Monday, 18 July 2011

Football Birthday Card

This card has been made for an Everton football fan, so having to work with the bold blue colour was a bit of a challenge for me, but it's turned out well in the end.

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"
Southern Girls - "Happy Birthday"
Allsorts - "Free and Easy July"
Totally Gorjuss - "All About Boys"
Gem of a Challenge - "Lets Hear it for the Boys"
Sentimental Sunday's - "For the Men in Your Life"
Craft Your Passion - "Text It"
Wags n Whiskers - "Birthday"
Kaboodle Doodles - "Embossing"


Fleur said...

A fab card, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Anne said...

Love your card April. Anne

Cleota said...

Great job with Rocco! Love the embossed papers. I've posted a link to your blog on the Dude Time Doodles Facebook page - be sure to check it out!

DTD Dudette

Jill said...

What a great male card in beautiful blue colours! Cool image and fab colouring
Thanks so much for playing along at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Big hugs

ahlers5 said...

Great male birthday card. Thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers.

Kazza said...

Awesome job...It looks fantastic!! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls. Karenxx

Daisychain said...

A great card, love the design and colours. Thanks for taking part in my challenge at Crafty Creations this week. Good Luck! Hugs Christine x

Ginny said...

gorgeous, love this fab card :)

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card! Love the colours and that image is funny.
Thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion this week.
Good Luck!
Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Great male themed card.Love the layout and the texture. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Deb said...

Fantastic masculine card!
Many thanks for joining us on The Cute Card Thursday Challenge!

Jamie said...

Your card turned out super cute! Thanks for being a part of the Craft Your Passion " Text It" Challenge. Good Luck!

sparklingblackrose said...
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sparklingblackrose said...

Fab male card, great colours! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week, hope to see you again soon! Elaine GDT for July -xxx-

Nana Connie said...

I can't believe you made this fabulous card and didn't post it for the GDT challenge at Dude Time Doodles! Love the monochromatic blues of it. How about doing another card and entering the Dude Time Doodles Inspiration Challenge this week?
DTD Dudette

Mandy said...

A Wonderful card,lovely image and your colours are perfect...Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge...
Mandy x

HandmadebyTLC said...

I just love this image and your color coordination on the design is fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!
Tammy Louise

Lisa M. said...

Love the pretty blue! Sometimes I change everything in the middle of my card too! Love the result! Perfect for our "Man/Guy/Boy" challenge on Sentimental Sundays!

Hazel said...

Great card - the image is fabulous. Hazel x

Tameko said...

Cool card. Nice image, colors, & design. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

bettand said...

Fabolous male card. Just love the colours and the embossing;) Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles this week. Good luck. Bettina

Karen said...

What a beautiful card!! Thanks for playing at Sentimental Sunday's