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Did you know ink pads make the greatest background fall cards? When you think about watercolour backgrounds, do you tend to stick with tried and true blues like I used here? Or do you like to experiment and see what you can come up with? I’m definitely an experimenter! I wanted fall colours so even though my technique is one I’ve used before, I got a totally new look with different colours.

ink pads make the greatest background fall cards

Aren’t the colours rich and beautiful? I combined Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango for this background. But you know what I like the best? The little splotches of white background peeking through where there is no colour. It adds so much more interest and really draws your eye! Those are the kind of happy results you can’t plan with this technique. Take a closer look to see for yourself.

ink pads make the greatest background fall cards


Let’s get some detail on that embellishment.

See how I’ve combined both the framelits and thinlits from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits? There’s five different layers here to amp up my card.

  1. Copper metallic thread
  2. Tangerine Tango large leaf framelit
  3. Early Espresso small leaf framelit
  4. Shiny copper foil paper large detailed thinlit
  5. Copper trim bow tops it off


I couldn’t live without my ink pads. And I absolutely KNOW you’re the same. After all, what’s stamping without ink? But do you sometimes get into a rut and every single card you make sorta looks the same? Me too!

Well, now’s the time to try something new! Learn how your ink pads make the greatest background fall cards by taking a peek at my YouTube video. Then give this simple acrylic block technique a try for yourself to see what colour combinations you like the best.

This simple card has lots of punch both from the colour combinations and the embellishment. To recreate it in your own craft room, here’s everything you need.


ink pads make the greatest background fall cards

Fall is one of the richest and most colourful of our seasons. Why not combine some of your favourite harvest ones for a unique and beautiful card for someone special? When you start experimenting, I think you’ll agree ink pads make the greatest background fall cards too.

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