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”
Gorgeous cards. The colors and your coloring are stunning.
Beautiful, makes me want a pumpkin spice latte!
I love how you choose colors.
I love your cards an those colors.
I especially like the shades of inks you used on the second background , very Autumn like!
Thanks for the inspiration!
I love 💕 your beautiful cards!
Really like all the cards. The boldness of the 2nd card and in the 3rd card the sentiment in white.
Beautifully colored cards. So many autumn memories brought to mind. TFS
Oh my goodness! Such pretty colors in your coloring, and I adore the CP inked backgrounds.
I love the fall and that’s what the Season Girl Autumn says to me.
These colors and coloring are amazing! So much awesomeness! Love it!
You always make beautiful cards!
Yes, change can be beautiful.
Is this Lisa from CU Denver? Patrick Lowenthal asking
Very nice. Like the ‘patterned’ paper. Finishes it off nicely
Great cards! I really love the way you colored the gorgeous autumn scene!
Interesting how a change of the border can do so much for the image. Good look at the coloring.
Gorgeous cards! I love your use of colour and the difference it makes! Thanks for sharing this great inspiration! Take care! 🙂
Your coloring is phenomenal.
Fall is definitely upon us with these lovely card creations! Time to bring out my fall themed card making goodies.
The coloring of the girls is so perfect! And I love the swiped ink backgrounds!
Your coloring is fantastic!
The first card just popped when you put it on the colored background. So pretty!
Your copic coloring is simply amazing. Beautiful work!
Beautiful cards and I love those ink colored backgrounds!
I love your swiped backgrounds.
Wow! What artistry!
Absolutely gorgeous cards! Your coloring for each one of the cards is true perfection!
Such lovely cards! This hop is filled with inspiratioN!
Stunning cards! Love both the white and color background on the first two. Lovely use of autumn colors!
Your first card looks so realistic!
Beautiful work. You really have an eye for color. The shading is fantastic.
I absolutely love all the cards! The fall colors are so vibrant! Thank you for sharing your creations with us!
WOW Awesome creations, love the legs especially!
Wow!!! Your coloring is stunning! These cards are gorgeous!
Holy smokes this is INCREDIBLE! I love everything about this!
Fabulous colouring, and I love the background you’ve created. So perfect with those autumn colours!
Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing them.
Hi Angelica 🙂 Amazing cards!!! It’s my favorite season! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂
Love how the colored background added so much. Cute card.
Fabulous colors on both. I really like the first one.
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.