Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Hang Yer Hat

     I recently met someone who truly is an old fashioned American cowboy.  Soft spoken, very dry sense of humor, and not at all given to sentences much longer than 5 or 6 words.   He doesn't care at all about fancy or frilly.  So, when I decided to make a Valentine card for him (and he got wind of it from his daughter), he sent a message which indicated that cards weren't really necessary, that a simple "Hang yer hat" would be sufficient.

     That made me think about the new releases from Doodle Pantry, which included this fabulous cowboy hat from the Cowboy Gear set and also the Old Parchment set, which I used as though it was background dp.


I took my sketch from The Sweet Stop, modified a bit to be very CAS.  The lariat takes the place of the banner and the hat replaces the image square.

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     This is actually a small card, only 4 1/4" X 4 1/4", so I'm going to have to make an envelope for it.  The hat is fussy cut and then popped up on dimensional dots, although that really doesn't show in the photo.  The lariat is made from jute cord.  I truly couldn't resist a little bit of "fancy", so I added four tiny, topaz-colored gems to the hat band.  While they are sparkly in the picture, they barely show on the card IRL unless the light happens to catch them.

     Challenges:
Cards Galore -- 1 for the men
Crafting Cafe -- Anything goes
Here Come the Boys -- Westerns
Hot Shot Crafts -- CAS
Natalie and Amy's -- Something old (cord) & something new (images)
One Stop Craft -- Anything goes
Oozak -- Anything goes w/ fav colors (mine are fav neutrals -- browns)
Outlawz CAS -- "Short" cards
Sentimental Sundays -- Celebrating 'new' (new person!)
Stamptacular Sunday -- Gents and gems (Does a gent's hat count?)
Word Play Saturday -- Anything goes

     We'll see if this card appeals to that dry sense of humor.  :-D  Below are pictures of the two new release sets I used for this card.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Cowboy Gear COLOR plus          Old Parchment

32 comments:

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,wonderful image and colours.xxx

Benzi said...

Oh, for sure, this will be tops with the cowboy. I love how you made it perfect and special for him. And, I'm thinking it will make him smile.

BTW, I like that new, sweet header.

Cheryl First said...

Super cool card for a cowboy! Yep - O know pne of those, too, and they are definitely men of few words! lol!

Anne Temple said...

Love your card and the way you combined the images.

jimlynn said...

Awesome!!!!! Love the lariat on here and those four gems on the hat band are perfect!! This is a true western card and I love everything about it!! Fantastic!
Lynn

Pryn said...

This is gorgeous, Ina!!! I love that rope embellie! It truly finishes off the theme to perfection!

Cathymac said...

Love your blog header...love anything golden! LOL!...and your awesome cowboy card! The hat is beautifully colored and the lariat is the perfect accent! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Marsha said...

Cute take on the sketch. The gems are a great idea as is the rope.

Donna Ellis said...

Love your cowboy (and cow-doll) cards, Connie! They are so pretty! The shading on the hat is gorgeous, and the "rope" looks perfect! Doodle Pantry has such sweet images! hugs, de

Linda Simpson said...

LOL Connie this is fabulous and so love the sentiment. Sorry to hear you have been a bit poorly.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Great card for a cowboy NanaConnie!
I love all the detais! Let me put on another hat & say......
Thanks so much for joining us at The Crafting Cafe for our first ever challenge!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Elizabeth Hart said...

This hat really turned out very cool - so many possibilities to create with this image - Love what you did with it.

Berni Cuttino said...

Wow, NC, this is absoultely amazing, prefect for that cowboy. beautiful coloring and design
Hugs

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous Connie, love what you did with hat and the gems, Gorgeous card!
hugs
Glenda

Shannon White said...

Oh this is Really Fabulous Miss Connie!! Your Cowboy is going to LOVE this!! Not frilly, or fancy! Just Perfect for him! Love the Super image and the fun lariat too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Andreja L. said...

Fantastic card you made! I like it!!!
Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge, I hope you see the next week, too!
Hugs, Andreja

Woo said...

Fantastic western card! Thanks for playing at Here COme THe Boys Woo xx

Faye said...

I love your clever take on our sketch, a gorgeous male card. Thanks for sharing at The Sweet Stop. X

Susan Sieracki said...

Ok, here's the deal...I saw this card...absolutely flipped out, and ran, not walked, to Doodle Pantry to get these awesome digis off my wishlist and into my hot little hands. I HAVE to CASE you on this card. I love it that much. But, I really loved the story even more...what a cool cowboy!

Suzanne said...

great card love the design thank you for sharing at stamptacular this week

Danielle C said...

Cool card! Love your lariat embellie-super clever and I love the addition of gems to fit our challenge. Thanks for joining the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week and good luck!
Danielle:)

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays. Good luck and hope to see you again next week!

Kathy said...

LOL, this is too funny Connie, love how you used the Hang Your Hat sentiment that he said, he will get a kick out of this for sure. Love the hat a lasso, too, such a clever card. Love everything about it.

Amanda Curtin said...

Love this, so different! Amanda x

Tameko said...

Fun card design. Perfect those of few words....Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge!

Lisa said...

WOW, love this card, very different. Thanks for joining us at Here Come The Boys
Lisa x

DeBe said...

Great card, I love it! Thank-you for joining us at the Cards Galore Challenge "One for the Men", Denyse x

Pia S said...

What a cool design! The rope is a fantastic detail, and it goes so well with your cowboy themed card!

Dawn Frost said...

Fantastic card NanaConnie, I think any man would love to receive it! The sentiment fits it perfectly and I love your lariat!

Claire said...

Wow, what a cool card! Thank you for joning us at The Crafting Cafe Anything Goes Challenge!
Claire xx
Crafting Cafe DT

Debbie said...

Wonderful CAS card!! I love the way you combined the images! Neat lariat as the banner, too!!

Mary Brockway said...

Oooh, such a sweet card!! So fun :-) Thanks for playing along with Oozak Challenge! xx