Friday, May 29, 2009

Horsey ATC

Happy Friday! The Gina K Designs release party was last night and I had such a fun time. I'm wiped out this morning, though! Here is an ATC card I made for a challenge Cathy Tidwell is hosting a challenge to make an ATC. If you play along, you'll be entered for a chance to win a free stamp set.

I am also hosting a challenge to make a masculine card and Melissa Schultz is hosting a celebrating children challenge.

And now a few details...

I started by cutting my cardstock to 2 1/4 by 3 1/4 inches. The overall size for an ATC is 2 1/2 by 3 1/2, but I knew I would want to layer mine, so I cut it a little smaller.

The horse head from Out West was stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copics. I started with E37.

Then added E35.

Next was E33.

Filled in the rest with E31.

Added some highlights by using my blender pen, and some extra shading with E57 and my Rich Cocoa Memento marker (I need some darker brown Copcis).

Embossed the horse head with clear embossing powder. First I used my embossing buddy to remove any static, then went over the image with my Versa Mark pen before embossing.

I sponged So Saffron over the cardstock, then I stamped the stars border from Ribbons and Stripes, using Versa Mark and heat embossed with clear.

Sponged Tim Holtz Distress Ink, going heavier around the edges.

Sponged a bit of Not Quite Navy.

Stamped the diamond border using Distress Ink again.

To finish it off, I added a star brad, some twine and Cat's wonderful barbed wire (see here for instructions).

For some more Out West inspiration...

Check out this fantastic Out West card by Pam.

And how about the amazing coloring skills of Cathy on this card.

I love this fantastic journal from Callmecdogg.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a great weekend!


Helen Dooley said...

I am always in awe of your beautiful for. It shows the love you have in your heart. I have a suprise for you on my blog.

Becky said...

I also am always in awe when I come here..I was just looking at that star stamp and said to myself, I have no need for that :). Then I knew someone what do something amazing with it, and here you are, This card is awesome and your coloring is amazing. I love coming by here, I learn so much.

Deb Neerman said...

AWEsome, Theresa!! LOVE it!

CraftyC said...

Wow, a stunning ATC and your tutorial is fantastic, you make it look so easy!

Patti J. said...

Whoa Theresa (no pun intended!) - you really DO make this look easy! This card is pretty enough to put in a frame on your living room wall! Beautiful job!

Sue said...

Wow as always a stunning card hun, i so luv commin to look at your creations, AWESOME, sue.x

Elena said...

Very beautiful ATC! I love how you colored the stamp, Theresa! She looks like real...

Sabrina said...

Absolutely love this card and the set. Keep up the great work. Have you thought of designing a set of stamps in this style for the holidays?

Shirley said...

It is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you did the resist with the stars too!

6 wacky women said...

So beautiful, Theresa.
Your details are just fabulous!

Karen x

Linda Crowder said...

wonderful horsey card. You go, girl.

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said... your card and detail. You have the ticket when it comes to detail.