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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

21st birthday

Hello my friends. Today's offering uses Claritystamp stamps. This was a commissioned card for a football fan. I had planned one thing in my head but then as I was making it, the card seemed to evolve and get a life of its own.


I started with a piece of theuva card for main artwork. I stamped the large stamp in black archival ink and masked it off. Then i got some bubble wrap that I inked with versamark and stamped top and bottom of masked image. I clear embossed with fine powder.


Leaving mask on, I laid a piece of copy paper that I had cut in shape of hill across card. Using Clarity stencil brushes I inked the grass in shabby shutters and peeled paint distress ink. The sky was done in tumbled glass and broken china. Using same inks I also stamped sport randomly as shown. While mask was still on I added shade all around the stamp. I used darker distress inks such as stormy sky and faded jeans and forest moss. 

I lifted mask off and stamped sport in black archival ink.




I stamped footballer silhouette inside the o framer in black archival and heat set. Then i covered ball in versamark ink and clear embossed. Using make up sponges I inked the sky and grass with broken china and mowed lawn. (I had stamped sport on post-it and cut inside O out so I could mask off the area). At this point I decided that i wasn't going to ink stamp as I really liked the way it looked now. The stamp looked like it was away from background and I was looking through a hole. So I just stamped 4 little corners in tumbled glass. 

I finished topper off by inking all around edges in faded jeans and chipped sapphire ink and wiped ink off clear embossed areas so white shows up  more.
I matted on black and added a small footie sticker in corner.

 I stamped sentiment using letterbox kit and words in black archival on base card. I wound some blue twine around base card and stuck a ball on one side. As this lad is a Coventry fan I added the blue T-shirt and the cup wit blue twine on handles.

So I hope you like my make. I must say I was pleased with it and it does look more dimensional when you see it in your hands.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Simon says stamp Monday challenge - I ought to use them more (stamps on main topper)
Fan-tastic Tuesday - anything goes


11 comments:

  1. Fab card..funny hiw sometimes they just evolve as we go along lol x

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  2. Cool card, love the word also incorporates the image... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  3. Fab footy card and superb stamping techniques! Xxx

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  4. Morning hun fabulous card love it - thanks for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday very good luck hugs Judith DT x

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  5. This is fabulous Theresea.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  6. Great card Theresa. I don't think any of my cards end up like the original plan in my head! x

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  7. thank you ladies for all your fab comments xx

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  8. Lovely 21st card, love the image incorporated within the lettering and a fabulous scene you have set too. Lovely design. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

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  9. Great card Theresa. I love the combination of the "O" and the postage stamp. Thank you for entering the Claritystamp Challenge. Good luck. x

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  10. Super card Theresa and a great blog. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge and best of luck.

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  11. Great artwork Theresa. I'm sure the person who commissioned this card was highly delighted with the result.
    Thanks so much for entering the Clarity Challenge. Good Luck xx

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