Saturday, July 16, 2011

Crafty Saturday

I came across a blog recently called Side Oats and Scribbles and I noticed that one of her sidebar challenges is to make a card and send it off to someone. Her recent challenge is over but since it was #3, I'm going to be watching for #4. It's nice to have a push in the right direction sometimes.

For that reason, I constructed a simpler version of my tri-shutter card (see sidebar tutorial) for a friend going through a hard time. Actually, the idea for it came together when I heard about a new stamp set called Little Labels by Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous. (I got it from Simon Says Stamp who snagged a few recently pre-CHA.) I imagined pairing the "pixie dust" label and one of Tim's corked vials filled with glitter and making it part of the sentiment. The adorable pixies are from a set by Stamping Bella, the gorgeous paper is from a botanical line by Brenda Walton for K&Co. and that tiny word sticker is from The Girls Paperie.

Another fun fact about this card: the sentiment on the second panel is from a Unity set by Melody Ross called She Did It Anyway. I wanted to continue the sentiment on the third panel with my own words, so I searched through my font library and found a font called Modern No. 20 that matched the stamp's font. I typed and printed my words at 24pt. I think it's a pretty good match.






Crafty tip #60: Save your broken costume jewelry to use on a craft project. One of my little Gap bracelets broke so I used the little beads for the inside of my big flower. Love how that looks....


Remember, if you know a youngster that would enjoy the little interactive book that I posted yesterday, just leave a comment telling me who it's for and I'll enter you into the random drawing for it on Monday.

Thanks for dropping by. May the pixies sprinkle a little dust on your day....

*smile*

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr and @scrapcollectr)

6 comments:

NoraAnne said...

Oh, I just LOVE this card and I'm sure your friend receiving it will feel like she is getting a great big hug in an envelope :) So pretty!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOWZA! I love that you used a bracelet to put seeds in the center of your flower--and I love love love that you mixed and matched your stamps! Another fabulous creation, Cindy:) YOU ROCK!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so much fun, Cindy! My smile grew wider as you showed each panel. I totally expected the rest of the Melody Ross sentiment and then the Plan B so I burst out laughing. I really love how you used the beads for the flower's anthers!

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

What a great card! I love Lisa's blog. Glad you found it!

stamping bella said...

gorgeous!! beeYOOtiful!!
thank you so much for sharing this!
Em

Pamela said...

Oh I love this, the type of card, the meaning of the card and fantastic that you could match the fonts. great Job!!