Western and cowboys have always been near and dear to my heart since my dad was a true cowboy, training horses, riding bulls and broncs and was a rodeo clown. So this mid-month release from Our Daily Bread Designs is special to me! Perfect for those guy cards, birthdays, Father’s Day, or just encouragement, this release is a must have!!
Prize Information: Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until May 18, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on May 19th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
My first sample, Ride ‘Em Cowboy, with a sponged sun from Circles die and air brushed background. I also used Squares, Double Stitched Squares, Pierced Rectangles, Double Stitched Stars dies and Vintage Ephemera Collection.
These are the markers used for the sky.
My second sample shows a different way to use the silhouette stamps using Howdy.
I started with a sponged sun with the Circles die (negative piece… the ‘hole’) then started my scene.
For this card you’ll need a stamp positioner (I use a MISTI) and some cotton swabs. I applied the ink one color at a time to the image and stamped. It’s really quite easier than it sounds! The grassy part was inked up normally with several shades of green.
I made a mask for the horse/cowboy and sun so I could air brush the sky. My sun was a little too bright for my liking so I added some white acrylic paint “wispy clouds”.
I added the Saguaro cactus…which didn’t like stamping over the paint (note to self… stamp, mask, then do sky!). The wildflowers were added with a gel pen and fine tip marker. The Pierced Rectangles was used to die cut the scene.
For more mid May inspiration, see the ODBD blog.
Check out the awesome creations from my sister sticks!
Thanks for stopping by!
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