Thursday, 5 August 2010

Purple & Olive Flag Card

I made this card for the Stampman Fortnightly Challenge, which this month is "Take 2 Colours", so I've used Purple and Olive Green which I love as a combo.
Some years ago I took a great workshop, given by my talented friends Cath and Lynn, where they showed me how to make my first flag book and since then I have made lots in different styles, large and small.  There are plenty of them now on the web if you want instructions or other ideas but my thanks go especially to Cath and Lynne for their initial inspiration.
Addendum: I have just spied some great info about tag and flag books and an excellent video on Yvonne's blog (thanks Yvonne)...Take a look at paperflourish. It also noted the front page article in last month's Craft Stamper where a tag book is featured. I must look as I completely missed that.
I love cards that "DO" things and this is one of my favourites, that I had forgotten for some time, so I thought I'd try to make it a bit different by grading the sizes of the flag tabs.Sometimes I tear the edges, sometimes I make three rows of flags, etc.
The front of the card
Inside detail




I love this quote!




Thanks for popping in and why not have a go at the Stampman Monthly Challenge yourself?

12 comments:

dizzy said...

wow amazing Jo i love the colours and all the images its fab xxxx

Yvonne said...

Great variation on the flag book. Love it.

Dotpat said...

That is a fab card Jo, really like those colours aand I would never of thought of putting them together

Jan said...

I've never seen one of these cards...too awesome!!

Tinkertaylor said...

Fab flag book I haven't made one of these for ages.

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous, Jo and I bet it's a whole lot nice in real life. Love the images you've used and the quote is a great one. Fab.

cockney blonde said...

Stunning Jo. Love it all, x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

oh wow, this is amazing!

sam21ski said...

Wow totally amazing and what a fab colour combo - excellent Jo xxxx

Glennis said...

This looks a great project - I must find time to try more things

Yvonne said...

Thanks for the mention and link to my blog, Jo. Love your projects.

Kay Carley said...

Oh this is fab!! Thanks so much for entering it into The Stamp Man's Take 2 Colours Challenge :)