Thursday, August 6, 2009

Personal Favorite


I did this card just for the pure fun of it! This "American Cowthic" stamp is my personal favorite at the moment and I couldn't help but use it again. You can find it here or here, depending on which side of the pond you live! For a more complete list of stores to order from, go to the HH blog and check the sidebar.
I water colored the image with Twinkling H20's.
The background paisley design was done using Spellbinders Impressabilities. I saturated it with White Craft Ink by SU! and then laid it onto the textured brown cs. Then I took my brayer and brayered overtop of it firmly. I like the effect; it doesn't give a perfect impression, like rubber would, so it looks kind of distressed. And the texture of the paper made it appear like cloth. I think it is cool!
To get the shape of the main image panel, I just drew a curved line at the top and bottom of the image and used scissors to cut along the line I drew. Nothing fancy, nor perfect, but that's what I like; imperfections!
I distressed all the edges with brown dye ink as well as a metal ruler.
I used a hot glue gun to adhere the sides of the scrolls that contain the raffia. Glue dots just wouldn't have been strong enough to hold them.
I made the button with Sculpey.
Here is a close-up if you like:



Thanks for looking today, and God bless you!

34 comments:

  1. ADORABLE, all the extra touches make this card lots of fun! hug...

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  2. oh I love this Chrissy! I'm a big fan of puns, and cow puns are such fun to play around with. I did a whole slew of them using the divine bovines from Squigglefly.com a while back. Great, fun card!

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  3. Awww this is so adorable!! You did such a fabulous job!!

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  4. OhMyWow! I love this card! Looks like a polaroid ;)
    Great coloring and background!
    TFS :*)

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  5. This is sooo cute. It's my personal favorite stamp too. I can't wait for Tina to answer my email with the order details. I'm so anxious to have this cute couple in my house :))

    Your card as usual STUNNING!!! and your coloring is out of this world.
    Beautiful details and gorgeous background.
    Hugs,
    LIM :)

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  6. Awesome card, Crissy.
    The image is sooo adorable. I love the background and of course your amazing colouring. The scroll looks fabulous, love how you added the raffia. Your Sculpey button looks great too.

    Hugs
    Karen x

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  7. This is so cute, I love this image and your coloring of it is fabulous.

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  8. I love this stamp too!! I have a soft spot for cows--not sure why, but I do and I laughed out loud when I saw this stamp for the first time--pure genius :) Love the background too--looks very cool! Your colouring is fab too as usual!!
    Hugs
    Sarah

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  9. Waouw your card is sooooo beautiful!!!Good job Crissy!
    Love,Celia.

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  10. Awww wow fab card, stunning colouring. i have just bought this as when i saw it i just fell in love with it and had to have it :)
    Mel x

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  11. A totally gorgeous card Crissy so sweet and beautifully coloured, hugs rachxx

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  12. Fabulous! I love this image, it's so fun.

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  13. Gorgeous card, love the image, you have coloured it beautifully.
    Erin x

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  14. My god, this is the most awsome card !!! Gorgeous ...

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  15. Chrissy.. what a CUTE card! I am in constant awe of your Copics skills!

    Michelle

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  16. What a gorgeous card Crissy,i love the image and colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  17. Crissy this is fabulous, and your colouring is perfect, all of the elements always go together so well on your work, a masterpiece huggies June xx

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  18. Oh this is fabulous Crissy and I just love their faces, gorgeous colouring as always and just love the highlights. Thanks for the link up :-) Hugs, Nikki x

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  19. This is fantastic Crissy! Such a fun image and you have coloured it beautifully. I hope you are enjoying your weekend! xx

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  20. hey! Love it! Perfect colours,and such a fun image :D

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    i like youre blog so have a precent come too my blog

    heidy

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  22. such great coloring. I think this would make a really cute anniversary card. love your work. tfs.

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  23. Love the scroll and hay! This is adorable!

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  24. Awww this is adoreable love it!!
    hugs
    Tracy
    xxx

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  25. Good evening Crissy, wow what a wonderful card hunny. I am sorry ive not been by before now we were away last week and im still playing catch up. I love this image and those fab papers. Your work is always so inspiring. Still not received the blog candy yet but will let you know as soon as it arrives hunny, have a good evening hugs Linda.

    PS. sorry to hear about you leaving high hopes. Good luck for whatever you decide to do in the futre, i shall be watching you"!

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  26. I love your card! Gorgeous background and amazing coloring!! And the stamp is so cute!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :)

    Hugs,
    Gunhild

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  27. This has got so much character from the image to the catchy sentiment.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  28. So inventive how you twirled up the sides... and pretty colors on the cows, wow! Fabulous job! I saw your announcement about High Hopes, I wish you all the best in whatever you decide to do. AND thanks for all your kind and sweet comments on my blog, you made my day...your a blessing to all who meet and know you. ~Hugs

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