Friday, May 12, 2017

Going Western

One more opportunity to post a card as a Guest Designer for the Crop Stop.
Some of the cards I make are for children in hospitals.  It is easy to make cards for very small children but I also try to make some that would be fitting for pre-teens and adolescents.

For this card I used the Darice Woodgrain embossing folder.  After embossing, I added some Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  The horse head is a one of the stamps in an Inkadinkado set.  The two corner pieces are Joy Clair that I fussy cut after coloring them.  All images were colored with Copics.  After cutting out the horse image with a Die-namic Circle, I used  Tim Holtz Distress Marker to make the stitch lines.
The horse piece is popped up with Scotch Foam Mounting Tape.
One thing I find really helpful for adhering ribbon to cards is Scorepal Tape. It hold the ribbon firm and keeps most ribbons from puckering.
Thanks for looking.  I appreciate your comments.


Mailbox Smiles - anything
Deep Ocean - anything
Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids Crafting - anything
Cutie Pie - cute stamp and ribbon
Simon Monday - frame
Power Poppy - frame 
Cardz TV - anything 


  1. Wow! This card is lovely and has so many exquisite details. I especially love the way you did the woodgrain embossing in the background and how it ties in so perfectly with the rustic feel of this card. I also love how you did the ribbon/twine element. You've done a remarkable job on this and I'm so glad you took the time to share your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  2. Beautiful!
    Love the colors and the design!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Cardz TV :)

  3. I love how you used the Joy Clair Bandana Bits stamps on your beautiful western card! That horse is just adorable, who doesn't love horses? Thanks for sharing with us at Joy Clair's May Challenge!

  4. Such a cute card, great job with the embossing, thanks for joining Cardz TV!

  5. This is perfect for a young one or pre-teen I agree. Nice textured wood background too. Thanks for playing in our Power and Spark challenge this month.

  6. Beautiful pattern..all match well perfectly and this card so it.
    thank you for joining 7 kids challenge blog. hope to see you again soon

  7. Beautiful card and love the added texture and framing!! Thanks so much for playing along with Power Poppy this month!!

  8. Fabulous design. Great image and wonderful embellishments! Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie challenge! --Gail

  9. Beautifully made - that embossed background works so well with the image you've used.

    Thanks for joining us for the Cutie Pie Challenge.

    Helen x