Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Yehaw Y'all!


I love horses. I love everything about them... I don't even mind cleaning stalls...they just make my soul happy. When I got this awesome stamp form DRS... I was so happy and I said out loud (to no one...) "WOW, they did it again!" Meaning... DRS came up with a new batch of wonderful stamps and this one tops my favorites list! For the first card, I used this gorgeous horse head stamp and stamped it in the same color ink as the paper for a subtle background effect. I added my most favorite saying and used ink to distress the edges of the paper. ( This saying is great for graduation cards too!)
Then I punched out the little flowers and added a little bit of bling for the center, and that was it! Simple... but I really love the look of the horses "running" in the background.


For this next card, I used the horse stamp also. This time I embossed it in gold on black paper for a more dramatic effect. When I used my die to cut the shape, I thought that this really looked like a wanted poster! I mounted the black onto a piece of brown that I stamped with an easy background stamp to make it look like weathered wood. Then I tore and distressed another paper to mount that on. Last was the brown matt and the scrolls in the corner for a little flair. I really love how these cards came out and how I can make two totally different cards with the same awesome stamp! It makes my creativity and my stamping dollars really stretch!
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9 comments:

jennifer said...

Beautiful cards, Dawn. I love the sentiment on the first card and how you made it look like horses running in the background. I also love the gold embossing against the black in the second card, beautiful.

Cassie_lu said...

both are excellent and can see why you like the stamp

gale said...

What a neat stamp! Love the cards-they both look great. I like the first one the best.

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh, what a great image that is! I love both, but that gold embossing is just stunning!!

scubasubie said...

Fantastic Cards! I love that gold embossing.

Sankari W. said...

WOW - such beautiful cards!!! I LOVE that beautiful golden horse is stunning!!! (and I love that you said that you talked out loud (to no one in particular!!! lol! I do that ALL the time when i stamp too!!!
lovely inspiration!!!
big hugs!
Sankari :)

Naomi said...

Wow, at first glance, the first card background almost looked like flowers of some sort. I didn't realize it was horses until I began actually reading your post. Very pretty. The second card is gorgeous. Wow!

scrappinmominky said...

Beautiful cards. I love horses too but I'm afraid to ride them.

kathi1950 said...

Both of these are awesome, I don't know which one I like the best! I love how you used the image as a b/g on the first card! The embossed image is absolutely stunning on the second card! I love horses too but haven't ridden in years!