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!
BLOG HOP DETAILS:
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 Posh blog
Cathy Zielske—you are here!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
AUTUMN WREATH CARD SUPPLIES:
PUMPKIN PATCH CRITTERS CARD SUPPLIES:
Barbara Smith says
Loved your video! I, too, am coloring challenged and I was inspired by your idea.
Joanie Adams says
I loved your umber wreath technique! Very creative incorporating geometric cuts with your woodland friends! So inspiring!
Roberta S. says
Cathy, loved the video and your card. Great idea with the dies to make a guide for water coloring area.
gloria J kratz says
Love the cards. Love the softness of the colors and how the little animals are positioned in the windows.
Barbara S says
Thanks for sharing your wonderful video. Your cards are just great.
Amanda Smith says
Thanks for doing the giveaway! I love the stamps and dies!
Jan Elmore says
Oh for cute!!!!! 🙂
Lisa Stanley says
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 ?
Susan Thomas says
Love how you used the dies to create windows for the little critters!
Love your critters card; they are just adorable.
Shirley Robelotto says
Great tip with the dies! Love your cards.
Cathy Lasky says
This set is so fun. Love the wreath cards and the fall colors.
Kathleen Difato says
Oh my gosh that stitched diamond card is so awesome! Now I want/need the die cuts.
So adorable! I love those critters!
Lisa A creations says
Buth of your cards are very cute! Thanks for sharing inspiration!
carol ann says
I’m so ready for Fall! Thanks for getting things rolling with your wonderful art! 🙂
Claudia Gassett says
Love these! Having a hard time choosing a favorite! Welcome fall!
Beverly Jordan says
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!
Your cards are beautiful ! I love the brown background, it makes the other elements of the card pop-up !
Sharon Gullikson says
The diamonds with animals popping out is oh so cute!! The pumpkins look great with them. Nice fall card.
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!
Isabel Z says
I LOVE what you created!!!!
Becky Partan says
I love your watercoloring. I’m not a good colorist, so anything to help is appreciated. Nice cards.
Great video and loved your other cards too!!
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!
Barbara Rokke says
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.
Debbie Rumpza says
I love the blending of colors on your wreath! Beautiful !
Kari Hansen says
Cute cards! Especially love the pumpkins and critters!
Tracy Timm says
Oh for cute is right! I love the pumpkin critters card!!!!
Tracey Magner says
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!!!!!!
Mary G says
I loved the PUMPKIN PATCH CRITTERS CARD – your copic coloring is great!
Look at you popping out those characters!
Susan Green says
Great cards….thanks for sharing.
Arlene D says
A nice and simple way to watercolor! And pretty colors!
Sharon O says
Beautiful wreath on your first card! This is a wonderful release, perfect for all the upcoming events.
Kathy Baids says
Love your pumpkin patch critters card! Clever use of the dies, yet simple.
Karen Judy says
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!
Marjorie Peila says
beautiful! Love the wreath
Shona Austin says
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
Cynthia Cole says
Your Fall cards are adorable!
Joan VanCourt says
Oh, wow, great technique for the wreath. Love both cards.
Denise Kitts-Wadlow says
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!
Stephanie Savidge says
Love those Pumpkin Patch Critters. Cute card!
Jennifer Petersen says
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!
Kim Salito says
What an adorable set.
Natalie Winterstein says
Adorable! I love your cards. That wreath set is a must have!
REBECCA YAHRLING says
Gorgeous ink blending on your wreaths. Those critters, however, are
my favorite. They are just soooo cute!!
Anne Akridge says
Thanks for sharing your ideas. I’m new to this line but excited to maybe win something and give it a try. ?
Melissa Storms says
So cute. I love the little mouse , squirrel and bunny.
Heather Nelson says
Lovely cards! Your ink blending is so pretty! Your bonus card is adorable with those little critters peeking out.
Neha Mahajan says
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.
Teresa Medeiros says
Oh for cute is right!! I’ve always loved your CAS style of scrapbooking and love it equally as much in your cardmaking.
Thanks for sharing, l love that little bunny!
Patricia Flanagan says
Just love your cards. The stamps are adorable. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.
Both cards are lovely, but the critters won my heart. So cute.
Anne Sturgeon says
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.
Janet D. says
Love your card, perfect fall color scheme:!
I loved the way you Colored your wreath – a technique that could definitely be used on other cards. Thanks for sharing with us.
Cindyellen Robinson says
Oh for cute is right!!! I love this release, eh? What versatile stamps!!
Valerie Breingan says
I just love how you made the Stitched diamond windows,very clever.Awesome card.
Patti Bailey says
I absolutely love both of your cards!!!
Stef Perry says
That fall scene card is for sure too cute! Love those adorable critters!
