She's the sweetest little rose bud that Texas ever knew
Her eyes are bright as diamonds they sparkle like the dew
You may talk about your Clementine and sing of Rosa Lee
But the yellow rose of Texas is the only girl for me
~ 1955 Mitch Miller Rendition
You knew I couldn't resist, right? In Texas, if My Favorite Things gives you a new big a** rose (the Large Hybrid Heirloom Rose Die-namic) and four new Western themed stamps, you start singing The Yellow Rose of Texas!
My Yellow Rose of Texas will always be my beautiful and talented daughter. While the rest of us got to Texas as fast as we could (almost 30 years ago), my girl was the only one of us who was born here.
And it's her birthday.
It's also time for another My Favorite Things (MFT) Wednesday Stamp Club sketch. You can find the sketch on the MFT blog where you can also see what the Design Team has done with it. (Lots of sketchy hombres over there, ya'll.) You can find the sketch again and play along with us at the MFT forum on Splitcoast Stampers.
Tips & Techniques
With a fast-drying permanent ink, like Memento, you can stamp on cotton twill. I used the sentiment from the new à la modes Cowboy at Heart. Can you see how there's just a little black on the edge of the brown ink?
I did that again on the inside. Ink up your stamp Western Sentiments stamp first with brown ink, then rub just the edges of your stamp with Black Licorice ink before you stamp with it. It gives your image a wonderful ombré look. I love how it makes the image look like it was branded onto wood.
The Mix and Match Banners Die-namic combined with a slot punch makes a great little belt buckle – almost mandatory in a Western themed card, right?
I used yummy Banana Split Felt for my rose. I love the look of felt. Gluing down felt can be tricky, but a glue gun works great. It has just a little give but it still dries quickly.
I used the Natural cardstock. It's a lot like Kraft but just a bit softer. It coordinates really nicely with this twill.
Here are the rest of the ingredients.
Finished size is 5-1/2" by 4-1/4". Other ingredients include rope twine, Cosmo Cricket Wanted pattern paper, and 1/2" Cotton Twill.
That's all for me except to say how very, very proud I am of my Texas born and bred girl. Happy birthday sweet darlin'.
Now . . . ya'll go get sketchy.