Watercolored Autumn Thank You Cards

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You can make a stack of these autumn thank you cards and have them on hand all season!

This month we are featuring projects that express gratitude and these autumn thank you cards are so perfect for the fall season. Annie says “I love to create Thanksgiving cards that are simple and warm.  The sketched look of the Fall Pumpkins Stamp Set was perfect for some faux no-line watercoloring using markers”.  Let’s get Annie’s tips on how to make this gorgeous card!

First, to create that beautiful hand painted look, Annie applied color from her water based markers directly to the stamps from our new Fall Pumpkins set. PRO TIP: Use the side of the brush end to apply to color more evenly. Annie then pressed the stamps into some watercolor paper and using a slightly damp brush, “pulled” some of the color out of the lines to create that beautiful shading. Annie suggests to use just enough water on your brush to create that watercolor painted look but be sure to leave some of the original line art for the details. PRO TIP: Stamp one element on a piece of scrap watercolor paper and practice a little to learn what works the best for you. When everything colored and dry (they shouldn’t be all that wet!), she cut the images out with our coordinating dies.

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Next, Annie cut a piece of kraft card stock with our Organic #1 Cover die and adhered it over a card front sized piece of mustard card stock with liquid glue. Annie says she chose this specific die because she wanted to add some visual interest in the background but didn’t want to introduce anything that would compete with the softer finish of her focal elements. This die is turning out to be another LBD – little black dress – element because it can go with anything anywhere for any reason – as with this very different card, too! Annie adhered these layers to her card base with some adhesive tape.

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Annie stamped a sentiment from our Kittie Says Phrases #1 set onto a scrap of white card stock with an olive green ink and then die cut it using the smallest die from our Inside Scallop Nested die set.

She then arranged her beautiful watercolored elements over the card front and when she liked what she saw, she adhered them using liquid glue and varying thicknesses of foam tape for lots of dimension. She then popped her sentiment in the upper left corner with some foam squares and this card was ready to delight someone special!

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This card is just so pretty and autumnal with its gorgeous fall colors and that lovely harvest theme. Here’s what you will want to have from our shop to make these cards at home:

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You know, when we really look at these autumn thank you cards, we also see a fantastic Thanksgiving card! You can easily make a stack of these doing the different steps at different times. What better way to let people know how much they mean to you – especially during times like these – during a time when we are expressing our gratitude for all our blessings?

 

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