Pam Feurt says
I personally love the autumn wreath stamp and die sets. I enjoy making the wreaths in different ways.
pam Feurt says
I personally love the autumn wreath stamp and die set. So many ways to use it
Lisa Byers says
I love the pumpkin critters, they are adorable. Your card is so cute. Love it!!
Sandi Hofer says
That is a super cute mouse and I love your window card
Annette Pearce says
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.
Mary Lee Makinen says
The cards are lovely. I especially loved the window card.
I love the use of the brown background and how the colored details pop so much! Both cards are lovely. Thank you for sharing!
Karen Martens says
Your relaxed watercoloting is my style. Thanks for a beautiful Fall Card.
Sharon Jones says
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!
Carole Palmiere says
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!
Beverly Kozlowski says
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!!!
Very cute card with the critters, which anyone would love to receive.
Michelle Hackett says
These are both so cute. I just love that little pumpkin patch set.
Loved your card. The wreath turned out beautiful.
Very cute cards with the critters, which anyone would love to receive!
Love the card with the animals and pumpkins. Super cute!
Linda Miltzow says
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 🙂 You did great!
Love the cards! That’s a great way to color the wreath – I’ll have to remember that!
I too love your diamond card. Both are so cute.
Isabel Z says
What a beautiful wreath!
Lauryne Cunningham says
I love your cards! Thank you for reminding us that there is an easier way to color sometimes. You’re wreath card looks great!
Thanks for sharing. New subscriber and love your clean look cards. Love the pumpkin patch card. Sooo cute!
Rose Mary Smalley says
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 doesn’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…..my poor pocket book….LOL…..hugs
Dee Earnshaw says
loving this new release – thanks for the ideas:)
Mona Sen says
Love them both! Haven’t had a chance to watch the video yet, but can’t wait. Thanks for the chance to win!
Anita G Pirkle says
I love the little critters with the pumpkins, and the way you have them peeping out of the die-cuts.
What a cool way to add interest to a card with the diamond shapes. Thanks for sharing.
Suzi Metcalfe says
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!
L. Hall says
Love that rich looking brown cardstock! Velvety looking!
Love your adorable cards!
Karen Roberts says
Love the pumpkins and squirrel. Your Copic coloring looks awesome. Thanks for sharing.
Lisa K says
Loved your video! The pumpkins and squirrel card is adorable. Such fun stamps. Thanks for sharing and brightening my day!
cyndi morris says
I Iove these beautiful, fun cards. Those Pumpkin Patch Critters are so adorable.
Great idea to
Watercoloring the background before embossing and diecutting, instead of coloring all the little details is a great idea!
Marisela Delgado says
Super cute cards
Crafty Math Chick says
I like the gradient rainbow effect of your wreath card and all the critters peeking out from the windows with their pumpkins – such a cute set! Great layout too!
Michele K. Henderson says
I LOVE your fun cards! It’s adorable the way you have the animals peeking out and tucked between the cutouts of the card! Brilliant!
Kirsty Vittetoe says
Great Ideas with great colors!!!!
Meghan Kennihan says
I love the diamond designed card! What great colors and coloring!
Colleen Howell says
Wow, 2 great cards can not decide which one I like best
Keiren Dunfee says
Adorable cards! Thanks for the inspiration as always!
Leanne in Cali says
Love your cards and thanks for your video with great ideas!
Elizabeth Petersen says
Your blending on the wreaths is awesome!
Michelle Tercha says
Really awesome! I love that wreath stamp, and you colored it beautifully. Thank you for a chance to win. Michelle t
Love your cards. The watercolour technique is something I must try
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.
Love both of your beautiful cards! Especially the one with the little critters peeking out! So darn cute! Thanks for the inspiration!
Love the warm fall colors!
The diamond window card is adorable. This release has some fun sets, but my favorite is the leaf Thanks die.
Karen Hale says
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.
Sandra Gibbs says
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!
Susan Rossman says
The critters and the pumpkins are precious. Wonderful coloring..
Jane Sprando says
Thank yo misting you are not a coloring person — me, either! I like your technique!
Diane T. says
Love how you water colored the wreath! Great idea I need to try! Thanks for the inspiration! Such a beautiful card!
Gail Alcorn says
Cute cute cards! Great water color technique! Always loved your simple scrapbook layouts and your cards are great too!
Lindar C says
fantastic cards! I enjoyed your video.
Kim H. says
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!!! ♥
Nancy U says
Great cards and I love the watercolor idea for the wreath. Never would have thought of that. Thank you for the inspiration!
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!
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.
Maureen Reiss says
Fabulous cards!!! I love your diamond critter card!!
Tracey Landt says
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 !
