Who Needs Comfort?

I totally know my strengths as a card maker — I am definitely stronger with girl cards than boy cards, for one. I also know I’m not real good with the whole cowboy thing either. So to say this was a bit of a challenge for me, would be a very true statement.

All I see when I look at this is the white space screaming out around the little guy. I was going to sponge it a bit before removing the nestie, but totally forgot. Anyway, this week’s challenge over at Just Us Girls is Wild Wild West, so I pulled out this Wee One Cowboy in training. I followed the sketch from The Sweet Stop this week and pulled out some fun brown designer papers to make it work. To get me a bit more in my comfort zone, I pulled out my cornice punch again to create an acceptably boyish border for the card. The ribbon is a faux suede type ribbon from Michaels that I knotted along the way, inspired by Frances’ rope treatment on this card. Definitely not in my comfort zone with this card, but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I think I’ll go dig out some girly images now. LOL!

Challenge Submissions
The Sweet Stop — #69
Just Us Girls — Wild Wild West

Cowboy in Training
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps Wee Ones Cowboy in Training
Paper: Kraft, Dark Chocolate (PTI), Select White, Chocolate Remix (PTI), Debbie Mumm Holiday & Harvest
Other Stuff:Cornice punch, ribbon, buttons, twine, nesties

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Oh, and don’t forget — a new collection will be up in the store at Bugaboo Stamps later this afternoon. You won’t want to miss it!


11 thoughts on “Who Needs Comfort?

  1. I think your “male” card is perfectly adorable Cammy! It's good to sometimes step outside our comfort zone…and be pleasantly surprised like this!!! Love that knotted ribbon border!
    Glad you played along with Just Us Girls this week! ;0)


  2. You are way too hard on yourself! This is soooo cute! I LOVE it! The image is so sweet, I love brown, and the knotted ribbon is very clever! Very nice western inspired card! Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls!


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