Toy Story Woody Cowboy Birthday Card

by Joanne James3. April 2016 09:00

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the talented Laurie to host our challenge this week and she has a theme for you to play along with:

 

This card was easier for me than I thought it would be. I have only one stamp set that has a western theme, so it was that or punch art! And in spite of that I ended up making two cards! I apologise now to my UK readers - both of today's cards feature the Stampin' Up! stamp set 'Yee Haw', a photopolymer set that has only ever been available in the USA (although I'm pretty sure it's no longer available there now either). I am fortunate enough to own this set, courtesy of my fellow Paper Player LeAnne (thank you again LeAnne!) - as soon as I saw it I just knew I would have to have it!

My first card this week though would be easy to replicate without this stamp set. I was inspired by a birthday cake I saw on Pinterest to create a card that is reminiscent of the most famous of modern cowboys - the loveable Woody from Disney's Toy story:

 

I've used a couple of 'vintage' items from my craft stash to create today's card: some Poppy Parade cardstock (it was the right shade of red!) and some Adventure Bound DSP for his jeans but otherwise everything else is current. You could substitute these with Real Red and Island Indigo cardstock if you didn't have them available. When I make this kind of card, I often get asked questions about the detail - so here are my top 3 pointers if you want to create something similar:

Necktie - Woody's necktie is a simple triangle, onto which I stamped the cross from the 'Friends and Flowers' stamp set in white repeatedly, then added extra detail with a white gel pen and my black Stampin' Write marker. 

Waistcoat - I created my waistcoat using one of the cloud patterns in the 'Balloon Celebration' set (the one on the second row from the bottom below). It makes a perfect cow print! I twisted some white and black baker's twine to create the edging to my waistcoat.

Balloon Celebration Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Balloon Celebration by Stampin' Up!

Sherriff badge - I stamped the sherriff badge from the 'Yee Haw' stamp set in Versamark onto gold foil and heat embossed it in gold before fussy cutting and adhering to my card.

I also decorated the inside of my card with other images from this set:

 

I just love this card - even without a face Woody's clothes are so iconic I think it's easy to tell it's him. I'm tempted to make a co-ordinating pair that looks like Buzz Lightyear - perhaps I'll save that one until we have a cosmic theme!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on this project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any.  

I also made a second card using the 'Yee Haw' stamp set, this time using the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and the colours over at The Global Design Project that were perfect for a second cowboy card:

   

Here is the card I made:

 

A simple starry stamped background, a piece of embossed woodgrain, a lassooed sentiment and a bright orange cowboy hat with a paper-pieced band! I used a slightly different decoration for the inside of this card so thought I'd share that too:

 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on this project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

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Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
 
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 

 

I look forward to seeing what you create with this week's theme. We are off to basketball today but no hockey this week so a slightly more relaxed Sunday than usual.

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

For the Toy Story Woody card: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

For the Rootin' Tootin' Birthday card: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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