Wednesday, May 11, 2022


Today we are visiting another beautiful Mountain Lake.

The lake scene on today's card has a totally different feel from yesterday's card, doesn't it? While yesterday's card was moody and peaceful, today's card is full of color.  What do you think is happening when you look at this card?  Do you think a storm is coming from behind the mountains?  I think it is early morning, and a big red sun is slowly rising behind the mountain.  It makes me remember what my dad used to say when the sky was glowing red in the morning.  "Red at night, Sailors Delight.  Red in the Morning, Sailors take Warning!"

Today's card is another quick & easy card with minimal stamping.  The only stamping was the birds in the sky and the sentiment.  I used the two mountain dies from the Horizon Dies to create the mountain range.  

It doesn't get much easier than that!


When you cut the 6" x 6" designer series paper to fit the front of your card, plan ahead!  There will be scraps left over, however you decide to cut it, but if you plan ahead, you will have beautiful "scraps" that you can use to decorate the inside of your card and the envelope.  So, before you cut, decide if you want a longer horizontal scrap or a longer vertical scrap, and then cut that edge first.  For this card I wanted a longer horizontal piece to use on my envelope flap, so I cut the horizontal length first.  That gave me a 6" length of DSP "scrap" to decorate the flap of my envelope.  

I trimmed the bottom off my "lake" and used this piece for the envelope.  You can see that flap in the first picture above.  By trimming the full 6" length first, I was left with a shorter vertical piece trimmed off the side, but since my card is in landscape orientation, this piece was still long enough to decorate an edge on the inside of the card.  Had I trimmed the side piece first, the remaining horizontal length would not have been long enough to cover my envelope flap, so this is why it is important to plan ahead when you are trimming paper to size.

For the inside of the card, I made another range of mountains and on the right edge added my left-over scrap of the New Horizon designer series paper from the front of the card.  What do you think?  It makes the inside of the card pretty, too, right?

I hope you are enjoying these additional New Horizon ideas this week.

If you would like a FREE TUTORIAL for today's card, you can download a copy at this link.

A list of products used is shown below.

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