My friend Geeta is part of this group called Texas Tuesday. They post a Texas-themed (whatever makes you think of Texas) card on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. After being inspired by her last card, I decided I wanted in on the Texas Tuesday action. This is my first card as a member of the group.
Growing up in west Texas, Texas makes me think of dirt. Granted, within the city limits of Midland, there is a lot of green from people’s lawns and trees, but the wind is a frequent visitor. And it blows dirt around. A lot. So I decided I needed to have a dirt colored card base, so I used some Kraft cardstock. I decided a Texas card needs some armadillos. Once on a walk around my apartment complex when I used to live on the edge of north Austin, I came across a pair of armadillos getting it on. You’d think they’d want some privacy, but they were in the middle of the sidewalk for all the world to see. But according to Wikipedia, armadillos have poor vision so maybe they didn’t know they were within sight of the whole world. A lot of people think of horses when they think of Texas. I don’t necessarily think of horses, because I had always wanted to take riding lessons when I was a kid (remember The Saddle Club books anyone?) but I never did. And howdy is the epitome of Texas twang. I actually ended up making two cards, because I couldn’t decide if it should have a bow or not. What do you think? Both of these cards will go to Operation Write Home.
Stamps: Deadbeat Designs Texas Rider, Howdy, Small Armadillo
Cardstock: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Kraft, Brilliant Blue
Ink: Stampin’ Up Close to Cocoa
Accessories: red grosgrain ribbon
Markers: Stampin’ Up Brilliant Blue, Real Red
Tools: Nestabilities Labels Three; dimensionals