Hi there, it’s Tracey back again today with a sporty themed slimline birthday card using the new Sports-Balls Trimmings stamp set.
Like the other stamps in the Trimmings series, there is two almost identical stamps in the set. One that the orientation would typically work best with the stamp on the bottom of your scene and the other at the top. Design team member Emily Leiphart made a card a couple weeks ago using the stamp best suited for the bottom. Today I chose to use the stamp best for the top. There are some different sports equipment in both stamps.
I stamped the image using Copic friendly ink and coloured the image with Copic Markers. I’ll admit it took some time sorting out the colours for each of the images but it was a great way to spend a rainy afternoon.
Once the colouring was done I used the coordinating Sports-Balls Trammings dies to cut the image out. The die only cuts 3 sides of the image and leaves the bottom attached. On my card today I placed the die cut in the centre of the card so I did a bit a fussy cutting to free the die cut from the paper.
The card base for my slimline card was cut from navy cardstock to 7″ x 8 1/2″ and scored in the centre of the length at 3 1/2″ to create a 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Happy Celebrations stamp set and it was white embossed on to the front of the card.
I used the shaped rectangle from the Dotted Slimline Set 2 dies to create a focal panel for the coloured image. I love using my stencil with the Studio Katia Blending Brushes. I stenciled Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink using the Studio Katia Grid Stencil to add a bit of detail. I attached the panel direct to the card base just above Happy Birthday.
Next I attached the coloured Sports-Balls image with Studio Katia foam tape. The grid stenciling underneath pops more with the added dimension. I finished the card off with Studio Katia Sparkling Sea Confetti. A great design for a sports buff, child or teenager. You can choose the top or bottom stamp depending which sports equipment you would like on your card.
Thanks so much for stopping in today!
Sports-Balls Trimmings stamp set
Sports-Balls Trammings dies
Happy Celebrations stamp set
Dotted Slimline Set 2 dies
Studio Katia Blending Brushes
Studio Katia Grid Stencil
Studio Katia foam tape
Studio Katia Embellishment Wand
Studio Katia Triangle Tray
Studio Katia Sparkling Sea Confetti
Studio Katia Glue
Everything about this card flows together beautifully Tracey, it’s awesome!
Love your sports-themed card, Tracey! I have this set; need to get some cards made for my niece and nephew. So happy that a hockey stick is part of the image!