure!

  • Joanne February 14, 2018, 1:52 pm

    Lovely cards and a wonderful (and useful for all occassions) stampset. Thanks for all the sharing xx

  • Carol McGregor February 14, 2018, 1:54 pm

    Love the 2nd generation stamping. This release is terrific. Wish I had money. haha

  • Amber February 14, 2018, 1:57 pm

    It’s hard to choose just one favourite. I like the two colour and the Black Jack stamping. Can’t wait to get all my goodies in the mail to try out each technique!!

  • Tisha February 14, 2018, 2:00 pm

    Love the “Love Grows”! Such great set to send out cards to make someone’s day!!

  • Steph February 14, 2018, 2:04 pm

    I love the 2nd gen stamping! The colors are amazing!

  • Laura February 14, 2018, 2:09 pm

    I love all your ideas.

  • Tanya February 14, 2018, 2:15 pm

    I liked the black jack with color fillers.

  • Sharon Perehudoff February 14, 2018, 2:22 pm

    Catherine, have to say this collection of inks, stamp sets and die sets are fantastic. The colors are gorgeous and can’t wait to get some of inks and stamp set so I can start playing around. Amazing job to everyone at Catherine Poolers you did it again making another wonderful release.

  • Brenda February 14, 2018, 2:24 pm

    All of your card designs are amazing. Thank you for sharing the inspiration. If I had to chose just one it would be the use of black jack and other colors. Look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations.

  • Mary-Anne V February 14, 2018, 2:25 pm

    Very pretty floral set..great cards.

  • Melissa Musick February 14, 2018, 2:27 pm

    Love the flowers on this stamp set and the new colors

  • Laurie Fleuette February 14, 2018, 2:31 pm

    All these cards are great, but I especially like the two different color technique.

  • Karen Roberts February 14, 2018, 2:32 pm

    Love the feather! I can’t wait to get my order. The inks are gorgeous.

  • Joanne February 14, 2018, 2:32 pm

    These cards are lovely, especially the blue one ! This stampset is a must. You can use it for many occassions. Thanks for sharing x

  • Lorie February 14, 2018, 2:38 pm

    These colors are my absolute favorite colors. The second generation stamping speaks to me, love the technique.

  • Debbie February 14, 2018, 2:38 pm

    I enjoyed the two color technique. The cards are so pretty!

  • Annalisa February 14, 2018, 2:38 pm

    Yikes! Do I need to pick a favorite? I really like all of them. I guess I’ll choose the one that surprised me most, which was the Black Jack with colored fillers. The grey tones really gave it a stained glass look that I wasn’t expecting. But frankly, I’d take any of those cards any day of the week! Looking forward to another great day of hopping! <3

  • Patt9 Hughes February 14, 2018, 2:39 pm

    I love the two colors option! Just sings to me!

  • Rebecca RamirezBarnes February 14, 2018, 2:40 pm

    Great stamp and die set and the colors are fabulous. My favorite is the Two Different Colors.

  • Cheryl Ellison February 14, 2018, 2:45 pm

    I like all the techniques, but the 2 color the best.

  • Mary February 14, 2018, 2:45 pm

    Sooo hard to choose a favorite. I love anything and everything about flowers!
    I will pick stamping off this go around. Really nice look. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Mary Holshouser February 14, 2018, 2:45 pm

    I like using the two different colors.
    I never think about using the second
    generation technique. If I stamp my
    flowers before coloring, I like to use
    white embossing powder. Keeps
    me in the lines and shows up through
    the inks. Fantastic colors of ink.
    thanks for sharing

  • Vivian Mays February 14, 2018, 2:47 pm

    Love the colors so much!

  • Karen Sturdivant February 14, 2018, 2:48 pm

    Love this flower stamp set but then I’m a succor for flowers.

  • Tracy Steinbach February 14, 2018, 2:50 pm

    Beautiful stamps & your cards just as beautiful. I have to say I like the two colors together the best. And your new pad color are out this world pretty especially the pinks my favorite color.

