Tuesday, August 29, 2017

SUO182 Blast from the Past- Equestrian Dream

Hi Friends!   

Woohoo! We are celebrating our 7th Anniversary at SU-Only Challenges with a fun  “Blast from the Past” Challenge! Our Design Team had such a great time coming up with ideas for this challenge and there is even a chance at some blog candy- we hope you will play along with us! 

I wanted to pull out a few retired stamp sets and chose Equestrian Dream and Tiny Tags.  I decided to pair them with retired Outlaw background paper, Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware.  

Since I have been a demonstrator since 1999, I have kept all of my retired sets (trust me, I have many favorites) but also wanted to participate with the Match The Sketch #191 Sketch Challenge as well as the Sunny Day Crafting “H is for Horses” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to stop by the SU-Only Challengesite to check out the rest of the Design Team projects or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Ink the retired Equestrian Dream image (circa 2001) with Stampin’ Archival™ Basic Black Ink, stamp onto Very Vanilla cardstock, apply  Stampin’ Emboss® Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.

2). Die cut the image with the Stitched Shapes Framelits™, layer onto Early Espresso cardstock, trim close to the edge (I split the image behind the banner sentiment).

3). Use an AquaPainter™ with Soft Suede, Early Espresso and retired Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink to color the horse images.  Sponge a bit of Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink over the edges.

 4). Emboss a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using the retired Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, trim and mount onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock,  Use a Sponge Dauber to apply Baked Brown Sugar and Early Espresso Classic Ink over the edges and stars, mount onto the Extra Thick Whisper White card base.

5). Trim a piece of Outlaw Designer Paper, mount onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock, trim close to the edge.

6). Stamp the sentiment from Tiny Tags with Stampin’ Archival™ Basic Black Ink, stamp onto Very Vanilla cardstock, apply  Stampin’ Emboss® Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool. Add a bit of Backed Brown Sugar Classic Ink (diluted), punch out with the retired Ovals Punch (trimming to fit if necessary), layer within the Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware label, add to the banner with two brads.

7). Add the horse image to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals® and add the banner to hide the cut edge in the center.   Create the photo frame corners using a 1” Square Punch and hand trim to create the “corners”.

8). Trim a piece of Outlaw DSP for the lower edge of the sketch, adhere to the front of the card.

9). Add a bit of distressing with the small splatter stamp from Timeless Textures with Early Espresso cardstock.  Add a few Pearls to the corner to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Equestrian Dream, Tiny Tags,Timeless Textures

Ink/Mediums: Stampin’ Archival™ Basic Black, Classic Ink- Early Espresso, Soft Suede, retired Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Extra Thick Whisper White; retired Outlaw DSP
Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, Stitched Layering Framelits™, Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Pearls. Sponge Daubers, retired items- Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Punches- Oval. 1” Square, Hexagon
Thanks again for taking the time to visit and I hope that you will create your own Stampin’ Up! Only project and play along with our “Blast from the Past” challenge!


Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful horse card! Thank you so much for linking up at Sunny Day Crafting!
~Owner/DT Janis

Kim's Kreations said...

Love your card wish I had this stamp set I love horses. I've been a demo for 2 years and keep all my retired stamps because I only buy what I like

Tammy Cornwell said...


Julia said...

Wow, amazing card! I love all the little details.

Andrea W said...

The horses are wonderful and I love the neutral color scheme. I can only image your collection of stamp sets. I've been a demonstrator since 2012 and have a hard time finding room. :)

craftysahmiam said...

Gorgeous coloring and details on your card. Thanks for sharing how you made it, too.

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