Wednesday, May 12, 2010

How The West Was Fun!

This card was created out of inspiration for our Vacation Bible School theme and sending some items to Dreamweaver Stencils. Not to mention the use of the Score-It-All!

I used the Score-It for the base card and then again for deciding the width of the paper strips. I put a little score mark on the paper and then did not have to think when I went to my trimmer!

I started with the bandanna paper by K & Co. Got out my cool stencil and black matte paste. I taped the stencil down with the low tack tape and smeared on the paste. I love it! It is like spreading butter cream frosting! I removed the stencil and glittered the words and set it aside to dry. ( I had a tub of water to toss the stencil and palette knife in to keep the the paste from drying on the stencil.)

I got my base card prepped and folded using the Score-It and then cut my paper strips. I got all the strips attached to the card front and let the project sit for about an hour to give the paste time to dry completely.

When I came back I was able to trim the stenciled piece to the size desired. I then layered that piece on a cream piece of card stock and attached to the card front with pop dots.

As I looked at my card I thought it was nice but seemed to be missing something. I went to my stamp drawer and found a great stamp from The Peddler's Pack. I stamped the hat and trimmed it out. Still missing something...I stippled on a little color. Better, but not there yet. Then it hit me...I needed the leather band on the hat! Well the cool leather is braided so I then had the challenge how to make the "leather" and finally came up with this. I took three strands of white string and braided them. Next I ran the string through brown and black ink to get the desired color. Finally, I dipped the string in clear embossing powder and heated.

I now had my "leather" braid for my hat. I cut it to the size I wanted and was pleased to discover the embossing powder had fused all the strings so no ravel issues! I raised the hat high on two sets of pop dots and attached to the card!

I was happy with the result and thrilled to have a new idea pop in my brain!

Make sure and explore your studio for fun things you can do to make something new!

Happy Creating...Kristi



FitterTwit said...


Penny Light/Light Whimsy said...

Ooooooooooooooooh, wonderful!

Kristi said...


kathylee... said...

wow! What beautiful work! Love this card. Come join me on my blog.

I look forward to seeing more of your creations!!