  • Denise Kasbohm February 14, 2018, 2:51 pm

    Love the 2 different color stamping. Soo pretty!

  • Mindy Egge February 14, 2018, 2:52 pm

    I am brand new to your company and am really excited to try your inks!! All of these cards are beautiful but I adore the Two different colors!!

  • Rhonda February 14, 2018, 2:58 pm

    Love the 2 different colors methods. You inspire my creativity!

  • Vicki Smith February 14, 2018, 3:00 pm

    These cards are wonderful with the new ink colors. I like the second generation stamping.
    An incredible new release, Catherine! I would love to win!

  • Audrey Lanier February 14, 2018, 3:05 pm

    Enjoy following your site.

  • JanetB February 14, 2018, 3:07 pm

    Love Lives Here is such a sweet set, it looks great any way you stamp it. The style that catches my eye is the Black Jack with other colors, it is just a little different way to stamp flowers.

  • Beth A Myers February 14, 2018, 3:14 pm

    I like the card made with the second generation technique. It really is a good way to get more ink for the money! :)

  • Sandy C February 14, 2018, 3:15 pm

    I love black filled in with color but also like the two color stamping just as much. So many different WOW factors

  • Crystal Williams February 14, 2018, 3:16 pm

    I like the Black Jack with color for fillers, but all of the techniques are fun. Beautiful release of stamps! I want them all!

  • Ann Greene February 14, 2018, 3:20 pm

    I love this set. Can’t wait to get them here.

  • Karinw February 14, 2018, 3:30 pm

    These colors are all beautiful! I have to laugh, Catherine. Your first card detail threw me off when you said Seafood instead of Seafoam! I thought I missed something!

  • Lori A Walker February 14, 2018, 3:52 pm

    I personally like the second generation coloring. And these flowers are so cute!

  • Laura Casselman February 14, 2018, 4:00 pm

    These colors are my favorite but the stamps are also beautiful !

  • Karen Kuschel February 14, 2018, 4:04 pm

    Awesome collection!

  • Carolyn S February 14, 2018, 4:05 pm

    Tough choice but I ha d to go with Black Jack with colors!

  • Nancy-Anne February 14, 2018, 4:14 pm

    I love love using 2 colours. Especially if you match the paper to the colours. Cards can be so elegant that way!

  • Peggy Pride February 14, 2018, 4:20 pm

    I like the two color approach

  • Carol DuFrene February 14, 2018, 4:33 pm

    My favorite is the card with the Eat, sleep, create sentiment…because if I could get away with doing that…that would be ME. I have an ink pad set on it’s way to me and the doodle background stamp..I can’t wait to use them.

  • Rene Phifer February 14, 2018, 4:33 pm

    Love your products, you are your team are full of some great ideas. Thanks.

  • Annalisa February 14, 2018, 4:38 pm

    Btw, you are missing Lydia Evans’ stop on your list. I just happened to notice that Ingrid had 10 people and you only had 9, so you might want to add her!

  • Terry February 14, 2018, 4:39 pm

    Love your cards . Favorite technique for coloring is the 2 color technique,

  • Sue McRae February 14, 2018, 4:42 pm

    My favorite is the second card using two different shades of the same color, it makes me happy!

  • Kay Roose February 14, 2018, 4:54 pm

    I keep thinking that I have enough flower stamps. But the flowers in the Love Grows stamp set are calling my name. So thanks for the inspiration for using these stamps.

  • Judy McGoodwin February 14, 2018, 4:58 pm

    thanks for sharing the idea of CASE…..I have always felt guilty doing it, thinking I should come up with totally original ideas to be a true cardmaker! Thanks for ridding me of my quilt. ;)
    love the simplicity of the first, the background on the second….but will have to pick black jack. Love the black detailing on it.
    I tons of inks….but have to get these inks;they are gorgeous!

  • Grace February 14, 2018, 5:00 pm

    What amazing cards. I love the new colours of ink pads. The new stamps sets are amazing.
    I wish I had enough money to get it all.

