I just love this new Beauty of the Earth Suite featured in the new Stampin' Up! annual catalog! Using the Beauty of Friendship stamp set, Beautiful Trees dies, Bark 3D embossing folder and Beauty of the Earth 12 x 12 Designer Series paper, there are so many options for creating beautiful projects!
I got the idea for this card directly from page 10 of the annual catalog and made my first card almost exactly the same, except I added a couple of the cute birds to the front of the card. I wanted to change my second card up a little so I stamped the sentiment directly on the blue blended piece on the front of the card and I also used the Bark 3D embossing folder for the vellum accent piece.
The tree images are die cut directly from the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper and the shrubs on the front of the card were stamped using a two-step process to create a really pretty two-tone effect using just one ink color.
I used a couple of the other stamps from this set to finish off the inside of the card. I hope you like this card and will want to create one of your own to send to a special friend in your life.
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Materials for this card:
8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Soft Suede Cardstock
5 x 3 3/4 Basic White
5 1/4 x 4 Basic White for inside
5 1/2 x 1 1/4 Vellum Cardstock
Beauty of the Earth DSP
Scrap of Basic White for Stamping
Scrap of Merry Merlot for die cutting the birds