I started out trying to case this card from Michelle Zindorf http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/905167?cat=10789&sorttime=all&sortby=v&way=desc&si=zindorf but I failed miserably! You can give it a shot and follow her tutorial at http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2008/05/05/blue-stampede-tutorial/
I tried to save the card and ended up with this – which, after a TON of effort, I really like 🙂 I still LOVE Michelle’s original card but I also really LOVE this card!
I first inked up the horse from “Wanted” in Craft inks (Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise and Brilliant Blue). I used the spots and just patted on the colors, stamped it on Shimmery White cardstock and embossed with Clear embossing powder. The green horses were stamped 2nd generation without re-inking. After I sponged on the sky and grass colors, the horses weren’t nearly solid enough. I then took a dry Blender Pen (don’t throw them away, lots of other uses for them) and painted on some more of the craft ink to coat the horses more completely. This time, I made some of the horses more blue and some more green for contrast. I dipped them back in the Clear Embossing powder and embossed some more. Each time you emboss, the inks blend a little and you get a “mottled” almost enamel look to the horses. I stamped the grass from “Inspired by Nature” in Glorious Green Craft ink and Clear Embossed them. Then I painted on some Green Galore Craft ink and embossed again. The “Celebrate” is from “Fundamental Phrases” and is embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. The round elements are “faux metal” and made by heating up several layers of Silver Embossing powder, ink up stamp in Versamark and press into the still hot and melted embossing powder. When you lift the stamp, you’re left with a debossed image that looks like faux metal. Very fun! (If you click on the image, it’ll enlarge to a ginormous size and you can see a lot of the detail 🙂