Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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Good morning!  Today’s card is for the monthly Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Hop.  The challenge this month is to be inspired by the outdoors…so I went out to the old West.  I can’t begin to tell you how much fun I had making this card for my dad.  His birthday is coming up at the beginning of September and I’m feeling pretty smug having it made already!  I so wanted to use this fun WANTED stamp from my favourite Back in the Saddle set.  So I took the picture of dad I showed HERE on this POST, resized it to fit inside the stamp frame, turned it into black and white, then printed it onto cardstock.  Then I stamped the poster image over it.  Here’s the card below with a book I’ll be giving dad.  It’s written by a local author about her dad.  She had a book signing a couple of weeks ago so I went to buy it and get it signed.  Dad loves to read stories about BC and horses and know doubt will know many people in the book.

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Thanks for stopping by…can’t wait to see what’s happening in the hop today!

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what’s in it?

stamps: wms back in the saddle, way out west

ink: versafine onyx, su close to cocoa, choc chip, sahara sand, pti tea dye duo

paper: pti rustic cream, su suede, sahara sand, echo park dp

accessories: pti button and twine, star die, burlap

31 comments:

Jean Martin said...

I love this Moe! And great job with adding your dad's picture. I love all the elements you used. Specially that burlap star. :)

TannyP said...

What a fantastic job you did! He's going to LOVE it :) Gorgeous work with that stamp set as usual! That star is incredibly perfect!

Marisa said...

He is going to love this!! Well done on the picture manipulation and the burlap star is fabulous :) Perfect cowboy card!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! I love this. And that burlap star is the bees knees!! lol! Hugs to you girlie.

Lynn said...

How cool is that? Both the picture and the book. I'm sure your dad will absolutely adore it and look at you marking things off your to do list! I love the burlap star...it is my favorite part of the whole card!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What great use of these sets. Fabulous design and amazing elements. Well done there partner! =)

Jeanne J said...

Maureen you really know how to rock these western sets! Your dad will be thrilled with this card - it is the perfect tribute to him - I can see all the love you put into it with every single detail! It's mighty fine mamm!!!

Kara Lynne said...

What a perfect, personal card for your dad! I'm sure he'll love it. Perfect gift too, I know my dad would've appreciated a book like that.

Melisa Hunter said...

Oh my gosh, Maureen! This is so awesome! Your dad will love the personal touch. The photo fits perfectly in the wanted poster. I love it! and all the great little details. Very western!

Julia Aston said...

What a great card and book for your Western loving Dad Maureen! Wonderful layering on your card with the torn edges and burlap star!

Craftilicious said...

what a great card - I love your stamping over the newsprint.

Melissa said...

A super card! Your dad will be thrilled! Such a clever idea!

Heidi said...

I just had to order this set- so wonderful. Your father will love it.

Cathy Weber said...

I have always wondered what to do with this image...now I know! Love your card Maureen and I am off to find me the perfect pic to put into my Wanted frame!

Kelly S. said...

ACK, how awesome is THIS? Well, it's SO AWESOME, Maureen! Your dad will click up his cowboy boots at the sight of it! Brilliant stamping in the background, looks like patterned paper that came that way! The canvas start is gorgeous. This is probably the most spectacular masculine card I have ever seen!!!

Kelly S. said...

Um, canvas STAR, hee!

Angela said...

Wow, it's so cool! You did the great job putting pictures and layout. He will love love this card for sure! Great job:)

Renee said...

This is stunning!!
All the textures...
the burlap...
LOVE!!
But really loving how you used your dad's photo on the WANTED poster...
I'm determined to use my boys pics on that stamp...
it's the whole reason I wanted it! :)
Your dad will love this...
and that book!
I collect them too and visit as many authors signings that come through here that I can!

Antje said...

How wonderful to personalize the card with his own image. I am sure he will be thrilled about this card. Just wonderful!

Luanne said...

This is the best card and gift ever! He will love your sweet thoughtfulness Moe. It's awesome my friend! SAF...3 days away! ;-)

Sarah said...

Love all the details you've used and I always think it's great when a card is personalised!

Asha said...

Your dad's going to love it. What a wonderful thoughtful gift. Very rugged and manly .. oh yeah, he'll definitely love it!

Dana Nelson said...

This is terrific, Maureen!

Joyce said...

What a fabulous card. Love how you put his pic in the Wanted frame.

cbuswell said...

I love that you added a picture of your dad! Really special!

Deborah Frings said...

Oh your dad is going to be thrilled with this card! Love the way you've used his photo and the background stamping is lovely. There are so many lovely elements in your card. Just love it!

Marybeth said...

Love your sweet personal card. I love the idea of putting a real picture on the card … That is what sold me on this set . Great job, I am sure it will be loved.

Kim said...

You are just too clever...what a great mug shot for your birthday card. I am really loving this set and you did an amazing job using it.

Pauline said...

Love this fab fun card Maureen, such a great theme!

Claire Brennan said...

Maureen this is brilliant!!! hope you don't mind if I pin!! LOVE that you used the wanted poster!!! lol and thank you so much for playing along with us at WMS!

Grá O'Neill said...

Beautiful card. Love all the elements & great use of the stamps :)

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