Thursday, August 26, 2010

Stampin' B's and Stars & Stripes

Here's my take on the Stampin'B's Challenge #73 which is to make a square card with a western theme. No problem now that I have this great Southwest Cowboy stamp set by Mark's Finest Papers! I love, love, LOVE this set! This card is done in teal, chocolate and rustic cream card stocks. I stamped the background with a retired SU! flannel plaid background using Toffee ink. The main image is embossed with brown ep and popped up on foam tape. The rest is pretty much self-explanatory, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask and I'll be glad to answer you.
This card was made for the Stars and Stamps mid-week throwdown challenge which is a recipe to use a diecut or punch, ribbon, and embossing. I started with a PTI enchanted evening card stock base, and added an embossed panel using the CB snowflakes ef. I created the large star with SU!'s large and small tag punches, and added a scrap of DP for the center. I added 2 SU felt snowflakes in the center along with a snowflake brad. The word JOY is die cut with my Quikutz from some scraps of enchanted evening and glued down right over the ribbon.
We're having a spectacular day in PA today! If only every day could be this gorgeous!!! I wish you all a gorgeous day too! Thanks for stopping by :)

Carol

18 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

Howdy pardner ;) Love the cowboy card Carol, the twine/rope detail at the top is such a great touch! Love your other card too, the focal point starburst/snowflake is gorgeous! Btw, I'm enjoying the weather here today too, goodbye summer, HELLO FALL!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey Carol :), you nailed the Western theme and I love all the cool detail you've added to your card!!! Your X-mas card is beautiful too...the embossing is perfecto!!! Hugs ~S~

Anke said...

Wonderful cards Carol

LeAnne said...

Love both of these---but the cowboy one just makes my heart go a-flutter!

Heidi said...

I told you! You rocked the Stampin' B's challenge, what a great western card! That set is sweet (as in cool) and what a great rustic feel!
(I looked for a horseshoe stamp today, but alas, I came up empty).

The Stars and Strips card is waaaaay
wonderful! Love how you made that gorgeous star! Beautiful work once again, Carol!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Ohhh, ahhh, wow ;) these are both beautiful cards Carol! Thanks for playing along with us at Operation Write Home!

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi, your Christmas star is amazing! Pretty card!

Paula said...

Beautiful cards! That snowflake is such a great focal point with all that texture. Very nicely done.

Benzi said...

Carol, your cards are splendid! You captured the western theme perfectly...I really like that barbed wire fence stamp. And, your Christmas card is so pretty in the blues. Very nice JOY sentiment. They're both the best!! Glad you are having nice weather today and happy you joined the Stampin B this week.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

AWESOME card! Love the laso!

helloholley said...

Wow!!! These are some beautiful cards that you've made!!! Thanks for inspiring me!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

It's a little nippy outside this morning, huh Carol? I think Fall is right around the corner in our neck of the woods! I am lovin both of these cards! The quilt pattern is beautiful, and makes me want to head up RT 23. The cowboy card is really well laid out and I love the colors you chose!

Cindy's Card Co said...

The snowflake card is beautiful.

JD said...

Two really great cards, but I especially like your star card...you must show me how you did that...hint, hint...smile...Hugs, Jill

Marianne said...

Oh I like both your cards. They are wonderful.

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow..you nailed the western theme for the B's....really awesome sketch....wow

and that starburst card is so creative and bold...love it

Samantha said...

You make really great cards! I like the layered snowflake look of the card for the OWH challenge! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing!

Yolanda said...

Both of these cards are amazing!