Is It Autumn Yet? – Tutorial #116


I love Autumn and would create cards of a Fall nature all year around if I could use them all.  The Earthy colors of Autumn are my favorite to use. 

Is there a Stamp Buyers Anonymous Group?   I really need some help to stay out of the craft stores.  Here lately I have been buying stamps like mad.  This set I picked up yesterday.  The set name is “All Hallow’s Eve” and it is by Inkadinkado.  Don’t you just love the name Inkadinkado.  Isn’t it fun to say, INKADINKADO, LOL.  Ok, I’m a bit punchy this morning.  🙂  Anyhoo, I got it from Michael’s Craft Store.

It’s raining here in Ohio and I tend to get out every color of ink I own for some reason when it is raining.  Today was no exception.

Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and join me for this Autumn scene tutorial.  Let’s get started.


Stamps:Inkadinkado “All Hallow’s Eve, Stampin’ Up “Lovely As a Tree”
Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Really Rust, Basic Black
Ink:Stampin’ Up Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal, Old Olive
Accessories:Versamark Pad and Marker, Prismacolor Markers Orange & Yellow Orange, White Gel Pen, Brayer, Fine Detail Clear embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Brads, Sponges, Circle Coluzzle Template, Post it Note


Stamped pumpkins on a 5″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White card stock by first loading my stamp with Versamark and then with Black ink.  I then heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.



Colored the pumpkins in with a Prismacolor Yellow Orange marker.


Added Orange marker to them along the left sides of each section of pumpkin.


Went over the pumpkins again with the Yellow Orange marker to blend the two colors together.


Colored over the pumpkins with a Versamark marker.  Heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.



Brayered on Barely Banana ink.


Brayered on Apricot Appeal ink, not covering the Barely banana ink entirely.


Cut a 2.5″ circle with my Coluzzle and held it in place as a mask.


Brayered over the mask as I held it in place with Pumpkin Pie Ink.


Brayered over the mask with Really Rust ink, not covering the Pumpkin Pie ink entirely.


Brayered on Elegant Eggplant ink, not covering the Really Rust ink entirely.


Removed the mask.


Tore through the sticky part of a post it note and used it as a mask for the sky area.

OK, so you think I don’t make mistakes?  Check this out.  I put my post it note too far down and I ended up with a levitating pumpkin.  That’s OK for a spooky scene I guess, but watch out for this, lol.


Brayered on Certainly Celery ink in the ground area.


Brayered on Old Olive ink at the bottom of the card stock, not covering the Certainly Celery ink entirely.


Sponged Old Olive ink along the post it note edge to create a horizon line.


Removed post it note mask and stamp the trees with Close to Cocoa ink.  Note:  I only inked the tree portion of the stamp.  I did not ink the ground portion so it would be omitted.


Wiped the embossed pumpkins off with an old soft rag to get the Close to Cocoa ink off of them.


Stamped the Witch with Basic Black ink.


Sponged Elegant Eggplant around the outside edges of the card stock.


Sponge Basic Black ink around the very outside edges of the card stock, not covering the Elegant Eggplant ink entirely.


Sponged on Elegant Eggplant under the pumpkins to create a shadow for them.  Colored in the stars on the Witch with a White Gel pen.


Assembled my layers of card stock.


Added black photo-corners in each corner and copper brads.   Here is the completed card measuring 5 3/8″ x 5 3/8″.


So are you in the mood for Autumn too?  If so, give this type of Autumn scene a whirl.  Just watch out for levitating Pumpkins, lol.

May your day be one of peace and joy.

Until my next post. . . . .. . . . .



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89 responses to “Is It Autumn Yet? – Tutorial #116

  1. I love,love, LOVE this card!!! I also love everything about fall it’s my favorite season. So feel free to make as many fall cards as you like:)

  2. Un gros Bonjour d’automne!
    Déjà! quelques feuilles changent de couleurs… J’adore cette carte avec ces couleurs si chaudes… les roux, jaunes et oranges. SUPERBE!

  3. Oh my gosh. I love this card! I have been ogling this stamp set for a while (*my precious*). Now I really need to buy it! Thanks for sharing Michelle. PS-I also love the autumn colours.

  4. Wow I love the colors you chose will definetly have to try and find Inkadinkado “All Hallow’s Eve”
    I agree make as many as you want!
    Though i can not wait to see what you come up with for your xmas cards!!!!

