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