If you have ever seen the Rescuers Down Under, you should know exactly where this title comes from. Frank, the little frilled lizard?? Anyway, it seemed like the perfect sentiment for this little Charlie horse card. This new June set from Clear Dollar Stamps is called Lean on Me Charlie. You must go and see it! Now Charlie is designed to lean on the barrels or a saddle on a saddle rack included in the set but I thought he looked like he was being cocky, with a hoof on one hip and the other in the air practicing with his lasso! I decided to leave the lasso close to, but not over the barrels, leaving you wondering if he will make it! The next photo shows the lasso over the barrels; I designed it so it would fit if I felt like sending it that way.
I wanted to use an interesting card fold to highlight the other Clear Dollar Stamps set new this month, Card Directions. What a clever set! Now the recipient of all those super cool, nifty fold cards we make will know what to do!! It isn’t super obvious but it says ‘lift’ on the buckle portion of this Buckle Card. I haven’t made one of these in AGES!!! Cute though, huh??
Charlie is stamped on Kraft paper and coloured with Copics. I took a photo of the Copics I used but some were used for the saddle which I coloured but didn’t include on this card so omit at least E04 and 08. The metal around the barrels and Charlie’s horseshoe were coloured with pencil crayons as well as some shading on Charlie’s tummy. The cardstock inside the card was too bright compared to the DSP so I toned it down with DTP inking with both brown and after white ink to match. Which is why the second ‘Howdy’ is a tiny bit smudged. The white pigment ink seemed to make the paper a bit slippery.
Stamps: Lean on Me Charlie, Card Directions by Clear Dollar Stamps
Ink: Memento brown, Burlap Distress ink, VersaMagic cloud white
Paper: DP and CS-SU!
Accessories: foam dots-Jody Morrow, Copics as pictured, Jute Rope, coloured pencils