  5. This is one of my favorites….I love Halloween, Scenes, and Purple so you covered it all here for me! TFS!

  6. I WILL learn to use a brayer like that. You are AWESOME!!!


  7. And Michelle creates another beautiful scene. Autumn is my favorite time too. To me, it just gets better and better from Labor Day to New Year’s Day. I don’t have this set and probably won’t get it but I think I can use what I already have and improvise. I’ll let you know how it goes. Thanks for the tutorial, always appreciate them. P.S. I do so love Inkadinkado stamps but I’ve got a special project coming up and I am saving all my pennies.

  8. Robin Sobliros

    I love this card. It is great. I can not wait to come up with a similiar card, because I know I can never re-create the card like you do. It is wonderful. You give me my daily inspiration. Thank you so much and god bless.

  9. I LOVE this card!!!! I love the sights and smells of autumn. I really like Halloween things but I don’t send Halloween cards so I don’t have very many Halloween stamps. I just might “need” to get this one. That witch is awesome. Again your use of colours and the composition of your card is amazing. Great scene!

  10. I love the rich autumnal colors!

  11. teresa kline aka va.sunshine

    WOW……your work is amazing, you my friend are a true artist! I am tuning in for the first time, I hope I can sign up for your blog, not sure. I will go back and look. I scrolled thru the steps of this card and I am in la la land. I was very capitivated with how you made the levitating pumpkin card. I will say you make it look very easy, yeh right? You have inspired me to make a card of this type. Keep creating….thanks for the inspiartion! *~*

  12. Fair out! I’ve been visiting your site for a few months now in awe of your cards, but this one just took my breath away. Wow! I’m still practising my brayering (with the guidance of your tutorials) but still need WAY more practice. Wow! Just gorgeous!

  13. Like you, I am also a sucker for anything autumnal! I absolutely adore this card, levitating pumpkin and all!

  14. Another winner! I usually don’t do anything Halloween but this might be the exception. It is too cute and as usual you came up with a great combination. I think I have to find those trees, I love the multi uses and looks for them. They seem to be a perfect go to stamp. thanks for sharing!

  15. That’s another great card.
    I love Halloween, but you can’t buy any Halloween related stamps here. I see all the new releases everywhere and I can almost cry. I want them too!
    I love the touches of purple.

  16. I so want to be you when I grow up!! All of your creations are gorgeous but I absolutely love this one – the colors just pop. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing

  17. Holy cow!! I absolutely LOVE IT!! Michelle, this is great!! I am going to have to try something like it!! thanks for sharing!

  18. how awesome!! love the colors you used and love these stamps.

  19. So nice! I love autumn cards as well and this one is great.

  20. Your card is so fabulous!!! One of the prettiest cards I have seen.

  21. tout simplement spendide. Merveillous

  22. wow, I love this card, it really made me smile.

  23. holy cow i love this card halloween is my fav time of year ilove it so so so so so much icant belive how great you are thank you

  24. I really love the flow of this card! Great card. I would never have thought to use so many different colors of ink, and looking at this card I would never have guessed it either. I just wish my “mistakes” were so minor as what you call mistakes. Your so called mistakes “looks right” to me. Perfect Card!

  25. Hello, my name is Vee and I’m a stamp-a-holic. I’ll go on the wagon tomorrow. Today I have to get “All Hallow’s Eve.”

    This is a fantastic card. If you hadn’t pointed out the levitating pumpkin I might not have seen it. If it were me I’d make that green go up and meet it like a little hill and then you wouldn’t have anything to confess. LOL Love ya and I can’t wait to meet ya in Austin.

  26. I have a 60% off coupon for Michaels that is good starting THursday – guess WITCH set I”m going to buy! This is totally WICKED! I’m going to CASE this – after I get the set of course. Thank you so much for your wonderful tutorials.
    Have a wonderful day!

  27. Ooooh, LOVE this, Michelle! It just jumped off the screen at me, lol…and I actually HAVE this set! Gorgeous, simply gorgeous! –Betsy

  28. That is absolutely GORGEOUS~!!! I love it!!!

  29. I LOVE this card! The sky you’ve created is absolutely stunning. TFS!

  30. Just stunning! I don’t have the exact stamps but may be able to find something close. This is definitely one I want to try!

  31. This is an AWESOME card! I am a fanatic when it comes to Halloween, and I think this card is amazing! You are truly and artist! Best, Curt

  32. Michelle, this card is over the top adorable and I’m lovin’ that set by Inkadinkado, you’ve rocked it girl! I love the flourishes surrounding the pumpkins and the witch is, well, just way too cute! Thanks for sharing your tutorial, it’s fabulous!

