Every time our girls leave to go back to Texas, college or now Michigan, I always make a card and hide it in their stuff. I didn't think they really cared about them, but I was told they look forward to them. I guess I will keep on making them. It sure does make a momma feel good that they look for my cards while unpacking. This is the card that I made for Erica when she moved to Michigan yesterday. Boy was that hard!
Erica loves her cowboy boots, jeans and t-shirts, so this set was perfect for her. I decided to go with the blue color, because she really doesn't like the color pink. This card could definitely be used as a masculine card too.
To make this card you will need the following products:
Soft Sky Cardstock #131203
- cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
- cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
Smoky Slate Cardstock #131202
- cut at 3" x 5"
Whisper White Cardstock #100730
- cut at 4" x 5 1/4" this is for the inside of the card
Watercolor Paper #122959
- cut at 3" x 5"
I used the Smoky Slate ink to stamp the woodgrain background onto the the 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Soft Sky paper. I adhered that piece to the card base using the Snail Adhesive and used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the Smoky Slate oval.
I used the colors of Soft Suede, Soft Sky and Dapper Denim to watercolor the boots. I started with the Soft Sky ink all over the boots making the edges a little bit darker than the center. I then added the Dapper Denim in so I could darken the creases and natural shading. The straps and soles were done with the Soft Suede ink. Then I lightly used the Smoky Slate ink to add a shadow underneath the boot and Soft Suede for the dirt lines at the back of the boot. Here is a close up picture of the boots, so you can see the shading better.
This was a fun card and sad card to make all at the same time. On one hand it was a fun card because I love to watercolor, but on the other hand it was a sad card. Erica began the next chapter in her life yesterday by moving far away. I know she will do great and she is around all of my family, but I still miss her. I know this is what we are suppose to do, but, Man, it is hard!
My preorder came yesterday and OH MY GOODNESS! You are going to love the new holiday catalog. I can't wait to get into my goodies, but first I get to have fun at my Christmas Card Class tonight. I love these classes!
Don't forget if you earned your Bonus Days Coupons in July to use them this month, you have until August 31st. I used mine this morning on my preorder, it was so nice to have the them.
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and thank you for stopping in today!
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