Friday, August 15, 2014

Sister Act - Challenge #70

Friday means a new anything goes challenge at the Sister Act Blog.  Whoopsi Daisy is sponsoring this week.  You'll have to stop by the blog to see the other DT creations and read about the fun prize in store for the challenge winner.

This card isn't one of my usual cards.  You'll notice not one Copic was used - not even for shading!  I was inspired by a card in Stamptek's Splitcoast Gallery.  Heidi was the Featured Stamper at the end of July and when I saw her Baseball Birthday card, I knew I had to CASE it for my grandson.  He'll be 14 this year and is crazy about baseball.  I thought this card was so unique and graphic.  Perfect for the occasion and the boy!

Heidi's blog post gave enough of an explanation about how she made the baseball to get me started.  I Googled a baseball image, printed it in a couple of sizes and then used it as a template to guide the stitching and seam on my die cut circle.  A little distress ink gave the ball some scruff and dimension. The letters are an alphabet from PTI and the stars come from a Verve die called Starry.  (It was a great purchase because it gives a variety of sizes and I use it often!)

Challenges Entered:
Pause, Dream, Enjoy 8/12 - Kid Theme
Simon Says Stamp - Summer
Creative Moments #49 - AG
Creative Knockouts #50 - Favorite activity
Crafty Girls #24 - AG
Southern Girls - All about texture


  1. A fabulously clever and beautifully executed card, Cathy. It's bound to be a big hit with your grandson! Hugs, Lesley

  2. Love this card and the vintage flair it has.

  3. Love the papers and colors on this card. That baseball is really cool. Thanks for playing at Creative Knockouts.

  4. Oh wow Cathy this is a stunningly creative card for a guy. The stitching on the ball is just superb.
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  5. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

  6. You know how much I love this card, Cathy! It's amazing. You created your vintage feel so perfectly.

  7. Great baseball card with the perfect sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts this week. Have a creative day and we hope to see you back here again soon.

  8. Adorable card! Love that baseball! Very sweet!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  9. What a great card. Love the details you put in to this. Thanks for playing along with us at PDE Linky Party.

    ~DT Barbara

  10. Great card Cathy! I love the stitching on the baseball, it really adds texture.
    Thanks for sharing at Creative Knockouts.
    Hugs, Ang x

  11. It's Great and very clever. I love the vintage feel to it. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls. :-)

  12. Fabulous card. Love the design. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Knockouts! Good luck. Maggie - DT


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