Sunday, May 11, 2008

SC175: Happy Trails

I decided to make a card for last week's Sketch Challenge on SplitCoast - what a fun layout this time! And a fun sketch really needs a fun image so I pulled out the Ride 'em Cowgirl set from My Favorite Things and went to work. Enjoy!

Quick notes:
Half circles - emboss a quarter sheet of Brocade Blue cardstock with the Floral Fantasy embossing folder. From this sheet cut two half circles using the Coluzzle cutting system and the circle template. Next sponge the edges of both with Always Artichoke classic ink, paper pierce and add stitches with a white gel pen. Finally punch a bunch of 3/4" circles from designer paper and adhere them to the half circles to create a scalloped edge.

Main image - stamp the cowgirl from Ride 'em Cowgirl and color with Copic markers, adding a touch of glitter with the Clear Spica pen. Cut out image and layer on Always Artichoke cardstock. Then stamp the cactus and badge on another piece of white cardstock, color and cut out. Adhere to cowgirl image with dimensionals and highlight with Clear Spica pen.

Card base - cut a piece of 4 1/4" x 11" Always Artichoke cardstock and fold in half for the cardbase. Next cut a piece of Bashful Blue cardstock to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8", sponge the edges with Bashful Blue Classic ink and paper pierce the top and bottom. Wrap a piece of Old Olive poly-twill ribbon around this piece, looping ends though a ribbon slider from the Stylized Silver Hodgepodge Hardware set before knotting. Adhere to cardbase. Finish card by adding half circles and the main image (use dimensionals for main image).

All images copyright MFT. Stamps: Ride 'em Cowgirl. Paper: Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Georgia Pacific white, Archaic 6" x 6" pad (Basic Grey). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, Copic Clear Spica pen, Always Artichoke Classic, Bashful Blue Classic, white gel pen. Other: Coluzzle cutting system and circle template, mat pack, paper piercer, 3/4" circle punch, Old Olive poly-twill ribbon, Stylized Silver Hodgepodge hardware, dimensionals, sponge, Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug embossing folder.


  1. Yah Danielle! This card is fabulous!!! LOVE your colouring with the fun, aren't they??!!

  2. This is super cute! Love your details, as always!


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