That is a cute card, warrior1991, and I really want to lift that design, even the plaid.
My cards have all been Christmas cards, so this one will force me to change gears. I have a few dgk's in hockey, so maybe I will put together a birthday card for the little guy who turns 7 in January and is a hockey fanatic!
2janeb is right: sometimes the original design just lodges in your head and it's hard to step very far away from it. I need to "clean my palette" now by using the same card design WITHOUT plaid... Off to rummage through my Christmas supplies...
Thanks for the challenge, warrior1991 . I've been working on this card design for over a month. Last week I stamped and colored all the bits and pieces. Today was the day I finally pulled out the adhesive. Now 12 of these are done - 6 for Brighter Birthdays and 6 for my Ronald McDonald House stash.
What a loving thing to do, freeatlast! This design is really cool, with everything from the grass to the netting. That soccer ball guy is really fun, and I love the presents and balloons. Great colouring BTW.
freeatlast LOVE that card. The little soccer dude is adorable. I donate cards to Ronald McDonald House too and to an organization that gives cards to kids in the hospitals. I love to picture their faces when I make the card and how it will brighten their day.
Thank you for donating your time and love of crafting!!
This was a challenge; I watch quite a lot of sport but I haven't made any cards that feature sport. Then I almost pinched freeatlast 's idea of the football because it's so funny and sweet - that's a really great card
grammadee your hockey card rally captures movement, and I need that plaid in a blanket because ice makes me feel cold!
So I stopped hankering after all your great ideas and did it My Way
Hiking and camping require work and effort, thus a sport.
So maybe housework is a sport too?! I was about to say I'm quite sporty, in that case, but then I remembered that I can't be bothered with housework either ;P
My friend calls it all "sportsball" because in the end it is all kind of the same if you're not into it. Have you seen this cartoon about sportsing really hard? That's sportsball to me. goo.gl/images/1jpA9M
Anyway, I had just finished making a bunch of sportsball cards for my 9yo nephew to give his friends for birthdays, plus some more to donate, so I was working with the scraps that a normal person would have thrown away. Luckily I had one 2" piece with the sportsballs on it! Very simple. The paper pad was from Tues Morning, Echo Park paper. The sentiment is from one of my fav MFT sets, simple, but full of good words.
I love the grid pattern and bold colours on the card, joblackford, and that you placed the "sportsball" square on point. Aren't you glad you never throw anything away? I think this card is perfect for your nephew to give to his friends: it has a cool generic GUY look to it...
Such great cards here & Yes, these are all sports- I hope you will consider mine one also. My DGS who eats, lives & breathes Basketball actually has anew passion- he want to try tricking out his trick scooter. I am so happy to have a new "thing" to both celebrate with him & to take pics of. it was fun adapting this card to a money holder. Cardtober #14 by Pati Nuce, on Flickr