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Saturday, 10 September 2011

Running Free

Hello Friends!

 This month Dolce Stamps And Cards is featuring the amazing Local Rubber King Stamps!

Be sure to stop by the Dolce Stamps And Cards Blog and check out what the rest of the fabulous design team has come up with for you for this month using the Local RubberKing Stamps line.

Title: Running Free
Designer: Ellen Taylor
Date Posted:September 10, 2011
Keywords: DOLCE, Local Rubber King Stamp
Category: Animals, Masculine
Stamps: All Stamps Are Local Rubber King Stamps- Mustangs, Tree 1
Ink:  Ranger's Distress Inks- Black Soot, Antique Linen, Memento Rich Cocoa, Versafine Sepia,  Black Marker, Versamark and a Versamarker
Embellishments: Black 5 MM Nail Heads Metal Stickers, String
Tools: Inkssentials Blending Tool, Blender Pen, Piercing Tool, Spellbinders-Labels Fifteen, Spellbinders-Stars, Spellbinders-Ovals, EK 3D Dots
Paper: White, Brown, and Black

I love to make masculine cards and this Local Rubber King Stamp Mustang set is perfect for masculine cards and projects! I started by stamping the Mustang in Black Soot and embossind it with clear embossing powder. Next I colored it with a blender pen and for a nice shiny finish look I colored over the entire image with a versamarker pen and clear embossed over it. I sponged some Antique Linen framing the horse, leaving some white space for a little pop.
I created my background paper by stamping the leaves from Tree 1 with Versamark for a subtle look. I did some faux stitching and added some Nail Heads in the corners. Finishing it off with a homemade lasso.
I hope you like today's card and will give it a try yourself.!

Wishing you all a most fabulous day full of sunshine and happiness!

Over and Out,


  1. a great masculine card ellen.

    greetings karin

  2. Fantabulous masculine card, Ellen! Your mustang is colored beautifully and what a wonderful sketch!

  3. Ms Ellen, this is splendiferous! I love your coloring and design, but it's that twine that really steals the show. Hope went well with your family. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Anne Ryan

  4. This is so beautiful and western. It reminds me of my home, Reno, NV. Love the whole design!


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