Monday, 20 July 2015

Snowy Resist

I need to make some Christmas cards with horses on them.  This one will be for my sister as she rides a grey horse.  I did a background by doing a heat embossing resist (using one of the Itty Bitty Background stamps) for the snow, masking off the snowy hills, and sponging the blue sky.  Then stamped the trees with first and second generations of ink, added a bit of glitter to them and to the hills.  A die cut horse, a sentiment, and a snow embossing folder background finish it off.

It's going to the Splitcoaststampers Technique Lovers' Challenge ("Can You Resist?"), the Splitcoaststampers Christmas Card Challenge for August ("Furry Friends"), and to the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Card Challenge ("Trees").

Stamps: SU Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Old Island sentiment, Art Impressions and Old Island trees
Paper: white cs
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Memento Cottage Ivy, Distress blues, ColorBox Frost White, Versafine Tuxedo Black
Accessories: sparkly embossing powder, glue pen, glitter, grey coloured pencils, Cuttlebug snow embossing folder, PTI Starlit Studio Horse Country die
Techniques: heat embossing resist


  1. Sweet! Love your snowy winter scene Susan. LOVE the glitter added to the trees and snowbanks --- so sparkly! xx

  2. What a great scene. Riding horses is very peaceful in certain situations, and this one is where I want to be. I love your trees. The second generation stamping is perfect and the sparkly just tops it off! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge. LesLee xx

  3. Susan, this is a wonderful scene, and perfect for a horse lover. The snowy sky is such a pretty background for all the snow hills and frosty trees. Love the way you've framed the snowscape with the pretty white embossed base. Your coloring on the horse is lovely too. TFS & playing along in the HLS Christmas Challenge.

  4. What a beautiful winter scene you created Susan, and I love how you gave the die cut horse a dappled grey look. I'm sure your friend will love this.
    Carol x

  5. This is gorgeous, Susan! Any horse-lover will adore getting one of these for Christmas! I especially love how your trees turned out! I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you, too, when I was up your way. Next time I'm just going to fly up there and join you and Lolly for some card-making fun!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Such a pretty scene, Susan! I love that horse and the snowy sky and trees!

  7. What a beautiful card! Your horse reminds me of a unicorn - very mystical and serene scene. Thanks for joining along with the HLS Christmas Challenge! :)


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