We’ve all tried the wonderful circle you can create with the original set and now that we have additional pieces, it’s time to see what more can be done with the Horizon Die Family.
I’m going to use a new pattern and tweak it just a tad. Pattern #109 has a large center photo spot to accommodate a 4×6 photo. I’ve changed this to accommodate 6 – 2×2 photos.
I’ll use the 3×4, 2×2 and 1×1 from the first set add to it the 2×4 and 1×4 and stack them together. These will fit nicely into the pattern I’ve chosen. I am, however, going to flip the 2×2 and 1×1 for the squares in the corners for a twist in the shape.
I have six photos I wanted to feature and a Baby Collection of papers from Echo Park. My Mosaic Moments Grid Paper of choice is Sapphire Blue, a deep violet-blue not quite navy blue. It matches the patterned paper so well! I also have used a sheet of Blue Wood Planks I picked up at Michael’s from their Recollections line of paper.
I have cut this patterned paper with the planks horizontally into three strips the width of the paper and at 3.25”, 4.375” and 3.25”. I want the paper to fit together like one piece, so I will cut each section one at a time, some hand cut, and some using dies (Set A, C).
The center six papers are cut with the 2.125” Grid Cut Die and I’ve used the Layering B square die for the photos mounted.
I’ve used a combination of light, medium and dark patterned papers for the Horizon Die pattern. I’ve used the inside quarter of the 1” square Horizon die for a rounded photo corner in the outside 1” squares with a darker pattern blending a bit with the grid paper.
When layering the sections for the 3×4, 2×4 and 1×4 section I have left the top side loose. On the corners, I’ve also left the top edges loose to tuck in smaller cards from the Echo Park Baby papers. I liked the page without them, I love seeing that blue wood paper and seeing the full twisted circle, but adding in the smaller tags in the corner sections carries the colors from the papers which adds its own special touch. How you choose to use these corners if you try it out is up to you. You just might have photos to fill in nicely either with a 2×2 or a cut 3×3. Be bold, try it out!
There are so many pieces to the whole Horizon Die family and there are many ways to create interesting layouts you just have to play around a bit with each. Don’t get stuck with only one look, get the most from your dies, try something new!