The Paper Players #511


Happy Fall! Time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  Claire is hosting a Theme Challenge this week, we want to see your creations with Fall Critters.  While I collect many stamps…the horse category is  my favorite.  Horses have even managed to get their very own stamp drawer!  This cute little stamp is by CD Stamps, which sadly is no longer in business. They had a complete line of these horse stamps, affectionately named Charlie. I have had this stamp for many years, but this is the first time it is seeing ink!  My card is based on the sketch challenge at The Spot Challenges

To create my card, I inked up my horse stamp in Intense Black ink and then added color with Prismacolor pencils.  To achieve the fall leaves look, I seriously just scribbled on various colors and then blended them out with Gamsol.  I started out coloring each individual leaf and was not getting the desired results.  Scribbling was much more fun and gave the leaves more of a natural look! I matted the oval in Saffron and Paprika cardstock. In keeping with the fall theme, I added a bit of burlap.  For added texture, I embossed my panel with the Wood Panel embossing folder. The sentiment was popped up with 3-D foam tape.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

  • Charlie Autumn Horse Stamp-Retired
  • B1685 Autumn Blessings Stamp Set-Sentiment
  • X7249B Hawthorn Paper Pack-Retired
  • 1385 White Daisy Cardstock
  • X5951 Espresso Cardstock
  • X5961 Saffron Cardstock 
  • X6033 Paprika Cardstock
  • Burlap Cardstock-DCWV
  • Z2829 Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad 
  • Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Prismacolor Pencils-1033, 943, 1034, 924, 945, 935, 949
  • Gamsol
  • Z3696 Wood Panel Embossing Folder
  • Oval Dies-MFT


I have also entered my card in the following challenge:

Color My Heart Color Dare-Color Challenge

Check out the other Paper Players Design Team member creations for more inspiration:

The Paper Players Design Team

J aydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Allisa Steinlicht (you are here)

Stef Perry

Mary Deatherage

Thanks so much for stopping by!

14 thoughts on “The Paper Players #511”

  1. Oh my gosh, Charlie looks like he is having a fabulous time rolling in the leaves! Great idea for Claire's challenge this week, so cute!

  2. This is a great card, Allisa – the colours, the burlap, the woodgrain embossing; Fall perfection. Your horse is just too cute; his legs and hooves are the best!

  3. A very lovely card with so many nice elements. I really like your layered ovals and the hessian touches you have added. Thanks for playing along with Color My Heart Color Dare. X

  4. Allisa, your card made me LOL! I love that horse playing in the leaves! The burlap is so realistic and your coloring is fabulous! Thank you for rocking my challenge this week!

  5. Oh my gosh – this card is…wonderful! "Charlie" is so stinkin' cute rolling all around in the leaves with his hooves waving! A whole DRAWER of horse stamps! That is seriously awesome! 🙂

  6. Well, there's a horse lovin' life! I LOVE horses and I'd be thrilled to see your drawer of horse stamps! Such a fun card, Allisa!

  7. Oh that horse is so funny. It's good to know there are others out there using older stamps. I'm glad you finally inked this one up. Your card is adorable.

  8. Love the texture in your card and the horse playing in the leaves is so comical and cute… fun and adorable card. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

  9. That adorable little horse rolling in the fall leaves just makes me happy Allisa! Love the fab fall colors and the mix of patterns and texture, too. Awesome card!

  10. Allisa, this card brought back a memory that had long been relegated to the backwaters of my mind 🙂 It reminded me of being on a long ride with my horse, Arcadius. It had been a very long ride and he was hot and sweaty. We got back to the stables and he decided to go for a roll before I got off his back! He was as happy rolling as your horse is on this card. Thank you for the memory and for sharing such a fun take on the challenge

  11. Love the texture of the card, the colours you've used are great. Thank you for joining us at Colour Dare Challenge, I hope you can join us again soon.


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