Betty Sue says
Love both cards! You CAN color! You did a great job on the little critters and pumpkins!
Sherry Butcher says
so fun and cute. Thanks for sharing.
Lori Proulx says
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!
Beverly Perdue says
Amazing cards! My favorite is the peek a boo card with the cute little critters and pumpkins!
Karthikha Uday says
Wonderful set of creations!! 🙂
I love your Autumn themed cards!
Patricia Brown says
Love your critters and Autumn wreath cards.
Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.
Laurie Brown says
Beautiful cards!! What fun windows for those super cute critters!!
Love those cute critters popping out of the card openings. Great ideas for Autumn cards.
Debi Vintinner says
You are entertaining and gifted!! Thank you for that!!
Shannon Akin says
You’re a hoot! And that “critters” card really inspired me to re-think cuteness!!! Beautiful… thanks!
Dawn Hastings says
Thank you for the tip. Copic coloring is a bit overwhelming for me right now as well so any new strategies are much appreciated !
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).
Kay Demonbren says
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!
Monia Lisa says
Great creation. Thx for this inspiration 🙂
Teri S. says
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!
susie sonnier says
These critters peaking out from behind the pumpkins…so cute! Love your cards
Mary Holshouser says
Love the gradation of color on the wreath.
The little critters peeking out of the windows
is darling. thanks for sharing
Sue D says
Pretty and cute Autumn cards.
Jennifer Harbal says
I love the pumpkin card. too cute!
Lillian T. says
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!
PARKER LEE says
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!
Viola Leary says
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
Gayle C. says
Great cards..the little critters are adorable. Looks like an awesome release.
Jeanne Beam says
Wonderful cards. Love the wreath!
Thanks so much for sharing…
Love the autumn wreath stamp,the brown paper was perfect with it. So simple — terrific.
Denise Ward says
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. 🙂
Oh my gosh, those little critters and pumpkins are just the cutest thing! And that brown card stock what a great color brown! Can’t resist these!
Tina V says
In response to “oh for cute” … ya, for sure! (said with Minnesota accent). And both cards are super cute. TFS
Cute cards. Thanks for sharing your techniques and the inspiration.
Rosanna H says
Beautiful fall colors. I especially like the wreath card.
eileen bochsler says
Adorable cards. Your wreath is so creative!
Denise Bryant says
I love both cards! The wreath is just beautiful. Great colors! And the critters in the diamond-shaped windows… adorable!!! LOVE it!
Kris in Alaska says
Those little critters are too cute!
Alaine Tanner says
Loved both the cards.
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!!!
Roz R. says
I don’t think I could color all the images either, this is a GREAT idea!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Love your cards, especially the stunning wreath one. Gorgeous stamp set Pretty Pink Posh
Carla Hundley says
Very pretty wreath
card. The windows
are cool with all the
darling critters in them!
Carla from Utah
kathy dumpert says
I really like how you created windows for the critters!
Paula Gentry says
From a certifiable wreath-freak, I love yours! And that mouse!! So sweet!
Kelly B says
Love, love, love everything from this release and both your cards!
Suzann Anderson says
Love your tutorial! Cute cards:)
Terrie D. says
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 🙂
Jeannie F says
Great cards Cathy! I love the critter card. So cute! I haven’t even tried copic coloring, so kudos to you!
Kelsey Thomas says
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! 🙂
Cathy Lillie says
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!
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!
Amy Tsuruta says
Oh how FUN! Love all the colors you used. Such adorable projects! The peek-a-boo critters on the second card are just way too cute.
Such gorgeous autumn colors, I love your creations! That wreath is to die for and your window card is just so adorable!!!
Such a pretty wreath! I love the technique you used for coloring it.
Dana M says
Wonderfully fun and festive cards! Fantastic!
I love the diamond Windows!
Mary-Anne V says
These cards are adorable…sweet images!
Love the wreath!! Such a pretty card even though it is so simply.
Nikki Anderberg says
Great video. Love the coloring for the wreath and the animals in the diamonds are adorable.
Larissa Heskett says
SQUEAL!! LOVING the NEW Release and your AMAZING Creations!! THANKS for the Inspiration and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! <3
Arianna Barbara says
Gorgeous Fall cards!!! Beautiful colors!!!
Kathleen Difato says
Cutest card ever! Love the diamond window card.
Amy See says
Simple and adorable. I just love your design style!
Heather Mills says
Your wreath cards are simple and so pretty! And those little critters are so adorable!!
Heather Mills says
Your wreath card is simple and so pretty! And those critters are so adorable!!
Marjorie DUMONTIER says
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
Paula G says
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!
Cathy Zielske says
Hey Paula! That is so great to hear!!! Congrats, and happy healing to you!