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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Good morning everyone. I'm back with a couple of cards to show you.

This first card I made is for a swap that I am in. It is the cowboy/cowgirl swap. I used one of my new TAC™ sets called Wild West. This set is so darn adorable that I want to make so many cards with it ~ but what to do with the cards? I don't know anyone who has a little boy. Well, it's a dilemma I'll deal with :)

The base card itself is Chocolate Chip. I layered Close to Cocoa and a piece of DP from the TAC™ Rustic Chic collection (yes, another favorite!!). I also used Creamy Caramel paper too. I stamped the little guy and cactus and colored them with pencils and gamsol. I sponged Chocolate Chip ink around the layers and adhered it to the card. The words 'wild wild west' were stamped and cut out on an angle and sponged also to make it look a little rustic. Get it, rustic ~ rustic chic? oh whatever.... I then stamped the star and horseshoe from the set, colored those and cut them out. I adhered them to the card with pop dots. I also used some stickles on the stars to make them pop! Something looked a little off so I made a photo corner from the leftover pieces and tied a small scrap of ribbon to it and I was complete.

Another swap that I am in is "over, under, in, on or around the sea". I chose under for this one.
I pulled a set out and dusted it off that has not been used in forever! My DD had wanted the Fintastic SU! set long ago. Well, she does not stamp with us anymore so it gets no use. Even if she did I'm sure she would not use it because "she's grown up" now ~ or at least she thinks it.
The base card is Bordering Blue and I layered it with Old Olive and DP from K & Company. The images are from SU! Fintastic and the fish is actually from Fishy Friends. I colored all the images in with my SU! Watercolor Crayons. I'll tell you the Blush Blossom crayon is the best for skin color. I so wish that they sold those individually because I'd buy a whole box of those so I would not run out!!!
Once I was done with the coloring and the card was all layered I added a 3/4" circle to the upper left of the image panel with a scrap piece of ribbon thru it. I "hand" stitched a border around the edge with my gel pen and then added color here and there with various color stickles.
I hope this goes over well.
You all have a wonderful day ~ let's see some crafty creations.


Toni said...

Joani, your ideas never cease to amaze me! You've been busy and I love your creations!

Gabby said...

LV and I both LOVE that little cowboy! He sure is adorable and like you...I have no one to send a cowboy card I just got him because he's ADORABLE!!! Super cute woman!

Barb said...

Oh I'm just loving that cowboy he is just way too adorable & your under the sea cards are really nice. You are so talented.

Smiles, Barb

Amanda G said...

OMG, your cowboy card is soo cute!

Nicola said...

I love that little guy. He's so cute. Your under the sea card is great too. Great Cards