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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

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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.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

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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