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Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


Showing posts with label horse cards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label horse cards. Show all posts

July 18, 2019

STAMPIN' UP!'S COUNTRY ROAD IN COPPER


Hi, Stampers!
     Stampers at my July camp could make either one of these cards and could also reverse mat colors, etc.  However, all of the weather vanes are heat embossed with Copper EP.
     On the focal point piece, the light backgrounds were stamped, then we used the Embossing Buddy before stamping with Versamark and heat embossing.  The feint backgrounds are from the Gallery Grunge set and stamped with Crumb Cake Ink, some stamped off first. The stars on the card on the right are stamped in Balmy Blue, stamped off, first.  The sentiment is in Early Espresso.
     The focal points are 3 x 2-1/4 WW Thick CS.  The colored CS is Pool Party and Early Espresso.  The focal point is lightly sponged around the edge with Crumb Cake and the white mat with Balmy Blue.
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Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

April 17, 2019

STAMPIN' UP's LET IT RIDE - STARRY, STARRY NIGHT - April Stamp Camp

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 ~
mandsduffy@comcast.net

Details
  • 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 ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net

Details
  • 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.

March 16, 2019

STAMPIN' UP!® LET IT RIDE (IN THE BARN) - PLAYING AROUND, AGAIN

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 ~

mandsduffy@comcast.net