Monday, September 15, 2014

Grand Slam Birthday!

Good Monday Morning Friends! 

{I am honored that this card was Featured at Little Red Wagon on 9/16/14, and Top 3 Honors at Scrapbook Blessings Club on 9/21/14}

I thought I would pop on and share with you a card I made for my son to take to a birthday party this past weekend. It was for one of his baseball teammates. A new friend who shares the same love, so he asked if I would make him a baseball card. What's a Mom to do....make the boy a card! :-)

So you get the pleasure of seeing another baseball card, and I can assure you there will be plenty of assorts in the future on this ol' blog. At least I can say I am stretching my dollar with my sporting supplies! :-) 

Ok, on to the card! I used the sketch only over at Fusion. Since their color inspiration in the photo was shiny pink, I didn't think that would fly for this little baller! :-)
I started with An Almost Navy card base onto which I added my distressed hand stamped Kraft background panel. I dusted off an old Stampin' Up! set for the numbers. I used the stamping off technique to give the numbers an older faded look.
I cut a piece of cork into a banner and added to the card front. I die-cut and stamped the bat, glove, and ball all from Buff Ivory Cardstock adding them to the cork banner. I stamped a sentiment also on Buff Ivory Cardstock and cut into a banner placing it in the upper right corner of the card. Lastly, I used a piece of baseball ribbon to create a tab to tuck at the top left corner and further embellishing with a DeNami Design Sapphire Boutique Button laced with a piece of Natural Hemp Cord

Here is the challenge at Fusion.

I am also sharing at Little Red Wagon - Use Cork, Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday, Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes.

Thank you for stopping by and have a MARVELOUS Monday!
~Tammy~

23 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING the mitt, the bat and the cork!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Well, I'd say this little ballpark birthday card is a huge success, Tammy! Love the number stamped background, and the sentiment banner is adorable. The little sports icons are just so perfect, too, and love the bit of cork added in!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh love this!

Lisa said...

This is fabulous, Tammy!! Love the bat and mitt!! The sentiment is perfect!! And the cork adds such awesome texture!! Perfect for any baseball fan!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lisa said...

I like all of the topsy turvy numbers in the background and the tiny ribbon tab! Way to go mom, you nailed the baseball birthday card!

Desire Fourie said...

Such a great masculine card. Love how you did the sentiment.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Annette Allen said...

How cute Tammy.. love the stamped background.. fun card.

Stella said...

You are fab and this is spot on for a baseball-birthday-boy!

Charlene said...

Awesome birthday card Tammy!!!!

Joanne said...

Dare I say this card is a home run? I love the colors you used and all the stamping! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week :)
Joanne xo

Karen Letchworth said...

Cute!

Jennifer said...

Awesome card Tammy!

jessica said...

What an AWESOME birthday card Tammy!
LOVE the whole design!
Bet this was a grand slam with the birthday boy :)
AWESOME job!

Jeanne J said...

This is wonderful. I can tell its a subject close to home! The love is showing here!

Jessi Fogan said...

It's been forever since I visited, but I know you get it :) *waves hi* You've been up to some marvelous stuff! You're so right that you don't get these days back when they're little, so make the most of it! I love that your little man wants you to make cards for his friends (mine are past that, boooooo) and this one couldn't be more perfect!

Stephanie said...

What a great masculine b'day card! I really like the baseball theme. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Word Art Wednesday.

~amy~ said...

Such a fun masculine card!
Thanks for joining us at FUSION!

Cindy said...

What a fun card! Love that number stamped background layer!! And the cork is awesome, too. Thanks for joining us this time at SBC. Cindy-DT

Annette Stapylton said...

Great Card.
Thank you for joining in at Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge # 29 and best of luck with your entry.
Annette.

wienerhoneymooners said...

SUper great Mitt and sentiment, GREAT desingn to, FAB Thanks so much for joining us at FUSION!

Sherrie K. said...

What an awesome card Tammy! The mitt and baseball bat are so fun! I love the texture you added with the cork..great idea!
Sherrie k

Michelle said...

What a fantastic take on the sketch! Great card! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

Greta said...

This is so cute, Tammy! Perfect BD card for a ball playing kiddo!