Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I wanna be a cowboy

Woohoo! I finally inked up one of my new Riley's from Hanna Stamps. I needed to make a card for Verve's starry challenge (a card that has stars on it) and here's what I ended up with. I have 5 more Riley stamps to ink up yet. I may have to declare a Riley week.

Anyway, there are a few things I would like to mention about this card. First off, the WANTED panel was originally stamped on white cardstock. See what a little sponging can do? I used chocolate chip, more mustard and really rust ink pads to acheive the look. Not bad, huh? Also I don't own the small star punch but luckily I am a saver. I made a card awhile back at one of my SU workshops and rather than throwing away the scrap stars I decided to take them home with me. I must say that I am sure glad that I did. I also used a Stazon Black ink pad and rubbed it on the screwdriver brad to remove some of the shine. Lastly there is some paper piecing done as well. I paper pieced Riley's hat and bandana.

cowboy riley
Stamps: Hanna Stamps, Wanted
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, White, Very Vanilla, Outlaw DP
Ink: Stazon Black, Brilliance Graphite Black, More Mustard, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip Accessories: Copics, Copper Brads, Spareparts Brad, Large Star Punch, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Sponge, Single Hole Punch, Paper Distressing Tool

Alternate view: It was made standard size 4.25 X 5.5 inches but was scored at 1 inch at the bottom of the card (where designer stripe paper is attached) so that it could be a standard size card with a different opening or it could stand on its own by simply flipping up the flap. It could also be easily be altered to hold a cellophane bag or small gift. See the pictures below:

One more view:

2 comments:

LeAnne said...

Very cute! I love those little brads and the whole card is just adorable!
LeAnne

StampinAngelJenn said...

That is absolutely adorable, I love it!!!! I don't have any Rileys, but I do have some images thanks to our generous Wish RAK friends, so I just may have to play with some of those today. This might be my favorite card so far on your blog! LOL