Mar 7, 2008

Blogger's Challenge Wk. 37 - These Boots Are Made For Walking


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.

21 comments:

Gerrie Johnnic said...

See Ida, you have hidden talents you didn't know about! This is great!

amycara said...

Way to go, Ida, this is ADORABLE!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Well, you did a fabulous job, for not being a shaped "kind of card person"! Awesome boot there, girl.

MJ said...

You did a fabulous job with this! It is funny because I just printed that, the wine bottle and the dress out today! I love the paisley stamp.

Amber Porter said...

Great card!! Love it - it would make cute cowboy/cowgirl themed birthday invitations!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love all the added details Ida, glad you got out of your comfort zone for this weeks challenge, it turned out great.

Leigh said...

Cute, Ida! I actually used this very same template for one of my Cat's PJs samples...I'll have to see if I can e-mail you the photo so you can see. Great job...glad you got to play along.

Lila H said...

Oh!!! this is super cute - thanks for sharing the search link you used!

Barb Hardeman said...

Well, and I'm right proud of you too! What a two steppin' card you made, a real boot scootin' cute.
(I think your kitty is adorable too...)

Karen said...

omgoodness - how clever!! LOVE it!!

Beckie said...

I think it is great! I never thought of a boot. Great job!!

Claudia said...

WOW - it looks so real! What a wonderful card!

Stefanie said...

How cool is that Ida! I think you are going to start a boot card trend with this! I love how you made it look like branded leather.

Lisa Bohler said...

So glad that you did a shaped card! I love the western theme, too! So cute!

Sheryl said...

Great card--it would make a perfect invite for a "cowboy" party too!

Chia said...

Thank you for the link back to my template. I love what you did with it!
Chia

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Hey HEY!! That's AWESOME!! So much more creative than MINE!! =)

Amanda Sewell said...

Absolutely perfect!!!

Charlotte said...

"These boots were made for walking" ... Cute, cute, cute! Love it!!

Lori said...

Fantastic, Ida! I love the color combination, the stamps you used, and the details you added. You've definitely perfected the western look here.

Kerry said...

Ida this is AWESOME! you did a fantastic job!