Friday, April 9, 2010

Bellarific Soccer Birthday Card

Happy Bellarific Friday!!! This week's Bellarific Friday challenge was a sketch...my favourite kind of challenge!

I decided to use Jackson the Champion from the Green Bean Baby line at Stamping Bella. This weekend we're invited to a friend's son's birthday party and it's a total soccer theme, complete with an afternoon 'tournament'. The family is Brazilian so I used colours from the flag of Brazil. It was only after I was all done the card that I realized I should have googled the Brazilian soccer team to see what their uniforms looked like....I was close, but the shorts and socks should have been blue...sigh. Oh well, I'm sure the birthday boy will still love the card.

Jackson is stamped with Memento Tuxedo black onto Bella's Bestest Cream paper and coloured with copics. I chose darker shades for the skin than I would normally use because I was trying to make Jackson look like the birthday boy. The patterned paper is from my October Afternoon Farm Fresh 8x8 pad and I paired it with Prism sunflowers medium and nautical blue medium. I had to add some stars for the birthday boy, who is the star of the show...so I used my MS border punch and two SU star punches. A corduroy button and two star brads that I dug out from the bottom of my stash finished the details.

Next week's Bellarific Friday Challenge is "Freestyle Friday" because Stamping Bella is having a release!!! So all you need to do to participate is create a card/project using any Stamping Bella images and email it to Em by Thursday, April 15th. Oh, and be watching the Bella Babes blogs next week for a few sneak peeks.   :)

Don't forget to stop by Bloggabella to see this week's Bellarific Friday Round-up and leave some love while you're there for a chance to win some Bella Bucks!!! woo hooo!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

13 comments:

Margo said...

your card is adorable - and I had to laugh - you will have to check my card out this week!! Obviously great minds think alike!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Stinkin' cute, Karen!! Love the stars!!!

Nancy said...

Henri loves this one, Karen! So fun and perfectly embellished.

Dana White said...

AHH my BFF you didn't need to goggle the team you just needed to call me - you know your sports geek BFF! What a perfect card for the party

Joan said...

Oh this is so cute - love that little soccer player!!! Fantastic card.

Ida P. Krause said...

Fun and Cute...Love the star punches.

Ruby said...

Fab card Karen! I LOVE the way you've done the border with the matching stars, lovely!! He will think it's fab!

Emily said...

This couldn't be any cuter for a soccer playing boy! He'll be blown away:))

Meahni said...

Hi Karen, love your card, and I love what you did with the sketch. Great job!

Wendy said...

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! This one is so cute, look at that border punch, how perfect is that with this card! You rock!

Jeanie said...

OMG, I just LOVE this one Karen!!! All those stars with the star border - PERFECT!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Pure perfection!! The colors, the papers, the stars, the stamp...they all add up to AWESOME!!

Janet said...

OMG i love the star border punch!! awesome card:)
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