I love the western style stamp sets from Stampin’ Up and I have them all, but I don’t use them nearly enough. Drug this one out today, dusted it off and got down to business. Fussed around with this card to long to post it this morning before work, hence the late post. 🙂
Ready for the tutorial? Let’s get started. 🙂
Stamps: Stampin’ Up “Wanted”
Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Basic Black & More Mustard
Ink: Stampin’ Up More Mustard, Craft White, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Brads, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Black marker, Versamark marker, White Gel pen, Piercing Tools, 1 1/4 circle punch, post it note, Brayer, clear embossing powder & heat gun, sponges
Punched a circle from the sticky part of a post it note and put in on a piece of Whisper White Card stock as a mask for the sun.
Brayered Apricot Appeal ink over the entire card stock.
Removed sun mask. Using my Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement, stamped the horse using Basic Black ink.
Colored the horse in with a black Faber Castell marker.
Be sure that your background ink is very dry before moving on to this step. 🙂 Otherwise the embossing powder will stick to the entire card stock.
Colored over the horse with a Versamark maker and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.
Sponged More Mustard on ink, using a left to right motion, streaking the ink across the card stock.
Put a fresh post it note sun mask on.
Sponged on Really Rust ink using a streaking motion across the card stock.
Added some Chocolate Chip ink by sponging it on using the same streaking motion.
Covered the sky area with post it note masks.
Sponged Basic Black ink all over the un-masked area of the card stock.
Removed the masks and added some More Mustard streaks acoss the sun with a sponge.
Added some Really Rust ink streaks across the sun.
Sponged on just a little black ink around the horses legs in a pouncing motion to simulate dust being kicked up.
Assembled the card front and used my piercing tools to make holes for my brads so they would be in a straight line and well spaced.
Using a stamp-a-ma-jig for placement, stamped the “wanted” stamp with White Craft ink.
Added White dots behind the stamped “wanted” with a white gel pen.
Here you have it the completed card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Take a few moments and create a dramatic sky with some warm colors of ink.
May your day end with a fabulous sunset!
Until my next post. . . . . . . . . . .