Pretty Pink Posh Autumn Card Projects

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials189 Comments

Hello friends! I’m so happy to be a part of the Pretty Pink Posh blog hop today! If you’re arriving here from the one and only Jennifer McGuire’s blog, I welcome you warmly to my corner of the internet. Fall is actually in the air here in the upper midwest that I call home, and this card is a way to celebrate my love of this favorite season.

Today’s card projects features a few of the latest releases, plus I have a bonus card at the bottom of this post, because I couldn’t stop at just one card. Pretty Pink Posh + fall = adorableness.

I actually created two versions of the card project I’m sharing in my video today, one with a bit more going on, but both feature a simple watercolored background, with the Autumn Wreath stamped on top. Sometimes I lack confidence in my general coloring skills, but still like to use more detailed stamps. Creating a wash of background color and stamping over the painted area was my solution for a pretty quick, clean and simple card.

Here is a video showing you my process:

I also made another card using the brand new Pumpkin Patch Critters, an adorable set featuring critters and pumpkins (and general cuteness!)

I created my own window panel using the Stitched Diamonds die set, and am really loving the way it turned out!

I didn’t film this video, because my Copic coloring sometimes takes me FOREVER to figure out. I’m working on it. (All supplies for this second card are at the very bottom of this post!)

But that little mouse though, am I right? As we say in Minnesota, oh for cute!


Pretty Pink Posh is giving away 4 $25 gift certificates to their online shop! Winners will be chosen from across the hop at random (both from today and tomorrow’s hop participants) and the comments must be left by 11:59 PDT on 9/18/2018. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh blog.

Here are the list of participants for today:

Pretty Pink Poshย blog
Jennifer McGuire
Cathy Zielskeโ€”you are here!
Eloise Blue
Gemma C.
Laura Bassen
Rubeena Ianigro
Heather Hoffman
Angelica Conrad
Mindy Baxter
Justine Hovey
Yoonsun Hur

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Cathy ZielskePretty Pink Posh Autumn Card Projects

189 Comments on “Pretty Pink Posh Autumn Card Projects”

    1. #1.1
      Joanie Adams

      I loved your umber wreath technique! Very creative incorporating geometric cuts with your woodland friends! So inspiring!

  1. #2
    Roberta S.

    Cathy, loved the video and your card. Great idea with the dies to make a guide for water coloring area.

  2. #3
    gloria J kratz

    Love the cards. Love the softness of the colors and how the little animals are positioned in the windows.

  3. #7
    Lisa Stanley

    What a great way to get beautiful color without the stress that fine coloring can put on my hands! Your critter card is so adorable as well. Love me some PPP ?

  4. #15
    carol ann

    I’m so ready for Fall! Thanks for getting things rolling with your wonderful art! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. #17
    Beverly Jordan

    Love your soft coloring on the first set and the cute peek a boo design on the last ones!! Adorable fall cards ready to share!

  6. #18

    Your cards are beautiful ! I love the brown background, it makes the other elements of the card pop-up !

  7. #19
    Sharon Gullikson

    The diamonds with animals popping out is oh so cute!! The pumpkins look great with them. Nice fall card.

  8. #20

    I love both of the cards you made. The Wreath is gorgeous with the embossing and watercolor! And those little pumpkin critters peaking out the windows is just too cute. Great inspiration!

  9. #22
    Becky Partan

    I love your watercoloring. I’m not a good colorist, so anything to help is appreciated. Nice cards.

  10. #24

    I’m also new to watercolor and your tips are fantastic and give me some hope and inspiration! And, btw, the brown looks great! TFS!

  11. #25
    Barbara Rokke

    I love the second card! I’m working on my copic coloring too but I love to watch everyone’s videos and continue to learn.

  12. #29
    Tracey Magner

    Hi Cathy, love both your cards, the 2nd one is my favorite, ” oh for cute” lol. Loved your video, heck I love everything you do girl, you are so my kind of girl, my style, like if we were neighbors we would be besties, lol. You ROCK GIRL!!!!!!

  13. #34
    Sharon O

    Beautiful wreath on your first card! This is a wonderful release, perfect for all the upcoming events.

