Monday, February 22, 2010

Honky Tonk....

Birthday Wishes! Okay for some folks that might not seem like a good birthday sentiment but being from the great state of Oklahoma....well it hits right on target! LOL

A friend of mine was able to get Old West for me for a great price. I have been checking eBay and couldn't ever find it for a price I wanted to pay so I was glad when she said she could get it for under $30! I have wanted this one since it came out. I knew I had to have this one...I mean I am an okie after all! I did borrow my friend Linda's to do a layout, that just put the nail in the coffin about me getting it!

For the HONKY TONK BIRTHDAY WISHES card I used Stampin Up Chocolate Chip and Creamy Carmel carstock for the solids. I used a paper piercer to give the look of stitches on the Chocolate Chip and then used a black Stampin Up marker to make the stitching. The red paisley paper is made by Creative Imaginations. I used a white Signo UM 153 pen to do the stitching on the paisley mat and then turned up the edges. It is also a cut from Old West that reminds me of a wanted poster with the distressed and torn edges.

The boots are some paper I picked up a long time ago and I thought it gave the look of leather. I did cut them out in black and then the brown. I trimmed the bottom off the brown so I could have a heel and sole on the boot. The green is Prism cardstock and those cuts are a layer cut. Chestnut Roan was used to ink the brown and dark green for the hunter green parts of the boots.

I cut Honky Tonk twice, once in the green and then once in holographic paper. I think if you click the picture you can see the holographic better.

I used some twine wrapped around the card mat and then just tied it. The concho button had a loop type attachment and I took some pliers and took it off. I used mounting foam to adhere it to the card.

Here you can see more detail on the dimension. I used pop dots on one of the boots and also on the concho button.

I am going to stamp the sentiment on the inside. I think it could be used for a variety of occasions...especially for that favorite cowboy or cowgirl!

29 comments:

  1. Okie, I love this card.
    My Sweetheart use to ride horses before I met him but have a few pictutes that this would fit on as a LO.

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  2. Great looking card. I also just picked up this cartridge at a great pricebut haven't made anything yet. Thanks for the ideas.

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  3. That is a great card! Love all the little details.

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  4. Cool card. Love the boots, they look real! TFS, Cindy

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  5. Living in the Great State of Texas like I do that is PERFECT card - lots of people on my birthday card list would love that card - thanks for sharing - - - Robbi

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  6. Really cute card - the boots do actually look like leather! TFS!
    jackie

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  7. I love the boots!! I'm a cowgirl from Fort Worth and transplanted to Arkansas. I have to have that cartridge now!! Thx for the nudge to get it. CarolH :)

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  8. Great card Okie...Like others that have commented, I too am from Texas and now need this cartridge. I love the boots. They do look real!

    ScatteredScrapper

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  9. Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today (look for timestamp: [23 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

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  10. What a fantastic card, I love it.

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  11. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Feb. 23, 2010. Thanks again.

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  12. Great card!! From one Okie to another!!!

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  13. Aren't you glad you got Old West! Your card turned out way cute! And you know I'll have to lift it! LOL!

    Lguild

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  14. Great card! Thanks for sharing all your ideas!

    dolphin4_17 @ Cricut mb

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  15. Great card!!! I have added Old West to my wish list too!!! TFS

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  16. An amazing card... I just love the boots...

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  17. Hi Okie - I have given you a blog award please come by my blog (www.carolinescraftography.blogspot.com) to pick it up!!!

    Thank you for all your hard work and inspiration

    Caroline (aka doxieluv01)

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  18. All your cards are great but this is the best ever. All the detail...Wow!

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  19. i love your blog and your projects...i just found you so thanks for sharing...

    chriswooten57
    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

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  20. Another great card. Besides inspiration you amuse me to no end. I have an award for you.

    http://www.scrappinbytes.com

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  21. What a cute card! I love it! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents! Vicki

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  22. I have a Blog Award waiting for you on my blog,
    irishmist59.blogspot.com come and get it!!

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  23. Hello,
    I love getting inspiration from other creative people. I get some great ideas from you. I have an award for you if you stop by my site.

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  24. I love your card - you have the best ideas and the greatest creations - TFS! I left you a little something over at my blog.

    http://www.mommymelsaddiction.blogspot.com/

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  25. Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

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