Fall Card from our 2013 Online Workshops

Fall Greeting Card

Take a look at this fun, fall-inspired greeting card made by Instructor Jane LaFazio in the Week 2 video of our Artful Card Making Techniques Online Workshop.

Here are Jane’s steps for creating this perfectly in-season card:

Use the page of an old book as the background, and draw your chosen object in pencil over the page.

Redraw the object with a permanent, waterproof ink pen once you’ve got it just the way you want it.

Pumpkin with Ink

Starting with the lightest colors, add the first layer of watercolor and let dry. Gradually add more layers of darker watercolor, and let dry between each layer.

Pumpkin with Watercolor

Cut the book page down to fit your blank greeting card. For this project, Jane uses Strathmore Photo Mount Cards.

Use a stencil (or your own block lettering) and a pencil to outline letters. Paint the background of the card, let dry, and erase pencil marks.

Pumpkin background and letters

Glue the finished piece to the front of your blank greeting card.

Finished Pumpkin

Check it out and maybe you’ll be inspired to create your own fall greeting cards!

To see this video lesson, or to see other video lessons demonstrating a variety of artful card-making techniques visit our YouTube Channel:
Strathmore Card Video Lessons


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