  14. #36
    Karen Judy

    I’m waiting for fall to get here for good! We keep getting teased that it’s here, then it’s hot and sticky the next day. I struggle with coloring as well, so I appreciate your wreath card design. I love the way your critters and peeking out the diamond cut-outs. Very cute!

  15. #38
    Shona Austin

    Your cards are fantastic. You give hope for those who are beginning to do watercolor like me. It is so cute how you peek-a-booed the critters on the second card. Thanks

  16. #41
    Denise Kitts-Wadlow

    Very, very sweet cards–love them both, but the Pumpkin Critters? They are little God love-its!!! And yes, the little mouse is adorable! Have a blessed day Cathy!

  17. #43
    Jennifer Petersen

    LOVE your cards. The wreath color wash is a fantastic idea I am going to have to give it a try. Such a beautiful way as you said to use those detail stamps without showcasing my lack of color skills. Thank you for sharing this idea and your beautiful talent!

  18. #46

    Gorgeous ink blending on your wreaths. Those critters, however, are
    my favorite. They are just soooo cute!!

  19. #47
    Anne Akridge

    Thanks for sharing your ideas. Iโ€™m new to this line but excited to maybe win something and give it a try. ?

  20. #49
    Heather Nelson

    Lovely cards! Your ink blending is so pretty! Your bonus card is adorable with those little critters peeking out.

  21. #50
    Neha Mahajan

    Love your cute water colored Autumn Wreath. a nice technique using water colors for people who can’t color perfectly. Th Pumpkin Patch card is pretty too.

  22. #55
    Anne Sturgeon

    Love the wreath in the pretty fall colors. The critters on the second card are really sweet along with the pumpkins. Got to have those pumpkins for Autumn cards. Thanks Kathy, very nicely done.

  23. #57

    I loved the way you Colored your wreath – a technique that could definitely be used on other cards. Thanks for sharing with us.

  24. #62
    Pam Feurt

    I personally love the autumn wreath stamp and die sets. I enjoy making the wreaths in different ways.

  25. #66
    Annette Pearce

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards. Great idea of colouring the background and then stamping the wreath. Gotta say the pumpkin patch was my favourite. The critters are so cute and the stitched diamond die cut perfect for creating a window.

  26. #68

    I love the use of the brown background and how the colored details pop so much! Both cards are lovely. Thank you for sharing!

  27. #70
    Sharon Jones

    Oh, Cathy! These cards are stunning and I especially love the last one with those darling little critters peeking out from the diamond windows! Great hop!

  28. #71
    Carole Palmiere

    I watched your video earlier today and now I’m blog hopping! I love both cards, they’re adorable! Thanks for sharing the alternative to coloring. I love what you did and it would be so much quicker for me than coloring each image. I love how your wreath turned out!

  29. #72
    Beverly Kozlowski

    These are just adorable fall cards! I especially like the pumpkin patch critters, and the way you have them peeking out of the windows! Super cute!!!

  30. #78
    Linda Miltzow

    Oh, I would be frustrated and time-challenged to color all of those tiny little images on the wreath, too! But as I dabble in the watercolor craze, I find it to be quite forgiving and quick to an image like that ๐Ÿ™‚ You did great!

  31. #82
    Lauryne Cunningham

    I love your cards! Thank you for reminding us that there is an easier way to color sometimes. You’re wreath card looks great!

  32. #83

    Thanks for sharing. New subscriber and love your clean look cards. Love the pumpkin patch card. Sooo cute!

  33. #84
    Rose Mary Smalley

    First…thank you for that video….You made this look so easy…..I would have just labored through coloring everything….NOT thinking of doing that rainbow wash….Brilliant idea…..Sometimes the simple things make a stand out appearance, and this did for me…
    The second card,,,,who doesnโ€™t adore those little critters?….But, again….I loved the way you set up your card scheme….with those diamond windows…..perfect…Thanks so much…..Great blog Hop….I have a Wish list going… poor pocket book….LOL…..hugs

  34. #86
    Mona Sen

    Love them both! Haven’t had a chance to watch the video yet, but can’t wait. Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. #89
    Suzi Metcalfe

    I liked your rainbow donut by itself just fine. Then when you stamped it, not so much. But then, aha! A die! A rainbow wreath! Even better than the rainbow donut! :o) Great job! You’ve obviously been paying attention in class and learning from the masters!

