April 30, 2010

TGIF!  Today is my last day as Bugaboo's guest designer for the month of April.  It's been super fun, I had  a great time.  Thanks so much for having me!

It's Friday again and that means Freebie Friday over at Bugaboo Stamps.  The image I used on my card is one of today's freebies so be sure to head on over and download this week's freebies.

This card isn't as clean and simple as my cards usually are, but I really like the way it turned out.  I used the bandana technique to create my pattern paper.  To create bandana paper all you really need to do is to stamp your card stock using a coordinating color ink and then just sort of fill it in using a white gel pen.  The white gel pen is what makes the bandana look so realistic. 

There was a challenge using this technique awhile back on splitcoast stampers.  If you would like to check out some challenge cards, they can be found here.

I also used the paper piecing technique on my image, so I needed to print out my image twice on white card stock and then on my second image I stamped it using the SU Just Jeans background stamp.  Then I cut out all of the parts of my image that I wanted to look like 'jeans' and I glued them on top of my first image.  The bandana image was also paper pieced, I inked it up using red ink and then I added a few white dots so that it would match my pattern paper.  I did a bit of water coloring for the face, but the rest of my image was colored using my SU markers.

I decided to use some twine instead of ribbon thinking it would be better themed on my card and then I tied on my sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! 

Stamps: Bugaboo Digi Image- Wee Ones Cowboy, SU Just Jeans, Polka Dots & Paisley, Priceless, Karen Foster Snap Together Stamp Set- for my sentiment
Card Stock: White, Brocade Blue, Real Red, Creamy Caramel
Ink: Creamy Caramel
Supplies: Twine, Scallop Border Punch, White Gel Pen, SU Markers, SU Blush Blossom Wonder Color Crayon, Blender Pen, Button, Glue Dots, Word Window Punch, Hole Punch, Scissors for paper piecing
Technique: Paper Piecing, Bandana, Water Coloring- for the face Pin It


Emkay said...

I love the bandana paper you have created. Such a fun card for a boy!

jimlynn said...

Patty, this is so cute! I just went to the Bugaboo site and printed out my freebie of him while ago. I just love their images and need to get off my duff and purchase some.
You were GREAT as the guest designer! Wonderful job!

Rae Anne said...

Patty, you're leaving us with a great big bang! We wish you nothing but happiness in your future endeavors! You've been such a wonderful Bugaboo Stamps DT member, and this absolutely fabulous card is just one of the many examples of why we'll miss you so. MWAH!

Jodie Mackrell said...

HI PAtty! love the cowboy card, it is fabulous!
I am so glad you joined us for the month of APril!
Your creations are amazing! we sure are going to miss you!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I've enjoyed seeing your projects as Bug A Boo's guest designer! I'll become a follower so I can keep up with you now.

lcamacho said...

WHat a cute image.Im going to go grab it.The bandana technique is so cool.TFS

Karen Howard said...

This is awesome and perfect for summer!!! Love the image and you did a great job paper piecing.

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is adorable! Your colored the image perfectly. Love the DP, cord and wonderful design.

Carrie said...

I love the way this one turned out too. The colors, the twine and that little button. All work perfectly and really make the card special.

Cookie said...

Patty this card is so SWEET! I just love everything about it!! Have a great weekend! And very Happy Mothers Day!