A couple of times a year, when one of the Stampin’ Up!® mini catalogs is retiring soon, I begin to look through my stamp sets from the annual catalog to see what I have not used in a long time. When someone waves something shiny and bright (like a new catalog) in front of me, I get all excited and tend to forget about what was already available prior to the new release. So, I went through my stamp sets and pulled out a bunch I have not used in a long time and created with them. You will see a few of them in the coming weeks.
One of the stamp sets I have not used very often or in a long time is called Mountain Air. This stamp set also has coordinating dies called Majestic Mountain (although I did not use them with this card) so I decided to take it out and make a card. The first thing I did was stamp the mountains in Soft Suede and again in Sahara Sand ink. Next, I stamped the trees using Evening Evergreen ink. I used the stamp set called Oceanfront (another stamp set that is in the Annual Catalog) to stamp the water in Pacific Point ink.
Then, I stamped the mountains again onto a piece of Masking Paper and fussy cut the top of the mountains out. As I am typing this, I am not sure why I didn’t use the coordinating die which would have been easier (duh!). I laid the stamped masking paper on top of the Sahara Sand mountains on my card front and then stamped the sun in Daffodil Delight ink. That way it looked like the sun are beginning to either rise or set behind the mountains.
Lastly, I used a sentiment from Artistically Inked for the sentiment with Pacific Point ink and cut it out.
Take a look at some stamp sets you haven’t used in a while (retired or current) and use them. There was a reason you bought them!