This is a short share today on the Cowboy card I made for my Grandson Jackson’s 3rd Birthday. I know the first thing you’re thinking, “That’s not a Stampin’ Up stamp!” I know, but sometimes a girl has to do what a girl has to do and Jack loves horses and wanted a Cowboy party. Hence this Cowboy card.
- This card was layered with Soft Suede (how fitting), Whisper White and Real Red card stocks.
- I stamped the Cowboy image in StazOn Black Ink and hand-colored in the stamped image with watercolor pencils.
- Then the bottom of the Cowboy was masked out. See “How To”: Mask HERE
- Once the Cowboy was masked, I stamped around his feet to resemble tumbleweed and dry grass.
- The edges of the card were distressed suing Soft Suede Ink.
- A number “3” was cut on the BIG Shot in Real Red.
- I knotted and glued a piece of jute and made it look like a lasso.
Just for Fun Here are Some Cowboy Slangs:
BAND WAGON – peddler’s wagon.
BUCKAROO – Cowboy, usually from the desert country of Oregon, Nevada, California, or Idaho
CALAMITY JANE – the hard-cussing, heavy-drinking frontier woman, and is also a gambling term for the Queen of Spades
CHEW GRAVEL- thrown from a horse.
CHUCK WAGON– A horse drawn wagon that acts as a mobile kitchen.
CHUCK-LINE RIDER – unemployed Cowboy who rode from ranch to ranch, exchanging a bit of news and gossip for a meal; grub-line rider.
COWBOY is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in North America, traditionally on horseback, and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks. Vaquero – Cowboy in Spanish
COW JUICE – Milk
DIDN’T HAVE A TAIL FEATHER LEFT – Broke
DILLY-DALLY – To delay.
FIDDLE- a horse’s head.
FLAP JACK – A fried cake, pancake, fritter.
FLEA BITTEN-horse that has completely changed its base coat to either pure white or “flea-bitten” gray; also connotes an old horse (by the way horses do not get fleas).
GIDDY-UP– Go, Move. A term used to get the horse to start moving.
GREENHORN – an Easterner innocent of Cowboy ways; tenderfoot.
HIT PAY DIRT – Mining term. To find something of value.
LASSO-also referred to as a lariat, is a loop of Rope designed as a restraint to be thrown around a target and tightened when pulled. It is a well-known tool of the American Cowboy. The sliding loop knot in a lasso or lariat is called a Hondo.
SHEEPHERDER’S DELIGHT – Cheap whiskey.
SHINDIG/HOEDOWN – A dance, party, celebration.
STAMPEDE STRAP- a strap on a Cowboy hat that keeps it from flying off in a gallop or strong wind.
TUMBLEWEED-The plant of dry regions that breaks off near the ground in late summer and is tumbled about by the wind.
Other slangs: “Hold your horses”, “Hoity Toity”, “Can’t hold a candle to..”
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