Thursday, February 3, 2011

These Boots Are Made For Walkin'

Began this card yesterday for the Papercraft Star sketch challenge 31 . It has been quite a personal challenge!! I have wanted to work with my Kitchen Sink Cowboy Boots stamp and the process began....and what a process. KS stamps are several stamps that layer over each other with different grades of color....probably easy for those who have done it, for me it was work to get these boots 'just the way I wanted them'. Finally got them 'just right' and began to layer and get my design ready. At this point I am pretty inky and - 'yes' - I got ink on my design :( Not one to give up I turned this, in my mind disaster, into a positive. Reaching for my VersaMark ink pad I stamped over them there boots and then used clear embossing powerder on them, heated them up and cut them out. Not what I had planned, but I think it turned out well......funny how just when you think you have it all figured out your have to change your plans.

Inks used were Color Box Chestnut Roan, stamped off for layer 1 and full strength for layer 2. Memento Rich Cocoa for layer 3 stamped off and full strength for layer 4...and Versa Magic Jumbo Java for layer 5. CS was ran through my CB with a paisley EF and nesties were used for the boots background, which I then daubed over with some Rich Cocoa. Ribbon is from a friend in Rockford, IL and then added a little charm.


  1. I think it turned out fantastic! I've never used a multiple layer stamp. Seems like it would be nerve wracking to get it lined up right every time. This card has such great embellishments. The brads,twine,horseshoe charm and that great barbed wire twill tape--love the combination. Awesome card Sherry!

  2. I'm a Texas girl so your boots are fabulous. Love the design and that horseshoe is a great added touch. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star. :)

  3. The perfect charm for such a fun western card!


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