So, what to do? I went for a well known line from Richard III, "A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!" But, if you look carefully you might see "Out, damned spot! Out, I say!" From McBeth!
I wanted a good background for my galloping horses, and went for brayering. I am still very much an amateur at this technique but I watched a great YouTube clip which helped, the link is
After brayering the sand and sea/sky using Indigo Ink, Baja Breeze and Hello Honey and Crushed Curry I stamped the horse image in Early Expresso multiple times? The hardest decision was where to place the sentiment. Using a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig meant that I could look at it in several positions, I finally settled on the mid-page.
My card is tent-fold and is quite big, A5 size. It will be for my Dad. To finish off I used a black mat and foam pads to give the image a lift off the front of the card, it was in danger of being just a little too flat.
I hope you enjoy the Shakespear theme, there really is so much you can do with it!