Hi to anyone out there who might still be reading my blog. I know I've not been posting much lately. June is such a busy month with soccer practice, a bunch of birthdays, Father's Day, the end of the school year events, work is really busy this time of year...... what can I say??!! As well, we are going camping this coming weekend so I won't be able to make anything new. Perhaps next week things will slow down enough to get more stamping time in. I hope you all keep coming back :-)
My boss is leaving to go work in a neighboring school division. We got her a gift certificate from one of her favorite tack shops. The gift certificate is really long and comes in a really big and long envelope. So, I was asked to make a "western" style card to put the gift certificate in.
I borrowed the horse image from Chris (thanks again Chris!!). Stamped it on vanilla cardstock with chocolate chip ink. Then I stitched around the vanilla with brown thread. I lightly sponged around the edge with chocolate chip ink. Then I added some brown hemp and a few brass brads. Next, I stamped the Riveting sentiment onto vanilla cardstock with versamark and embossed it with copper embossing powder. I attached that to a copper vellum tag and added it to the other end of the card for balance. I added the brown designer paper and stamped the paisly image from Stampin' Up using versamark to get a subtle look on the background.
When I looked at the finished card, the horses looked like they were floating so I used my sponge dauber and put a little bit of chocolate chip under thier hoofs.....ground for them to run on!!!
Thanks for looking,