Reflections on New Horizons

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have four quick & easy cards from the New Horizons Designer paper to share with you today which includes a replay of a Facebook LIVE and a fifth card that last nights viewers did not get to see … This amazing bundle has “not” gone into the new catalog so it will retire in June.

Let’s start the fun off with the video

Each card has a Basic White base (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) and a Basic Black mat cut to 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″. The New Horizons Designer paper 6″ x 6″ sheet is cut into equal pieces of 3″ x 3″.

My first card highlights the designer paper and one of the 5 greetings included in the stamp set…

The second card I made uses the same layout as the first and uses another greeting. I also want to mention that I “stamped on” the designer paper. A simple technique but one we forget. Adding something as simple as the birds to the paper, really adds to the card.

The third card adds a layer of cardstock and some texture. Using a card front cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″, I added some texture by “scoring” the lower portion … I scored at 1-1/4″ then turned the cardstock 180 degrees, then score at 1/2″, the move the piece back 1/8″ and score again. You will end up with 3 score lines (I turn my cardstock over so the score is raised).

I then stamped my greeting between the lines. Here is a view of all the dimension and texture we added to this card …

On the last of the four cards, I went wild with the texture! I used the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder, but if you look close … it could pass for pebbles, and I thought it would look great with this section of our designer paper.

And speaking of “pebbles” … I added the Pebbles Embellishments from the New Horizons Suite! Check out this texture … Aren’t those pebbles just perfect!?

OK … now I have one more card for you. During the video, Jenny commented that the back side of one of the squares looked “stormy”, so my next card highlights that piece of designer paper. Look close … I think there is a tornado dropping down (yikes!)

While the birds get the heck out of the storm … I thought that I would use the grasses dies from the suite as a silhouette. I let it hang off the side a bit to add some character … then I created the rain! I took my Wink of Stella and tapped it against a pen so it sprinkled over the designer paper.

Those white speckles are the Wink of Stella and I wish that you could see the sparkle … it’s amazing! And so is all of the different ways you can use this paper, the New Horizons product suite. Let me just say … “We’ve Only Just Begun”

Thank you for hanging out with me today, and I hope you are just as excited as I am for this new suite, and that you grab up this bundle and designer paper before it’s gone for good!

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ❤

On the Horizon Card Tutorial

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

You are going to love today’s card … we’re back to “On the Horizon” and the beautiful designer paper we have all fallen in love with. This card was created by fellow demonstrator Cindy Elam.

I love how she brought her card to the next level with the golden frame, and you’ll love how easy it is to get this sophisticated look ….

Measurements: 

  • Card Base: Soft Succulent 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored & folded at 4-1/4″
  • Cardstock #2: Gold Foil Sheet 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Cardstock #3: Soft Succulent 1/2″ x 3″
  • On the Horizon Designer Paper #1: 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″

Instructions:

  • Stamp trees and grass several times on Designer Paper #1 using Evening Evergreen ink. Use Water Painter to fill in and darken the grass. Stamp birds in black.
  • Die cut large frame from Copper Foil. Adhere DSP scene behind frame and attach both to card base with dimensionals.
  • Heat emboss white greeting on Cardstock #3. Use dark Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blend to trace bottom of greeting, forming a shadow. Punch ends with label punch and adhere with dimensionals. 

Was I right … did you love this card?! When you got through the step by step directions and discover how easy it is to make this card, you will just grab your paper and start creating.

Thank you for joining me today.

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Four New Horizons Quick Cards Plus One!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have four quick & easy cards from the New Horizons Designer paper to share with you today which includes a replay of last nights Facebook LIVE and a fifth card that last nights viewers did not get to see … Let’s start the fun off with the video

Each card has a Basic White base (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) and a Basic Black mat cut to 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″. The New Horizons Designer paper 6″ x 6″ sheet is cut into equal pieces of 3″ x 3″.

My first card highlights the designer paper and one of the 5 greetings included in the stamp set…

The second card I made uses the same layout as the first and uses another greeting. I also want to mention that I “stamped on” the designer paper. A simple technique but one we forget. Adding something as simple as the birds to the paper, really adds to the card.

The third card adds a layer of cardstock and some texture. Using a card front cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″, I added some texture by “scoring” the lower portion … I scored at 1-1/4″ then turned the cardstock 180 degrees, then score at 1/2″, the move the piece back 1/8″ and score again. You will end up with 3 score lines (I turn my cardstock over so the score is raised).

I then stamped my greeting between the lines. Here is a view of all the dimension and texture we added to this card …

On the last of the four cards, I went wild with the texture! I used the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder, but if you look close … it could pass for pebbles, and I thought it would look great with this section of our designer paper.

And speaking of “pebbles” … I added the Pebbles Embellishments from the New Horizons Suite! Check out this texture … Aren’t those pebbles just perfect!?

OK … now I have one more card for you. During the video, Jenny commented that the back side of one of the squares looked “stormy”, so my next card highlights that piece of designer paper. Look close … I think there is a tornado dropping down (yikes!)

While the birds get the heck out of the storm … I thought that I would use the grasses dies from the suite as a silhouette. I let it hang off the side a bit to add some character … then I created the rain! I took my Wink of Stella and tapped it against a pen so it sprinkled over the designer paper.

Those white speckles are the Wink of Stella and I wish that you could see the sparkle … it’s amazing! And so is all of the different ways you can use this paper, the New Horizons product suite. Let me just say … “We’ve Only Just Begun”

Don’t forget … Sale-a-bration has begun and you will receive a FREE Sale-a-bration item with a qualifying purchase.

Thank you for hanging out with me today, and I hope you are just as excited as I am for this new suite, and that I’ve inspired you to get back in your stamp room!

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ❤