Monday, February 04, 2013

Inspired by the Wild, Wild West–February new Product Tour

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Hi, all, and welcome to February’s New Product Tour! I’m showing you Inspired by the Wild Wild West and I have several cards using it and lots of photos, so just sit back and enjoy :)

For my first card, I used the horseshoe image from the set. I stamped the image twice, colored them both with Copic markers and fussy cut one out. I cut the other one out with my Die-namics Designer Labels 3 STAX, popped it up on my card base, and popped the fussy cut one up on that. Next, I die cut a sign with my Die-namics LJD Howdy Frames. I first stamped it with the woodgrain image from LJD Western Backgrounds with Kraft ink and then with the sentiment from Inspired by the Wild Wild West in Black Licorice ink. Then I hung it from the corner of my STAX element with some hemp cord. I added a Die-namics Leaf-Filled Flourish and a Die-namics Sunflower along with more hemp cord. You can also see a Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX die cut peeking out from under it all :)

Here’s a shot of the popped up horseshoe:

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And one of the sign:

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Here’s the inside, with another sentiment from the set and the horseshoe again, stamped off a couple of times.

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My second card was totally inspired by a sentiment in another new set and this month’s Triple Scoop: Western Sentiments. I was bemoaning the fact that there was no cactus image in the set when EUREKA!!! I had a light bulb moment, coming up with the idea of how to make one with Die-namics dies instead!

First, I cut out the narrow portion of my Die-namics Chat Bubbles for the main trunk from Sour Apple Card Stock. Using more Sour Apple, I cut out one of the arrows from Die-namics Lead the Way and trimmed off the arrow part. I used this because it had the right curve I needed for the side “limbs”. Then I embossed the pieces with small dots and sponged the edges with ink. Lastly, I adhered the pieces together and added them to the card.

And, see the red hills in the background? Totally my DH’s idea, LOL! He saw a scrap in my trash can that was the negative of my Die-namics Solid Skyline and immediately he thought of Monument Valley (Google it if you don’t know what it is :)) As soon as he said it I agreed and knew I’d use it on a card one day. So, I cut it from Tangy Orange card stock, did some embossing and sponging and used it for my background. I LOVE how this turned out!

Here’s a close up of the cactus and *my* Monument Valley :)

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You also see the new
Die-namics Barbed Wire Fence with which I’m in LOVE!!! I cut the posts from Kraft card stock and the wire from Steel Gray card stock, then popped the posts up for some dimension. Too cute, this is! The grass, of course, was made with my Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass. Here’s a close up of the whole fence:

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This sentiment is from Inspired by the Wild Wild West and was stamped on Whip Cream card stock cut with a die from Die-namics LLD Accent It – Labels and Tabs with a Die-namics Star STAX accent.

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And here’s the inside, with the sentiment that inspired this card:

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For this card, I went a little girlie ;-) I stamped the boots image and colored it with Copic markers then did some distressing and layering. I used my Die-namics simply Scallops Medium, some stitching, and a Steel Gray button as an accent.

Here’s a close up of the image:

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And one of the sentiment on the inside, also from Western Sentiments:

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For my last card I went a little subtle with my coloring. I stamped the image on Kraft card stock and cut it out with the new Die-namics Hexagon STAX and only colored the background of the image, which really brought the horse and rider into the foreground, I think. Here’s a close up of that.

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The sentiment was stamped on a Die-namics Mini Tab Foursome and caught up in the stitching.

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Here’s the inside with a sentiment from Inspired by the Wild Wild West.
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Here are the products being released tonight that I used on this card:

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And that’s it! Don’t forget to check out all the designers tonight and be sure to leave a comment on each one—one of us is holding blog candy to the tune of a $50 gift voucher to the MFT Boutique!

Now go shop! :)

 

 

 

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~Supplies~

Lucky Card:
Stamps: Inspired by the Wild Wild West (MFT)
Paper: Kraft card stock, Whip Cream card stock (MFT); More Mustard, Soft Suede, Marina Mist (SU!); Market Square (Farm House Paper Company)
Ink: Black Licorice ink, Kraft ink (MFT); Antique Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Die-namics LJD Howdy Frames, Die-namics Designer Labels 3 STAX, Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX, Die-namics Leaf-Filled Flourish, Die-namics Sunflower, hemp cord (MFT); foam dots, sewing machine, Copic markers, Dew drops

Saddle Up Card:
Stamps: Inspired by the Wild Wild West, Western Sentiments (MFT)
Paper: Kraft card stock, Sour Apple card stock, Tangy Orange card stock, Nightshift Blue card stock, Whip Cream card stock, Steel Gray card stock (MFT); Campfire (October Afternoon)
Ink: Kraft ink (MFT); Antique Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Die-namics Barbed Wire Fence, Die-namics Chat Bubbles, Die-namics Lead the Way, Die-namics Solid Skyline, Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass, Die-namics LLD Accent It – Labels and Tabs, Die-namics Star STAX (MFT); foam dots

Boots Card:
Stamps: Inspired by the Wild Wild West, Western Sentiments (MFT)
Paper: Whip Cream card stock, Steel Gray card stock (MFT); Beautiful Moments (Carta Bella)
Ink: Memento Gray Flannel; Antique Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Die-namics Simply Scallops Medium, Steel Gray button (MFT); baker’s twine, sewing machine, Dew drops, Copic markers

Cowboy Card:
Stamps: Inspired by the Wild Wild West (MFT)
Paper: Kraft card stock, Hot Fudge card stock, Whip Cream card stock (MFT); Wanted (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Antique Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond’ Die-namics Hexagon STAX, Die-namics Flat-Bottom Clouds, Die-namics Mini Tabs Foursome, Tangy Orange button, hemp cord (MFT); sewing machine, Copic markers, foam dots

 

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65 comments:

  1. Whoa, what beautiful cards and the third one with background coloring is awesome, love ur cactus, it looks so real, amazing work

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  2. Love your cactus card! Just fantastic "thinking out of the box!!!"

