Thursday, December 29, 2011

Back in the Saddle - Get Well Card

When at Hobby Lobby sometime ago I found some western theme paper by Paper Studio and knew I wanted to make some cards with it but I wasn't sure what I wanted to make. I was going through my card inserts that I make when at Stamp Club and came across this sentiment so I grabbed my Old West cartridge and got to work!

Supplies Used:
Cricut Old West cartridge
Cricut Marker
Paper Studio Patterned paper
Coredinations Cardstock
Stampin Up Cardstock
Cri-Kit gel pen
Signo UM 153 white gel pen
Colorbox Cateye Chalk Ink
Mounting Foam

One of the great things about Stamp Club is that Carol, the lady who runs Stamp Club, brings a ton of stamps to each meeting and there are always some great sentiment stamps. A lot of the time Linda, aka LGuild, and I will take a bunch of card inserts with us and just stamp off a bunch of sentiments so we can have them for later use. I think this makes a great get well card for any cowboy or wanna be cowboy!

I don't like all the brown for the fence and the saddle and I think now I would have went with some greys for the fence so there could have been more contrast, but oh well...what's done is done! I did use mounting foam on the saddle for some added dimension. A little light sanding on the saddle gave it a worn look.

I used the Cricut markers on the fence and then used a Cri-Kit gel pen for the stitching on the saddle. While a lot of times I do this by hand I am trying to use the gel pens more often because it doesn't seem to take near as long and I don't get hand cramps that way!

My friend Nancy saw this card and said she was going to have to tell her boyfriend to get sick so she could give him one of these *okie cracks up laughin*. That girl is a nut!!


  1. Love this card...... I visit your blog daily, but I don't always comment.

  2. Adorable card, Okie--so creative!!--Pat N.

  3. Cute card. I was just looking for country type things yesterday. You must have read my mind.

  4. What a neat idea! Mind if I lift? I love all the detail! Great job!

  5. I love this card! You did an awesome job!

  6. Love your card and I don't think you have too much brown...Okie, it looks awesome! Thank you for sharing. :)