Monday, November 1, 2010

Four Cowgirls

Oh was this a fun card to design!
The four cowgirls stamp is an unknown image.
AND I have two version of this stamp, this is the larger one.
I just hate it when companies don't put their
name on the wood and I really wish they would find
a way to print it somewhere on the unmounted
rubber or acrylic as well.

Begin by covering a card base with leather look
scrapbook paper, in this case from Karen Foster.
The edges have been sponged with dark brown ink,
Archival Coffee by Ranger, and Archival Black by Ranger.

The cowgirls were stamped with VersaMark,
embossed with fine line black powder
and colored with chalks.
I sprayed a fixative over the chalks.
It was hand cut with quilting ruler and
straight edge click blade into a rectangle.
The edges were barely sponged with
the dark brown ink.
Two pieces of dark brown card stock
were cut with a decorative scissors.
Draw a line on the back side of the paper
to use as a guide if you want the edge to
be relatively straight.
Attach these to the top and bottom of the cowgirl image.

Using the same decorative scissors, cut a piece
or medium brown card stock.
Stamp a horseshoe (PSX) at the bottom
in dark brown ink and
using that same brown ink
sponge the edges of the piece.
Place the cowgirl layer about where you want it.
Now using a pencil, lightly mark where your
brads are to be positioned.
Punch those three holes and place brads in
those holes. I usually take the head of
my hammer and gently flatten the back side of the
brads to get them to lay flat.

Stamp the barbwire, from B & J Art Stamps,
on white card stock, trim edges so the piece is about as wide as
shown in the sample card. Again, sponge
the edges with dark brown ink.

Attach all pieces as shown, beginning with
the barbwire, then the medium brown over that,
and finally the cowgirls.

Now stamp those grazing steers in dark brown
at the lower right hand corner.
Sutter Enterprises made that lovely
little stamp. If you are in need of
western and cowboy type stamps,
Sutters is a fantastic resource.

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