Good Friday morning. My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It Challenge to use a horse I some way. I dug down deep and dusted off my Stampin’ Up! Bronc Buster set. It has been a long time since I played with this stamp set. I thought the embossed wood layer made using the Sizzix Bricked and Wooden folder would be the perfect background for the silhouette image. This would be so cute for a little boy who loves cowboys.
I brayered Vintage Photo ink on the inside of the embossing folder and embossed using kraft cardstock. I used my Inkssentials ink blending tool to apply Walnut Stain ink on the raised portions of the paper to add depth to the wood.
I applied ink to the stamp, misted lightly with water and stamped on vanilla cardstock. I used the Tim Holtz Distresser tool to rough up the edges and then applied ink to the edges using my Color Box Stylus and Foam Tip. I attached it to the wood background with mounting tape.
I applied ink directly on kraft cardstock with the ink pad, wiped it lightly with baby wipes to even the color, heat dried a little and then cut in three thin strips. The dampness softened the cardstock and made easier to braid. I attached one end of the strips together with glossy accents and taped to my table. Using a fairly delicate touch I braided the strips and secured at the other end with glossy accents. I think this looks so much like real leather.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great Friday and wonderful weekend.
Card size: 5.5” x 4.25 Paper: Kraft Stamps: Bronc Buster (retired)