While I was away at the beach my new SU order arrived, which meant my Bootiful Occasions stamp set was waiting for me when I returned home. Since discovering the bandana technique earlier this month, I’ve been eager to get my hands on the Bootiful Occasions cowboy boot and see how I could use the boot with the technique. This week’s Retrosketch Challenge provided me with the layout and from there the card just flowed together — I love when everything falls smoothly into place! The Hardwood background stamp inked with Soft Suede and stamped onto Crumb Cake offered a rustic background to showcase the images. Once again I used Daydream Medallions and Madison Avenue for the bandana effect and then just doodled with a white gel pen around the black images. The boot was colored with the Skin Tone Blendabilities and highlighted with Soft Suede. A few loops of linen thread added a cowboy-ish finishing touch! This was honestly a very quick and easy card!
STAMPIN UP STAMP(S): Bootiful Occasions, Hardwood, Daydream Medallions, Madison Avenue
STAMPIN UP INK: Early Espresso, Memento Black, Skin Tone Blendabilities, Soft Suede
STAMPIN UP CARDSTOCK/DSP: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Real Red, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: Linen thread, white gel pen, mini pearls, dimensional
Do you ever “wander around on line” as if you were wandering through a store? I sure do! I find so much inspiration browsing through Google images, Pinterest and You Tube. In the midst of my “wandering” last week, I stumbled upon the bandana technique. This was totally new to me and really excited me, as I had just placed my fall order which included the Bootiful Occasions stamp set. My wheels started turning on how I could use the bandana technique with the cowboy boot. While waiting for my order, I thought I’d use this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge as a layout for my first attempt with this technique. Knowing I didn’t have any paisley stamps, I perused my various stamp sets to see what I had that would work to create a bandana effect. I selected Daydream Medallions along with Madison Avenue and was quite pleased with how well these two sets worked together. Having been an avid doodler for longer than I can recall, this technique was right up my alley — so much fun just doodling, doodling, doodling with my white gel pen. Now, I can’t wait until my Bootiful Boots arrive!
STAMPIN UP STAMP(S): Another Thank You, Daydream Medallions and Madison Avenue
STAMPIN UP INK: Memento Black, Stampin Up Basic Black Marker, White gel pen
STAMPIN UP CARDSTOCK/DSP: Read Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: Black candy dot, dimensionals, linen thread, floral framelets, Fancy Fan EF