Saturday, April 25, 2009

Wee Cowboy and Circle Piercing with the Scor-Bug

Hello! Today, I combined Out West with Melanie's Wee Tee's set to create a card for the young cowboy in your life. If you look closely, you can see a pierced circle behind the vest/tee. I did that using my new Scor bug tool! I'll explain how below.

To start, I sponged Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip ink on white leather cardstock from the Paper Temptress. I really love this leather cardstock. It takes ink very well, which really enhances the texture of the paper. You can click on any of the photos for a better view of the texture.
Next, I inked up just a portion of the Wee Tee, as you can see in the photo, and stamped it on my paper.

After I stamped the image, I used my black Memento marker to add some vest lines. I also stamped the cowboy hat from Out West on the leather paper. Then I cut out the vest pieces and hat.

Stamped the image again, this time on Pure Luxury White cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers, B24 and B26.

Then I adhered the vest pieces to the tee and added a little gold start using my Sakura gold gel pen. I sponged the background with a bit of So Saffron and added the circle piercing using my Scor-bug, then stamped the horseshoe a few times.
The site panel is another piece of the sponged leather paper that I added eyelets to and wove twine through.
So, I have to tell you I am in love with my new Scor-bug. I love to pierce and this tool makes it so quick and easy. You just place your cardstock in your Scor-pal and run your bug in the grooves. Makes perfect piercing lines every time, but I have been wanting to do round piercing, so I pulled out my Spellbinders Tan Mat, used for embossing with Nestabilities.

I placed the cardstock on the tan mat and used my old Creative Memories circle and oval cutters as guides and just ran the Scor-bug around the outside. It worked very well except when I tried really small curves.
If you try this, I recommend practicing on scrap paper several times, until you get the hang of it. If you don't have circle templates, the lid off a jar of peanut butter would work. It just needs to be something with a slight raised edge. I tried using my Nestabilites as guides and that was tough because they are so flat, so look for something about 1/4 to 3/4 inch high.

I also practiced making free handed wavy lines and that worked great, too!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a great Saturday!

15 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

How creative!

Anita said...

Wow! I love how you combined the sets. What a great way to great your own leather color.

craftimamma said...

Been 'out of the loop' for a few days Theresa, but I see you've made some great cards with your stamps while I've been missing.

Very best wishes and congratulations to you. Any success you have is very well deserved.

Lesley Xx

Melanie said...

BWAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! love this little buckaroo!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oooh....love how you combined these stamps, and I've got to get one of those little bugs!! Too cool!!

Patti J. said...

Very cute card - love your new technique!!! You are so imaginative and talented! Kudo's!

Tracey said...

This is fantastic Theresa! Love this card!!

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Theresa.
Love how you threaded the twine through the edge and layered the vest.
The scor-bug looks like an awesome little tool.

Karen x

Lori said...

Very crafty, Theresa. This is just adorable!

SueB said...

T'riffic card and what a great idea to try piercing around the circle cutter as a template - I'd used straight edges but never thought to try a circle - TFS!

Shirley said...

How creative and too cute for words!

Deb Neerman said...

Toooooooooo adorable! Love that leather-look paper, too!

Rhonda Langley said...

How creative of you-2 uses for one stamp!

Suzan Carol said...

this tool looks very cool love your sketch it is adorable

Faport International said...

Very nice work,we personally produce hats but i think this is a big Job than us. very creative and attractive.....