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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Carousel Horse Card Set

Greetings Blogging Friends! 
I hope you are all doing well, and that the flooding in the US Southeast is not affecting your families.
For the current Scrapy Land Challenge
a long neglected, never-used Inkadinkadoo stamp "Carousel Horses" is being used in a 6-card set. 

The Challenge this fortnight at Scrapy Land is Anything Goes
To enter the challenge follow the theme AND use any die brand that Scrapy Land sells
and become eligible for a fabulous prize and badges!

   Pssst! Did you know...
        Scrapy Land has a new Pinterest Account

My project uses the following Scrapy Land products:
The links for these dies are at the bottom of this post.

This simple card was stamped in Danube Blue Memento and colored with Copics.

The pearlescent vellum "beloved stars" die cut was colored on the back with blue Copic Markers.

Unfortunately the camera grabbed purple tones rather than the rosy salmon color in the background cardstock for the easel card below.
The paper is large, round shaped glitter in the background. 
The vines are a turquoise vellum. 
These old, flat purple heart brads needed a face lift.
Using Pearl EP from Sparkle N Sprinkle, they became transformed.
The naked heart was heated up, then dipped into the jar of EP,
where the EP melted almost immediately.
Heat set the rest, and dip again - two or three times - to build
a more dimensional and pearl looking heart.
Two are used in each upper corner of the white ornate Spellbinders die cut.
Some undesirable colors of cardstock are in my stash.
To change the colors, embossing powders are used.
In this case, the same Pearl EP was used to change the paper
from a neon pink to a metallic rosy.
Here is a before and after photo of the vines.

I love the Spellbinders Labels 46 and Decorative Labels 46. They are so pretty together! I also used the Grand Scallop Squares for the scallop shapes. The card below uses the same die cuts, but they are layered differently:

These were some extra large brads in my stash. I dipped them into some Sparkle N Sprinkle Textured EP twice, then dipped them into Princess Rose EP to create a very interesting texture and color!

The pink burlap looks great with this border set from Spellbinders!

This pretty card is sparkly with rhinestone mesh background from SNS, and a fun embellishment made of the Chloe stem and old rhinestone cluster.

Thanks for stopping by today! Looking forward to seeing your creative designs at the Anything Goes Challenge #27 for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

Products Used:
  • Inkadinkadoo Carousel Horse 60-00716
  • Stampabilities CR1056 "Relax and Enjoy"
  • Penny Black "Special Wishes" 30-229
  • Hero Arts "Mini Expressions"
  • Inks: Distress Dye-base, Adirondack Dye-base, Versafine, Brilliance, VersaMark
  • Copic Markers, Prisma Color Pencils
  • Embossing Folders: Craftwell "Quatrafoil", Craftwell "Delicate Dots",
  • Sparkle N Sprinkle: Embossing Powders (Pearl, Peacock, Princess Rose, Textured, Sparkle, Glitter SNS Pistachio G1053, Jeweled Mesh
  • Martha Stewart Traditional Scallop Edge Punch
  • Pearl Mica Powder

I'd like to play in the following Challenges Please:

  1. Avenue 613 - #144 - Anything Goes Using Pink (two of my cards are primarily pink tones) 10/11
  2. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #19 Anything Goes 10/15
  3. Pile It On Challenge #89 "1-2-3 Recipe! (green/pink card = 1 roll of burlap, 2 stamped images, 3 altered brads) and (purple/green card = 1 row of rhinestones, 3 big flowers, and 2 stamp images) 10/9
  4. Country View Challenges - #32 - Add some texture - 11/1 (cards contain glitters, embossing powders, laces, ribbon, rhinestones, flowers, dry embossing, dimensional flowers, burlap)
  5. Sweet Stamps Challenge - Oct 5 - Anything Goes 11/1
  6. Through The Craft Room Door - Oct 6- Oct 12 - Anything Goes 10/13
  7. Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes" 10/8
  8. Crafting From The Heart Challenges #80 "Anything Goes" 10/11
  9. Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #100 "Anything Goes with wet/dry embossing" 10/10 (wet embossing on 8 heart brads/the pink floral vine and on the sentiment using 2 different EP colors in easel card, wet embossing on three large brads using 2 different EPs on pink canvas card, dry embossed dots on pink-blue card, dry embossed designer paper on purple-green floral card)
  10. Inspiration Destination Challenge #54 "Anything Goes" 10/16

Stamping Hugs,


brenda said...

What a stunning set of cards Donna, clearly lots of time and work has gone into them. Hard to choose favs, but I am rather drawn to the pink one with the lovely texture of the burlap and the green one offset against lilac, a combo I always enjoy.

B x

coldwaters2 said...

OMG I am completely bowled over by these stunning creations Donna, wow, each one holds a beauty and magic of it's own, the image I love so much and the wonderful colour effect, the dies and embellishments are top notch, stupendous creations.
lorraine x

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Gorgeous set of cards Donna ! Love this stamp and the Way you chose différents Colors and textures !
Fabulous Work !

Shirley Chillman said...

