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Happy Fall Y’all

Happy Fall Y’all, and today I’m sharing two cards created with more new products from Picket Fence Studios August Release.  Fall is sneaking up on us quickly, too quickly it seems, which prompted me to create these two cards.

I’m up on the Picket Fence Studios Blog with this post this morning but I thought I would share it here with you too.

So let’s talk backgrounds. 

In creating today’s cards I decided to focus on some fun backgrounds and two different ways to create them.

Sometimes when you want to create a quick and easy card, it can look a little naked with just a couple of die cuts attached to the front right?

By simply adding a tone on tone stamped background, you create depth and interest solving that problem.

fall themed handmade slimline card with die cut overlays using products from Picket Fence STudios

 

Happy Fall Y’all – Slimline Card

To add some “background noise” as I like to call it, I used the A Medley of Fall Collage repeating stamp.

Stamp Tone on Tone to create this background using either a VersaMark stamp that will create a watermark look.  Or you can use a similar color ink as your background cardstock.  i.e.  in my image above, Kraft Ink on Kraft cardstock.

Next, use the Misti Stamping Tool to align the repeating stamp to stamp the entire front of your slimline piece.

This is a quick and easy way to add a beautiful coordinating background to your card.

Cut the Prayers Word Topper Die in Mirror Gold paper and attach to card front.

fall themed handmade slimline card with die cut overlays using products from Picket Fence STudios

Finally, die cut leaves from watercolor paper, add a quick watercolor wash in fall colors and attach.

To embellish, I added some Pumpkin Cookies Sequin Mix for a little bling and to frame my art pieces.  The gold sequins match my sentiment, and I love the little pumpkin images in these sequins, so fun.

I love this long slender SLIMLINE CARD.  It has background interest, a stitched border thanks to a quick die cut, a fabulous Glimmer Gold sentiment and beautiful artful leaves.

fall themed hand made card with a leaf die cut background and watercolor leaf overlay using paper crafting products from Picket Fence Studios

Cardmaking Background Idea #2

I wanted to insert a HUGE thank you to Creativescrapbooker.ca for sharing my card on their blog – I was over the moon excited to see it in print.

The second background idea is also easy, just not quite so quick.

Take the beautiful leaf dies from Picket Fence Studios, die cut them out of the same card stock as the base card.

Maple Leaf Dies

Ash Leaf Dies

Oak Leaf Dies

 

Next, glue them all over the front of the card base.

fall themed handmade card with die cut overlays using products from Picket Fence STudios

Die cut the Happy Fall Y’all Word Topper Die from Mirror Gold (love this die so much and it cut’s beautifully).

Again, die cut more leaves from watercolor paper, and add a quick watercolor wash in fall colors.

Attach both to the card front.

beautiful fauceted gems used for cardmaking and paper crafting from Picket Fence STudios

Finally, I’m over the moon for the Autumn Leaves Gem Mix.  These gems have many faucets cut in them and are super sparkly in beautiful colors.

So, I glued them all over the front of this card in between all my background leaves.  Talk about bling, so fun.

 

There you go, two quick and easy ways to add depth and interest to your die cut cards.  I hope you will give both ideas a try.

 

 

 

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used for the Picket Fence Studios Happy Fall Y’all Cards:

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