Friday, August 15, 2008

Blogger's Challenge - week 60!

Happy Birthday!!! - That is this week's blogger's challenge! It also is Bridgette's birthday today - Happy Birthday to you!!!!!

This is the card I made for her. She loves horses, has one of her own that she enjoys riding any free chance she gets. It would be a peaceful thing to ride through trails taking in the beauty of nature....if I weren't afraid to ride the horse!! lol!!! So, for me, it wouldn't be so peaceful...but you get the picture! ;)


The main image is stamped with black craft ink and embossed with black embossing powder on glossy card stock. I masked the "moon" and sponged the night sky with baja breeze, not quite navy and night of navy.


Did you notice the concho type medallion in the corner?


It is made by layering a black punch from the snow blossom punch, a 1/2 inch punch out of baja breeze and finally a star brad from the styled silver hodgepodge hardware. I {heart} the new hardware!!!! It is so much more fun to work with than the retired hardware....I {love} the detailed pieces in the new collection!!!! Any way....did you notice the "enamel look" of the star? I did that by putting a tiny bit (I mean tiny...I applied it with a straight pin) of crystal effects into the star. I then took my straight pin and added color from my night of navy reinker to the crystal effects and stirred it around until the color was consistent and spread it out into the star. I set it aside to dry. (I actually did this after it was in the card....so it was a one time shot....I would recommend doing this and standing your brad straight up in a corkboard or stiff foam until it dries)


Here's a closer look at the beautiful details of the hardware.....love it!


Happy stampin' ya'll!

20 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the masked moon with the colors of the background - the medallion was a great touch.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Awesome Regina! Love the bling star within your embellishment. Great job!

thestampspot said...

This card is full of life, love it. What a great use of tools and embellishments to make this card rock!

:) Marcia

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, love the backdrop for the cowboy ;-)

Chrissy D said...

FABULOUS!!! Love your embellishments, the masked bg this card is TERRIFIC!!!! TFS!

MJ said...

Love this! How great it looks with the blue background and the masked moon. Great card -- I may have to case this one.

Tara Kieninger said...

This card really rocks! The coloring is awesome and I love seeing masculine cards because I'm not that great at making them!

Connie said...

LOVE your card...the moon...the concho (great idea with the snow blossom!). Awesome!

Patti Chesky said...

I love how you did the background!!! Lots of embellishments makes the card just right!!!

Nikki Bond said...

This image looks fabulous with that technique! I can't wait to try myself!!! Fantastic card this week! {SMILES}

Beckie said...

This is very striking. I really like it!!

Connie Paxman said...

Beautiful job on the background of your image..The masked moon is perfect..Nice card for a horse-lover.
Connie Paxman

Barbara said...

Clever card....the "concho" is a great touch and the "moon" gives it real punch. Awsome!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a fantastic card Regina! I just love how you did the moon! Beautifully done! :D

Robin Merriman said...

This is wonderful, I love all the little touches. What a beauty!

Lisa Bohler said...

Gorgeous card! Love how the punch looks like a sheriff's badge! Great idea!

Ida P. Krause said...

Wonderful! I love the rich colors and of course the Western image (they are a fav. of mine)Great accent piece.

Sheryl said...

Wow! Great card! Love the moon in the background--just gorgeous!

Lori said...

Fantastic! Love the vibrant colors and all of the details you added.

Barb Hardeman said...

Awesome job Regina! What a super guy card and all the details make it rock!