Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Icy Mountain Encouragement - Stampin' Up! Horizon Dies

   It took me a while to get around to using the challenge colors over at Just Us Girls but I'm happy I got to play along.  After dithering about for a bit over what kind of card to make and not feeling it with a few different ideas I landed on using the new Horizon dies and making a snowy/icy mountain scene.

  The Horizon dies and coordinating stamp set, On the Horizon along with the New Horizons DSP are not normally my style but I'm enjoying stretching myself a bit to create some beautiful scenes.  The mountain and water shapes work perfectly with the challenge colors of light blue, silver and white.

  I started my scene with a piece of Basic White with a circle cut from the top half.  I embossed the panel with the retired Subtle embossing folder and then layered a piece of the Sale-a-Bration Simply Marbleous DSP in Balmy Blue on the back of the cut out circle after stamping a few birds in Night of Navy.  I hope the Navy is ok as I was using it as a neutral and not part of the challenge colors!

  Then I cut out 2 mountain shapes along with the matching detailed overlay which I cut out of retired silver glimmer paper.  I layered one directly onto the card front and then offset the other on top and adhered with dimensionals.

  Using some more glimmer paper this time in Balmy Blue, I cut a few of the water like shapes and layered them under the mountains with one also popped on dimensionals.

  The sentiment from Through it Together is stamped on a narrow scrap and adhered at the edge of the water layers.  Then the whole top panel is adhered to a Basic White thick card base.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: On the Horizon, Through it Together

Ink: Night of Navy

Paper: Basic White thick, Basic White, Simply Marbleous DSP (SAB), Silver Glimmer paper (retired), Balmy Blue Glimmer paper (retired)

Accessories: circle dies, Horizon dies, Subtle embossing folder (retired)


  1. Your scene is wonderful, Amanda! The snow covered peeks on the mountain tops look fabulous! Happy to see you in the gallery at Just Us Girls! Take care!

  2. What a lovely scene! I love all the sparkle you added. Love this card! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!


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