Yesterday I did a Facebook Live on my I’d Rather Bee Stampin’ page. I created three cards featuring the beautiful New Horizons Suite of products! Such beautiful products!!! I started with a very simple card – basically just showcasing the Horizons Designer Series Paper – I created a frame with the Stitched Rectangles Dies to really just highlight the paper. Very simple but I think we all need simple at times – and with paper this beautiful, you don’t need to add much more – a word, some Genial Gems and done!
You can see how I created all three cards by watching my Facebook Live video below.
The next card I made was also simple – I used a Basic White Note Card/Envelope. I knew I wanted to use the “scene” of the Designer Series Paper as the focal point – and cut that to 3 x 4 3/4. I looked through the pack of DSP and found a coordinating color and used it to cover the front of the card – 3 1/2 x 5. I stamped the birds with Black Memento ink and popped up the center panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The words were stamped on a small Stitched Rectangle Die with Evening Evergreen Ink. Again – pretty simple but it works! This card could easily be stepped up with some gems and/or twine. I liked the simplicity of it so kept it as is!
The third card I made was a Tent Card – and is a stepped up card. It was really fun to create the little beach scene on the circle. This card measures 2 1/4 x 5 1/2 – and will fit in a regular size envelope. It’s fun to switch things up a bit from the traditional card with something like this!
The circle was cropped from the Designer Series Paper – I used a blending brush with Daffodil Ink to add a bit of a sunrise – l love that the paper makes it look like rays spreading out from the sun! I stamped the birds in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and also stamped the grass with Evening Evergreen ink.
The rest of the card was put together with die cuts – I cropped the fence with Sahara Sand ink and then stamped over it multiple times with the textured label stamp that is in the stamp set- I wanted to make the fence have a more weathered look and this seemed to accomplish that. I cropped the grass directly from the Designer Series Paper – and love the variation in color this created.
The Pebble Enamel Shapes are so fun – and add a finishing touch to the card. Which card is your favorite? I’d love to know!!!
If you love the New Horizons Suite, then you will LOVE my tutorials from my previous card class to-go release. You can purchase the tutorial here: NEW HORIZONS TUTORIALS
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Circle card is the best – beautiful design and color – but how do you mail it?