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Colorado Craft Company & Catherine Pooler Designs Blog Hop

Hi friends! I’m really excited to be taking part of today’s Colorado Craft Company & Catherine Pooler Designs Fall Blog Hop! There’s a fantastic lineup, filled with fabulous design ideas and inspiration. You will find links to today’s designers listed below, as well as details for a giveaway on the hop. I have a few cards to share, so let’s get started!

This is the newest Colorado Craft Company Lovely Legs stamp set: Season Girls Autumn. I stamped the image with Milk Chocolate ink onto Copic-friendly paper. I used a rainbow of autumn colors to color in the scene. For a muted background sky, I colored first with BG90, then B00. Once finished, I trimmed the panel, and mounted it onto black card stock. I attached it to a card base, and stamped the sentiment with CP Mini Midnight ink.

I was really happy with how this first card turned out… and then I watched Ardyth Percy-Robb YouTube video (found HERE) on making backgrounds with CP mini ink pads. I loved the video, and had to try it out myself. I practiced a few times, and ended up with a few panels that I loved! One was perfect for my colored image, so I removed it from the white card base, and attached the new panel.

Same colored scene, completely different look, right? and since the background is so bold, I decided to not add a sentiment. I used Peppermint Scrub, Mandarin Spice, and Sauna inks, all found in the CP Minis Paradise Found set. I was most heavy-handed with the Sauna ink, and added the bolder colors to the corners.

Copic Colors used: Yellows- Y21, Y23, YR23, V93; Reds- R59, R29, R35, R32; Blues- B97, B95, B93, B91; Browns- E59, E37, E35, E33; Greens- YG99, YG97, YG95, YG91; Pinks- R85, R83, R81; Oranges- E08, YR18, YR12

There’s a gorgeous sentiment in the Lovely Legs stamp set that I dedicated my last card to. I used another one of my favorite swiped backgrounds to white heat-emboss the sentiment onto.

Autumn is the season that teaches us that change can be beautiful… I just love that saying! The background swiping was done with Sauna, Mandarin Spice, Eucalyptus, and Daydream (which happens to be my favorite color in the set!). I mounted that panel onto white card stock, then made an ink-smashed panel, using the same inks. I tapped the pads onto my glass mat, sprayed with water, and smooshed watercolor paper into it. I used my heat tool to dry the panel, dabbing any pooling ink with a baby wipe. once dry, I trimmed it, and sandwiched it in between vellum and the embossed sentiment.

That’s all that I have for today, thank you so much for stopping by!

Now onto the GIVEAWAY…

Each Company will be giving away $30 store credit. Be sure to leave a comment at each stop for a chance to win!

Here’s a list of today’s designers:

94 Replies to “Colorado Craft Company & Catherine Pooler Designs Blog Hop”

  1. Wow, oh Wow! Your copic colouring is fabulous! I was so impressed with your first card mounted on the white card stock, but when I saw then second one – well! What a huge difference that ink swiped border made & the CP in colours were perfect. I really like the third card you made using just the sentiment on the front. This Season Girls Autumn stamp set is wonderful.

  2. The card illustrates very effective Fall colors and is done beautifully. I love the ‘Lovely Legs’ line and this is a great addition.

  3. Good morning sweet girl… so glad to see you here! The cards are so fabulous. You know I love Fall and that technique from Ardyth looks so cool. I have to watch that one. The Seasons stamp is really nice and I love that autumn sentiment. That card turned out so beautiful. Happy weekend. ..

  4. Beautiful cards and brings in Fall with all the right colors, love the stamps. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  5. Those backgrounds are stunning. Love them. And I love the layers on that second one. Looking forward to fall after seeing these.

  6. I love how you framed the fall boots card. And the way you framed the sentiment is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing such beautiful cards. Have a lovely weekend!

  7. Your fall card looks like a photograph. Beautiful coloring. I Love the colors & simplicity of your sentiment card. TFS

  8. The coloring on your first card looks like a photograph. Amazing! I loved the ink swiping technique and colors on your second card. Great job! TFS!

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