Hi There Everyone! It's me, Shari and I've got a rootin' tootin' card for you today using images found in our Cowgirl Strength stamp set and our Wander & Dream stamp set--
I just got myself the Cowgirl Strength set and I'm loving it!! This jaunty cowgirl could be becoming a new favorite AO image of mine!! Let me show you how I put today's card together...
I started with a piece of mixed-media paper that I stenciled using the Starburst stencil with Picket Fence Distress Paint. I want to create a resist for the next colorful steps....
I spritzed the bottom half of the panel with water, then squeezed Terre Verde & Sepia Color Bursts onto the damp surface, then I spritzed a bit more water over the CBs and let them do their thing. When I was happy with their wicking, I heat set.
I did the same to the top half of this panel, except I used Yellow Ochre & Burnt Orange CBs. WOW-I couldn't have hoped for a better background!! Aren't those Color Bursts neat?
I stamped the desert scene from our Wander & Dream set onto tissue paper with Coffee Archival, carefully heat set, then fussy cut. I adhered it to the panel with matte Decou-Page and heat set. I stamped the cowgirl onto the panel with Jet Black Archival, mainly as a place holder and she got stamped separately onto another piece of mixed-media paper and fussy cut for later.
Well, here's my fussy cut cowgirl now! When I adhered her to the panel, I outlined her with a messy smudging of Black Soot DI, then a highlighting with Translucent White Acrylic and my water brush. I also added machine stitching to the panel to add a rustic feel to the scene.
I gave this gal a gold star belt buckle--I painted that part of the cowgirl image with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint and stamped onto mixed-media paper. I heat set and fussy cut, then I placed a little dollop of Diamond Glaze over it and let air dry.
I stamped the quote, also from the Cowgirl Strength set, onto mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival and fussy cut. I coated each word band with matte Decou-page, heat set, then brushed on a coat of DAM Crackle Glaze and let air dry. When they were dry, I rubbed with Walnut Stain DI and mounted to black card stock.
I wanted to include something rusty, so I turned these regular, smooth orange brads into rough, rusty ones. I coated each brad head with matte Decou-page, then I dabbed Texture Sand Paste onto the brad heads with a flat paint brush and carefully heat set. I then dabbed each brad with Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Transparent Yellow & Red Iron Oxides, then a touch of Raw Umber DAM Fluid Acrylics.
I punched holes into each corner, attached the brads then adhered the finished panel onto a kraft card base. Yee-Haw, that there card is done!! All in all, this was a pretty fast card to make. Great Artistic Outpost images and cool products make creating fun, rustic-y creations like this, pretty easy!
Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you enjoy and are inspired by what I bring you here at Artistic Outpost each week, as much as I enjoy creating each piece for you!!
Designer: Shari Trumbull
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