Sunday, June 7, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: One for the Boys

Ahhh, I have my computer back again...don't ya just HATE computer problems? Me too...so sorry I'm a little late posting this week, couldn't be helped....

The Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is week is "One for the Boys"... a card/project for the man or boy in your life. So since the man in my life is primarily a cowboy, I thought he'd appreciate a masculine card.

The stamp used is by Stampin' Up, but was given to me w/o a name on the set...so sorry about that... I stamped it in brown in and layered it with my Nestabilities Label 1 dies.... I texturized to make it look like tooled leather with my Textiles Cuttlebug folder. The hat with the bandana is actually a button and a little ribbon and I wrapped the ribbon with a bit of my "barbed" wire. I then took my paper piercer and pierced the edges in a random fashion for an interesting effect.

My barbed wire is actually rusty ol' floral wire I've had laying around for who knows how many years (ah c'mon...you can't tell me you don't hoard SOME.THING! LOL)... I twisted to pieces of wire together and then wrapped little bits of wire around that to create the barbed wire effect.

Hope you enjoy, recipe is below...thanks for joining me today!




Recipe:
  • Stamp: Stampin' Up Wild Wild West (thanks Ellie!)
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Antique Photo
  • Paper: Daisy D's Flea Market Floral (background), MME 29th Street Market (stars), SU Chocolate chip
  • Other: Ribbon by Big Lots, Floral Wire, Piercing Bug, Nestabilities Labels 1, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Textiles

15 comments:

mamichelle said...

That is SO cool! Love that you're reusing items like the wire!!

Yes, I feel your pain on the computer too. Just got ours back but it's old. Hubby bought a laptop so that's what I'm using. We just bought me one today. YAY!!

Liza said...

Great male card Paula, I love hte cowboy hat and how you have made the barbed wire, very creative!

Liza x

Jackie said...

Great card Paula and love the colors...tfs!!!

Liz Williams said...

Super card and your details are extraordinary!!!Being from Texas I just adore this card.

Laura said...

This is so awesome. You really have alot of neat and creative details here! Great card.

Lilsweetpea said...

WOW!!! I should have known you would do something with horses for this challenge. This card is fab-u-oso!! I love how you did the barbedwire and that hat is too cool. Great stamping too.

jannekescreations said...

Great card!

I hate computer problems too ... Hope everything works oke for you now ;0)

Janneke X

Jaspere said...

wow I love all the details you put into it. Bravo!

Carly said...

Paula this is amazing!!! The cowboy details are so perfect! I just love everything about it! Fabulous job!!

Nanny's Room said...

Paula, this is so clever. I love the style, coming from AZ this would be a perfect card for my neck of the woods! Also, thanks for visiting my blog today;-)

Jeanne Forsyth said...

OOPS! The previous post should have been signed in with a different sig so you know who posted! Sorry about that!

Alicia said...

Paula what great attention to detail beautifule male card.

Ellie said...

Wow, Paula this is fantastic. I love your masculine card. Oh, by the way, I see nobody mentioned this yet, your set is called "wild wild west" and is going for around 100 bucks on ebay. You are so lucky to have it!!

Gingerbread Gal said...

AMAZING!!!!! The details are so incredible! Love it!

Becky in East Tennessee said...

OMIGOSH! I have to case this. This is toooo precious! You need to submit this for a contest, publication...something. WOW!