  • Dee-Ann Gniewek February 14, 2018, 5:02 pm

    Such beautiful colors!

  • Dianne Thayer February 14, 2018, 5:08 pm

    Love the “two different colors” card with the Chevron stencil background. USA

  • Phyllis Sinclair February 14, 2018, 5:13 pm

    I am drawn to the 2 color card, but really like all three methods. Three cards to send to my sister that look different.

  • Patricia Frey February 14, 2018, 5:24 pm

    I love the two different colors. The stamping off (second generation) is nice as well. Inspiring !

  • Kim Skinner February 14, 2018, 5:33 pm

    I love that middle card. The colors are gorgeous and I adore that stencil background. I can’t wait to get my hands on it and try it out!

  • Lagene February 14, 2018, 5:35 pm

    Lovely flowers, beautiful colors!

  • Kirsty Vittetoe February 14, 2018, 5:44 pm

    What fabulous and stunning inspiration!

  • Lagene February 14, 2018, 5:56 pm

    Awesome cards, great hop!

  • Joyce February 14, 2018, 5:58 pm

    Love the colors! Super fun release!

  • Amy McCue February 14, 2018, 6:03 pm

    I like the two color stamping. The colors go together so well!

  • Ryan Taylor February 14, 2018, 6:10 pm

    I love the new colors and stamps!

  • Sandra Meador February 14, 2018, 6:12 pm

    All of the cards are gorgeous; my favorite is the one with the two different colors on the flowers.

  • Judith February 14, 2018, 6:12 pm

    I can’t wait to try this technique with the Zen Garden colours.

  • angela murdock February 14, 2018, 6:18 pm

    Love the black jack with color for fillers! I just love the look of it. The boldness makes the flowers just pop for me! Love the new zen garden colors! Just in time for spring!

  • Paula Desmarais February 14, 2018, 6:20 pm

    Katherine I really love your new inks and your cards are gorgeous.

  • Semra Thompson February 14, 2018, 6:21 pm

    Love it all and can’t wait to see more!

  • Debbie February 14, 2018, 6:23 pm

    The colors are gorgeous and it is so hard to pick a favorite card because they are all beautiful. I think my favorite is the one with the black jack outline, though!

  • Carolyn Marentette February 14, 2018, 6:26 pm

    I love watching your videos! You are so down to earth

  • Jan March February 14, 2018, 6:45 pm

    I loved the stamping off technique….I teach classes in my home, that would be not only beautiful but practical to enable more use of existing supplies!

  • D.Ann C February 14, 2018, 6:53 pm

    LOVE that color combo and those sweet floral stamps!!
    I usually just stamp in black then color in, however I love seeing florals stamped in multiple colors!!

  • Sophia Blair February 14, 2018, 7:07 pm

    My favourite are is probably the two tone stamping, I love how well the colours from the different sets work together, makes life so much easier! So pretty Catherine! Loving the blog hops

  • Jill Duplessie February 14, 2018, 7:08 pm

    Catherine, I like them all, but if I have to choose it is between 2 different inks and Black Jack and color and I think 2 different inks wins. This stamp set is adorable. I bought My inks already but at some point I have to have this set.

  • Rosemary McIlwaine February 14, 2018, 7:10 pm

    I love them all, but my favourite would be the second card. The third card colour combo reminds of William Morris.

  • Bobbie Weaver February 14, 2018, 7:16 pm

    I love, love, love these inks. I really want them!

  • Kim February 14, 2018, 7:19 pm

    Love the two different colors!! But with black jack is a close second! Love these!!

  • Denise Bryant February 14, 2018, 7:24 pm

    Love those flowers! Pretty colors on these cards!

  • Kathy Doyle February 14, 2018, 7:59 pm

    Gorgeous cards! I think I like the two color technique best, but the stamped off is a very close second! I keep telling myself I have enough floral stamps, but then new sets come out and I have to have them too!!

  • Linda Harper February 14, 2018, 8:10 pm

    Two colors is my favorite, but then I’m addicting to “CASE-ing” cards myself!

