Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Shopping Our Stash #245 Something for the Big/Biggest Boys

March is winding down, the weather still doesn't know what to do we go from almost spring to freezing rain within days, March came in like a lion ~~ wonder if it is going out the same way.

Alica is our host for challenge #245 at Shopping Our Stash and we want a project for the BIG or BIGGEST boys. (masculine/teen).  Masculine cards are not the easiest for me to do but this time I have had so many firsts.....the first time I have used the stamp set. first time for the die that goes with it, first time I used one of my Kaleidacolor ink pads ( I have 4 that have never been out of the cellophane) I guess I'm not one for trying things I have not practiced with, I know it's not perfect but I closed my eyes and went with it.

The stamp set and die are from Local King Rubber I bought the stamp 4 years ago and the die two years ago at Scrapfest in Kitchener. Last year I bought more stamps and dies from them, this year I am not going near the booth. The ink pad I used is Autumn leaves and this was the first time I have inked a brayer to do a background. I had so much trouble cutting one horse I decided that's all the card needed. I will give this card to my son who's birthday is Thursday, On Sunday we celebrated Easter, our great grandson's birthday, my birthday and our son's birthday. One dinner 4 celebrations!!

I need a lot more practice with this horse die best I go look at the video of how to do it.

I finished the inside with the sentiment on a top note die cut

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the SOS blog and see what the rest of the design team have made for the challenge.


Chana Malkah said...

Great card, Barbara! The imagery of a stallion running free is so powerful. All I could think of was the song "Wild Horses" by Kenny Rogers. Nice work!

lauren bergold said...

well i, for one, would NEVER have known you didn't practice and practice and practice... cause this looks PERFECT TO ME!!!!!! ♥♥♥ (& i loooooooooooove the sentimet as well!) :)

Donna said...

Fab card Barb...I love that inside sentiment!!
Hope you are having a super awesome birthday today!! <3

Lindsey said...

I'm not sure you need to practice... this card looks awesome! And that inside sentiment is hilarious. :D

Tracy said...

Lots of Happy celebrating you did :)
Happy Be-lated birthday :)
Your card is lovely…the background is stunning.
As for me uploading my card to the link…I remembered when I reread my blog, lol

Carol L said...

I'm really fond of this because I love horses! What a great card, and a very happy belated birthday too! WOW, it was a good day to be born into your family I see!