The maple trees out front of our house are turning rich hues of red, gold and orange and the leaves are just starting to fall off the trees. As the leaves start to pile up with acorns, twigs and morning dew it inspired me to see how you can take fall colors and shapes to make a basic card design and see how to amp it up with a few additions and color changes.
The stamps and dies used are from the ‘Colorful Seasons’ and ‘Rooted in Nature’ sets. (Look for future posts on using these sets for holiday cards and stretching your $$$.)
Start with an A2 cardstock card base in ‘Crumb Cake’ and layer a vine die cut from the ‘Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut’ specialty paper.
Stamp and fussy cut the tree round from ‘Rooted in Nature’ set and ‘Very Vanilla’ card stock. Then stamp and die cut the maple leaf from the ‘2019-2021 In-Color’ card stock pack. Attach all pieces to card front. Add your sentiment (popped up with ‘Dimensionals’) and there you have a card easy to make and jumping into fall.
To amp up your card with a bit of shine and texture die cut the maple leaf outlines with ‘Copper’ foil paper and layer on top of the solid-colored maple leaves.
Finish with a wrap and bow using the ‘Copper’ trim. Try playing with the base card color for a whole different look
Another option would be to emboss maple leaves and either layer under a copper leaf or attach as is.
These leaves were colored and embossed with clear powder then embossed a second time with sprinkles of ‘Gold’ Stampin’ emboss powder and melt a second time.
You could stop here but again play with color. Instead of a crumb cake base swap it out for a ‘Pretty Peacock’ A2 base and then layer the crumb cake on top if you want. So many options…..play away.
This second card has layers much like the first. the more you add and pop up with dimensionals the better it looks!
There you have it. A card design that can be as simple or detailed as you want it.
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