Thursday 15 August 2013

My First Special Issue :-D

If you've got the latest Special Issue from Paper Crafts Magazine - Holiday Cards and More Volume 8 - then please turn to page 66 as you'll see my first ever project to make it into a Special Issue :-D

Now this one is particularly special for me as it uses what are probably my all time favourite stamp sets - the wonderful Way out West and Back in the Saddle sets from Waltzingmouse - living in the middle of England, there's not much call for cowboys, but for some reason I just LOVE working with these sets so am thrilled to bits that I managed to get a card published with them.  Like the first time I made it into the magazine the card is also on kraft - also a love of mine so I guess it must be lucky for me.  The challenge for this submission was to make a Christmas card without using any Christmas imges - you were only allowed a single Christmas sentiment.

Here's a closer shot

It was simply a case of masking the top half of the cardstock and stamping the yonder star background in crumb cake ink for a tone on tone background onto which I stamped the row of stars which each got a tiny yellow gemstone centre.  I then stamped two of the backgrounds from Way out West onto the area I'd masked off.  The far hills in crumb cake and the foreground in chocolate pearl.  I added the cowboy on top in the same ink.  The yonder star sentiment was embossed in gold with a gemstone star and some glitter in the sky.   I edged the whole panel with gold ink and then added a couple of rows of twine and finished with a matching bow.


  1. I saw this when I got my magazine - I meant to write and say congratulations! Love this, such a great way to use these stamps!

  2. I know I'm very late to this post but I had to pop back and say many congrats on being published stateside :0) I love the soft neutral tones in the dessert backdrop and it's such a very different card for the holiday season... Well Done Tara :0)
    Jenny x

  3. Just seen this via the link on the Fanatics Challenge site - what a fab card! Love the Kraft and tone on tone stamping! These stamps are on my list for Santa :)

  4. Congratulations Tara, how thrilling to see your work in print! A stunning card, so well deserved!


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