Monday, March 26, 2012

Cowgirl Up!

     YEEHAW!  This week at The Kraft Journal we want to see some "Western Flair".  This is Sydney and she's a rodeo girl and maybe a deputy too from the looks of all those stars.  :-)
     My card base was cut from Light Kraft Cover Weight cardstock.  I've used papers from Cosmo Cricket's "Wanted" collection.  The second DP mat is framed in Earthy Hemp Cord.  The small red mat behind the image was stitched and I added the sentiment and two Natural Twill Tape tabs with brads to it.  My image was colored with Copics and framed with a another digital stamp image popped up on foam.  I wrapped each corner with more of the Earthy Hemp cord.  The fish tail panel was cut from more Light Kraft and textured using a leather texture plate.  It was then lightly inked, stitched, and had brads added.  The star was created from two pieces of Chipboard which were glued together and then covered in gold embossing powder.  I then used a paper piercer to add the dots around the edges.  The base card, sentiment, and leather panel were all inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink and I inked the images edges with Frayed Burlap.  A little gold gel pen on her stars and cowgirl's ready to ride!
     This is a really fun challenge and I hope you'll dig in your stash and see what you've got with a "Western Flair" so you can play along this week.  Make sure you use kraft paper or some products from Kraft Outlet to be eligible for a Top Spot and the monthly drawing.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Make It Monday--anything goes
Digi Designs--emboss it anyway you want
Annabelle Stamps--say it with twine

     Happy Monday!

Kraft Outlet Supplies

Light Kraft Cover Weight cardstock
Earthy Hemp Cord 
Natural Twill Tape
Vintage Photo Distress ink


Paper:  Cosmo Cricket "Wanted", Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamp:  Pollycraft "Sydney Rodeo", Lilyboo Designs "Safari Frame"
Ink:  Copics, Versamark, Frayed Burlap Distress ink, Sakura Gelly Roll gold pen
Tools:  Sizzix Stars #2, Fiskars Texture Plate, EK Success corner rounder, Marvy Uchida heat gun, Cuttle Bug
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Gold embossing powder, Spare Parts brads


  1. Terrific!!! What a fab creation Tracy ... love the image and your brilliant design

  2. Wow Tracy,love everything about this stunner!
    abolous card!!!
    Hugs Heidy

  3. What a great card, Tracy! LOve all the cowgirl bits and bobs, the chipboard star and binding tape etc, wonderful!

  4. Adorable!!! Love that sweet cowgirl and your coloring is fab!! AND love that frame!!!

  5. very cute

  6. Fantastic card, Tracy! Love the layout and details! Terrific coloring of the cute cowgirl!

  7. What a great little cowgirl!! Love it Chanelle xxx

  8. Yeehaw!! It's all about details here, it's truly a Western card! Your cowgirl is smashing!! Hugs, Ira

  9. This is soooo cute =) I love the frame and all the cool things that you´ve added!!! Really stunning, love it!

  10. Oh Tracy.......I love this cute little cowgirl card. You did a great job & I love all of the texture & dimension. Nicely done as always!
    Huggies & Happy Monday to ya ~

  11. Fabulous card. I love everything about it.


  12. This is HeeHaw awesome! I love the layers you've combined and fantastic details you've added! Great ribbon tags to!

  13. This is brilliant Tracy, I so love that image and the frame. My daughter does Line Dancing and this would really make her smile.
    Superb card xx
    Hugs Mau

  14. This is so great, Tracy! I love the frame around that adorable image and your coloring is amazing, as always! I love the extras, too, the star and those tabs of twill are super!

  15. STUNNING! Love your twine holding the frame together, it's fabulous! So it the image and your colouringa and everything else too!
    Thanks for sharing with us this week at AnnaBelle Stamps!

  16. Wow! This is great!! Very well done!
    Thanks for sharing at MIM

  17. Tracy this is amazing!! Love that cutie image and your colouring i fab as always :) But I really love the layout! Everything works really well together! Would love to case it one day :)

  18. She is wonderful. I don't know how you do it girly. But your cards always inspire me.. I just love seeing what you create..

    Hugs, Linda

  19. WOW, what an amazing card! LOVE all the elements, your design and your work, just WOW...LOVE it!
    Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  20. Fabulous card .Beautiful image and embellishing .Thanks for shaing on Make it Monday .

  21. Fun challenge, indeed, and what a fabulous job you did with it, Tracy! Love, love your design! So many awesome Western touches on here like the star and the hemp. Love the frame you created for that fun image, too.

  22. Wow, where do I start?? Love everything about this, especially the image and frame, the tabs, all the elements and paper - see, everything!! Gorgeous :)

  23. Fabulous card, love all the different elements, and love how you've used your twine!!
    TFS with us this week :)

  24. Great many details and things to look at. Thanks for playing with us at AnnaBelle's this week.

  25. OMGosh this is super,super cute! Thanks so much for joining us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

  26. Fabulous Tracy. The layout is amazing - love all the details! Saw it on MIM.

  27. Oh, my gosh...I can't believe what you've done with this! She's adorable, and the frame you've created around her is perfect! Not to mention the little star and the twill trim! One of your finest!!

  28. There's nothing you won't try or can't do... Is there? I'm in awe! LOVE that stick frame!

  29. Wozers! What a fabulous creation. Love the cowgirl and her frame. Thanks for joining us at Di's digi challenge thios week. xx

  30. What a super fun design, Tracy! It's fabulous, and perfect for the image! I love all the details! :o)

  31. Wow, lovely card. I love it all.

  32. I love all the detail on this card - the image, the border around it - all the way down to the star. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

  33. Fabulous card and I love your embellishments. thanks for joining Di's DigiDesigns challenge.


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