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Friday, April 24, 2009

Western Wedding

My mom asked me to make a western card for her Line Dancing Instructor who's getting married in a couple weeks. I knew I wanted to make a Joy Fold card, but wasn't sure what my focal point should be. So I was browsing Split Coast Stampers and happened upon this card. This is what I came up with.
This is what it looks like opened. I printed the sentiment (which was provided by Calgramma on SplitCoast Stampers) on Very Vanilla Cardstock, then distressed and sponged the edges and stamped the stars.
The flap tucks behind the scallop circle to keep the card closed.
What would I do without all those talented stamper's out there who give me so many ideas?
I used Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel and Outlaw Designer Series Paper. Ink is Chocolate Chip. Once again, I turned to the Wanted stamp set. The lassoes (is that spelled right?) are made with packaging twine and attached with Crystal Effects. I think it is just adorable.
Then we needed to make the gift. I had a plain picture frame that I needed to use up, so we went with that.
I used a retired Simply Scrappin' Kit, and again put the entwined lassoes on it. We attached more packaging twind around the outside edge because it seemed like the logical thing to do.
After we had it just right, we used Chocolate Chip ink on a sponge to "dirty it up" a little bit. It looked too new to be a Western frame.

My mom was thrilled with how they turned out. I hope her instructor likes them.

I came acoss Michelle's Blog, she has a card a thon going on and some great card candy as well. You should go check it out!! Thanks for checking in with me today!!


Michelle said...

wonderful x's 2!
wonderful colors on both of these...TFS!

Becky said...

This is lovely, love the rope,.

Ellie said...

How very creative. I love the card!

sarahw said...

I love this! What a beautiful card. :)

my5bratz said...

how cool is that card for "tying the knot"..lol

thanks for your comment on my blog. ANZAC Day commemorates the day our troops landed on the shores of Gallipoli in the first battle as a new country

Twila said...

What a great card. Love the rope idea.

Amber said...

So cute.... very creative!

Wendy said...

What a neat card! I love the fold! Very cool! The knots are great too!

HOPE said...

Oooh too cute! TYING THE KNOT! with the double ropes! love it.

You are soo talented!!


Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Great projects! Love the lasso!