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Sunday, January 1, 2012


Hey there, it's time for another challenge at Pile It On!  Since we're still in holiday mode, we wanted to make it nice and easy on Anything Goes!

With Christmas behind us and Valentine's Day right around the corner, I decided to make a card to celebrate St. Valentine.  Have you ever admired a stamp set so long that you finally break down and get it?  That was me with this one.  Our Craft Lounge just came out with a fabulous new Valentine release, and they are all so much fun to work with, but I couldn't help but be drawn to this Wanted set.  I really wanted to get it last year, but Valentine's Day came and went and I never got around to picking it up.  Not this year though...woohoo...I couldn't wait to ink it up!  The barbed wire is something new for me too (a link to the tutorial can be found in the "Supplies/Techniques" section).  I've been wanting to try it for a while but didn't have the right stamp set to go with it.  The cowboy boots have been "ghosted" onto the background panel.  Love it!  There is a link below to explain how to do it.  The only thing I did different is use Neenah card stock and heat set craft (pigment) ink instead of VersaMark.  I suppose I could have gotten a similar effect with VersaMark on colored card stock...but that's not nearly as much fun as getting inky!  *snort*

Here's the inside...

Copic coloring:

Cactus:  G24, G21, G20, E55, E53, E50, R81  Post:  E37, E35, E33, E31, C4, C2, C0  Hat:  Y26, Y23, Y21, E04, R83, R81  Arrow:  E37, E35, E31, C2, C0, E04, R83, R81  Ground:  E55, E53, E50  Sky:  B0000  Sign:  E55, E53, E50, Y26, Y23, Y21, G24, G21, G20, E04, R83, R81  Inside image:  G24, G21, G20, E37, E35, E33, E31, E04, R83, R81, C2, C0, B0000

This project includes the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks #70 ~ Something New (stamp set)
Alphabet Challenge Blog ~ X for Xtra Special Occasion (Valentine's Day)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog #44 ~ Anything Goes
Cooking It Up With Katie #86 ~ Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenges #66 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenges ~ Celebrations (Valentine's Day)
Everybody Art Challenge #173 ~ Anything Goes
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog #31 ~ Something Easy
Inky Impressions Challenge #39 ~ Something New (stamp set)
Jelly Park Challenges ~ Old Year/New Year (old paper/new stamp set)
Little Miss Muffett Challenges #25 ~ Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon ~ Something New (stamp set)
Pile It On! ~ Anything Goes
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #166 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp! Challenge Blog ~ Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #3 ~ Shape It Up (squares/rectangles)
Sketch Saturday #188 ~ Sketch
Top Tip Tuesday #66 ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY NEW YEAR!   2010 Countdown 

STAMPS: OCL Wanted (enter the code "checkusout" to receive 20% off your entire purchase at Memories of Time)
PAPER: Neenah Solar White; Bazzill Raven Monochromatic; First Edition Paper Love Letters designer paper
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White craft ink
ACCESSORIES: Copic markers; Spellbinders Grand Calibur; Nestabilities Classic Squares Small; sticky note for masking; Stamp-a-ma-jig; paper snips; Silver Atyou Spica pen; Glossy Accents; stylus; heat tool; sponges; non-stick craft mat; wire from my stash; wire cutter; SU Dimensionals; Bazzill Blackbird rhinestones; adhesive
TECHNIQUE(S): Masking; fussy cutting; barbed wire; sponging; ghosting


Helen said...

Welcome aboard Tammie!
Fabulous card - such a fun image!
Helen x

Jennifer Scull said...

I love that barbed wire! it is perfect here! I'm stopping by as a teamie for PIO, but also from Jellypark Friends since you joined our 'old year/new year' challenge. :) so glad you played along!
Happy New Year!

Bianca said...

What a fab card! Perfekt for men with out any pink but it shows perectly that´s a Valentin´s Card ;o) Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Gale said...

Great card Tam. Love this set. The barb wire is perfect with it!

Heather P said...

Hi Tammie! I cannot tell you how much I love this card- first, my husband is a country boy at heart, and he would LOVE this, lol! Your technique is so beautiful! I am just starting to learn copics, and I strive to do work like this someday! New follower :)
Heather (your PIO DT sister) ;)

Cleota said...

OMGness! This is fabulous!! Love everything about it. Thanks for joining us for our anything goes challenge at Little Miss Muffet.

DT Member

Joey said...

Tammie I absolutely LOVE this card, the bold colours and images are great, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

Dee's Craft Room said...

I love this image, great colouring. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.

I should like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a happy New Year.


Bettina L. said...

Oh what a darling valentine card. Love the way you've interpreted it. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Elaine Stark said...

Happy New year, you are so organised. A fab card. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Elizabeth Hart said...

Tammie - what a fabulous card - all the details and layers and then the inside is such a fun surprise. So glad that you are with this year at the Pile it On team. Elizabeth (DT, PIO).

Annette said...

Love the image, great cactus !! LOL Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday, and Happy New Year. Annette xx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation - thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Happy New Year
Hugs Kate xx

Tracey Brossart said...

Very cool! Amazing coloring! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday and good luck! :D

Hugz and TFS,
xx Tracey/SS-DT xx

Franz♥ said...

Love your cards, so amazing!

Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

Hugs and Happy New Year, Franz.

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Tammie: What a cute Card! love your stamps---beautiful job! Glad that you joined us at Simply Create Too for our "Shape It Up Challenge". Look forward to seeing your entries in our upcomingn challenges.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Tracey said...

Wonderful card & I love the decorated inside too :)
Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends & Good Luck!

Arabella said...

Happy New Year Tammie! This is such a fun and fabulous card! Gorgeous colouring and I love all the details!

Thanks for joining us for the Anything Goes challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps!


Jenn Borjeson said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Challenges! :)

amazonmother said...

Super cute stamps and as always fab coloring and combo!

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

darling Ho said...

What a lovely work! Love ypur colouring and the funny image.
Thanks for sharing it at Fairy Tale Challenge & Simply create Too Challenge. And Happy New Year.
~darling Ho-FTC-DT,SCT-DT

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really sweet card, inside and out
Lindsay xx

scrapkowa maniaczka - Dorota 71 said...

Wszystkiego dobrego w Nowym Roku.
I... piękna karteczka. Bardzo mi się podoba.
Cieszę się, że bierzesz udzial w wyzwaniu. Teraz jesteśmy koleżankami, chociaż jesteśmy daleko. :)
Pozdrawiam cieplutko.
Dorota 71

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