  33. I love the card and the colours!! I think I’ll have to go to Michaels this afternoon.

  34. What a neat card. For some reason the grass jumped out at me–I love the way it did!!! Thank you!

  35. WOW just WOW. I LOVE every card you have made.
    Before your Blog I used to “stalk” yor SCS gallery.
    You are a phenominal artist Michelle!!!

  36. Great Card –

  37. Gorgeous card! I love how it glows.

  38. I’m an autumnal girl too!!! 🙂 It was raining to morning and now the sun is coming out! YEAH This weekend the girls are coming over and one of your cards are going to be our inspiration. I’m not sure how well we will do, but I am more than willing to try! Thanks for giving us inspiration!

  39. oooooh – I have these stamps!!!!!!

    I don’t have all the ink colours though…. but will have to improvise – I am going to attempt to CASE the life out of this card 🙂

  40. Harriet Skelly

    Awesome card Michelle – I love Autumn – it is my favorite time of year – the most gorgeous colors and the weather is the best! Thanks for another wonderful tutorial!

  41. Omigosh, Michelle, this is FANTASTIC! Thanks for always teaching us as well as showing your gorgeous works of art!

  42. I was determined not to buy any more fall stamps. HOWEVER…….now I NEED this one. I really want to make this card. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

  43. Linda Peterson

    This card is fantastic! Now I have to buy this stamp set–you are such an enabler.
    Thanks for the great tutorial.
    Linda Peterson

  44. Man, I just love your stuff! Is it okay to have a stamping idol? If so, you would be mine!!! I love your techniques and tutorials. You make it look soooo easy. I have dabbled a couple of times in some of your techniques, but I am no where as good as you. I know, I know – practice makes perfect, but I think that sheer artistic talent has a lot to do with it, too. Thanks so much for being willing to share your “secrets” with the rest of us wanna-bes!

  45. OH!! Yummy yummy!!! Great card!!

  46. Michelle, I just love this scene! I’m not wild about any of the other Halloween cards I’ve seen on countless blogs. Part of it is the stamp set (yes, I love saying, “Inkadinkado,” too) but mostly it’s your awesome talent. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing work with us.

    P.S. I used to live in northern CA and am trying to get back there (if our house here ever sells) and would love going to the San Jose or Sunnyvale workshop. Boo hoo. Do you ever head north? I live in Spokane, WA in eastern Washington. I love my LSS and I’ll be she would jump at the chance to have you teach a class. She’s had Fred Mullett, Mary Jo McGraw and Karen Lockhart classes and this month She’s having David Brethauer classes. I’d definitely be there! Unless my house sells first, of course.

  47. Margaret Roever

    Thank you Thank you Michelle! I have this set and was trying to figure out how to do something like this with it . I was sooo happy to see your amazing card!

  48. Girl,

    I LOVE THIS! Such an awesome job as always! I would love to make something like this for the mom-in-law, she’s my biggest fan 😉

  49. Absolutely fabulous card.

  50. You deserve a big WOW on this one. GReat job. I love halloween scenes and this is now one of my favorites. I wish for another halloween scene from you. Thanks for sharing with us. Happy STamping !!!

  51. You have out done yourself with this one, Michelle! I swear I have to go to Michael’s right now and get that stamp set. Stunning use of color and brayer . . . as always. You inspire me. Thank you for sharing your incredible gift with us.

  52. Oh Wow! I don`t normally like Halloween cards that much but lets just say…I LOVE this card. What a great stamp…a witch with sparkle and pumpkins with flourishes. I so enjoy your blog. Thank you so much for all you have taught me. It seems that I am never able to just admire your cards because your talent and the way you share through tutorials is just sooooo fantastic. I admire you so much. You are the blogger I want to be. Thanks.

  53. This scene is Terrific, just love the late night sky, and the witch flying by 🙂

  54. Oh my word….this is super awesome love love it

  55. Yep, getting your Blog & tutorials is definitely the BEST part of my day!

  56. Your site is the first place I come to in the morning with cuppa in hand and the anticipation of a school girl to see what you have created over night…you are amazing.
    I am new to stamping, due to scrapbooking taking this turn towards it. I am having to learn something completely new and I tell you….your site makes me aspire to something greater than just stamping an image onto paper and leaving it as just that.
    This morning’s Halloween card to FANTASTIC!!!! Floating pumpkins, if you hadn’t have said anything I would never had noticed and hay you made good work of the boo boo. Me I would have tossed and started again lol
    Can I ask………your collection of stamps & inks have you ever counted them all. Would love to know how many you have as I do see every now and then the tree stamp being used but with soooooooo many others as well. You must have a very impressive collection there.
    Thanks again for the fantastic read and will see you again tomorrow morning!

