Monday, March 24, 2014

Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge: Bootiful Occasions

 Good Morning and we're in for another crazy weather week, can you believe we may actually get more snow?  Really??  All I know is I'm determined to enjoy every nice day we have and this weekend was wonderful, I was actually able to leave my gloves and winter clothes at home on my runs this weekend which was wonderful.  Today I'm playing along with this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge and decided to get a head start on upcoming birthdays and thought this would be perfect for my dad.  I'm going to start by saying I sponged pretty much every layer with Crumb Cake ink (this way I don't have to say it for each layer, it really helps soften the colors).  I started with Crumb Cake for the cardbase and added a layer of Crushed Curry and then Midnight Muse cardstock underneath a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock that was embossed with the Big Shot and the Lattice Embossing Folder.
For the main stamped image I used the Bootiful Occasions stamp set (this cowboy boot is perfect for dad) and I ink the stamp with Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, and Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Markers.  I used a Blender Pen and Classic Inks to color in the cowboy boot.  This layer is matted with Tangerine Tango and I added flags of Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, along with some Burlap Ribbon (that I trimmed the edges off the ribbon and distressed it).  The greeting is from the same stamp set and I used Stampin' Write Markers to color in the stamp before stamping, punched it out with the Oval Punch and then matted it with Crushed Curry that was punched with the Scallop Oval Punch.  I did use dimensionals to attach the greeting to the card.
Did you notice the final little detail?  I made a little lasso with Linen Thread and a Vintage Trinket brad, isn't it cute? I really like how cute this turned out and it's definitely manly.  This is a fun color combination that I wouldn't have tried before but I may be using it again.
Enjoy and have a great day,

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  1. Wow, your card is full of great texture and details. I love the looped linen thread. It reminds me of a lasso. A big thank you for joining our color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  2. YEEHAW!!! Love all of the fun textures in this card! Makes me feel like I'm at our county fair :) Thanks for playing along with us at HSS!

  3. This card is SO well done! I adore the little lasso you made, what am amazing little touch. Great use of the color combo with your masculine card! Thanks for playing at HSS! Erika

    1. Thanks Erika, these colors were lots of fun!

  4. What an awesome card! I love the layout and how you warmed up the card with the sponging and adding some great details. Thanks for playing at HSS!


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