Come see how to create this fall door card made with die cuts that have been inked and assembled for a scene that is so inviting!
As I mentioned in this post, cards with doors on them remain a popular motif and I have made a few that you can see here. It’s so nice to think of the warm feelings you get when you approach the door of a friend’s house and today’s fall door card made with die cuts makes me think about going inside for a hot cup of tea and some friendly chatting!
Today’s card was made with Rubbernecker’s Door with Stone Facade die set, their Fall Door Parts set, and their Classic Grass die for the little lawn. Let me show you the steps so you can recreate this card or use all the different elements however you like on your own projects.
Create a Siding Wall and Make the Die Cut Door
- Use white cardstock to cut an A2 size card base.
- Cut 12 to 14 4.25″ x .50″ strips using white cardstock.
- Apply strips of double stick tape to the back of the strips and begin attaching the first one at the bottom of the base.
- Continue attaching the strips up the base and allow each to overlap the one below it to create the siding affect. Check out the first portion of my Window Card video tutorial to see how I created the siding.
- Use white cardstock to cut the Door with Stone Facade parts.
- Assemble the pieces and attach together using Connect glue.
- Apply Color Fuse Chill ink to the stones and attach them around the door frame using Connect glue.
- Apply touches of Color Fuse Fern, Citrus and Crimson inks to a small piece of Vellum and attach it to the back of the transom window using double stick tape.
- Attach the door to the card base using glossy accents.
The Fall Door Decorative Parts
I used Color Fuse inks to color all the Fall Door Parts and I took a few step by step photos to show how I colored the pumpkins. I used the same technique to color the cattails, leaves and pots. The tiny leaves and pumpkins were embossed with clear embossing. Sadly the embossing doesn’t show well in the photos.
- Use white cardstock to cut out three sections of the Fall Door Parts and black cardstock to cut the two door lights.
- Begin by applying Citrus ink to the pumpkins using a mini applicator.
- Using the side of the mini applicator sponge to apply Apricot ink over the embossed lines of the pumpkin. Pro Tip: Using the side of the applicator allows you to direct the ink just where you want it and not cover the whole die cut.
- Apply Fern ink to the pumpkin stem.
- Place the pumpkins face down on the VersaMark pad and push down for good application.
- Apply ultrafine clear embossing powder.
- Heat the embossing powder to create the shiny coverage.
- In the photo below you can see how the embossing enhances the colors.
- Color the leaves using Fern, Citrus and Crimson ink and emboss using clear embossing powder.
- Create the wreath by attaching the leaves to the wreath base using glossy accents making sure to allow the leaves to overlap each other. Pro Tip: Adhesives don’t stick well to embossed cardstock. When I apply the glossy accents to the back of each leaf, I patiently hold it in place a bit longer than normal for it to dry and attach well.
- Use Color Fuse Fern and Pecan inks and mini applicators to color the cattails and Mocha ink to color the pots.
- Attach the cattails to the back of the pots using glossy accents. I used three sections of cattails for each pot.
- Cut one section of Class Grass using green cardstock.
Finish the Card
- Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the grass section and attach it to the bottom of the card base.
- Color small pieces of Vellum using yellow ink and attach them to the back of the lights.
- Attach the lights to the sides of the card base glossy accents.
- Apply glossy accents to the back of the wreath and attach it to the door.
- Use small pieces of mounting tape to attach the cattail pots to both sides of the door.
- Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the pumpkins and attach them to the scene.
And then for all the everyday items that I use over and over you can check out all my other favorite crafting tools here.
Of course you can decorate your own fall door card made with die cuts of any other elements you love so browse your stash and see how you might incorporate some of your favorite fall items into a card like this.