Monday, July 30, 2012

SSW #164 Rugged Dude

The new products from Close To My Heart go live August 1st and this is a peak at some of the fun new things.  When I saw the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, I knew right away I wanted that pocket to be the center panel.  It took a bit of playing with colors to get the jeans just right - some rock 'n roll technique and distressing helped.  After cutting the star, I turned it over and used my embossing stylus to create the points, and then put double foam to keep the dimension.  The new burlap ribbon is going to be out a lot on my next projects - just love the texture!  I cut off the binding on each side and pulled a few threads.  I hand cut the paisley paper for the handkerchief.
Inside, repeated some papers, and added the message.
Products: CTMH Dakota Paper Collection;
                                                                                        Burlap ribbon; "Rugged Dude"stamp set.


  1. Wow, what a fun take on the sketch. I love your layout and western theme. thanks for sharing this wonderful card with us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  2. This is terrific Dena! I love that burlap panel and your popped up star. The denim pocket as the main focal panel and image is genious. Great card and super creative job with the sketch. Thanks for joining us again this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon SSW-DT

  3. Such a fun card! It's amazing! Thanks for joining us this week!
    Erika SSW DT

  4. I absolutely love, love this! I will be putting this set of papers on my wish list for sure! Fantastic job! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  5. Oh my gosh....This is just fantastic! Love the burlap that you used. what a great guy card. Thanks for joining us at SWeet Sketch Wednesdays.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  6. Sweet jean pocket. Love your fun colors and sweet papers. Have a sweet day!!! Arlana@SSW!!!