Monday, April 4, 2011

Ippity Bop

You see how I combined "blog" and "hop" into "bop?" Sorry, but I've gotta keep coming up with a new title for the Ippity Blog Hop each week and I kinda like the ring of this one.... I'm weird, I know.




My card had an interesting evolution this week. My son needed a card. (Well, HE didn't think he needed it, but I thought he needed it... any excuse to make a card). One of his girlfriends has a birthday tomorrow and this is the age when they start driving so I thought of making her a tri-shutter featuring a car and I wanted the state of Virginia somewhere on the card because that's where she wants to go to college. The closest I could get to the state name was to show West Virginia (if you look closely on the top right.)

But then, I colored the car blue and I needed an exclamation point for the second panel so I used an upside-down tie from the same set (Authentic Man). It started lookin' more and more masculine. So I've decided to hold this card for my nephew's bday in June and it's back to the drawing board for the girlfriend. Furthermore, I found out that All Things Unity's new challenge this week is to use buttons on a card so I added the button as a sun with a little yellow and white twine rays and a smile to complement the two button hole eyes. (The word Happy comes from the Quotes a la Happy set. More deets in my SCS Gallery.)

Shhhh! Don't tell my nephew this wasn't originally for him... Lol.

Here's how I changed it up for my son's friend...


I hope you liked this little diversion... Now go blog hop... Another winner this week. By commenting on each blog you visit, you increase the chance it could be you. I wish you good luck.

*smile*

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

16 comments:

Rachel B said...

I love that you used the tie for the exclamation! So fun. It did turn into a bit of a guys card didn't it! What paper did you use for the map? It is awesome!

shuggy said...

what a fantastic card!!

NoraAnne said...

Oh, how I love my visits here :) Your cards are always so much fun and I love the stories behind them!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! These flip cards (?) are sooooo fun! You rocked this template/card! LOVE that car stamp--great use of it!! OH! And that tie stamp for the exclamation is FUN!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOVE that you added a button sun on your card! I forgot to tell you that:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun over at ATU!! LOVE LOVE LOVE when you play along:)

Donna Huisinga said...

Love your tri-shutter cards. I've been wanting to try these but keep moving on to something else. I saw your name over at SSC for the blog hop. I'm going to be in it too. I am going to try these cards now.

Susan B. said...

Love your cards!

Chris said...

OMG these are fabulous!! what a great idea!!

Rona said...

I think they will both love them!!! Super cute and I love that you used the tie for an exclamation mark!! CLEVER!! Oh and I had to laugh because every guy card I start always ends up too feminine - never the other way around for me!! LOL

Jo said...

Just brilliant! I love both of these!!

Jo

Lynn said...

this is awesome...great coloring on the car. I never really know how to handle that, your car will be my model! Such a cool card.

Lisa H. said...

WOW! this is soooo fabulous. looove the road mad, and the card is perfect for this.

Karen said...

Don't know which card I love more..as each one is just as great! What AWESOME cards you've made here!! Love it when you can get paper to work with the story line...like the West Virginia showing up on the top right!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love both versions, Cindy! The map paper is really great and those button/twine suns are so cute!

StampinCathy said...

OMGOSH!!!! This is just one awesome and inspiring card. Love that sun button. Very creative.

Sara Henton said...

OMG!!! This is too cute for words. I just love how you used that button & drew a face on it for the sun