Today I'd like to share a card that I made with the Whimsy, 'Cool Ride' carousel horse stamp. The minute I clapped eyes on this one I just knew I HAD to have it, and Elaine at Quixotic Paperie was so helpful, and kindly emailed me to let me know when they arrived, which happened to be while I was in Spain. Luckily, while visiting with friends I picked up her mail, and ordered immediately, for fear of them having sold out if I waited until I got home.
The effect I wanted to achieve was icy cold, so I went for the blues as my main colour. However, I felt that it needed a little bit of something stronger to bring it to life, and I think the brown has done this??? Unfortunately, it doesn't show up in the pic, but I added Glitter Dust to the fur around the horses blanket, and all of the snowflakes, so in real life it does look nice 'n' icy.
Once again, I made my own background paper using the swirly stamp that came with the horse, (there is also a snowflake stamp in the set). I then 'distressed' it with the same ink. The brown border was done with a Martha Stewart punch, as was the snowflake mat. Sentiment from HOTP.