Last week, I was lucky enough to win two western themed stamp sets from the talented Niki Estes - the stamps are Waltzingmouse sets. I was especially excited because I have had my eye on these stamps since they came out. I knew that I wanted to use them in making some western style Christmas cards.
One of the sentiments in the "Back in the Saddle" set reads "Have a rootin' tootin' time," so when I was inking that stamp up, I covered the word "time" with a scrap of paper. Then I was free to change the rest of the sentiment to "Merry Christmas" using another stamp set. I also added the holly from the other set to offset the red.
I die cut it with Spellbinders Labels Eight and then matted it over an oval I had previously stamped with the woodgrain image from the 2nd Waltzingmouse stamp set "Way Out West."
The red cardstock is from American Crafts and I embossed it with a 5x7" Cuttlebug embossing folder before inking over it (Fresh Snow ink by Papertrey Ink).
Of course I couldn't limit myself to just Christmas cards with these sets. I couldn't wait to do a sunset background with the "Way Out West" set! The sentiment was made with both sets (woodgrain & sentiment) and die cut with a Spellbinders Eyelet Squares die.
Thanks for taking a peek!