Happy Trails

Hey everyone! I've got another little western card for you. This one uses stamps from the Havin' a Pow Wow set by The Cat's Pajamas. I started out with last week's SCS sketch challenge on my mind, but the layout seemed just a little too clean cut for this little rough & tumble guy, so I decided to re-arrange things a bit and skew the panels. The papers are from the We R Memory Keepers Boho Chic line. I stamped Lassoed in Vintage Sepia Versafine ink on Classic Cream cardstock and then colored with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I then sponged around the edges with Ranger Tea Dye Distress ink. Next I stamped Happy Trails to you on the aqua piece and then I stamped the Horse Shoe in Versamark above it and paper pierced it to make it stand out. I love how that turned out. Nexte I sewed a zigzag stitch around the third panel and then scuffed it up a bit with a sander for a more rustic look. (Word to the wise: I'd suggest roughing it up BEFORE you sew, since you run the risk of fraying your stitches if you do it the other way, like I did!). For the back panil I took some Muslin Coral Paper Accents paper and stamped the Horse Shoe in Orangene Palette ink randomly for a nice little custom background. I finished off with a little hemp tied around the bottom and yippee skippy, we have a card! :)

Okay, that's it for today peeps. Be sure to check out the Verve Visual blog where the design team has been posting their Back to Basics series of projects. I asked them to go back to their stamping roots and come up with some projects that could be made with minimal fancy tools. The results are just gorgeous - so head on over there for a little inspiration. :)

14 comments

  1. This is a great card - you're right, the layers did need to be askew! Love the colors.

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  2. Be still my heart...that Ronnie is hot!

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  3. I love the horseshoe piercing! Very cool!!!!!!!!!

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  4. I love your little western cards..
    adorable stamps..great colors.

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  5. Okay, I have to have this western set because your cards are stinkin' adorable!!! I love that little guy, he is sooo very cute! And, the horseshoe piercing is amazing! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  6. Your card is very cute Julee!
    malieta:)

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  7. OK, after seeing your utterly adorable creations....I just had to have this set and the little western one with the cat....they were just way too irresistable!!!
    So, off to the Cats Pajama's I went....hmmmmmm....I think you did some serious enabling!!LOL

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  8. Yippee-ki-yay! What an awesome card Julee! Love all the piercing and stitching and skewed layers!

    Linda

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  9. Great job with this little cutie. Love the sponging around him, not to mention the stitching and distressing.

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  10. Love it! How fun! Love your little rough and tumble guy!

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