Cowboy Christmas Card

Cowboy Christmas Card

Rebecca puts a new spin on the Christmas stocking by filling a couple cowboy boots with holiday loot.

Stamps Used

Supplies Used

Additional Supplies

  • Cardstock – Red
  • Cardstock – White
  • Envelope – White
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Big Shot
  • Embossing Folder
  • Embossing Diffuser
  • Prismacolor Premier – Mediterranean Blue
  • Prismacolor Premier – Dark Umber
  • Prismacolor Premier – Kelp Green
  • Prismacolor Premier – Powder Blue
  • Prismacolor Premier – Beige Sienna
  • Prismacolor Premier – Sandbar Brown

Instructions

The first thing that we will do is prepare our paper. We need an A2 base in red cardstock. So, to make the base cut an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock in the middle at the 5-1/2″ mark on the long side. Then take one of those pieces and place on a paper scoring board and score in the middle on the long edge at 4-1/4″. Now, you have a base!

For the other cuts you’ll need:

  • Cardstock – White, 5-1/4″ x 4″

Mount the cowboy boots together on the mountain block, ink in Acorn ink and stamp in the center of the white cardstock. Stamp again on a piece of Masking Magic, cut out and adhere over the boots you stamped on the cardstock.

Fill the boots with a variety of stamps. Here are the stamps and  inks that I used in my boots, but you can use whatever you like.

  • Candy Cane – Glamorous
  • Gingerbread Man – Acorn
  • Gift Box – Monarch and Glamorous
  • Candle – Golden Meadow
  • Candy – Shady Lane and Monarch
  • Holly Bough – Verdant
  • Ribbon – Verdant

Remove the mask, make sure that you don’t spread ink when you remove it.

Mount the “Have a Very Sweet Holiday,” sentiment and ink it in Glamorous ink and stamp it just below the boots.

Color in the boots using the brown pencils listed above.

Stamp the Mini Box Open Top Large in Monarch ink on right and left of the boots. Stamp the Tiny Pull Bow on top of the box in Monarch ink. Stamp the Tiny Box Open Top Small and the Bitty Gift Bow Small in Glamorous ink.

Stamp the Mini Holly Leaves in Shady Lane ink along the top and bottom of the card. Using the StampRight Placement Line, nestle the berries on the stems of the Holly Leaves. Remember, the berries are set back on the stamp so you’ll have to compensate for that.

Apply rich cocoa ink along the perimeter of the card with a make-up brush, brushing from the outside in.

Using the Kelp Green pencil, color a bit above the gifts and lower part of the boots. Create darker areas where the shadows of the boots and gifts would be and make the green around the sentiment and lower hollies lighter. Switch to Mediterranean Blue and color in the area from the green up toward the goodies in the boots. Then, switch again to Powder Blue and fill in any areas in the sky that need it.

Now, we are going to use an embossing diffuser and emboss the panel we just created.

Here are the steps for using an embossing diffuser:

  1. On the Big Shot place your Platform, then Adapter B.
  2. Then place a Cutting Pad.
  3. Put the cardstock in the embossing folder, close and lay on top of the Cutting Pad.
  4. Instead of sandwiching the embossing folder with another Cutting Pad, center the oval of the diffuser over the area you don’t want embossing. In this case it’s our boots. You may find it easier to tape the diffuser to the embossing folder to keep it in place.
  5. Run through the Bog Shot.

So, you’ll see that everything on the card was embossed except the center area where the boots are.

Glue the card onto the card base. To give the card a bit of bling, color in whatever you think with a glitter pen.

Across the bottom front of a white envelope stamp the Mini Holly Leaves in Shady Lane Ink and again in Verdant ink. Stamp the Tiny Three Berries Shaded in Glamorous ink. stamp the Tiny Gift Box and Bitty Gift Bow in Monarch ink. Stamp the Tiny candy Cane in Glamorous ink.

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