Good morning! Today I’m sharing a trio of cards featuring Grateful Heart as a member of the Right at Home design team! These cards were inspired by a variety of autumn color palettes! The first one is a more traditional palette of reds, oranges, yellows, and browns.
I wanted to create fun patterns using the shapes in the Grateful Heart set. I stamped the images with an acrylic block and didn’t get too fussy about a precise layout so it’s not perfect but you get the general idea. I stamped the images in a copic friendly ink and then went back and colored them. I trimmed down the panel and matted it to a dark red cardstock. Then I stamped the sentiment on vellum with versamark and heat-embossed it with gold embossing powder. I tore the vellum by hand to create a more natural look. I added a second layer of vellum behind the sentiment and adhered both layers to the back of the panel. Finally I added a little gold and kraft twine bow.
My next card uses rich purples, burgundys, and oranges and reminds me of my favorite fall scarf!
For this card I chose a point a little left of center and focused my pattern around the point. I followed the same process for this card but changed up the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment in a dark blue pigment ink and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. I added a layer of torn vellum and adhered it to the back of the panel. Next I wrapped the same kraft and gold twine around the vellum layer and secured it to the back. Finally I added the sentiment over the twine with a little vellum adhesive.
My last card uses a very unconventional autumn palette but I love the unexpected pop of aqua!
This card still reminds me of autumn but definitely not in the same way the others do…for this card I focused my pattern fanning out from the top left corner. After stamping the images from Grateful Heart and coloring them with copics I trimmed the panel and adhered it to aqua cardstock. Then I stamped the sentiment with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. I die-cut it with a stitched rectangle die and then adhered it to the card with foam mounting tape over a tangle of red thread.
These were really fun cards to create and honestly I could have kept coloring different combinations for days! For each palette I simply searched “autumn color palette” on pinterest, picked my top three, and then tried to match copic markers to each color as best as I could. You could easily do something similar with watercolors, zig markers, or colored pencils! I hope you’ll give it a try!
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