Monday, September 26, 2011

Autumn Card Tutorial

Here's a tutorial for an easy peasy autumn card using materials I unearthed during my move. I'm betting you guys probably have all the supplies to make it too.

Here's what you need to get started: a blank notecard (you can easily cut a square of cardstock if you don't have a readymade card); scissors, colored paper; metallic gold or silver pen; and a glue stick.

First, I cut many little leaf shapes out, and then colored one side of each leaf with a gold pen.

Once you have all your leaves colored, draw a simple tree shape and start gluing. The more randomly you glue the leaves, the better it looks.

Next, I took an old paintbrush and some Mod Podge (you can also use plain white school glue) and painted a thin layer over all the leaves to help seal them in place and add a bit of luster.

And that's all there is to it! Addressing the envelope with the same metallic pen is nice, and you can also embellish the envelope with a leaf or two if you wish.

This particular card has already been added as a "thank you" to someone who bought two brooches from my shop. I try to include handmade cards with all my orders.


  1. Mary, the card is gorgeous and how special to include a handmade card - your clients must be so thrilled:):)

  2. How inspirational, Mary! I am a fan of simplicity though it doesn't necessarily come easy to me, so I always make sure to have beautiful simple ideas like yours at hand. To guide me :)

    What a treat for any customer to receive a surprise card together with their purchase!

  3. Gorgeous! The gold pen is a wonderful touch. your tree reminds me of "the giving tree" book!

  4. Astounding simplicity, so marvelously effective!

  5. Great tutorial - I will share a link to your post on FB

  6. Wow, I love your card. Like another commenter, simple is so hard and this is what makes your card so special. I will totally try this, thanks for sharing.