I see 4 X 4 cards quite often and think to myself that I should try that, and of course I never do!  Well today I did it!!  And then I do the imaginary eye roll and ask “why did I wait so long to do this”?  Duh…..  Of course the 4 X 4 cards can be every bit as elaborate as a regular A2 card or just a simple note.  I went with the simple.

Country Livin’ 141925, $15.00


My plan was for a cute little card that could be used for a variety of reasons.  And as most of my cards are, it was very quickly put together. The stamp sets are Country Livin’ and Endless Birthday Wishes.

  • The base of the card is done in Soft Suede card stock = 8 X 4 and folded in half
  • The next layer is Sahara Sand card stock = 3 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • The top layer is Very Vanilla card stock = 3 1/2 X 3 1/2
  • The boots are stamped in Early Espresso Ink and colored with a Blender Pen and the Ink pads .
  • The boots are colored with Sahara Sand ink, the darker areas are Crumb Cake Ink and the sole and straps are Soft Suede ink
  • The Yippee is stamped in Early Espresso
  • The shading around the boots is Soft Sky ink and a blender pen.  This idea comes from Susan Itell.
  • The ends of the top layer are torn and sponged with Soft Suede
  • The “lasso” is Linen Thread looped around and secured with a Glue Dot.

And that is the building of my card.  I hope you enjoyed it.  I love reading your comments and very much appreciate them.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

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The supplies I used are: