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Howdy partner!  I could not wait to use my new Newton Rides West stamp set by Newton’s Nook, and I thought Father’s Day was a perfect occasion for it. I also had my Scrap The Boys Cardmakers Challenge that I wanted to fit it into and this month it was hand or machine stitching.  I decided to hand stitch a lasso for Newton to round-up the sentiment with!

Newton Rides West Card

I started with the background by doing a watercolor wash to create a southwestern sky, I did this on watercolor paper.  I added a sand dune to the bottom to ground him and I added the cactus here and there.  I hand drew in a lasso, stamped the sentiment and then back-stitched the lasso in bakers twine.  I originally began with jute, but it kept fraying…so before I completely lost my cool, I just swapped it out for something a little stronger.

I added all this onto a white card base, popping it up a little to leave room in the back for the stitching.

Please head on over to the Scrap The Boys blog to see all the inspiration and we would love to see your card entered in the challenge too!  Just click here to get there!

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