Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Farewell Boss

Hi to anyone out there who might still be reading my blog. I know I've not been posting much lately. June is such a busy month with soccer practice, a bunch of birthdays, Father's Day, the end of the school year events, work is really busy this time of year...... what can I say??!! As well, we are going camping this coming weekend so I won't be able to make anything new. Perhaps next week things will slow down enough to get more stamping time in. I hope you all keep coming back :-)

My boss is leaving to go work in a neighboring school division. We got her a gift certificate from one of her favorite tack shops. The gift certificate is really long and comes in a really big and long envelope. So, I was asked to make a "western" style card to put the gift certificate in.


I borrowed the horse image from Chris (thanks again Chris!!). Stamped it on vanilla cardstock with chocolate chip ink. Then I stitched around the vanilla with brown thread. I lightly sponged around the edge with chocolate chip ink. Then I added some brown hemp and a few brass brads. Next, I stamped the Riveting sentiment onto vanilla cardstock with versamark and embossed it with copper embossing powder. I attached that to a copper vellum tag and added it to the other end of the card for balance. I added the brown designer paper and stamped the paisly image from Stampin' Up using versamark to get a subtle look on the background.


When I looked at the finished card, the horses looked like they were floating so I used my sponge dauber and put a little bit of chocolate chip under thier hoofs.....ground for them to run on!!!


Thanks for looking,
Donelda

8 comments:

Littlekel90 said...

It looks TERRIFIC, Donelda. I love the paisley bg, and the stitching and vellum tag under the circle sentiment really make it look like a badge. GREAT Western feel.

jlazarski said...

Way to go western! Great job on adjusting the card layout to fit an unusual sized gift certificate. This would be a great sketch for an A2 card as well.

catt871 said...

You're welcome!!! ANYTIME my friend!!! This card turned out FABULOUS!!! She is going to love it!!!!

Mary K said...

Great job on the card! It has a very "earthy" feel to it.

And don't worry about not posting all of the time--it's hard for most people to keep up a blog every day.

Katie Renz said...

Great card! It looks like it fits the bill perfectly.

Liz S. said...

I'm a Loyal Reader! I learned so much from those design tutorials that you did - even bought Jim Krause's book. It's good to hear you are busy with your peeps. Blessings upon you!

Marcia said...

Wow Donelda, I haven't been convinced on this set, but you are giving me reason to change my mind. I love this.

Seleise said...

great card! you're so creative and I hope your friends appreciate the wonderful gifts and cards you give them because they're truly fabulous!