Wednesday, June 9, 2010

S&S Double Challenge

I've spent most of this rainy day stamping, and I made this card to meet 2 challenges over at the Stars & Stamps blog. Their sketch #20 was posted on Sunday, and the mid-week throwdown challenge for shipper's choice was posted earlier today. Shippers choice this week is a call for masculine cards because the supply of those is running low.
I used a rubber stampede horse image for my card. Using Kraft cardstock, I stamped it once in Versafine Onyx black ink and stamped the horse on the right, then slightly to the left, again to the left, etc. I did this by inking the stamp only once which makes those running in the back slightly lighter in color. I stamped the ground with SU! itty bitty backgrounds in basic grey and chocolate chip inks. The sentiment is from the SU! Trendy Trees set, stamped in Versafine Onyx black and layered with the word window and fancy label punches. I tied a piece of tan, and a piece of dark brown fiber together and made a few knots before adhering to the card. The background was embossed with the trees CB ef and layered on black cardstock. The PTI rustic cream cardstock base was stamped with the retired SU! flannel plaid backgrounder in bamboo ink (CTMH).
Ok, that's it for me today - time to go get dinner started. Until the next time - adios!!

Carol

16 comments:

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Oh Carol, this is just stunning! I love your color combo and it's perfect for the sketch, wow. I see the SU Flannel BG stamp in there too!

helloholley said...

Great way to kill two challenges in one!!! Your card came out wonderful!!! I love horses!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

COOOL card! Love the horses, and the red/kraft combo!

JD said...

You've made another great card. I love the way you stamped the horses....

Debi! said...

The layering is beautiful! I love the horses stamp!!! Colors pop perfectly, too! Hugs, Debi ! (Kathy's mom!)

Silke Ledlow said...

Hi again...sorry you have cooler weather......I think you need to hop on the next flight and visit :)!!! I take heat over cold...LOL!!!

Your horse card is awesome Carol!!! This is a wonderful layout and you made it shine with this design!!! Big warm hugs ~S~

Martha said...

Very cool! I just love the two color knotted twine. It is the perfect touch. Wonderful masculine card.

~ Kathy said...

Looks like you made good use of our rainy day! The placement of the brads (are they brads?) seemed to pull my eye to the first horse... did you plan that?

Sue from Oregon said...

The generation stamping is very pretty with the horses!

Susan (rainy) said...

Lovin' that sketch and what you did with it. Awesome card, Carol. The tans with the red is such a beautiful color combo.

LeAnne said...

LOVE this---the colors, the horses, the sketch---I am going to have to go check that one out! Just awesome.

Yolanda said...

That is so nice. The brads are a great touch. The stamped piece almost has a cork look to it.

Silli said...

So pretty Carol, love the horse and the colors... HUGS

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous layout.....a great masculine card

JustYolie said...

Gorgeous card!!

Lynn said...

Very handsome card! It is going in my idea file for sure!