  • Arlene February 14, 2018, 8:19 pm

    I love the new Zen colors.

  • Sher February 14, 2018, 8:24 pm

    Wow, what fun and beautiful cards. I love these blog hops. I get so many ideas and love to learn new techniques, or at least be reminded to use them. Thanks for all you do.

  • Barbara S February 14, 2018, 8:51 pm

    Great cards – I like the 2 color stamping the best – it really shows off the inks!!

  • Becca Yahrling February 14, 2018, 9:03 pm

    I think I like the two different colors the best.
    But ALL of your cards are gorgeous.

  • Dawn February 14, 2018, 9:13 pm

    So pretty! Great products! Thank you!

  • Heather Mash February 14, 2018, 9:24 pm

    Love this 2nd generation of inks! Gorgeous!

  • Deb February 14, 2018, 9:31 pm

    Love the subtle colours. Very springy!

  • Barb Oliver February 14, 2018, 9:31 pm

    My favorite is the black jack with color fillers; although such a hard decision as all are so lovely! Can’t wait to receive my Zen Garden Ink Pads and next pension check day, the Love Grows and Faithful Flutterings stamp sets!

  • Robyn Running February 14, 2018, 9:36 pm

    Love the cards and the new colors!

  • Carol K February 14, 2018, 9:37 pm

    such beautiful inspiration . . .

  • Shawn Burdge February 14, 2018, 9:52 pm

    It is hard to choose but I think the Two Different colors is my favorite, 2nd place is Black Jack.

  • Lois John February 14, 2018, 9:55 pm

    Two beautiful cards as usual! I love what you have done with the stamps! I love the new colours and the flower stamps Thanks for sharng and for the inspiration.

  • Wendy Parria February 14, 2018, 10:00 pm

    I like the black. Jack it is different

  • Tammy Nyenhuis February 14, 2018, 10:02 pm

    Oh, I love them all, they are such great techniques. If I had to pick a favorite though it would be the black jack and fill.

  • Peggy M February 14, 2018, 10:11 pm

    Very pretty! I like the 2nd generation stamping.

  • Lynn Milewski February 14, 2018, 10:41 pm

    I can not wait to get my hands on the new inks!!

  • Beth Swisher February 14, 2018, 10:47 pm

    Great cards. They are all stunning and different. I like the black jack and colors.

  • Christine Dauzat February 14, 2018, 10:58 pm

    Love the new stamps and colors. I’m just a beginner and saving up to purchase these.

  • Mary Beth Krakowski February 14, 2018, 11:02 pm

    I loved these cards. Have ordered the new inks and can’t wait to try them!

  • Vickie Jo Buehler February 14, 2018, 11:03 pm

    I’m loving this release! Can’t wait to be able to get it.

  • Teresa Cherka February 14, 2018, 11:21 pm

    I am torn between stamping with two different colors and stamping with black jack and filling in with color. Oh the delema!

  • Vicki Robe February 14, 2018, 11:45 pm

    The card designs are simple but elegant and I love the colors!

  • Brandi R February 14, 2018, 11:49 pm

    Beautiful cards! Love all 3. I think it’s a toss up on my favorite way to stamp those awesome flowers. I love the softness of the second generation; and I also love the boldness of 2 different colors ♥

  • Trina Chaska February 14, 2018, 11:55 pm

    I like the second generation stamping. All the cards are so pretty.

  • Christine Toulouse February 14, 2018, 11:56 pm

    I really like the 2nd card. The two different colours of ink. Also thank you for explaining what “case” means. Loved all 3 cards too!

  • Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi February 15, 2018, 12:01 am

    LOVE the new release, Catherine! Awesome new colors and stamps! Your cards are fabulous – Love that you did the flowers three different ways with the same stamp set! The gals have done a great job showcasing the new release! I’m loving all the colorful inspiration!

  • Iris Soscia February 15, 2018, 12:41 am

    Such pretty cards – my fave is stamping with 2 different colors.

