Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Pony!

Hi! Happy Holidays to everyone!

I always dreamed of waking up Christmas morning to find a pony in our back yard.  This S.W.A.L.K.  Pawfect Pals image really won my heart!  Champion is just such a sweet stamp set. 

The Appaloosa spots were so easy to do.  After stamping your image, simply dot your Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock with several shades of Spectrum Noir's greys and black.  Then go back and hold your Blender marker on the spot to lift the color until the shapes begin to bleed.

The background was also done by lightly coloring with DG2, and blotting it with a piece of terry towel to lift and add texture.

Remember to always work on the areas first that you wish to lift color from to avoid ruining the area around them, should you have already colored it.

I used a sparkly silver mat on the card base, and then cut a second mat from a very pretty holiday paper to mimic a Christmas package!

I used silver ribbon to "tie up" the card, and dangled some adorable boot charms from the bows.

Spectrum Noir colors used for this project:


Don't forget to leave a comment on Friday's post for your chance to win this sweet Party Girl stamp set, from the fun Strawberry Kisses range:

Winning this set is easy!  All you have to do is make sure you're a follower of this blog, and leave a comment on FRIDAY'S post no later than Monday, December 10 at 6:00 PM EST. Good luck!

**Due to shipping restrictions, all winners must have a US address. 


tndj said...

So cute. Doesn't every little child dream of getting a pony for Christmas?

Tiffany S. said...

That is such a cute card, you really did a good job! Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Absolutely adorable!!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a cute the kitty peaking out!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

This is so darn cute. I love the lil pony. This stamp is adorable. Love it so much. Too cute.

KYCrafter said...

Cute card!!

{Chrissie} said...

Jan, this is sooooo cute! I want a Christmas pony! :-)

Stacy H-W said...

How pretty!! And how funny. Great minds and all that...I just finished making a card using this exact stamp AND my horse is an appaloosa too!!!

Emily H said...

Ooh! Looks like I missed this giveaway. :( Super lovely card Jan!