Masculine Monday #85 You Know it's Homemade When...

You know it's homemade when it looks like this

I finished putting the card together and then went to stand it up and this is what I saw. I laughed out loud and showed my husband. He asked if I was going to remake it and I said Nope, it just means it's homemade and I'll make sure to send it to someone with a sense of humor.  

The cowboy boots are from Stampin' Up's Country Livin' stamp set which, sadly, is retiring. The retiring stamps are only available until June 3rd or while supplies last so if this is one you'd like in your stash let me know and I can place the order for you. (I can only place Stampin' Up orders for Canadians)
I stamped the boots first and thought about coloring them in or using designer paper to fill them in but after masking them and sponging on the blue inks I decided to leave them white and add color in other ways.

I die cut the howdy word die from Catherine Pooler with some early espresso card stock and craft foam. I cut the white panel down using a stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn and added the howdy to the craft foam and then to the panel. I happened to have a piece of espresso cardstock that fit behind the panel perfectly so I heat embossed a HB2U! on there and that piece was finished.
Figuring out which color of card base to use was harder than I thought it would be. I kept going back and forth between the dark gray that I eventually chose and a light gray or white. But once I decided to use that torn strip of wood texture designer paper I instantly chose the dark gray. I used versamark ink and the it's your day stamp to stamp a panel down the left side of the card base. The rest was added with some craft foam for dimension.

It was a simple card to make and I guess you could call it an 'interactive card' since whoever I send it to will have to figure out which way to open it haha

Happy Stampin'
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