“AUTUMN BLESSINGS ON THE WIND” – Nature sighs as summer ends & winter is on it’s way. Gusts of wind shake loose all the colorful leaves from surrounding trees to reveal their handsome winter silhouettes. Stark winter beauty is on the way.
NATURE COLLAGE GREETING CARDS – So soothing to cut & paste papers to make some Autumn inspired greeting cards, which I will teach to my card group in November. Gutted an old garden and bird books for the paper ephemera inspiration. Adding some metallic copper paint to the chestnut colored leaves to bring in some magic! These cards will be my sample cards to give ideas of how each person will make their card uniquely theirs.
POP-UP ORIGAMI GREETING CARD – This card has a twisting motion that is so amazing to see! When you open the card a 4-panel folded card twists horizontal from the card and opens up! When the card is closed, the 4 panels twist to become vertical and flat so the card can close flat! Pretty amazing eh?! I wrote down instructions with measurements and all so you can make your own. The “pop-up” mechanism is simply made up of mountain and valley folds and then folds down to become a house shape. The paper with the 4 panels is then glued to the pop-up mechanism and voila! A magic card that you made yourself! I decorated my card with leaf prints made by rubber stamping real leaves & then water coloring them. An Ode to Autumn!