New Horizons

Last month we saw the retirement of more products but I simply couldn't let the New Horizons DSP (patterned paper) go so easily. The colours, scenery and the colour wash on the reverse can be used so many ways. With this in mind I used it for June's classes and my last month as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

The cards I created need finishing with a sentiment but are simple so as to promote the imagery on the paper. Let me share them with you....

A simple triple layer card. A slight twist as it's DSP - no stamping and also the top layer is a circle.

The paper chosen for both this and the next card are quite moody.

Created using both the Stitched Rectangle and Stitched Triangle dies, both of which also now seem to be retired - such a shame, I use the rectangles so very often! 

The third card is a gentle scene, the vibrant sky is softened by using the Grove Dies to create a frame, shadowing the deer. These versatile dies will definitely feature on some of my Christmas cards.

Finally, the last card which is a popular fun fold at present - the Flying Seagull. So called as the folded card on either side of the central panel resemble flapping wings. When folded it fits a regular C6 envelope with room to spare. The first image shows it almost completely folded flat. The second shows the card standing.

I hope that you have enjoyed seeing these cards today.

The name of this DSP seems to me to be very apt. As mentioned at the start of this post, I retired as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator as of the end of June, in my 12th year. I've very much enjoyed being part of the Stampin' Up! demonstrator community and have made some wonderful friends, both in the UK and overseas, attended some fab events. However, life is changing yet again and we all have to move with it. I will continue with my crafting and sharing although my posts may become more erratic, something you may have already noticed. So, I hope you will continue to join me!

Happy crafting!