This next card was inspired by one I found on Pinterest by Jane Allmark. Thank you Jane!
I just love this horse! He/She just looks like they are running away from it all, onto something new and better. Such a good feeling!
This card is also made from Stampin’ Up!’s Let It Ride stamp set.
Measurements: Whisper White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card base folded at 4 1/4 inches, Wood Texture Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5 1/4 x 4 inches, Whisper White 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches, and Wood Textures DSP 2 1/4 x 1 inches.
Additional products needed include: Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake ink, Memento ink, Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker in Light Old Olive and an Aqua Painter.
The first step is to apply ink to the horse stamp. For larger stamps, I find it easier to lay the stamp on the table and put the ink onto the stamp. Use Memento ink whenever you want to watercolor or use the alcohol markers.
The first stamp of the horse will be on the right side. Without inking the horse again we are going to stamp to the left.
With each successive stamp, the image will get lighter and lighter. This gives the illusion of movement.
Here is the final image.
Again using the Memento ink, stamp the sentiment “Live as if someone left the gate open” onto the small strip of Wood Textures DSP. I wanted this to look like a wooden sign.
This step is easier with the older Stampin’ Up! ink pads than it is with the new ink pads. Squeeze the ink pad so that ink gets on the inside cover. If you have a new ink pad that is too stiff, apply a drop of the Crumb Cake re-inker to the inside lid. Prime the Aqua Painter with a gentle squeeze to start the flow of water onto the brush tip.
Squeeze a little bit of water next the ink and use the brush to add a little ink. You want it to be very light for the last horse. Apply the ink and water to the horse but do not rub it too much or the paper will “pill”.
When you are finished with the last horse, add some more ink to make it a shade darker for the next horse.
Continue to add a shade more ink to the water with each horse until you have a pretty dark color for the first horse.
Continue to apply the darker color until the horse looks the way you like it. Clean the Aqua Painter by squeezing out some water onto a clean cloth.
Use the Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend alcohol marker for the grass.
Adhere the completed stamped horse card piece to the Wood Textures DSP. Now adhere that piece to the Whisper White card base.
Use the Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the sentiment and adhere to the lower left hand corner of the card front.
And now you can run away with this great card!
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Stampin’ Up! products used include: Stamp set: Let It Ride #148765; Cardstock: Whisper White #100730; Designer Series Paper: Wood Textures #144177; Ink: Memento #132708; Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers: Light Old Olive #144574; Aqua Painter #103954; Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430 and Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755.