Sunday, April 3, 2016

Giddyup Cowgirl PP289

Happy Sunday, happy Funday friends!  We hosted a 40 person reception in our home last night so yesterday was all about cleaning and preparations.  Today is FUN day and my friend Laurie certainly has a fun theme challenge this week at The Paper Players:
I have very few...well, in fact, just one....stamp set that I could use for this challenge.  It's a retired one that, thankfully, I never got rid of.  As I considered the design of my card, two other challenges fell into place that gave me just the kick I needed.  The Global Design Project 029 has a fun color challenge and with my friend Brian King on the design team I couldn't resist!  Then I saw the fabulous sketch from my sweet friend, Dawn Tidd, at Pals Paper Arts PP294 and everything just clicked!  Here are the two challenges:

...and here's how they inspired me:

I promise you, I really did use Bermuda Bay...I know it looks more like Tempting Turquoise but the light was terrible when I took this picture and it made it a different color but I swear it is Bermuda Bay!  I stamped the Hardwood background stamp onto Crumb Cake cardstock, distressed the edges and placed it onto my Early Espresso base.
The boots were embossed with Early Espresso embossing powder on the Bermuda Bay cardstock and fussy cut.  I love the way the color pops on the Tangelo Twist sunburst circle.  The Linen thread looped behind the boots and the bit of Burlap trim all added to the rustic look I was going for.  
You can see the Bermuda Bay color a bit better here but what I wanted to show you was the dusting of Wink of Stella the boots received.  Because really, who doesn't love stardust cowgirl boots, right?

I hope you've enjoyed my card today....pop over to the challenge blogs that inspired me and say hello to everyone there.  Then, I hope you will join us at The Paper Players before our challenge closes on Friday, April 8th at Noon (PST).
 
The Paper Players Design Team

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14 comments:

Susan Itell said...

You are my kind of stamper...the minute I wee a piece of your work, I SMILE!!! This is a great card and the textures, colors and just sheer fun are amazing! Thanks for playing this week..your talent is always so amazing!

Linda said...

Love, Love your card and the bright orange and blue. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Paula Dobson said...

I find it hard sometimes to just play along with one challenge at a time, but to amalgamate three on one card and do it so well? Fantastic! Thanks for playing at Global Design Project this week.

Dawn Tidd said...

You "booted" it out of the park with this one, Nancy. I love your combination of elements, just so much fun together with the perfect details. Love the embossed boots and the twine plus the big stamped image for the background sets the whole thing off in style! Thanks so much for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts this week and thanks for using my sketch!

Brian King said...

Nance - This is such a great card! You've combined THREE challenges brilliantly and nothing feels forced. Love the way you've layered the boots over the sun from Kinda Eclectic - so fun. Great card. Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project color challenge.

Marisa said...

Fabulous!!

Linda Vich said...

What a wonderful card—love all the bits of texture on this!

stampwithsandy said...

Nance, this card is just chock full of delicious layers and textures! The woodgrain and burlap make the perfect background for your stardust boots!

Beth Beard said...

Live all the layers and those darling boots! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Pals Paper Arts.

Beth Beard said...

Live all the layers and those darling boots! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Pals Paper Arts.

Joanne James said...

I know I say it every time, but I just LOVE this card Nance! Those boots are a real WOW - sparkly and glossy, I so need a pair of those!! Love the orange sunburst behind too - this card is perfect for the western theme and a worthy GDP winner; congrats to you!!

Pamela Mann said...

I love this card Nance! What is the retired stamp set that has those boots?

LeAnne said...

I love all the fun elements you incorporated into this card....especially the embossing and that big sunburst! Congrats on the win, too!

colleen begley said...

I love your card, Nance. The background is perfect and so are those turquoise boots with the embossed stars. Super, super cute.