Sunday, August 5, 2007

Go West!

I did some crafting Saturday afternoon, since it was just too hot to be outside until later in the day! I also perused some blogs before I stamped, and came across this layout on Charmaine's blog, Oodabug Alley. I asked her for the dimensions, and she promptly supplied them. I think that this month's Stamp-A-Stack is going to feature this and other unique folds!

The color combo for this card was inspired by a blouse I saw on my way out of Belk Saturday afternoon. (OK, I was out for a brief time, but I didn't think you'd really want to read about bra shopping--YUCK!) I pulled out my handy notebook (see July 17 post) and scribbled down the colors I saw and came home with a mind to create. It's lovely when a plan comes together, isn't it?

The colors used include: chocolate chip, creamy caramel, very vanilla (right now it sounds more like a luscious dessert, doesn't it!), really rust, and taken with teal. The dimensions are 9" wide by 5.5" high, scored at 3" and 6". I made the tag tops by measuring the center of each panel and then dropping down an inch and marking each side. Then I connected the dots and cut the resulting triangles off. The twine on the top is from a package I received--I think it lends it just the right finishing touch of "western-ness." If you can't tell, the stamp set used is Baroque Motifs, along with recently-retired That's Nice.

Speaking of recently-retired items, I'm going to be posting tomorrow about some sets I'm going to be selling to make way for new sets I'd like to buy. Ya'll come back now, ya hear?


L. said...

Hey chickie - is it just me? I can't see the pic... not fair!!

Jenn in GA said...

sorry to all who tried and couldn't view the picture! i reloaded it.

Tandra said...

GREAT tag card! I love the colors and layout! Fab!

beate said...

Jenn, that looks wonderful! I love that set!