  57. well this really made my day, I bought this stamp set at a craft store in London last week, fantastic!!! Thanks for the amazing tutorial as always…I too love fall but it’s also a little sad because the glorious summer is over.

  58. I’ve been admiring your cards for a few weeks now and haven’t had time to try them yet. I don’t have the same pumpkin or witch card but I’ll use the stamps I have and see what I can come up with.

  59. This is wonderful, such a great halloween card. I was in a Michaels store this last weekend and they had nothing like this set, I’m so sad this is a great set. Thanks for the tutorial.

  60. Well, I had walked by those stamps only yesterday and felt that I didn’t need them. What an enabler you are! I went out today in the rain and purchased them. I just love the card. Thank you again.

  61. another fab card..this one I love.

    I love in soCal & we don’t really get seasons. Mostly hot, hotter & HOTTER!!!

    I just love this card

    thank you Michelle


  62. The fall colors are my favorite too. I love your moon, the silohuoette of the witch stamp, and the brayered colors of course! Perfect Halloween card! I just love your tutorials!

  63. All I can say is :::SWOOON!::: Wow, this card is GORGEOUS.

    And you are a lovely, lovely, lovely person for a posting a tutorial. You are incredibly talented!!

  64. Wow Michelle, this is beautiful! I can’t wait to get some time to play with my brayers!

  65. Your card is beautiful! Love fall scenes too 🙂 Your post is so funny today with the watch out for levitating pumpkins and liking the sound of inkadinkado. Thanks for sharing a laugh and for sharing your amazing talent. As always, you rock!

  66. This is absolutely beautiful. I too love all the fall colors. I can tell I will have to create my own version. Thanks so much for sharing.

  67. I love the colors you used, the witch and pumpkin are neat. Another super card! Thanks

  68. WOW this is awesome!

  69. Michelle,
    Great job once again. I want to get this set now. I like Inkadinkado. Love Halloween. Love fall. Love fall colors.

    If I have nowhere to go on a rainy day I like to stamp too.

    Beautiful card.

  70. I absolutely love this card!! I’m not really into the Halloween scene since my kids are grown but this is gorgeous!!

  71. ta carte est magnifique.
    bravo pour tout ce travail.

  72. Your cards are beautiful. And your tutorials are easy to follow, if not challenging to copy the workmanship. Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards. My favourite fall colours are rust and red and gold.

  73. OMG … I LOVE this card! My brother’s birthday is 10/31, so I’m always looking for an extra special card for him. I sure hope mine will be half as good as yours! You are so talented! Thank you for all the great tutorials.

  74. You are absolutely awesome!!!!!!!!! Please keep creating.

  75. Laurie Vantine

    This card is so fantastic! I went right out this morning, couldn’t find the right set, BUT, made it with the ‘Cats and Bats’ set and it came out great…thanks to your well done instructions. Keep on inspiring us!

  76. This makes me want to go ‘trick or treating’ all over again. Thanks for sharing, you do such wonderful things with your ink, brayer and paper that I don’t see many others do.

  77. Please pick me for this one! It is stunning! Upu are amazing at this! kathy Eddy

  78. Thank you for sharing your amazing artwork. Now I have to run out and buy a brayer!

  79. Michelle – I have promised myself that I’ll get no more stamps for a while, then I see your new set from InkaDinkaDo (and yes I love the way that rolls off the tongue!)I have to have that witch! The pumpkins are beautiful, but I could live without them. But that witch!!! A beautiful card once again.

  80. Simply amazing!!! What a wonderful card!!

  81. Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for taking the time to share step by step.

  82. Michelle, you always have the most amazing cards and such detailed tutorials!

    You were the Card of the Week at Card of the You can see the original post here.

    I did use a picture from your post, with links back to the site and the original post. I hope that is OK. Please feel free to email me if you need me to change anything.

    I also have an “I was featured” on badge for you if you want it 😀

    Thanks again for sharing!

  83. Congrats on Runner Up on Card of the Week! I just love these pumpkins! Beautiful job!

  84. All I can say is WOW- a lot of steps, but definately worth it. Congratulations !!! Fabulous technique. So glad I found your blog.

  85. This card is amazing, a work of art actually :p You are a talented woman, bravo!!

  86. What a card! And what an in-depth tutorial!!!!!!!!!!!! You really give us all the information and supplies. Much appreciated especially by new stampers. A real work of art, very creative.

  87. P.S. Thanks also for giving us the actual size of the finished card. I think it is helpful to know. So many people forget to mention card size. It helps with the visualization.

  88. GREAT! i love it so much!
    Now you are in my best blogs list on !