Today's post is all about dingbats! No, not your nitwit neighbor who retrieves the morning paper in nothing but his neon green boxer shorts...I'm talking about dingbat fonts: type that uses symbols or ornaments instead of letters. Dingbats are perfect for creating a completely custom embellishment for your page because they come in just about every shape and form you can imagine. From aardvarks to zebras and arrows to zeniths, there's probably a dingbat out there to fit your page theme!
Another bonus with dingbats? Just like fonts, you can print them at exactly the size and color you need. So if your scrapbook stash is lacking the ideal accent for your page, turn to dingbats and create your own!
Celeste also created a clever embellishment strip using the "potty people" icons from Travelcons. She applied a red fill to her text box and set the font color to white, reversing out the cute little graphics:
And Cheryl Overton added an arrow dingbat to this pet page (though she also claims the dog pictured is a dingbat, as well :P)
She also used that same font to create a delightful t-shirt design for the little Gracieosaurus:
(Here's a quick tutorial on creating your own iron-on transfers!)
So are you inspired to try adding a dingbat or two to your next page? Then be sure and check out the free dingbat downloads at Dafont.com and Dingbat Depot. And don't forget to share your pages with us!