Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Horse-y Cards, Day 1

My sister, a horse surgeon at Wisconsin Equine Clinic, asked me to make a set of horse-y cards for a friend of hers. I have quite a number of horse stamps and horse-y sentiments, but mostly I've used them to make sympathy cards for my sister to send to clients if a horse dies.

It was fun to try to think of more cheerful cards to make with these stamps, and I tried to use brighter colours than I normally do.

Here are the first four I made:

I think the last one is my favourite. I used distress inks direct to paper to create the horizon, then stamped the horses in Versafine Onyx. I love how it looks like the horses are dancing on a summer day!

Unfortunately, I don't remember where the stamps for the first and fourth card come from. I've had them for ages, they're unmounted and therefore don't have a name on them. I have to get better at tracking the manufacturers so I can share with you. I'll see if I can find them again - if you know, please leave me a comment!

The stamp on the second card is from Deadbeat Designs - they've got lots of great horse and Texas-themed stamps. I love the abstract feeling of it.

The stamp for the third one is from a clear set from Inkadinkado.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Katherine said...

Thanks for posting these! and also from letting me know where to find some new horse images... your direct to paper ink technique is striking. TFS.

Deborah Frings said...

Lovely cards. I absolutely love the first card. The clean, graphic lines of the image (very Greek looking) and spots of colours - wonderful!