Horse Silhouette – Stampin’ Up! Card Tutorial #584

Hey Friend,

Happy Friday!

Going a little Western on my card tutorial for today.  Check it out, I used the beautiful horse image from the Stampin’ Up! Horse Frontier set, but put a twist on it.   I colored the horse in to create a silhouette for this scene.  I think it works perfectly!   Added some mountains and a river too.

Check out the tutorial for this card below.


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Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .

Project Supplies:

Stamps: Stampin’ Up!  Horse Frontier

Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Basic Black and Crumb Cake

Ink: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake

Accessories: Stampin’ Up! sponges, Aqua Painter, Twill Tape, Ribbon Slide, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Basic Black maker, Natural Composition Specialty Designer Paper. , Brayer and a Post it Note

Started with a 4″ x 5.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock and brayered Bashful Blue at the bottom and top.

Ripped a post it note in to create a mask for my mountains.   Masked the sky and sponged about 1″ of Bashful Blue ink to create the mountains farthest from the foreground.

Moved the post it note down and to the right and sponged in Sahara Sand ink.

Moved the post it note down again and centered it.  Sponged Crumb Cake ink in for this layer of mountains.

Removed the mask and added water lines using Bashful Blue ink and an Aqua Painter.

Stamped the horse with Basic Black ink.

Colored the horse in using a Basic Black marker.

Sponged Basic Black ink at the bottom of the card stock using a pouncing motion to create the ground.

Added a Basic Black panel and some twill tape that has been run through a Ribbon Slide.

Here are the back panels, 10″ x 6.5″ Very Vanilla Card stock base, 5″ x 6.5″ Basic Black, 4.75″ x 6.25″ Crumb Cake and then a 3″ x 6″ piece of Stampin’ Up! Natural Composition Specialty Designer Paper. This paper Rocks!  The image is shiny and raised on the paper.  You will fall in love with it when you see it in person.

Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″

May your weekend be extra special.

I’m starting my weekend out by having dinner tonight with my Sister-n-laws.  I have 5 of them and it’s awesome fun when we get together.

Until my next post. . . . . .

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Always wanted to be a graphic designer?  My favorite part about design is typography. I adore type. There’s just something inherently beautiful about letterforms and what happens when you stack them to create different shapes and combine them to say different things.  So without further adieu, let me introduce you to the Designer Typeset Stamp Set. It’s based around a really great san serif font that will work well on just about any project. And then there are embellishments and shapes to take whatever you want to say to the next level. The possibilities are seriously endless.

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PC Instructions
The files will be downloaded as archive files that you can then extract and save on your computer. When you click on the download link, an extraction program will automatically  launch. Choose the location where you would like to save the  files (be sure to note where you save them). Follow the  prompts on the extraction program, then navigate to the location where you saved the files. Click on the file and open.

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