Eagle eyed viewers may notice I had got half way with this card then changed my mind on the design, see my previous "What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday" post, I just wasn't happy with how it was turning out. Thankfully Dude Time Doodles posted a fantastic digi stamp just in time for me to use and enabled me to change my design!
I layered up some blue, yellow and white cardstock to create the base of the card, I used a Crafts Too embossing folder to create the dotty pattern on the strip for the bottom then used an X-Cut Border Punch to create the strip in the centre and added the blue ribbon, at this point there were going to be some footballs along the top section, however I didn't feel they looked right so after much deliberation I luckily fell upon the forementioned Digi Stamp so I coloured the digi using Promarkers (Royal Blue, Azure, Blender Pen, Buttercup, Satin, Caramel, Cocoa, Ivory, Blush, Cool Grey 3 & 5 and Black) and shaded around the player using chalks, I then added this to the card along with another embossed circle with sentiment. The image, football and sentiment were all attached using foam pads, although you can't see that they are raised in the piccies. To finish off I just added a few bright blue and yellow pearls and it was done. I'm glad I changed the design half way through as I'm happy with how it turned out.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - "Going Round in Circles"
Crafty Creations - "Boyz to Men"
Penny's - "Happy Birthday"