Get all the steps for how to craft a simple fall card in minutes! If you think paper crafting needs to take a long time, I bet you’ll change your mind after this post!

In fact, with only one piece of cardstock on this card, not only is it quick, it’s inexpensive!

I love pumpkins! So today’s pretty fall card makes the most of one!

How to Craft a Simple Fall Card in Minutes
A simple fall design with the Rustic Harvest stamps and Falling Leaf embossing folder

Colouring can really be addictive, don’t you agree?

But the great thing about colouring like this is you can pre-stamp everything! Then sit in front of the tv and colour and paint! You’ll have all kinds of cards ready for sending in no time!

Just a note, when you have a large image like this pumpkin, you’ll want to keep the rest of your card a bit…”quieter”.This lets the pumpkin be the star and any other element to be the supporting cast!

You’ll see I used the Shimmery White cardstock for this card. I love the hint of shine it adds. Always so elegant.

And while not technically a “watercolour paper”, it’s a bit “softer” and will accept a light layer of water without buckling – too much.

The trick is to hold back on the water! Less is definitely more here!

How to Craft a Simple Fall Card in Minutes

Here are the measurements, supplies and steps to make it at home today.

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Shimmery White cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ (yup, that’s it!!)
How to Craft a Simple Fall Card in Minutes
See the beautiful shine of the Shimmery White cardstock, perfect for light watercolouring!

Let’s Make It!

1.TIP: Leave the scored card unfolded to stamp and emboss.

2. Insert the Basic White panel into the Leaf Fall 3D embossing folder and run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. TIP: It needs to be angled a little bit so you only catch the bottom left of the card front.

3. Stamp the pumpkin and words in StazOn Jet Black ink on the bottom right of the card. Colour the pumpkin with the watercolour pencils. Colour very lightly in the middle of the pumpkin with the Daffodil Delight. Then colour around the edges and wherever there are black detail lines with the Pumpkin Pie pencil. TIP: Colour in a circular pattern and very lightly and layer on your colour gradually. Add some Old Olive to the stem of the pumpkin and use the Basic Gray to add a few coloured swirls into the bottom crevices under the pumpkin.

Keep Going!…😋

4. Use your Water Painter to add a little bit of water to create paint. TIP: Try. not to add too much water to start, just enough to blend the colours together. BIGGER TIP: Pull the colour into the middle of the pumpkin where you haven’t coloured so it has a lighter wash of your blended colour. BIGGEST TIP: Clean your Water Painter by squeezing out some water until it turns clear before moving onto the stem or the shading under the pumpkin.

5. Let dry then stamp a couple swirls of the green tendrils around the top of the pumpkin. Insert the entire card into the Leaf Fall 3D embossing folder and run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. TIP: It needs to be angled a little bit so you only catch the bottom left of the card front.

6. Swipe the Wink of Stella over the pumpkin, then add 3 Champagne rhinestones.

All done! Did you notice, there’s not any adhesive on this card? That’s pretty amazing! No worries about sticky fingers!!

If you love fall cards that are easy yet spectacular, take a peek at a blog post I did that also has a video for an easy ribbon tip for handmade cards!

How to Craft a Simple Fall Card in Minutes
Let the pumpkin be the star of the show here!

Over to You Stamper!

You probably have an embossing folder and a fall set of stamps that will make a stunning autumn card. Go ferret them out and start creating!

Or if you like, a simple click here will let you see all the supplies I used if you want to make this exact same card!

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Now you’ve got the steps and a few of my tips on how to craft a simple fall card in minutes, stamp away and colour up a storm of autumn wishes without any glue-y fingers!

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