Blue Stampede – Tutorial


Going a little Moody Western today.  🙂


Stamps: Stampin’ Up Wanted
Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Brilliant Blue, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Stampin’ Up Brilliant Blue, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Brayer, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Brads, Versamark Marker, Aqua Painter, Sponges


Stamped two horses on Whisper White card stock using Wild Wasabi & Tempting Turquoise inks.


Using an Aqua painter, watercolored the horse using the same inks they were stamped in.

Note:  if you squeeze your stamp pads when they are closed they will leave a little pool of ink on the inside of the lid in which to watercolor with.


Watercolored the back end of the blue horse with Brilliant Blue.


Colored the horses with a Versamark marker and heat embossed using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.



Stamped more horses using Tempting Turquoise ink.


Watercolored them with Tempting Turquoise ink. 


Watercolored just a touch of Wild Wasabi ink on the far left horse.


Watercolored some Brilliant Blue ink on the other two horses.


Colored the horses in with a Versamark marker and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.


Stamped one last horse with Tempting Turquoise.


Colored the horse with a Versamark marker and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.


Brayered Soft Sky ink in the sky area.


Brayered Tempting Turquoise at the top of the card stock, not covering all of the Soft Sky ink.


Using a pulling motion from the bottom of the card stock toward the top, sponged in Tempting Turquoise ink at the bottom of the card stock.


Using that same pulling motion, sponged Brilliant Blue ink at the bottom of the card stock.


Using the same pulling motion, sponged Wild Wasabi ink at the bottom of the card stock.


Sponged a bit more Brilliant Blue ink at the bottom of the card stock, still using the pulling motion.  Also sponged some Brilliant Blue ink at the top of the card stock using a circular motion.


Assembled card and here it is finished, measuring 4″ x 9″.


Enjoy your day!

Until my next post. . . . . .


15 responses to “Blue Stampede – Tutorial

  1. Another beautiful card!! I just love how the color is so intense on your cards. Please keep them coming.

  2. Cathy Steward, jay maine

    This is beautiful. I like to see thing that i can do for the men you don’t see much of that out there or in the books.

  3. Thank You.. That is a great card. Also, thanks for putting the card size…

  4. Oh my – you are speaking to my blue blue heart with this one!! Gorgeous! And it’s the little touches you do – like watercoloring the image after stamping, that blow my simple mind! 🙂

    Have a great Monday!

  5. Laurie Helgason

    You captured the motion. Great card.

  6. great card, love your Technics

  7. Veee Schenk

    Oh, Michelle! This one is really, really wonderful! Thanks for the finished card size info. I appreciate it.

  8. I had talked myself out of “needing” this stamp set! *sigh* I give up! ;D Your card is so beautiful, I just love the colors!

  9. Love that you stamped the horses in blue. So imaginative. Thanks for showing me how to think outside the box with my color choices! You’ve really created a sense of movement with this one, capturing the horses on the run. Thanks again for sharing your creativity!

  10. Who needs a Kalidecolor (?sp) pad? And you are Queen of the Resist! So many clever, clever ideas. This is beautiful, as are all your cards.
    Thanks again for sharing your tutorials with us- you are incredibly generous.

  11. Love your card. Wild horses blazing through the plains late at night.

  12. Heather Fullerton

    Love it love it love it. The only probleem…my son would fall in love with it and want a blue horesl
    Retired Heather

  13. Wow, that is all I can say! Who would have thought, blue and green horses could look so great!! And by the way, I hope you read your blog comments even if they are a day or two old. I was going to respond to your question about video where ever you asked, but I got wrapped up in the beauty and detail. So, here I will be clairvoyant and know that in a couple days you will do a tutorial asking about video. And I will/would be totally in favor of that! I would love to hear you and watch you live in your production process.

  14. Veee (vlstrs)

    I have loved this card since I first saw it and wanted to CASE it so much but I didn’t have an image to use. I picked one up the other day and here is my version.

  15. Veee (vlstrs)

    I gave this another try after picking up a stamp from Rubber Stampede at Michaels, 25% off!