What inspires me about fall

How do feel about the fall? Personally I love everything about it. The colorful leaves. The stormy blue skies. The need for candle lights and a warm cup of tea. Often I find fall as a great source of inspiration when creating cards and today I present two card ideas perfect for birthdays at this time of the year.

  • Type of project: cards
  • Occasion: birthday cards
  • Style: vintage/elegant
  • Techniques used: dry embossing, heat embossing, ink blending, die cutting
  • Decoration: none
  • Main colour: black and gold / blue
  • Media used: embossing powder, crayons, mica distress stain,  cosmic shimmer opal polish, distress ink, aquarelle markers, metallic foiled cardstock
  • Equipment used: embossing folders, dies, stamps


Both of these cards have been in my unfinished box for a long long time. And both of them started as experiments with a dry embossed background.

For this one I thought of the stormy blue skies and all the beautiful twigs,  stems and seed caps that can make interesting arrangements when all the flowers are gone.

I played with two patters of dry embossing and added shimmer through opal polish and shine through die cutting the text “congratulations” in Swedish in metallic foiled cardstock.

In my second card I thought of all the late blooming sunflowers that you see here and there in the beginning of fall. Like they were singing that old Elton John song I’m still standing. Also the beauty of a teapot waiting for you when you come in from the cold.

If I summarized how I picture myself fall it might be like this actually. The darker background could be a symbol of the shorter days, plenty of time for tea and crafting.

What would be your take on fall if you put it on a card?