Hi everyone – Alanna Moses here and I’m thrilled to be guesting on the Spellbinders blog using the new Game Day collection from Justine Dvorak. I am a huge sports fan, so this fun collection was right up my alley.
YOU’RE THE BEST AROUND
For my first card, I started with the Athletic Apparel die set. This die set is brilliant in that with just a few changes or additions, you can create jerseys for different sports or even a polo t-shirt. I die-cut the main portion of the jersey along with the two sleeves from black card stock. I then took the Hummingbird Textures stencil and blended on some white pigment ink through one of the patterns. I then assembled my jersey and added in the sleeve and collar details which were die cut from white card stock. I then took the two dies from the Sporting Goods die set for the football. I colored the top portion with some brown markers.
I then got to work on the rest of my card. I used the Sports Talk embossing folder and embossed a piece of light grey card stock using it. I die-cut it out using the second to largest die from the Notched Corner Frames die set and then blended on some darker grey ink, concentrating the ink around the perimeter. I added this to a piece of white card stock that I rounded the corners on. This was then added to a black notecard. I added my jersey and football onto the embossed panel and then finished off the card by adding in a sentiment which is from the All-Star Sentiments stamp set. I used the banner die from the Happy Parent’s Day Glimmer hot foil plate & die set to cut it out. I popped it up with foam tape.
HAVE A BALL ON YOUR BIRTHDAY
For my second card, I started by embossing the Sports Talk embossing folder with a piece of light grey card stock. I added foam tape to this and then layered it onto a piece of white card stock. This was then added to a red A2 notecard.
I then got to work on the main elements of my card. I used the Sporting Goods die set and die-cut three of the baseballs and the bat. Each of these was die-cut from white card stock. I added a bit of shading to the baseballs and took a red marker to add to the stitching detail. I colored the bat with the same brown markers I used to color in the bat on my first card. I die-cut all the elements two times so they would have a bit of extra dimension. I adhered them to the bottom portion of my card. I added in the stamped sentiments which are from the All-Star Sentiments set. I used the same die I did on the first card to cut the top sentiment out. I finished off this card by adding in the die cut # sign and number 9. Those were both die cut from both white and black card stock and are from the Jersey Numbers die set.
For my third card, I created another jersey from the Athletic Apparel die set and again, used the Hummingbird Textures stencil to add some pattern to it. I added in the sleeve, collar, and shirt details with white die cuts that I colored red with a marker. I stamped the #1 MVP, from the All-Star Sentiments set, with black ink onto the left side. I then added in the die cut letters which are from the Be Bold Uppercase Alphabet die set. I added them going down the right side and sat this aside. I took the Sports Talk Embossing Folder and a piece of grey card stock. I added white pigment ink onto the inside of the embossing folder before I ran it through my Platinum 6 machine. I love the look this gives the embossed area. I die-cut this using one of the dies from the Essential Stylish Ovals die set. I then die-cut a piece of red card stock using the next largest die. I added thin foam tape behind the embossed panel and added this to the red card stock. This was then added to a white A2 notecard that I had previously added just a bit of black splatter onto it with black paint.
I added my jersey to the center embossed portion with thin foam tape at an angle. I then finished off the card by adding in my stamped sentiment from the All-Star Sentiments set. Again, this was trimmed using the same banner die I used on the other cards.
Card stocks in white, red, light grey, dark grey, foam tape, black paint, white pigment ink, black ink, grey ink, Copic Markers in C00, C1, E31, E35, E37, R27