Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What? Flowers on a Soccer card? What am I thinking?

This card is for the wife of  Uncle Manky from my previous post... her season ticket was right beside his and I got to thinking that I bet she never got "sports" cards because they aren't very feminine.  So I challenged myself to make a feminine sports themed card.  I think I might have just succeeded too!  I decided that I wanted to use my gladiola stamps for the feminine touch alone with the tee shirt and ball... It came to me that the only time I have really ever seen this combination is on the washing line so thus "why" the shirt is on the washing line.  Hopefully in the make believe card world Auntie Gladys didn't have to wash and hang out her shirt to dry on her birthday!

I stamped, colored and embossed the shirt and ball just like I did for Uncle Manky.  I then stamped the gladiola multiple times masking off the butterfly in all but one of the repetitions and staggering the placement to look more natural.  After coloring them in with Copics, I used versamark and clear embossing powder to emboss them.  I used an airbrush to spray the sky (I think that is about the best sky I have done!) and more Copics to make some grass for the garden.  The clothes pegs are from another Clear Dollar Stamps set Hanging Out.  Although I didn't have movement with this design I wanted it to look like it could so I popped the ball and the bottom of the shirt up on dimensionals.  Do you think it makes the shirt look like the breeze has caught it?  As for the blue stripe background that was to mimic the hoops that are on the front of the Reading FC football kit and it does a nice job of tying everygthing together don't you think!

And though you can't see it if you saw my previous post you will know there is a little "manky cat" on the inside of this card too!

Card Size - 8.5 x 5.5 in
Cardstock & Paper - Neenah Solar White, The Paper Source (black cardstock & blue stripes).
Stamps - GinaK Designs (Little Tees, Sporty Accessories), Clear Dollar Stamps (August Flower of the month, Hanging Out),  Kitchen Sink Stamps (Whole Family), JustRiteStampers
Ink - Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versamark
Color - Copics
Accessories - clear embossing powder, airbrush, foam tape

1 comment:

Anne Temple said...

Your card is perfect. Love how you you staggered and colored the glads and it's a wonderful companion piece to your uncle's card too.