Hey, y’all! I know that I’ve mentioned it a couple of times before, but I’ll say it again, “I love Fall!” It is my favorite time of the year. Football (Go Philadelphia Eagles!), cooler temperatures, the beautiful colors of nature, and all things pumpkin spice are just a few reasons I love this season. I know I’m not the only one who loves this season… right?!
Of course I’m not… and that’s why I enjoy making and sending Fall-themed cards to family and friends! This card is one of my favorites this year. I love the richness of this simple card. It’s full of texture and the color scheme is simply stunning. Let’s make it!
This beauty is not difficult at all to make. Grab your favorite dark brown heavy card stock, a piece of metallic copper paper (doesn’t have to be heavy card stock, just as long as it’s super shiny), a scrap of vellum, metallic copper ink and embossing powder, and your favorite embellishment. An embossing folder from Darice, and a stamp & die set from Taylored Expressions is all that’s needed to create this card.
Let’s start with the front panel, cut to 5 x 3.75″, from dark brown heavy card stock. Lightly mist the card stock with water or a shimmery spray for added shine. This will loosen and relax the fibers so that panel will emboss easily without cracking. Place it in the FALL LEAF BACKGROUND embossing folder, and run it through your embossing machine. Next, take the metallic pigment ink and gently rub it over the raised surface of the embossed panel, and let it dry completely.
Mat the embossed panel on a sheet of metallic paper, cut to 5.25 x 4″. This is already a beautiful card front, and you can leave it like this if you choose. However, I like having a simple sentiment and some bling to dress it up even more.
Once again I’m using the Happy Fall Y’all sentiment stamp and die from the HANDLETTERED THANKSGIVING set from Taylored Expressions. Stamp the sentiment in the same metallic copper ink that was used on the embossed panel. Use copper embossing powder or clear embossing powder if you do not have copper, and heat it until the powder completely melts. The coordinating die will cut out the sentiment. Now because the sentiment matches the background panel so perfectly, I used some vellum to provide a frosted background for the sentiment. This makes the sentiment stand out without covering up too much of the textured background.
I adhered the finished card front panel to an A2 card base made from Gina K. Designs’ CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE card stock. To finish the card off, I added several ESPRESSO JEWELS embellishments from Pinkfresh Studio. I think it gave the card the perfect touch of bling without overpowering the metallic finish.
See how easy that was to make? I hope you enjoy this card. In the comments, tell me what you’d do differently. Have a blessed day and Happy Crafting!
I will list all the products used for this card down below. I use affiliate links when possible, using these links to purchase awards me a small commission. Items used in this post are all purchased by me. If and when an item is sent to me, I will denote that by using ** next to the item.
- Gina K. Designs CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE HEAVY CARD STOCK
- Metallic COPPER card stock
- Taylored Expressions HANDLETTERED THANKSGIVING stamp and die set
- Darice FALL LEAF BACKGROUND embossing folder
- Hero Arts COPPER embossing powder
- Tsukineko VERSAMARK EMBOSSING INK
- Tsukineko BRILLIANCE PIGMENT INK in COSMIC COPPER
- Pinkfresh Studio JEWELS – ESPRESSO
- Tim Holtz for Tonic Paper Trimmer
- Aleene’s Original TACKY GLUE