  • Dawn T February 15, 2018, 1:13 am

    such pretty cards. I love the second generation stamping on the flower – looks amazing in the Spa Collections inks

  • Cathy Lillie February 15, 2018, 1:19 am

    Very pretty cards! My favorite stamping technique is the second generation stamping because it gives such a soft look to the image.

  • Sammibug February 15, 2018, 1:46 am

    I forgot to add that the two different colors is my favorite way to stamp those flowers!

  • Kari VanNoy February 15, 2018, 1:54 am

    I’m really loving the second generation stamping card…I’ve never tried this and now I really want to!! Need these inks! :)

  • Joanne Guarino February 15, 2018, 2:11 am

    Great cards! Love the new ink colors together. Can’t wait to get them!

  • Joanne Guarino February 15, 2018, 2:14 am

    Forgot to say I like the 2nd generation stamping!

  • Janie S February 15, 2018, 3:15 am

    Black jack with colors for fillers… love that technique. Ever since I bought two ink refills A couple months ago I phone love your inks! I have fiesta lime Ricky and I love that I need more …

  • Diane Durbin February 15, 2018, 3:45 am

    Well, I can’t pick a favorite. I like them all.

  • Sabrina Radican February 15, 2018, 5:13 am

    Very beautiful cards and I love both feathers!!

  • Sabrina Radican February 15, 2018, 5:14 am

    I forgot to add my colors. I like two different colors!!

  • Bonnie February 15, 2018, 5:25 am

    I have really enjoyed your tutorials and want to try the 2nd generation stamping now. I’m interested in your acrylic blocks set.

  • Arianna Barbara February 15, 2018, 6:37 am

    Wow! Pretty cards!!! My fav ways to stamp these flowers is Black Jack with colors for fillers.

  • Joanne M Hoffmann February 15, 2018, 6:41 am

    I LOVE the two colors! Amazing!

  • Beth Bray February 15, 2018, 7:08 am

    I can’t decide between the second generation and the 2 colors techniques. I guess it would just depend on my mood for the day. Lovin’ the new colors.

  • mary beth Chojnacki February 15, 2018, 7:23 am

    They are all beautiful ,but i am partial to the 2 different colors.

  • Alli Shrewsbury February 15, 2018, 8:29 am

    My favorite is the two color stamping! But all of the cards are gorgeous!

  • Nana Griffin February 15, 2018, 8:42 am

    Well it is between black jack with colors and two different colors. I will go with two different colors. Great card on the video.

  • Denise Terry February 15, 2018, 8:53 am

    Black Jack, definitely. Love the combination of color and bold outlines!

  • Rosemary February 15, 2018, 9:29 am

    I love the stamping off technique. It really makes the flowers pop!!!!

  • Pat February 15, 2018, 10:20 am

    Yikes I like them all.Maybe the black jack jack with colors for fillers. Depends on my mood that day.

  • Linda Steinbaugh February 15, 2018, 1:31 pm

    Hi Catherine,
    I like the softness of the second generation stamping, but all three cards are beautiful.

  • Laura Miller February 15, 2018, 2:53 pm

    oooooo – – so hard to pick put I really did a double take on “Black Jack with colors for fillers” – – probably because it’s so different from others. I LOVE the colors and end result.

  • Jeanne Beam February 15, 2018, 4:31 pm

    Beautiful cards. Love the new ink colors. Thanks for sharing…

  • Linda Miller February 15, 2018, 4:40 pm

    Love #2. These colors are marvelous!!!

  • Donna Ligon February 15, 2018, 4:41 pm

    I love it with two different colors. Beautiful cards!

  • Terri Mansfield February 15, 2018, 6:16 pm

    I think my favorite way to use these is to stamp with 2 different colors but I love that they are so versatile that you can use them different ways. It’s always fun seeing a bunch of people use the same stamp set to see what they come up with. TFS

  • Linda Davidson February 15, 2018, 6:32 pm

    First I want to say that your site is by far the easiest to find the comment section! Thank you! Now for important stuff. I love the second generation stamping and will be moving to my craft room in a moment to try it! Love, love, love your inks!

