Another cowboy for tag number 4. It wouldn't be Texas without some horses! When I was in Europe last year, I was asked twice about what life is like in Texas. I felt bad dispelling the rumors that we all have horses and wear cowboy boots and hats. Like most native Texans, I have ridden horses but not to herd cattle or to rob a train. And although I don't own boots or a hat, I do know those who do, even to the grocery store. Somehow they wear them well but on me... well it would be Halloween every day! I do enjoy some good chewing tobacco, however, and I can hit a spittoon from five feet away. Even in church.
This one is is probably the easiest of the six but still makes an impact. That's colored pencil on the Sketchy Cowboy.
For the background, mask the Sketchy Cowboy. Then lightly blot a few colors of dye based ink pads onto the tag. You should probably test them out on another piece of paper to see how juicy they are. I used Marvy and Memento pads.
Stamp the Sketchy Cowboy on another piece of card stock and cut out and color the horse. Foam tape adds some dimension. Notice the tiny pieces of foam tape for the ears - don't want them coming off! The bottom of the horse is behind the torn piece with the Trail Ride so it needs to be flat.
And look how perfectly the Vertical Texas fits into the Spellbinders dye. Or perhaps you prefer Howdy. A little Memento Rhubarb Stalk around the edges makes a big difference. I used black brads to affix it to the tag.
I shouldn't have to mention this but I know how people take things so literally. If it's written on the internet and there's no 'LOL' after it, well, it must be true, right? But for the record, I do not partake in chewing tobacco. I also do not spit. Even in church.