Hey, ya’ll! Hope the week is going well for you!
I had need this past week – sadly – for a card for a friend-of-a-friend who suddenly lost their horse. They’d had her for most of her life and she was well loved. She wasn’t old – wasn’t sick. Was fine in the morning, and colic’d and was gone by the evening. Which is worse on so many levels. So, my friend asked me to make a card for her people.
As luck would have it, we have a wonderful new horse set now – the Let It Ride stamp set! So I pulled it out and then added a perfect couple of sentiments from the Flowing Fountain stamp set. Take a look-see:
My layout was inspired by this week’s sketch at Inspire.Create.
Jan could only tell me that the mare was a black-and-white pinto, with more black than white. So…I sort of had to wing the colors.
I started with a panel of Gray Granite card stock and, using my Stampartus, stamped it with the Crackle Paint background stamp with Gray Granite ink.
Then I stamped a line of the wonderful trees from the Let It Ride set in Mossy Meadow across the middle of the panel. I ran the card stock thru the Big Shot in the Subtle Dynamic TIEF and matted it on Crumb Cake to make the card front.
I cut a Crumb Cake doily using the large die in the new Doily Builder Thinlits and ran THAT thru the Subtle Dynamic TIEF, too. I adhered the doily to the card front with Liquid Glue.
For the art, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the horse in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Gray Granite, then cut it with a Rectangle Stitched Framelit die. I also used the Stamparatus to add the sentiment – from Flowing Fountain – in Mossy Meadow. I think that’s pretty much the absolutely perfect sentiment for any sympathy card, don’t you?!
I colored the horse with my Light and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends – and then lifted some more color with the Color Lifter. Then I adhered the panel to the card front with Liquid Glue.
For the embellishments, I first laid down a strip of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, using Glue Dots. Then I colored a length of the new Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon with my Dark Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blend and adhered it with Glue Dots.
I added a True Gentleman Button and a Corrugated Element heart with Glue Dots. Then I tied a Double-loop Billie Bow with the new Old Olive Linen Thread and a simple Linen Thread bow (with two lengths of thread) and added them, too. And that was it for the card front.
On the inside, I added a second Flowing Fountain sentiment to a Very Vanilla panel in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Over that, I added the trees from Flowing Fountain in stamped-off-once Mossy Meadow.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Crumb Cake mat and into my Mossy Meadow card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a Flowing Fountain tree on the front in Mossy Meadow…
…and I added the same image on the envelope flap. I actually stamped it once with the flap closed (using the Stamparatus) – then I opened the flap and stamped it again!
Et Voila! I was really pleased with how this one turned out and – judging by her reaction when she saw it – so was my friend. The new Let It Ride set is perfect – the trees are great. The horse images are really wonderful – realistic and gorgeous! So this is one that will stay on my shelves! I also love the sentiments – particularly the one I used on the front – from the Flowing Fountain set, don’t you!? I hope you like!
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Gray Granite Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ Stitched Rectangle panel (art)
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Finn Fan Fix
The other night on my video, I mentioned the gorgeous sunset we’d seen that evening. And I said I didn’t think that the pictures I’d taken would do it justice. I was wrong! Check this out!
Now – to make it Finn-related…he was with us as we were headed to the barn to feed the ponies! 🙂
And – I have a second little something that’s Finn-adjacent.
My friends in Florida sent me a wonderful – and totally unexpected! – gift today! Take a look-see:
That’s cut from 1/4″ thick steel and painted black! Is that cool or what!?
Thank you, ladies!! So much!
beautiful card Mary and so suited for your friend. Love your gift and that sunset is another WOW moment. You must live in a beautiful part of the world. We are in full on summer, hot hot and hotter.
Best wishes. to you all Roslaie.