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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Well, so, here I am, late as usual!  LOL  Always too much going on.  I think I'm going to have to do some spring trimming of activities so I can focus on priorities (crafting)!

I made this card for my youngest son's 19th birthday, which was Saturday (April 13).  I used the sketch at CAS(E)ThisSketch, but forgot to post it by yesterday! Luckily the other challenges I can still enter-- Dream Valley Challenges and One Crazy Stamper!  Oh well.  I didn't follow the sketch verbatim either so just as well.  

Since I had started with the sketch, I chose the wheels and checkered background stamps from Tim Holtz to make my diagonal border piece.
And used the same checkered stamp for one of my sentiment tags.  At first I had just cut the border straight, but then decided to fussy cut it and I like it much better this way.  The basketball player and hoop I found online and is a silhouette digital clipart part of a set of basketball silhouette clipart that is free to download.  On the backboard I added some Carolina blue and the UNC Tarheel logo (also a clilpart download) using Photoshop Elements.  For those of you who don't know, my son is a sophomore at UNC Chapel Hill and a sports journalism/sports admin major.  His ultimate dream job is to be a commentator at ESPN!  Big dreams!  So thought the sentiment was appropriate!  And for added sportsy fun, I added the #1 finger stamp.

Stamps:  Wheels and checked background (Tim Holtz); #1Hand(The Paper Co); Wish Big and Happy Birthday (Taylored Expressions); Basketball player and hoop silhouette (Shutterstock.com).
Paper:  Black and white cardstock; Striped DP (stash).
Ink:  Tuxedo Black and Bahama Blue (Memento).

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1 comment :

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is gorgeous. Fun and Fabulous details!

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