Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sporty Grad Card

I know this isn't a typical grad card, but there's a story behind it.
My neighbour asked me to make a card she could give her nephew for his graduation. She told me he's an athlete and will be attending college on a scholarship. I knew to make it personal I needed to use a sports image. Lucky for me, I picked up the Hanging Sports Block from Stamping Bella a couple of weeks ago. {grin!}



I wanted to use Jen's Sketch For You To Try for the layout so I started by stamping the Hanging Sports Block twice (side by side) to give it more width. I cut it out with rectangle Nestabilities then coloured it with Copics

I layered some chocolate chip onto the white card base then pierced around the edge. I picked up these fun, masculine patterned papers at my LSS last week with the grad card in mind. The star eyelets add that perfect "sports star" touch. 

The biggest hurdle (pardon the sports pun...I just couldn't resist!) was the sentiment. I didn't have anything that worked but yet I could picture exactly what I wanted in my mind. I played around on my computer for a little while trying to create it but I quickly got frustrated with my computer skills (or lack there of!) and emailed my amazingly talented friend Nancy. She saved me and created the perfect sentiment, complete with a watermark grad cap. It's like she was in my head and could see my vision...thanks for coming to my rescue Nancy!


So that's the story of my sporty grad card. Definitely not a conventional grad card, but my neighbour loves it. And I had fun using the Hanging Sports Block for an "out of the box" creation!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

8 comments:

Stefanie said...

Oh wow! I love it Karen! The colors are so deep and rich too. It's the perfect masculine graduation card.

Nancy said...

Looks great, Karen! Glad to help out with the sentiment too--anytime, my friend...
~Nancy

Silly Stamper said...

Love it. Color combo is excellent. Great guy card.
Michelle

Leslie said...

It's the perfect card for him...and I know I say this ALL the time but your copic colouring/shading rocks!

april said...

Great Guy Card!!! I can't believe the sentiment was made on the computer. Awesome...

Julia Aston said...

Perfect grad card for the athlete! what a great stamp Karen!

Ann Kranitz said...

This is terrific!!

Wendy said...

Perfect male and grad card, you rock! That Bella stamp looks bigger on the card than I thought it would!