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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:

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

  1. Wonderful cards!
    I especially like the shades of inks you used on the second background , very Autumn like!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Really like all the cards. The boldness of the 2nd card and in the 3rd card the sentiment in white.

  3. Interesting how a change of the border can do so much for the image. Good look at the coloring.

  4. Fall is definitely upon us with these lovely card creations! Time to bring out my fall themed card making goodies.

  5. Stunning cards! Love both the white and color background on the first two. Lovely use of autumn colors!

  6. I absolutely love all the cards! The fall colors are so vibrant! Thank you for sharing your creations with us!

  7. I love the colors you used on both cards. Love the coloring on the Autumn Girl LL card. Excellent shading. I have such a hard time with that.

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