When I attended Junkie Fest this year, I had the pleasure of meeting Catherine Pooler. Being new to the crafting world, I was not familiar with her designs or her inks, but after meeting her in person, talking to her about her ink colors/collections, and getting a chance to try them, I fell in love with her products. Her ink pads are different from everything else on the market, because the ink pad is made out of sponge like material. CP ink pads are much softer than a regular dye ink pad and easier to stamp with because you can use less pressure. It’s also wets the stamp much quicker, so only one or two gentle tabs get your stamp nicely wet. Some other advantages of CP inks are that they have similar properties to Distress Inks because they react with water.
Here is a picture of what her ink pads look like. I will also link her store below.
Buying full size inks is a real investment and I had specifically waited to try different inks before I decided where I wanted to invest my money. After giving it some good thought, I decided to go with Catherine’s inks because her ink pads are unique and because she has great colors. At times I like to use bright colors and at other times I prefer to use more muted colors. Her bright colors are part of the Party Collection and her muted colors are part of the Spa Collection. This makes it super easy to match colors for your projects. I should mention that because of the fact that the consistency of CP Ink Pads, they have to be re-inked a lot more frequently than regular dye ink pads. You can find some more information about her inks here:
After returning home and looking through Catherine’s store, I also found that her designs are on the contemporary side, which I love because that differentiates her stamps from the majority of other stamp companies we all love so much. I like to have a little bit of everything in my Stamp Collection.
When purchasing some inks, I also fell in love with Catherine’s Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval Box. I had sooo much fun playing with the SOA box that I made a bunch of cards. More are probably to come, since ideas just keep on flowing with these stamp sets. Lots of cards coming ahead. Enjoy!
If you have any questions in regards to the inks or cards, leave me a comment below. Thanks for stopping by.
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Here is a list of supplies I used:
-Tropically Yours SOA (Stand Tall, Tropically Yours, Leave me in Paradise, Fearless Pursuit etc.)
-White,Black, Brown Card Stock
-Gold, Black Embossing Powder