Thursday, August 11, 2011

Grandson, Baseball and Birthday

My grandson, Jacob, just celebrated his "9th" birthday. Right now he loves baseball. He and his dad have been able to make it to a lot of the Diamondback games this season, so he knows all the players and all the baseball news.
I was going to give him one of the Build-A-Bear birthday cards from my card stash, but this year the bear thing just doesn't quite fit him, so I made him a "sports" card...sort of! This is a hybrid card since I used My Digital Studio to print the "Sunny Day" DSP and also the "#1 Champ" sentiment from the digital stamp set "Sporting". I do love this program...I say it everytime I use it, but it's true. I wanted my "#1 Champ" to fit inside a 1-3/4" circle punch, so I was able to make the #1 larger while shrinking the Champ (I love digital stamping). I rotated the Champ sentiment slightly upward, coloring the #1 in Tangerine Tango and the Champ in Pacific Point. After printing out my digital elements came punching: 1-3/4" circle punch - digital sentiment; 2" circle - Basic Gray. I snailed the digital sentiment onto the Basic Gray circle and used the Inlaid Embossing technique (See Video Tutorial) using the Big Shot and Square Lattice EB folder.
I did do some stamping using the Bring On the Cake stamp set, stamping the sentiment in Basic Black; I colored in the letters for "c-a-k-e" using Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango markers. The Tempting Turquoise DSP panel is 3x4, Tangerine Tango panel is 3-1/4x4-1/4, and the Basic Gray panel is 3-1/2x4-1/2.

I hope that you're having a great day. Thanks for stopping by :-)

1 comment:

Apple Tart Designs said...

What a lucky grandson to such a thoughtful caring card. Great job! I love the fresh inspiring design.