Sunday, October 4, 2009

Back to the Basics

This card is the beginning of my move to get "Back to the Basics". We had a satellite post office that was letting me send lumpy and thicker cards with only a 44 cent stamp on them, but sadly it has closed. Now the other post offices are charging 88 cents and up for lumpy or thicker cards. As much as I love my family and friends I honestly can't afford to pay that much to send a card. So I'm now making my cards flat enough to be sent with a 44 cent stamp. This is proving to be a fun challenge and I'm actually liking the cards better than my old lumpy or thick cards. :)
I think I'm using more creativity to find ways to embellish the cards. Plus this is the way things were way back when I learned to stamp. Thus my reason for calling it "Back to the Basics".

Today's card is for Flutter By challenge #77 at Danni's Dreams. For this challenge we had to use the color sapphire. I think this is the first time you've seen me use a fairy, rather than a butterfly for the challenge. I have my friend Sue to thank for this. She sent me a whole bunch of stamped fairy images to color. Thanks again, Sue. :)

You can see the Shimmerz on the fairy's wings in this photo and the Ice Stickles on the stars. I paper sculpted the stars to make them dimensional. I used Star Dream card stock to go with all of the shimmer and glitter.

Blessings

  • Gifts from friends. Three things I used on this card were a gift from friends - just because.
  • Mark's ability to take care of the problems that come up with our computers. We'd be in trouble if it was up to me. lol
  • Some friends that helped me out this week.
Have a terrific day!!!

Inky hugs!
Shelly

5 comments:

Danni said...

Oh so pretty! Luna Star is such a neat fairy!! I am happy to see you creating!! Thanks for playing along with my challenge!

Holley said...

So cute! I love the flat cards. You are right, it can be a challenge to get back to the basics. The post office here charges package rate for anything not perfectly flat so $1.22 if its under 1oz and .17 per oz up from there.

Anonymous said...

Your cards are beautiful and your blog looks soo good.Thank you for inviting us to enjoy this with you

Lis

Nicola said...

Wow Shelly your card is beautiful, such a sweet image coloured to perfection.
Thank you for playing along with FBW.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Manetta Kanefsky said...

Great Card!! I need to pull that image out to and play with it again.