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The Sketch Challenge (SC717) looked fairly simple so I gave it a try. I did flip the angled item from the left to the right because it just looked better on my card. 

I used the 4 in 1 Cowboy Gear to make a western theme wedding card.  I stamped one boot, masked it, then stamped the second boot. I colored them in 2 colors to represent the bride & groom, then added a fussy cut hat w/ a little tulle veil. The spurs were also fussy cut & added to the groom’s boot. The greeting on the heart is actually a compilation of about 3 different stamps.  I used the Woodgrain Bg image on the brown strip to the left.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.


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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – 4 in 1 Cowboy Gear Coffee & Friends Duct Tape Greeting You Light Up My LifeWoodgrain Bg (inside: Barn Door Be Married )
Paper:  X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, brown
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, rich cocoa
Accessories:Misti, Copic markers, ODBD double stitched rectangles & squares dies, Serendipity heart dies, tulle ribbon

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I’ve fallen a little behind on my posting & here are 2 cards I made for Dare to Get Dirty Challenges & also the Inspiration & Featured Stamper Challenges. For all the details of the DTGD challenges, go HERE…but you’ll need to be a Fan Club member.  

This first one was for the Inspiration Challenge (IC662) &.THIS & THIS were my inspirations. I loved the palm trees in the first, and the colors in the second. And, I used a technique from TLC698, gel plate impressionism. Basically, you put a gel plate into your Misti, ink it up w/ Distress oxide inks, mist w/ alcohol (the rubbing kind, lol), stamp your image on top w/ dye ink, then place your card stock on top of the gel plate. So that’s what I did. The colors move around & mix a bit & the silhouette isn’t quite as sharp as it would be, but the overall look is pretty nice. After it dried, I added the seagulls & a little white highlighting on the palms. Here’s the inside.

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –  Palm Tree Line Seaside Dock Sending Sunshine (inside: Sun Shine On You )
Paper: Staples 110# white 
Ink: Distress oxide inks  peacock feathers, squeezed lemonade, worn lipstick, cracked pistachio, Memento tuxedo black 
Accessories:  Misti, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle dies, Gelli plate, white gel pen


This card was for the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS601). I chose THIS to case. I kept the cactus in the desert theme, but I used different images, different colors & added a greeting. I also got a kick out of Beth’s description of her card.

To make my desert scene, I stamped the Cowboy Cactus, masked it, then stamped the Broken Flower Fence around it. Makes it kind of look like the cowboys are out fixing the fence & left a hat & rope on the cactus. After coloring everything, I die cut it w/ a wonky stitched rectangle then added some clouds & a sunflower for the sun rays. The greeting is part of the Western Word Square & I used a wonky circle die to cut it. Here’s the inside & next to it are the Copics I used.
 
Supplies:

Stamps:  DRS Designs – Cowboy Cactus (new!), Broken Flower Fence Western Word Square  (inside: Saddle Up Greeting )
Paper: Staples 110# white 
Ink: Memento tuxedo black 
Accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, Gina Marie wonky stitched rectangles & circles dies, Serendipity sunflower die, Spellbinders cloud dies

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For the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast this week, I was inspired by THIS picture on the Plow & Hearth site Brenda chose. I turned the rain boots into cowboy boots & hydrangeas into roses, but otherwise they are the same, lol.

What a week it’s been around here..we’ve had so much rain & thunderstorms, I’m really glad now that I bought a pair of rubber rain boots. Every night I have to slosh thru the front yard to bring in the bird feeders. If I don’t, then I have to spend a couple of hours searching thru the woods for them because the raccoons will get them & drag them off into the woods (ask me how I know). Then I slosh thru the yard every morning to put them back. I also don’t want the bear that got into everyone’s trash a couple of week ago to come down the drive after the feeders. But my rain boots, while they have roses on them, are nowhere as stylin’ as these! 

To make my card, I stamped the big rose, masked it, then stamped the smaller one twice. After masking the roses, I stamped the (new!) boot, masked it, then stamped the one behind it. Everything was colored, then I did a little out of the box when I die cut the panel. The greeting was stamped & colored & I added a die cut swirly (it reminded me of a lasso) & a fussy cut hat (new!). Then I added glitter glue & a few crystals. 

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.


Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – 4 in 1 Cowboy (new!), Heart Stem RoseSingle Rose (inside:Better in Cowboy Boots  )
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, pink 
Ink: Memento tuxedo black 
Accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, Rubbernecker stitched rectangle dies, stickles, crystals, Reverse Confetti swirlies dies

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