Friday, January 8, 2016

CHA, The New Catalog, and One of My Favorite New Creations--The Running Horse Card

This week, in addition to the Imagine Crafts Blog Hop (see my post from yesterday), the Stampendous Design Team is introducing some of their favorite creations for the new catalog.  This is one of mine:

Removable Tape
Wood Background Rubber Stamp
My Colors Card Stock in Chamois, Café Ole, Charcoal and Winter Lake
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Spectrum Markers IG10, IG8, IG4, GB8, GB10, PN8, EB5, EB8, and TN8
Prismacolor Pencils in Dark Brown, Bronze, Burnt Ochre, French Grey 20%, Copenhagen Blue,
                 Blue Slate and Light Cerulean Blue
Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
Ink Blending Tool
Craft Sheet

May Arts Twine


1)  The base card is 8 ½” by 5 ½” with a top fold.
2)  Lightly color the blue card stock with the blue and gray pencils, gliding gently over the texture to create a "denim" look.
3)  Use the removable tape to tape the stencil face up on the blue card stock.  Tape all the way around.
4)  Pick up some embossing paste on the back of your palette knife.
5)  Place the blade of the palette knife on on the left side of the stencil, with the back, holding the paste, facing the open parts of the stencil.
6)  Pull the knife gently across the stencil, treating it like a squeegee and filling all the holes of the stenicl.
7)  Put the remaining paste back into the container.
8)  Carefully remove the stencil, and let the pasted image dry thoroughly.
9)  Stamp white cardstock using the Memento ink.
10)  Color the image using colored pencils.
11)  Cut the wood image and mount on dark brown card stock, leaving room for the horses and a mat edge.
12)  When the paste is completely dry, color the horses with the Spectrum Markers.
13)  "Distress" all the edges using the ink, ink blender and craft sheet.
14)  Assemble the rest of the card, using the May Arts twine to create knots on the front for added interest.

Thanks for stopping by to see my new card today.  Here are all of the posts for today:


  1. I have a niece who loves horses. She would enjoy receiving a project with the running horses.
    The coloring is great.
    thanks for sharing.

  2. This looks awesome with the wood background.What a great card for any country western lover!

  3. How unique. Love the twine knot. I also have a niece who loves horses - she'd go gaga over this. lol

  4. WOW! LOVELOVELOVE this! My neighbor would be over the moon with a card like this!!! Definitely need to get the stencil and the woodgrain stamp!!! TFS!

  5. Wow - this is amazing! Great background!

  6. Really like this.. my niece would LOVE it! 💗💗💗