Monday, July 26, 2010

Anything Goes!

I recently got this great MFP Southwest Cowboy stamp set in my hands and could hardly wait to create something with it since I just love horse images! "Anything goes" for the challenge at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en challenge, so I thought this card would work! I stamped the black background with the SU weathered backgrounder in Versamark and then embossed with clear detail ep. I also stamped the PTI Soft Stone ATC mat with Ranger Pumice Stone ink using the same weathered backgrounder, but I didn't emboss that panel. I stamped the images in Versamark and embossed them with white ep, then chalked and sponged to try to create a dusty scene since the horses are all running. I added some tan hemp and frayed the ends to give it a rustic look, and embossed the sentiment with silver ep. Those faux brads are made from a cereal box, embossed with silver ep and punched with the larger hole of my Cropodile. They go through the mail without extra postage or bulk, and they're a wee bit cheaper too :D
Happy Stampin' and thanks for comin'!



*CAFE said...

I love this! I think you've done such a wonderful job with the "dust" effect! Very nice!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is just amazing, Carol! I feel like I have learned so much from you already!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh WOWWWWWW is that a COOL card! Love the image, love the weathered background, and the frayed twine is the PERFECT accent!

Poppet said...

This is a very atmospheric card Carol. The black card just adds to it. Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC and we hope you will be able to join us again next week. :-) xx

CJ has some great horse images in her store

JD said...

Great card, Carol, I really like the look of black and white cards...The twine is perfect for this card...PS. you're the one who has me started on using white embossing powder...Can't wait for you to show me more of your beautiful cards (In real Life) I am counting the days.

Sue from Oregon said...

This is "fantastically" eye catching Carol!

Diane Jaquay said...

I love the crackly looking background on this card, perfect backdrop for the horses!

Tigger a(r)t work said...

Beautiful card, love it!!!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Cowgirl‘s Sunday Stamp‘en Challenge and i hope you will be back next week for our new challenge, with one of your great artwork!! :o)


Claire said...

Wow, fab card, perfect for our challenge!!
Thanks for joining us at CSSC, hope to see you again next week
Claire xx