Friday, May 6, 2011

Friends w/ Flair

Hello friends!

Welcome to yet another installment of Friends with Flair. If you've got Unity or Ippity, ink up a stamp, create a project and then link it up HERE for all to see. There are two winners every week: one for a random participant in the blog hop and one for a random commenter.

My card this week was inspired by an upcoming graduation. My son has been carpooling with a senior and it's been heaven for me (and my gas tank!) so I made him a graduation/thank you card of sorts that will have a little gift tucked inside. I used the car and sentiment from an Ippity set called Authentic Man which you can find HERE (or by locating a nearby Ippity gal.)

The frame I drew was inspired by this tutorial by Nichole Heady . Instead of using a ruler and pencil lines, though, I lined up the corner of a Stampin Up piercing template in each corner of my panel and penciled in a dot to mark the corners of the frame that I then drew in with a good black marker.

I loved how the tutorial's card turned out but mine seemed to have too much white space, so I cut out the inside of the frame, matted it with black cardstock and then placed it on matted map paper. I like it better this way.



I hope you leave a comment while you're here. Who knows, my blog may be the one from which they'll choose the random commenter. Now, click HERE to take a drive on Blog Hop Road!

P.S. I hope you return tomorrow for a Saturday blog hop I'm involved in. All the blogs, including mine, will have blog candy to give away. Woo hoo!

*smile*

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

16 comments:

Kate said...

Love the saying on your card :0)

Bonita Rose said...

love love this card!

Rachel B said...

Stunning. Love how you did the line frame and the car is awesome! I really love your map dp too! So awesome.

Gwen said...

Cindy, this is amazing! Love how you cut out the center and around the car! The map paper is just perfect!

sharon g said...

I am seriously in love with that card! The car, the coloring, the map. It is adorable!

Patricia said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card for a guy!

lynn said...

oh, i love this, cindy!
your frame turned out great, too!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Love the map in the card! Makes it so much fun and makes you want to go and travel instantly! Great card!
Hugs, Wendy

Linda said...

It looks like your getting ready for a little road trip. I think it's great card!

Anne said...

Terrific masculine card! I love all the layers and the border that you drew:)

Crystal said...

I love this card SO much! That stamp set is on my wishlist. Great choice of papers and colors!

jennifer mitten said...

I love maps! This may be one of my favorite cards ever!

dahlhousedesigns said...

ooooo, look at that! Love the frame with the car. Too fabulous!

lisa a.

My Angel said...

Stunning Male Card!! Love the frame & map!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY--you always knock my socks off! I love this card! I love the map paper--and I love how you did the stamp image and sentiment! SO CLEVER!! Great job:)

Emily Leiphart said...

What? No tri-fold card?! LOL I LOVE how you cut out the frame inside the frame. It works perfectly here and that sentiment is awesome. Have a lovely Mother's Day, Cindy!