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Autumn Card Making Ideas





What does autumn mean to you?

For me, it’s the smell of wood smoke around the bonfire, baked potatoes cooked in tinfoil and hot mulled cider.

It's also a time of change, with shortening days, falling leaves and silky smooth conkers bursting from their prickly shells.

Nature’s colours are warm and earthy with leaves changing from green to various shades of red, yellow, orange and brown.

Autumn is also a time of festivals that celebrate thanksgiving and remembrance.

With the shortening days bring the evening celebrations of Halloween, Diwali and Bonfire Night.

So, how can we reflect autumn in our handmade greeting cards?

By using nature for our inspiration...


Before starting your cards check out your card sizes and layers.


Autumn Leaves

An autumn card created with a wreath stamp from Clarity Stamps.


This gorgeous stamp set from Clarity stamps has a heart shaped wreath with additional leaves and an Autumn sentiment.

Both cards were stamped and heat embossed with gold embossing powder on water colour paper. 

The images were water coloured with standard and metallic water colour paints in autumnal colours.

A deep red was used to create the splatters and gold dots were added for the final embellishments.


An autumn card created with a wreath stamp from Clarity Stamps.


Sunflower Cards

Sunflower card


For the sunflower cards I used the Painted Harvest stamp set and leaf punch from Stampin Up! 

They were stamped in warm shades of orange, cajun and brown.


Sunflower card


The sunflowers are made using the 2 step stamping technique. 

  • First use the base stamp in one colour 
  • Then use a more detailed stamp in a contrasting colour to create depth to your sunflower

Complete the sunflower with the centre seed head. 


Two step stamping process

To make the cards....

Stamp one of the sunflowers onto a separate sheet of card.

Then either fussy cut around the edges or use a starburst punch for a similar effect.

The leaves also use the 2 step stamping. Cut with the leaf punch or fussy cut.

Mount the sunflower and leaves onto your card with foam pads for a 3D effect.

Finally add your own choice of sentiment.




More Autumn Card Making Ideas....

an Autumn Thanks greeting card

Created using:

Fall Leaves embossing folder from Honey Bee

"Thanks" die from Concord and 9th.

Distress inks



Created using:

Woodland embossing folder

Seasonal Layers dies set

From Stampin Up!

Detailed Instructions




Autumn card created using the Retiform technique

Created using the Retiform technique.

Stamps from:

"Lovely As a Tree"

"Colourful Seasons"

From Stampin Up!



Autumn card created using the Retiform technique

Created using the Retiform technique.

Stamps from:

"Lovely As a Tree"

"Colourful Seasons"

"Painted Harvest"

From Stampin Up!




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