Friday, July 24, 2009

"The Ranch" MMSC11

Here is a "view" of the ranch. I made this card for a co-worker. It was her birthday today and since she has been a big help, I wanted to surprise her. Of course everyone in the office wanted a card but it wasn't their birthday. I used the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 11 for inspiration. If you want to play please go to:
Paper: Creamy Carmel, Chocolate Chip, Texture Rawhide, Apple Cider DS, and Very Vanilla.
Ink: Ranger Distress ink Frayed Burlap, Stazon Timber Brown and Versa Mark.
Stamps: SU! Bareback, Sanded BG, & Wonderful Words. Use "Celebrate" inside the card.
Assc: Classy Copper embossing powder, Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon, string, buckle and a candle.
Very vanilla and the DS paper were distressed with frayed burlap. The Very Vanilla was torn. The DS paper was crumpled then burnt using a candle. The textured rawhide was torn. Background stamp "Sanded" was used with Timber Brown on the chocolate chip paper. The inside of the cards was distressed and stamped using the sanded bg. Image was embossed using the classy copper powder. A buckle with distressed grosgrain ribbon and string finished off the card. You can double click the photo for a better look. :)


  1. Very cool CARD! I am sure your co-worker is going to love it! I love the western theme!

  2. This is beautiful!! Love your horse scene and the color and texture! Great job on the MMSC! Thanks for playing along this week!

  3. I really love this "ranch" card! My father-in-law would really appreciate a card like this! Thanks so much for playing along with us. :)
    ~Michelle MMSC DT

  4. Wow, you are extremely talented! Your cards are worthy of framing!

  5. That is just gorgeous!! I love the embossing and the rustic look. Fabulous masculine card!! Thanks so much for playing with us at the MMSC. Hope you will play again next week.

    Carolyn, MMSC DT

  6. Hey Valerie, your entry this week is just so beautiful..I really like how you created so much texture on your card. I love the horses. It all works perfectly. Thank you so much for playing our sketch challenge. I for one, look forward to the viewing the entries each week. I get so much inspiration and ideas from our players. Please think of some friends that you know that do not play our challenges, because we are going to have a "Refer a Friend" challenge coming soon with extra prizes ;) we are always trying to keep it fresh at the Midnight Madness challenge blog.

  7. Oh, Valerie!!! This is GORGEOUS! Am I copying Carolyn's comments? lol! Awesome card! I love visiting every week and can't wait until next week! Thank you for playing with us!!!

    MMDT Member


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