Good morning y’all! Beth from @creativelybeth with a modern color palette to celebrate Thanksgiving. Follow along below to see how I created these hand-lettered fun fall foliage place cards! Bright yellow, green, red and orange get a pop of boldness by adding purple, blue and burgundy!
Here’s what you will need to make hand-lettered fun fall foliage place cards:
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens – 528, 126, 925, 636, 993, 905, 757, 873, 565 and 992
- Tombow MONO J Drawing Pencil 2H grade
- Tombow MONO Dust Catch Eraser
- Tombow Foam Tape
- Tombow Fudenosuke Colors Brush Pen, hard tip (I used brown)
- Tombow MONO Multi XL Liquid Glue
- Unfinished wooden leaf assortment
- Cardstock – tan and white
- Paper trimmer
- Water brush
Let’s create a color palette! I started out with the bright traditional colors of Fall and added the deep jewel tones to give my place cards a modern twist. Mix and match and don’t be afraid to be BOLD!
Trim tan cardstock to 3″ by 6″ rectangles and fold each one in half. Create rectangles of color on white cardstock with Dual Brush Pens 565, 636, 528 and 757.
Create a dreamy watercolor effect using a water brush. Set aside to dry.
Trim watercolor rectangles to 2 3/4″ by 2″. Apply Tombow Foam Tape to the back of each rectangle and attach to folded place card to create dimension.
Color unfinished wooden leaves with Dual Brush Pens, using the side of the brush tip. Then attach them to the place cards with MONO Multi XL Liquid Glue. Set aside to dry.
Print the names onto the place cards with Dual Brush Pen 992 in bold block lettering.
Layer a modern calligraphy style hand-lettered name with the brown Fudenosuke Colors Brush Pen. The hard tip is perfect for the beginning letterer – give it a try!
Here is an up close photo, so you can see all of the details.
I hope you will use my hand-lettered fun fall foliage place cards as a jumping off point to experiment with color and showcase YOUR @tombowusa creativity!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving!