Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #457

Time for a new sketch challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I inked up the new Thank You Kindly stamp set for a western themed thank you card. I used my stamped images to follow along with the sketch design. Here is the original sketch for you to play along with-

The Thank You Kindly stamp set includes four stamps and is available with coordinating Thin Cuts. I love that the boot and floral bouquet are separate stamps. They are both are larger images that can easily stamp alone on your project. The boot Thin Cut has a genius design that is not obvious in the catalog. The die, cuts a slit in the boot top, so you can slide the floral bouquet into the boot top. Yet, if you want to use just the boot alone, the slit does not deter from the design. I love the great attention to detail! Here is a look at the complete set-

To create my card, I started by stamping my images in Intense Black ink. The images were colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol. The boot and flowers were mounted with 3-D foam tape for added dimension. At first I thought I would just put the images onto a white card base…but the card seemed to be severely lacking. Instead, I took a white panel and die cut it with a stitched circle design. The edges were shaded with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The panel was splattered with a Toffee Shimmer Brush for additional interest. I have always been splatter impaired. Shimmer Brushes are now my go to for splatters. They come in a variety of colors and you can easily control the splatter. The control is the best part, this is something I could never do when I tried to use paint or reinkers for splatter. To add a tiny bit of bling, I went over the wheat and sentiment with the Toffee Shimmer Brush as well.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

  • Z4392 Thank You Kindly Stamp Set w/Thin Cuts
  • 1385 White Daisy Cardstock
  • X5950 Toffee Cardstock
  • Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z4522 Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink Pad
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • Z3662 Toffee Shimmer Brush
  • Stitched Circle Background Die-Simon Says Stamp

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will come join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

9 thoughts on “Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #457”

  1. So happy I get to comment on this card as it is right in my corral! Great stitched circle design behind the rustic boot and lovely wild flowers! Wonderful colors and perfect take on the sketch! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Cut It Up! ~Katrina

  2. What a fab image, Allisa! I love the pretty colours you used, too! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B x

  3. Love how this turned out!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx


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