Sunday, October 2, 2011

Equestrian Dream and to be 16 Again!

Hi Stampers! 

This week my twin nieces celebrated their 16th birthday!  In some ways it just seems like they were born yesterday and yet all of those memories of their childhood seem so distant.  To see them grow up into the young, beautiful girls that they have become is amazing!  

Of course, they love horses and are volunteers at a local ministry called Horses for Hearts and they love it!  In honor of their birthday, I created their cards using one of my favorite retired SU! sets, Equestrian Dream along with Heat Embossing and Spiced Cake Designer Series Paper (DSP). 

These cards were quick and easy to make as well- use the Big Shot™ along with the Top Note™ Die to cut the panels from Very Vanilla and Early Espresso.  Trim along the perforated edge from the Very Vanilla and sand the edges with the Sanding Block. 

De-static the Very Vanilla piece using the Embossing Buddy®, stamp the images in Versamark™ ink and heat emboss with Stampin’ Emboss® Gold Embossing Powder.  Mount the Very Vanilla onto the Early Espresso and attach the 5/8” Satin Ribbon .

Repeat the above steps to emboss the sentiment and punch out using the Large Oval Punch (layer onto two pieces of Early Espresso also punched out with the Large Oval Punch).

Layer the focal image onto the Spice Cake DSP (embossed with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder) and mount onto Early Espresso. 

Stamp Sets:  Equestrian Dream (retired), Sincere Salutations
Ink:  Versamark™
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Spice Cake DSP
Accessories:  Big Shot™, Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Sanding Block, Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® Gold Embossing Powder, Large Oval Punch, Satin Ribbon (from my stash)

Thanks again for visiting- the girls seemed to enjoy these cards and I know it gave me great pleasure to create them for someone as special as they are! 

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