Please read through to the bottom because the card I made has a funny story attached to it and I had a great time with this Sketch. You’ll get an idea as to where my creative process was going with this card.  I’m tenacious…and decided to take another stroll around the Global Design Project Team’s Challenge and try the #GDP030. I’m sure no one is expecting this style of card for the #GDP030 Challenge. This week it’s a Sketch Challenge from the very creative Teneale Williams.

Teneale Williams Sketch

So here’s the part where I give you a little back story on what was on my mind as I was designing my version of this sketch. It’s a bit out in left field so here goes….I was imagining living in my version of the Wild West (luxurious of course) and looking at those Wanted Dead or Alive posters in an old Jail. Yep, that’s where my thoughts were. I know, you’re probably thinking that those are crazy thoughts for a stamper to get inspiration from for a thank you card BUT…that’s the truth!

Wild West Thanks #GDP030

Wild West Thanks

How did she do that you ask? Well, I cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock, scored it with a Bone Folder and used a sponge dauber with Early Expresso Stampin’ Ink to smudge the edges. (See, it’s suppose to be old like a Wanted Dead of Alive Sign.) Then I cut a piece of Early Expresso Cardstock to 4″ x 5-1/4″ and ran it through the Big Shot  (gun reference 😉 with the rough and tumble Woodgrain Embossing Folder. (Think of this sign being nailed to a tree.)

I cut a piece of the 1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon and I stamped on it. Yes…that’s right–I stamped right on that burlap ribbon using the sentiment Thanks and Black StazOn Ink!  Next, I used White Corrugated Paper  and the  1-1/4″ Circle Punch. I decided it was way too white so I used a little Early Espresso on a Sponge Dauber and darkened it a bit. I used a gold and silver button out of the Basic Metal Buttons box, tied a little of my favorite Linen Thread through both buttons and snipped it off.  I popped the circle and the buttons up with Dimensionals.  If you notice in Teneale Williams Sketch, she has three half circles peeking out…well, no circles were going on my Wild West Thanks so what’s peeking out on mine is a wee bit of Venetian Crochet Trim. Attach to the card with Fast Fuse for a really solid hold. My meaning behind it was if this was really a Wild West Thanks card and I truly loved someone on the Wanted Dead or Alive Poster–I would have tied a little lace from my petticoat on the card and added a dab of my perfume. So that’s what the lace represents! Oh my imagination was in another world!

Peeking lace, metal buttons, linen thread and corrugated paper...awesome!

Peeking lace, metal buttons, linen thread and corrugated paper…awesome!

Continuing on with my theme on the inside–Before attaching the inside cardstock to the card, I darkened the edges with Crumb Cake and a Sponge Dauber. Using Early Expresso I stamped the sentiment You’re The Best. There’s so many great stamps in this set that I had such fun using so few stamps! Anyway, I took the dot line stamp, inked it in Early Expresso and stamped the dots on each side of the sentiment. Attach to the card with Snail or Fast Fuse. Perfect…finished!

Darkened edges...loving it!

Darkened edges…loving it and it looks like it’s sitting on a fence!

So that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Leave me a comment, I would love to hear what you think. Maybe this masculine card is my lucky charm.  Enjoy your day and Happy Trails to Ya!

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Here’s what I used:


Price: $110.00