Monday, December 23, 2013

Great Sport with Clockworks

Hello, one more card to share with you before the festivities begin. 

I think we all find it a lot easier to make 'girly' cards so today here is one for the boys .....

I recently purchased the Great Sport stamp set to make a card for my son-in-law who has just turned 30, and have also been playing around with some stamps from the Clockworks set to make a background.

For the background on today's card, I have repeatedly stamped the larger grunge style stamp from Clockworks with smoky slate ink onto whisper white card, then stamped swirls from the smaller grunge stamp in the set with black staz-on ink in two opposite corners. I have inked around the two stamped corners with old olive. 

For the focal point of the card, the winged swirls stamp from Great Sport has been stamped in old olive onto whisper white card. The football stamped in black staz-on on to spare piece of card, punched out and smudged with old olive ink. The banner and sentiment have also been stamped on to spare card and cut out. 

To finish I added a black star (which you can either stamp and cut out, or colour over the green star if you have a steady hand) and fixed two silver brads to the smaller stars.

Due to the fact that postage is now more expensive if you have lots of depth to your card I am trying not to add too many layers but give the illusion of depth with sponging edges etc. The only part of this card that has been raised on foam pads is the football and the sentiment.

May I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a I look forward to catching up with you in the New Year.   


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