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Just Because… with the Occasions Catalog and “Let It Ride”

2019-02-08 15.47.04

I have been *dying* to use this stamp set! The horse-lover in me did not hesitate one second to order it when I saw SU’s Occasions release this year, but to be truthful, I was having a hard time deciding what to do with it. I like to color my images, and the “brushstroke-like” outline images don’t make that easy, yet just stamping it in black ink doesn’t do much for me!

I realized Wednesday night that the hardest part is always beginning (as it is in all things in life) so just decided to dive right in and see what I came up with – my only “idea” going into this was to give this stamp set some love!

I ended up drawing inspiration from three SCS challenges from the past week:

CC725 – Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Blushing Bride (I subbed Calypso Coral because that’s the closest I had)


F4A467 – “I Might Use That One Day” – you know those strips of cardstock that you save thinking “oh, I could use that again?” I have sooooooo many of those, especially in my neutral base colors! So, the very vanilla, calypso coral, *and* night of navy cardstock I used all came from said stash (aside from my card base panel itself).

I had to wait to see what this looked like in the daylight before posting (there’s really poor lighting in our house after sunset!), and thought I’d add more to it afterward, but I like how it turned out as it is just fine!

DancesWithHooves Paper Design Stampin Up Let It Ride
DancesWithHooves Paper Design Stampin Up Let It Ride

The larger very vanilla/embossed panel is raised with foam mounting dots, as well as the foreground “flag” panel featuring the horse head heat embossed with copper embossing powder.

DancesWithHooves Paper Design Stampin Up Let It Ride Occasions Catalog: Just Because...

The inside of the card is finished with the trio of horses stamp from the set stamped on a very vanilla panel cut slightly smaller than the card base.

Thank you all so much for viewing my card and *huge* thanks to the challenge hostesses for helping me get these stamps inky!

Blessings to you and yours,


Splitcoast Stampers Keywords: CC725 SC735 F4A467
Stamps: Let It Ride (Stampin’ Up), All Year Greetings (Fiskars)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Versamark
Accessories: Tin Tile embossing folder, copper embossing powder, copper glitter tape, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Techniques: Embossing (heat and dry), dimension

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