Friday, July 01, 2011

Cow Appreciation Day ... who knew??

Happy Canada Day!!!  Taking it pretty easy today.  Did a little housework (boring!!), went and picked up some nice Shrimp for dinner - yum!  Updated my website to archive June and start July (hopefully everything is working right) ... and had to participate in today's "Free for all" challenge.  Today it's celebrating the weird and wonderful July holidays (and I'm not just talking about Canada Day and Independence Day).  There is a whole list of crazy days that are celebrated in July and I picked "Cow Appreciation Day" for the inspiration for my card.  Cow Appreciation Day - are you kidding??  That's "udderly" ridiculous ... :)   Hope you like.

"Cow Appreciation Day"

Stamps:  none.  I traced a pattern from my tole painting books for the cow and the sentiment is computer-generated
Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Stampin' Write markers Basic Black, Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Accessories & Tools:  tracing paper, stylus, black sharpie pen for outlining, 1/4" Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, sticky strips

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I printed the sentiment directly onto Whisper White cardstock using my computer.

I traced the pattern from "Crazy about Crafts" tole painting pattern book by Corinne Miller onto the cardstock (just above the sentiment) using graphite paper and a stylus.  I outlined the cow with a black sharpie pen.  I used the Stampin' Write markers to color in the image.

I added a knot of Pretty in Pink ribbon and mounted the image onto the card base.  Done!!  A quick and easy card!

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