Monday, April 6, 2015

Have a Boot Scootin' Good Time!

** 4/13/15 Highlight at Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog! **
** 4/20/15 Featured Creation at Scrapping4fun Challenges! **

Hi everyone! Hard to believe we're embracing April already! OMG, time is really flying by! I'm happy to share my Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB #51 - Dots or Stripes! Come play with us! We're being sponsored this time by Kith and Kin Stamp Co., Pattie's Creations and Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet!

I chose the coolest of cool Western Boots digi from Pattie's Creations for my 'boot scootin' birthday card. Quite by accident, I achieved a worn suede look on these boots and am really happy with how this card turned out. I used some tan denim paper for the background and several scraps from the scrap bin to make the stripes.

A western themed card is not complete without a lariat so I fashioned one from some twine. :) I also added some square eyelets in the lower right corner.

I'm in love with my computer-generated sentiment! It's perfect! LOL!

I continued the stripes on the inside, a little more vertical than the front to allow some room to write, then stamped Happy Birthday in dark brown ink.

Proud to enter this birthday card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory and Dark Chocolate cardstock; kraft, textured brown and blue cardstock scraps; tan denim paper
  • Stamps: Pattie's Creations Western Boots digi, Hero Arts Type stamp set
  • Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink; Spectrum Noir- GB8, GB10, EB8, IG1, Blender pen
  • Dies: Memory Box Stitched Circles, Spellbinders Classic Circles
  • Accessories: MISTI, Fun Foam, bronze eyelets, twine

I hope you've found a little inspiration and will create a project with dots or stripes for our challenge this time! And be sure to go by and visit Stitchy Bear's Digi OutletPattie's Creations and Kith and Kin Stamp Co. to check out all the fun stuff! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)


Mynn Kitchen said...

This is SO fun! I LOVE the great image, your wonderful color combo, and the awesome rope element! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

~ginny said...

Absolutely great card Leslie! Those boots are perfect with the faux leather look you achieved and the lariat and square brass brads keep it really manly. Thanks for sharing your project & creativity with us at Aud Sentiments!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#128 – ATG + Sentiment]
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Shanna Shands said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for playing at LRS!

Naz Smith said...

This is such a cute card honey. I love it.
Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge.

Naz xxx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

oh this is so fun! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Lori said...

This is such a fun masculine card! Love the worn suede look to the cowboy boots. Thanks so much for playing along with my paper strips challenge this week at Use Your Stuff!
Lori - UYSDT

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Fab card and colouring. The embellishments look great with the card
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT

sweet art designs said...

Really well designed and executed!Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

Ann Chuang said...

This is such a fun masculine card! Love the lariat you made! It's so cool!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Scrappind4Fun Challenges. Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT

Lillian A said...

An awesome masculine card, Leslie!! The boots just draw you in and make me want to touch the suede ... perfect sentiment, love the square brads and the colors you chose. Perfect - I wouldn't change a thing on it, girl !!

Aunty Sue said...

fab card and love the rope you added really gives a great feel to the card

Heather said...

This is super cute! My daughter would love it (she's 9); she doesn't go anywhere without her boots! Love that little lariat.

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for the Craft Your Passion Challenges, hope to see you again soon, hugs, Helena

Michelle Looi said...

Love the masculine color and wonderful use of paper strips!
Thanks for joining at Use Your Stuff!

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Hope to see you back soon again. Hugs Anna-Karin

Ileana A. said...

A perfect male card! Thanks for playing atCrafts Galore Encore April Challenge "Make a card""

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Congrats Leslie, please follow this link

stephen nicholls said...

lovely make great design, thanx for joining at SOC good luck x