Monday, January 2, 2012

When Worlds Collide

Hello and Happy New Year!

I'm back from vacation and ready to give you another What's on Tap Tuesday. The title of this post comes from the fact that two separate inspirations collided to help me envision today's card.

First, I was blog-hopping and came across a lovely blog called BonnellStamping that featured a super monogram card idea. I swoon over text papers, so I instantly loved the idea that she admittedly CASEd, but then, it is sure to be CASEd again. I just liked the idea of a large central panel with an offset image at the bottom.

Second, I got the latest newsletter from Lawnscaping, a Lawn Fawn inspired site, that was offering free digi stamps in celebration of their first year of blogging. The artist of the stamps is Melania Deasy, whose blog evidences her amazing talent. Take note that I said "free." Visit Lawnscaping HERE and get these digi stamps for yourself. They're adorable.


My desk shows the papers I considered for my card background. As you can see from my last post, I like to find interesting background papers to use for simple cards. The paper I chose comes from Stampin Up's Big Top series, which an SU demo can track down for you or, if you're in the U.S. and don't have a demo, HERE is my friend's link to the paper. That maraschino bakers twine I used on the card comes from The Twinery.


Since I'll submit this to Lawnscaping birthday challenge, I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from a Lawn Fawn mini set called Year One. I call this card "Blobby Birthday" because I'm not sure how else to refer to my little green friend. Lol.



Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a wonderful start to your new year!

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)
@scrapcollectr on Twitter

15 comments:

Annette said...

aww this is so so adorable...Great use of the free digi..

Laurel said...

Holy wowzers! This is amazing! :) I love this!!!! I love your cute little birthday monster! Love that you cut out the star for your balloon! ANd I ADORABLE that background paper! It was designed just for this card, wasn't it! I am thrilled, absolutely thrilled, that you played along with us at Lawnscaping!!! Blobby Birthday is fantastic!

melania deasy said...

Wow!!!!!! Thank you so much for using Lawnscaping Digi!! I'm so honored, very cute cards! so in love with it :)

505whimsygirl said...

What a cute little card!! Love the star and moon on the balloon!

lynn said...

this is too cute, cindy! love those papers!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Aw, how cute and fun is this!! Thank you for celebrating with us at Lawnscaping! :)

Ayana Posadas said...

Ahh! I love how you used the digi set to make your fabulous birthday card. It came out sooo super cute!!! :)

Hazel said...

Super birthday card. I downloaded those freebie images last night - they are lovely, aren't they?! (Hazel, WOYWW 108) x

Julia Dunnit said...

As I'm so late, I hope you've done the cards for Jodi! I have the SU paper set with the numbers on..love it so much I had to force myself to actually use it! Love the cheery circus papers, and your card title - turns out I quite like a green blob!

Katie said...

Fab birthday card :)

Katie (138)

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so cute, Cindy! I love how you've bent the twine in his fingers. It looks life-like!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Lots of silly fun things on your desk--I like it. I like the card as it is very festive. Happy belated WOYWW to you.

Berenice R. said...

Super cute card!:)

Heather Innusa said...

What a fun card - super cute!!!

Ruby said...

Blobby Birthday sounds like the perfect name lol. Great use of the digi, lovely fun card! Congratulations on your card being featured over at Lawnscaping!