Spots and Dots for Cute Card Thursday

Hello friends!  It’s Thursday once again and time for another new challenge over at the Cute Card Thursday blog!  I really enjoy creating with challenges as it gives me inspiration and a push to finish a design in a way I might not have thought about doing otherwise.  If you haven’t done this yet with your card making, I encourage you to give it a try…you never know what you might come up with!

I know we are in the heat of August, but I think this month is going by fairly quickly and the Autumn Season will be here before you know it!  I was inspired by this along with another GORGEOUS image released this month from Whimsy Stamps, so check out my card for this week’s Cute Card Thursday challenge:


I have used this stunning Fall image From Whimsy Stamps called Autumn Harvest Ride by Crissy Armstrong.  I had some older Fall papers from my stash that had this fun dotted print on them and used these for the theme of the challenge to combine it with this wonderful Fall image as well.

The special card design I’ve used is called a Center Step Card.  (Click on the link to see the tutorial on how to make one for yourself on Splitcoaststampers.)


Upon a closer look at the design, I have also used a brand new (to me) elegant die cut by Spellbinders that I received as a prize winning from a fellow blog friend.  I’ve cut that with some garden green color and used that as a “back-drop” for my main image panel.  I’ve taken the Whimsy Stamps Pierced Border Trio Dies and cut another garden green piece for the image to sit.  I’ve also stamped out the sentiment with the Whimsy Stamps Everyday Mini Sentiments set and cut it out with an older Whimsy Stamps tag die to attach on the image panel with some twine.  I popped up the image panel with craft foam and layered this on the center panel of my card design.  I’ve also added a couple of Prima leaves between that.  I’ve attached some other dotted papers to the other panels including the bottom long panel and wrapped some gold ribbon around the bottom one before attaching it.  Lastly the gold ribbon and twine bows were added along with the button in the center gold bow and then I’ve added gold enamel dots on the side panels.


Here’s a closer look at the image and the coloring I’ve done with it.  I’ve mainly used my Copic markers to color it in and then added some gold gel pen coloring to the carousel pole, the saddle and bridle with the gold parts on them.  I took some Tinsel Stickles glitter to add to the “dots” on the saddle and bridle.  I then fussy cut it and attached it over the white dotted background and garden green border panel at the bottom.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my creation today and inspired you in some way to play.

I’ll be back again soon to share more creations!  Have a great day!

Here are the challenges I’d like to enter:

  1.  Creative Fingers – Anything Goes
  2. Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
  3. My Time to Craft – More Than One-Fold
  4. Shopping Our Stash – Leaves
  5. Crafty Gals Corner – Add Ribbon and/or Bow.

21 thoughts on “Spots and Dots for Cute Card Thursday

  1. Beautiful coloring and a gorgeous card! WOW! So much detail and beauty. Love the way you colored the horse – spot on. Sensational card all the way around.


  2. WOW Vicki, this is gorgeous!! I love the awesome fold and your autumn colors, what a beautiful image and you’ve colored it perfectly, stunning card my friend!!
    Hugs, Tammy


  3. Simply stunning! Love everything from the center step to the coloring. So many small details.


  4. The colouring is amazing and as always your attention to detail is amazing. What a fabulous image and so pretty. One stand out card, which is wonderful x.


  5. This is beautiful, and I love those old papers (some of my favorites) The coloring of the horse is fabulous and so are all the great elements you added to this festive card! NJ!


  6. Your card shouts “FALL”. Very nicely crafted! thanks for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!


  7. Totally adorable card, love how you colored this sweet Merry Go Round horse and all the fabulous details you added, the leaves just add tons of dimension and the beautiful shine of that golden ribbon.
    Thank you for playing along with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.


  8. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely horse card… beautiful colouring and fab card shape, love your sentiment too. Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]


  9. Such a wonderful ‘fall’ card. The stamp of the horse is amazing. Love the colors you have used. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest


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