Saturday, July 7, 2012


Hi there! Our family is spending this weekend in Newport for a little break. I'll be back next week Tuesday. But before I go I have one last card to post for this week. It's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 105 and we have a lovely sketch from Teresa for everyone. Here it is...

Since it was just July 4th a few days ago, I was still feeling very inspired by the colors and patterns of the holiday so I incorporated it into my card this week. I used Back in the Saddle and Bitty Banners and made a little cowboy card. :)

I have always found it hard to make masculine cards, but I wanted to try again today. Hopefully I got it right. I just love Back in the Saddle and it always looks great in masculine cards.

I started off sewing a panel of patterned paper from PTI onto a vintage cream cardstock that I cut for my background. Then I stamped images from Bitty Banners and hand cut them. and adhered them onto a strip of kraft cardstock. I made a little greeting by using some images from Back in the Saddle for my center piece. 

When I was done I thought something was missing up top. So I stamped out some more banners, hand cut them and attached them to the upper left corner of the card. I also threaded a button and adhered it over the star for some dimension. 

I hope I did well on this masculine card. Please join us for a little friendly challenge over at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. Make sure to head on over to the other Mischief Makers' blogs, they have so much more inspiration for you! Thanks for stopping by today! I'll see you all again next week! Bye! :)


  1. I'll say! Your masculine card is inspiring!!! I love the little banners with the button, the colors, the theme - it's just wonderful! Thanks so much for the ideas!!!

  2. I think you can do masculine!! This is a really super card - I do like the colours and the design is fab! I really like the scripty paper and super sweet banner!

  3. Adore your cowboy these colors...the cowboy and sentiment with that border and ohhh..those banners are the perfect touch!

  4. There are so many beautiful projects in the pages of your blog, Jean, and this creation is simply one of them! LOVE that red and blue color palette and your yummy, text background! Ever so pretty! Hugs! Enjoy Newport!

  5. Gorgeous card, Jean! Love the soft colors!

  6. Jean, I love the mix of sets you used and the red, white and blue colors. This looks so clean and professional! Just stunning!! Well done!

  7. This is such a COOL card! I love the combination of the banners with the Wild West theme--it's unique! And the colors you chose are perfect!

  8. This is so soft and rustic all at once (hard to accomplish), I just LOVE this card and the stamp set too of course, so fun to work/play with. :0)



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