Thank you Donna for your gorgeous comments on my blog. Now sure why but my commenting links went awol and I have had to reintroduce them all again!!!!

These are some amazing pieces of work Donna each one is so unique and different even though you have used the same stamp. Changing the heart brads and the cardstock was such a clever idea they looked better than they did before.

Off to mooch at what I have missed.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

maria's knutselplezier said...

You made a bunch of amazing horse cards, what a beautiful stamp is this!!!!Your images and colours are very beautiful and special and you gave them such a beautiful background with the die cuts!!! I really love all of them!!!


KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Donna, you have been super busy! What a lovely set of cards you created! Although all feature the same stamp, each card looks very different from the next. You've used an amazing array of dies and I really enjoyed reading about the techniques used. But I'm sitting here wondering what's wrong with neon pink hehehe! Although all of these cards are beautiful, I have selected the purple lace and the pink burlap as my two favourites! I really like these colour combos with the green, very pleasing to my eye and such wonderful texture. So glad to see you crafting again and I hope you can continue.

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,

wow, was für eine wundervolle Gestaltung von verschiedensten Karten. Ich bin total begeistert von der Embossing Technik wo du Papier umgefärbt hast. Was für eine tolle Farbe da entstanden ist begeistert mich sehr. Deine Karten sehen alle wunderschön aus. Ein Stempel und so viele verschiedene Gesichter. Ganz fantastische Arbeiten. Ganz liebe Grüße Hugs Silvi

Sue said...

Hi Donna, WOW, what beautiful cards. I adore the carousel stamp. I like the various colour combinations you have done.

Hope you are having a good week. Sue

Jacee said...

Oh my, what a wonderful set of cards! you've put such a lot into these and it show's, they are all gorgeous!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Christi Conley said...

WOW is all I can say!! Just WOW! And I really need to get me some more Spellbinders!! LOVE both of these cards! <3 Christi
Art without Anxiety {My Personal Blog}

cotnob said...

Wow! You have been busy Donna. An absolutely stunning collection of cards, such a beautiful stamp and fabulous die cut details - pretty colours and a wonderful variety of designs.

Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Sue said...

A really stunning set of cards Donna, your designs are wonderful, full of gorgeous detailing and beautiful colours.
hugs Sue xx

Janis said...

Oh, my goodness, Donna!!! These are absolutely exquisite!!!! I love all the gorgeous details. How clever to change the color of the brads and the cardstock with embossing powder. I LOVE playing with EP, so I need to try this. :) The colored vellum is stunning, too. Love how each of these cards has so many unique features though the same carousel horse stamp is used. The love and care you invest in making your cards is so very evident in their beauty. Thanks for sharing them with us!!!!
<3 J

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Patricia St Martin said...

AMAZING!!! All of the cards, all of those die cuts and we can not forget the stunning stamp and love the way you colored all of them. Each one of the cards are so different and I love everyone of them. Love all the extra embellishments the rhinestone mesh all the gems, flowers, all the sparkle.
Hugs, Pat♥

E. Marie said...

Donna, you must be feeling super creative! You have out done yourself with this amazing card set. LOVE the stamp - I can understand not using it a lot since it might be limited in what you would use it for, but who could resist it.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Donna, Wow, such a wonderful set of gorgeous cards. I love them all, the details are amazing, but I think the 3rd & 4th..and the 6th are my favorites... hard to pick :) Your tips on enhancing embellishments are fantastic. This post must have taken ages to prepare with all the photos and links. I hope you are doing well, Hugs xx

Leanne said...

This is sure pretty, and thanks for sharing the embossing technique too, sure does create the 3D effect on the hearts and the dies. Lovely job and thanks for playing our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Leanne DT
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Karenladd said...

Oh, I love this set of gorgeous cards for so many reasons. I believe I may even have this carousel horse stamp (or one very similar to it), which I have never used. I'll have to rummage through my stamps to find it and use it now that I've been inspired by you! The tips on how to change your flat brads from blah to fabulous, and to use embossing powder to give a new life to old card stock are my favorite parts of this post! We all have bits of unloved card stock and old embellishments that could benefit from a face lift! I can't wait to see what I can do with my old items and some pretty embossing powder now.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous set of cards and a lovely image use too. I like how you got so many different ways of using it. These are just fantastic and so beautifully done.

Sharon said...

They are all gorgeous Donna. The stamp is fabulous and so many gorgeous dies to make the cards so individual. The colour tones and added embellishments are added perfection.
I have tried to pick a favourite but they are equally gorgeous.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! Look at you with all these fabulous cards with the awesome stamp and all those gorgeous dies! I LOVE your idea for embossing the brads! So easy to heat first and then dip. I've embossed brads with Versamark and EP, but never just heat and dip. Genius! The purple is gorgeous with the lace and I love the rhinestone mesh and the pink burlap. So many different details to love on all the cards! What a delight today, Donna!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow Donna what stunning cards you have made, the horse look fantastic and great design you did.
Gr Karin

KraftyKoolKat said...

