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Vivid Fall Autumn Cards

Painting, coloring, and ink smooshing, Oh, My! I’m sharing 4 vivid fall/autumn cards. Whether you love to watercolor, Copic color, ink smoosh or die-cut your cards there is a design here for you.

Catherine Pooler (CP) & Colorado Craft Company (3C) Fall Blog Hop

Many thanks to Melissa Andrew for relaying you over to my blog. Visit the Colorado Craft Company blog for more inspiration and information.

4 Vivid Fall/Autumn Cards

4 Vivid Fall/Autumn Cards

I was so excited to color up these images that I completed all four cards in one sitting. Now I know coloring isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, so I have 2 non-coloring designs for you too! Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and share with your crafty friends!

Autumn Season Lovely Legs Watercolor

First up, I jumped right into watercolor leaves of the Lovely Legs Autumn Season Stamp set. Of course, Catherine Pooler Minis Paradise Found inks are absolutely perfect for Autumn scenes.

Autumn Season Lovely Legs Watercolor Card

To start, I tapped each Paradise Found ink pad on my glass mat. Not only did I use every color in the painting, but I also mixed a few new ones as well. Using a #6 round Wonder Forest watercolor brush I painted each element.

Autumn Leaves Watercolor with Catherine Pooler Paradise Found Inks

Copic Colored Ruby Slippers

Oh, I am smitten with these ruby slippers and totally wanted a pair of these when I was little. Did you?

Colorado Craft Company Ruby Slippers Stamp Set

As you can see in the video, I was so excited to Copic color these Colorado Craft Company Ruby Slippers that I didn’t even clean the ink off my glass mat first. Fortunately, I didn’t get any on my project, for once!

While I recommend you use your favorite color combinations, here are the markers I used for your reference.

Copic Sketch Markers
Red | R35, R37, R39, R59
Blue | B12, B14 (a 3rd darker marker would be grand)
Skin | E50, E51, E53, E55, E11, E95, BV20 (see note below)

Copic Coloring Ruby Slippers Stamp Set

A note about about the skin tone. Past E53, the E50 family leans towards green. I had forgotten this and used E55 for my dark shade which went a sickly olive, not a healthy beautiful olive. So I covered it with E11 and E95 to try to bring some life back into it.

This wasn’t totally successful, but I think better than sickly green.

Vivid Autumn Colors Thank You Card

Now it would be shameful to waste all those lovely Paradise Found inks so I used them for a clean and simple card.

Vivid Fall/Autumn Color Combination Thank You Card

First, I spritzed the ink with water to get them to run a bit. While I didn’t want the colors to mix, I did want them to spread out on the mat so there wouldn’t be any gaps in color.

Next, I dropped a 4.25×5.5-inch piece of watercolor paper into the ink, let it sit for a few seconds to absorb the ink, and lifted.

Vivid Fall/Autumn Colors Thanks Card

After the panel dried I adhered a triple stacked white cardstock Catherine Pooler Just Thanks Die-cut. This die can span a portrait or landscape card. The unexpected lowercase k adds a bit of casual whimsy.

Just Thanks Die & Fall Pick N Mix Paper

Lastly, I have another clean and simple card to delight anyone who doesn’t fancy coloring or needs a quick card.

Vivid Fall Pick N Mix Paper & Mystic Sequins by Catherine Pooler

Select two papers from Catherine Pooler Fall Pick-n-Mix Paper Pad. Die-cut one with the Just Thanks Die and trim the other on an angle.

Catherine Pooler Fall Pick N Mix & Mystic Sequins

Adhere both to your card base and add a selection of Catherine Pooler Mystic Sequins.

Autumn Encouragement Cards

Need a little more Fall card inspiration?

Check out this post/video for some rustic encouragement card designs.

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If you love it, pin it, and share it with your crafty friends! Visit me on Pinterest for more design inspiration, patterns, and color combinations.

PINTEREST | 4 Vivid Fall/Autumn Cards


Of course you can’t have a blog hop without prizes! So with that in mind Colorado Craft Company and Catherine Pooler are each giving away a $30 gift card.

Two winners will be randomly chosen from comments left on the artist’s blog posts. The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

To enter leave your comment by August 31, 2020. Winners will be announced on September 1st on the Catherine Pooler and Colorado Craft Company blogs.

Next Stop

The next stop on this glorious Fall Blog Hop is the lovely Nanette Tracy. The full list of artists is below so that you don’t miss one ounce of crafty goodness.

Angelica Conrad
Erin Thompson
Bibi Cameron
Karen Baker
Emily Midgett
Verity Biddlecombe
Jennifer Kotas
Daniel West
Melissa Andrew
Amber Rain Davis <<< You Are Here
Nanette Tracy
Mansi Bhatia
Jo Herbert
Adrienne Kennedy


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  2. Barbara M says:

    Awesome cards and coloring. Love your work.

  3. Wow! Awesome! The background on the “Thanks” card is so cool!

  4. Trudy A. Neumann says:

    Like a breath of freshness after the storm. Great coloring job. Autumn Girl us my fav outta thus release.

  5. Fabulous colors on all your cards and love the ruby slippers.

  6. Those blue socks with those vibrant red shoes…❤️

  7. Connie Johnson says:

    Hi Amber 🙂 You’ve been one beautifully busy lady!!! I love Autumn! These cards are great! Looking forward to watching your video! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  8. Karen Hoskins says:

    Beautiful cards. Just love the autumn colors. Thanks for sharing them.

  9. Bonnie Peffer says:

    I really enjoyed your video. I get mesmerized watching people color. Whether it’s water or copic coloring. The lovely legs card is my favorite. TFS!

  10. These are all so beautifully rich! Vivid is the perfect description, indeed – but so, so spot-on for the richness of this beautiful season!

