With the end of the sports season upon us, it's time to get out those card making skills to make your child's coach a card.
Or, if not for a coach, then this cute card is also great for kids too.
I've used a variety of product. Bazill, Prima, Cherry Lyn, and Stampin' Up! Martha Stewart.....Let's take a look at the card and how you too can make it....
1. Take a piece of Bazill and cut so it measures 6x12". Score in the middle of the 12" length and fold.
2. Use the Cherry Lyn grass die and cut out a pattern of grass. Throw this grass away (or keep for another card/project), and using the 'negative' piece, and some different coloured inks, create a grass pattern on the front of the card.
Do this by placing the negative piece across the bottom of the card, then use your ink across the spaces to create a pattern. Move the negative 'stencil' and do again and again, changing colours of ink to create a full pattern you are happy with.
4. Use a Stampin' Up! soccer ball stamp to create the soccer ball (or your child's sport ball of choice), add to the front of the card over the grass.
5. Stamp a Julie Nutting Doll stamp from Prima. Cut out. Clothe it. Add to the card so it looks like the child is interacting with the ball.
6. Use the Martha Stewart punch that has one largish flower and two small flowers on it to create a few small flowers. Add them into the grass area.
7. Add a small stamped 'Thank you' in the clouds.
And that is a very basic version of a thank you card. It came together in about half an hour including time to find all my product/tools.
I've added an insert into the card so there is plenty of room for the whole team to sign it.
For another simpler card, I also made this one for the second coach....
Then I added a soccer ball made from some silver ultra thick embossing powder.
Cut out, add to the middle of the base pattern on foam tape, and you're just about done.
Just add a set of fake stitching around the edges and you can call it done.
Because the card is black I also added a white insert into this card. Not only does it give plenty of room for all the boys to write on it, but it means you don't need a special pen to be able to see the writing.
I know that I usually do quite layered, in depth card making/scrapbooking, but there is nothing to say that you can't make a card quickly and easily and for it to still be heartfelt!
Hope you've all had a great weekend! I'm off tomorrow to see a friend I haven't seen in a while. Yay!!! Plus drop off our bee hive to her / her hubby so they can split their bees and we'll get some for the new house. I can't wait to get them back once we're all settled in. Exciting times!