Make some Fall greeting cards that really FEEL like Fall!
I have to say that I DO love making Fall greeting cards – the colors are bold and bright and the images are lovely. While it can feel a little sad to say goodbye to summer, making cards like these really cheers me up! Thanks to some dies with lots of pretty details, I was able to bring this scene to life and even though it definitely feels like Fall, I think there’s something warm and sweet about it.
The Frame and Card Base
- Cut an A2 sized card base using light blue cardstock.
- Use orange cardstock to cut the rectangle frame.
- Cut two hills sections using green cardstock.
- Use black cardstock to cut one fence section, cut in half and two fence posts.
- Apply strips of rolled up double stick tape to the back of the fence posts.
- Attach the fence posts to the end of the fence sections using glossy accents.
- Apply double stick tape to the lower sides and bottom of the back of the frame and attach the fence sections.
- Apply double stick tape to the back of the frame, attach the second grass section and attach the frame to the card base.
The Tree and Fall Leaves
- Use woodgrain cardstock to cut two tree sections.
- Color the trees using a wet baby wipe and brown ink and heat dry with a heat gun. Pro Tip: Adhesive doesn’t like to stick to damp ink on cardstock.
- Cut a couple sections of leaves using white cardstock.
- Color the leaves using mini applicators and red, orange and green ink. The picture below show me coloring larger leaves using this same technique. I thought they would show off better what I’m doing.
- Start by applying spots of green and red on each leaf.
- Apply orange ink to fill in the remaining white spot on the leaf.
- Use the applicator to light touch the orange ink over the red and green to create the fall leaf colors.
- Form the leaves using the leaf tool and molding pad.
- Pick up the leaves using tweezers and attach them to the branches using glossy accents.
- Apply a strip of mounting tape to the tree trunk and tiny pop dots behind the leaves, tuck the tree in behind the fence and attach to the card base.
- Cut branches off the second tree and attach them to the right corner of the frame.
- Apply shimmer to all the leaves using an aqua shimmer pen.
Lamp Post and Fall Leaf Wreath
- Use black cardstock to cut the lamp post and vellum cardstock to cut the lamp shades.
- Color the vellum shades using an orange marker and attach them to the back side of the lamps using glossy accents.
- Apply a thin strip of mounting tape to the back of the lamp post and small pieces of tape to the back of the lamps.
- Tuck the lamp post in behind the front grass section and attach it to the card base.
- Punch out a small circle using green cardstock, cut the center out using snips and attach the two ends back together using glossy accents to create the tiny wreath base.
- Attach the leaves to the wreath base using glossy accents.
- Apply glossy accents to the back of the wreath and attach it to the lamp post.
The Pumpkins, Flower and Grass Sprigs
- Use bright yellow cardstock to cut the pumpkins.
- Use orange and rust ink and mini applicators to color the pumpkins sections.
- Attach the pumpkins pieces together using glossy accents.
- Use green cardstock to cut foliage sections.
- Attach the foliage sections to the back of the two large pumpkins using glossy accents.
- Cut the flowers using light mustard cardstock, form them using a small tipped stylus and molding pat.
- Attach the flowers to the foliage using glossy accents.
- Attach tiny gold circles to the center of each flower using glossy accents. Pro Tip: I used a piece of gold metallic cardstock to cut a border edge of an eyelet die to use for the flower centers.
- Attach a piece of mounting tape to the back of each pumpkin and attach them to the card base.
I have so much fun making fall greeting cards with all these little details. Check out my Slimline Fall Card and Fall Tree and Window Card to a couple cards made using the fall tree, leaves and pumpkins if you would like to see more inspiration.
Do you send Fall greeting cards? I love making ones like these to which I can add any greeting later – try out making some that strike your fancy and then you will have your own little works of art to send!
I love to make fall greeting cards.