Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Yee haw!!!!!

Mark's Finest Papers' Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop. Our very talented Design Teams have created exciting paper crafts for your inspiration. With the addition of New Design Team members, this is going to be a really fun-packed Hop! Sit back, and hold on to your mouse! This is going to be a FABULOUS ride! Come Hop along with us!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Background Fun, Southwest Cowboy, Flourishes & Frame, and Apples & Camellia. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on July 13, 14, 15, and 16, 2010. On Saturday, (July 17, 2010), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day. ( There will be four different winners, one winner for each day.)

SO THAT MEANS IF YOU MISSED A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE OTHER CHANCES WIN! And, you can go back and comment, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!

Wednesday July 14: Southwest Cowboy
July Guest Designer- Melisa Waldorf-
Nancyruth -
Lois -
Vicky-
Jeanne -
Anne-
Debbie-
Peggysue-
Faith -
Susan-
Judi-
Patty-
Karen- That's me and you are here!
Connie-
Roxie-
Vicki-
Joanne
Julia
Claudine-
Mark’s Finest Papers -

Do you know a cowboy that has a birthday coming up? I do! My brother, Chad. This should be perfect for him.



The stamp was inked with versamark ink and then Ruby Red ink before stamping onto the card stock. I then dipped it into clear detail embossing powder and heated it. This was cut/embossed with the Spellbinders oval, then the edges and even the cowboy were sponged using Vintage Photo distress ink. That is layered onto a black cs oval. The star behind him is copper foil from Spellbinders which was embossed with the Cuttlebug stars folder and sanded. The edges were colored black with a permanent marker. The background is Ruby Red cardstock embossed with the stars folder again and matted with black to make it pop. The oval and the star were all popped up with foam squares. The birthday greeting was stamped onto the same cs as the cowboy using Vintage Photo distress ink and the edges sponged. It was curled a little and a knot of help added. The bottom border strip is Chocolate Box Core'dinations cs which was also embossed using the stars folder and sanded to bring out that turquoise color from the back. See the brads on the ends? I created those by punching a 1/4" hole into scraps of the copper embossed foil, centering that hole and punching a 1/2" hole. I ran them through my Xyron X to apply adhesive. Those were mounted onto black cs 1/2" punched pieces and then a copper brad added to the centers. I applied those to the strip using foam squares. I wrapped the hemp around the card twice and tied it with two small pieces of hemp, then added the button which was threaded with embroidery floss.

Well that's it. I hope you like it. I'm sure you will love this Southwest Cowboy stamp set. It's a great one.

Thanks for stopping by!

42 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwww! That is GORGEOUS Karen!!! LOVE IT! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Joanne Travis said...

This is awesome, Karen. Love the embossed star background. A perfect showcasing of this image!

Becky said...

Wonderful card, love the embossed background

Markie's Mom said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!

HELLO my name is Jill said...

perfection again Auntie :) love your stuff.

Winnie and Patty said...

Karen--FANTASTIC!!!!! What else can I say? TFS

Vicky Gould said...

Your brother is gonna love this card - it's a real beaut, Ma'm!

Kenneth said...

Do U have any idea about how to use hemp knots for making jewelery?

Lois said...

Great use of that CB folder, Karen. I love everything about this card!

Susan said...

lots of work on this card....the end result is amazing. Great use of the spellbinders!

Theresa said...

Great card...love the embossing and colors! Stunning!

Virgo5 said...

What a Fabulous card, your Brother will love it!

Our Little Inspirations said...

All those stars look wonderful on this beautifully detailed card! I love that the image is stamped in red for a softer silhouette look! That sentiment panel looks fantastic too! I just love this!!

jovialjudi said...

Karen I love this! The stars combined with this handsome guy is perfection!!!! Your brother will treasure it. Hugs, Judi

Julia Aston said...

Love the stars on this Karen! and what great colors!

Roxie said...

Very nice embellishments and color choices, great looking western card.

Carol Dee said...

Teh star embossing is perfect here.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Great card! Love how you framed the cowboy with the star!

Debbie Seyer said...

Wonderful card, karen! Love all your details!

Connie said...

Stunning Karen! Love how you pulled it together.
Connie

jdmommy said...

I LOVE these colors, Karen, and the wonderful embellies at the bottom. Great job!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous look w/ the star background!!

Bev E said...

I really love your card. I would never have thought to put those colors together, but they work so well.

Jennifer S. said...

The colors and the layout are great. The star embossed backgound is the perfect fit.

Doris said...

Great card! Has a Texas flavor to it with all the stars.

Heather B said...

OMG! The detail and texture on this card are amazing. And the theme of stars just make this card pop. Love, love it!

Claudine Poch said...

What an awesome card! Love how you stamped the cowboy.

Holly said...

this is so great, love the image with the embossed background

katspaw said...

I really like your card! and your blog is wonderful!!

Karen said...

Love the star embossing and star cut-out along with your stamping. Great guy card.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That coral color was so unexpected and it is just wonderful!

Super Jen said...

Love the use of stars. Perfectly complimentary to the theme.

peggysue said...

What a great distressed background you've achieved here and those stars are fabulous!

Emily Keaton said...

Fabulous card! I just love all of those stars. Great use of this new cowboy set :)

redwasher1 said...

Amazing card!!

Lillian said...

Very nice western card, I like that star.

Sue D said...

I really like your copper star!

Blogs said...

hmmm ... Pioneer Woman's Marlboro Man?!?

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the color combination.

Jess said...

Perfect dude card!

Heather said...

Love the use of the star with this stamp set - perfection!

Sarah A said...

Wow love the distressed look of this card and the ebbossing is a perfect finishing touch!

Sarah x