Thursday, April 7, 2016

Hay There, Cowboy!

Living in the southwest, I thought cactus, wolves and coyotes were the obvious choices to making a western themed card for The Paper Players Theme Challenge #289, so I selected a horse. I don't often make cards with goofy critters on them but found the image at Bugaboo Digi Designs and thought "she" was cute.

The barbed wire frame was a freebie that was downloaded from the Internet, sized and printed. The remaining images were downloaded, sized, printed and colored with alcohol markers. The "C" shaped horseshoe was fussy cut from silver foiled cardstock and the star was die cut. The hearts were punched from pink cardstock. Everything was popped up with foam tape. The suede lacing was tied in a reef knot and adhered. The elements were adhered to a white card base. The inside of the card was decorated with a hand drawn rope tangled into a lasso.

For challenge fun, visit PP289!

Techniques: Digital imaging, hand drawing (inside), coloring, die cutting, punch cutting
Size: A7 (5" x 7")

Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Bugaboo Digital Designs (downloaded) "Hay There" and "Cowboy Sign"
Ink: Soft Suede Stampin' Write marker (inside); Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, pink scraps; DCWV foiled cardstock
Die: Stars Framelits
Punch: Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (heart)
Misc.: Dimensionals, suede lacing from stash


  1. What a darling image! I love the silver foil,too.Thanks for "roundin"up" a card for the Western challenge at The Paper Players this week!

  2. Melanie, this is perfect for our theme challenge! I love the SW! That barbed wire frame is great! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  3. Love it! I can't believe that you fussy cut that horseshoe. I wish that I had your skills. :) The barbed wire border adds the perfect touch, great card!

  4. Wow, Mel, three whimsical cards in a row...and the horse is adorable...I like bugaboo digi's. Such an adorable it all.

  5. cute! LOVE the barbed wire... what a great free find that was... and such an adorable card...