Saturday, February 1, 2014

Carousel Horse

It's the 1st of the month, so it must be time for another fantastic release from Doodle Pantry. Laurie has outdone herself once again. Wait until you see all the fabulous digital stamp sets, designer papers and .svg cut files being released today.


I am using the new Carousel Horse 1 digi stamp set. Yes, there will be more. Laurie has several more horses planned, and possibly other animals as well. There is just something so magical about carousels. I loved riding them as a kid (and the truth is, even as an adult), and would still ride them if I didn't need help getting up into the saddle...lol. One of my most favorite styles is to make dimensional cards (because they are just so fun to make), so for this one, I am using what is called a bendy card. I thought it would be perfect to display a carousel horse.  This bendy card is a cut file from Silhouette Online. What's so great about it is that it ships flat. When you cut the card, it has slits and tabs to make the card dimensional.  I deliberately made my horse larger, so I will need to send my card in a 5.5" x 5.5" envelope, but the card is actually made to fit A2 size envelopes. I brought the horse into my Silhouette Cameo and traced it so I could print the image and then cut it out using the Silhouette. I used a precolored image to trace (it's a bit more difficult to trace outline images), but then switched it with an outline image before printing because I wanted to color it myself. I used Copic markers (horse - C0, C2, C5; pole and harness trim - Y28; saddle - R81; ties - R59, R89) to color the horse and then used a Sakura clear glitter pen to go over the pole, harness and saddle to give it glitter and shine. I love how the clear glitter pen turns the Copic marker Y28 into a beautiful shimmery gold. The designer paper is from the same Carousel Horse 1 set, and the cherry cobbler scalloped polka dot ribbon is from Stampin' Up! I used 3 sizes of clear crystals on the horse. The sentiment is also from this same set. I attached the horse to the card at the base of the pole and the front legs only with glue. I then made a very small slit on the edge of the card to insert a piece of the horse's tail to keep it bent for displaying. Here is the complete set you will receive:


BIG SALE!  February 1 - 8, you can get 30% off ALL new February 2014 releases. Just use the code NEW4FEB. Also, you can receive 30% off ALL Valentine's products. No coupon needed. Here is a link to the specials page. This page tells you how to receive these discounts: SPECIALS

At noon today, the new challenge DPDC43 begins on the Doodle Pantry Blog. The challenge runs from February 1 - 24. You may use any stamp you wish to enter the challenge for the $15 gift certificate, but in order to receive the stamp set that is given away to everyone just for joining the challenge, you MUST use a Doodle Pantry image (not just a sentiment). There are so many free images on the Freebies page, it will definitely help you get started. The free set given away this month is Easter Peeps.


And don't forget to look at What's Free with Purchase before checking out. Be sure to add them to your cart.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:



42 comments:

  1. Wow, this is positively stunning. Love everything about this beauty. Your coloring, card shape, and fabulous design rocks.

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  2. WOW FACTOR! I love how you colored the image and added sparkle to the wonderful saddle. Your layout is positively amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiring creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge. Have a great day!

    Tamie DT

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  3. This is SO fabulous!!! LOVE that gorgeous image and your coloring is just amazing! And what a fun fold! Just amazing! HUGS and have a great rest of the weekend! :) Mynn xx

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  4. Susan, Glad you're joining us at Simply Create Too for our Mother's Day/Female Challenge. Your bendy, carousel card is so very pretty.

    Diane
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

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  5. Hi Susan, how fabulous! I have been wanting to try one of the bendy cards. You have inspired me. Love the sparkle on your horse and can't wait to see what you do with the upcoming sets.
    hugs....

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  6. Susan, your card is just adorable. I love this bendy card, it is so perfect with the cute image. Thank you, for joining us for the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge.

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  7. Your card is delightful,but unfortunately you have not followed the remit for our challenge "Shade's of the Same Colour" meaning varying shades of the same colour as stated.
    As a prize winning challenge blog,we do have to be strict with our rules.
    You are welcome to re-enter our challenge with any entry that follows our remit.

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  8. Fabulous bendy card design, it's a beautiful image and love how you coordinated the colors for this card! Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes challenge over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday!

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  9. Beautiful card and I love the shape...
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

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  10. Wow,that card looks really... round! Perfect for your carousel themed card. Thanks for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers this week!

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  11. Lovely card! The style of card is perfect with this image~

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  12. Love this card! I got the digi for this one :-) Thanks for the discount code

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  13. Love your carrousel card so beautiful! Have a Blessed day!

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  14. Thanks for playing in our "For the Little Girls!" Challenge #84!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

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  15. Clever card! You put a lot of time into it! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too!!

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  16. Love your carousel horse, he is magnificent. Totally fabulous card Susan!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  17. This is such a pretty card, I love how the image goes above to top, it makes it stand out even more. Thank you for joining us this week at the Sassy Studio Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Sassy Studio Designs DT

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  18. Gorgeous Card! Love that image! Great details and it is so elegant. Thanks for sharing it with us in the Pattie's Creations Challenge!

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  19. Back again! Thanks for entering this beautiful card in the MFPSpeedyTV challenge as well. It is really, really pretty. Love your kitties at the top - George and Molly!

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  20. This is truly gorgeous! I was scratching my head with this pretty image and now your card is my inspiration!

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  21. You sure did a beautiful job with your card and the coloring of the carousel horse is fantastic. First thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday and also thanks for joining us at Color Me Creative and good luck on the challenges.
    Hugs, Pat

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  22. Wow I've never done a bendy card it's amazing! Fantastic coloring, just gorgeous Susan!

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  23. Love carousel horses! this is beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs for our DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    Kim
    SSD DT

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  24. Thank you so much Susan for sharing your "style" with us at AYLI, what a fabulous carousel horse and I love the domed shape, you are quite right it suits the style perfectly. Sarah

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  25. Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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  26. Sweet card Thanks for joining in with us this week at Graph'It colour challenge.
    Good Luck Susan xx

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  27. Gorgeous card, love that image! Thanks for joining us at Graph'It Colouring challenge this week
    Claire xx

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  28. Wow, was für eine tolle Karte. Richtig klasse gemacht.Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge.

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  29. Susan this is a gorgeous card, loving that image, thank you for playing along with us at Delicious Doodles this week, best of luck xxx

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  30. Lovely card. Thanks for playing with us at Izazovi i sladkiši.
    Keti (DT)

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  31. Wow what a fabulous card,thanks for joining CCT this week!
    Hugs Heidy

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  32. Lovely card Thanks for joining in with us this week at Graph'It colour challenge.
    Good Luck Susan xx

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  33. A fabulous card! Love your colouring!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Catz. Good luck!
    Nick

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  34. Gorgeous card, thanks so much for joining us over at Craftitude!
    Hugs Donna DT xx

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  35. lovely creation and thanks for sharing with us at crafty catz this week

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  36. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

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  37. Great project! Beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at CMC.

    Karen

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  38. Fabulous card!! Thanks for joining us this week over at the Graph'It color challenge!

    Hugs,
    Iris

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  39. You have made such a lovely card in so pritty colors. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. xx Bianca

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