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It’s my pleasure to host the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC835) this week  & we’re visiting Touch of Class & their Pinterest Board. THIS is the picture that inspired my card.

My southwest Christmas card is pretty easy to make. I die cut the sun out of pale yellow, the sandy hills out of tan, the mountains out of brown & the cactus out of a couple of shades of green. I sponged the edges to give them some depth then added the tiny Christmas lights to a couple of the cactus & used a gold gel pen to connect them. All of the scenery is attached to a pale grey bg.

Thanks 
so much for stopping by!

 

 

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Christmas Phrases Lg & Sm
Paper:  Staples 110# white, brown, tan, green, blue, grey, yellow, red
Ink: Versaclair nocturne, Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #2, set #3set #10,
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Circles, Southwest Hills, Cactus, Slimline Hills, Tiny Ornaments dies,  Crossover IIgold Gelly Roll pen, MISTI

 


For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC833), we’re going to a wonderful Lighthouse Pinterest Board where I found THIS lovely picture.

For my southwest card, I started w/ a background I made quite a while ago. I thought the purples & oranges were good colors for a desert sunset scene. The bg was done by smooshing the Marvy metallic markers onto a rubber brayer, spritzing w/ water & rolling it over a piece of white card. If I remember correctly, I did it once w/ the yellow, orange & silver colors & again w/ the purples & silver. The hills & cactus plants were die cut out of a few shades of purple & I used part of the leftover orange areas for the cowgirl, cowboy & roadrunner. They were also popped up on foam to give them a little depth.

Thanks 
so much for stopping by!

 

 

Supplies:

Stamps: none
Paper:  Staples 110# white, several shades of purple
Ink: none
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch,Southwest Hills, Cowgirl & Cowboys, Western Animals, Cactus dies,  Crossover II, Marvy Metallics markers, rubber brayer


Congrats to Kari, the newest Featured Stamper (FS661) on Splitcoast! She has lovely, growing gallery & I chose THIS card as my inspiration. I kept the western theme & framed boxes, but I used different images & colors, different layout & changed it from a cowgirl to a cowboy.

For my version, I made a western themed birthday card. Originally, the 3 squares were going to be in a line down one side. But in order to have this much of the images in the square, it made them too big to stack. So the Cowboy was moved to his own side &  put on top instead of inside a cut out square. 

With the layout having so much going on, I kept the color palette simple & stuck to 2 colors, since most guys don’t want things too fussy, anyway. I added a piece of a barbed wire die cut (hey, guys don’t really “get” ribbon & I’m pretty sure the butterflies like Kari used, would be wasted on them, lol) & put the greeting under the cowboy.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

 

 

Stamps: DRS Designs – Cowboy Line DancerWestern Word Square 4 in 1 Cowboy Gear(inside: Saddle Up Greeting )
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, brown, blue
Ink:Memento tuxedo black, rich cocoa, Versaclair nocturne & acorn
Accessories: Misti, Copic markers, ODBD double stitched squares dies, Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch dies, Gina Marie Designs barbed wire die