The Guys

My sister has five horses.  My great-niece (GN) absolutely loves them and calls them “the guys”.  She has little mucking boots, she feeds them, gives them treats, and loves on them on a regular basis.  GN has all kinds of toy horses, from small to large, at her house.  Today is her third birthday.  How could I resist the Let It Ride set for her birthday card.  However, it couldn’t be just any birthday card, so I created this double-z card for her.

Here’s the card I created:


Blends for the Win!

Before I started coloring the horses with my blends, I asked my niece to send me some pictures of the horses.  Using the pictures, I picked my Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, and Smoky Slate blends combos.  The horse I chose for the front, Shadow, is brown, has white socks and a white strip on his head, which is bordered by black.  I also colored the horses on the bottom base using the information from my niece.  It’s difficult to see on the photos, but the darker horse has  a reddish tint, for which I included some light and dark Flirty Flamingo.   For the main and tails on all the horses, I used the bullet end of Stampin! Write markers in order to achieve the fine lines or hair.

I chose this woodgrain piece of DSP from the retired Nature’s Poem before I chose the other colors.  Shaded Spruce and Mint Macaron seemed to be the perfect choice.  I used first and second generation stamping for the pine trees for depth.   ” Take Life by the reins” is just one of the coordinating sentiments in the Let It Ride cling mount stamp set.  I chose the “Happy Birthday” and inside birthday sentiments from the Picture Perfect stamp set.  

Bob Ross for the Win

Once again, a happy accident saved the day.  I didn’t have room for the double-z strip on the outside of the card between the horse and the Happy Birthday sentiment.  Therefore, I had to make an adjustment and popped up the front piece on dimensionals to enable the strip to go under the panel.  

This coordinating card/envelope set just needed to be finished with piece of the woodgrain DSP on the envelope flap.  I knew I wanted to use the blends to color a horse on the front of the envelope.  However, bleeding through concerned me. Therefore, I folded a scrap piece of cardstock in half and inserted it in the corner behind the horse.  No bleeding through and all is well with the envelope.

There is just enough room to write a little note on the back base while still have it covered by the front when closed.  

Many Thanks and a Supply List

Thank you for stopping by today.  

Have a Peachy day!


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Supply list:

High Tide photopolymer stamp set, item # 143006

Pretty Peacock ink pad, item # 150083

Pretty Peacock cardstock, item # 150880

So Saffron ink pad, item # 147109

Seaside Spray ink pad, item # 150085

Smoky Slate ink pad, item # 147113

Basic Gray ink pad, item # 149165

Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, item # 

Whisper White cardstock, item #

Tombow Liquid Adhesive, item #