Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas Horse


This beautiful and amazing horse stamp by B&J's Art Stamps was gifted to me by Princess Judy Palmer recently and I was so happy I found some extra time to play with it over the weekend. Since my husband and I are both avid horse lovers, I made this card for him for Christmas. I stamped and clear-embossed the image on watercolor paper, coloring it with a combination of watercolor crayons and pencils. I fussy cut the image and placed it on another water-colored background, creating a wreath to go around his neck with some fussy-cut holly leaves and red gemstones in 3 different sizes. I added some red and green chalk-colored banners on the side that were stamped with a Merry Christmas sentiment. The image panel was die cut with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die to give it a defined border. If I'd have remembered to leave some white stockings on his legs, this horse would look exactly like the one my hubby once owned :)

Thanks again for your generosity PJ - I know my husband is going to be very surprised and happy with this Christmas card this year :)


Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Monday!

Carol

16 comments:

Liz said...

What a lovely horse stamp, great for making a Christmas card for your horse-loving husband. xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing horse and the wreath you made for him looks amazing! Your hubby will blow up with this card! Youhave fussi cut the horse so well and painted a so lovely background!
Fabulous work!
Merry Christmas!

Brenda said...

Oh Carol, I do love this card and I know your hubby will too! You have colored your horse so beautifully and I just love the wreath around his neck. Your scene you placed him on is perfect. Yes, I'm sure hubby will love this Christmas card for sure! Hugs, Brenda

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful stamp and your colouring is gorgeous..xx{aNNie}

Heidi Stamps said...

What a really lovely horse and I just love how you stretched the stamp to make it a holiday stamp with that great wreath!

LesleyG said...

Beautifully crafted card, and how clever to turn it into a festive creation, I'm sure hubby will love it xxx

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Oh I love this card! So amazing!!

Wendy said...

What a beautiful card! I so love the horse stamp and the meaning behind this special card for your hubby! Your coloring is fabulous on this, Carol! He is going to love it! TFS and hope you had a great Monday! Hugs~

Stampsnob. said...

This is a great card I have several people who would love to get this .....MERRY CHRISTMAS .................lIS

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Carol, such a gorgeous image and lovely watercolour background.
Pauline
x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a lovely gift to receive. I really like the way you colored it and placed the garland sweetly on the horses neck. Indeed he will love this card!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh how fun! I love that you made this horse into a Christmas stamp. I knew this was the perfect stamp for you. Enjoy your holidays!

*Vicki* said...

That horse is really stunning and you've done a fabulous job with the scene and I love the bits of holly you've added around his neck!! So fun and creative! HUGS :)

JD/ Jill said...

This is lovely! I really like that stamp!

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Wow! What a beautiful card. I love all the background, the horse and his wonderful holly collar. Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

scrappymo! said...

Great horse stamp! This is such a great card. I am sure your husband loved, it.