Tuesday, March 11, 2014

New Sherrif in Town

Greetings Friends!  Or should I say, Howdy?  Here is another A2 size card using my "Howdy" die from Die-Versions. This time I lined it up on the folded edge of the card and punched through both layers of the card. (both front and back, see inside picture below) Here is how I made this card.

I placed the top edge of the letters of the die right off the edge of the fold, before running the die and card through the Cuttlebug machine. I then cut 1 1/4" off the front flap of the turquoise card.  I then cut a piece of floral scrap book paper 3 5/8"X 5 1/2" to cover the back of the card.  I also stamped "Becky" the cowgirl, one of Julie Nutting's new Doll Stamps from Prima on Neenah white card stock. I then colored her with my Copic markers and fussy cut around her.  The wood block and sentiment stamps are from My Favorite Things "Howdy" clear stamp set. I stamped the phrase first on a manila tag, masked it with a post-it note, and the over stamped the wood block stamp in Sepia brown Archival ink from Ranger. I trimmed around the stamping, and placed foam tape on the back to pop it up.  I also used foam tape to attach Becky to the front of the card.  You can't see it well, but I used several star stamps from the MFT Howdy set to stamp a background on the card flap, before attaching the doll and the sentiment block.

To complete this card, I stamped the sentiment "Yee Haw" on the printed paper inside, and used Dark Bark chalk ink to add a distressed edge to the letters "H*O*W*D*Y" on the outside of the card. Thanks for visiting my blog, and be sure to leave me a comment below. See you all again soon.


  1. Wow Mindy...I love every "root tootin" thing about this....I think I need this stamp, I know I do...lol...how creative with the word, too...very clever...great idea and card my friend!!!!!

  2. Great card! Becky is adorable! She really pops with the background colors you chose. Your background colors also pull everything together. HOWDY sure is fun.

  3. This is so awesome, Mindy!! I love how you used the Howdy die!! It looks amazing my friend!! And Becky looks so beautiful!! My new doll stamps arrived a few weeks ago and I haven't had a chance to ink them up yet...you are making me want to do so now!! Have a great evening :)

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