Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Soccer/Football - A different perspective

Just when you thought I had finished with the soccer/football cards - I put a different spin on it (get it?!)  OK I won't dwell on that I can hear the pun groan from here.

I decided I wanted the perspective of the crowd and goal.  So I stamped the crowd on my 5.5 in x 8.5 in cardstock and randomly spot colored in the crowd.  I didn't want them to be more than the background so I didn't use any loud colors just grays, blues and neutrals.

I then layered the grass green paper over the bottom 2/5ths of the card and cut the slot.  I wish I could say it was meticulous planning.. OH WAIT! With meticulous planning I realized that I could match up the front "grass" stripes with the back of the slot.

At this point I thought the "hard part" was done.  Little did I know! I have had this plastic mesh that came off some duty free for a while thinking it would make a great net.  I ran it through my Xyron... it lifted off the card.  I tried again.  It lifted again.  Thought maybe I could slightly melt it to the card with my heat gun and it started to shrivel. YIKES!  In the end good ol fashioned white glue to the rescue and an acrylic block to hold it down.

I think the rest is pretty self explanatory (or I have already said it in at least 3 of the previous 5 posts). 

Card size - 8.5 x 5.5 in
Cardstock- Neenah Solar White
Paper - The Paper Source pack
Stamps - Viva Las Vegastamps (crowd), GinaK (Little Tees, Sporty Accessories), Just Rite Stampers (Shirt lettering & numbers), Stampendous (Flexible Friendship Wishes)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo black, Versamark, Brilliance Victorian Violet (I think)
Color - Copics
Accessories -  White & Clear embossing powder, Pennies, Fun foam (for dimension), Foam Tape square.


Melanie said...

You've done an outstanding job on all the tees, I really appreciate your writing to me and all the great ideas you are coming up with for these stamps! :) This was especially creative the way you did the crown and the mesh for net, turned out terrific! I love making spinner cards, too :)

(Will email you back soon, we have company)

Holly said...

holy cow, that is AWESOME!!