August 27, 2017
I decided it was time to clean out a few of my scraps of patterned papers again. Now that fall is almost here, I’m in the mood to make fall themed cards. Today, I made 10 cards with the same basic design. I also used up quite a lot of my Lawn Fawn patterned paper scraps. I love how even though each card is the same design, they all look so different based on which paper collection I choose to use.
Close up of Water Color trees: I had some left over water color paper from the Halloween Dog Card sets that I couldn’t let go to waste. So I pared it with plain card stock to create these cards.
All four water color cards
Close Up: Perfectly Plaid Trees
Perfectly Plaid Trees
Close Up of Let’s Polka Trees
Let’s Polka Trees
Close Up of Sweater Weather Trees
Sweater Weather Trees
Size: Horizontal top fold A2 cards
Extra Details: I began all of these cards by die cutting some large cross stitched rectangles. I chose blue papers for the sky. I did not have a blue from the Sweater Weather Collection, so I choose the leaf and acorn paper instead. I only had one sheet of the Sweater Weather paper and the Perfectly Plaid paper, so I cut them in half so I could have two cards. I used browns or greens to cut the trees. I made two tree hillsides form each cross stitched rectangle. Then I used a variety of papers to create the leafy parts of the trees. I also cut out some banners form the patterned papers.
Then, I began assembling the cards. I adhered the tree hillside to the sky pieces. Then, I added in the leafy parts with liquid glue. The Sweater Weather and Perfectly Plaid scenes ended up slightly smaller because I had cut the sky paper in half.
I used colored pencils to add some color to the hill in background. I am glad I did this; it helped to add some contrast between the hill layers.
I adhered the scenes to card bases using strong double sided tape. The Sweater Weather and Perfectly Plaid scenes were added to kraft card bases. I used white card bases for everything else.
I had some trouble with the sentiments. I wanted to use the tiny Hello Fall from Ready Set Shake. However, it got lost on the patterned papers. So I cut smaller banners from velum and gold embossed the sentiment on them. I layered the velum on the patterned banners and then adhered them to the cards.
At the very end, I added some white clouds to the water color cards. I felt the sky section on those cards were just too plain.
I love how these all turned out and I cannot wait to mail them out.
Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ready Set Shake and Into the Woods
Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Stitched Tree Borders, and Everyday Sentiment Banners
Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka in the Dark, Let’s Bokeh in the Snow, Let’s Polka, Perfectly Plaid Rainbow, and Sweater Weather papers
Ink: Versa Mark
Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink
Hope you enjoyed the cards!