WMSC#124-Holiday Howdy


Howdy...Giddyup...Happy Holiday, what do those three sentiments have in common?  Besides being the reason I had a super fun day today, they are all sentiments I used from a few of my new favorite Waltzingmouse stamp sets.  Did I forget to mention plaid?  That's a new set too.  Yonder Star, Cabin Plaid Background and Back in the Saddle (one of my all time favorites)  work so nicely together to create a unique holiday card just perfect for a person like me who lives in Horsetown,  USA to send during the holidays.  This week's sketch, #WMSC124 is by WM Mischief Maker Karin Akeskdotter.  Isn't it a great one?
You could make a great card using this sketch and nearly any Waltzingmouse stamp set, but since I was dying to use some of my new stamps, I made a holiday card to send to my sister in law who loves everything western.  I shared a picture of just a fraction of her yard before.  Here it is again.
Her entire front and back yard is landscaped Western and the entire house...yes, the entire house looks like a western town, so beautiful and something you would see in a Home Decor magazine.
Anyway, here's my card:

Cabin Plaid Background full size stamp  on vintage cream cardstock, edges distressed is the base layer.  I used a Spellbinder die cut in navy embossed with a woodgrain background and several stamped layers of the gorgeous patchwork-style Yonder Star as the focal point.  That plaid full card size stamp is so pretty and easy to stamp.  It looks so much like denim stamped in the navy ink.  I can not wait to try this in other colors.  I stamped the great sentiment in red and added a few of the small Yonder Star stamps as embellishment.  The cute giddyup sentiment at the bottom is from Back in the Saddle, a very well-loved and very used set I have enjoyed using for quite a while now.  I added some navy twine and a die cut star from MFT Western Charms topped with the teeniest star from Yonder Star.  I love the cozy, country feel of this card and plan on making this in several color schemes as my main Christmas card this season.  Thanks for taking a look!

14 comments:

Audrey said...

What a cute card! I am sure your sister in law will love it!! The distressed edges are the perfect touch! :)

I love your holiday howdy Cathy, what a fantastic card using your new goodies. Your start is amazing, I love the centre. Have a really happy Thanksgiving!

Sharron said...

You make the best western theme cards--love seeing what you come up with your new stamps! The distressed plaid background is so wonderful. And I love the patchwork look of your layered Yonder Star centerpiece!

Renee said...

Isn't Yonder Star awesome?!!
Have been using it a bit myself this week...
but still waiting on my backgrounds...
arrghhh!!
But what a fabulous take on the sketch...
love the red and blue color scheme...
so perfectly country! :)

Kelly S. said...

Well lookie here at the new stamps in ACTION, Cathy! FABULOUS card for your sister-in-law, she will be over the moon! The plaid background looks like denim in that lovely navy! LOVE how you layered the Yonder Star. And the sentiments? Perfectly matched like that!

what a fun card from all your new stamps Cathy! wonderful western theme stampings!

Jeanne J said...

You always do amazing things with the Back in the Saddle, and now with Yonder star! Your card has so many great details! I love the distresed edges and all those yummy layers on that star!

Love, love this card. The plaid, the fabulous star - it's all just super! Great card!

Kim said...

Cathy, this is just too cute...I love the red, white and blue and that sweet little red star tied up at the bottom. Just so adorable.

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful card, Cathy! Love the gorgeous star and the great background! Hugs

Kate said...

What a great card. I just love the colours, that patchwork star, the background and that lovely little sheriff's badge.

Kim Duran said...

What a wonderful western themed holiday card! Especially the blue plaid background and distressed edges! Those perfect details make it special! Thanks for joining us this week at Waltzingmouse!

Marybeth said...

Love this large plaid stamped background. Perfect western star. I love yor little star charm too with the navy twine. Bet your SIL will set this one out. Her house sound wonderful . Love the picture of the yard.

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