Yee Haw! I did it. I was really stumped about this weeks challenge since creating a shaped card (other then a rectangle) is really OUT OF THE BOX for me. I wanted something fun and creative but really couldn't think of a thing to do. Thank goodness for Google Search because I found this template here: http://www.houseofstirfry.com/chia/templates/bootcard.html
I love Western Themed cards so this was something I thought I could handle. The tricky part was adjusting the pattern to my computers settings. I ended up printing out the pattern and then sizing mine at 5x7"
All Supplies SU unless noted otherwise.
For this card I used: Close To Cocoa and Ruby Red Card Stock and Chocolate Chip & Ruby Red Ink
After I cut out my card I stamped the Sanded BG stamp with Chocolate Chip ink and the used a sponge dauber to sponge some CC around the edges. Then I stamped a piece of CTC with CC ink using the Striped pattern block from the now retired set: Background Sampler. I cut out a portion to make the boot heel and glued it on.
Then I stamped the Paisley BG with Ruby Red Ink on RR card stock and distressed the edges with the RR ink and the Cutter Kit. I had to fit this piece to my boot pattern. Then I stamped the HOWDY (Cat's Pajamas Western Set: It's A Western Thing) with Chocolate Chip ink.
I again stamped the Paisley BG this time on Close To Cocoa card stock with Chocolate Chip ink and used the Key Tag Punch to punch out the boot strap. I pierced around it and the top of the boot and added faux stitching with a CC marker. The silver accent piece came off of a pair of old western star earrings that I never wear. I used glue dots to adhere it to the strap piece and then mounted that with foam mounting tape.
That's it. I feel so much better that I actually accomplished something that really was a "Challenge" to me. That's one of the reasons I love this group because it makes me get out of my normal stamping mode and try something different.
Be sure to check out all the other fabulous and fun cards made by the other members of the group. You'll find them by clicking on the Bloggers Challenge Banner on my side bar.