Sunday, April 13, 2014

Baseball Fan?

I put together another baseball card for a friend at work. The challenge was "make a baseball themed card for a young man's birthday".

I am always frightened by masculine cards, no frilly, frou-frou bits, no girlie colours. Yikes! So add baseball onto that and I'm pretty much completely out of my comfort zone. Those who know me, know I don't do sports, not English sports and certainly not American sports. I don't get that whole "thing" ... so you see my challenge. So after googling images of baseballs and bats, I came up with this. For a non-sporting, non-masculine card maker, I think I did OK!

I wanted to personalise this one for Conner so added the C. The ball and the bat are pretty self explanatory. I free-hand drew the bat and but it out to make a template. Then I used the woodgrain background stamp to make it 'woody' and my dear friend and fellow demo Yvonne Newborn suggested I use Crystal Effects to make the wood shine. GENIUS! Thanks, Yvonne. After the monogram and the sports equipment I was a little lost, but suddenly thought of tickets to the game and a greeting. Love how this turned out. I hope he liked it too ....

Thursday, April 10, 2014

April Club Projects

A quick post before work ~ here are the projects my Club girls worked on last night. I wanted to showcase this gorgeous 'watercolour wonder' designer series paper. Isn't it gorgeous? The card was very simple (inspired by a card I pinned by Margaret Raeburn). Of course, now I have the nifty envelope punch board, we had to have a matching one of those ;)

Here's a closer look at that glorious designer paper. Isn't it lovely?

Then I wanted to share a pop up 'card in a box'. I had to keep it pretty simple due to time constrictions, but this one turned out just right! Black and Vanilla designer series paper and a tea-themed stamp set. My favourite!

This particular group of club girls have stuck with me over the past few months which have been a trial to say the least! They kept my small SU business going, making sure I had orders when I really wasn't 'giving' anything back to them. It means so much to me that some of them stuck with me through the hard times.

Thank you Club Girls for making it fun!