Friday, July 06, 2007

Howdy from TEXAS

Hello all,

It still feels like morning to me, maybe because we didn't get home until 3:30 am. Well, anyway here is the card I was working on yesterday with my new cowboy stamps. I know I do too much to it, but I think it works. This card was made for a Pay It Forward swap on SCS. Don't tell Michelle. I am going to mail it out today with her goodies!

The recipe:
Stamps: Howdy, paisley cowboy stamps
Paper: red, white, blue and yellowish cardstock
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, ColorBox light blue pigment, White paint pen, light blue and grey Souffle 3-D gel pens, blue glitter gel pen and red gel pen
Accessories: copper brads, off-white embossing powder, star stencil and decorative scissors
I did have to trim off excess rubber from the stamps and remounted them with rubber cement. I stamped the paisley with the light blue pigment ink and added off-white embossing powder. I almost burned it and that led me to the aged look. I colored in the paisley images with the light blue and dark blue gel pens. I then trimmed the corners and used the chocolate chip ink pad to distress and age the background and edges. I attached it to the white cardstock and added the brads, then glued it to the blue card. I edged all layers with chocolate chip ink. I stamped the "Howdy" sentiment with chocolate chip, but decided to use the grey 3-D gel pen to trace all images.I cut out the star shape and used the paint pen to add dots. I edged the stars with other gel pens and then wrote from and Texas. Finally, I finished off the card with doodles using the gel pens.


Mistylynn said...

Ooooh, very cute card!

Shadowcatcher said...

Cool card. Love those paisleys.

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Flossie's Follies said...

Great card, love the background paper

chelemom said...

This is adorable!!! Love this card!

The Stampin' Soldier said...

Yee haw! I love it!