Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Cabana Boots

(Not to be confused with a Cabana Boy.)  It's sketch week over at Hand Stamped Sentiments and after the color curve ball I threw at you a couple of weeks ago, I've gone for a simple sketch:

I have to admit I had some trouble, took some random paths, but ended up liking my card.  Take a look:

I pulled this stamp set, because I think I've used it twice and thought it needed some inking.  I love this boot image, and on my desk was the new Coastal Cabana color and I knew the two were a match made in heaven. 

I paired the color with the new Baked Brown Sugar.  These new In Colors are by far my most favorite as a group, there's not one that will be neglected! 

I stamped and punched it but thought it was too naked.  I covered up my image and mixed up Sugar and alcohol in a Spritzer bottle.  Instead of spraying I pulled out the spray end and flicked it a few times.  (Highly technical...not!) I also added some sponging and some Dazzling Details (which kind of made my ink bleed, not sure why).  I stamped the sentiment on a banner and did the same detailing.

This is where I got lost!  I pulled out the Woodgrain emboss folder and ran some Sugar ink on it.  I carefully added my paper, but somehow my ink is on the indented part...  (again, I'm not sure of the "technical" wordage.)  ...but I like it, just not that much of it.  So I cut it down and made a 4.25" square card.  I added some burlap and a wood button with twine and I think it's not too shabby at all!

I'd love for you to play along with my sketch!  Remember it's just a start point!  Turn it, swap out a shape, make it yours and link it up with us!


  1. HOLY CRAP THIS IS CUTE! I love these colors, your images, the techniques, I think my heads going to explode! LOVE THIS!!

  2. This is awesome!!! I love all the techniques you used and the colors are amazing!

  3. That is one cool card! I LOVE the colors, they are so striking together, and don't you love it when an experiment goes right?! Seriously an adorable and rugged cowgirl card :) Erika