Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Birthday card



Here's the card I made for Jeff's birthday. He is bigtime into baseball! As well as softball, soccer...sports in general!

This was a fun card to make, the little baseball took the longest to make. I probably went through about 5 or 6 before I got to this one! To make the little baseball I punched out the circle using a 1/4" cicle punch on white paper. Then I punched another one to use a my guide for applying the red "stitching" on the baseball. This is the part that took me some time. At first I was using the wrong kind of marker...Copics do not work well for this! They kept bleeding onto the paper. I ended up using my real red marker from SU. This worked quite well for making a fine line with no feathering. After I got the red lines on, I added the black stitches with a very fine black marker. I think its a Millenium.

I chose blue because it's not only masculine, but just happens to be the color of DH's baseball team...go Brooklyn Dodgers! If you look closely, you'll see the ground that the baseball player is standing is not perfectly grey. I meant it to be this way...so that it would resemble the dirtiness of home plate! I did this with a mix of using a light grey shadow marker and a beige one to get that "dirty" effect.

Recipe:
Stamps-Amuse Batter, Fun Star, Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Ink-Pallette Noir, Real Red (SU)
Accessories-Copic markers, 1/4" circle punch, scalloped oval punches (giga & mega)
Paper-Amuse cards

6 comments:

PaperAddict said...

What an awesome card! I am always looking for baseball card inspiration for my dad! Great job and I'm sure Jeff will love it!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Very nice card! I love the baseball!

AnnMarie said...

Hiya Alana! Great 'dirty' home plate trick! LOVE this card! I have such a hard time making masculine cards, but you did an awesome job! : )

The Lucky Clucker said...

Great card!! But the Dodgers??! How about those Blue Jays??!! LOL!

Lori said...

This is such a fun card! I love how you used the two-color note card and the Amuse images.

~Michelle~ said...

This card turned out so cute...love the baseball too!