Rhinestone Cowboy Card

Having a lovely few days at the moment, enjoying a surprisingly relaxing half-term break with hubby off too. There’s plenty of time for things to descend into chaos yet though, so I shouldn’t speak too soon. We had a fabulous day of tidying and planting in the garden on Sunday – AND it was SUNNY! I loved it, and was in my element. I’ll be blasting the algae of the patio in no time, another highly satisfying job, when the weather dries up a bit more.

We’ve all been enjoying bits of the Winter Olympics here and there, the boys have loved snow boarding and the luge in particular and we’ve all been amazed by the events in the halfpipe. Absolutely mindbogglingly fantastic and terrifying! I’ve never been one for partaking in sports (you’d never guess…) but love watching it! Not sure what that says abut me but I’m full of admiration for those that have the dedication and determination. The hubby and I are [not so secretly] harbouring high hopes for the little one to do something spectacular in the world of sport, as he seems to be naturally gifted in physical abilities. Our eldest is the inquisitive bookworm, so it’s rocket science or astrophysics for him. No pressure boys!

So onto my rhinestone cowboy card! When I showed our little one my finished card today, he shouted “Yoo Hoo!” in a very enthusiastic [mixed up] cowboy style. It seemed such a shame to correct him to “Yee Haw!”.

Rhinestone Cowboy CardI just fancied making a cowboy card so this is what I came up with. I started with a sketch for inspiration – sketch #59 by Dawny P at Papertake Weekly Challenge. I utilised a mini masterpiece from LOTV and simply decoupaged a few elements – the dog’s feather, and the boy’s neckerchief and band on the cowboy hat (adding the pretend rhinestones!). The paper is from DCWV All About Boys paper stack which is fab. I continued the decoupaging with the cowboy accessories, cutting and mounting onto brown card. The sentiment is Craftwork Cards. Special Son is die cut with Memory Box – Parker alphabetΒ and a little embellishment with Stickles and liquid pearls to add finishing touches. What do you think?

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Lily of the Valley – February Challenge – Name That Tune – Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell

Papertake Weekly Challenge – Lovely Layers

A Creative Romance – Let’s Get Sentimental

Cute Card Thursday – #308 Clever Cutting!

Sister Act Card Challenge #45 – Anything Goes

I would love to hear your thoughts, and have a look at Card Therapy’s Facebook Page too!

Have a good week,

Emma x

6 thoughts on “Rhinestone Cowboy Card

  1. This card is absolutely fantastic, Em. Very impressed!! However, I must correct YOU in your use of cowboy parlance as the phrase is surely, ‘Yee-har’.
    Unless it’s a very posh cowboy, of course, speaking in an RP accent, in which case you are entirely correct with your use of ‘Yee-haw’ πŸ™‚

  2. beautiful card Emma! I love it! love that cowboy paper and all the decoupaged bits! and the Special Son sentiment is so clever!!! by the way, you can also enter this card into Sentimental sundays this week ( Pack a punch – use a punch or die cut) and Scribble and Scrap (anything goes)… join us!!! πŸ™‚
    Mirella DK xx

  3. Hi Emma

    Loving your cowboy card!

    I have that paper stack and must admit I have never considered layering it up in that way. Great decoupaged elements.

    Have a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

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