We celebrate fall with trees full of colorful fall leaves and pumpkins and a cooling relief from the hot summer heat. Sadly for me, we get no fall colors and cooler weather here in Florida so I enjoy making fall cards and enjoy my memories of how beautiful fall was where I grew up in West Virginia. I have made lots of falls cards over the years and you can see them in my Fall Category.
To make this card I used two Halloween die sets, Spooky House and Owl and Halloween Tree and modified them to create my pretty fall scene. I used the Nested Rectangle Scallop for the scene base and filled the scene using the new Slimline Grass, Apples, Pears and Corn Set (pumpkins), Tiny Leaves, Flower Stems and Tiny Flower Buds.
Check out the Rubbernecker Halloween and Fall Sale Category to see all the dies and stamps on sale. I am especially excited that the fall and Halloween dies are all 15% off.
The Scene Base
- Use white cardstock to cut the A2 sized card base.
- Cut the scalloped layer using white cardstock and the largest die in the nested set.
- Use green cardstock to cut the grass sections and cut again using the nested die to create matching scallop borders.
- Mask the scalloped edges of the scene base, apply light blue ink using a large blender brush and then remove the tape.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scene base and attach it to the card base.
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back grass layer and attach it to the scene base.
- Use a strip of mounting tape to attach the front grass layer.
The Owl and Tree
- Cut the tree using tan cardstock and apply brown ink using a mini applicator and then light wipe with a wet baby wipe to smooth out the color.
- Use tan, dark brown and mustard cardstock to cut the owl.
- Assemble and attach the pieces together using glossy accents. Note: I placed the small owl parts on my molding pad and used my reverse tweezers to pick them up. The spongy surface of the molding pad allows you to slip the tweezers under the small pieces making it lots easier than trying to pick them off your hard work surface.
- Cut the tiny leaves using green, orange, mustard and dark red cardstock.
- Place the leaves on the molding pad, gently form them with the leaf tool and attach them to the tree branches using glossy accents.
- Attach the owl back of the branch and the feet to the front of the branch branch using glossy accents.
The Not So Spooky House
- Cut the house using tan cardstock.
- Color the roof sections, door and windows using a dark brown marker.
- Use a dark red marker to color the tiny bricks and chimney top.
- Attach the roof sections and chimney top to the house using rolled up strips of double stick tape.
- Cut the porch roof section of the house using tan cardstock, trim it, color it with the dark brown marker and attach using rolled up double stick tape.
- Attach the tiny bricks and windows to the house using glossy accents.
- Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the house, tuck it in behind the front grass section and attach to the scene base.
The Pumpkins, Foliage and Flowers
- Cut the apples and pear using orange cardstock. Note: I used the apples and pears to make pumpkins so they would fit the scale of the house and tree.
- Color the pumpkins using a mini applicator and orange ink.
- Use a green marker to color the stems.
- Cut the foliage stems using green cardstock and the tiny flowers using yellow cardstock.
- Use a mini applicator to apply a light shade of orange to the tiny flowers and form them using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
Finish the Scene
- Apply double strips of mounting tape to the back of the tree limbs, tuck the tree in behind the front grass layer and attach to the scene base. Note: I used double thickness of mounting tape so it would stand away from the scene base and would allow the branches to appear hanging over the house roof.
- Tuck the pumpkins in behind the front grass layer and attach using small pieces of mounting tape.
- Tuck the foliage stems around the pumpkins and grass borders and attach using glossy accents.
- Finish by attaching tiny flowers to the foliage branches and attaching two leaves and a tiny flower to the front door using glossy accents.
It was so much fun creating this scene with the fall leaves and pumpkins. I like finding more ways to use my dies and the Spooky House and Owl and Halloween Tree are easy to serve double duty. Check out my Halloween Category to see all of my Halloween themed cards. And if you have Fall and Halloween items on your wish list you will definitely want to check out the Rubbernecker Halloween Sale.
Making cards with fall leaves and pumpkins are perfect for both fall and Thanksgiving cards.