I think this goofy little cowpoke is cute! He was easy and fun to color, too. I used a white gel pen to put a pattern on his bandanna. I'm always disappointed whenever I buy one of those pens. They never seem to work well for me, and they dry out so fast! I couldn't get a really 'white' look for the design, but I guess it gave somewhat the effect I was trying for.
I didn't have a silver star brad or loopy brad, so I pressed them into a VersaMark pad, dipped them in silver embossing powder, and hit them with my heat gun. Now everything matches!
I love making faux tooled leather. I ran caramel colored CS through a paisley embossing folder, then daubed on rust and caramel ink. I think it makes a nice addition to a masculine card.
The inside says, " Heard your 'giddy-up and go' got up and went! Hope you're feeling better soon!"
Image: Cowboy, unknown source (If anyone knows where it's from, please let me know!), Computer-generated sentiment
Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Paisley embossing folder, SU! Creamy Caramel and Really Rust ink pads, VersaMark pad, Silver embossing powder, Heat gun, Mounting tape, Dauber
Papers: SU! Ruby Red, Basic Gray, and Creamy Caramel CS, Neenah smooth white, GDC DP
Embellishments: Red mini brads, Star brad, Loopy Brad, Screw brads, Natural twine, Silver cowboy charm
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