If you've got the latest Special Issue from Paper Crafts Magazine - Holiday Cards and More Volume 8 - then please turn to page 66 as you'll see my first ever project to make it into a Special Issue :-D
Now this one is particularly special for me as it uses what are probably my all time favourite stamp sets - the wonderful Way out West and Back in the Saddle sets from Waltzingmouse - living in the middle of England, there's not much call for cowboys, but for some reason I just LOVE working with these sets so am thrilled to bits that I managed to get a card published with them. Like the first time I made it into the magazine the card is also on kraft - also a love of mine so I guess it must be lucky for me. The challenge for this submission was to make a Christmas card without using any Christmas imges - you were only allowed a single Christmas sentiment.
Here's a closer shot
It was simply a case of masking the top half of the cardstock and stamping the yonder star background in crumb cake ink for a tone on tone background onto which I stamped the row of stars which each got a tiny yellow gemstone centre. I then stamped two of the backgrounds from Way out West onto the area I'd masked off. The far hills in crumb cake and the foreground in chocolate pearl. I added the cowboy on top in the same ink. The yonder star sentiment was embossed in gold with a gemstone star and some glitter in the sky. I edged the whole panel with gold ink and then added a couple of rows of twine and finished with a matching bow.