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Back in the Saddle

A Blog Named Hero is sponsoring a challenge called If I could Turn Back Time. Besides causing people to sing that Cher song over and over again in their minds, they are challenging us to create a card with a Shabby Chic or Vintage look.

I am on a roll right now with my newest Inkadinkado stamp set called Horses so I created another horse card. My image is stamped onto a a piece of cardstock that I had originally glued a piece of burlap to. Unfortunately when I stamped on the burlap, the image was blurred, so I tore it off of the paper. It left some of the paper intact and some of it was torn. Then I had a light bulb moment and I decided to stamp on the decidedly distressed piece of cardstock. I loved the end result! The image is soft and blurred in areas and sharp and crisp in others.

To further enhance the vintage look I roughed up the edges of the diecut paper and then sponged them with Tim Holtz Tea Dye ink. And of course I added my newest trick of creating a leather look out of Kraft paper.

My favorite part of this card is the little silver star on the raffia twine. It reminds me of a sheriff’s badge from an old spaghetti western.

Inkadinkado horse stamp

I will be entering this card into A Blog Named Hero challenge called If I could Turn Back Time. You have 12 days left to play along for a chance to win a Simon Says Stamp gift card!


Happy stamping,


Western Themed Birthday Card

Operation Write Home is hosting a weekend long Virtual Card Making Party (VCMP) this weekend. The first challenge of the day was to use a Zig Zag or Chevron pattern in some way on your card.

I had just gotten a Zig Zag embossing folder set in the mail from Lifestyles Crafts  a few days ago, so I was able to play along.

Inkadinkado clear stamp horses


This horse is from an Inkadinkado clear stamp set called Horses (99540). I was excited to use this stamp because, I had just gotten it in the mail a few days ago as well. I stamped the horse on watercolor paper with Archival ink and after it dried I watercolored the image. The leather look paper in the background is just Kraft paper that was misted with water, crumpled over and over and then sponged with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink.

I can’t wait to see what everyone else is creating. If you are a stamper you might like to play along at OWH today too!

Happy Stamping,


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