I have a friend who is turning 50 very soon, and she is still mad about horses. Hence the theme and the lack of 'girly' embellishments! She is a no nonsense type of person and would think I had gone mad if I gave her ribbons and flowers :-) I had to hold myself back, mind you! I thought the blowsy black sponging sort of made the image look like a fresh brand or something that was burnt into the 'wood' of the card - what do you think?
This is an aperture card. I took the image from Clip Art and used stickers fro all of the lettering. The image is slightly raised behind the aperture as it is stuck to the body of the card with a cutout of the window behind it to pad it slightly. The horse bit is cut slightly larger than the aperture and is sponged round with brown and black on the inside.