I'm sharing a card inspired by this week's Cheery Lynn Designs challenge Handmade Flowers and the state dies from the new North American Release. This began as a Cowboys football card but I can't seem to make a card without flower, so I added some yellow roses and went another way. My 11 year old recognized the Cowboys star and colors and seemed a bit annoyed that I'd make a card that celebrated a team other than his favorite.
It might be difficult to see but the large blue square was cut with the Square Pierce & Cut Tool die so that the pierced edge matches the edge of the blue Pierced Star. I then layered a piece of white card stock that I distressed with a tool and distress ink. The wood grain is a piece of design paper from Prima.
Most of the die cuts were colored with distress ink. The Tea Roses were cut with a light yellow card stock, sprayed with glitter spray, and aged with a little brown distress ink on the edges. The white rose centers and the babies breath flowers are from the Embellishments #2 set. The boots from the Arizona Cowboy set were glued to brown card stock and then cut out so that the detail would stand out. I just love these boots, the detail is amazing.
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