Happy Friday! I hope your holiday planning is going well. I was in need of a gift card holder for a dear friend and decided to up-cycle a box into a Cowgirl Christmas.
I started with a box that contained staples.
Added a coat of paint:
While that was drying I stamped the cowgirl and colored her using watercolor pencils and waterbrush. I cut her out. I covered the image with versamark ink and covered her with clear embossing powder. I then heated her up. This helps bring out the colors to make them more vibrant.
After the paint was dry I stamped the cowhide across the surface.
The inside of the box was covered with pattern paper. I stamped the sentiment using brown ink. The embellishments are all bits and pieces collected along the way.