Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Western Mosaic


For my project today, I used the large background stamp from Inspiration Mosaic and added images from Out West, to make a masculine card. I just love how Melanie's new stamp works with almost any stamps. It has me wanting to pull out all my old stamp sets and see how they will look.

To make my card, I started with a piece of Pure Luxury White cardstock, cut slightly larger than the large background stamp from Inspiration Mosaic. Then I sponged with So Saffron ink.

Then sponged around the outside edges with Creamy Caramel ink. (SU)

Next I stamped the Mosaic on my cardstock and trimmed the edges.

Used a post-it note to mask off the two main panels, so I could do a bit more sponging around those.

Used a multi-liner to add a drop shadow on the left and bottom of the two larger panels.

I used the crackle stamp from Bold Flowers to stamp in the corners. I tore a post-it note to mask the inside corners, so the stamp wouldn't leave straight lines when I stamped and used Creamy Caramel ink.

For the horse and boots, I used Copic markers E57, E31, E33, E35, E37 and blender pen, and then cut them out.

I layered with a piece of Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss and a Pumpkin Spice cardbase, added some piercing and large eyelets.

Thank you for stopping by. Have yourself a great day!

37 comments:

Melanie said...

I love the crackling around the edges and big eyelets! it's funny, when i as trying to "test" my image before we made the plate and got the rubber, your Out West set was the first one I used to stamp into the spaces to test proportion and layout! :) I'll share a real version of that soon! great job!!! love the peekign horse head!

Tina Gilliland said...

Wow... love the horse head positioned out of the box!! The crackle is awesome!!!

Debbie said...

My goodness, your card is just beautiful. The boots look like they are ready to walk in. I love the horse sticking his head out of the box. The crackle idea is awesome. Yep, once again, you give me more inspiration! Thank you so much.

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Stunning! Love the sponging. The horse and shoes out of the boxes is a great effect. I never really paid any attention to the set with the crackle stamp. Thanks for show casing it!

redwasher1 said...

This is just wonderful!! Love it!!!

thestampinglady said...

Thanks for the pictorial. Looks like I could really pet that horse--he looks so real. Great use of combining the tile stamp with the western set!

Patti J. said...

Just gorgeous!!! So realistic!!!

Denise said...

this is just fabulous! thanks for showing step by step how you completed the card too

Jan Castle said...

absolutely wonderful look!

Susan said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! Your card is just wonderful :)

JessicaK said...

Thanks for the picture tutorial. This is a great card and I love the instructions. The masking effect looks great here, and I love the eyelets.

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card Theresa!! I love the colors and the crackle accent is prefect!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh the crackle edging is soooo gorgeous!!!! I love the drop shadowing too.....fabulous card!!!!

Betty Benton said...

The depth of your cards is truly amazing! The horse is poking his head right out of that "window" asking for a sugar cube! Another great example if ways to use Melanie's versatile set

kim.mom said...

Love that card! Great western look!

Clare (Littlebear) said...

I love these mosaic cards you make and this one is no exception. Fantastic!
Clare x

"Tillymint" said...

What a great card Theresa - love the crackle in the corner - how good does that look and your sponging is fantastic! Using your Out West images on this stamp works so well!!

Sandra said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!
Love it - thank you so much for the step by step - this creative challenged person really appreciates it!
Sandra

catdidit said...

WOWZA Theresa! LOVE how you did the crackling too, and the coloring so rocks! Love the piercing around the image panels like that too!

JazzyH said...

Wow you are always so creative and your cards are beautiful.

Jennie said...

Beautiful card Theresa! Love the shadowing you did and the crackle background with this stamp set!

Juls said...

gorgeous! Love the distressed feel!

Carolyn King said...

fabulous! Love the combination of these sets!

Sharri Seffens said...

Theresa this stuuning!

Lori said...

I just love how the horse looks on this card!

Patti said...

Wow Teresa! So awesome!

joy said...

I am blown away by your card. This is just amazing. This is truly art! Thank you for sharing.

NinaB said...

Wow, your card is just amazing, Theresa. I was out of town and missed your blog hop. Now, I'm playing catch up. I've admired everything I've seen using your Timeless Treasures set.

Anita said...

Beautiful card! I like how you showed to blend different stamp sets together.

Shannon said...

WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! Simply amazing.

Stampin' Pam said...

fantastic! Love the combo of the two sets :-)

Anonymous said...

Your card is just amazing. What a bbeautful job you did on this card.Love it, Love it!
Kate

Donna said...

wow, love the crackle - there's not a set that couldn't be used with Inspiration Mosaic!

Jessica said...

Oh Theresa!! This is so gorgeous!!! I LOVE your images popping out of Melanie's set!!

Jessica said...

Oh Theresa!! This is so gorgeous!!! I LOVE your images popping out of Melanie's set!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Ooooooooooooh............I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! the details are fabulous and the colors are so warm and inviting! very nice. :)

Deb Neerman said...

WOW! WoW! Wow! Did I say 'wow?' This is stunning!