Fall is a great time for getting creative. Whether you're experienced or just starting out, using patterns is a simple way to make eye-catching cards. With the help of some expert tips from our crafting community, you can master the art of patterned paper to create show-stopping cards this season! In this blog post, we'll provide an overview of what materials and tools work best and offer ideas on how to use them in exciting ways for fall card making.
How to Use Patterns for Fall Card Making
Greeting Card Materials:
Optional and Recommended Materials
Fall Pattern Card-Making Instructions
1. Prepare your card
Let's get started! First, make sure you have all your materials ready and within reach. Now, let's cut your card and paper to the perfect size.
If you're lucky enough to have a Cricut machine, you can use the awesome Hello Fall Cricut files to effortlessly cut out your stamp images. But don't worry if you don't have one! Simply place your white card stock on a craft mat or a piece of paper to protect your work surface. Then, stamp all the designs you want to use onto the sheet of white card stock. Remember to leave enough space between each stamp so that you can easily cut around them later.
2. Create your stamped pattern
Get creative with your card-making! Start by choosing your favorite card stock color. Then, use our 4x4 pattern stamps to easily create seamless designs. Layer your stamped cardstock on top of a solid color paper to create a beautiful contrast. Remember, when cutting your paper layers, leave a small border to give your card design depth and dimension. Glue these layers onto a folded, white card base for a polished look.
To add some extra flair, include a vertical strip of plaid paper on the left side of your card. This simple addition will add a pop of color and visual interest.
3. Use color pencils
Now, let's add some vibrant colors to your artwork! Grab your colored pencils and get ready to shade and blend. Start by selecting a color theme - we went with shades of orange, red, and green, along with a few neutral colors.
Before you start applying the colors, it's always a good idea to test them on scrap paper. This way, you can see the true color of the pencil.
"The color totally changes depending on how much pressure you are applying "
Begin by identifying the shades you'll use for the base, mid-tones and shadows. Start with the lightest shade, which will be your base color. For example, we're starting with the color sand. As you go, gradually apply more pressure and add additional colors to create depth. Remember to work from light to dark.
Tip: Color in the same direction to achieve a polished and professional look.
4. Optional: Blend circle cut out
We added an additional circle Cricut cut out to place behind the fox and pumpkin. This is an optional step. We used a blending tool to blend the Archival ink color plum into the circle.
Tip: Place the circle cut out on top of scrap paper to keep your surface clean.
5. Assemble the card
Place all of your elements together on your card to ensure the layout and look you want before you start gluing pieces down. Once you are happy with the placement, secure your design. We are using a glue runner as it is quick, easy and mess-free.
Don't forget about adding a sentiment or greeting! We stamped the message Hello Fall from the stamp set onto white paper, using plum archival ink. Then we cut a rectangle strip around the phrase and attached embellishments to the card.
Feel free to add any additional embelshments you wish. We added a few adhesive pearls to add a little extra flair to our card.
Now you're ready to try your own fall pattern greeting card for all your friends! Don't forget to follow our blog and socials. Show us your version of this card, or share a new creation with us! Tag us @RubberStamps_com and use #StampWithUS to enter our monthly giveaway! Winners receive a $25 credit to use at our shop!
Greetings and Sentiments for Fall
- Hello Fall
- Happy Fall 'Yall
- Autumn greetings
- Sweater Weather
- Fall Breeze and Autumn Leaves