Western Swap CardMidwest Stampers group. The theme is Western and I chose this gruff looking cowboy. I stamped him on white card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with Sharpie markers, then fussy cut him out.
Faber Castell Gelatos. After coloring, I took the paint brush that came in the set and wet them just enough to spread the color without watering them down too much.
Helmar Craft Glue. I cut the trim even with the edge of the card stock and used a toothpick to place a thin line of USArt Quest PPA along the edge to keep them from fraying. I chose the PPA over the Craft Glue because it dries matte and flexible and virtually disappears on this fabric.
Helmar Gemstone Glue. I like these brads because they are dimensional but still flat enough that the card can be mailed without adding additional postage. Even though I love the look of cards that have large embellishments or thick paper flowers, it just isn't practical for a card swap. These are cards that other people may be mailing out. I like to keep my swap cards to the 1-stamp rule.
Stamps used on this card are:
Cowboy - Biblical Impressions
Western Roadway - Third Coast Rubber Stamps
Cactus - Beeswax
Skull - Viva Las Vegastamps
Horse Silhouette - unknown
Buzzards - Stampscapes
Saying - DRS Designs
Thanks for stopping by! Drop me a note to say hello or follow my blog using one of the links here on the page. Hope you'll stop by again soon!!