    Tricia

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  3. WOW!!! Each card is just FANTASTIC!!!

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  4. OMG, WOW, holy Toledo these are incredible! And way to go John, on the contribution to the second card! Give that man his own cave to create in!!!

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  5. I love all of them, but I think the feeling lucky is my favorite. I hope I am lucky tonight and win the $50 gift voucher.

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  6. Wohoo lots of fabulous inspiration with the fun western goodies :)

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  7. Beautiful cards. Love the new western theme stamps & dies. They will all be on their way to me soon.

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  8. I concur that John was genius in thinking up your mountains. Great inspiration Barb!

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  9. Wonderful set of cards with the stamp set Barbara!

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  10. Wow!! What an amazing set of cards! Love how you created the background on the one card!

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  11. WOW! Gorgeous cards! Aren't you a clever girl -- look at that cactus! :)

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  12. awesome!!!! You amaze me!!!!

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  13. You always inspire me - I love that cactus! And yes, I did shop!

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  14. WOW WOW WOW!! You have totally outdone yourself!!! I am inspired so very much by all of these cards- the wild west def suits you!!

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  15. Western has never gotten my attention until now. These are wonderful.

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  16. These are fabulous, I love them all. Great designs.

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  17. All your cards are so cute! Love the boots with the feminine touch!

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  18. All three of these cards are just awesome!! You've inspired me to purchase the western stamps and dies from MFT. Just awesome!!

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  19. Coming from Phoenix, these sure are things I can use. LOVE the monument valley scene! Wow!
    Sherri

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  20. WOW loving all your western themed cards! Fantastic job, great coloring and pattern paper. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. I love all of the inspiration on your cards. Designing the Cactus, and kuddos to your hubby! Great cards!

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  22. I lived in Texas for 11 years and this set would be perfect to make cards for all my Texas friends, especially love the boots!

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  23. Yeehah, Your gorgeous cards are so inspiring I want to get back in the saddle and get to cardmaking!

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  24. I love all your cards! The mountain range behind the cactus is ingenious! I'd like to ask: What you used to emboss your mountains with?
    Thank you for all your inspiration today! You sold me another set that I didn't know I needed! :)

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  25. Wow and more Wow! Barbara, you are just amazing. I love how you think. Your cactus/sky line card made me immediately think of Austin. Only my favorite place in the world.

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  26. Hi Barb, great cards. I totally love the story about the cactus and the monument valley card! How cool that you got that idea from your dh. I wanna try to make such a cactus too. It looks so good! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful cards in the past few days, such great inspiration and fun.

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  27. Wow these cards are amazing! Love your cactus!

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  28. Beautiful cards...love the cowboy stuff!!!

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  29. Wow! Love the Western theme, especially the last card!

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  30. holy cow!you rocked this sketch!!!! gorgeous coloring and details. I want those boots! and your cactus....clever, clever!!!!!

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  31. Gorgeous cards! I really love the way you used the dies to make the cactus and mountains on the second card. So creative!

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  32. Oh, wow! These are amazing! I am such a country girl, and LOVE these western card sso much - they really strike a chord with me! Great use of all those dies, and fantastic layering! Wow, again!
    Cheryl First
    aka Cafexpressions

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  33. These cards are amazing. I love how you did the cactus and monument valley. Very clever use of dies. I love serif dies pull double or even triple duty!

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  34. Great cards. Especially love the horse one. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. WOW Barbara, in awe, super clever and very creative..thanks for sharing!

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  36. Love all your beautiful cards. Great use of dies. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  37. western stamps are my favorite and your cards rock! I just pinned them all to my cards I love board. So stinkin cute!!

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  38. Love that leaf die and flower on the first card. Fabulous work on the others as well. You rocked the Western theme :)

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  39. WOW! All of these are Just FAN-TAB-U-LOUS! Love the western theme on all of these. Smooches...

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  40. I love the sentiments here! and the hexagon dies are a must have too!

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  41. Love how you created the cactus and your boots are simply gorgeous...I want a pair!

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  42. Wow! Love the western flair! Not necessarily my style, but with your creations I may have to change my mind!

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  43. Gorgeous cards, Barbara! I can't wait to get my goodies in the mail :) This was such an awesome release!!

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  44. wonderful card love how you showed off the western themed stamps.

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  45. Wonderful cards! I think I like the one with the boots the best, but wow, what a lot of detail is in each of these!

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  46. Thanks you for another wonderful month of design work.
    Just gorgeous... See you next month.

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  47. The cards are all wonderful - I love your creative cactcus

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  48. All your cards are wonderful but I love the catus card the most! so clever!

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  49. Great cards!!!! That cactus is adorable!!!

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  50. wow awesome projects!!! So much to love, and to be inspired by! Thank you!

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  51. I am blown away by your cards!! They are so fantastic!! I especially love the last card! You did a wonderful job!

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  52. Oh, what FUN cards !! I love all these new sets !

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  53. What a showcase of beautiful cards - the detail is amazing! :)

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  54. Great cards! Love how you created your own cactus and background - that's true creativity!

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  55. wooHoo- you went over the top! these are all awesome!! thanks for so much amazing inspo!!

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  56. These are beautiful! Very talented and creative...love all of them!

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  57. Outstanding artwork! I think you had some creative fun and we got some inspiration!!

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  58. This release is amazing. I love your style!

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  59. Barb, I especially like the EUREKA moment of creating a cactus and it's perfect!!

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  60. Your work always stands out--great cards!

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  61. gorgeous designs, love them all.

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