Kittie made us some cowboy cards – here’s one to start!
Before we show off today’s super fun example of cowboy cards you can make with our new dies, we wanted to explain where the idea for this new collection came from. It came from you – our customers! We had so many people say they couldn’t find nicely designed dies featuring all things Southwestern and you all REALLY wanted dies that would be able to be mixed with our other dies so you could expand your creative opportunities. We heard you! And, we will admit, we’ve already added some of these to our “better reorder soon!” list because you are loving them! Thank you – we are so happy when we make you happy!
Now let’s get to the card from Kittie! Kittie is our To Die For die mistress (is that too much of a pun?) and since she helped us bring these to life in her KittieKraft by Rubbernecker line, we had to share her creation first. Of course she shares all her details so you can follow along step by step on her blog in this post but we wanted to show off how fun these dies are to use.
First, you would think that Kittie started with pale blue card stock for her background. But no, she really wanted to be able to coordinate all her colors on this card to show off the warmth of the Southwestern setting so she used white card stock and masking to be able to blend the pale blue sky and the hot sun with our Color Fuse Ink.
Kittie used our Deckle Frame die to create that frame in which her scene sits and used a textural embossing folder and some over inking to really reinforce that idea of a container for the scene. This helps the eye to stay focused on the details and still offer a really nice design feature in itself. You will also notice that she’s overlapped the silhouetted cowboy on the bottom edge of the frame which is a clever trick to create movement in a scene. And, Kittie used more dry embossing on her cacti to make them look super textural. It’s details like these that make us love Kittie’s creations even more!
She also layered her mountains and hills using less thick dimensional adhesive while still allows there to be lots of depth and dimension but keeps the layers from being so thick that the frame would be floating way above the scene. Smart!
We love that Kittie used the classic black silhouette of the cowboy on his steed; this bold shape stands out, tells the story and the all black coloring shows off the details of the die cut.
These cowboy cards – and cowGirl cards! – are fun to make and are so iconic. Here are the items Kittie used to make this card today:
For those of you who love to make cowboy cards – and cowgirl cards – these new dies are calling your name. And if you aren’t from the Southwest, think about your friends who are and how much they would fall over if they got a card from you that was custom designed to their lifestyle! Cowboy cards can be for everyone!