Hi there – today I am sharing a slimline fall card that can be used for any occasion. The simplicity of the tree and pumpkins allows you to add any message and the extra details make it something truly special. Read more to get the details!  To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Slimline Solid Deckle, Winter Tree, Picket Fence, Pumpkins and Ivy, Grass, Grass #2 and Small Birds.

A vertical slimline fall card featuring a tall tree with shaped leaves and a pumpkin patch all created using die cuts

The Card Base, Deckle Layer and Grass

  • Use white cardstock to cut an 8.50″ x 7.00″ card base and score lengthwise at 3.50″.
  • Cut a teal layer 3.25″ x 8.24″ and attach it to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Use white cardstock to cut the deckle layer.
  • Apply masking tape around the edges of the deckle layer.
  • Use a blender brush andblue ink to apply the cloudy blue sky background to the scene base.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the deckle layer and attach to the teal card base.
  • Cut four strips of grass using green cardstock and cut them using the deckle die to create matching edges.
  • Attach the first grass layer about one third the way up the scene layer using ATG adhesive.
  • Continue adding the grass layers using ATG adhesive to cover the bottom of the scene.

A slimline fall card showing off a die cut tree with shaped paper leaves and hand colored die cut pumpkins

The Tree and Leaves

  • Cut the tree using Kraft cardstock and the leaves using white cardstock.
  • Color the tree by swiping the brown ink pad directly over the cardstock and then wipe with a wet baby wipe to smooth the color. 
  • Use mini applicators to apply green, red and orange ink to each tiny leaf.  Note:  It may seem like coloring each leaf is a tedious step but I think it is well worth the effort.  I could have cut the leaves out using red, orange and green cardstock but it never looks as natural as the multi colored leaves.
  • Form the leaves by placing them face up on a molding pad and gently push down in the center of each leaf with the leaf tool.
  • Attach several leaves to the tree branches using glossy accents. 

The Pumpkins, Fence and Birds

  • Cut the pumpkins using yellow cardstock and the foliage using green cardstock.
  • Use mini applicators to apply orange ink and touches of brown ink to the pumpkins.
  • Cut the picket fence using Kraft cardstock and color using brown ink applied with a wet baby wipe.
  • Cut the small birds using yellow cardstock and color them using a mini applicator and orange ink.

Assemble the Slimline Fall Card

  • Cut the pickets off the fence, apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the fence, turn the bottom side up and attach it to the scene base.  Note:  I wanted the fence to look like an old country fence so I used the bottom of the fence instead of the top picket edge.
  • Attach a rope of rolled up double stick tape to the back of the tree trunk and large branches and attach it to the scene.

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  • Gently form the pumpkins with your fingers, apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of each and tuck them in behind the grass layers.
  • Tuck the grass sprigs and pumpkin shoots around the pumpkins and attach using glossy accents.
  • Attach a few falling leaves to the sky area and several to the ground area using glossy accents.
  • Apply tiny pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach to the scene.

using all die cuts, a slimline fall card featuring a paper tree with shaped leaves and inked pumpkins

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Here are the Rubbernecker products I used to make this card.

 
5322-05D Slimline Solid Deckle Die
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Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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Picket Fence Die Cut 5152-01D
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5215-05D Pumpkins and Ivy Die
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Color Fuse Set #4
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Color Fuse Set #11
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Color Fuse Set #9
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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I invite to come back often because whenever I come up with a new slimline fall card idea, you know I will share it!  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.