Yee Haw Cowboy Birthday Card

by Joanne James30. April 2015 08:05

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at Create With Connie And Mary and this week we have a great sketch challenge for you:


My post today is a treat for all my international readers, as I'm using one of the photopolymer sets that is available in the USA and unfortunately not for sale by Stampin' Up! in the UK. Whilst we are moving ever closer together in terms of catalogues, timesales and product ranges with our US colleagues, there are some things that remain USA-specific, such as the special issue sets, Paper Pumpkin and of course their clearance rack and shipping offers are country-specific. I absolutely love the Yee-Haw stamp set though and have been lucky enough to acquire one through one of my US stamping colleagues (thank you LeAnne!) and I decided it was perfect for today's sketch layout - take a look:

I took my colour palette directly from the Colour Coach (such a useful tool!) and on a base of Early Espresso, I matted a piece of Sahara Sand that I had run through my Woodgrain embossing folder and adhered flat side up. For the vertical lines of the sketch, I used three pieces of barbed wire - stamped in Basic Grey onto Basic Grey cardstock and fussy cut out - then topped this with a panel of Pacific Point, stamped in the circle star image in the set. I stamped my main sentiment in Early Espresso onto Whisper White, then topped this with the lasso rope stamped in Cajun Craze onto the same colour cardstock having cut out the middle and fussy cut around the edge. I finished with a 'birthday' banner and a paper-pieced cowboy hat. So lots of fussy cutting on my card today, but so worth it - what a fun card for a Rootin' Tootin' birthday boy!

I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with using this week's sketch - do check out how the other members of the design team have used it for some great inspiration. I'll be back tomorrow with another project for Friday; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

  • Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • Paper Snips
  • Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pacific Point A4 Card Stock
  • Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Cajun Craze A4 Card Stock
  • Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Early Espresso A4 Card Stock
  • Sahara Sand A4 Card Stock
  • Whisper White A4 Card Stock
  • Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Basic Gray A4 Card Stock


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Comments (7) -

Lisa Young
Lisa YoungUnited States
4/30/2015 1:38:43 PM #

Wow, Joanne! The details on your card are fantastic, specifically all of the fussy cutting. I guess I never realized how many products are not available to our friends overseas. Hopefully that will change soon.


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/30/2015 8:31:44 PM #

So excited to see this put to good use, Joanne!  Yeehaw!  Love it!


Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
5/1/2015 1:33:53 PM #

What a fun card, Joanne!  You did a lot of fussy cutting here, but it definitely paid off!  This is spectacular!


Chris Slogar
Chris SlogarUnited States
5/2/2015 2:08:25 PM #

This is a really fun card!  I especially love how you used the barbed wire for your vertical stripes.  Great fussy cutting and great colors - I love the Color Coach for inspiration, too.  There is always something there that I wouldn't have thought of on my own.


Alison Barclay
Alison BarclayAustralia
5/4/2015 10:14:46 AM #

Fun card! You have enormous patience with fussy cutting....very well done! I love the little twine stamps behind the main image too. We also don't get all of the US stamps in Australia...and I do envy the Paper Pumpkin products, but I guess our markets are much smaller so it doesn't make good business sense. Frown
One day though! Smile


Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
5/5/2015 3:44:03 AM #

How fun!  Love this!  This stamp set is a lot of fun!  Love the barb wire behind the blue panel...looks great!  


Margaret Raburn
Margaret RaburnUnited States
5/8/2015 4:33:04 AM #

Fabulous card Joanne!  I too love this set and am sorry that it isn't available in all markets.  You details are wonderful as is all your fussy cutting on that barb wire!  Truly a fun fun card!


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