  36. #93
    Lisa K

    Loved your video! The pumpkins and squirrel card is adorable. Such fun stamps. Thanks for sharing and brightening my day!

  37. #95

    Great idea to
    Watercoloring the background before embossing and diecutting, instead of coloring all the little details is a great idea!

  38. #105
    Michelle Tercha

    Really awesome! I love that wreath stamp, and you colored it beautifully. Thank you for a chance to win. Michelle t

  39. #107

    Great new releases. Your cards are great, and what a good idea for adding colour to the wreath. I would love a fall wreath stamp and matching dies.

  40. #108

    Love both of your beautiful cards! Especially the one with the little critters peeking out! So darn cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

  41. #110

    The diamond window card is adorable. This release has some fun sets, but my favorite is the leaf Thanks die.

  42. #111
    Karen Hale

    I’m also a member of the coloring challenged club so this technique is right up my alley! Love both cards but the critters in the cut out diamonds is my fave. Very cute. This is a great release for fall.

  43. #112
    Sandra Gibbs

    Love your cards I love the PPP diamond dies. I have squares, hearts, rectangle, stars ,etc….but this is the first time I noticed the diamond shaped dies!

  44. #114
    Jane Sprando

    Thank yo misting you are not a coloring person โ€” me, either! I like your technique!

  45. #115
    Diane T.

    Love how you water colored the wreath! Great idea I need to try! Thanks for the inspiration! Such a beautiful card!

  46. #116
    Gail Alcorn

    Cute cute cards! Great water color technique! Always loved your simple scrapbook layouts and your cards are great too!

  47. #118
    Kim H.

    Love the Peek-A-Boo card with the critters peeking through, as well as your beautiful wreath card! Fall is my favorite time of the year, too!!! โ™ฅ

  48. #119
    Nancy U

    Great cards and I love the watercolor idea for the wreath. Never would have thought of that. Thank you for the inspiration!

  49. #120

    Oh for cute, indeed! The wreath is lovely in both the simple, and the slightly more chichi way. Also, I love how you and Laura Bassen are starting to mind meld. I can think of many a worse person to be on the same page with! And that second card is adorable. I know you feel like you can’t put together a video because you’re still figuring out copics, but I wouldn’t mind seeing that. It’s nice to see the process of figuring it out, because it helps me figure out how to fix mistakes. So if you ever wanted to do a video of that, I’d totally watch. Thanks for sharing, and have a lovely day!

  50. #121

    Wowzer… I cannot even get enough of these beautiful cards. I am very new to watercoloring and what a great idea to play and just get a feel for how the color works out on the paper. Beautiful blend. Your second card sent me straight to PPP for those diamond dies. I am soooooo geometrically inclined. Love.

  51. #123
    Tracey Landt

    Hi Kathy

    I love your cards and your humor and your perspective on life. You would fit in real well here in Australia. I love everything you post.
    Thank you for sharing and for being so real !

  52. #126
    Lori Proulx

    Cathy, I just love your cards and yes that mouse is so cute. Hmm? I wonder how it would look with the critters colored and the pumpkins white. I just might have to get this stamp set and play. That squirrel has a possessive look and grip on his pumpkin. LOL!

  53. #127
    Beverly Perdue

    Amazing cards! My favorite is the peek a boo card with the cute little critters and pumpkins!

  54. #134
    Shannon Akin

    You’re a hoot! And that “critters” card really inspired me to re-think cuteness!!! Beautiful… thanks!

  55. #135
    Dawn Hastings

    Thank you for the tip. Copic coloring is a bit overwhelming for me right now as well so any new strategies are much appreciated !

  56. #136

    It may be a bit cooler weather, but we do not yet see The Return of The Sleeve!

    I love this because it doesn’t have extra furniture. And it says Autumn, not Fall. And the watercolour instead of inkblending (more within my reach than the other).

