Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Hey Cowboy - Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

 Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's  April Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Fabulous Dogs Featured April 17 Daffodil Greetings Featured April 18 Hey, Cowboy! Featured April 19 Train Talk Featured April 20
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on April 21, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday April 20, 2012.
Lois Vicky Anne Pat G. Karen H. Patty P. Mary Marilynn Pam Debbie Nancy Bonnie Kathy Brenda Toni Tangii Anna S Sue Kelli Janine Mark's Finest Papers


My super cool cowboy is brought to you today via a tutorial and a challenge.  I found a great one by my design team mate, Lois.  She named the tutorial Matted Spellbinders Labels and you can find it here.  I also played along with this week's color challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The challenge called for Whisper White, Sahara Sand and Basic Gray. Mmmmm, neutral colors, my favorite!  I traced around my die for my gray mat around my cowboy image.  I placed a couple of mini brads in the top right hand corner and finished my card off with a little sponged embossing and some wrapped hemp twine on my card base.

I hope you have enjoyed my little stop on the hop.  Off you go to Tangii now!

Details - Stamps: Hey, Cowboy (Mark's Finest Papers); Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray; Ink: Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Soft Sky; Accessories: Stripes ef, mini brads, hemp twine, Nestabilities, post-its, sponge dauber, scor-tape, stampin' dimensionals. 

21 comments:

stamping sue said...

Lovely! can you say that about shadow rider. looks like mountains off in the distance.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

shirl said...

the background mountains look really nice with a muted colour and the twine is the finishing touch

Vicky Gould said...

Love your mountain background; that was very creative of you!

Benzi said...

Wow! Good job with the mountains..I really like that. I've used that tutorial of Lois' many times, too. It is sure a good one. Your card is super!

Pam said...

I love this in the cc colors for the week! Great job with the mountains and I like the twine, too.

Jane said...

I love the mountains and the sand! Great idea and a wonderful card!!!

Pat Garvin said...

Your mountains look wonderful.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Fabulous in these color challenge choices!!

maryr917 said...

love the bg you created for your silhouette image toni-card looks great in the neutrals

NancyK said...

Great use of neutral colors to create a scene!

Priscilla said...

Beautiful card. The mountain scenery in the background is perfect for that cowboy. Love it!

Janine said...

Like your muted colours

Kathy Bradley said...

The hills/mountains you created are really awesome! The earthy colors are wonderful!! Lovely card - can I say that for a masculine card?!

Lindsey said...

What a gorgeous card, Toni! (And nice to see MFP is still alive and well.) Thanks for stopping by my blog today! :)

Designing with Debbie said...

Great CAS card. Love the mountain technique you did in the background.

Sue D said...

Great card--I like the technique you used.
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Jo4Him said...

Great card; love the details. Thanks for sharing

Lagene said...

Love your cowboy card!!!!

Ultimate Whirligig said...

Such a brilliant masculine card. It is so sophisticated.

Theresa said...

Great mountain scene in the background ...perfect for this stamp. Love the design.

Lena said...

this is amazing! Love it!