This awesome handmade card for fall combines many of my favourite things. Punches, dies, background stamps, watercolour, ribbon and embossing! Actually this is probably more elements than I’ve used in a long time. 😧

So while it certainly doesn’t fall into the quick and easy category, you’ll want to give this one a try since it’s so knockout pretty.

There are many things I love about this card. But what do you notice first?

  • The multiple layers of dies and punches?
  • The mix of subtle and classic colours?
  • The tone on tone buffalo check background?
  • The delicate yet bright watercoloured floral pieces?
  • Or the gorgeous mix of brush and plain sentiment?

Whichever one stands out for you, they marry perfectly here. Let me tell you about each of those elements.

Handmade Card for Fall

Multiple Layers of Dies and Punches

There are two different dies to create our focal point. The Stitched Shapes medium circle and the beautiful Stitched Label dies in So Saffron. I just love how the So Saffron frames the circle beautifully and the stitching ties the two together perfectly.

Mix of Subtle and Classic Colours

I started with my main colour of Sahara Sand first. This light grey-tan is one of my favourite neutrals. Everything looks great with it!

Then I choose my detail colours: Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Calypso Coral accented with Mossy Meadow leaves. Every part of the painted floral arrangement is echoed with a punch embellishment behind the label.

Tone on Tone Buffalo Check Background

I love the subtlety of this look. While we could have settled for a plain card front, the dark check adds that little extra oomph! to your design.

If you haven’t tried a background stamp before, this is one you will absolutely love. I guarantee it. In fact, if you don’t love it, I’ll buy it back from you! 😉

Watercoloured Floral Pieces

You all know watercolouring is probably at the top of my favourite techniques list. Here I stamped with Sahara Sand first onto Shimmery White cardstock. Then I used my Aqua Painter to pick up colours from the lids of my stamp pads to colour my flowers and leaves. TIP: In a couple spots, I went in more than once to get more vibrant colours.

A final touch for the cotton is a swipe with my Wink of Stella pen to add even more shimmer.

Mix of Brush and Plain Sentiment

There is no better way to dress up greetings than combining brush letters with sans serif print. Here I stamped with Mossy Meadow to pull together the entire card.

See the entire set of sentiments and images in this pretty stamp set.

If this set is calling your name, take a wander through this video where I walk you through how to create more colours with your Stampin’ Blends.

Now It’s Up To You!

There are so many ways to add depth and character to your designs. And if you like to spend a few extra minutes in your craft space designing a card with multiple layers and many techniques, this is a pretty sweet layout to begin with.

Go ahead copy it!

Handmade Card for Fall

Thank You

Thanks for reading to the end! And for stopping in your busy day for a look at some prettiness. I hope you gathered a little bit of inspiration for a fall design to share with others.

I’d love to hear which of these design elements appeal to you the most. Drop me a line anytime at [email protected] and even better? Send me along a pic of your handmade card for fall!

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