  • Kelly G February 15, 2018, 8:14 pm

    The Black Jack ink is so distinctive, even though it’s pretty CAS

  • Jina Winston February 15, 2018, 8:29 pm

    I like the 2nd generation stamping, but all are beautiful cards.

  • Jan Arnold February 15, 2018, 9:08 pm

    Cute cards and the colors are very beautiful. Love that Eat, Sleep, Create Set. AS always, I love your inks. The colors are beautiful and the properties are amazing. Your stamp sets are always so cute! Thanks for sharing your talent!

  • Christy Borfitz February 15, 2018, 10:22 pm

    Such eye candy, Catherine! My favorite way to stamp the flowers in this collection is to stamp them in Black Jack and use the colors as fillers! All of the cards are absolutely beautiful!

  • Jennifer Meister February 16, 2018, 12:47 am

    I think my favorite is the stamping off but I have used black jack and filled in with color on a lot of my cards thank you so much for all that you do!

  • Dana M February 16, 2018, 1:39 am

    Amazing release, I just adore the new ink colors. Fantastic inspiration projects. I like all three techniques, great to personalize each project. I think the black with filler colors is my favorite as it is unique.

  • Marjorie DUMONTIER February 16, 2018, 7:46 am

    The three cards are beautiful and the three techniques are interesting but my favorite is the second generation stamping.

  • Donna Williamson February 16, 2018, 9:48 am

    My favorite I think is the two different colors – I love the intensity of the colors I think!

  • Kym Maxwell February 16, 2018, 8:53 pm

    I simply cannot chose a favorite!! I love all of them and for different reasons. I also want to ask about the whole CASE thing. Im in a HUGE creative rut, but have never understood how to successfully CASE a card. So lets just say I wanted to CASE your 1st card, how would I pull 3 things from that card? Like can you give me examples? Thanks so much!!! Cant wait to receive my order tomorrow!! Big Hugs!!

  • Sue D February 16, 2018, 9:06 pm

    Great sentiments and colors on your cards.

  • Jodie Ramdas February 16, 2018, 11:31 pm

    Pretty! I think my favourite is the one with the second generation stamping!

  • Kris Reeves February 17, 2018, 2:09 am

    Two different colors AND second generation!

  • Marianne February 17, 2018, 8:07 am

    Love how your inks take the guess work out of combining ink colours, Catherine. Like you said, it opens up a lot of opportunities for trying different colour combinations. Love your results.

  • Helen Gullett February 17, 2018, 8:51 am

    My favorite way of stamping flower stamps is with Black Jack ink and colors for fillers.
    Your cards are beautiful and inspiring, Catherine. Thank you for sharing them!

  • Rubeena Ianigro February 17, 2018, 9:40 am

    these cards make me smile!

  • Melody Moore February 17, 2018, 7:00 pm

    Beautiful cards. And lovely stamps and ink colors. Gotta have them all…..eventually.

  • Danielle Gibson February 18, 2018, 12:17 am

    I really liked the two color card, but that might have to do with the color combo and I loved the chevron background you incorporated. The whole thing is so pretty. Thanks for sharing so much with us!

  • Brandy Duncan February 18, 2018, 10:28 am

    My favorite, which is very hard to choose, is the black with the colors filled in. I love how great the second generation stamping looks. It definitely helps get more colors out of our ink pads. Your cards are spectacular as always. Thanks for sharing such fabulous inspiration. Love this release.

  • Theresa February 18, 2018, 9:11 pm

    Such pretty cards.

  • Kim Klinkovsky February 19, 2018, 1:57 am

    I love them all and CASE cards and my own all the time too! I think thats how we perfect our craft and keep on learning. I love all your samples, but my favorite is the two different colors. Just lovely.

  • Barbara Brennan February 19, 2018, 11:57 am

    Hmmmmm….time to go shopping again. This set is growing on me. Especially loving the floral in full and 2nd generation stamping.

  • Caren Adkinson February 20, 2018, 6:03 am

    The two different colors is my favorite.

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