16 April 2017


Spring pastels for a 'boy' card? Why not? Clint coming by to say "Howdy" and wish a Happy Birthday to an "awesome dude".


Putting It All Together

When looking through my stash for two pattern papers and thinking to go for a colour challenge with coral and spring green, I ran into a paper I've been longing to use, the green mandala paper from the Recollections Bohemian pad and a scrap from the Graphic 45 Off to the Races. The horseshoes gave me a spark of idea and I looked through my stash to see I did actually get Clint from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and hadn't just thought about it *laugh*

And thus, a cowboy themed card started brewing. I was a bit amused to be using Spring "pastels" to make a "boy" card. 

I used Distress Ink and waterbrush to colour up Clint. I gave him a yellow duster and white hat with Spring green vest. 

I decided to use the April sketch from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp as my layout. I dry fit all the elements together with a stamp from the Funny Farm stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. 

I die cut an oval with cross stiching from a coral pink Tim Holtz Core'dinations picking up on the lighter colours in the horseshoes. I made the flags from soft finish cardstock and a mustard yellow from the Core'dinations. For the Core'dinations oval and flag, I used a nail buffer to give them a light distress sanding. I also added a rhinestone star to Clint.

I added the elements to a card base I made from Simon Says Stamp heavy cardstock. I used foam mounting tape to pop up the oval and Clint on top of it. 

Inside, I added a scrap of the horseshoes and a sentiment from CC Designs, My Big Wheels, and added a couple stars from Let Your Light Shine from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. 


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Saturday challenge: Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday: 2 Patterned Papers
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Spring Color Inspiration
Addicted to Stamps and More: Make Your Mark
Crafty Gals Corner: Pastel Colors
Your Next Stamp: coral, yellow, leaf green
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper challenge: Anything Goes


  1. What a fantastic design! I love the perfect papers you used and the coloring on your guy is over the top great! : )

    Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday!


  2. This is a great idea, Rijacki! Guys like pastels too! Wonderful card. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges. Hope to see you again soon. Jana DT/CGCC

  3. Fantastic image and he's sporting his pastel colours marvelously! So glad you shared your creativity in the Addicted to Stamps and More gallery!

  4. Beautiful! I love the layout to Our!

  5. Wonderful layout and coordination of patterned papers. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

  6. great interpretation of sketch. and the spring pastels really work. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx.

  7. Now that is one cool card Rijacki! So happy you played along again with us at YNS.

  8. Fun card. Great papers, love the horseshoe pattern. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  9. Great use of the sketch and I love how you put the patterned papers together!
    Thanks for participating in our challenge at Your Next Stamp!


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