February 1, 2012

It's Your Big Day

When I saw the Sketch Challenge #82 from Waltzingmouse, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  I pulled out a couple of my favorite Waltzingmouse stamp sets and started stamping...and stamping...and stamping.  I love all the sentiments in the Back in the Saddle stamp set and used all the ones that I thought worked well together and could be used for a birthday card.  It took a while but I really like how it turned out.  So much, I almost wanted to just leave it as is:

But I didn't!  I found a great dark brown gingham on kraft in my patterned paper collections, used an edgers die to cut it and finished the card off with another patterned paper that I stamped on with more images from the Way Out West and Back in the Saddle stamp sets.  I then popped the whole topper up with foam dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Cardstock: PTI Kraft
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Kraft Funday Happy Days collection
Stamps: WMS Back in the Saddle and Way Out West
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate
Other: PTI Edgers #4 die
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"


  1. That stamped background is awesome...
    love it going at an angle!
    And that topper...
    the image is amazing on that paper!
    A fabulous take on the challenge!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at WMSC! :)

  2. fabulous design and stamping...a great manly card...hope you have a super day!

    enjoy *~*

  3. What a great job you did creating the patterned paper out of the sentiments! Lots of stamping on this one, bet it was fun making this one too. This is one of my favorites of the bunch!

  4. What an awesome idea!! Love it!! Thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week! xo

  5. This is brilliant - I love the way you've used the diagonal for the words - great colours. And the border with the horse is just great!

  6. AWESOME stamping! Looks like paper you bought at the store! Love how it's all in neutral colors and the scene at the top is perfect. Wonderful sketch card!

  7. I love the background you stamped on this! Great western card using this weeks sketch!

  8. So glad you were inspired by the sketch this week! I love the rustic look of your creation and the fabulous stamped background! What a treat this is! Thanks for joining us this week at Waltzingmouse!

  9. Brilliant! I love the background you stamped and could totally see how you'd want to leave it be but you finished the card perfectly! Great job!

  10. Fab card! Love the kraft with all the words and the silhouette of the cowboy is terrific. Love it! Kx

  11. Congratulations on being a Top Mouse. Your card is beautiful!

  12. Linda this is such a cute card! Congrats on being a top mouse! I love that edger die, have had my eye on it for a while. It works so perfectly with this sketch! :)

  13. WOW Linda awesome job on the background! Love the card! So neat!!

  14. Incredible card!!! Linda this is AWEsome!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us!!!

  15. Congrats on being a Top Mouse! So well deserved. This card is out of sight fab! I love the PP you created with the sentiments. The images have been put to such clever use too. So inspiring Linda. I think I am going to gallop over to my sets and try a wee CASE on for size. So darn purdy!



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