Friday, June 17, 2016

Baseball Father's Day Card

Father's Day is quickly approaching and I've been getting some orders from clients that have definitely made me stretch my creative muscles with "man cards". 

One of my clients asked for a baseball themed card. Since I didn't have any baseball stamps in my stash, it was time to get crafty. 

I want to warn you, this card is HIGHLY technical and may not be able to be accomplished by the average card maker. 


Step one: Use a paper plate and a pen to trace a curved line


Can you hear me giggling now? hehe HIGHLY technical. 
Once I had the perfect curvature traced, I cut it out with some scissors. 

Next, I used some little sketchy chevron shapes from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Gruge set to emboss the read threading on my "baseball" 


I completed the look with a sentiment from the BOLD SENTIMENTS: Hashtag Authentic set and stamped DAD with the Sketchy Alphabet set.


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Taaaadaaaa! I'm quite pleased with it. 

This is a good time to tell you that we're midway through the month at the STAMPlorations Theme and Sketch challenge and you should go play. You can use either the sketch, or the theme, OR both! So many options! 


 
I'm also going to play along in some of the other fun challenges going on in the blogosphere including:
 
CASology - Masculine theme
 The Male Room - Father's Day

26 comments:

  1. LOVE the bold RED!! So cool!! :)
    Suchi xx

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  2. But the BEST ideas are often the simplest and this one's brilliant

    Kathyk

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  3. Your ideas are so clever! Fabulous baseball theme card!!! :D

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  4. Awesome card - love the chevron stitching on your baseball! Thanks for joining us at CAsology this week, Becca!

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  5. Fun guy card Becca, just the ticket for a baseball loving fella. :)

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  6. Very labor intensive...love the allusion to the technical side of your design almost as much as I love this card, which I may be stealing...er...CASEing in the near future.

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  7. Might I say so brilliant Becca! Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!

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  8. You fooled me:) I blame my sickness because I was expecting a detailed tutorial...hahahahaa this just shows what a wonderful card can look like with a great imagination. Great card for a dad who loves baseball like my brother

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  9. You are so clever! I just love your creative brain!

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  10. Quite pleased? QUITE pleased? Heck! I'd be OTT excitedly punching the air "Yes!!!!!" with this one. Brilliant:)!!!!!!

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  11. Oh so technical Becca - I think I could manage one of those curves - just. Love your card :-), bold, bright and masculine
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  12. lol you are such a funny gal. Love your take on the baseball theme. So darned creative.

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  13. Okay...this is brilliant!! What a perfect baseball you created Becca, this ROCKS!!

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  14. This is a cool card. Loved the colors

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  15. Ohh this highly technical tutorial has taken all my skill to understand ;) !! Loved it becca!

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  16. This is an absolute corker, love it!

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  17. Becca, this cracks me up! I love how you created this stunner! Such a fabulous masculine card and such a clever, clever design!! So glad you could join us at CASology this week!

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  18. You are so clever, Becca!!!!! What a creative way to do the baseball card!!! So cool!!!!
    Have a great day!!!!

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  19. Wow what a fabuloys card !! Clever lady & the post made me laugh !! X

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  20. Super cool card, Becca! Creative way of creating that baseball shape!

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  21. You should be extremely pleased with this - it is awesome!! You hit this outta the park, sista!!! Your card is super cool and I love how clever you are!!

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  22. Catching up a bit here...LOVE this baseball card!!!! Hubs and dad are big baseball fans, as am I...Go Cubbies! What a great idea, and even though it looks rather difficult to make (lol), I might have to give this a go! Absolutely FANtastic!! Bev

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  23. Fantastic, Becca! I love how you used the chevron for the stitching - so clever!

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  24. Total cleverness, Becca...and bet Dad thought so too!
    Hugs~c

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