  11. Awesome creations, I especially love the lovely legs card, beautiful!

  12. Elizabeth Roberts says:

    All of your cards are fantastic, especially the ruby red slippers.

  13. Angela Shoffner says:

    Gorgeous cards! Love your coloring

  14. Great artwork. Wonderful cards.

  15. Fonda Rush says:

    Your cards are gorgeous!

  16. Cindy Holmes says:

    Absolutely amazing cards! Your coloring skills are true perfection too!

  17. Barbara Hill says:

    Thank you for the utube video and showing just how you made each card. I can see I’m going to have to try watercoloring with dye inks. The colors seem much more vivid. I loved your bonus card using all the leftover color.

    1. You’re so welcome, Barbara! I hope you enjoyed watercoloring with dye inks. Thanks so much for visiting!

  18. I love the copics on the red shoes.

  19. Laurie Kirk says:

    Love the color choices on these great cards.

  20. Deborah A Love says:

    I love the mixed inks card.

  21. Love your color choices, Amber!

  22. Scraporcraft says:

    Good set of shares. I like the inked background.

  23. Denise Bryant says:

    Fabulous color combos on your beautiful cards! Love these pretty images!

  24. Janet Trapp says:

    So much awesomeness! Love it!

  25. Marisela Delgado says:

    Wonderful red ruby slippers.💜

  26. Amber, your work is always stunning! I adore the blue sky as a backdrop to the gorgeous fall colors on the autumn card, and the ruby slippers are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing all of these!

  27. Kim Potts says:

    Lovely cards! Enjoyed the wide range of techniques.

  28. Kim Potts says:

    Lovely cards! Enjoyed the wide range of techniques.

  29. Your cards are fantastic! I love the beautiful colors. That autumn legs stamp is on my shopping list.

  30. Melissa Baskin says:

    Love them all! So colorful

  31. Cyndi Morris says:

    Your cards are absolutely gorgeous. I especially love the Thank You card — your background is stunning.

  32. Laurie Rankin says:

    Your cards are just beautiful. Your copic coloring on that shoe card? WOW!

  33. Carol Wortman says:

    This time I have no words. Just Wow. I would have thought I was making mud and stopped. You are so talented. Wish I had your foresight! I learn a lot from you. The colors are so vibrant and the easy blending just amazes me with these inks. Every card is prettier than the last!

    1. Thanks so much, Carol. Most days, I panic and the foresight escapes me. Fortunately, this was an exception and it panned out. Hugs!

  34. Karen Kreider says:

    All of your cards are fabulous!

  35. Wonderful cards, as always!! i just love those Ruby Slippers!!! My daughter would love your card!! Thanks for the inspiration! Take care! 🙂

  36. Great card. I love the way the shoes fill the space – that stamp series is terrific.

  37. Deborah Mitchem says:

    I’m loving the mixed ink one!

  38. Lisascreativeniche says:

    So many fabulous cards! I love the blending and colors you’ve used on these!

  39. Love your Autumn card and the Thanks cards are so whimsical and cute!

  40. Absolutely gorgeous cards, Amber! I love how you used the leftover paints to that beautiful autumn card!

  41. Avra Williams says:

    Fantastic cards!

  42. Farley Cross says:

    Your cards got a collective audible “oooh”! Fabulous!

  43. Meghan Kennihan says:

    Such incredible coloring! I LOVE the slippers!

      1. I love the crad design.

  44. Erin Kathleen says:

    Gorgeous! Tfs!

  45. VICKI SMITH says:

    These cards are wonderful as are all of your cards!

  46. Laurie Fleuette says:

    Awesome cards! Thanks for sharing.

  47. Autumn Bell says:

    Amber, those blue socks and ruby red slippers are gorgeous!!! Your cards are stunning! I heart them so much. Thank you for sharing your creativity and the copic colors. I will definitely give this a try. Have a lovely weekend!

  48. Always a good stop at Notable Ink. So much great information given and inspiration. Love your cards here today and the product & stamp release are super nice. Thanks for the video and sharing your tips and techniques today. Off to more happy hopping.

  49. Marisela Delgado says:

    Great cards and colors! So pretty!

  50. Michelle L. Woodrum says:

    Wow, nice work, so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

  51. Amy Gross says:

    I see you got a lot more out of that Copic class last summer than I did!!! Lol Your cards are beautiful!!!

  52. Della Cluff says:

    All great cards. I especially like the lovely legs one.

  53. Crystal LeShae Evans says:

    Thank you for sharing your tips on different ways of coloring. I love all of your cards but my most favorite would have to be the lovely legs autumn season card simply because I love watercoloring with inks & I love learning how to make a very detailed stamp so colorful & beautiful 💜 you definitely made it look easy! I know you wasn’t happy with background once you started working on the trees but I must say I love when things like that happen, because the sky has so many different colors, & depths of shades it’s hard to actually have a real mistake! You are so talented & always produce beautiful work, I always learn so much from you, that’s why I have been a subscriber for a while now 😉

  54. Wonderful array of cards & video Amber! I appreciate that you show how you take a rest from an area when you’ve feel you’ve made a mistake & then come back to it with a “fresh eye”, so to speak. I really like the CP Just Thanks die & the CCC Autumn Girl is one I’d like to have. The Lovely Legs collection just touch my heart.

  55. Anne Sturgeon says:

    Autumn Season stamp is so wonderful. I love the colors you used and it looks so great with that darker fall sky in the background. Nicely done!

  56. Kathy R Galloway says:

    I liked all three cards.

  57. Dyana Papenfus says:

    The coloring is so awesome!

  58. Flo Swinford says:

    All your cards are beautiful, thank you for sharing