Good morning! I liked the Stampin’ Up! Ride the Range bundle when I first saw it in the current Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and I was finally prompted to make a card with it when I saw this card designed by Lynn Starzl on Pinterest. I was fascinated that her cows just popped off the card, and she made it without any fussy cutting! So I CASE’d her card making some minor modifications. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
I cut a panel of the rustic wood grained In Good Taste designer series paper with the curved window die from the Open range dies from the Stampin’ Up! Ride the Range bundle. I lined the die cut DSP panel up with a Sahara Sand panel and cut the die out again, so that the Sahara Sand and DSP panels had the window die cut from the same spot. I adhered the die cut panels together with liquid glue giving me a stiffer panel since I wanted to pop it up with dimensionals. I also cut the windmill vane from Gray Granite, the fence from Soft Suede and the clouds from Basic White.
I used the long hill dies to cut two panels of Old Olive to make overlapping hill sides and sponged some Old Olive ink on the top with a Blending Brush. I adhered them to a Balmy Blue panel. I adhered the layered scene to the front of a Sahara Sand card base with liquid glue. I stamped the cows from the Stampin’ Up! Ride the Range cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. Then using Lynn’s technique, I colored the edge of the die cut with my Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to make the cows pop and adhered the cows to the grassy part of the card front with liquid glue. I used glue dots to adhere the fence over the cows, trimming the edge so that it lined up with my little scene. Then I adhered the wood grained window panel over the scene with dimensionals.
I adhered the white clouds in the sky and the windmill vane with glue dots. Since I had the window up, I could easily place the die cuts to get a balanced look. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Ride the Range stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Sahara Sand and lined it up and cut it out with the Messages die. I adhered the label to the card with glue dots and finished the windmill vane with a silver metallic pearl.
For the inside of the card, I stamped the the horse and rider from the Stampin’ Up! Ride the Range stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment next to them in Soft Suede ink and adhered a strip of rustic wood grained In Good Taste DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.
Last week we drove across country from Pennsylvania to Arizona to visit family. As we drove past the farms, the scenes of cows grazing reminded me of this card, so I tried to take some pictures to share. Because these were scenes that I remember during long drives while I was growing up, constantly evoking thoughts of ‘Are we there yet?’. Most of the cows were black and it was hard to find the windmill vanes, were they a figment of my imagination? Finally we saw them when we crossed into New Mexico.
Except that they’re black cows, they look just like the cows in my card!! LOL. I wonder which stamp or die set I should have used for a tree? Do I have enough room on my card for a tree? I definitely need to add some small trees to my next Stampin’ Up! Ride The Range card.
It’s funny how the quest to find the perfect picture of a functioning windmill vane made the trip go faster! And I am happy that today’s card with the Stampin’ Up! Ride the Range set reflected so many classic views that you can see just driving around.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (wood grain frame backing), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
- Balmy Blue – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (sky)
- Old Olive – 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″, 2″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut ground)
- Soft Suede – 1″ x 5″ (die cut fence)
- Gray Granite – 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (windmill vane die cut)
- Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut clouds), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut cows)
- In Good Taste DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (wood grain die cut frame), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)