Happy autumn, artlets! Last month I created a series of projects using “Summer” from the 4 Seasons die set: Summer in Our Hearts. This month, I will share some projects using “Autumn” from the same 4 Seasons die set and combine it with other dies from the A Way With Words Collection.
Let’s have a closer look….
The first card (above) combines Autumn and “Bliss”. Of course this card could use any of the season dies and you could just change the colour of the Alcohol Inks to get the effect you want. This card front was made by spreading Alcohol Blending Solution on Yupo paper and droppering in Sunset Orange, Lettuce, Terra Cotta and Butterscotch Alcohol inks. You never know what you’re going to get! I die cut Autumn and Bliss from extra inked pieces and backed both words with light green and pale orange cardstocks to lift them off the page a bit. There is a little peak of a flourish along the side, cut from the Flourished Heart in Calligraphic Elements 2. This card measures 5 x 7”.
My next card is a photo card using a picture I took on a hike in 2016 on a perfect day in the Canadian Rockies. The larches were brilliant yellowy orange. I didn’t want to cover up any of the photo, so it became a larger card than expected at 6 x 9.5”. I just chose coordinating colours of card stock to die cut the words and to mount the photo. So simple! This is going up on our mantle till the next amazing photo. “Amazing” is from the Amazing Beautiful die set. Of course, I could have used Beautiful instead of Amazing and it would have worked perfectly. It’s another super useful set from the A Way With Words Collection.
For this Autumn Fun card, I let the patterned paper do the heavy lifting for me. This paper is really busy! I used the Flourished Oval Frame in the center of the card and added Autumn and Fun (from the Fun Play die set). I blended some Distress inks on the words which always creates a nice effect. To help the words stand out from that busy background, I cut the Flourished Oval Frame from vellum and used the inside on this card front. It worked perfectly! This card measures 5 x 7”.
My final combination today is Autumn + Garden (from My Garden Flowers die set) for a planner page. I see an all-season photo planner in my future! I’ve again used the Flourished Oval Frame and overlaid it with the words and some paper flowers I purchased. I went for a muted look here, but you could do the same layout with bright autumn colours.
So here are some other combinations you might not have thought of. Some of them you’ve seen already in the previous season blog post:
Autumn Smiles (perfect for a scrapbook page!)
Autumn Snow – hopefully not….but then again….(from the Let it Snow die set!)
Autumn Hugs & Kisses
Please tag me with your combinations when you make them! I’d love to see your artwork!
Happy creating, Suzanne
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
Alcohol Inks and Blending Solution