Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Horse Birthday Card

Hello Everyone,

I'm sorry it's been a few weeks since I last posted. I only got back home from hospital last friday, the stay was much longer than anticipated! They did get lots of tests and asessments done though so it was worth staying in. I've now just got to be paitent and wait for the results to come back!

Todays card is one I made for my Great Auntie who turned 70 this year. She has always loved horses and used to keep them when she was younger. So this image seemed perfect for her.

I started out by stamping the horse image onto Copic Xpress it Blending Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then die cut it out using a Spellbinders Square die and used copic markers to colour the image. Next I die cut a Spellbinders Scalloped Square from some textured purple cardstock and adhered my die cut focal image onto it using a tape runner.
I created my sentiment using a JustRite alphabet and stamped it onto some more of the Copic Xpress it Blending Cardstock. I die cut it out using a Spellbinders Ribbon Trio Tag and then threaded the it onto some white grosgrain ribbon. 
Next I cut down a piece of patterned paper to be slightly smaller than my card front. I rounded the corners using my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper. I adhered down my focal image using dimentional foam squares. I then placed my sentiment tag where I wanted it and wrapped the ends of the ribbon around the back of the patterned paper. I secured the ends down using small pieces of masking tape to hold it in place. I adhered my patterened paper onto the white card base using a tape runner. 
I threaded some purple bakers twine through two buttons and tied them into bows. I adhered them onto the ribbon using some super sticky tape. To finish the card I adhered some rhinestones onto the four corners and one each side of the name on the sentiment.

I am going to enter this card into several challenges.

Daring Cardmakers Let's Plant a Tree Challenge
Allsorts Happy Birthday Challenge
Addicted to CAS Birthday Challenge
Ribbon Carousel Celebrations Challenge
CASology Furry Challenge
Simon Says Stamp and Show Into the Woods Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge
Alphabet Challenge Blog H is for Happy Challenge
Songbird Challenges All Things Great and Small Challenge

I hope you have enjoyed viewing my blog today and I hope you will stop by again soon!

Until next time,
Lucy x

Supplies: Clear Dollar Stamps Horse Poetry Stamp Set (retired), JustRite Times New Roman Font Set (retired), Spellbinders Square Nestabilities, Spellbinders Scalloped Square Nestabilities, Spellbinders Ribbon Trio Tags, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Copic Markers, Copic Xpress it Blending cardstock, Dovecraft Back to Basics 1 Paper, Papermania Capsule Collection Double Sided Heavyweight Paper, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, The Twinery Bakers Twine, Buttons, Rhinestones, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Tombow Mono Adhesive tape runner, Dimentional foam squares.