Fall Leaves and Pumpkins and Halloween Sale

halloween sale 2020

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.

I love making fall cards with a tree with colorful fall leaves and pumpkins around its base.

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.

Handmade cards with colorful fall leaves and pumpkins arranged are so fun to make with die cuts.

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.

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  • 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.

Fall cards featuring colorful die cut fall leaves and pumpkins and an owl in a tree for a classic Fall scene.

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.

 
Nested Rectangle Scallop Die Cut 5028D
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5216-05D Spooky House Die
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5334-07D Owl and Halloween Tree Die
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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5215-06D Apples Pears and Corn Die
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5328-02D Slimline Grass Die
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Flower Stems Die 5147-05D
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #3
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COPIC Various Ink Refill YG95, Pale…
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E47 – Dark Brown, COPIC Sketch Marker
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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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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3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
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Making cards with fall leaves and pumpkins are perfect for both fall and Thanksgiving cards.

Fall Cards Complete With Falling Leaves

Make Fall cards special with falling leaves!

We associate fall with oranges and reds and falling leaves – no matter where we are (I am in Florida!) – so sending fall cards with these elements makes them a classic way to share Autumn greetings with people everywhere. While these cards have lots of details, sometimes making something like this scratches that creative itch and I am sharing all the details so you can try these quintessential fall cards right along with me! You can see lots of fall card inspiration in my Fall Category.

For this card I used the newly released Rubbernecker Owl and Halloween Tree, Jack-o-Lanterns, Tiny Leaves with Acorns #3, along with the Squirrels, Grass, Grass #2, Tabbed Mountains and Rectangle Combo #2 OPC.  I made this card to show easy it is to use the Owl and Halloween Tree and Jack-o-Lanterns into a fall card.  It’s like getting a twofer. Check out the Spooky Halloween Card that I posted yesterday to see these same dies.

One of my fall cards featuring a die cut tree, pumpkins, squirrels and owl and tiny hand colored falling leaves

The Card Base, Frame and Grass

  • Cut an A2 sized card base using white cardstock. Note: you could easily cut the card base using orange cardstock but I like to save my colored cardstock for layering.
  • Cut a 5.50″ x 4.25″ piece of orange cardstock and attach it to the white card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Use white cardstock to cut the 3.75″ x 5.00″ scene background, apply light blue ink using a large blender brush and attach to the card base.
  • Cut one mountain layer and two grass layers using green cardstock.
  • Attach the mountain layer to the scene base using double stick tape.
  • Use brown cardstock to cut the frame layers, turn them face down and attach them together using double stick tape.
  • Attach the two grass layers to the back of the frame using double stick tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape all the way around the back of the frame and attach it to the card base.

The Tree, Leaves and Owl

  • Cut one tree, the owl and acorns using Kraft cardstock and three sets of leaves using white cardstock.
  • Apply brown ink to the tree using a mini applicator.
  • Color the owl using mini applicators and light and dark brown shades of ink. Note:  I use my reverse tweezers to pick up all the small pieces.  I also put the small die cut pieces on the molding pad instead of my desk because I can slip the tip of the tweezers under the die cut piece much more easily than when they are on the flat surface.
  • Assemble the owl pieces and attach them together using glossy accents.
  • Use a brown marker to color the bottom half of the acorns and attach the caps to the bottom using glossy accents.
  • Color the leaves using mini applicators and light green, orange and red inks.
  • Use reverse tweezers to pick up and attach the leaves and acorns to the tree using glossy accents.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the tree, tuck it in behind the mountain layer and attach to the card base.
  • Apply a piece of mounting tape to the back of the owl and attach it directly above the tree limb.

 

An example of fall cards with tiny falling leaves hand colored with inks and arranged over a die cut tree

The Squirrels and Pumpkins

  • Cut the squirrels using white cardstock.
  • Use mini applicators to apply light brown and dark brown ink to color the squirrels. 
  • Cut the pumpkins using yellow cardstock and green cardstock to cut the stems.  Note:  Note: I started with yellow cardstock for the pumpkins so the bright yellow would show as highlights under the shades of orange.
  • Color the pumpkins using mini applicators and light and dark orange ink.
  • Attach the stems to the pumpkins using glossy accents.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the pumpkins and tuck and attach them in behind the grass layers.
  • Cut grass sprigs using green cardstock and fill in and attach them using glossy accents.  Note:  Adding grass sprigs around the pumpkins softens and creates a more natural looking scene.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the squirrels and attach them to the front grass layer.
  • Attach a few falling leaves to the sky area using glossy accents.
  • Add more leaves and acorns to the ground area and attach using glossy accents.

 

fall cards featuring hand colored and die cut falling leaves, pumpkins, squirrels and an owl in a tree for a classic Fall scene

Do you send fall cards? Do you create them using these classic elements or do you have your own twist? I would love to hear!

