So, playing with the southwestern feel and stripes, I came up with an idea based on a feather. I must say I find some irony in the fact that I thought of a feather when I looked at an overloaded dessert (maybe I thought it was a low-cal dessert). Anyhoo, here's this card:
This card is actually my second version. The first one had the feather's quill, but there were some wonky issues with balance (it didn't look right unless I made the card about 9" tall). Oh well...live and learn. In this version, I eliminated the quill and ran the chevrons all the way down. I also left the chevron edges unglued to make the edges more feathery, so some of the points are a little curled up.
The chevrons are over a golden shimmery Bazzill that I misted with Mr. Huey's Cream. It's a little hard to see the misting in the photo, but here's a close-up:
The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday's Studio AE's August set (isn't it a fab stamp?). I also added a thin strip of wood veneer along the side. Beside the fact that I am addicted to my husband's stash of veneer lately, I think it works with the rustic look of the card.
Thanks for looking!