Friday, February 28, 2014

Calling All Cowboys(girls)!

Howdy folks,
Well this past few days I have been working on some Western style artwork as there is a call for it at Operation Write Home and I wanted to share a couple with you. Mainly want you to see the cool leather look background I got from some originally cream colored textured card stock that was gifted to me. By rubbing stamp pads directly on the paper I created some great looking leather, if I don't say so myself! Yes Sireee! I am mighty pleased!

The first one I am showing is how I used the leather look card stock as a frame for a scene I colored. This is an "all in one" scene image from I Brake for Stamps. I purchased it a long time ago but never got it inked until this week. Why I waited so long, I don't know. But I think it is "right purdy".


In this next card you can see a better close up of the leather look. It is a clean and simple design but I thought the leather card stock worked well with my western theme.  The image used on this card is from DRS Stamps and the sentiment is from The Stamp Garden, a Sioux Falls, South Dakota company which I believe is no longer in business.


I hope you enjoyed my little western themed post. I made several more cards using other designs for my packet to be sent to Operation Write Home. I had so much fun working with these western designs and I wanted you to see how I altered the card stock. 

Thanks for looking and hope you have a great weekend! Yeehaw! 

12 comments:

Brenda said...

Great job on the western theme!

Kathy Krug said...

Fabulous cards. Love the leather look. I did not know you were a cowgirl.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards and great coloring. Love your leather.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards and great coloring. Love your leather.

Penny Nichols said...

Love your cards! I need those stamps for my area.

Barbara Bruder said...

Both of these cards are so wonderful. You always do such creative scenes.Awesome work on both cards.

I Brake For Stamps said...

Very nice! Love "Rough Rider". Great job!

Judy Woodland said...

Whoa, that leather look paper is just FABULOUS!!!! You really did achieve it perfectly. And your cards definitely do have a Western flair - well done my dear!!

Donna Ellis said...

yee haw! these are beyond "right purdy", Verna, they are fabulous! My dad and dh would enjoy receiving something like this. Thank you for the great ideas! These are in the tops for masculine cards! hugs, de

BrendaB said...

Your cards are wonderful! Love your leather technique, too!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Verna, you have a real knack for these Western-themed cards! Just stunning!! Hugs, Darnell

Sharyn Polesel said...

Wonderful Western themed cards! You did a great job with the leather look!

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