Saturday, September 19, 2009

HB to my Sport Buddy

Well, I did it, a Birthday card for a 10 year old boy.  I realize that I'm really limited on older boy sets, I had to go searching through the retired stash. 

I went over to Jen's SFYTT this weekend because I really wasn't sure what I was going to do.  I knew I probably wanted a sports theme because this boy and my son play a variety of sports every recess, gym period, lunch break...anytime they can.  And Jen's sketch was perfect! 



Sorry, I know the picture has some shadows...again I was in a rush!  I took the sports they play the most, football, soccer and basketball and watercolored all three of those balls and cut them out.  I chose really warm colors with this old western paper from SU...boy I can't remember the name of it - ok just found it - Outlaw.  I thought the stars went well with the theme too, so I ran everything in the patterns on the horizontal. 

In the smaller square I chose to focus on the HB for Happy Birthday (Letterpress Alpha) and popped the letters up, with some stars from the Sporting Goods set as background.  Below you can see the focal parts just a bit closer. 



Manly/boyish accents with the eyelets and twine, and some weathering on the paper edges, as well as sponging for warmth. 

Now that one is at the birthday party....I'm off to try and get the other two kids to help me clean the house!  We'll see how well this goes! 

Have a good rest of your weekend everyone!

Recipe:  Stamps:  Sporting Goods, Letterpress Alphabet, Teeny Tiny Wishes;  Paper:  Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip Textured, Kraft, Watercolor paper, Outlaw DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Pinked Circles Nestie, Eyelets, Twine, Modern Label Punch, SU Markers, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Sponge

11 comments:

Betty Wright said...

This is fantastic and terrific, Christine!!! I did not want to say beautifully done since it is for your ds and it is very manly!!! Great coloring and I love the manly accenting!!! Great card!!!

Tracy said...

Perfect boy card!! Love the muted colors with the sports theme. I bet it was a homerun!

Joan Ervin said...

How cool....love the colors you used and the sports themed details are perfect for a guy card!!!! This will be a hit, for sure!!!!

Willy's creations said...

Cool...boy card you made.
Hugs,Willy

Robbie said...

Sometimes I think retiring stamp sets and papers are not a good idea when they are such good staples. I love all the things you used. There are not enough "teen" stamps out there that fits a boy. I love your card...you did a great job! Thanks for posting.

Rose Ann said...

This is a perfect card for a boys' birthday!! Wonderful job with this, Christine!!

Amy Sheffer said...

So awesome, Christine! Perfect boy card! Love the threaded eyelets - such a nice touch!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Love this sporty card Christine!! From the colors, to the fabulous coloring, to the papers and distressing!! WOW!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Great sports-themed card, Christine!

Cindy Major said...

What an awesome masculine card!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is a fabulous boy card. And they are so hard to make. But you totally rocked on this one! Love the various balls and the twine accents.. perfect. I use to find random pieces of twine in my little boys' pockets. What's up with that!?! LOL