Howdy Cowgirl Card with Simon Says Stamp

Monday, June 5, 2023

Not sure if you follow Alberto Gava but he is a talented artist and when I saw a crafty friend post images he designed, I just had to get his sets! There are a few from Simon Says Stamp, but this is his latest called Howdy and it ended up being perfect for this Friday's episode of Craft Roulette. The parameters this week are a project that includes a small bag, rainbow colors, include a wheel and something that has shimmer. I'll make sure to mark how I met the parameters in bold throughout this post!

I started with stamping all of my images from the Howdy set (including the money bag) in Pinecone VersaFine ink and colored them in with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers in a rainbow of colors on watercolor cardstock. When they were dry, I added some white highlights with a gel pen and cut them out with their coordinating dies. I die cut the different elements of the Reveal Wheel Dies - the arrow, small circle and backing are in white cardstock, but I also die cut the front and spinning wheel in watercolor cardstock to do some ink blending.

I started with figuring out where my mountains needed to go in order for my sun to set inside of the opening between the two mountains on the front die cut piece. Then masking the top, I blended on Rusty Hinge to be my ground and splattered on an orange, metallic watercolor. Once it was dry, I added masking tape to the bottom and ink blended a sunset sky with Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Villainous Potion with some white, metallic watercolor splatter.

After I knew that the opening was just going to be yellow, I masked off the scalloped edge of the reveal wheel and ink blended Mustard Seed with a little bit of Picked Raspberry. I followed Lawn Fawn's instructions of assembling the Reveal Wheel parts together with a mini brad as well. I then adhered the assembly to a piece of purple cardstock trimmed to A2 from my latest Your Paper Insider Box 3 as well as the little white arrow so the card receiver knows to turn the wheel. This was then adhered to an A2 card base.

Finally, I glued down my mountains as well as the sun to the revel wheel - it's so cute when you spin the wheel! I also glued down my fence and horseshoe toward the bottom the card. The two cowgirls, money bag and cactus are added with foam adhesive. I also added the sentiment (that has its own die cut, yay!) to the top of the card. I just love how it turned out and I hope you like it, too!


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