Western Accordion Card

I made this for the western challenge at the SweetStamps blog.  I have to admit that I am no cowgirl, but I love the colors and textures of the western style.  Ginham, denim, leather and silver - all those cowboy textures are so fun to mix and match!
I embossed the horse silhouette on silver paper, to make it look like a concho.  The red strip with the sentiment is actually a belly band, holding the card shut - funny thing about gluing layers together, they don't want to bend very much. The gingham paper is very old, from CTMH - I love gingham, but I rarely make something that I think it suits.  I wanted a little bandanna technique to set off all the blue and brown, but I couldn't find a milky gel pen that would work, so I reversed the technique by stamping in white and highlighting in black.  I inserted a white framed panel to write on; you can see the corner of it poking out in the back.

All stamps used are from the SweetStamps store.  I love the SweetStamps collection - they are so well suited to technique stamping!

Juliet Arrighi

2 comments:

Myrna said...

Juliet, you have done a great job on this card. I love the different colors and shapes. Your concho was a brilliant idea.
Myrna

Calypso's Crafts said...

This is absolutely phenomenal!! The first thing that catches my eyes, are the colors, next the folds!! Love how you incorporated the stamps into this beautiful creation!! Absolutely my favorite!! :) Hope you are having a great week and thanks for joining us at SweetStamps. Big HUGS.