Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Red, White and Blue Horses

I saw this card in Michelle Zindorf's tutorials, and I had to try it out! It is a quick and easy card using the direct to paper technique.

First I heat embossed the stars in the upper left hand corner using clear embossing powder. Then I used the direct to paper technique with my Creamy Caramel all over the card except the embossed corner. On the embossed corner I used Not Quite Navy Ink. The last color to go on was the Ruby Red, and I just used the corner of that pad to smear on some stripes. The stamp is from a set I dug up from my mother-in-laws stash that I wanted to try out! It is from Stampin' Up's set Wanted. I used black ink and stamping off to get the running horses on the flag. I used my distressor tool and distressed the edges of the flag and rubbed the Not Quite Navy ink over the distressed edges. Then I just backed it on white paper and that's it! Quick and easy card, and really bright bold colors!

I entered this card into the following challenges:

Fab N Funky - Get it all out
Crafty Creations - Distressing
Tellen's Place - Ink Distressing


  1. WOW! This is amazing!!! I love the effect you gave the horses. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week! Good Luck!

  2. This is great I love the colours. Thanks for playing at Tellens Place this week.Luv Jane xxx

  3. What a great technique. I have never seen this before. But it is truly interesting. The horses running is really great. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week.

  4. Great technique used and I really like the horses! Thanks for playing along at Tellen's Place.
    Hugs, RobinJ

  5. Wow! So pretty! Love the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Tellen's Place!

  6. This is a very unique card, Kendra! I love what you've done! Your ink distressing is just wonderful, too! Thanks for playing along with us at Tellen's Place! :-)

  7. fab card,love the distressing thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week