A Modern Spin on an Autumn Birthday Card

How to create a simple birthday card using seasonal layers dies - by Mary Fish

A change in the color combination for this autumn birthday card gives it a modern edge.  Crushed Curry is a classic for fall. Paired with Basic Gray and Smoky Slate it takes on a trendy style that still says fall!

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STAMPIN’ PRETTY TIPS:

  • The Smoky Slate solid leaf and detailed Crushed Curry leaf layer to perfection.  I lined them up a little “off” so that there would be more interesting dimension and shadowing.

    How to create a simple birthday card using seasonal layers leaf dies - by Mary Fish

  • Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine adds definition and softness.
  • “Happy Birthday” was heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  The sentiment is from Special Celebrations, a versatile and multi-occasion stamp set.

    How to create a simple birthday card using seasonal layer dies - by Mary Fish

  • The coordinating sentiment from Special Celebrations is stamped inside.  Watch my WOW! video from yesterday for tips on how to line up this sentiment without any stamp positioning tools!
  • Measuring up!  The Basic Gray square measures 2 3/4″ square. The Crushed Curry is 1 3/4″ x 3 1/2″. The remaining panels (wood plank) 3 3/4″ x 5″, (basic gray) 4 x 5 1/4″ and Smoky slate card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (standard A2).

    How to create a simple birthday card using seasonal layers dies - by Mary Fish interior

  • Last but not least!  Luscious texture was created using Whisper White card stock and the Stampin’ Up! Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder.

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24 Comments:

  1. Michelle Gleeson

    Gorgeous Mary! Can you share the dimensions of the panels? Also, LOVE the new mittens on your masthead.

    • Sure thing, Michelle. The Basic Gray square measures 2 3/4″ square. The Crushed Curry is 1 3/4″ x 3 1/2″. The remaining panels (wood plank) 3 3/4″ x 5″, (basic gray) 4 x 5 1/4″ and Smoky slate card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (standard A2).

  2. Love this CAS card, Mary. I love the diecut leaf. So pretty! Have a great day!

  3. Kadie in Arizona

    This card is Fresh….Fun and SPOT-ON TRENDY my friend. Fabulous creation Mary.

  4. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this color combination and snazzy layout! Such a great card, Mary! I wish my birthday were an Autumn birthday so I could receive this beauty.

  5. What a terrific “guy” card!!! Thanks for sharing…

  6. I love this card, Mary! The color combination is great and it’s just so classically simple and elegant. Thanks for sharing the dimensions!

  7. Beth Geraghty

    Very nice Mary. Would not have thought to combine the colors but it is simple and lovely! My kind of card!

  8. Hi Mary, this die cut looks like it would fit the stamp in the latest paper pumpkin stamp, does it? Your card is awesome!!! Thanks for a great blog!!!!

  9. Patti MacLeith

    I already CASEd this card and it will be a go-to birthday card for fall! Thanks, Mary!

  10. Oh , pretty , I love those colors, and the care is BEAUITFUL,
    MsMary
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️

  11. Oh My! Oh My! Tons of elegant Lovely. The color combo, the layout, they are a treat to look at. AND…. I recognize that lil’ sentiment from your tip on lining up and stamping on the diagonal. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.

  12. Love this card!!! 🍁

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