This card for last Tuesday's Teapotter challenge, is for my Uncle Gene. It was inspired by these umbrellas on a Pinterest board. The board was one of two IC486 inspiration sites Audrie gave to us for yesterday's (Sat) challenge. Loved the rich colors and prints which reminded me of my Cosmo Cricket "Wanted" paper. I intended to use more of the orange and brown papers but since I used so many shades of brown ink, I opted for a variety of colors including blues and greens. I used a variety of die cuts to add layers and texture. As well, I used a Tim Holtz distress tool on the edges of many pcs. Inked them w/Ranger distress inks. In addition to writing a personal message on the inside, I stamped a MFT sentiment that reads:
"You are a special blessing in my life" which he certainly is!
I decorated the inside and the ep with other stamps from SU's Wild, Wild West.
I used last Wed's SC533, which was a neat sketch.
THANK YOU to ALL the Teapotters who crafted cards for my Uncle and sent them. I'm sure he has begun receiving them and that I will hear from him soon, maybe even today. I will let you all know what he has to say. :)
THANKS, too, for looking at my card today!
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015 GMT Views: 1456
Registered: April 6, 2006 Location: Las Vegas, baby! Posts: 13485
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 @ 5:23 AM
I love the rich colors and all of the distressing on this great card - so well executed and perfect for the occasion! I love all things cowboy, as well, as my mother's family were rodeo/ranch people - I even have one of my grandmother's spurs... Anyway - fabulous card, and thanks for sharing!
------------------------------ ~ Sue
Happy for no reason...
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 103374
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 @ 1:23 PM
Gabby, you always make such great masculine cards, and this one is, for sure! Super paper, love the fence and its added trim of stars, and the frame around the WWW cowboy is really wonderful, it looks so rich and textured.
Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bucks County, PA, Just north of Philadelphia Posts: 17654
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 @ 6:17 PM
Gabby, this card for your Uncle Gene is really going to lift his spirits - what a wonderful job you have done with all the distressing, and your cowboy image, with its leafy frame, the fence with the cracked paint, and the star - since it sure sounds like you are the star in his life. What a wonderful man, and I am happy to encourage him with a card!!
------------------------------ SUE aka GREENIE - Twisted Sistah Handmade cards because..No one displays an email on their mantle, or saves a FB post in a box of treasures! Nothing is impossible with God!
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 47587
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 @ 2:43 AM
WooHoo or should I say Yipee Yahoo...this is terrific my friend. How exciting knowing that your uncle and aunts letterbox is about to be filled chock-a-block with Teapotter love. The entire gallery looks awesome, your card is the icing on the cake sweet Gabby.
Don't take your organs to heaven - heaven knows we need them here.