Saturday, March 26, 2011

Eat Sleep Play- March Madness

 Eat Sleep Play- that is the life of an active boy! I made this card to celebrate March Madness.  I live in Kansas and basketball is HUGE around here!
I stamped the sentiment from Pink By Design Stamps "Got Game". I heat embossed the image with black embossing powder. I also used Black Soot Distress Ink to tint the edges of the paper.
I started the card by taking my kraft brown matting and using the the Sew Easy Stitch Piercer and traced a scalloped line.  I hand stitched the line with white floss.
Next I cut the basketball from Sports Mania at 2 inches.  I embossed the basketball using my Cuttlebug folder. I then inked the basketball with Spice Marmalade Distress Ink.  I used pop dots to raise the basketball off the card. 
I adhered my Kraft mount to the card base, completing the card.  I hope you enjoyed this card! Make sure you leave a comment and follow me because I am giving away the Cricut Cartridge Calligraphy when I reach 1100 followers!

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13 comments:

Melissa said...

Great card! The basketball looks super and I love how you did the stitching. Good luck to Kansas in the tournament! All my Michigan teams are already out...I'm just glad that Duke and Ohio State lost! lol

Melissa
www.disneydremerdesigns.blogspot.com

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great card.... love the had stitching. TFS

Betty said...

What a lovely card!!! Love the embossed effect on the ball really makes it stand out. Thank you for all your inspiration. xxx

Anonymous said...

Love the basketball - the cuttlebug sure did make it look authentic! And I keep saying I'm going to add stitching to some of my things - I need to give it a try! Have a good Sunday! Marita

Lakshmi said...

I love this card...My son plays basketball and this would be a great card to giv ehim just because!!!

bunnyc said...

awesome card and use of the sew easy tool. Very clever. thanks for sharing.

bconst@roadrunner.com

mahuntington said...

Grat card for my grandsons. What Cuttlebug folder did you use?
MizMaryAnn

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Elizabeth! Just watched your Twilight themed mini-album, and loved it. I have a kit for making one, and can't wait to get started on it, but I want to finish a Wizard of Oz one I've been making on my own, first. I'm REALLY new to paper-crafting and scrapbooking, since only December, having only just made a few TP Roll Mini Albums, and started a Paper Bag one. My Wizard of Oz and Twilight ones will both be from envelopes... Anyways, I just wanted to say nice to meet you, and wish I could use all the file(s) you speak of but I don't have any of the tools needed for those kinds of things yet. Everything's cut by hand right now! Hope you're enjoying your weekend! ~tina

Randee said...

That card is sooo cute & I am NOT even a fan of the game!!!! Have a GREAT week ahead!!!!
ChelleBelle aka
kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

Sandra Joy said...

Loving.....Eat, Sleep, Play with it's embossing and stitching. Having 4 grandsons who play in every sport imaginable, including basketball: working on a mini album for each one of them and I will be scraplifting this one for sure. TFS. Sandra Joy

Tamara said...

Great card!!! I wish I had the seweasy! It's sold out everywhere! congrats on reaching 1000 followers too! Yay!! :)
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Stephanie said...

cute! like the stitching you did for the ball bouncing!

Megan said...

I like what you did with your stitching! I'm your newest follower!

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