Free Thanksgiving Card Tutorial
Featuring Fall Leaves Wreath Happy Thanksgiving
The changing colors of leaves in Fall inspired this card design. In this free Thanksgiving card making tutorial, I share two time saving techniques. The first technique is how to make the color on the leaves mimic the real thing. The second technique is on assembling.
Cardstock: White, Brown and Orange
Sizzix™ BIGkick, Accessory – Multipurpose Platform, and Cutting Pads Die Cuts: Fall Leaves Die Cut Strip and 3 1/4 Oval Die Cut
Stamp: Happy Thanksgiving
Stephanie Barnard Colorbox® Premium Dye Ink Pad : Banana, Tangerine, Artichoke, Spearmint, Strawberry, Chocolate
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
1-Create Card Base. Cut a piece of white cardstock into a rectangle that is 8 1/2″ length X 5 1/2 ” width. Score the card creating a folded card that is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
2-Apply ink to a strip of white cardstock with a color duster in the following order: Banana, Tangerine, Artichoke and Spearmint.
3-Apply ink with cosmetic sponge: Strawberry, Tangerine, and Chocolate. You can apply more of the other colors using the sponge, if you think it needs it.
4-Following the instructions of the die cut machine you own, die cut the leaves out of the paper you just colored. Die cut the 3 1/4″ oval out of brown cardstock.
5-Cut the following: 4″ X 5 1/4″ rectangle from brown cardstock and 3 3/4″ X 5″ from orange cardstock.
6-Stamp Happy Thanksgiving–ink up stamp with chocolate dye. Stamp on white cardstock. Trim creating a 1/4″ border.
Using paper glue, glue the following:
- Brown panel to the white card base
- Orange panel to brown panel
- Leaves around the oval
- Embellished oval onto the orange panel
- Happy Thanksgiving on top of the oval
Time saving tip: Apply glue around the edge of the oval and quickly place the leaves around the edge.