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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

TX Cards

I have had some vision of some version of this card in my head for weeks now and have not been able to find the time to create it until last night. I am not sure that it is exactly what I was thinking of, but fairly close. It definitely took more time than I typically spend on one card and still could possibly use a little tweaking, but overall I am happy with it.

I used two sets to make it: Flashy Florals and the other I think is called Happy Trails. I borrowed both from my mom. They are both retired and older, but with all the TX bluebonnets out lately, it made me think of putting these two sets together.

Some specs:
I painstakingly (haha) cut around the fence, cactus and used an exacto knife to cut out the inside of the wheel-that's where a lot of time went...The fence is up on dimensionals and then the cactus is up on double dimensionals in front of the fence. The wheel is leaning on the fence and then the other side glued down to the flat part of the card, so it looks like it is leaning for real (well, as real as I can get on paper). I had not intended to put the rope/lasso hanging from the fence and was unsure if it was too much or maybe it was more that I didn't like it there AND across the top, but I didn't have anything else that I could find that looked as good across the top and then when I took the rope back off the fence, it looked naked, so here it is. What do you think? Too much? I had wanted more of the bluebonnets to show too, but I think that there are still enough that you can see. They are, however, monster bluebonnets in proportion to that fence. LOL The clouds I made with sponging over a scalloped circle I punched out-I saw this on splitcoast last week and thought I would try it out. It was easy and turned out pretty good I think.

Anyway...fun! (Don't ask me why I made it square and this size??? Just came out that way for some reason.)

I have another card I have made before with a TX stamp I have-I'm going to make that one next I think, while I have this TX stuff on the brain. :)