Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Papercraft Star #146


Deanne has a great challenge for us this week at Papercraft Star.  I expect to see a wide variety of entries in the challenge!  She picked out this awesome inspiration photo and wants you to show us what you find beautiful.


While I find the inspiration photo striking...I decided to go with the theme of what I find beautiful.  Currently the inspiration photos are totally optional at Papercraft Star.  We will be changing the format in June, but for now they are use if you choose!  I find beauty in all creatures, but have a special fondness for horses.  The moment I saw the theme of the challenge, I knew I would make a card featuring horses in some way.  If you have followed my blog for any amount of time, you also know I have a great fondness for the Dakota paper line by Close To My Heart.  The Dakota line works especially well with all of my horse stamps!




Hemp twine is great for adding rustic accents to your card without adding a lot of bulk.  I rolled a length of twine to create a lasso for an embellishment on my card.  I simply knotted the ends to tie it all together.


Creating barb wire is easy peasy with hemp twine.  I first cut my twine to length, then I go back and tie on each "barb" and trim to size.  Super easy, takes very little time and adds a lot to your finished project!


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Retired Bareback Stamp Set by SU
Howdy Stamp by MFT
X7157B Dakota Paper Pack(will be retiring soon, only available while supplies last!)
X5929 Whisper Cardstock
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
Z282 Black Hemp Twine

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges-Animals
Heart 2 Heart-Creature Feature
My Craft Spot-Ribbon or Twine

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope to see your beautiful creations at Papercraft Star this week! I also have blog candy available...you can enter on this post.

9 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

That's a lovely stamp and your card is perfect for it!

Tracy said...

The twine accents really bring this card to life Allisa. Fabulous! Hugs!

Casandra Bennett said...

Such a pretty card. Love the "rope" and "barbed wire".

Sleepy Stamper said...

Allisa this paper line and stamp do go so well together. I like the country look you have created using these two together.

Anitra

Haley D. said...

Your card is beautiful! Thanks for the barbed wire tip.

Houses Built of Cards said...

TOTALLY gorgeous card! LOVE that image, and all the perfect colors!!! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

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Sheila Bennett said...

Lovely card! Really love the lasso and barbed wire embellishments.

GiGi said...

Fantastic card! The tied rope is awesome! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

rockpapercricut said...

Awesome card! I love the twine lasso and barb wire created with twine is over the top cool. Honestly, I LOVE everything about your card! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot for the Ribbon and Twine challenge. :)

Ally

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