Autumn Fern Place Cards

By  Jill Foster  for  Penny Black

size: 3-3/4"x3-1/2"

  • Autumn Fern Place Cards
  • Second Card


  • Top-fold place cards, 3-3/4”x3-1/2”
  • White cardstock
  • Canson 140 lb. Watercolor Paper
  • Mini self-adhesive pearls


  • Die-cutting machine and Penny Black Creative Dies: Framed Fern, Flights of Fancy
  • Penny Black Kate’s Alphabet Stamp
  • Ranger Archival Inks: Potting Soil, Tree Branch, Fern Green, Saffron, Monarch Orange, Red Geranium
  • Imagine Crafts Onyx Black VersaFine Ink
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pen
  • Adhesives: Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue, dimensional foam squares

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, acrylic block, sponge dauber, paintbrush
  • 1. Cut watercolor paper 2-1/2"x3-1/4". Apply Potting Soil and Tree Branch ink to bottom left corner using sponge dauber. Color acrylic block with pen, add water with paintbrush, and splatter background. Once dry, adhere to place card using foam square.
  • 2. Die cut Framed Fern from watercolor paper. Carefully apply inks to fern using sponge applicator. For red fern, apply Red Geranium and Monarch Orange. For green fern, apply Fern Green and Saffron. Adhere to place card using foam squares.
  • 3. Cut small white cardstock squares. Stamp guest's name Onyx Black using alphabet stamps. Ink edges of each square Tree Branch using sponge dauber. Adhere name to place card using foam squares.
  • 4. Die cut Flights of Fancy butterflies from white cardstock. Ink butterflies using sponge dauber in same color schemes as ferns. Adhere butterflies to ferns using liquid glue. Embellish with self-adhesive pearls.
  • Tip
  • 1. Easily alter your color scheme by die cutting ferns from white watercolor paper. For longer names, create larger top-fold place cards from white cardstock.