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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Happy Birthday Sports Enthusiast
Well...my mojo is back!! Thank Goodness. I created three cards. All for the grandkids! This card is for a grandson who just loves sports...All Sports. What could be better than this stamp for a special card for him? I started with a sketch, which makes me comfortable. Then I choose the papers from a special sports package available at Michael's. Love all the sports related DP! The Brads in the upper right each have an initial on them t g r (his initials.) Sorry, you cannot see this in the picture? I used some ribbon, also from Michael's behind the picture. Did you notice the green grass adjacent to the footballs? I stamped the image on a tan DP then colored it with Prisma Pencils, blended it,accented with Gell Roll Pens and fussy cut it. I love the way it turned out!
The second picture shows the inside of this card
DP, brads, & ribbon: Michael's
Distressing ink: Tim Holtz
Rubber Stamp: Darcie's Country stamp
Border: Fiskar's clear border stamps
Coloring: Prisma Pencils
Sketch: 2 Sister's Challenge/sketch 2
I am usually very critical of my work. However, I am so proud of this card!! I love the details that I was able to color using the Prisma Pencils and just how everything came together as I had hoped. I also was pleased that I could personalize this card with the initial brads. I hope that you enjoyed viewing my card. Perhaps I have inspired you to create a card for a boy/man. We all know that these are more difficult cards to design. Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog. Don't forget to visit again soon. I have three more projects to post this week. Have a wonderful week and please take the time to do something that makes you happy.
use it tuesday: Indian Summer and use something forgotten: I have had the initial brads for quite awhile and was waiting for the perfect time to use them. These personalized this birthday card. When I think of Indian Summer, I think of the last hurray- outside before being inside all winter...a change to play any sport, even if it is only a few times before the cold weather and snow return:0)
Having recently retired from the primary classroom,I have more time to devote to my "creative"side. Marcia(my daughter) and I enjoy creating together and do inspire each other. This blogspot was designed so that you can enjoy our projects. I hope that you will share your paper creations with me.