 
Rectangle Combo #2 OPC Die 5132D
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5334-07D Owl and Halloween Tree Die
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5334-06D Jack-o-lanterns Die
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5334-03D Tiny Leaves w/ Acorns #3
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Chickens/Squirrels Die Cut 5142-03D
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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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5318D Tabbed Mountains Die
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Color Fuse Set #11
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Color Fuse Set #4
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Color Fuse Set #9
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E47 – Dark Brown, COPIC Sketch Marker
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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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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3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
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A Scarecrow Shadow Box Card

I just love how this scarecrow shadow box card turned out and it’s so much easier to create using the new A2 Shadow Box Frame Die from Rubbernecker. No more scoring and cutting and snipping and tweaking and adjusting…..one spin through my die cutting machine and the whole shadow box frame was DONE! I created the scene using the Scarecrow, Cornstalks, Apples, Pears and Corn, Pumpkins and Ivy, Grass, Grass #2 and Birds.

A fun Scarecrow Shadow Box Card with corn and pumkins to create a fall scene.

The Scarecrow Shadow Box Frame and Scene Background

  • Cut the shadow box frame using white cardstock.
  • Cut the 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ scene base using white cardstock.
  • Apply the cloudy sky background using Beachside ink, cloud stencil and a blender brush.
  • Use the Scor-Pal to add deeper score lines on the frame.
  • Fold the frame sides in and use the bone folder to crisp up the crease on each fold.
  • Apply 1/4″ double stick tape on the inside of the wide frame fold layers.
  • Turn the frame face down, and insert the scene base face down in the frame.
  • Remove the tape on both frame flaps, fold and secure the frame flaps closed.
  • Turn the frame face up and push down on the scene layer and secure it in place to the taped frame flaps.
  • Apply 1/4″ double stick to the back of the frame and attach it to the aqua A2 sized card base.
  • Be sure and check out my video showing how to fold and secure the shadow box frame. 

The Scarecrow 

  • Cut the scarecrow using multiple colors of cardstock.
  • Assemble the pieces and attach them together using glossy accents.
  • Cut the crow using black cardstock and attach it to the arms of the scarecrow using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the scarecrow and attach him to the stake.

You can make this Scarecrow Shadow Box Card with its pretty fall scene using die cuts from Rubbernecker

The Pumpkins, Corn and Cornstalks and Crows

  • Cut several pumpkins using yellow cardstock.
  • Color the stems using green ink and a mini applicator.
  • Apply orange ink to the pumpkins using mini applicators.
  • Cut several sections of cornstalks using green cardstock .
  • Hand cut small yellow slivers of cardstock and attach to the back of each cornstalk using glossy accents.
  • Cut birds using black cardstock.
  • Use yellow and green cardstock to cut the corn and husks and attach them together using glossy accents.

Assemble the Scarecrow Shadow Box Scene

  • Cut several grass sections and grass sprigs using green cardstock.
  • Cut the grass sections to fit inside the shadow box frame and one to fit across the front of the frame.
  • Apply double layers mounting tape to the back of the three inside grass sections and layer and attach them inside the frame.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the front grass layer and attach it to the frame.
  • Secure the scarecrow in place behind the front grass layer by attaching three layers of mounting tape to his back and one piece to his arm and attach in the scene.
  • Attach several ears of corn to the back of the grass layer using glossy accents.
  • Gently form the pumpkins with your fringes, apply pieces of mounting tape to the back and attach them in behind the grass layer.
  • Finish the scene by attaching the crows to the frame and back scene layer using small pieces of mounting tape.

This Scarecrow Shadow Box Card featuring a fall scene in a shadow box was created entirely from die cuts

I would for you to check out the Scarecrow Z Fold Card made using these same die cuts.

Here are the product links used for this card.

 
5315D A2 Shadow Box Frame Die
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5216-04D Scarecrow Die
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5215-03D Corn Stalks Die
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5215-06D Apples Pears and Corn Die
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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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Birds Die 5142-05D
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #11
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
E47 – Dark Brown, COPIC Sketch Marker
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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I had so much fun making this scarecrow shadow box card with all the fall die cuts from Rubbernecker.  I have lots of ideas in my head for using this time saving Shadow Box Frame die.  What kinds of cards are you looking forward to making using it? The possibilities are endless.

A Slimline Fall Card To Welcome The Season

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

Be sure and check out the Rubbernecker Slimline Pre-Sale and get first dibs on the 15 new slimline dies.

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
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
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.

Card Making Details That Add LOTS of Interest

Today I wanted to share some of the card making details I like to use to really make a project pop. Sometimes it is small things that make all the difference and once you know what they are, you can apply these details to many of your projects bringing them to a new level of awesome!

