Let’s Ride

Courage is being scared to death
and saddling up anyway.
    ~ John Wayne

Let's Ride Inspired by the Wild Wild West

Happy Wednesday everyone, and thank you for stopping by. You know I just can't resist these new Western-themed stamps, right? They put me in a Texas Lonestar State of Mind.


Oh, and darlin's, I love those cowboys. They just make my heart race faster than a bee stung stallion.

But, enough of that. Here's the inside of my card.

Courage by John Wayne


Tips & Techniques

The fonts in this set, Inspired by the Wild Wild West, make me happier than a tick on a fat dog – they're so fun to work with. I used a "Rock and Roll" stamping technique to add a little extra ink at the edges and make the words look like they were burned into the wood.

Rolling Technique

  • Ink your stamp they way you normally do. (I like to ink the stamp with the image facing up.)
  • Take your stamp and "roll" just the edges against the ink pad again for a greater concentration of ink on the outer edges of the image.
  • If you want a more dramatic difference on the edges, use a on a second, darker color of ink for this second pass. For this card (The Yellow Rose of Texas) I inked the stamp first with brown ink and then rolled the edges with a black ink.
  • Stamp your image. Because of the extra ink on the edges, your image may take longer to dry. I used a heat gun to heat set the extra ink before running this through the die cut machine with the frame from the You Move Me Die-namics.

Western Rider

I like to stamp on fabric for the beautiful texture it gives. For such a detailed stamp I needed a fabric with a tight weave, so I chose muslin over linen. I applied a heat transfer fabric interfacing to the back of the muslin before I cut it with the Circle STAX Set 1 Die-namic so it wouldn't ravel. A cork sheet cut with Circle STAX Set 2 Die-namics is layered behind the muslin.

If it's Wednesday, that means it's time for another My Favorite Things (MFT) Wednesday Stamp Club sketch challenge, (MFTWSC113). I love how versatile this sketch is this week. You can find all the details for playing along 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.)


Here are all the ingredients I used for this card.

Finished size 5-1/2" by 5-1/2". Other ingredients include October Afternoon Sasparilla 8" x 8" paper pad, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Tim Holtz idea-ology Accoutrements Fanciful Buttons, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found "You & Me" buttons, cotton muslin, cork shelf liner.

Thanks again for swinging by. Ya'll come back!

Let's Ride Inspired by the Wild Wild West

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Sweet Comments

  1. LOVE IT! Put me in a Lone Star State of Mind too!
    Happy Texas Wednesday, Linda!

    Allen, TX
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  2. Cute!!! We’d love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

  3. Kathy Marsh says:

    Love this jeans card. What did you use to adhere the denim to the card? glue? tape? double-faced tape?

    • Kathy – I’m glad you like it. Actually, the jeans aren’t made with fabric. It’s part of the patterned paper pack. Isn’t it cool how real it looks? I have added fabric before, though, using a Xyron sticker maker for good coverage or an iron-on bond. You can use just about any type of adhesive if you apply an iron-on bond to the fabric first. You can find those in the fabric section of your craft store.