Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Trails on Texas Tuesday

First, let me wish all of you a belated Happy Valentine's Day.  I've been concentrating on Valentine's cards lately because I am donating them to a fraternal organization that I belong to for a fund-raising project.  It was a bit difficult to switch gears and think of Texas Tuesday, but here's my post for this week.

I wanted to come up with a card that would be suitable for a male  or female coworker who is retiring or leaving work.  I also wanted something simple and quick to make.  I had some Texas map paper in my stash, so I used that for a mat on a craft cardstock base.  I should have thought a bit more before I cut the mat because I wanted Austin in the picture, but alas all I got was that big old San Antonio.  Actually, with our lack of freeways, Austin looks pretty puny on the map compared to San Antonio anyway so maybe this is a good thing after all.  I used the same craft cardstock to stamp the horse and rider and then stamped "Happy Trails" beneath that. I trimmed it down, then I rounded the four corners and stuck it in the middle.  I intended to give it some bling to the horse and rider and the sentiment with my black Spica pen, but I couldn't find it.  That can always be added later if I ever find that darned pen. So there you have it - a quick and simple card with a Texas theme.  Hope you like it.  Thanks for visiting my blog.  

5 comments:

  1. This card is so awesome!! Love it!!

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  2. I love the map idea! Great background paper for Texas themed cards. I might be stealing, oh I meant case, that idea! LOL!

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  3. What a great idea to use a map! And too funny about the planning/cutting - I would have done the same thing I bet. :-)

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  4. Brilliant background idea! Love it.

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  5. I love it!!!! The paper is awesome. Where did you get it? If you can't find the pen, you could potentially add twinkle star-shaped bling to the stars in the image.

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