This masculine design is the fifth card we made in October’s class. When I first saw the “Yee-Haw” stamp set I fell in love. I must confess, I’m not much of a country person, but this set is just too cute. You should check this set out and see how it inspiring it is.
This distressed, masculine design starts with Early Espresso. I went for a narrow torn edge, this was achieved by adhering the Island Indigo rectangle (stamped with Island Indigo ink) to a larger Naturals White rectangle, then tearing close. The edges were sponged to add a distressed feel. The rope frame is Crumb Cake embossed with Early Espresso. I love how the fussy cutting of the rope frame makes it pop against the Naturals White backdrop. The rope was glued to an oversized Naturals White rectangle then torn close, it was also sponged for the distressed feel. The “Rootin’ Tootin’ ” sentiment was stamped in Island Indigo as well. Finally, the hat is also embossed on Crumb Cake with Early Espresso. I did use my Aqua Painter and brushed a light layer of Crumb Cake all over then brushed a heavier color layer. It was fussy cut as well and popped with Dimensionals. I tucked a few loops of Linen Thread under the hat to add a bit more texture.
I hope you enjoy this design and will give this stamp set a peek.
- STAMP: Yee-Haw
- PAPER: Early Espresso, Naturals White, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake
- INK: Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, VersaMark
- MISC.: Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Linen Thread
Happy Tearing and Sponging! Carol