Here's my card:
Here's the challenge from FMS250:
I think I've told you before that my dad has had a love affair with horses all of his life. He's raised Quarter Horses and mules. He rode every chance he got until he was trail riding and the horse stumbled on a slick rock. The horse was fine but Dad broke 7 ribs and was in the ICU for a week. He still rode for awhile, but finally gave it up at age 80 a couple of years ago. He's also a simple man so my I wanted to make him a Western-type card with little to no fussy stuff.
Here's what I decided upon:
- I used Delightful Dijon as my base.
- I pulled a beautiful piece of DSP from the Serene Scenery DSP Stack. It reminded me of pasture ground on the farm where I grew up.
- The stamp set I used is called Horse Frontier and is retired. I usually refrain from retired product, but I've kept this one because it works for "Dad" cards so well.
- I stamped the horse on Very Vanilla and embossed it in Soft Suede. I do this by inking the stamp with VersaMark first and then right into the Soft Suede ink. It does not hurt your ink pad at all! I learned this from Sam Hammond. One of my top 10 best tricks EVER!
- After embossing the horse I used colored pencils to shade in the image.
- I mounted the image on a Delightful Dijon oval with Dimensionals.
I think I have a winner as far as my dad is concerned. I hope you like it too! If so, please sign up to get my blog delivered right to your email so you can see more of my projects.