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August 19, 2023 in Sunny Studio - No Comments

Howdy Friends!

 I’m excited to share my take on the Little Buckaroo Stamps today with a Southwestern scene! I had a ton of fun creating this by combining several stamp sets that you might not think of using for a desert scene.

I started this A2 card with an Arizona desert background. I created this by drawing the mountain landscape on a 3” x 6” piece of Eclipse masking tape. There’s nothing complicated to drawing this. I just looked at photos online and drew a very simple outline. I cut along the line with scissors leaving me with a mask for the mountains and a mask for the sky as pictured below:

I cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ white cardstock panel, placed the sky mask at the top and inked the mountains with Rusty Hinge and Brushed Corduroy Distress inks. I then masked the mountains and punched a circle in a piece of Eclipse masking tape for the sun. I inked the sun with Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink and masked it as well before inking the sky with Scattered Straw, Ripe Persimmon, Dried Marigold and Saltwater Taffy Distress inks. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Critter Campout Stamps with black embossing powder.


Next, I cut 2 pieces of white cardstock (2 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″) and inked them with Tea Dye and Tattered Rose Distress inks. I die-cut the top edge of each piece using dies from the Slimline Nature Border Dies.


Since I tucked some images behind the hills, I waited to adhere them to the background panel. I stamped all images on Neenah Classic Crest 80lb solar white cardstock, colored them with Copics and fussy cut them out. I used the following stamps:


Little Buckaroo Stamps

Barnyard Buddies Stamps (horse)

Critter Campout Stamps (tent, campfire)

Looking Sharp Stamps (cactus)

Alpaca Holiday Stamps (blanket on horse)

Fintastic Friends Stamps (rocks, sagebrush)

Best Fishes Stamps (sagebrush)

Ocean View Stamps (large rocks)

I finished by tucking some of the stamped images behind the hill pieces and adhering everything as shown. I just love how some of the ocean themed stamps helped to bring this desert scene together! I hope this inspires you to look at your stamps in new ways and maybe find the unexpected.


I hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

Cathy Chapdelaine

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