Hi there! This post focuses on a set of fall cards, which can be easily adjusted to fit any occasion. In my case, I left the outside free of a sentiment and stamped a thank you sentiment on the inside; but I also think a simple banner on the front, with any type of sentiment would be nice for just about any occasion.
To start, I chose Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest stamp set to pair with the 6”x6” Echo Park A Perfect Autumn paper pad.
I stamped out some pumpkins, crows, and scarecrows with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto some Recollections 65 lb. kraft cardstock. With the help of my cat Bean, I colored the images with my alcohol markers to coordinate with the patterned papers.
I then used my Scan ‘N Cut to cut out the images and lined the edges with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker.
Once the images were colored, I chose the patterned papers and decided to layer them on some Kraft cardstock as well. I cut three A2 card panels out of the Kraft, measuring 4.25”x5.5” and added a different patterned paper to each panel, measuring 4”x5.25”.
Coloring on the kraft cardstock kept my images on the darker side so when thinking of how I wanted this card to come together, I knew I wanted to incorporate a bright, but soft autumn sky. To achieve that, I made a stencil by cutting a curved line out of some scrap cardstock and used Distress Ink in the colors Shabby Shutters and Scattered Straw. I then alternated between the two colors and blended them with a foam blending tool.
To create the focal panel, I took the ink blended sky and cut it down into approximately 4”x2.75” rectangles. In order to complete the scene, I used some brown knit patterned paper from a Ms. Sparkle & Co. paper pad and stitched hillside borders from Lawn Fawn to create the ground. I then arranged my images and glued them down with Tombow Mono Liquid Glue.
Before I glued the focal panel down, I matted it to a 4.25”x3” kraft cardstock rectangle, and then centered that onto the main A2 sized panel.
I finished off the inside with the “Many thanks” sentiment from the Happy Harvest stamp set.
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