Just breathe and relax!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which a wonderful card featuring the New Horizons Suite! Sometimes, keeping your cards simple is best, but simple does not have to be boring! The hand painted designs of the New Horizons 6” x 6” DSP are perfect for creating outdoor scenery and nature! While the coordinating Horizon Dies do create wonderful backgrounds and scenery, don’t forget about the stamps and stamping directly on the designer series paper! This is another fun and easy card to make, with some added elements of embellishments, ribbon, die-cutting, and embossing!

The base layer is this design from the New Horizons DSP, which I first cut 2” off the top (or sky) and a ½” off the side. You will have a base layer measuring 4” x 5 ½”, a ½” x 4” strip for the inside of the card, and a 2” x 6” piece, which is not used for this card, but will be used later for a different card. I stamped the tree and bird stamps in Evening Evergreen ink directly on the DSP:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. On Sahara Sand cardstock, use the plank stamp to stamp in Sahara Sand ink, die-cut out with the coordinating die, and emboss with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder.

2. The sentiment is stamped in Evening Evergreen ink on Basic White cardstock and die-cut out with the smallest layering Stitched So Sweetly Die. This will be layered on top of the above piece.

3. I used a piece of the Petal Pink ribbon from the Cotton Ribbon Combo Pack to fold over two times (creating four loops on each side) and tied the middle with a piece of Linen Thread into a knot, creating a faux bow.

4. You will need one of each Pebbles Enamel Shapes, not pictured.

To assemble the card front, I adhered the DSP base layer to an Evening Evergreen cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”, adhered the layered sentiment piece to the base layer, used a glue dot to adhere the faux bow to the sentiment piece, and placed the pebbles as shown:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, adhere the ½” x 4” strip of DSP along the side, and stamp the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink:

For the coordinating envelope, I kept it simple and stamped the tree stamp in the corner using Evening Evergreen ink:

Keeping a card simple, but definitely not boring! I was determined to use the cotton ribbon with this card because buying it does me no good if it’s just going to sit there! It is only 1/8” thick, but it’s soft and easy to work with!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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