Country Born

 In one of my previous posts, I mentioned that I had yet to show you a sneak peek of my FAVORITE new stamp set by Close To My Heart.  Well, here it is!  Country Born.  I love this stamp set.  It has so many great images!  It is a set of ten stamps, featuring five country images and five phrases.  Being an equine enthusiast, I had to ink up the horse stamp first!  My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at The Paper Players.  Here is a look at the original sketch.  I tweaked the sketch a bit to go along with my images.

I chose the colors for my card from the Color Challenge this week at Dynamic Duos.

My piercing was completed with the help of the Close To My Heart ruler which comes with two sets of piercing holes.  My decorative shape was cut with the Cricut Artiste cartridge.

All supplies by Close To My Heart:
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection
D1543 Country Born (avail 2/1/13)
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5932 Cashmere Cardstock
X5642 Cocoa Cardstock
Z2114 Cocoa Ink
Z1816 Artisan Studs (avail 2/1/13)
Retired Cocoa Ribbon
Z1471 Ruler

I have also entered my card in the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Check back tonight for the February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!


  1. What a beautiful image...and how perfect for this challenge, Allisa! Great job tweaking the sketch too! Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos!

  2. WOW, wieder so eine schöne Karte bin total begeistert
    lg gertrude

  3. Just love this! I assume maybe you have or had horses? I have owned them all my life (but not right now) and when I saw this stamp set I knew it was a "must have"! I loved the older Country Life stamp set but will be gone as of tonight! but at least I can get this new set. Love your cards as usual and will definitely plan to get this set!

  4. Fab card! Great way to showcase that wonderful image! Thanks for playing along with Dynamic Duos this week!

  5. What a great card! I love your image and sentiment! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players!

  6. Beautiful, Allisa! I can see why this is one of your favorite new stamps! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  7. Oh, I LOVE this card! What a great stamp! I love your clean, crisp lines. The paper piercing is the perfect touch on this. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

  8. Look at this. Love the muted tones! Great job.

    Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

  9. This is beautiful. Love the clean design.

  10. Just gorgeous, Allisa! A wonderful country feel to your card, and the colors are great too! Thanks so much for playing with my sketch this week!

  11. Awesome card, Allisa! I really like the paper pierced detail. It really adds the perfect pop! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos AND the Paper Players! :)

  12. Great image...Great paper piercing.


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