Saturday, April 25, 2009

Back in the Saddle

If you didn't get a chance to attend the new Gina K Design release party on Thursday night on Splitcoast Stampers Member's Forum, you missed on rootin' tootin' good time.  Gina release 7 new stamp sets, one of which was Out West. This is a fabulous western set by Gina's newest illustrator, Thersa Momber. Theresa has been a design team member of Gina's for a while but this is her first set as an illustrator.

I never really thought of myself as much of a western fan, but I feel in love with these cowboy images and awesome sentiments that come in this set right away, and that I knew I would have
 fun with it.  And can honestly say that I really enjoy creating this card.

Using Black Leather cardstock from Paper Temptress, (click on the image to take a closer look) I created the mat for the background of this card.  The buckboard with the red background was created using my photo corner punch - punched in the four corners.    To cowboy this card up even further, I created a lasso from hemp twine and fashioned a branding iron from wire and a wooden bead.  Notice the "M" for "Mercurio"?  HA!

The sentiment is a quote by Winston Churchill, "No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle".  What a great sentiment to use with this saddle image.  I used some clock pieces to create the embellishment on the tag.  

Well that's it for today...have to take Allie (our four-legged baby) to the vet to have her thyroid levels checked - we both take our thyroid bill together every, and then she's off to the groomer to a bath and a trim. (she isn't really fond of either place - vet or the groomer), but we all have things to do we don't enjoy much...speaking of that, I have laundry to do, so I'm outta here. :)  Thanks for poppin' in today.  Y'all come back now, ya hear?  Until next time...
Stamps: Out West (Gina K Designs)
Papers: Riding Hood Red, Black Leather (Paper Temptress), Kraft
Inks:  Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Paisley Impressionabilities (SCACD), Large Oval Nestabilities, Photo Corner Punch, Ribbon Tags Trio (Spellbinders), Watch Parts (SCACD), Game Spinners (Molly Stamps), Hemp Twine, Snap Brads.


Claire Brennan said...

Lynn - this is magic. Brilliant card. Jaw dropping design details. That branding iron is just the bees knees.

Terri said...

What a beautiful card, your really did a wonderful job with all the "extras". I wouldn't want to give it away!
Thank you for sharing!

diane mcvey said...

Your card is just FANTASTIC!!! I rode horses when I was growing up, and this set has just the things I would want for a stamp set! I can't wait to get it. And I absolutely LOVE your branding iron! That is just AWESOME!
Thanks for this great are amazing! :D

Sharri Seffens said...

Lynn, this card is fabulous! I love the branding iron and all of the other details you added to the card!

Maryvel said...

My goodness! Are you ever creative!! This is an AWESOME card! My daughter and I simply LOVE IT!! She is 13 now and is really into horses! So this was right out her alley! I see that set will have to go in our wish list! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing! Love your idea for the branding iron! VERY cleaver!