Fall leaves are the prettiest. Autumn is all about earth tones. The subtle shimmer of rich earth-toned metallics reminds me of Autumn at its richest and most beautiful.
We are two days into the Autumn season and its time to begin reflecting on the past year as everything starts to turn into gorgeous bursts of color before the fade out and plunge into cold and snow. At least that’s what happens to the weather where I live!
I created this card using a beautiful die set. The veining in the leaves from the dies give the leaves a realistic, beautiful, textured dimensional look. The leaves were die cut from metallic cardstock in antique gold and cooper. I adhered the leaves to the card with glue dots placed down the center of each leaf. Afterwards, I bent the sides of each leaf to add some pop-up dimension. The metallic cardstock was thick enough to hold the bending of the leaves without any problem. The sentiment and the die cut of the word ‘Fall’ provide an additional touch of memories of Autumn’s past.
Hope you like this project. Have a great day and enjoy the nature’s colors all around you!
Supplies used to make this project:
Stamps: Neat & Tangled: Hello Fall Stamp Set (sentiment).
Dies: My Favorite Things Die-namics: Falling Leaves die set (leaves cut from metallic cardstock); Neat & Tangled: Hello Fall die set (word “Fall” and shadow for the word): My Favorite Things Die-namics: Wonky Stitched Square STAX die set (second largest square from the set).
Inks: Catherine Pooler Inks: Over Coffee (stamped sentiment);
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink: Dark Chocolate (for the card front) and Rustic Cream (for the sentiment square); Die-cut leaves were cut from Stardream Antique Gold cardstock and metallic copper (brand unknown). Word “Fall” was die-cut from the metallic copper cardstock.
Fall is arriving in a few days!
Even though, the weather still says Summer, it’s time to start making Autumn-themed cards. This card was made using the cute Autumn Wreath stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh. I love this set and all the whimsical images.
The wreath stamp is full of cute details so you can color to your heart’s content. I stamped the wreath with a Copic-friendly ink used my favorite coloring medium, Copic markers in an array of greens, brown, warm yellows and oranges to make the wreath pop on the white cardstock. then die-cut the wreath with its coordinating die. I also die cut another wreath from fun foam and adhered it to the back of the colored wreath before adhering the entire wreath piece to the front of the card. This gave the wreath added dimension.
Hope you like this project. Have a great day!
Supplies used to make this project:
Stamps: Pretty Pink Posh: Autumn Wreath stamp set (both the wreath and the sentiment).
Dies: Pretty Pink Posh: Autumn Wreath coordinating die set (for the wreath die).
Inks: Versafine Pigment Ink in Onyx Black (for sentiment); Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black (Copic-friendly) (for wreath image).
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# for stamping the wreath; Papertrey Ink: Terracotta Tile for the card front; Neenah Solar White 110# for the card base.
Copic Markers: Flower images (there are 2 of them): YR24; Berries: R46: Round Berry Plants: YR09 for berry and YG25 for tiny leaves; Oak leaf shapes: Y35 and Y38; Oval leaf shapes: YG25, Y21 blended; Striped leaves YR38 (top) and YR09 bottom and blend with Y38; Mushrooms: E17 and E34; Acorns: Y38 (top) and E17 (bottom).
Please note that I added tiny dots with a fine black artist ink pen to the mushrooms and lines underneath the mushroom cap for gills. I also added crisscross lines to the tops of the acorns with the same fine black artist ink pen.