Simple Masculine Football Card

Are you ready for some football?!? Pre-season football is already starting!    I already had some footballs stamped and cut out, so I attempted to make some masculine cards with them and use some new paper that I got last week during a big sale.

I find making masculine cards is challenging, but I just tried to keep the design simple and avoid using more feminine colors and patterns.

Here is my attempt:

Footballs with Chevron pattern, masculine hand stamped CAS card

I wish the lighting on the photo was a bit better (I had a great photo of the earlier version of this card since I took it earlier in the day, but then I changed the card – oh well! – maybe I can set up a light box soon.)

I also did a couple of other variations of this design with some other patterned paper and some brighter colors.

Shine On . . . 6x6 Paper Pack from BasicGrey

All of these cards will go in my growing stack of cards that I plan to ship to OWH.  I will also post a picture under the OWH blog post: Our Daily Bread Designs August Challenge so they can get closer their goal and have some shipping costs donated.

Stamp: Football (Inkadinkado)

Other: 1.5″ Squares (Colorbok Stax), “Shine on . . .” 6×6 Patterned Paper Pad (Basic Grey), Beige Paper (K&Company 4×6″ Neutrals Solid Designer Mat Pad), Small Star Punch (Marvy Uchida)

August 14, 2012. Tags: , , , . Card. Leave a comment.

Hand Stamped Football Flower Mother’s Day Cards

I’ve got some football-loving mamas in my family and since they are each such fans I designed and made these stamped Mother’s Day cards with each of them in mind – can you guess the teams they root for?:) The beginning of this design started when I realized that I could turn stamped football images into the petals and leaves of a flower.  (Note: a smaller pair of scissors designed for detailed cutting made cutting out the small footballs a bit easier).  Also, as an added touch I used a ribbon as the stem.

And on the back of the cards, I got to use my new barcode stamp with the words “Made just for you, because you’re . . . PRICELESS”.  Stamps used:

Football (Inkadinkado)

“Happy Mother’s Day” (Stampendous)

Barcode Stamp (Inkadinkado)

May 9, 2012. Tags: , , . Card. Leave a comment.