My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Cowboy Hats

Hi Everyone,

I purchased a few new to me embossing folders a while ago, and these western inspired stamps have finally allowed me to use them.  I colored up the Cowboy Cactus image and matched that up with my cactus embossing folder.  The bandana in the image could easily have a paisley pattern, so I made an extra background panel and embossed that too.  

Since the cactus was festooned with assorted cowboy garb, I decided to interpret it,  that the partyers discarded their stuff any which place on their way home :)  I inked up the end portion of the 
Saddle Up Birthday Greeting and used a speech bubble to add to the whimsical nature of the card.  

And I used the beginning birthday part inside, along with the Yee Haw from the 
Western Word Square, adding a couple of saddles and spurs from the 4 in 1 Cowboy Gear.  

I wanted to highlight some of the great phrases on the Western Word Square, so I selectively inked up a few and layered them up using my circle punches. It needed a cowboy element, so I chose to stamp the hat, and added all of them to an embossed mustache background.  

A punched star border was added to anchor the elements and fill in the space along the bottom of the card. 

Yee Haw!  Thanks for stopping by today!
Smiles and Hugs!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Side By Side

Hi Everyone,

I hope you've been enjoying seeing all of the western/cowboy cards here on the blog, because I've enjoyed stamping and making them.  Even when things haven't gone as planned :)  

I wanted to stamp the Cowgirl Line Dancer and Cowboy Line Dancer close together, so I stamped her first and then made a mask, covering her up and stamping him slightly on top.  Something didn't go right, so I tried again.  I changed up their position slightly and managed to not like the outcome again.  Sigh.  Never mind.  Instead of starting over with a new idea, I decided to used the top part of the couple only and made the following cards.  

I chose an anniversary theme for this couple, stamping and layering up the Love is More Precious Greeting.  I dry embossed the background and added a piece of cardstock stamped using the Woodgrain Background stamp. 

I added a glittered up sunflower that was fussy cut from the
Polka Dot Flower Trio, just as an embellishment.

For this card, I used a circle punch on my couple, and stamped the background using the
 Western Word Square, adding a strip of embossed cardstock and a strip of glitter.  

I inked up the Howdy Pardner from the background stamp and used a speech bubble punch to make a greeting.  After completing these, I was so happy I was able to rescue my couples and make them into worthy cards.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Cowboy Boots

Hi Everyone,

I'm loving these new stamps that DRS Designs has recently released!  All of them are just super fun, and using them, one can make cards that are both masculine and feminine.

I started off making a masculine card, by adding ink to my embossing folder and making a rustic woodgrain like background.  I added a strip of patterned paper made from the Western Word Square and attached it along with a punched border to the bottom of the card.  

Stamping the boot and hats, I changed direction and wanted my card to be more girl like, so I embellished the designs of the images with glitter after coloring the details red.  

Because of that red choice, I went with red for my base and also for the mats on my sentiment and image, which were attached with dimensional foam tape.

Here is a list of all the stamps used on today's card:

Thanks for stopping by!
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