Thursday, April 8, 2010

Some Day My Prince Will Come...

Hello! Welcome to the April Gina K Illustrator blog hop.

Challenge: Choose favorite children's book and make a project inspired by the book. Include a photo of the book along with why you chose it and how it inspired your project.

I chose:


Deadline: Monday, April 12th at 8 pm
Prize: CenterStage Spotlight Designer for April (receives entire April release!)

I chose Cinderella. It was always a favorite of mine and I read the book at least twice a week to my princess four year old. So I thought it was "fitting".
When I think of Cinderella I immediately think of the fateful glass slipper so I designed a wedding shoe card:

I used a plain chipboard shoe to help design a template for this card. I decided that I also wanted to make a strap for the shoe so that I could hang a sentiment. Once I figured out how I wanted the shoe to look, I covered most of the front of the shoe with designer paper, sanding the edges and leaving an edge of white to help make it more look realistic. I cut a thin strip (strap) from the same paper and adhered it to the shoe card, adding a pearl accent where it attached to the front.

I used the little butterfly and sentiment from A Beautiful Life to create the tag for this. I thought the whole "glass slipper" theme would create a magical wedding card.

To help dress up the shoe (it is a wedding shoe, after all), I created a soft flower to adhere to the front of the design. I can do a tutorial on this next week if there is interest. (It is EASY and super cheap!)

Materials used: Chipboard shoe (Creatology: Michaels); stamps-A Beautiful Life (Gina K Designs); Memento tuxedo black ink; soft sky ink (Stampin' Up); decorative pearls-pink (Recollections:Michaels), white (Want 2 Scrap); white cardstock (Gina K Designs); designer paper- Ellie's Day Out "Purse Shoppin'" (Nikki Sivils); Spellbinders square and scalloped square dies; Cuttlebug (Provocraft); silver cording (Gina K Designs).

For more inspiration, check out these Gina K Designer's joining in on the hop tonight:

That is it for me for this week. I am heading to the airport in the wee hours of the morning for my annual sisters weekend in NJ. We are going to Atlantic City on Friday night and then to my parents house in N. Wildwood for the rest of the weekend. I cannot wait!!! See you next week---I have some FUN stuff to share!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

36 comments:

Paula Laird said...

Oh. My. Word. That shoe is AWESOME!!!!! Awe.SOME.

thestampinglady said...

I love your shoe! Very creative project that so illustrates the book! Thanks for sharing your stunning artwork!

catdidit said...

Oh what an awesome idea Cammie! LOVE it!

Charlene said...

Totally inspired and beautiful.

Lagene said...

What a beautiful slipper!!!

Tina Gilliland said...

How fantastic!!! One of my fav stories too!!

Jennie said...

Wow Cammie, this shoe is amazing and would love to see a tutorial on that flower embellishment you made :o)

Theresa Momber said...

OMGosh, I think you could have a second career as a shoe designer! This is gorgeous!!!

Debby said...

fantastic job!!!
Have fun!

Betty Neville said...

What an original card! Really well done! And I DO love that flower!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh totally and fabulously AWESOME!!!!! I love that shoe!!!! This is the perfect wedding card!!

NinaB said...

What a fantastic idea, Cammie. It's such a unique and special wedding card.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

What a wonderfully creative project, Cammie! I love the fancy shoe with the beautiful flower! A perfect wedding card!

Donna said...

This is such a cute idea! Love what you did with the embellishments. Have a wonderful weekend with your sisters. Nothing like a little girl time.

Erin Smetak said...

Oh my gosh, Cammie! This is SO cool! I have to make a wedding card next week, so this would be SO cool to "copy"! LOL! and PLEASE do the flower tutorial! I would love to learn how you did it and what type of paper you used! Looks like tissue paper????

Looking forward to that technique! :)

Tami Mayberry said...

Gorgeous!!!!!

Starla said...

Very CUTE!! And I for one, would LOVE to know how you made the flower!

lisa808 said...

Love it!!! Enjoy your get-a-way.

Ree Donnelly said...

Wow, what a card!! Love it!

Katherine said...

Wow, this is fabulous! Yes, please do a tutorial on the flower.

Becky said...

wow...This is one fabulous shoe.

KellyRae said...

OMGosh! I want that shoe!!! It totally is a fairy tale shoe to go with a fairy tale wedding (lol). Yes, please do provide a tutorial for your flower.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE this card--I have the same chipboard and made a sassy shoe! LOVE the idea of making it a wedding card! Great idea;) TFS!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is so cool and creative Carolyn! I love the shoe and the little pearl is perfect. Fantastic take on the book.

Rose Ann said...

Oh my gosh...so perfect and so pretty too!! I love it, Cammie!!

Lori said...

First of all have a fabulous time on our sister weekend! This card is very clever! I love this as a wedding card, or an engagement congrats, or shower card even.

Paula Barin said...

This is the coolest card I have ever seen. What a great idea.
Your cards are always amazing, but this takes the cake.

joy said...

What a clever idea! Your shoe would be one of those precious cards you save to put in a bride's book!

Anita said...

Amazing card! Enjoy your fun trip!

Melanie said...

the wttap is what makes it, totally fabulous!!

Jana Weaver said...

VERY cute card...love it as a wedding card!! You are quite brilliant!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Love your Cinderella shoe Cam!! So creative and beautiful!! From the colors, to the shape, to the beautiful flower and attached sentiment!! Amazing!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally FABULOUS Cammie!!! I love this Cinderella shoe...just perfect!!! I'll have to show this to my little Mimi tomorrow..she is gonna love it too :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Alex said...

Sooooo creative and fabulous Cammie!! Love it!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

stephanie said...

Very creative, love it.

Eco chic cards said...

This Cindrella Card is very good looking...