Thursday, September 16, 2021

Fall Cards Need Layers

Today we are talking about fall cards. I have my own to share and I'm also participating in a blog hop - so when you click through the list you'll get to see lots of other great fall cards too!  

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. I love all the colors and texture that happens as leaves change in the fall and return to earth.  

Today I have 2 fall cards for you to compare as we talk about the texture and color of fall. Both cards feature some die cut leaves as a base layer for the punched Daisies. It is so useful having coordinated product like the Daisy Lane stamp set for the detail on the flower petals and then a Daisy Punch to create the pieces for layering.  The leaves are also part of a bundle: the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle

Fall card made with Stampin'UP! Gorgeous Leaves dies, Daisy Lane stamp set and Daisy Punch

Do you like the shine on the detail maple leaf? 
It was cut from copper foil
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 Here's the color combo for this card - all set on an Early Espresso base

 Color is only 1 aspect of a fall card There's lots of depth and texture too. This card has the shine from the copper foil and from the Shimmery ribbon
It also has both physical depth with all the layers and also visual depth with the pattern on the print paper. 
BTW: if you're looking for a good versatile paper pack with lots of neutrals and natural imagery - great for a variety of occasions including masculine cards, then check out the patterns in the In Good Taste paper pack.  I use this on a lot of different cards and I'm already on my 2nd pack.

Look closely at the brown leaves in these two pictures. Here's a trick for adding more texture . . . wrinkle and crumple the paper and sponge over it with ink or Versamark.
Fall card made with Stampin'UP! Gorgeous Leaves dies, Daisy Lane stamp set and Daisy Punch

Another technique often found on fall cards is "stamping off". Check out the inside of the card . . . by stamping full strength on the bottom leaf and then stamping twice more going up and rotating the stamp you can create the look of a falling leaf.

Fall card made with Stampin'UP! Gorgeous Leaves stamps

The first card above had the shimmery ribbon and flat leaves. This second image shows the card without the ribbon but it has the crumpled leaves. . . . Let me know in the comments if you like it better with or without the ribbon and what you think of crinkling the leaves.
Fall card made with Stampin'UP! Gorgeous Leaves dies, Daisy Lane stamp set and Daisy Punch


Is your brain full of ideas for colors and textures? Would you like to see some other great fall projects?  Check out the next stop on today's Autumn Themed Blog Hop

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Thanks for stopping by today, I do hope I've inspired you to get out your craft supplies and go make something INKcredible!

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Ginny D said...

Great cards and like the crumpled leaves!

JH Stamping Studio said...

I’ve seen this on Pinterest, really love it. Great job.

Mo Rootes said...

Such a pretty card Katie, love it x

Alison Primmer-Bradley said...

Beautiful Card ❤️

Crafty Karen Designs said...

Lovely x