  57. #137
    Kay Demonbren

    As a coloring newbie, I can relate to the struggle. : ) I love these cards, though- the wreath is awesome (I love that there are mushrooms in it!), and your pumpkin patch critters are simply adorable!

  58. #139
    Teri S.

    Cathy, I can totally appreciate your struggle with colouring with Copics. I am intimidated with them. I wouldn’t mind seeing a video of how you come to decide what colours to use. I’m colouring & blending challenged. (I’m also fussy cutting challenged…) The wreath is my favourite of this release, but, like you, I was thinking I couldn’t possibly colour every little image properly. I am delighted with the alternative you showed. I also like the design you incorporated with the stitched squares in your pumpkin patch critter cards. SO CUTE!

  59. #141
    Mary Holshouser

    Love the gradation of color on the wreath.
    The little critters peeking out of the windows
    is darling. thanks for sharing

  60. #144
    Lillian T.

    Thank you for giving me a new way to color my wreath cards! I love the colors of fall and you made your wreath cards so gorgeous! Thanks!

  61. #145

    Love the blended wreath–partial to the script sentiment, and the pumpkin patch critters are so whimsically cute. I like how you the stitched diamond die to make the card sing!

  62. #146
    Viola Leary

    Your cards were just lovely. I do get thrown off by having to do a lot of coloring so I love this technique. Thank you for your inspiration

  63. #150
    Denise Ward

    Both of your cards are so pretty and perfectly celebrate the beauty of fall.
    I agree with you that the Pumpkin Patch Critters set is absolutely darling!!! And I love the creative way you used the Stitched Diamond dies on the Critters card. What a fun way to show off these cute little rascals. ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. #151

    Oh my gosh, those little critters and pumpkins are just the cutest thing! And that brown card stock what a great color brown! Canโ€™t resist these!

  65. #152
    Tina V

    In response to “oh for cute” … ya, for sure! (said with Minnesota accent). And both cards are super cute. TFS

  66. #156
    Denise Bryant

    I love both cards! The wreath is just beautiful. Great colors! And the critters in the diamond-shaped windows… adorable!!! LOVE it!

  67. #159

    Thank you so much for sharing your color wash technique. All your cards are beautiful! But your last card with the critters proves that you can color! Just wonderful!!!

  68. #160
    Roz R.

    I don’t think I could color all the images either, this is a GREAT idea!!!! Thanks for sharing.

  69. #162
    Carla Hundley

    Very pretty wreath
    card. The windows
    are cool with all the
    darling critters in them!
    Carla from Utah

  70. #167
    Terrie D.

    Your cards are beautiful! Creating a wash of color behind the small images in the wreath is a great idea. I love the window panel you created and the adorable critters with pumpkins ๐Ÿ™‚

  71. #168
    Jeannie F

    Great cards Cathy! I love the critter card. So cute! I haven’t even tried copic coloring, so kudos to you!

  72. #169
    Kelsey Thomas

    Awesome cards! I really like how your colors blend together so well on the wreath in that first card, and the second one is so cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

  73. #170
    Cathy Lillie

    Your wreath cards are lovely! I like the watercolor wash idea – I’m still working on my coloring, as well. The critter card is so so cute. I love how the animals are positioned in the windows. Thanks for the inspiration!

  74. #171

    Wow, I love the way you blended colors on that wreath image so beautifully. As for your second card…those little critters look like they’re having way too much fun!

  75. #173

    Such gorgeous autumn colors, I love your creations! That wreath is to die for and your window card is just so adorable!!!

  76. #179
    Nikki Anderberg

    Great video. Love the coloring for the wreath and the animals in the diamonds are adorable.

  77. #186
    Marjorie DUMONTIER

    What a gorgeous set of cards ! And these color combos you used for your wreaths, on top of that warm cocoa cardstock : so comforting ! A real delight ! Thanks for the inspiration. Love, Marjorie

  78. #187
    Paula G

    Thank you Cathy, I found this company and awesome stamps here on your blog and guess what, I am a blog hop winner! Really made my day, recovering from surgery and feeling so blah – this lifted my spirits!

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