Winter Horses – Tutorial #293


Today I am getting all packed to fly out bright and early tomorrow morning for the Stampin’ Up Leadership Conference in Phoenix, AZ.  I’m leaving the house at 4:00 a.m.!  It is ruff having to leave Ohio when the temps are in the teens to go to Warm Arizona, not!   I have been so very busy making a ton of swaps to take with me.   This is actually my first Stampin’ Up! conference.  I have wanted to go to many, but my calendar just would not allow it.   I cannot wait to get together with so many talented ladies.  If you are going to be at the conference, please say hi and introduce yourself to me.  It’s nice to meet people that frequent this blog so I can put faces with the names I see.

Now today is the first day of the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration event.  If you are not familiar with it, Stampin’ Up each year has a period of time when you will receive a free Sale-a-Bration stamp set for each $50 of merchandise purchased.   I love free stamps!  This event will go through March 31, 2010.

Now let’s get started on today’s chilly tutorial . . .  . . .


Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Wanted and Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Paper: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Bashful Blue and Brilliant Blue
Ink: Stampin’ UP! Brilliant Blue, Ballet Blue and Bashful Blue
Accessories: Stampin’ Up Punches Word Window and Star, Brayer, Sponge, Silver Brads, Post it Note, versamark pad, clear embossing powder and Heat gun.

Don’t forget to request your copy of the new Stampin’ Up Occasions mini catalog and Sale-a-bration mini.   Just e-mail me your address and I will be glad to send you a set for free.  If you are a customer of mine your copy will come to you automatically.  🙂 

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On a 3.5″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White card stock, stamped the Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp using Versamark only.  Heat embossed the dots with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.



Brayered Bashful Blue ink at the top of the card stock.


Brayered Ballet Blue ink at the top of the card stock, not covering the Bashful Blue ink entirely.


Ripped a post it note and cover the sky area of the card stock.  Sponged Bashful Blue ink at the post it notes ripped edge to create a hill. 


Moved the post it note and sponged Bashful Blue ink at the post it note edge to create a second hill.



Stamped the middle Horse using Ballet Blue (First Generation).  Stamped the lighter horses using Ballet Blue (Second Generation).   Second Generation is when you stamp off once on your scrap paper and then stamp on your card stock.


Stamped the Itty Bitty Background stamp again in the sky area using Ballet Blue ink.


Punched two Word Windows from Brilliant Blue card stock.  Cut the end off of each one, making one word window punch longer than the other.


Stamped the star from the Stampin’ Up Wanted set on Whisper White card stock using Ballet Blue ink.  Punched them out using the Stampin’ Up star punch.



Sponged Brilliant Blue ink on the edges of the main image panel and a 4.75″ x 6.25″ Bashful Blue Panel.


Assembled the card and here it is finished measuring 5″ x 6.5″.


May your day be filled with warmth and sunshine.

Until my next post.  . . .  . . . . . . . . ..



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9 responses to “Winter Horses – Tutorial #293

  1. Love it! The sky with the Itty Bitty backgrounds is great! Have a wonderful time at the conference.

  2. Brrr, those Horses Look COLD!
    Enjoy Sunny and 70 Arizona.
    Wish I was going, too. It is COLD here.
    Have a terrific Tuesday, hugs…

  3. Love the horses, beautiful card!!!


  4. I like how you embellished with the stars.

  5. This is just breath taking…I love ALL your techniques. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge

  6. Just love it when you use sets I have!!! This is beautiful in blue!

  7. Have a great time at leadership! Love the horses on this card…they somehow have a lovely haunted look about them. TFS

  8. So pretty! I love coming here to check out what you have been doing, thank you! 🙂

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