This week's Speedy Fox and Friends challenge on the MFP Blog is to use twine, which made me think of a "western-themed" card because one use for twine is to make a lariat. Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company has several western sets, three of which I used on my card -- Hey, Cowboy; A Cowboy Thing; and Cowgirls Rule.
Easel cards are pretty fun to make and receive. I stamped the bandanna from A Cowboy Thing and the sentiment from Cowgirls Rule and matted it to fit the 4 1/4" base. After masking and then sponging a 4" square of MFP Natural Vanilla Bean with several colors of distress ink, I stamped the cowboy and sentiment from Hey, Cowboy. I added the twine to the top piece and the lariat to the base.
I hope you'll play along with the team and post your card to the MFP Blog. You could win a free set of stamps. If you use an MFPaHC stamp set on your card, you get two chances to win!
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Hey, Cowboy; A Cowboy Thing; Cowgirls Rule
Paper: MFP Natural Vanilla Bean, Desert Sand, Dark Chocolate Bar
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Distress Spun Sugar, Milled Lavender, Chipped Sapphire
Accessories: Twine, Sponge Applicators, Post-It notes for masking, Circle punch