Fall Watercolor Plaid Cards with Tree Silhouette

What’s more festive than some Fall watercolor plaid cards? Make a few with me. Watercoloring is an easy way to spruce up your projects without a lot of time — or any fancy techniques!

The leaves are changing here in Pennsylvania, and I wanted to replicate that with a seasonal card. The colors going from bright red, to orange, and yellow — it’s no wonder this is one of my favorite times of the year.

Pair your watercoloring with the Rooted in Nature stamp set, and it’s perfect for autumn.

Watercoloring takes only watercolor paper, your inks, a paintbrush, and of course water. I highly recommend it to beginner crafters who want to try an easy technique that can be used in hundreds of different ways.

Additionally, stamping these trees over the watercolored backgrounds really makes them stand out.

Their silhouette keeps the focus of your card — the tree and sentiment — while letting the fall watercolors set the stage.

Below I have the instructions to make one of these festively fall cards:

Steps to Create Fall Watercolor Cards

Cut Cardstock:

  • Blackberry Bliss:
    • 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” scored and folded at 4 1/4”.
    • 2 3/4” x 3 3/4” for layer under tree.
  • Plaid DSP: 2” x 5 1/2”
  • Watercolor Paper: 2 1/2” x 3 1/2”


  • For this set of cards, I watercolored a larger piece and then cut it. It can save time. There’s no wrong way to do it!
  • Using a Water Painter (I prefer the wide brush for this), brush over your ink pad to pick up a little color, and glide it across your Watercolor paper. Do this a few times until it’s the color you want.
  • Next, do the same with darker color inks. Here’s another watercoloring tutorial if you want a more instruction.

Watercoloring Tip: Your project will always look slightly different — enjoy that. You may be happier with the results if you quiet the perfectionist inside.


  • When pairing it with watercoloring, Stazon ink is the best choice. It’s designed to not run and blur.
  • Stamp the tree and sentiment over the watercolored background.
  • Attach the watercolor/tree piece to the small blackberry layer.

Put it All Together:

  • Glue the Plaid DSP down on the card base towards the left side.
  • Lastly, attach the watercolored tree layer with dimensionals to pop it up.

Supplies for Fall Watercolor Plaid Cards

Want to make more fall-themed cards? Check out these fun projects by clicking on them:

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Happy Crafting!

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