Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sleigh Ride

"Just hear those sleigh bells jingle-ing
Ring, ting, tingle-ing too.
Come on it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you."

FINALLY! I'm making my Christmas cards. I could hardly wait to ink up this stamp by Impression Obsession with the two beautiful draft horses and I'll be sending these to my horse loving family and friends this Christmas.

It has been so long since I've made a lot of cards I had to rediscover and reintroduce myself to my stamps, inks, papers, ribbons and embellishments. Seriously! Once I got started, though, I began finding tools and supplies I'd forgotten I had.

I stamped the image with Versafine Onyx black ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I didn't want to fuss too much with coloring the horses since the stamp is highly detailed. Of course, as you already know, my horse is black so I decided these two should be black as well so I added a bit of grey copic markers to the horses for highlights but otherwise kept it simple.

The wreath surrounding the horses was fun to embellish. I added Christmas green flower soft product to the wreath and the berries are dots of Christmas red stickles to make them glitter.

The background paper is some very old Anna Griffin Christmas paper that I had in my stash. I love this holly berry paper and decided that I should quit hoarding it and use it this year on some cards.

It has felt SO GOOD to be stamping and cardmaking again after a long summer busyily doing other hobbies. I've promised myself to be better in the new year to come to work on my card supply and send more cards. Emailed messages are so quick and easy and keeping in touch via facebook, email and texting has some advantages, I'm sure. But what more of a gift can you give someone than to send a handwritten note and card from time to time to remind that person of how much you care. So there is my resolution for 2011: stay in touch with family and friends with a snailmailed gift of love.

This is not the only Christmas card design I've made so more will come. I've had a regular production line going.

Until next time,




  1. WOW WOW WOW!! This is stunning...I wouldn't want to give these away, just frame them as ART!

  2. So pretty! The flower soft really pops!

  3. Beautiful card HP. Lovely detailed stamp. I look forward to many gifts in my mailbox this new year! LOL. (jk) Happy Holidays my friend, xoxo

  4. You make this look so easy, but I had a heck of a time coloring this image last year. It's such a wonderful image--worth all the trouble.

  5. The pictures do not do this card justice. I have the "original" in my home, and it is absolutely gorgeous.

    Thank you, Jennifer!


  6. Love this card, ordered the stamp that very night. Look forward to doing this card!!!


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