Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Cowboy Birthday

Today is my dear sweet husband's birthday. I would have loved to do something big for him but I think I will wait for his 40th birthday. So instead, I am having my parents over for some requested bbq'd tri-tip and I am making a mudpie for his cake- yum!

I had a lot of fun making his birthday card- I have been wanting to use this cowboy but never knew what to do with him... so with yesterday's color challenge on SCS I had the perfect stage for this cowboy. I was able to use a lot of items that I haven't used in a long time! My card base is a 5 1/4 square piece of River Rock cardstock with the fold at the top. The cowboy is stamped in Staz-on Jet Black and the Genuine is stamped in River Rock classic ink on whisper white cardstock. They are both from Stampin Up!'s Bronc Buster set. I used the word window punch to punch out "the one and only" and put on with thick mounting tape. I used the star from Urban West rub-ons and a pewter build-a-brad for the star. There seemed to be too much blank space so I used my color spritzer tool and black stampin write marker to fill in the emptiness. I also used the paper piercing template to pierce the bottom right side. The white paper in the back is stamped with the canvas background stamp in river rock and the weathered background in black staz-on. The edges are all distressed with black ink. I tied natural hemp twine around the back piece 3 times and tied in a knot. The inside of the card says "Wanted: Happy Birthday" from Wanted and It's your birthday sets.

It's usually difficult for me to come up with a masculine card but I felt like I succeeded with this one! Have a great day!

1 comment:

Catherine said...

this is adorable, i have this set but for the life of me, have the hard time using it...thanks for the INKspiration =)