Happy Monday! We are just past the middle of the Zodiac animal cycle and this month we have the Zodiac Horse. Each of these zodiac sets come with various accessories, and I was inspired to create a celebratory card by the first place ribbon image in this set!
I stamped several horses in a dark brown hybrid ink and colored them up with copic markers. I also borrows the banner from the Hippity Hop set for a sentiment banner for the horses to hold. All images were die cut out with the matching dies.
Being first place is a glorious moment, so I really wanted to give the winning horse a platform to stand on. I used the Framed Tags – Artist Mat CC to help with the layout. I used the tag in this die set out of kraft card stock. The width of this tag was perfectly the same width of the banner. I ink blended this peace with some Vintage Photo distress oxide and also stamped it a woodgrain background stamp to make it look like a platform.
The background was ink blended with Stormy Sky and Blueprint Sketch distress oxide inks. I used a ray of light stencil to give it a fun glow. I die cut a frame using the Artist Mat CC out of a light blue card stock to frame the scene and added a few wooden stars to complete the card!