Serenade of Autumn Cardmaking Ideas
Cardmaking,  Die Cutting,  Embossing

Serenade of Autumn Cardmaking Ideas

Hi friends! Emily Midgett from Sixth Street Sundries is here with you today to share some vivid autumn inspiration using the absolutely magnificent new Serenade of Autumn Collection! This collection features beautiful Better Press plates, floral dies, sentiments, a 3D embossing folder, a new wax seal design, and a variety of printed ephemera and paper goods to make crafting a variety of gorgeous, cohesive autumn cards simple. I have three cards to share with you today, so let’s get started with the details!

Serenade of Autumn Cardmaking Ideas

Before beginning my cards, I selected a variety of colorful autumnally-themed cardstock from the Spellbinders Card Shoppe line. I wanted a color scheme that was autumnal without being too prosaic, so I selected Tuscan, Peach Sorbet, Latte, Chamomile, Mahogany, Terra Cotta, and Sage cardstock. Using a cohesive color scheme for all three cards helps them to coordinate without being too “matchy.”

Serenade of Autumn Cardmaking Ideas

For my first card, I created a lovely autumn floral bouquet with a wax seal accent!

Serenade of Autumn Cardmaking Ideas

My second card features a more dramatic color palette, enhanced with ink blending and shimmering gold accents.

Serenade of Autumn Cardmaking Ideas

For my final card, I created a sunny birthday card with gorgeous ink-blended sunflowers and gold shimmer!

  • To start, ink blend the sunflower image from the Layered Sunflower Stencil set onto Chamomile Stenciling on colored cardstock is a great way to intensify the colors of your stenciled image. The yellow and green inks are dark enough, and the Chamomile cardstock light enough, that the sunflower image is still quite visible!
  • Blend medium yellow and dark yellow around the edges of the stenciled A2 card front to create a vignette effect. Splatter the entire panel with gold metallic watercolors.
  • Die cut the “Happy birthday” sentiment from Serenade Sentiments three times using Latte cardstock, then adhere each sentiment die cut together with liquid glue to create a dimensional die-cut greeting.
  • Ink blend the same shades of yellow ink over the top of the gold foiled greeting die cut from the Serenade of Autumn Printed Die Cut pack to create a coordinating greeting.
  • Adhere the greeting pieces with liquid and foam adhesive.
  • Finally, add some Aura AB adhesive gems for sparkle!

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies: Sunflower, Spiced Cider, Cayenne, Nutmeg inks from Concord & 9th; Sage, Eucalyptus, and Spruce Tips inks from Pinkfresh Studio; handmade gold metallic watercolors, Altenew Enchanted Gold pigment ink.

One Comment

  • Stephanie Clapper

    Hi Emily, I found an older birthday card you made for Simon Says and then, checked out your blog this week. Wow, your marker coloring is absolutely gorgeous!! You have so much talent and skill. While I’m not proficient with markers, you have inspired me with other techniques and ideas like your awesome Serenade trio. I wanted to say thank you. You sure captured Autumn’s beauty!

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