Thursday, June 19, 2008

Double Challenge Cowboy Kid!

I made this card as double challenge (SC181 and CC171 on Splitcoast), and it's really starting to grow on me... It's been HOT here (the Central Coast of CA usually has very mild, very stable weather, and right now we're getting into the 90s and low 100s, which is REALLY unusual), and last night I just couldn't sleep, so I made a card picking a set from the one box of stamps that wasn't taped up for moving :)

The whip-stitching along the seam between the two panels took me FOREVER!! I'm really, really not a seamstress, and am only kinda good at hand-stitching, so that's what I chose to do since ribbon didn't seem to 'work'. What I didn't count on was how hard it would be to fit jute through the holes I paper-pierced! I love how it looks, though! I think it really goes with the 'Cowboy' theme *wink*

Thanks for stopping by! Stay cool, wherever you are!

Supplies Used:
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Soft Sky (SU!)
Stamps: Cowboy Kid set (SU!)
Ink: Basic Black,
Creamy Caramel, Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal, and Really Rust (SU!)
Other: Tim Holtz Retractable Paper Piercer (Tonic Studios), Jute, glue dot adhesive (Zots)


Veronica said...

This card is ADORABLE! I love the stitching and the coloring is very . Love this card!

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Lesly said...

I think this card is precious. You did a fabulous job.

EU said...

hola from Oaxaca! Your latest postings are great!! I can hardly wait to get home and see the new house!

Hasta luego,
PassionFruit de Oaxaca

Mandy said...

The sewing is wonderful, and I love your cowboy and stars! :)

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

What a cute card! To bad this retired before my boys were born.. otherwise I'd own it too! Wah! :)

Jess said...

I LOVE the stitching on this card. That cowboy is so adorable! I think I have him, but I've only inked him up once or twice. Must go find!!!