I’m enjoying creating more autumnal cards now and I love the rich warm colours of the season. My card today features the happy squirrels from the Oh Nuts! stamp set, along with the Oak Tree Scene die.

I began with the background. I die cut the Oak Tree Scene die from white card. I then ran the die through the machine a couple more times, cutting a piece of green cardstock for the grass and brown woodgrain card for the tree.

On my card base, I adhered a piece of patterned blue paper for a soft sky. This is a fun look and easier than ink blending! Then I added the outside frame to my card.

I added some additional depth to the tree and grass pieces with distress oxide inks, then adhered them to the card. I also stamped a greeting from the Oh Nuts! stamp set on the grass.

For the leaves of my tree, I decided to use embossing to add the colour. I chose three embossing powders from WOW Embossing – Apple Red, Metalline Flame and Kiwi Krush. To step these powders up, I mixed a little of each powder in separate pots with some WOW Embossing Texture Changer powder (1:1 ratio). This is a great way to get a different look to powders you already own.

I added embossing ink to the die pieces, then sprinkled on each of the powders in different areas. For the last colour, I covered the whole panel to fill in any gaps. I then used my heat tool to melt the powders. By using a mix of colours and applying them in different areas, it gives a lovely autumnal look that I think is very effective.

As I had some of the mixed embossing powders left, I used them to heat emboss some scraps of white card. I then die cut some smaller leaves using a die including in the Oak Tree Scene die.

Next, I stamped some images from the Oh Nuts! stamp set, using a grey ink for a softer look. I coloured them with copic markers, then die cut them with the coordinating dies.

I adhered the tree pieces to the card, followed by the other images. I also added some of those embossed die cut leaves to finish my autumnal scene.

Have a lovely day,