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:

  1. This is beautiful,wonderful image and colours.xxx

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  2. 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.

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

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  4. Love your card and the way you combined the images.

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  5. 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

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

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  7. 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!

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

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  9. 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

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

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  11. 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

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

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

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

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  15. 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

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  16. 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

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

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

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  19. 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!

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

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  21. 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:)

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

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  23. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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