Tuesday 11 March 2014

Soccer Birthday

Hi, a colleague at work asked me to make a 30th birthday card for her son. He's a mad soccer fan. Hope he liked his card!
I brayered black soot distress ink onto the label side of this numbers embossing folder. I like the way it makes the numbers stand out.
I die cut a black and a white 3 and layered them for dimension. The soccer ball is a copyright free image that I downloaded and printed. To give it some texture I laid it on a snippet of card that had been embossed with a honeycomb folder. You can barely see it in the photo, but in real life the texture really stands out.
I'm going to link up to the following challenges:
At Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge the theme is D for distress.

Snippets means I can visit the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

At Allsorts the theme is Sport.

At Sentimental Sundays, a new challenge for me, the theme is to create cards for a boy/man and to use a sentiment.

Materials used:
Cuttlebug number embossing folder; distress ink; Papertrey Ink number die; MBossabilities honeycomb embossing folder; sentiment sticker from stash;

Thanks for visiting :)
Cathy x


MaryH said...

Cathy you never disappoint! This is a wonderful 30th card for that special enthusiast. Loved the brayering to add so much dimension on your numbers. I enlarged the photo, and your h/comb embossing on the ball, does show up. That was inspired designing, my friend. Your requestor will love this one! No doubt. Glad to see you over at the playground. TFS & Hugs

Di said...

Really clever Cathy! I love the way you used the embossing folder and what a super idea for the design.



Irene said...

Cathy, your card is brilliant especially using black (would never thought of this colour).

brenda said...

A super card for our Sports theme Cathy.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts Challenge.

B x

rachel said...

love this Cathy - I just ordered this mask - brilliant xx

Wendy L said...

a really lovely card, great design, thanks for joining us at allsorts, xxx

Susanne Vargas said...

How could he not like a fabulous card like this? That is brilliant to use a soccer ball for the 0, especially with the honeycomb embossing!

Dragon said...

Wow, fantastic 'boy' card.

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such an awesome card for a soccer fan. Love the beautiful distressed look. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Alrik said...

Nice card.

Jean said...

Great guy card, I like the way your embossing folder turned out, and the lovely football.
Jean x

Bonnie said...

A perfect card for a guy, especially for a soccer fan! Love the gray and white! Great job on the soccer ball!

roffeycreations said...

Superb as always Cathy - love it Mxx