Let it Ride

Let it Ride

When I saw the Let it Ride Stamp Set in the 2019 Stampin’ Up!® Occasions Catalog, I knew I had to get it – and not just because Amelia loves horses. The sentiments in the set and so encouraging and upbeat.

Let It Ride, Stampin' Up!

These sentiments are great for graduations, birthdays, encouragement, new job, and lots more. And it’s a perfect set for animal lovers.

I wanted to try an alcohol ink background with this. I had a couple “false starts,” but here’s the end result.

Isn’t that fun? I started with a piece of Glossy White Cardstock. I used felt pads and an old address stamp to make the applicator.

DIY Applicator

Is anyone else old enough to remember these? I peeled off the rubber, then attached the hook part of velcro (I think it’s the hook part; the rougher piece) where the rubber used to be.

I bought some felt pieces, but you can easily cut your own. You can also buy the applicator, but I’m cheap, so I made mine. Simply set the stamp over the felt and it sticks beautifully!

Creating the Background

Color the felt pad using a Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blend (I used the lighter one). Then use a Stampin’ Spritzer to spritz rubbing alcohol over the felt pad. Rub over the Glossy White Cardstock. Easy! If you need more ink, simply scribble more, then spritz. If it’s not dark enough, add more ink. (Note: After I re-scribbled, I scribbled on scrap paper with my Stampin’ Blend to remove any excess rubbing alcohol from the tip.)

Repeat the process with a Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend until you’re happy with the results. After I finished, I added a little more ink direct to paper and immediately used my spritzed applicator to blend it.

Adding the Scene

Stamp the horse and the treeline images in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then color with Soft Suede, Basic Black, and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends. I used the dark marker in each color.

Finally, stamp the sentiment in Memento ink.

Finishing the Card

Layer the stamped panel to a 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ piece of Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, then to a Mossy Meadow card base. I was going to add some linen thread to it, but it looked “forced” – like I was thinking, “Oh, I have to add some kind of ribbon or embellishment to this!” After working with it for a bit, I decided it didn’t need anything else.

I hope you’re enjoying your Stampin’ Blends! If you’d like tips on using them, let me know and I’ll help you out. And don’t forget to contact me if you need an Occasions Catalog or Sale-a-bration Brochure. Use the host code FYEDHXVD when you order online.  If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send you a gift – and don’t forget to add your Sale-a-bration items to your $50 minimum order.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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10 Responses to Let it Ride

  1. Peggy Carper says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Susan Horr says:

    This is a beautiful card, Buffy. I am glad you posted it because I never noticed the sentiments and I like them a lot. Love your use of an old stamp too!

    Liked by 1 person

    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Susan! When my friend invited me to a Stampin’ Up! party years and years ago, she said we were going to make cards using rubber stamps. The name and address ones were the only ones I knew about, so I couldn’t figure out how that would be interesting. It opened up a whole new world…


  3. Jackie says:

    Oh Buffy, this is wonderful. I love the background technique and the way you’ve placed the images. Really appreciate the directions as well!

    Liked by 1 person

    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Jackie! I love that horse. He seems so free and happy! Tim Holtz gets the credit for the applicator. Before they started selling them, he showed how to make them yourself. The round, spongy blending pads also work with it.


  4. debsmart says:

    I love your DIY alcohol ink & applicator! So clever, Buffy (I didn’t know TH showed how to make your own). This is a fabulous stamp set – I just love horses! Terrific colouring, as always 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Gail says:

    Love your card and technique! This was the first set I got on my pre-order. Been having fun with it.

    Liked by 1 person

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