Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
Today I will be sharing the two cards that I made during my Facebook Live last night, plus another card I created with the left over designer paper from the second card! I used the New Horizons suite … and highlighted how amazing the coordinating dies look with the designer paper.
Let’s start the fun off with the video …
Now that you watched the video, let’s get a close up of those cards. The first card begins with a 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Basic White card base. The New Horizons Designer paper was cut to 5″ x 4-3/4″ with a Basic Black mat that was cut to 5-1/8″ x 4-7/8″.
It’s amazing what a little ribbon and a die cut can do for a card … and it’s so easy to make because the “work” is already done for you with this stunning designer paper. Stampin’ Up! gets two thumbs up from me … I LOVE this Suite!
My second card highlights the fence and grasses die … It really does look like an invitation to walk into the sunset, doesn’t it!?
The stamping of the background is an old technique but one I pull out quite a bit. It really does create a sense of depth and texture without adding any bulk to your card, we’ll save that for our dies ❤
The third card is actually the other half of the designer paper from our second card, and I simple cut the 5″ x 3″ piece into equal 1″ strips. I would suggest to cut down the 5″ to 4-3/4″ as it would make a nicer border around your card instead of going almost to the bottom.
This card has a few more layers but it is not hard to do, let’s start with our base;
- The Evening Evergreen Base: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ then score at 4-1/4″ and fold
- The Evening Evergreen Mat: 5-1/4″ x 4″ … Textured with the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder
- Designer Paper: Three strips of 1″ x 4-3/4″ with a mat of Basic Black (3) 1-1/8″ x 4-7/8″
These are all layered directly on top of each other but if you wanted to add additional dimension to your card, you could secure the layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals and pop them up.
The greeting was stamped in black and punched with the Tailored Tag punch. A second punch was done with Basic Black so we could mat the greeting … this has been popped up with dimensionals and embellished with the Silver & Clear Epoxy elements. I then colored them with the Stampin’ Blends.
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Thank you for hanging out with me today, and I hope you are just as excited as I am for this new suite, and that I’ve inspired you to get back in your stamp room! Have fun 🙂
Have a wonderful day ~