Saturday, January 7, 2012

Back in the Saddle

Hello friends! A fitting sentiment for my week as I've struggled a bit with getting back in the saddle both at work and in my crafty pursuits! I think I still have vacation brain!! Today we have a fabby sketch for you over at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge and I sure hope you can play along!
I started with a sheet of paper with a grid pattern and stamped the bottom with two levels of mountains from the Way out West set. I stamped the upper one in a lighter ink to give some atmospheric perspective. I then stamped the cactus border in green ink, cut it out, and adhered it to the bottom of the paper. I stamped the sentiment from Back in the Saddle and a label from Labels 4 and layered them together. I finished the card with a few wooden buttons strung with twine.

Don't forget to link up by Friday for a chance to be one of our Top Mice and for a chance to win your own set of Waltzingmouse Stamps!

Supplies: Stamps - Way out West, Back in the Saddle, Very Vintage Labels 4 (WMS), Cardstock (The Kraft Outlet), DP - Portrait Collection (Crate Paper), Buttons (Daiso), Twine (PTI), Ink - Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Dusty Durango (SU!), Tea Dye Duo (PTI), Die - Labels 4 (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug


  1. I like your take on the sketch! Has quite a masculine feel!

  2. Fun guy card! I had the same problem at work this week too!

  3. Hi Jen! A great masculine western design get well card! love the grid paper and buttons!

  4. Love that sentiment and those buttons interlaced with twine!!!

  5. Very nice, Jen! I love the layers of the landscape in the bottom and those three buttons are perfect for this style! Yep, always a challenge to start everything again after a break... I have the same problem!... But good to have you back here!
    Hugs, Wendy

  6. Great card! It was genius to use that grid paper with these stamps--quite unique look!


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