Thursday, August 22, 2019

Dies R Us Inspiration - Howdy

Welcome back Dies R Us friends!
Today I'm sharing a happy western themed card that I've created for one of my cousins who has loved horses for over 60 years.  She's about to go on another Wagon Train adventure and I wanted to wish her a safe trip!

The dies I've used today are:
Impression Obsession - Dies - Western Couple

Serendipity Dies - Howdy

Other product used is Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks

Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Broken ChinaDistress Oxide Ink Pad - Black SootDistress Oxide Ink Pad - Faded Jeans

I wanted to bring full focus to this beautiful silhouette scene so I've added dimension to die cutting twice and placing the two panels together using dimensional tape.

To create my background I've sponged three different colors of oxide ink onto a 4x6 panel of watercolor paper, spritzed with water and moved around before drying with a heat gun.  Then I added a little more color around around the outside edges before sprinkling with water and dabbing with a paper towel.  

I just love creating my own backgrounds and feel it made for a wonderful nighttime backdrop to this fabulous silhouette.  I think she's going to love it!!

Here's a couple photos of my cousin and her 'grandson' on the wagontrain last year.

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  1. Wow! This is terrific!! I love the die cut... Using black really makes it so effective and your BG is perfect!! Have a beautiful day!

  2. Great scene. Lovely background. I would like to go on a round up. Love those pictures. [Bunny]``

  3. Amazing die and your background is delightful! A very personalized card for your cousin!!

  4. She will love it. It is perfect for her being she is one who loves to do the wagon trains and trail rides. I think it is gorgeous!

  5. I saw this on FB earlier and had to stop by and say how FABULOUS this the scene...and your cousin and her grandson look like they came right out of the movies..fabulous photos!!

  6. How cool is that, I bet she will love it, great job on the background and the dimension is terrific too!

  7. Wow! Why do I keep saying that? I love this so much! Awesome die. We just came from cowboy country. The photos of your cousin and her grandson are fantastic!


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