Cardmaking, EBE by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen

Creating a No Stamping Autumn Card

Learn how to create an easy fall themed card today with Jessica Frost-Ballas. She is sharing an autumn themed card that requires no stamps…just some die-cutting and a little ink blending!


Good morning! I am so in the mood for fall these days and couldn’t wait to get to some autumn crafting! To start I die-cut the Birch Trees Coverplate die from kraft and gold glitter cardstock and the Mondo Hello sentiment from black and gold glitter cardstock. I adhered the gold glitter cardstock behind the black and kraft cardstocks.

Next I die-cut the Abstract Mountain from strathmore bristol smooth cardstock. I blended stormy sky and tumbled glass distress oxide ink onto the sky portion of the die and then blended festive berries, wild honey, dried marigold, mustard seed, and scattered straw distress oxide ink on the mountain portions. I also die-cut one segment from more gold glitter cardstock. I tried to blend two colors on each portion of the mountain so they’d blend nicely together creating the illusion of fall foliage. I also blended mustard seed and scattered straw distress oxide ink onto a scrap of strathmore bristol smooth cardstock and die-cut it with the leaves from the Birch Tree Coverplate die. I also die-cut a few more leaves from scraps of gold glitter cardstock.

I adhered the mountain pieces to my cardbase and then adhered my frame and sentiment over the blended background. To finish the card I mixed the leaves together and tossed them onto the top of the card to get a more random effect of blowing leaves. I did have to change some of the colors around to get a nice mix but the organic design from my toss was way more realistic than if I had tried to arrange each leaf manually! I feel like it really gives you that crisp, chilly fall feeling!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope this inspires you to gives those stamps a break and create a card with your dies!

-Jess

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