Hi there everyone! It’s Jeannie and I’m back to share not just one, but two cards!
When I first saw the Autumn Breeze die in the August release, I really couldn’t believe how gorgeous it was. Normally, I am really picky about background dies because sometimes they take away from your main image. Part of this particular die will cut and part of it embosses, creating really pretty details in the leaves.
I decided to use this die to cut out of kraft cardstock, thinking that it just fits perfectly for Fall and for some reason, I just tend to use this cardstock color more during the Fall.
I really wanted to color using colored pencil on kraft so I decided to choose three green shades to create dimension on the leaves. I used the darkest green in the embossed crevices and the border. Then I used the lightest green in the center of the leaves and then the mid-shade to blend the dark and light out. Doesn’t it look amazing? For the branches, I also used three shades of brown to quickly color it in.
For the center of this die background, I used the oval die cut that comes in this die set. I decided to use one of the sentiments fromMagic Fall Sentiments for the center.
Secondly, I die cut the same Autumn Breeze die on brown cardstock and used a mix of yellow, orange and red colored pencils for the leaves instead. For the center, I decided to use an image from the Happy Fall stamp set to stamp in white and also do some no-line coloring. The little mouse is so adorable and fits right in with this die cut background.
I really love how these cards turned out and I have a video showing my process:
Have a great day! See you next time!