Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cowboy card

Fourth of July in western Nebraska means the
Morrill County Fourth of July rodeo.
The Morrill County Farm and Ranch Association
has been putting on a 4th of July rodeo
for as long as I can remember.
The volunteer fire department always
puts on a tremendous fireworks display
at half time each night.
The Boy Scouts have always had
a concessions stand.
AND the bugs attack everyone that
is in the stands, practically eating one alive.

This card is my tribute to the dedicated men and
women of Morrill County that have consistently
put on a wonderful show for the entire
Nebraska Panhandle for many years.

The bucking bronc image is from a company
called Bear Rubber. I do not know if they are still
in business. This image has a kind of Russell feel to it.
It was stamped on a light colored kraft card stock
and embossed with a metallic flecked rust embossing
powder. It was then torn around and the edged
"burned" by sponging first dark brown and then
black ink around the outer edge.

The phrase has been computer generated in
Paint Shop Pro X. It was cut out in a rectangle
and the edges of it was also "burned".

The punched "ribbon" is from and EK Success punch.
It definitely has a western look to it.
I also sponged the edges of the card base.
The sponging really pulls the whole card together
and adds depth.

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