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:
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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.
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