Abstract Landscape Cards, 3 Ways

July 5 - Abstract Landscape Cards, 3 Ways

Sometimes when I have the urge to create but don’t have any design team assignments due, or a specific card that needs to be made, I like to dig through my stash for supplies that haven’t had enough love. You know the ones that you received long ago but never really had enough time to play with? That’s how I felt recently about the Essentials by Ellen Abstract Mountain and Abstract Sunset dies. They’ve been in my craft cupboard for a while, and this past weekend, they were the stars of a little card trio I created.

I’m a big fan of color blocked designs, and I really like how both dies allow you play with color while effortlessly creating multiple cards at the same time. I began by selecting a color palette of pinks, oranges, teals and navy, then ran the die through my die cutting machine with an A2 panel in each color. That meant I had all the pieces I needed to create a TON of cards, but I’ll just focus on 3 of my favorites today.

July 5 - Abstract Landscape Cards, 3 Ways

For all 3 designs, I started by adhering each layer in the scene to an A2 piece of plain white printer paper. Once the full scene was built for each, I decided to put a twist on the Abstract Mountain by layering an arched window on top. This was quickly made with one of the Essential Arch dies, and Iayered it over top with foam tape for dimension. Sentiment-wise, I picked one I’d already made from the Positive Vibes stamp set and Sentiment Strips die.

July 5 - Abstract Landscape Cards, 3 Ways

For the first Abstract Sunset card, I went with the panel scene as-is, but used the It’s All Good stamp set (which I think is retired now) to stamp a Thanks a Lot on the upper portion, with a little half sun above. (The Organic Elements stamp set is perfect for this!) Even though it’s simple, I think this may be my favorite one of the bunch!

July 5 - Abstract Landscape Cards, 3 Ways

For the final Abstract Sunset card, I chose another sentiment from It’s All Good, strategically opting for a narrow one because I wanted to slice the scene into thirds. (You all know I loooove the Rule of Thirds when it comes to design principles and use it very often!) With each of the 3 pieces cut, I backed them with foam tape and mounted them on the final A2 card base.

July 5 - Abstract Landscape Cards, 3 Ways

I’d love to know – what supplies have you been revisiting, or which ones are you hoping to be able to revisit soon?

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