Friday, April 24, 2009

Cowboy Up!

Good morning and happy Friday! What a fun Gina K release party last night! The past few days have been hectic. I was gone all day Wednesday for a Copic class in San Francisco and then yesterday, my internet went down. I ran all over town frantically searching for a modem, but eventually had to go to the library to use their internet. I should be back up and running on Monday or Tuesday. In the meantime, I'll pop in at the library off and on to check my email.

I used images from my new stamp set, Out West, for this card.

I used Copic markers to color the saddle (E35, E33, E37, and E31), then cut it out.

The background panel was cut with my rectangle Nestabilities die and dry embossed in my Cuttlebug, using the Spellbinders tan mat. Then I sponged the background using So Saffron and Creamy Caramel, and stamped the horseshoe very lightly with Creamy Caramel ink.

I layered with a piece of Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss cardstock, Pure Luxury Ivory and two pieces of Gina's new Rough and Rugged digital paper. I am loving this digi paper. I had a bunch to print out so I took the file up to Office Max on a little jump drive and had them print all the papers for only $.49 each!

Be sure to pop into the Gina K forums at SCS to answer the contest questions and play in the challenges for a chance to win a free stamp set. I posted one of the challenges to Adorn Your Corner(s). Cammie and Beverly (our Spotlight designer) also posted some fun challenges. I hope you'll play along!

I just have to tell you about the fun time I had at the Copic Certification class I took. Marianne Walker is amazing with those markers and such a wonderful teacher! I couldn't believe it when I walked in and saw Cambria Turnbow was there, too! I stuttered and stumbled in awe, but they are both so friendly and funny!

A special hello to Ivett, Alicia, Harriet and all the ladies at my table. I had such a fun time chatting with you ladies! I also met Patricia, the Paper Temptress and snagged some awesome "leather" paper samples from her, that will go perfectly with my new set! Eek, can't wait to play with them!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a great weekend!


Julia Aston said...

Well, howdy! what a super card Theresa! Perfect for all those horse lovers out there - and your coloring is devine - and sounds like you had a great copics class too!

Elena said...

I am so glad you had fun time at the virtual party, Theresa!
Your card is stunning! Coloring is fantastic! Really love the embellishments you used! Adore your style!

Jan Castle said...

Your Copic expertise is evident...really nice card!
Jan Castle

6 wacky women said...

Theresa, this card is fabulous.
I just love your new stamp set. Love the image, beautiful papers too.

Karen x

Shirley said...

How gorgeous! I'm from Reno, NV and there are cowboys who would love it!

Rhonda Langley said...

Fabulous coloring as usual! Love the rope around the star-nice touch!