Fall is almost here. Soon the crisp, cool air will arrive and the leaves will change color and become so vibrant. It’s the perfect time of year to send a little love to family and friends in the form of a handmade card. The ever-changing fall season inspired these festive fall card ideas using real wood BARC paper from ARC Crafts.
- ARC Crafts Cherry Wood Adhesive BARC Paper
- Darice Branched Tree Die Cut
- Darice Green Stripe Washi Tape
- Darice Gold Bling on a Roll
- Pencil with Eraser
- X-Acto Knife
- Tim Holtz Distressed Ink in Mowed Lawn, Wild Honey, Sage Green and Mustard Seed
- Core’dinations Smooth White 8.5″ x 11″ Paper
- Picture Punch Corner Punch
- 3D Foam Squares
- Memory Tape Runner
- Aleene’s Quick Dry Glue
Tree Branch Card
Step 1. Create card base. Cut white card stock to 4.25″ x 11″. Score and fold in half. Round each bottom corner of card with the corner punch.
Step 2. Cut a piece of 5″ x 5″ cherry wood adhesive paper. Die cut the cherry wood with the branched tree die using a manual die cutting machine. Save the 5″ x 5″ negative space for second card.
Step 3. Create a simple handmade stamp from a pencil eraser. Draw three small dots onto the top of the eraser. Carve the negative space away from the three small dots with an X-Acto knife. Stamp to be sure you get the desired shape.
Step 4. To create the multi-colored leaves of the tree, randomly stamp dot images on the white card stock in the varying ink colors; mowed lawn, wild honey, sage green and mustard seed. Stamp full strength color and continue to stamp color off to get varying shades of ink.
Step 7. Cut Gold Bling string into individual pieces (approx. 20) and adhere single pieces to the tree branches with Aleene’s quick dry glue.
Tree Silhouette card
Step 2. Line the card front with the Green Striped Washi tape. Cover entire card front leaving only 0.5″ of white card space from each edge.
For more handmade fall card ideas, check out our post on colorful embossed DIY fall cards.