Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Howdy!

Images © Starving Artistamps

Hi everyone! The kids have the week off from school, so my routine is off a bit. I did manage to finish this western-themed card last night, so I feel a big accomplishment! This also kind of qualifies for Beate's WSC40 (though my circle is quite a bit smaller). All of the stamps I used are from Starving Artistamps, and available here. I used my new Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug folder from Eclectic Paperie for the Close to Cocoa layer. All of the images are colored with my Copic Sketch markers, and trimmed out to mount on my "scene". I used my retired SU cloud stencil, Soft Sky ink, and a sponge to create the clouds. The sentiment was hand drawn. The distressing was done using the SU cutter kit tool. The brad is from the Stylized Silver Hodgepodge hardware kit.

My daughter will be four tomorrow. I have a cake to bake, and a card to make. Busy, busy...lol!

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Horse 6002, Cowboy 6003, Rope 6008, Grass P14.09
Card Stock: Blue Bayou, Close to Cocoa, Neenah Natural & Solar White
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Soft Sky, Antique Linen Distress ink, Copic Sketch markers, Silver Spica Glitter pen, Pigma Micron pen
Accessories: 1¼ & 1 3/8 inch circle punches, Cutter's Kit (distress tool), Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug folder & Big Shot, Cloud Stencil, Sponge, Natural Hemp twine, brad from Stylized Silver kit, Mini Glue dots, Tombo mono-multi glue, Stampin' Dimensionals.

30 comments:

Julie Masse said...

fun card Rose Ann! Happy Birthday to your daughter!! :)

Flossie's Follies said...

What a fantastic card, love Starving Artist stamps. Sing a chorus of Happy Birthday to you daughter for me tomorrow.

Deb said...

Fabulous card, love the image, the distressing and use of the twine!

Hope your daughter has a great birthday tomorrow!

My Paper World said...

Wow! awesome card Rose Ann!
Hope your daughter has a lovely day tomorrow! xx

dawn griffith said...

WOWZIE girlie .. that Hemp twine really brings it all together fabulously ..
such a Great "GUY " card .. awesome GF!
xoxox
Dawn griffith

Alexandra said...

What a great western card - you know how much I love that theme, and this one is really really cute!!! Love that hemp twine, goes perfectly for this! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Heather P. said...

Your card is SOOO cute! Love it. :)

Happy early birthday to your daughter! :)

beate said...

Fantastic card, Rose Ann!
Happy birthday to your little girl!
Hugs and smiles

Deborah said...

Wishing you your DH the happiest 4 years old birthday! My goodness she is almost over the hill! He he! Your western dude is great! I love his chaps and horse! Great stamp! Have a wonderful week with your kiddies! Hugs, Deb

Wendy said...

Such an adorable card, Rose Ann! I love the western themed cards and I personally love what you've done with this! Nice job!!

Happy Birthday to your daughter!!!
Have a great day!
Wendy

Lauren (mytime) said...

OH wow this is just so amazing! Love the details and colors you chose. A ture beauty!
Good luck on baking the cake. Happy b-day to your DD.

Lauren said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! This card is awesome. Your coloring is beautiful. I love it!

Dawn Easton said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! Hope she has a fabulous birthday!!

Your card is fabulous Rose Ann! I love those clouds...awesome!

Becky said...

I am so impressed at the detail you managed to maintain with the cutting - fabulous card! And happy birthday to your daughter!

Corie said...

This is gorgeous -- love the dimension on the guy's vest.

Heidi said...

Great card! The clouds look great and the jute is perfect for these stamps!

Hope your sweetie has an extra special day today!

musingsofanaddict said...

The sky is gorgeous! Great card :)

chelemom said...

Love this card! Happy Birthday to your DD!

Krista said...

Great card ! Happy birthday to your little girl ! Enjoy your day tomorrow !

kathleenh said...

Ooh, I love this! The striped embossing folder looks great with this. You did a great job with the cloud stencil. I never could get the hang of that.

Beth said...

This is wonderful- love the images and layout a bunch! Good luck this week- teeheehee!

Janine said...

Fabulous. As Dawn said, the twine is really nice and adds a wonderful finishing touch.

angie said...

Love your card Rose Ann! Hope your daughter had a Happy Birthday!!! (didn't your son just have a birthday :) I don't think I'm losing it...am I?)

Susan (rainy) said...

Hope your little one had a special day. Love your card!

Leslie Miller said...

Nice job on this, Rose Ann! Perfect accents. I love the way the Distressed Stripes background works with this. I hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday yesterday. Gosh, two birthdays so close together. You've been busy!

shel9999 said...

I love this, Rose Ann...the distressing, coloring, stripes...all fantastic!

Lori Craig said...

I {heart} cowboys... this is adorable!

Bethany Paull said...

Nice job. My dad would love this.

Joan B said...

Beautiful card. Love those details.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Very cool dude -- love the twine -- this is really great!!!