These handmade Autumn greeting cards have the perfect sunny glow and the dies do almost all the work!
As you know, this month we are celebrating all things Fall and today’s card idea from Annie has a lovely classic look. There’s something comforting and cozy about handmade Autumn greeting cards and this one gives us all the warm feels. In her own words, Annie shares her inspiration – “this bright and colorful card recreates my favorite scene like a postcard”.
We agree! Let’s get into the making!
To start, die cut white card stock with our Baskets die, Apples Pears and Corn die and our Pumpkins and Ivy die. Using your favorite medium – Annie used her Tombow ABT Pro Markers – color in your die cuts. Emphasize your shading to add lots of dimension.
Next, cut a piece of white card stock to 4″ X 5 ¼” and using Custard, Apricot and Pumpkin Color Fuse Ink from Sets #1 and #2, blend ink over the panel with a blending brush to create that warm glow of a Fall sun, with the darkest shades at the top, working down to the lightest shade at the bottom.
To add a textural element, run this panel through your die cutting machine with our Diamond Pierced Cover die. While you are at it, use our Rectangle Combo OPC #4 die to cut a piece of kraft card stock. Use the second largest frame for this project and tuck the others with the die to use in the future. Adhere the frame to your inked panel with dimensional adhesive.
Stamp your sentiment – Annie chose one from our Splatter Leaves set – onto white card stock with brown ink – Annie used VersaFine Clair Pinecone – and trim down.
Add your inked panel to your card base and then add your decorative elements using a variety of dimensional adhesives to build more dimension. Pop your sentiment up in the corner and admire your card!
Here are the items you want to have to make this fabulous Fall card:
We just love the whole vibe from this idea for handmade Autumn greeting cards and are scanning our stash to see what other fall elements we can use to change this up. How about you – what would be on YOUR Fall card?