While in the local farm and ranch supply store I spotted two decks of playing cards on sale AND some wonderful gift wrap.
The gift wrap is the background paper on both cards.
The edges have been softened by sponging on black dye ink. This also adds depth.
I measure and punched on the back side of the cards to achieve good corner spacing when placing the black brads.
The barbwire stamp is by Sutter Enterprises, while the Cowboy Up stamp is unknown.
I did a little distressing with a sanding block on the cowgirl playing card. Smaller black brads were used on this version.
The "Cowboy Up" and the floral flouish were stamped with VersaMark and embossed with fine line embossing powder.
STAMPER BASICS - many everyday items, such as gift wrap and playing cards make wonderful embellishments for your creations.
Gum wrappers, pages from magazines, dried flowers, ribbons, old postage stamps and leaves are just a few more ideas. You will never look at a hardware or gift store in the same way again.
God Bless, Shelly N.