Friday, July 13, 2018

Hello Dalaing!

I saw my first dala horse in my Norwegian pastor's home. Dala horses are Swedish, but they had all sorts of Scaninavian goodness around their immaculate little home.

I love the sort of primitive shape of the stocky horse, but I especially love the painted details. Although, I read here that they were not always decorated.

One of my favorite true crime podcasts is from Sweden, and she ends every episode with fun facts about Sweden, and on one episode she discussed her beloved dala horses - her cover art for her show features one, as a matter of fact.

So I was thrilled to discover the Dala Horse stamp set and matching dies at Neat & Tangled, where I'm a guest designer today! It's SO cute, and while I usually never do anything traditional in terms of color, you cannot improve on Scandinavian design, so I made my little horse traditional. I colored him with just two markers and then added white gel pen accents. I die cut him with the matching dies, and also used the Lucky Stars die to add some glitter paper stars. The sentiment is from this set.
Dala Horse card by Understand Blue
Dala Horse | Neat and Tangled
[ N&T ]
Dala Horse Nice and Neat Dies | Neat...
[ N&T ]
Lucky Stars - Nice and Neat Dies |...
[ N&T ]
Magnolia | Neat and Tangled
[ N&T ]
Magnolia - Nice and Neat Dies | Neat...
[ N&T ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
Neutrals Glitter Paper Pack - Concord...
[ C&9 ]
Copic Sketch Marker BG05 HOLIDAY BLUE
[ SSS | MFT | ART ]
Copic Sketch Marker R29 LIPSTICK RED...
[ SSS | MFT | ART ]
Sakura CLASSIC WHITE Fine Line Gelly...
[ SSS ]
Tsukineko VersaFine Clair NOCTURNE...
[ SSS | ELH ]
Gina K Designs JET BLACK AMALGAM Ink...
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | HA | SSS | ELH | SBC | MFT ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two...
[ SSS | ART | BLIC | ELH ]
Ink Off Cloth
[ INK ]
Sizzix BIG SHOT EXPRESS Gray and...
[ SSS | CST | ART ]

Is he not the cutest?? I just love him, and he's big enough to color!

Now my sweet friends at Neat & Tangled were nice enough to give me a discount code for you little dalas! So feel free to show Danielle and her awesome stamps some love with my coupon code!



  1. This is SO cute!!!!! I love bold graphic color schemes!!! YAY on Guesting!!! My order arrives Saturday from the new release!


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