A very stunning array of cards Donna. They are all really awesome, love the gorgeous stamp and your fantastic colouring and layout.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Six different style of cards with different color combinations that to with a same stamp !! Loved them all ,you put your dies to good use ;) I too have some ' undesirable colors of cardstock' will surely follow your idea to use them up:)

Dr Sonia S V said...

wow what an amazing set of creations...loved your embossing trick
Dr Sonia

Anne Temple said...

All I can say is WOW!!!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Woah! Hang on there lady, that was some carousel ride you just took us on! I wonder how long you've been working on those. Each and every one is just stunning! Love how you can create works of arts each time with the same supplies and yet they are so different. The tip with the Pearl EP is awesome too! Who doesn't have some ugly cardstock that needs a makeover? Thanks for sharing these with us Donna - definitely eye catching!

pam said...

OMW Donna, you have been busy creating! gorgeous set of cards, love you image and beautiful embellishments with stunning details on every card.
Pam x

Stampsnob. said...

I didn't see all six but I saw the coloring of three and they were beautiful then before any assembly Now they are BRILLIANT...........Lis

Karen said...

Oh my! Donna, this is the most stunning carousel horse set... wow, each one is a masterpiece! Gorgeous colors and spectacular designs. These will be adored by the recipients. So unique and lovely. And I love that we were both playing with carousel horses recently! Hehe! :o) Wishing you a beautiful night, my friend! Thank you for the inspiration!

Hugs and blessings,

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely cards De. x

Monica said...

This is almost magical and they are so beautiful in their own ways. Gosh, what patience must have gone into this coupled along with hard work.

Sorry that I have not been able to stay in touch but from my heart I am connected for sure.

Lots of love,


crafty-stamper said...

Stunning selection of cards and love the fabulous carousel image and great colouring-great tip for embossing the metal brads and changing the coloured cardstock a great metallic result
Carol x

Pia S said...

What a gorgeous set, real eye candy! The unused stamp sure was put to good use once it got to see ink! I took with me some really great tips too from this post.
It's SO hard to pick a favorite, I love them all. But having trouble myself using green on cards I did have an extra long look at the green horse with purple..

Lori Kobular said...

Donna these cards are so beautiful and each one so unique! I love the dies you used and all the embellishments you have on your gorgeous cards!

NanaConnie said...

WOW, I go away to as conference and come back to 6 utterly magnificent cards! Incredible work, Donna. I've just added three more die sets to my Wish List (right after a shopping spree at Scrapy Land) and can barely afford to visit your blog. I always find one more thing I want. :-D It's so hard to describe each individual element that grabs me but a few of them are the lace on the purple and green card, the metallic embossing on the die cut flowers, the embossing folder you chose for the blue card, and the pink burlap. Marvelous. Thanks for reminding me about being able to change old brads with heat and EP. Haven't done that for quite a while.

Samra Leshinski said...

Amazing card set Donna! Love all the pretty dies and such gorgeous color combinations!

Mary Smith said...

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Best Regards, Mary

Thyme To Create {My Blog}

Michelle said...

Stunning cards. Lovely colours.
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
Good luck. xxx Michelle (DT)

Sherrie K. said...

WOW! These are all absolutely GORGEOUS!! The images, color choices and dies you used are fabulous~so pretty!
Sherrie K

BethieJ said...

Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!
Hope to see you again soon!
Have a GREAT Day!!

Lisa said...

Hello my friend!! I'm back from vacation and stopping by to see your amazing projects and oh my WOW!! These are all stunning!! I absolutely love the carousel stamp!! You've showcased it perfectly on all of these amazing cards!! Your attention to detail is pronominal, as always!! Each one is unique and fabulous!!

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit while I was gone!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Rae Ann said...

My goodness! I love how different they all look! So many wonderful dies and embellishments. I think the one with the "beloved stars" is my favorite and I love that die too!

Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

Mayumi Adler said...

Amazing collection of cards! They are all so pretty, coloring, embelishments... love them.
By the way, please check here:
Hope you play again with us.

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Stunning cards Donna! The colors, dies and images are so beautiful- your creations are always an inspiration.

Sue said...

OMG, Donna's motto, Go Big or Go Home!! Six cards and one more beautiful than the next. I have this stamp, it is wonderful. Love all the ways you have used it and of course all the bling and sparkle. Great colors and designs, all so different. You amaze me woman! Gorgeous cards all.


Desire Fourie said...

Wow an amazing array of creations Donna, all so bright and cheerful.
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Marjeta said...

Colourful colection gorgeous cards.


*Vicki* said...

Hi Donna! :) These creations are ALL extremely gorgeous!! I really love your added touch with the heat embossing!! Everything looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!! HUGS

Jean Bullock said...

Oh my GOSH! I love these! I love them all. My favorite is the easel card but they are all fabulous! Love the colors, the layouts and the sparkle. Love, love, LOVE! And yes. I do want to marry them. (Hee, hee.)

Asha said...

Oh my goodness! These just are super stunning. I love how you've used the dies to compliment and draw attention to the focal image. Brilliant projects, Donna. Thanks for sharing.
hugs, Asha


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