Horses by Laura Drahozal


  1. The base card is 8 ½” X 5 ½” with a top fold.
  2. Lightly color the blue card stock with the blue and gray pencils, gliding gently over the texture to create a "denim" look.
  3. Use the removable tape to tape the stencil face up on the blue card stock.  Tape all the way around.
  4. Pick up some embossing paste on the back of your palette knife.
  5. Place the blade of the palette knife on on the left side of the stencil, with the back, holding the paste, facing the open parts of the stencil.
  6. Pull the knife gently across the stencil, treating it like a squeegee and filling all the holes of the stenicl.
  7. Put the remaining paste back into the container.
  8. Carefully remove the stencil, and let the pasted image dry thoroughly.
  9. Stamp white cardstock using the Memento ink.
  10. Color the image using colored pencils.
  11. Cut the wood image and mount on dark brown card stock, leaving room for the horses and a mat edge.
  12. When the paste is completely dry, color the horses with the Spectrum Markers.
  13. "Distress" all the edges using the ink, ink blender and craft sheet.
  14. Assemble the rest of the card, using the May Arts twine to create knots on the front for added interest.
Print Project

Also uses these supplies:

Cardstock by My Mind's Eye®
Tim Holtz® Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pad by Ranger®
Spectrum Noir™ Markers (IG10, IG8, IG4, GB8, GB10, PN8, EB5, EB8, TN8)
Prismacolor® Pencils
1/2" Removable Tape by 3M®
Ink Blending Tool
Craft Sheet
Twine by May Arts
ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

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