Saturday, January 17, 2009

Howdy Cowboy

Howdy Strangers! I'm back to posting again after a few weeks of getting into the New Year DH was on vacation over the holidays and although he got a few things done around here, we mostly stayed around the homefires and sipped hot coffee. But it sure seemed I had lots to catch up on around here when he went back to work!...and this long stretch of a cold spell here in the UP has just about put me into hibernation! Maybe I'm getting old but it seems I can't warm up and stay warm like I used to. I've taken to wearing knee-high leather slippers and a knitted red shawl over my shoulders (when I'm not donning a bathrobe I use to help stay warm). Enough about the weather now, I know spring is c-c-c-c-c-oming...just seems alot further away than it did last year about this time. BRRRR!!!

This is a topper-card I did this week for my card camp. Featuring some of retiring sets, I had to have this set included in the class. Using the Top-Note BigShot die, I cut-out, stamped and sponged it to distress it, tied on the rope and set it over a piece of western pattern paper with clipped corners. ***The folded card base is 4 1/4" square, and I always do this style of card laying the base on an A-2 envelope, aligning the bottom edges of the card and envelope's side together. You will see where to attach the topper and still be able to fit it into the envelope, rather than make the card too long.***

That's it for tonight, I've got more cards to post tomorrow!


C-ya later!



Jackie said...

Beautiful card and the colors rock!!! awesome job!!!

sumbine said...

A great boys or mens card...well done!

Michelle said...

That's a great looking card! I love the western look it has! TFS!

Joanne Travis said...

Fabulous design, I love the bit of rope on this.

Anonymous said...

Cute card. I'm really liking just about everything I've seen made with the Top Note die - I'm thinking I need to get a bigshot.

Tammy said...

What a great card.