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Sue Duffy
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Showing posts with label Let it Ride. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Let it Ride. Show all posts

April 17, 2019


Howdy, Stampers!
     This is another idea not original to me, but I couldn't help but recreate this unique template from Pinterest by Buffy Cooper, especially since I had everything I needed on hand.  So, let's get started!
Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

  • A2 card base in Whisper White Thick CS and a Night of Navy CS mat, with the sky cut from Twinkle Twinkle DSP.
  • Cut a piece of the DSP 3-3/4 x 4-1/4.  On paper trimmer, cut bottom 3-3/4 edge from 4-1/4 at an angle up to 3-1/4.  Now, your DSP is 3-3/4 W x 4-1/4 L on the right side and 3-1/4 L on the left side.  If necessary, you can draw a line, first.
  • Cut a piece of Night of Navy CS to 3-7/8 x 4-3/8 (or 4 x 4-1/2, if you prefer a wider border of mat to show).  Just as with the DSP, trim bottom edge from 4-3/8 at an angle up to 3-3/8 (or 4 to 3-1/2).
  • Position your Navy mat on your card base so you can tell how much room you have to stamp and stamp the trees in Shaded Spruce and the grazing horses in Basic Black.  Color the horses as desired with Markers. Learn from my mistake - I used Blends and, even on thick CS, the color showed through. 😒
  • Stamp desired sentiment(s) inside in Navy or Spruce and stamp the large horse head at the bottom right, if desired.
  • OPTIONAL - Lightly spritz DSP with a mist of alcohol and a couple of drops of Champagne or Frost White Shimmer Paint to add sparkle before adhering to Navy mat. Test, first.
  • Adhere dry DSP to mat and both to card base.

Products and links below.

April 13, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! SUBTLE LET IT RIDE (April Stamp Camp) #simplestamping

Hi, Stampers!
     We created this card at my April 13 stamp camp.  Surprisingly, it is comprised of only two neutral colors - Night of Navy and Smoky Slate.  With the exception of the three little candy dots, I think it qualifies for SIP, too - just Stamps, Ink and Paper.  So, let's get started!

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

  • Basic A2 card sizes with a Whisper White Thick base, in this case with a top fold.
  • Lightly ink the Crackle Paint background stamp in Smoky Slate, face up.  Lay the Whisper White top layer (3-3/4 x 5) on top of the inked stamp and press and smooth - pressing harder around the sides than in the middle area where you will stamp the horse.  Lightly sponge the edges with Smoky Slate.
  • Stamp the trees once in Night of Navy in the upper left and once again without re-inking and slightly offset.  Stamp the "Go for it!" in Night of Navy in the upper right.
  • Using Light and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends, let the lines from the Crackle background be your guide to create random splotches to turn this horse into a pinto!  I don't think I've ever seen a gray one, but I'll plead artistic license.  ;-)
  • Adhere all layers together and add whatever embellishments you choose.  Here, we added three Night of Navy Candy Dots (retired).  On the inside we stamped the grazing horses in Navy in the lower right corner.  Products and links below.

April 4, 2019


Howdy, Stampers!
     I love horses, and today's card is a shameless CASE from a post on Pinterest by Jacquelyne Laburda, an artist in British Columbia.  I shamelessly used the same colors on my background, which brings to my mind sunset in big sky country.  It's actually pretty simple to do, so let's get started!

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

  • 1/4 sheet Glossy White CS (you can trim to 5 x 3-3/4 later); Basic Black CS 5-1/4 x 4 for mat; Whisper White Thick CS for base.
  • Wet some large cotton balls (1 for each color) with rubbing alcohol (70% is fine) and add a drop of refill to each of Calypso Coral, Lovely Lipstick and Gorgeous Grape.  Lightly wipe or drag each color across the Glossy CS until you've achieved the look you want.  Try to avoid puddling and don't hesitate to practice on some Glossy CS scraps.  The cotton balls will stay wet for a while.
  • When the glossy is dry, using the Stamparatus, stamp the galloping horse and the sentiment in Stazon.  The birds?  Well, I just added those to cover a mistake!  ;-D They are from the High Tide stamp set.
  • Color the horse with Stampin' Blends and/or Markers - I used both.  Jacqueline used a Basic Black Marker on her horse, which online looked like Navy to me.  I decided to try Blends, first and ended up with a combination - trial and error - of Lovely Lipstick, Rich Razzleberry and Highland Heather Blends and Gorgeous Grape Marker - so you might want to do some experimenting with that, as well.  It seems that the Blends lighten up a little as they dry.
  • I tied a piece of Black twine near the center fold and stamped the two grazing horses at the bottom right on the inside.

March 16, 2019


Hello, Stampers!
     Cloudy and gray yesterday; perfect for staying inside and playing with my stamps.  Let it Ride is a new set and I haven't used Barn Door in a while, soooo, what goes better with barns or stables than horses?
      My barn wall is, of course, Wood Textures DSP - i couldn't get any easier than that.  The barn door (just cut in half) and mat are traditional Real Red, base is Very Vanilla.  I stamped the door in Early Espresso and also a few weeds or grains from Home to Roost at the bottom left. My chestnut Bay horse was stamped in Memento and colored with Dark Cajun Craze and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends.  The rope is just medium Baker's Twine.  Products are below.  Here's the inside.
Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~