Now if you're new to Texas Tues-Step then let me clue you in...
Texas Tues-Step is a group of cardmakers from Texas; living there now, lived there once, or whose heart resides in Texas who every 1st and 3rd Tuesday create and post Texas themed cards on their blogs. Be sure to check out the rest of Trail Boss Libby's Posse. You can find their links in my sidebar.
Deets on my card: I brayered basic black and night of navy on the top and bottom of my white cardstock. Then I inked up my horse stamp and stamped off then onto my cardstock 3 times. Then I inked it up again and stamped directly on the cardstock 3 times. I smudged a little basic black ink over the lower portion of the moon. I stamped the branches from SU Embrace Life. Then I colored the leaves in with my navy American Crafts Stamp Marker. I stamped Howdy in white ink on my navy cardstock.
Ok so I couldn't resist! Deadbeat Mark sent me this TEXAS stamp as a Thank You and I just had to use it ( Thank YOU Mark!). The little lasso Cowboy is from The Cat's Pajamas. In an earlier post I showed a little tutorial on creating your own embossing tools for use with your Cuttlebug. The background paper here is from that tutorial. See, when I think of Texas I think of the Old West and all things, dirty and dusty. So distressing comes in to play. So I colored the stars in the background paper with my PermaPague markers. I stamped TEXAS in chocolate brown, but what you can't see in the picture is the letters have little lines down the centers. I colored in those lines with my red PermaPague marker. My little cowboy was colored almost completely with the PermaPague markers - silver, metalic blue, red. I used my Copic marker #E71 for his hat and vest. Then I used #YR00 for his face.The star brad is from Creative Imaginations.
Betty aka ZacksNana