Jun 20, 2008

BC Wk 52 - What's More Manly Then....






A COWBOY!!! - When I saw what this weeks challenge was I sort of "groaned" as I'm sure some of the other members did. It seems creating a,
"Manly" card is a difficult task for many stampers.

I wanted my card to be something that was both manly but could also be used for anyone not just a man. - Since I am a HUGE fan of the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) and had recently purchased this bull riding stamp (Sutter Enterprises) I just knew that I had to ink it up for my card.
I stamped the bull and rider with SU Basic Brown and then water colored the image with reinkers and my aqua painter. I've said it before and I'll say it again, "Water coloring" is NOT my strong suit in stamping but I keep at it hoping that someday I'll master the technique. I think this turned out fairly decent. I will say that I tried to watercolor a cowboy hat image from another set to use on this card but after stamping about 10 and trying to keep from getting to much water or to much ink on the image I gave up and settled for something much easier for the corner focal point on this card.
The sentiment was computer generated using the "Rope" font and I matched the ink color to Chocolate Chip.
The details are: Card Stock: Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Sage Shadow, Naturals White and Outlaw Designer Series paper.
Ink: Basic Brown, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Brushed Corduroy (Distress Ink by Ranger)
Stamps: Bull Rider (Sutter Enterprises) Sheriff Star from Starstruck (SU)
Other: Scallop Nestabilities dies - I used 2 rectangles and pieced them together into the square since I don't own the square Nestabilities "yet"!
Circle Punches 1/2", 1" and 1 1/4"
Paper Piercing Tool, Distressing Tool, Brown Brads (Jo Ann Essentials) and foam mounting tape.
So if you are still reading and are interested the "Cowboy" pictured is Professional Bull Rider, Mike Lee http://mikeleebullrider.com/welcome.html who just happens to be my favorite PBR Cowboy.
Be sure now to go check out the other great "manly" creations and be inspired to create one of your own.



21 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Glad you were able to overcome your obstacle of stamping a manly card - this turned out great. Love the colors, the computer generated font, and the piecing of the nesties is a great idea.

Connie Paxman said...

You did a wonderful job on your manly card..I too am challenged in the man area..lol
Love your little bull rider too.
Connie Paxman

Kathie Bailey said...

Yeehaw! Awesome card Ida. I love the colors you used.

Lynn Mercurio said...

It's a fabulous card...perfect for this challenge. I don't think that there is one of us out there that can say, "oh, masculine cards are easy". Love all the elements, like your rope font (which goes wonderfully with your theme). Great job for sure!

Nikki Bond said...

What a gorgeous stamp! I love the extreme manlyness of this image and you did a wonderful job with the LO and colors! {SMILES}

Patti Chesky said...

I think this card came out great!!! I love this image!!

Barb Hardeman said...

What a fabulous job you did combining your two passions: stamping and PBR. Love the way you put the rectangle nesties together to make a square - very clever, This is a great "rise to the challenge" card. You did a great job...

Sheryl said...

Your card is a great "manly" card. I like the extra coloring you did on the focal image. Nice layout too!

Robin Merriman said...

This is gorgeous, Ida! Oh, you want a comment on the CARD.....
:)
I love the colors you used and the layout is super. It's just a great job!

Beckie said...

I think your card turned out awesome !love the colors, layout and especially the little howdy. totally makes it!

Suzanne said...

Good job on this. Love the stamps.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Great card, Ida! That's a really neat image, and the hot cowboy beside the card is a nice addition! ;)

Heather said...

Yes, manly cards are super hard for me!!! I like the cute stuff;) Yours is wonderful!!! I love everything about it .. even the cowboy beside it;)

Lisa Bohler said...

We both had the cowboy idea! Great color combo, too!

Barbara said...

Horses! Yes, they are very popular today! Your card has so many wonderful elements, that it is difficult to believe you had a difficult time with this....great job!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Fabulous card Ida! What a great mix of colors and a terrific design! :D

Chrissy D said...

Howdy Pardner! This is one FABULOUS card!!! Love it and how you came up with your inspiration! TFS!

Jeannette Swain said...

OH, how I love Cowboys! Now they're manly! Great card Ida!

Lori said...

Great job on the challenge! Thanks for sharing what inspired you, too.

Claudia said...

Great card - I love the color combo, layout and all!

Connie said...

Cool card...love your new stamp!

Connie