Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Football Shaped Card

Today marks the start of another Die Cuttin' Diva's Challenge. The theme this week is 
It's no secret that I love shaped cards!! I love all the texture on this one! :) Using Life's a Party I cut the football shape. I cut it with kraft card stock and embossed it for texture (I think the embossing folder is "bubbles" but please correct me if I'm wrong) and inked it with some brown ink and a finger dauber. I just couldn't resist setting some eyelets with my Crop a Dile and lacing up the football. 

I simple sentiment finishes off the front of the card. I corrected this little circle by printing it using Honey Script (24 point) and punching it with my 1 1/2" circle punch. A couple of pop dots and I am done.

Like other shaped cards I make, I cut a shaped card base (welded using my Gypsy) but cut an extra card front. This lets me hide the folded edge on the card base.

Please take some crafting time to enter this terrific challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas. It sure is a great time to add to your manly card stash! :)



Amy said...

I love this fun football shaped card- the embossing, inking and laces make it look so real! :)Amy

Ellen Jarvis said...

Cheryl, I've seen many a football shaped card, but I don't think I've ever seen one where the maker took the extra time with the CropADile and to lace the ball. This REALLY makes it. I love it! Well done.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
Email: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Creative Diva said...

What an amazing football card. I love the embossing. It looks so real. I love it.

Shelley said...

Love the football card! This would make a great Super Bowl Party invite! :)


Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Love this card, I need to make some of these. Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes. Smooches... Felicia

Marge said...

WOW, this is a FABULOUS football birthday card!!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts!!!

VanessaB said...


Anonymous said...

Your card is so stinkin' cute! I love all the thought you put into it! Thank you for participating @ My Sheri Crafts!

Charlotte said...

Great football. The embossing is wonderful and the lacing is just perfect!!!
Thanks for joining My Sheri Crafts.

P.G. Lamb said...

What a great masculine card! I love the inking on the embossed areas. Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts.

Sue said...

Awesome job!! The texture is just great. I love this card. Thanks for playing along with Birthday Sundaes.

Tracey said...

Fabulous card.....great for a male.
Thanks 4 joining us at Birthday Sundaes.

Sheri said...

This is AWESOME! I love the eyelets and embossing....PERFECT! Thanks so much for sharing with us at MY SHERI CRAFTS ;-)

Tammy E. said...

What a cool card -- between the shape, the embossing, and the threads -- sweet!

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