A Clean and Simple Handmade Fall Card!

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This stunning clean and simple handmade Fall card is perfect for any occasion and great for batch making!

If you are planning some kind of Fall get together and need a stack of cards to serve as invitations or thank you notes, this clean and simple handmade Fall card might just be the answer to your prayers. It’s also a perfect all occasion card since any greeting popped on the front will suit the fresh design, accentuated with just a few pops of Autumn color.

Let’s check out some of the highlights and then you can pop over to Kittie’s original post to see how to make this beauty.

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First, Kittie used a simple reverse masking technique to add a bold sunset to her background by blending some Color Fuse Inks from Set #1, Set #2 and some touches of Set #4 to create that warm glow. Then she layered some white on white die cuts made with our Deckle Hills and Winter Tree dies.

For those gently falling leaves, Kittie used our Tiny Leaves die to cut a slew of little shapes and then colored them with more of the same shades in her sun plus touches from Color Fuse Set #3 for the browns and Set #10 and Set #11 for those peeps of green. NOTE: Kittie made the original version of this card years ago, before our Fabulous Color Fuse Inks were born and says that when she makes this card now, these are the shades that work so beautifully with this design.

PRO TIP: If you are batch making this card, you can pre-color the card stock you will use to cut your leaves. Just remember the smaller the die cut detail, the smaller the scale your coloring needs to be. So when blending your inks over your to-be-cut card stock, use a smaller tool and blend in smaller areas of color.

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Then all you have to do is add your layers using dimensional adhesive to build your depth. One of the very best tips Kittie has shared with us is how to pop up those skinny elements, like the tree branches. She rolls up glue dots or double sided tape to make a super sticky, slightly thicker and perfectly skinny adhesive. Genius, right?

Then you can just use your favorite liquid glue to pop those itty bitty leaves over the scene and your card(s) are ready to WOW!

Here are the items other than the linked Color Fuse Sets that Kittie used to make this knockout of a Fall card:

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Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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Rubbernecker Blog 5162-04D-2T
5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Nested Circle Die Cut Set 5002D
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How would you decorate this clean and simple handmade Fall card? With the same leaves? Different colors? Maybe some apples? You can add any element to this white on white look and have a true winner!

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