For today’s card I used the Rubbernecker Winter Tree, Tiny Leaves, Chickens/Squirrels, Grass and Grass #2,

Several card making details shown on a autumn card with dimensional leaves, a popped up layer and hand colored squirrels

The Scene Layer

Creating a scene on a popped up layer is one of my favorite ways to add interest and dimension to my cards.  I could have created this same scene on the card base and it would have been fine but I think this looks far more interesting.

  • Cut an A2 card base and a 4.75″ x 3.50″ rectangle layer using white cardstock.
  • Apply light blue ink to the rectangle layer using a large blender brush. Note:  I didn’t take the blue sky color all they way out to the borders of the scene layer.  I wanted the blue to fade away and leave the white borders.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scene layer and attach it to the card base.

The Tree and Leaves

Popping the tree up on the scene layer is much more interesting than attaching it flat to the surface.  Forming the leaves slightly rather than using them flat makes them to appear far more realistic.

  • 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.
  • Place the small leaves face up on a molding and gently push down in the center of each leaf with the leaf tool.
  • Attach several leaves to the tree branches using glossy accents. 

A dimensional fall card with squirrels and shaped leaves in an oak tree showing card making details

The Grass and Squirrels

  • Cut the grass layer using green cardstock.
  • Use white cardstock to cut the squirrels.
  • Use mini applicators to apply a light tan layer of ink to the body of the squirrels and then apply darker shades of brown and orange to the tail and upper body.

Assemble the Scene

  • Apply a rope of rolled up double stick tape to the back of the tree trunk and branches and attach it to the scene layer.  Note:  A thin rope of adhesive using double stick tape is perfect to use to attach thin die cut layers like the tree or thin alphabet die cuts.  It’s so much easier than trying to cut thin strips of mounting tape.

double stick tape 2

  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the grass section and attach it to the scene.
  • Use touches of glossy accents to attach a few falling leaves to the sky area and to the grass.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the squirrels and attach one to the tree top and two on the grass layer.

Several card making details are shown using a fall themed card with shaped leaves and a popped up layer

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.

 
Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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Chickens/Squirrels Die Cut 5142-03D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #4
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Color Fuse Set #11
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Here are the other tools and supplied used.

 
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Now that YOU know a couple of my “secret” card making details how will you use them? Let me know – I love to know how I have inspired you!  Check out my Fall Category for more inspiration.   Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Make Some Happy Fall Greeting Cards!

Fall cards don’t all have to be just brown and gold and red – I made some Happy Fall greeting cards for my friends using some bright colors and I really like how they turned out. Some people just really do love the fall and saying “Happy Fall!” to them will make their day!  For this card I used the Nested Scallop w/ Half Holes, Pumpkins and Ivy, Sloped Fence #5, Stitched Hills, Grass #2Leaves and Greenery, Tiny Flower Buds and Small Birds.

happy fall greeting cards featuring die cut autumn elements arranged in a charming scene

The Scene Base, Fence and Grass Layer

  • Cut the A2 card base, scallop layer and two fence sections using white cardstock.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the grass layer and then cut it again with the scalloped die to create a matching border.
  • Mask off the edges of the white layer and apply blue ink with a blender brush to create the sky background.
  • Cut one fence section in half and attach the two sections to the sides of the full fence section using glossy accents.
  • Trim off the end fence sections to fit the scene and attach it to the scene base using small pieces of mounting tape.
  • Apply a strips of mounting tape to the back of the grass layer and attach it to the card base.

happy fall greeting cards made using card stock die cuts layered to create a fall scene with pumpkins, vines and blossoms

The Pumpkins, Flowers, Foliage and Birds

  • Cut the pumpkins and tiny flowers using yellow cardstock and the foliage and grass sprigs using green cardstock.
  • Color the pumpkins using mini applicators and orange and brown ink. 
  • Use a mini applicator to apply orange ink to the tiny flowers and form them using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
  • Attach the tiny flowers to the long foliage sections using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the pumpkins in behind the grass layer and attach using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the ivy sections and flower stems to the scene.
  • Tuck the grass sprigs in behind the grass section and attach using glossy accents.
  • Finish by attaching the birds using small pieces of mounting tape.

One of my happy fall greeting cards I made using die cuts and ink from Rubbernecker stamps

These Happy Fall greeting cards can be used lots of different ways, too. Add a specific greeting inside and you have a perfectly seasonally suited card for just about any occasion!  Check out my Fall Card category to see lots of other pretty fall cards.

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.

 
5320D Nested Scallop w/ Half Holes
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5215-05D Pumpkins and Ivy Die
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5314-05D Sloped Fence #5 Die
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5173-01D Stitched Hills Die Cut
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5309-04D Leaves and Greenery Die
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Here are the other tools and supplies used.

 
Twins, Judikins Eclipse
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

I hope you pull out your fall dies and start making happy fall greeting cards of your own.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.