Monday, November 24, 2014

A Soccer Card for Brendan

Hello everyone!!

Did you hear the exciting news at Sister Stamps?  If you haven't pop on over there and check it out!!  Very happy news, congratulations to Denise & Jenny!  If you'd like to help them reach their goal go and support them by buying a tee shirt.  All the details are on the Sister Stamps blog.

On Saturday we celebrated my godson's birthday.  It was a soccer theme and as with all his birthday cards since he was 1 I've always tried to stick to the theme.  I'm actually pretty stoked with how it turned out and hopefully will not have to do another one like this any time soon.  lol..

Brendan's 7th Birthday Soccer card

The image is from Saturated Canary and I believe it's now retired.  Sorry I don't see it in the store anymore.  What I loved about this image was he looks totally like Brendan!!  Hahaha!  I have had the tag colored up for a couple of months trying to figure out when I would put it on something and figured his birthday was as good a time as any, and with the soccer theme for the party it was perfect! Now of course me being the procrastinator, I finished this card about 15 minutes before I left for the party.  Yep that's me, waiting until the very last possible minute to finish!  hahaha!  I did have a little bit of trouble balancing the card, it kept rolling towards the left.  So I wracked my brain for a way to counter balance and this is what I came up with...

Once I added the large button and then put the soccer ball on top it balanced!  Woo Hoo!!  I was so relieved because I really did not want to make another card.  (lol)

Here is a list of the supplies I used that are not mentioned above:  Circle card from Paper Source, Neenah black & white cardstock, Spellbinders Hexagons (used the 2nd smallest one), MFT Dienamics All-Star, retired All Star clear stamp & Stitched Traditional Tag Stax, CC Designs Cutter Bubble Number die & AmyR Stamps Great Birthday Greetings stamp, Recollections button, Staz-on blue ink, transparency paper, foam squares and double sided tape.

It was a fun party, lots of kids and yummy food, but most of all a great time spending it celebrating a special little boy who's growing up way too fast.  I can't believe in only a few more days it'll be Thanksgiving and then all the major craziness happens.  hahaha!  Can't wait!!  Okie dokes have a great Monday and thanks for stopping by!


aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card and that sweet image is coloured perfectly. Love the card
aNNie The Journey is the Start

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

I'm stoked with your soccer-themed card too. OMGosh, super cool.

Rachel Parys said...

Get out of town!!! Cooliest soccer card ever!! Can't show Maddie this, or she's gonna want one! lol!! It amazing how crafty we can get with problem solving! Awesome job!

eva said...

wow! what an awesome soccer card! i love how you solved your problem with a button! very smart!

Denice said...

Soccer ball, clouds, and a super cute image....all three make for a wonderful card!!! Love the round card and your quick fix....who would have thought!

Lynn said...

That's a perfect card for a soccer fan. You did an awesome job. Thanks for letting blogland enjoy your creativity.