I am back with another horse themed card. This is the other set of cards I have for an upcoming event. Before I had to retire my horses I trained to compete in eventing. I miss it so very much but that is just how things work out. Many of my friends are still in the sport and so while I am not currently riding I am still surrounded by those who do. If you are unfamiliar with eventing, it is the triathlon of horse sport.
Today’s card features a horse and rider silhouette jumping down a drop on the background of the Colorado State flag. All of the dies were cut using my handy-dandy Silhouette Cameo. I created the flag shape in my software and cut the shapes out of colored cardstock. Often I will just use white cardstock and then color my paper with Distress Ink but this time, I started with colored paper.
Once I had cut out my shapes I added a little Distress Ink to each shape. I adhered my flag background and “C” to a white piece of cardstock.
For the horse and rider, I cut out the shape in black cardstock and then inked them with Dazzle VersaMark in Champagne. I then applied Clear Embossing Powder. I reapplied the VesaMark and embossing powder three times, melting the EP between each application. While it is a little hard to see in the photos each horse and rider shape has a subtle glitter in the embossing powder. I was really pleased with how that looked.
I did try to use my Melting Pot to create the enameled look but this worked out much better. Not to mention I didn’t burn any part of myself in this process. I am still picking up little blobs of melted embossing powder from the carpet in my studio.
I glued my horses down and then once they were dry I adhered everything to my card. Thank you, as always, for taking the time to stop by my little blog!
Paper: Black cardstock – Recollections, Neenah Solar White, Cherry – Bazzill, Brilliant Blue – Stamping’ Up, Summer Sunrise – Papertrey Ink
Ink: VersaMark Champagne Dazzle – Tsukineko, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Faded Jeans, Gathered Twigs, and Tea Dye Distress Ink – Ranger
Other: Clear Embossing Powder – Stamping Up!