On this post I will be sharing with you how to make easy friendship cards that for this Fall. I am sure your friends will love getting any of these on the mail.. so let’s get started.
How to Make Three Easy Friendship Cards
To start with the designing of these Fall cards, you need to pick the products you want to play with!. Since I wanted to make Friendship cards for Fall, I picked the Gilded Autumn designer series paper (DSP) aka patterned paper, as well as a stamp sets that I thought would go well together.
I try to use products from the same suite or collection as these would color coordinate beautifully. So in this case I used the basketweave ribbon which you can see color coordinated pretty well as a whole.
As far as the stamps sets to use, I picked the Country Home as the sentiments are really nice, and I also picked the Forever Fern bundle mainly because the leaves in this set would complement beautifully the paper I had picked.
Another thing to note is that some of the dies on the Forever Fern bundle can be used as embellishments, which is exactly what I did on these cards as you can see above..
The Color Combination
As I was mentioning above, a lot of the times I get color inspirations from the suites or a specific sheet of the designer series paper that I select. Mainly because I can see from the patterned paper which colors go well together.
For the cards today here is the color combination that I used.
The Sketches and other Details
And finally, once I have picked the products I want to use, and the color combination, then I choose the sketches I want to use.
Following sketches always helps you create fresher card ideas. It really simplifies the process tremendously!! So if you don’t already use sketches, by all means give it a try! you will see what a huge difference it will make in your card making!
So below you will see the sketches that I used for each of the cards on this post with a few notes or details about the design. I also added a Video Turorial below so you can see how to make these easy friendship cards step by step!
Friendship Card #1
So for this card I used a previous sketch. There are a few sketches that I love so much, so I end up using them more frequently than others. And this is one of them!! I love that this sketch so much, because it is easy to just pick two patterns from a paper collection and a sentiment and you are pretty much done.. it really is that simple to use!! so definitely give it a try! You can see the other card I made with this sketch here.
As you can see I stamped the corners of the card stock with the same color so it is tone and tone and this makes the stamping to be subtly so your eyes go to the patterned paper
I stamped the sentiment on the top of the square as I wanted to lay the banner on top so that the bow and the leaves popped even more.
Friendship Card #2
For this next card, you can see that I also stamped tone on tone the card base. I love doing this as it gives more interest to the card front, plus in this case because one of the layers is vellum you can see thru, so it makes it even more interesting to the eye.
In this card I decided to use the ribbon as another banner rather than a bow, cause quite honestly, this ribbon is thicker and so the bows get a bit bulky and for mailing this could represent a problem.
As far as the sentiment, I added it more towards the left of the circle, mainly because I wanted to add the leaves on the other side. I could have also stamped in the middle, however the leaves would have put some visual weight on the cards towards the right, which is fine but, not the look i was going for. So always be mindful of the overall balance of your card as you are designing. I find it helpful to lay the pieces together before I glue or stamp anything, so I can get a visual of how it looks. If I don’t like something then I add or take things off.
Friendship Card #3
Finally for my last card, I wanted it to be very simple, as I am thinking I want to do multiples of this.. This lay out is perfect as you use mainly the pattern of the designer series paper, and then it is just a tag or sentiment to embellish!
This is the easiest type of card always, as you can cut lots of designer series paper in different designs and just do cute tags to add to the front and be done.. If you are needing to make lots of cards, this is a great sketch to use!
Also, instead of the leaves you can add a bow, or a sticker or a wood element or punched flowers, so that the card goes even faster. So the options are endless!! believe me, give it a try and you will see!!
If you loved these cards or love making Fall cards then you want to check out the following Autumn Tutorial Bundle I just released last week on my PDF Store!!
This is an awesome resource with 82 Tutorials that are perfect to make during Fall!
All the cards in this tutorial bundle are worth to recreate! There are even some some cards showing you a fun fold, or a cool technique that you can learn. Believe me, you want to get the Autumn Tutorial Bundle right away to start crafting!
Another thing to point out, is that this time the tutorial bundle doesn’t focus just on one suite like the Ornate Garden Tutorial Bundle that I released earlier this year, but this one actually features ALL Fall stamp sets included in the August-December catalog (aka Holiday catalog), so you get lots and lots of ideas with multiple sets!
The Video Tutorial
And as usual if you want to see step-by-step how to make these easy friendship cards, you can watch the below Video Tutorial, where I go over measurements, colors, and any tips in assembling these cards!
Also if you want to get any of the items I used in these cards, below you will find the supply list with all the products I used, just click on the images and these will take you to my online store where you can get any of these items!! 🙂
The Supply List
You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my onlline store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support 🥰
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