Sure wish I didn't have to make this card. It's a sympathy card for my sister who had to have her horse, Omni, put down a couple weeks ago. He was actually a very lucky horse, because he was a racehorse Gillian rescued from being sold to the meat market over ten years ago. Never mind that, at the time, she could barely afford to support him and herself. Omni lived a life of luxury after Gillian saved him, able to graze with his buddies on 40 acres in Virginia Beach for many years. Now he's kicking up his heels in heaven, happy that his leg doesn't hurt anymore. (When I get to Heaven, I need to ask God why he made horses' legs so darn delicate and breakable!)
I actually colored the horses over a year ago and I can see where I have improved my technique since then! I should color the image again and see how different it looks. Do you color images to use for cards, but then end up sticking them in a drawer, too? I must have dozens of images that are ready to use, but for some reason I just never have!
After I punched out the flowers, I cut in between each petal, being careful to leave the center intact. I then placed the flower on a squishy mouse pad and rubbed the back of each petal with my embossing stylus to give them shape.
Thanks for visiting!
Paper: Soft Sky, Neenah Solar white Classic Crest, Afternoon Tea dp
Ink: black unknown
Accessories: Copic Markers, Martha Stewart picket fence border punch and Butterflies punch, Fiskars Apron Lace border punch, SU Trio flower punch, SU rub-ons from past Sale-a-bration kit, adhesive pearls, buttons