Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Cowboy Card

Hello and happy Sunday! I hope you are all enjoying the weekend. Here is a card I made using three of my previous stamp sets, Out West, Happy Camper and Life is Good. This was for the Featured Stamper challenge this week at SCS. I chose this card to case, by JDmommy.

First I stamped the saddle, from Out West, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I colored with Copics, starting with E49 for the deepest areas.

Added E39.

Added E35.

Filled in with E53.

I used E57, E39 and E49 to color the stirrups and go back over some of the shadows. I used C3 for the metal parts.

The oval was cut from Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, using Oval Nestabilities, then sponged with Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Then I sponged Desert Sand.

Sponged Memento Rich Cocoa.

I cut another piece of Ivory, then sponged it the same way I did the oval. Then I stamped the mountain scene, from Happy Camper, using Rich Cocoa.

I wanted to keep the background pretty muted, so to color, I started with E35 in the shadows.

Added E53.

I added E51, leaving the mountain tops un-colored. Then I used my blender to to soften the transition of color.

For the trees, I just added a bit of YG91.

The saddle was cut out and raised up, using Pop Dots. I used Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss to layer and used Tan Leather for the cardbase. The faux barbed wire is an idea I got from Cat. You can see instructions on this post. The sentiment, from Life is Good, was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a fun blog hop featuring Melanie's new set, Square Pegs. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


Silke Ledlow said...

Fabulous case and card - Theresa!!! As always I love your step by step instuctions!!! You rock GF!!! Hugs ~S~

Joan said...

Another stunning card. A mini piece of art actually. I love the "rope" and barbed wire fence! Wonderful touches.

Mona_63 said...

WoW! Thank you!!!

Lori said...

Super job on the CASE! So, similar, yet so different! Love this one!

Jessica said...

YIKES, this is GORGEOUS, Theresa! It seriously takes my breath away!!

quilter said...

What aa beautiful card. Wish I could send it to my brother who is is trail riding in the Phoenix area.